News Snatch: Elite Dangerous, Half Life 3 & Minecraft

It’s the first Snatch of the year not published in a Friday which means the trickle of video game news is starting to turn in to a stream, give it a couple of months and we will be back to a raging torrent of video games goodness. Plenty of videos today starting with part one of a documentary about Homeworld Remastered.

After testing the mode a few weeks back, Bungie have re-instated the 2v2 mode in Destiny‘s Cruicible. Give it a try, it’s a lot of fun.

Elite Dangerous has been updated to V1.1 with new Community Goals and graphical enhancements.

Community Goals unite players with a shared objective, allowing the entire Elite: Dangerous community to participate in major new story events, supplying the construction of new capital ships and working together to reshape the boundaries of human-controlled space. Players will collaborate to help build new starports in undeveloped systems, giving all players a new launch pad for exploration of the galaxy

The PlayMemories Online app for PlayStation 4 has been upgraded to Version 1.5 and “implemented more advanced functionalities” – or “added new features” as us humans would say.

  • Faster browsing of large numbers of photos and videos stored in PlayMemories Online.
  • Support for 4K resolution for still images. Highly precise and comfortable representation even when listing a large number of photos.
  • Support for video playback.


Every cut scene from Dragon Ball Xenoverse, grab some popcorn.

Nintendo have made a selection of Valentine’s Day cards that you can download and print, but they have sanitised the day of romance and love in to a sickening twee day of “friendship”.

No snogging, no candle-lit dinners, no rumpy pumpy, not even a quick swipe right on Tinder, just “Let’s be friends”. Urgh.

Call of Duty zombies almost never happened, Treyarch explain why.

Playtonic Games, a new team made of ex-Rare developers, are working on the “spiritual successor” to Banjo-Kazooie.

Gordon Freeman has been waiting for a very long time in this fan made video, Half Life 3: Unannounced.

Also working on a new game are Compulsion Games, the team behind PS4 launch title Contrast.

“What we can say is that it’s not a sequel to Contrast”, explained the team. “We haven’t ruled out doing one in the future, but after so long working on Contrast, we wanted to make something fresh. Something new and exciting. It involves masks, drugs and memory loss, but we swear it’s not a swinger’s party.”

Xbox’s Mike Ybarra has tweeted that they are working on a solution to the huge amount of spam messages that people receive over the Xbox network. He also sad that reporting spam messages will be “made a lot easier in the UI” starting next month.

And Finally, something for the parents. Tata!


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