Gaming News: Batman Arkham: Origins’ New DLC; Battlefield 4's Double XP Event Postponed; PS4’s Tomb Raider Gets New Feature

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By Gel Galang | January 2, 2014 11:28 AM EST

Just as promised, developer Warner Bros. Games Montreal, responsible for "Batman: Arkham Origins," has given the anticipated announcement before the year rang in.

Though many have speculated possible news on the next "Batman: Arkham" game (rumoured to be a sequel from "Batman: Arkham" veteran developer Rocksteady), the announcement involves a new story DLC.

"All-new STORY DLC coming in 2014!" posted the announcement over at "Batman: Arkham's" official Facebook page.

Another possible clue to the story DLC involves an invitation to the Humanitarian of the Year Awards, which will be held at Wayne Manor on New Year's Eve. The "Batman: Arkham" Facebook page features a photo of the invitation, which you can check here.

Many fans have speculated that this may be a DLC that will see Alfred play a more or less main role in. This is not surprising, considering that previous reports regarding the story DLC has hinted at the exploration of key relationships in "Batman."

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Double XP Event for 'BF4' Confirmed to Run Later

Adding to the current problems of "Battlefield 4," players may have been disappointed that they were unable to garner double XP before the New Year came.

"The end of December 2XP event for Premium members has been postponed and will be run at a later date. Stay tuned for more information. We apologize for the inconvenience," said DICE in an announcement quoted by GameSpot.

The report also states that there are still connectivity issues in the game with no definitive fix announced, despite all the patches that have already been released for various platforms.

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At the very least, the 2XP event will be pushed back to a later date, so there is still a chance for gamers to enjoy the doubled XPs.

PS4's 'Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition's' Cool Feature

There's a new bit of information from Square Enix that will delight those who have the PlayStation Camera or a microphone that can be connected to the DualShock 4 controller.

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In addition to a lot of new features coming to "Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition" on the PS4, gamers will also be able to use voice commands to switch between weapons and navigate menus and screens in the game.

According to Push Square, the dev team had made sure that there are better physics in the world that Lara Croft moves in. Also, the weapons have been improved to take the physics matter into consideration. Lastly, the entire environment itself has ensured that realism is at the forefront of the game.

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