Gaming News Wrap [1 Dec 2014]

Hello to you all. Thanks to Thanksgiving weekend, it really has been a dry couple of days when it comes to gaming news. That should change again tomorrow.

Games

The top 100 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare ranked players will be awarded the Grand Master Character Gear by Sledgehammer. Because most of us will never get close enough to wear the armour and exoskeleton, here’s what those elite players will be wearing. [via Twitter]

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Industry

According to analyst firm Infoscout, 53% of consoles purchased at retailers on Black Friday during the sales were Xbox One units. This marks the second year that the Xbox One dominated console sales on Black Friday. [More…]

Xbox Japan’s boss Takashi Sensui has resigned but will continue to work for Microsoft at their US offices. [More…]

Xbox boss Phil Spencer promised that there will be more Japanese RPGs heading to the Xbox One in the future. [via Twitter]

eSports

This past weekend saw the MLG Columbus event played out, which marked the first major LAN outing for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. With well over 100 teams competing, it was FaZe that beat Optic Gaming to start off the season with a bang. Full standings can be found here. For even more on Day One and Day Two of the event, you can hit the links, with coverage by eSports Nation.

Videos

Want to see Far Cry 4‘s second alternate ending? Watch below. Or don’t if you want to avoid spoilers.

A new Final Fantasy Type-0 HD trailer titled ‘We Have Arrived’ has been released, with a shorter version being released for airing in US cinemas this holiday season. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be out on 17 March 2015 in North America and 20 March in Europe and will have a voucher code to download a Final Fantasy XV demo.

One of the UK’s (if not the biggest) eSports organisations, Gfinity, have announced their plans for 2015. Starting with the opening of the Gfinity Arena which has been “purpose built for live UK gaming events housing up to 500 fans”, moving via 30 events across six titles and culminating in the Gfinity Championship. [More…]

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