Gaming News Wrap [17 Dec 2014]

ws_Cup_of_Coffee_2560x1600Good day and welcome to another edition of the Gaming News Wrap.

Games

A new Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking patch has been released. It promises the usual stability and matchmaking improvements to the game. Details can be found here.

The delayed Assassin’s Creed Unity patch has now been released for PS4 and Xbox One and weighs in at a hefty 6.7GB. Full patch notes can be found here.

Two new DLC packs for Dragon Age Inquisition have been released. The first is a free multiplayer add-on called ‘Destruction’. The second is the ‘Deluxe Upgrade’, which owners of the Standard Edition of the game to get all the Deluxe content by spending $9.99 (so about £7) on an upgrade. [More…]

CI Games has announced that Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will arrive in “the first half of 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.”

The ‘Le Barrage Français’ content update for free to play console multiplayer game World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is now available. For details on what the update brings, head here.

WWE 2K15 has received its first batch of DLC which adds ten wrestlers including the WCW Pack. [More…]

theHunter: Primal by Avalanche Studios is now available on Steam Early Access. [More…]

DLC pack 13 (‘The Diamond Heist’) and 14 (‘Clover Character Pack’) for Payday 2 are now available on Steam at a price of $ 6,99 and $ 4,99 respectively.

Transformers Universe will be shut down next month – only six months into its open beta. It shuts at 10am UK time on 31 January 2015, but new subscribers can no longer create accounts already. Players who bought a Founders Pack will be refunded. [More…]

The Android tablet version of Hearthstone has started to roll out. The phone version (both Android and iOS) is still being worked on.

Sales & Discounts

Day two of the Xbox Store ‘Countdown to 2015’ sale features Costume Quest 2 for Xbox One and Xbox 360 (discounted by 33%) and Tropico 5 on the Xbox 360, also bagging a third off. [More…]

Videos

GTA Online Heists will be arriving in early 2015 as a free update on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PC. [More…]

The first substantial expansion pack Forza Horizon 2 is called Storm Island and it introduces a new area on the map along with six new cars and 80 new events. It adds new achievements worth 500GS, as well as an all-new mode called Rampage and is priced $19.99 with 50% discount for Forza VIP members. It should be available by the time you read this. [More…]

The ‘Lord of the Hunt’ story DLC for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is now available. The DLC “adds hours of new gameplay” and includes new missions, monsters and more. [More…]

A teaser trailer for the Special Edition of Devil May Cry 4 which is heading to PS4 and Xbox One.

The ‘Wild Costumes’ of Ultra Street Fighter IV.

BANDAI NAMCO will distribute Atari’s RollerCoaster Tycoon World in Europe and Australasia when it releases for PC in early 2015.

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