News Snatch: Grand Theft Auto V, Project CARS & Bear Simulator

Hello everyone, welcome to your not quite regular round up of all the news and bobbins that never made it to it’s own post. Pity these poor scraps of news, they tried hard but failed to grab the attention of the rest of the staff.

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First up is a terrible attempt to tie a game to Halloween, we present to you the “Scary night time racing” trailer for Project CARS.


The latest free content update from EA Sports UFC is now available for download worldwide on Playstation 4 and Xbox One and contains a new set of gameplay updates, plus the addition of three new fighters:

  • Michael Chiesa – Lightweight Division
  • Diego Sanchez – Lightweight Division
  • Hector Lombard – Welterweight Division

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will now release across Europe on November 28th, a whole week earlier than its originally planned December 5th launch. It will then chart at number seven before vanishing off the top forty the week after. Probably.


The Sims 4 now has swimming pool DLC, because reasons.


“Bethesda” have registered a trademark for a video game called “Fallout: Shadow of Boston” in Germany. Except they have not and it’s an obvious hoax.


Some of the benefits for The Dark Below DLC for Destiny will be available for free to everyone as part of a game update. The perks include some new weapons and armour, new daily bounties and the very welcome addition of five extra bounty slots.


It’s only been out a day or so but Sledgehammer are working on improvements for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare including MP chat icon size and placement, the kill confirmed score limit and 2XP messaging, whatever that is.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmBgaRffgl8

YouTube now supports 60fps uploads for all users, while previously only a select few could create videos at that speed. This is great news for all those games that run at 60fps like, Mortal Kombat and, uhm… Bloodborne? Actually no, that has been confirmed as 1080p30, which has been set “considering its game designs.”



Yes it’s back, the feature that points out the bloody obvious that everyone else reports as news. Which it isn’t. Ever.

EA Access members get to play Dragon Age: Inquisition five days early!

That is a headline that was published in the last few days, one that states something that has been known since EA Access was announced. The headline refers to a key feature of EA Access, you get to play their new games five days early, albeit for just six hours.

So why was that headline news? Because EA have a great PR department and some people will post any press release they get.


The first person mode for Grand Theft Auto V didn’t do much for me to be honest, but the game has now gone from a “maybe” to an “OMG MUST HAVE NOW” for me.

The reason? The light bar on the PS4 controller will flash blue and red when you are being chased by the police and radio chatter comes out of the Dualshock speaker! How awesome is that?

Gizmodo also report another PS4 specific tweak, “swipes of the touch panel change weapon (up/down) and radio station (left/right)”

As for the first person mode, “We’ve always been in interested in it, but it’s never really been an option for us,” GTAV animation director Rob Nelson told IGN. “I don’t think we could’ve put it in the [last-gen version] because we were too busy making the game. We were too busy working on our third-person controls and the missions.”


A trailer for The Hungry Horde, coming to PS Vita today.


Editor Blair asked me to write a feature on my experience with the Evolve Alpha, but rejected my submission. I’m not sure why, perhaps you can give me some tips? This is what I submitted:

Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Game crashes. Load game. Press X. Select no preference. Watch red ring spin. Ooh it’s finally loading! Oh bugger, the connection timed out. Game crashes. Delete Evolve Alpha.



It looks like Driveclub will be getting races set in Japan, as spotted by a very keen eyed NeoGaffer. You have to be very precise, but if you pause the video above between 15.07 and 15.08, when the panels zoom out you will see the text “Japan” appear from behind the obscured white panel.


And Finally, it’s the mash up we’ve all been waiting for: Bear Simulator meets Lost.

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11 Comments

  1. actually that thing with the light and sounds on the DS4 in GTA V sounds awesome.

    i was excited for a minute when i read the article title, then i realised that’s not an e. :(

    • The lightbar does that red and blue flashing thing in The Crew. Which is like GTA (other open world games are available) but without any of the fun stuff and only the driving. The driving is even as bad as it is in all those games too. Which is to say it’s like trying to steer a dying fish across an ice rink by staring at it.

      But then again, flashing lights are fun.

      • Noticed the “red and blue flashing thing in The Crew” in the last beta and thought it was a nice touch. The new closed beta starts tomorrow, I’m looking forward to seeing the improvements.

      • @camdaz
        Lol, just as I read your comment I got an email with a code for the closed beta! Spooky… Just set it downloading though and a 14GB dl with a 2GB patch on my crappy 4Mbps internet probably means the beta will be half over by the time I get in! Feel free to give us a shout when I am there though…

      • Oh yes, there’s another beta for The Crew isn’t there?

        And in case anyone wants to check it out and hasn’t got a beta key, I guess I can just leave these here…

        3PCC-RKNQ-G3NM
        FJLG-D6NT-LHM2
        KNAP-7ANG-ABB7

        I’m sure anyone interested can work out what to do with that.

      • Probably should add that when I added it and kicked it off it was a 14GB download, but when I checked it mid morning it had reduced to a mere 3.8GB download so nowhere near as bad. All seems to have installed ok but I’ll give it a proper try this evening.

  2. Pretty much sums up my Evolve experience too. Never got past the red spinny circle thing.

  3. If Project Cars handles as well as it looks Slightly Mad Studios will have a winner on their hands.

  4. Marvellous snatch, fella. :-)

  5. “Some of the benefits for The Dark Below DLC for Destiny will be available for free to everyone as part of a game update. The perks include some new weapons and armour, new daily bounties and the very welcome addition of five extra bounty slots.”

    Surely these are some of the main benefits?

    What does that actually leave for those paying the £20 then? The Dark Below mission of course, a couple of strikes & a new raid? Seems even less worth it now (& I thought it was a rip off before!).

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