Gaming News Wrap [23 Jan 2015]

News Wrap 05Hello. Come on in. Don’t be shy, or scared of the shuffling zombies hanging around – they won’t bite. Much.

Games

The expected update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now going to be beta tested (from today until Monday) before being released to the public. Only US gamers part of the Xbox One preview program will be involved. [More…]

Destiny‘s ‘Crota’s End’ has been beaten in hard mode in 27 minutes. Makes you feel just a little inadequate doesn’t it? [via Twitter]

Free-to-play action MMO APB Reloaded is heading to the PS4 and Xbox One in later Q2 of 2015. On Xbox One, the game will require a Xbox Live Gold membership to download and play, while on PSN, PS Plus is not required. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

A number of titles from 2K Games have been added to the current PS Store sale. Generally, titles like BioShock, Borderlands, XCOM, and others are discounted by at least 50% until 4 February. Full details can be found here.

Industry

While Microsoft made their plans to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs and tablets public yesterday, they have also revealed that they would like to do the reverse too, as well as aiming for 1080p at 60fps when streaming Xbox One to the PCs. [More…]

South Africa

Netflix has confirmed plans to expand into South Africa by the end of 2016 as part of its global expansion plans. [More…]

eSports

The 2015 League of Legends World Championships will be hosted in Europe this October. The various stages of the tournament will be hosted in a variety of cities and countries, with those details and dates to still be confirmed. [More…]

ESWC has announced a Call of Duty Advanced Warfare tournament to take place on 2 and 3 May in Paris. Eight teams from a variety of countries will participate for their share of a $50,000 prize pool, with the first place team bagging $20,000. [More…]

Videos

If you missed it (or didn’t notice), the EU PS Store has been updated bringing Resident Evil HD, Saints Row IV Re-Elected and more.

Get acquainted with the controls of The Order: 1886.

Some co-op gameplay from Dying Light featuring dev members.

An extra long version of the cinematic trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. You want it right now, don’t you?

Ubisoft has started a new ‘Community Corner’ series for Rainbow Six Siege. In the first episode, gun recoil is the topic discussed.

Episode two (‘The Lost Lords’) of  Game of Thrones by Telltale Games has a trailer. [More…]

The online multiplayer for Trials Fusion is now available and the new content pack update, Fire in the Deep, arrives on 27 January.

The seventh update to free-to-play Ace Combat Infinity brings new missions, new customization parts, new aircrafts, new environments, new skins and emblems.

Fable Legends will be heading to Windows 10 PC alongside the Xbox One version.

Ubisoft has announced Grow Home – an “experiential climbing game” heading to PC on 4 February. [More…]

The Witcher Battle Arena is now available for iOS and Android, so here’s a launch trailer.

Live action movie, Dead Rising: Watchtower, has a trailer. Zombies… look away.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.