Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 6/18/14


"DICE has announced that PC players now have instant access to the Battlefield Hardline beta.A Battlefield Hardline beta will be available on “all platforms” ahead of the game’s launch, DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson said last week. “But it won’t be this beta on Xbox. It’s not going to be the same version, just to be clear.”"


"The world’s biggest video game collection containing over 11,000 games has been sold for $750,000 at auction.The collection, whose size was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, had a starting price of just $1. But 11 days and 56 bids later the price had risen to $750,250 after the seller, Michael Thomasson from Hamburg, New York, was forced to sell because of family commitments.The 11,000-plus collection, which Thomasson started in 1982, includes complete US sets of games for 22 consoles, including the Sega Dreamcast, Atari Jaguar, 3DO and Nintendo Virtual Boy, as well as near complete collections for 14 other consoles and thousands of other games for 68 further gaming machines."

The Guardian

"Video Games: The Movie, the upcoming feature-length film that chronicles the rise of the video game industry from producer Zach Braff (Scrubs,Garden State), will debut in theaters in the US and Canada on July 18. You can buy the movie through iTunes and other digital platforms starting July 15.The movie is narrated by Lord of the Rings actor Sean Astin and features interviews with industry veterans like Nolan Bushnell (Atari), Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid), and Cliff Bleszinski (Gears of War), as well as celebrities like Alison Haislip, Chris Hardwick, and Wil Wheaton."