News Roundup May 4th, 2013


News Roundup May 4th, 2013

The latest rumors suggest that there will be two models of the new Xbox. One will be a $499 version, while another cheaper $299 version will carry a monthly fee of around $15. Microsoft did this previously, releasing an Xbox 360 model for $99 which had a $15 a month subscription fee. This offer also came along the same time the Kinect was released, giving the consumer an opportunity to buy an Xbox 360 and Kinect for the reasonable price of $149 with the same $15 subscription charge. Although nothing has been clarified by Microsoft as of this date, this rumor is likely to come true later in the year, given Microsoft’s past.


The different skus of the new Xbox…yeah…no.

Batgirl will be a part of downloadable content for Injustice: Gods Among Us. After a leak showing that the Barbara Gordon Batgirl was on the DLC section of the game, Warner Brothers confirmed she would be a downloadable character. It’s uncertain when Batgirl will be released properly but it’s certain she will make an appearance relatively soon.


She doesn’t look like she’s ready to talk it over.

The highly acclaimed Sleeping Dogs will become free for PlayStation Plus users very soon. The news comes from the PlayStation Blogcast which stated the game will be free on May 7th for PlayStation Plus subscribers. After launching back in August of 2012, Sleeping Dogs has had tremendous success selling around 2 million copies. PlayStation Plus users are in for a treat!


Xbox Live is starting to look less and less enticing.

South Park: The Stick of Truth will launch later this year, a representative of Ubisoft announced earlier. After THQ became bankrupt, Ubisoft purchased the game for $3.2 million in January. Although it was meant to launch March 5th, the game has been pushed back due to the changeover in management. The game is expected to release on Xbox 360, Playstaion 3 and PC, as previously stated by THQ. Arrangements with THQ also involved Xbox 360 having priority on downloadable content (similar to the Call of Duty franchise), but whether this is the case now is unknown.


Jesus with a gun. $#*%’s about to get real.

Things are going from bad to worse for Nintendo; it has confirmed that the Wii U is hackable. A mod chip developer known as WiiKey claims they have jailbroken the Wii U, making it possible to run pirated software on the system. Alongside this, Nintendo have issued a statement declaring they are aware of the problem. However, a Nintendo spokesman has said ‘we have no reports of illegal Wii U games nor unauthorized applications playable on the system while in Wii U mode’. Nintendo are likely to issue a software update to combat WiiKey if the situation escalates.