News Snatch: Forza 5, Need For Speed Rivals And Diablo III

Morning morning morning, everyone bright eyed, bushy-tailed and ready for a brand new week of gaming loveliness? Excellent, then let us begin with a trailer for Tales of Xillia 2 on PS3.

Not-News of the day #1: The developers of Battlefield 4 considered delaying the game on next-gen consoles. Then they decided to work a little bit harder.


Double Fine has released an alpha build of Spacebase DF-9, a new builder and social simulation in which players help humanity and alien allies recolonize the Milky Way following the collapse of galactic society. It can be found on Steam Earl Access or the games official site and is available for PC, Mac and Linux,.

LittleBig Planet 2 and its Vita counterpart are to get some ever-so-cute Nightmare Before Christmas DLC, click here for more details.

Xbox One exclusive Zoo Tycoon is getting even more exclusive and will only be available in disc form from Walmart in the U.S.

A trailer for Ace Combat Infinity which features online co-op missions.

The Reaper of Souls DLC for Diablo III has been confirmed for the PlayStation 4 version of the game. “Players will explore the haunted streets of Westmarch as one of our five original classes, or test their mettle as the unyielding Crusader.”

You can also help design the game’s next Legendary weapon, for more info on that click here.

Not-News of the day #2: There are no plans for The Last of Us on PlayStation 4. Which is what Naughty Dog have always said, but apparently asking again is headline news.

The Top Gear chaps give their views on the McLaren P1 and Pagani Huayra, which appear in Forza 5.

A Kickstarter for PS Vita “Pick ‘n’ Flick” game, Boogerman, is live. Eurgh.

Sony will be closing the servers for Magic: The Gathering Tactics on March 28th, 2014. All websites and forums associated with game will also be closed and any spare cash gamers have in their online wallets can be spent on other Sony Online Entertainment games, such as DC Universe Online.

Not-News of the day #3: “Looks like I’ll be joined on stage at @MCMExpo London with one of the stars of Volume. Who I can’t name yet,” tweets Volume chappy, Mike Bithell.

And Finally, gameplay from Need for Speed Rivals, which one YouTube commentator has described thusly: “no story no grafcs, no drama no nuthing. Just a bunch of cars racing thrown together with a map that looks out of Defender in 1983.”



  1. Are they trying to fill the entire screen with guages, numbers & symbols on NfS!

  2. *sings* “What’s this!”

  3. Awesome, Double Fine’s Middle Management of Justice is awesome will look forward to this if it makes moble release.

  4. The P1 in the Forza vid looks amazing!
    Also, Spacebase DF-9 looks interesting, definitely something to keep an eye on.

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