Gaming News Wrap [21 Nov 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 07Woohoo. Last Gaming News Wrap of the week means it’s the weekend. Just in case you didn’t know.

Games

A new patch for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare has been released for Xbox One and PS4 which addresses connectivity optimisations, some multiplayer and Exo Survival fixes, among other things. Details can be found here.

Halo: Master Chief Collection‘s patch which was expected earlier this week should now be available. The update improves matchmaking performance, UI, gameplay, and other title-specific issues. [More…]

Battlefield 5 will return to the series’ military focus rather than the cops and robbers of Battlefield Hardline. The game is only expected in 2016. [More…]

A new (free) update for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor brings a new character skin in Lithariel, as well as a new challenge mode. [More…]

New environments, characters and weapons have been unveiled for Bloodborne via PlayStation Blog.

A free update has been released for Trials Fusion and adds Teams to the game which allows players to “form Teams to compete against rivals and work their way up the Teams leaderboard by boosting their Team score.” Each team can have up to 50 members. Online multiplayer will also be heading to the game in early 2015.

Free-to-play mobile strategy game Call of Duty: Heroes is now available on iTunes and Windows Phone. It features a single-player campaign, competitive multiplayer and a survival mode, and you are able to form alliances with friends and distribute troops to one another.

Consoles & Hardware

HBO GO is now available for the Xbox One, but for US residents only. And don’t expect anywhere else soon. A Microsoft representative told Eurogamer: “HBO GO on Xbox One is available to all HBO subscribers in the U.S. who authenticate through participating cable providers. We’ve nothing to add beyond that.”

Industry

Microsoft is giving Xbox One owners free gifts in celebration of the console’s one year birthday. This Saturday, anyone who bought the console before 11 November and opted in to marketing emails from the company will get gift bundle featuring a Gamer Picture, Xbox One backgrounds, a free rental of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn and a free rental of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods movie. Additionally, some random winners will win console bundles, Gold membership and more. Details can be found on Xbox Wire.

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is the “biggest entertainment launch of the year” according to Activision. It is also the “highest-selling digital launch in console history” and the franchise has now topped $10 billion in worldwide lifetime sales. [More…]

The release of Warlords of Draenor for World of Warcraft has seen the subscriptions for Blizzard’s MMO go beyond 10 million, with 3.3 million copies of the expansion being sold in the first 24 hours of release.

Players requesting a refund for Elite: Dangerous due to the removal of the game’s offline component are only entitled to the refund if they haven’t played the game yet. [More…]

The movie ‘Atari: Game Over‘ is now available on Xbox Video for the grand price of nothing.

eSports

The first CS: GO teams for X Games Aspen has been announced by MLG. Ninjas in Pyjamas and Team Fnatic from Europe, and Cloud9 from North America will be fighting it out with more teams to be announced on 22 to 25 January 2015.

Videos

The first trailer for Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones.

The opening cinematic for ‘The Dark Below’ DLC, which is coming to Destiny, has hit the internet “due to an error” according to the person who posted it.

An open beta for The Crew on PS4 and Xbox One has been announced by Ubisoft and will run from 25 to 27 November.

Far Cry 4 shows off the map editor.

F1 2014 takes a spin around the Abu Dhabi track.

The ‘Archwing’ update for Warframe is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. Best of all, it’s free.

Raidou will return for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round.

Bladestorm: Nightmare will be released for PS4, PS3 and Xbox One in Europe on 6 March 2015.

Godzilla for the PS3 has a new trailer. The game is currently only scheduled for release in Japan.

Total War: ROME II has a trailer for the Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack.

EA has announced Need for Speed: No Limits for iPhones, iPads and Android devices with a release date of 2015.

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