Gaming News Wrap [5 Dec 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 04Good day and welcome to the pre-weekend Gaming News Wrap.

Games

The “biggest title update yet” for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has been released and includes “weapon balancing tweaks, fixes and improvements for emblems, improvements within the Player Lobby (including a new way to view your Armory), map exploit fixes, spawn improvements, connectivity optimizations, improvements to our anti-cheat measures, and even more.” Full patch details can be found here.

A new matchmaking patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been released, with another due early next week. Patch notes can be found here.

The first Clan War for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will start today (5 December) at 12PM PT and will end on Monday 8 December at 12PM PT. [More…]

The second DLC expansion for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught, will be out on 16 December for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. [More…]

A title update for LittleBigPlanet 3 has released for both the PS4 (365.5MB) and PS3 ( 102.5MB) versions. The patch addresses a number of issues, details of which can be found here.

Team Fortress 2 will be getting Tomb Raider content. Yes, dress your characters in Lara Croft outfits. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

The Sky Go app is now available on PS4 for free. Of course, a Sky iD and a Sky Go Extra subscription is required.

The BBC iPlayer app has launched on the Xbox One.

Industry

EA will be making a “special announcement” at The Game Awards scheduled for (much) later today. [via Twitter]

2K Games has announced a new studio called Hangar 13. The studio is headed up by ex-LucasArts Star Wars franchise director Haden Blackman. [More…]

Angry Birds developer, Rovio, has confirmed plans to lay off 110 staff and close one of its studios.

Eidos-Montréal has announced their new “state of the art game engine” which will be the basis of development of the Deus Ex Universe projects at the studio. The new engine has been dubbed the ‘Dawn Engine’. [More…]

Videos

‘The Dark Below’ for Destiny arrive on 9 December. Have a launch trailer to celebrate.

Leaning and cover gets discussed in this new Rainbow Six Siege video.

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell is a musical…

Resident Evil HD is opening doors. The game launches in Europe on 20 January 2015 and will cost £15.99 PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will feature 1080p visuals, while PS3 and Xbox 360 editions are 720p.

Things kick off in Blood Bowl II. The game is heading to Xbox One, PS4 and PC in “Spring 2015”.

RIDE will be published by Bandai Namco and will be available for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in spring 2015.

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