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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)


Community:

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?


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