Gaming News: Plants vs. Zombies 2 Update Detailed; Minecraft Sells 13M, More PS4 Teasers; Dead Rising 3’s Demo and DLC

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By Gel Galang | December 16, 2013 2:46 PM EST

"Plants vs. Zombies 2" will have an even more exciting gaming ahead with its latest update.

Popcap's tower defense game will now have a new map, along with Pinata Party levels and even new zombies, like the Gargantuars.

According to its iTunes page, the new update will also bring in a method to progress faster and easier in the game. In addition to that, players will also be able to know their progress in the game and what they've gotten via the new user interface.

A Turbo speed is also available, though it's a blessing and a curse---players can speed up planting but also speed up the zombies. Lastly, players can now invite friends and send them gifts in the "Plants vs. Zombies 2" game.

*This is the reason why favorite gaming channels on YouTube may be having problems with their videogame walkthroughs. Read about YouTube's new Content ID policy here.

'Dead Rising 3' Gets a Demo and a DLC

One of the awaited games on the Xbox One is "Dead Rising 3," but for those who are still thinking of whether or not they should get into another zombie game (especially with "The Walking Dead Season Two" coming up), there's a demo that players can check out.

According to Joystiq, the Xbox Games Store will give gamers a demo to see if "Dead Rising 3" is a game that goes along with their tastes. It's a 20-minute demo at Los Perdidos, which they can try for a go twice.

Those who already have a copy of the game will be happy to know that the first DLC has already been dated. On Christmas Eve, Dec 24, Operation Eagle, a story DLC will be landing on the Xbox One platform.

In a press release obtained by Joystiq, it states that Operation Eagle will put players in the shoes of Spec ops Commander Adam Kane who will aim to capture the missing U.S. President. There will also be new weapons, a new vehicle, new outfits and a new mission that come with the DLC.

*The PS4 has patented another possible accessory, this time in the form of a head-mounted display with bio-sensors. Read the full story here.

'Minecraft' Sells 13 Million, Plus PS4 Version Hinted

"Minecraft" is one of those games which following only continues to grow stronger. The game has just celebrated reaching and surpassing the 13 million sales for the original "Minecraft" on PC, while the "Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition" has come to sell around 10 million, according to CVG.

"Minecraft: Pocket Edition: has also sold 16 million copies, which means that other "Minecraft" franchises, besides the actual games, are still enjoying quite the following.

*The Xbox One is rumoured to be heading to China: Is this the console's trump card to winning the console wars? Read here for more.

Meanwhile, over at 4J Studios, the developer has announced this month that there is progress for its next-gen versions.

"The game is running on both Xbox One and PS4, but there's a lot more work to do on both. No dates for either yet," said 4J Studios in their official Twitter.

However, those who are waiting for the PS3 port will be happy to know that it is already being bug-fixed, though it will still take quite a while to get there.

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