The El33tonline Thursday News Wrap for January 16th, 2014

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Catch up on today’s headlines with our latest news round-up below!

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A Special El33tonline Announcement:

- Introducing the El33tonline Android app, a new way to keep up with the games you love (Read More)

The Biggest News of the Week:

- EA announces SimCity Offline singleplayer mode as a free downloadable add-on (Read More)

- Beyond: Two Souls sales topped 1 million in 2013 (Read More)

- DayZ alpha hits 1 million units sold, indie games are ‘big business,’ says Dean Hall (Read More)

- Pro gaming in South Africa “isn’t a sustainable career” – Robert ‘PandaTank’ Botha retires (Read More)


- El33t’s Question of the Day: What is the last DLC you decided to buy? (Read More)

- El33t’s Question of the Day: How much power do gamers really have over publishers? (Read More)

- El33t’s Question of the Day: Has a game ever affected your dreams? (Read More)

- El33t’s Question of the Day: Do custom controllers click or clash with your gaming setup? (Read More)

Today’s News:

- The South African game development industry is bigger than you think – amazing stats for 2013 revealed (Read More)

- Plants VS Zombies: Garden Warfare release shuffles back a week, new trailer showcases 4-player co-op (Read More)

- H33rsay: Watch Dogs to launch in March 2014, according to OXM (Read More)

- First exciting details on Hitman for PS4 and Xbox One revealed, no more “magic pockets” (Read More)

- First pair of free Killzone: Shadow Fall multiplayer maps revealed (Read More)

- Has money gone missing from your GTA Online account? Rockstar ‘takes aim at cheaters’ (Read More)

- New Battlefield 4 patch rolling out now on Xbox 360, numerous fixes introduced (Read More)

- Want to play Titanfall before launch? Apply for the Alpha test on Xbox One and you just might (Read More)

- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is now free as a Games With Gold offer (Read More)

- Unity 4.3 game engine now available on PS Vita (Read More)

- Media Create Japanese Software Sales for week ending January 12th: Kirby: Triple Deluxe blows away the competition (Read More)

- Media Create Japanese Hardware Sales for week ending January 12th: Wii U takes a hit (Read More)

- European PlayStation Store Update for January 15th: Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD (Read More)

Trailers and Screenshots:

- Trailer: Action-packed Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD trailer celebrates launch (Read More)

- Trailer: Take a look at Bravely Default’s wide array of Jobs in new trailer (Read More)

Our Sources Tell Us…

- OUYA Founding Team Member And VP Of Product Development Departs (Techcrunch)

- DriveClub Delayed, Won’t Make the PS4 Launch in Japan (Kotaku)

- Report: Cortana actress to voice Microsoft’s Siri-like voice feature (Polygon)

- Blair Westlake Resigns from Microsoft (Variety)

- Steam Controller update drops touchscreen, rearranges buttons (Polygon)

This Week’s News Round-ups:

- The El33tonline Monday News Wrap for January 13th, 2014 (Read More)

- The El33tonline Tuesday News Wrap for January 14th, 2014 (Read More)

- The El33tonline Wednesday News Wrap for January 15th, 2014 (Read More)

Which headlines caught your eye today?