Today in Games: 3/31/2014


Today is the last day of March, but that means tomorrow is April Fools. The impact this day has on gaming news is incredible, so much so that I will probably do a separate list tomorrow to round up all the crazy announcements. But that’s tomorrow, and news is still happening today. Here are the top headlines for Monday, March 31st, 2014.

1) Capcom announced that they are cutting their net income projection by half. The games company attributed the loss to their transition into the mobile space.

2) The Battlefield 4 DLC, Naval Strike, is out now for PC Premium players. The DLC was indefinitely delayed due to performance issues, but is now out. The DLC is seeing significant performance issues on all the consoles it has been released on.

3) Secret Ponchos, an indie game displayed prominently by Playstation, has been delayed past it’s initial April release date. The game, which was originally supposed to be a PS+ freebie, will now see a summer release window.

4) An Ubisoft Creative Director, Patrick Redding, is leaving the company for Warner Bros. Games Montreal, the group behind Batman: Arkham Origins.

5) Phil Spencer, who is arguably the most likable higher up in Microsoft, is now leading their Xbox division.

6) April’s Games with Gold have been announced, and they feature two 2012 gems. For the first half of April, Hitman: Absolution will be free, and for the second half 2D zombie game Deadlight will join the lineup.

7) Deep Silver have confirmed next-gen versions of the Metro series, and say there will be more news on the titles before E3.

8) Minecraft on PS3 has some new costumes featuring fan favorites from Uncharted, Killzone and more.

9) The next Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC will feature the Predator, and you can check out the trailer here.

10) Watch Dog’s won’t have a pre-release demo.

11) The PS+ games for tomorrow are Mercenary Kings for PS4 and Batman: Arkham Origins for PS3.

12) Possible Prank? EA is announcing that their PC service Origin will stop recognizing physical disks. We have to assume this is a prank, but if it is not check back later this week for confirmation.

That just about wraps up toady’s headlines. Hopefully some of the headlines piqued your interest, and if they didn’t then some of Tomorrows are sure too, so be sure to check back here. Thanks for taking the time to read this, Ethan H.


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