News Wrap 05Howdy all. Ever wanted to be the know-it-all at the office water-cooler conversation? Maybe these bits of gaming news will help you get there. Or maybe not.

Games

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare season pass will receive the guns from the first DLC pack (expected in early 2015) in December. The AE4 directed energy Assault Rifle and its custom variant, the AE4 Widowmaker will be available on 11 December. [More…]

A new FIFA 15 update has been released for Xbox One, PS4 and PC versions of the game. The update brings new FIFA 15 content and “addresses certain issues brought to our attention by the FIFA community.” Details can be found here.

343 Industries admit that they have “not delivered the experience you deserve” with the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and will be implementing a number of server-side fixes and patches that will be rolled out “over the coming weeks”.

Patch 3 for Assassin’s Creed Unity should roll out today for Xbox One and PS4. The update introduces “over three hundred fixes”. Another patch is in the works for the frame rate issue. Patch 3 notes can be found here.

Tales from the Borderlands is now available for PC and North American PS4 and PS3 gamers. Xbox One gamers can expect the first episode today, while all Xbox 360 and European PS4 and PS3 owners will get the game on Wednesday 3 December.

The Crew beta on PS4 and Xbox One has kicked off which ends on 27 November. Ubisoft has also outlined the review and embargo policy for the game which arrives on 2 December… there are no review copies being sent out as it’s “only possible to assess The Crew in its entirety with a broad community of thousands of real players”. [More…]

Secret Ponchos, Switchblade Monkeys’ Wild West PvP shooter, is heading to the PlayStation 4 on 2 December and will be free to PlayStation Plus members for the month.

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be patched to version 1.04 – which adds animal costumes, new game modes and the Edition Select feature – after 13 December. [More…]

A PC patch for Far Cry 4 has been released which is meant to fix the black screen issue, however, some users are still reporting issues. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

A ‘big sale’ has kicked off on the PS4 PSN Store, and PS Plus members get “double discounts”. Some of the titles on sale include Watch_Dogs, Killzone Shadow Fall, inFAMOUS Second Son, Thief and more. Full details can be found here.

The US PS Store has started a ‘Co-op Gaming Sale’ which offers “more than 30 titles available at up to 65% off, with PS Plus members receiving up to 80% off.” Titles include Borderlands 2, Dark Souls 2, Far Cry 3 and more. The full list of titles available is here.

The ‘Black Friday’ Deals with Gold have kicked off, but more are promised over the weekend. Until 1 December there are a few titles on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 discounted for your enjoyment. Get Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition, Need for Speed Rivals, Gears of War, Assassin’s Creed and a whole lot more now. Details are available here.

Industry

Sony is forecasting that their game and network services division will be the largest revenue generator of their electronics businesses during the financial year ending 31 March 2018. The company outlined their three year plan to investors this week. [More…]

Videos

A new trailer for Destiny‘s ‘The Dark Below’ DLC.

http://youtu.be/vQ7N9gBd838

The first weapon pack for Sunset Overdrive is now available. For £3.99 (or free if you have the Season Pass) you get four new weapons.

Tales from the Borderlands has a launch trailer.

http://youtu.be/EEVzpcTVaEQ

Two Resident Evil: Revelations 2 gameplay videos.

RIDE unveils the Kawasaki Z1000.