Gaming News Wrap [12 Nov 2014]

News Wrap 08Welcome to Zombie HQ you tasty humans you. We hope you’ll stay for more than the snacks… Yes, we hope you’ll stay for the news and videos. Of course.

Games

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is suffering with matchmaking issues, with Microsoft and an external partner “to correct this issue right away”. “Some improvement” has been made and they are “working around the clock” to fix the issues.

The multiplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians will render at 720p and run at 60 frames per second, but the resolution for the final release is expected to be higher. [More…]

The first patch for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare has been released on PC. The Xbox One and PS4 version of the patch will follow this week. Patch notes are available here.

Just Cause 3 has been officially announced, and will be heading to the PC, Xbox One and PS4 in 2015. More information can be found on Game Informer. [via Press Release] Some additional details about the game have also made an appearance via AllGamesBeta.

Telltale Games have released some details on their new Game of Thrones series.

A day one update for PES 2015 will add new teams, licences and faces, and will be followed by another update in December. [More…]

Final Fantasy XIII-2 will launch on Steam on 11 December, and will include “a host of new features and enhancements”.

The ‘Dark World’ expansion for TowerFall Ascension arrives in early 2015 and will bring new “archers, levels, modes, power-ups, variants, trials, and more”.

Consoles & Hardware

A mandatory PS4 update (version 2.02) has been released and improves system software stability during the use of some features, games and apps.

The Halo Channel app is now available for Xbox One and the Windows 8 Store. It will feature episodes of Halo: Nightfall, as well as letting players play Halo: The Master Chief Collection through it. Twitch has been fully integrated so get your streams on.

Sales & Discounts

The weekly Deals with Gold have been announced and you’re unlikely to feel any affinity to buy them… On Xbox One, the highlight is EA Sports UFC at 50% off. The other titles include Dive Kick, Kick Beat, Stick it to the Man and Castlestorm. On Xbox 360, the highlight game is Fallout 3, after that you can get Serious Sam, Catherine and some others. Full details are available here.

Videos

The ‘Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack’ DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is now available. It weighs in at 169.96 MB on Xbox 360 and is priced at £7.99/$9.99 if bought as a standalone.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham officially launches.

How do you make a game like WWE 2K15? With lots of real life pain we assume.

If you missed HaloFest, you can catch up with these videos below. The first is the Grand Finals of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection Launch Invitational tournament between Str8 Rippin and Believe the Hype, and the second is a Halo 5: Guardians exhibition match. There’s also additional Halo 5 gameplay, as well as behind-the-scenes footage.

Alternatively, here’s every Halo 2: Anniversary cutscene for you to thrill over.

Tekken 7 has a trailer.

A pre-order trailer for Pillars of Eternity.

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