SIPWU 10.21.16

Today’s update is a bit… patchy. Plenty of updates are coming, or have already been released, and we put all the notes together for you. Other news includes a beloved collection of games getting an international release, Destiny gets spooky, Halo has a card game, Snipers have to wait a bit longer and the dead get a season pass. Keep reading for all this and more.

Gaming News and Info


Halo Wars 2 343I released a new ViDoc for Halo Wars 2 focused on the multiplayer. It also introduced a new card game combat mode, called Blitz. You can see it all for yourself in this video.


Destiny The Heroic Wrath of the Machine raid was dropped this week and some have already conquered the challenge. To assist with the level grind, the patch released that day bumped up the light level for loot. If you want to know more about those details, they were covered in last week’s SIPWU.

As far as new news, the Festival of the Lost has officially been dated to start on Tuesday, the 25th and run through November 8th. You’ll be sent out to grab candy once again, along with other things we don’t know yet. For all the information available, you can read our blog post.

Other Gaming News

Sonic Mania A couple of updates ago it was confirmed that Sonic Mania Collectors Edition would not be coming to Europe. Well, it turns out Sega Europe announced that the retro bundle will indeed be coming to Amazon in the UK, Germany, France and Spain. You’ll have to thank the fans that requested the collector’s edition to make it to Europe.

“We’ve been thrilled with the European fan excitement surrounding Sonic Mania,” said Sonic’s chief brand officer, Ivo Gerscovich. “While we weren’t able to announce the Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition simultaneously with North America, we are now pleased to announce it’s available for pre-order for Europe. Our fans across the world are important to us.”

You can see the previous post when it was not coming to Europe here.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Originally announced to be coming at the end of January 2017, CI Games has now announced that Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will be launching on April. Marek Tyminski, CEO of CI Games, had the following to say about the delay:

We’re making an ambitious game and unfortunately still need an extra few months to make sure it will stand up to the expectations of the fans. Our goal is to ensure Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 runs smoothly on all platforms, and right now we still have some important work left on optimizing the game. This is our biggest project we’ve ever worked on and the entire team is pushing really hard to make the entire experience more polished. I really hope everyone will understand our decision and will wait the extra time to play something we’re excited about, and that will redefine our IP and the sniping genre as a whole. This is a new beginning for the Sniper: Ghost Warrior series.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is now expected on April 4th, 2017.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Developer Dimps and publisher Bandai Namco made an announcement on Twitter regarding its First Characters DLC. It will be only two characters and they are Frost and Kyabe. On Wednesday, October 19 a new trailer showed Hit from the Dragon Ball Super anime and he will be joining the fight when players travel through time again at the end of October. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is set to release on the Xbox One on October 25th.

Dead Rising 4 A season pass for Dead Rising 4 was announced recently. To see what content the season pass will have check it out in the blog.
Star Wars Battlefront Electronic Arts has officially announced Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition for a boxed retail release in November. No further details such as an exact day or price have been detailed, but the game features Battlefront’s season pass content and four expansion packs: Outer Rim, Bespin, Death Star, and Rogue One: Scarif. Rumor has it that the game could be around $40, if that’s true players who want the game this is a good deal, like I mentioned before if its true.

In other news Star Wars Battlefront’s first three DLCs will be free to play during the weekend of November 18 through November 20. The free trials of Outer Rim, Bespin, and Death Star will be accompanied by a quadruple XP score event during the same weekend, according to EA.

Dark Souls III A new set of Patch Notes will be coming out on October 21, which is today. Here’s a link to see the Patch Notes.
Nintendo The Nintendo NX has finally been revealed as the Nintendo Switch. It is a cross between a handheld and a normal home console with some interesting features. A lot of questions are still left unanswered, but for everything we do know you can read it here.
DOOM If you’re playing DOOM you’ll be glad to know that a Free update has launched and you’ll be seeing some new modes. To see the list of Patch Notes check it out in the blog.
The Division I’m sure many of you stopped playing The Division, but just in case you’re interested, an update will go live on October 25. To see the Patch notes check it out right here.

Deals of the Week

Xbox One

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Season Pass – Gold Price: $39.99 – 20% off
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink – Gold Price: $6.99 – 30% off
DiRT Rally – Gold Price: $30 – 50% off
EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR – Gold Price: $12 – 60% off
F1 2016 – Gold Price: $38.99 – 35% off
Fallout 4 – Gold Price: $30 – 50% off
Fallout 4 Digital Deluxe Bundle – Gold Price: $55 – 50% off
Fallout 4 Season Pass – Gold Price: $33.49 – 33% off
Fallout 4: Automatron – Gold Price: $6.69 – 33% off
Fallout 4: Contraptions Workshop – Gold Price: $3.34 – 33% off
Fallout 4: Far Harbor – Gold Price: $16.74 – 33% off
Fallout 4: Nuka-World – Gold Price: $13.39 – 33% off
Fallout 4: Vault-Tec Workshop – Gold Price: $3.34 – 33% off
Fallout 4: Wasteland Workshop – Gold Price: $3.34 – 33% off
FRU – Gold Price: $10.04 – 33% off
Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing – Gold Price: $4 – 50% off
Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash Card – 40% – 45% off
Grand Theft Auto V & Megalodon Shark Cash Card Bundle – 50% -60% off
Grand Theft Auto V & Whale Shark Cash Card Bundle – 45% -50% off
Grand Theft Auto V – 35% -45% off
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris & Season Pass Pack – Gold Price: $7.25 – 75% off
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris – Gold Price: $5 – 75% off
Raiden V – Gold Price: $12.50 – 75% off
Rock band 4 – Creedence Clearwater Revival Pack 01 – Gold Price: $13.99 – 30% off
Rock band 4 – Foo Fighters Pack 03 – Gold Price: $4.89 – 30% off
Rock band 4 – My Chemical Romance Pack 01 – Gold Price: $3.84 – 30% off
Rocket League – Gold Price: $14.99 – 25% off
Super Party Sports: Football – Gold Price: $2.50 – 50% off
Team17 Indie Collection – Gold Price: $97.49 – 35% off
Team17 Indie Heroes Pack – Gold Price: $43.21 – 33% off
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition – Gold Price: $7.50 – 75% off

Xbox 360

Fallout: New Vegas – Gold Price: $7.49 – 50% off
Fallout 3 – Gold Price: $7.49 – 50% off
Fallout 3 – Broken Steel – Gold Price: $3.34 – 33% off
Fallout 3 – Mothership Zeta – Gold Price: $3.34 – 33% off
Fallout 3 – Operartion: Anchorage – Gold Price: $3.34 – 33% off
Fallout 3 – The Pitt – Gold Price: $3.34 – 33% off
Lara Croft: Guardian of Light – Gold Price: $3.74 – 75% off
Tmb Raider Anniversary – Gold Price: $4.99 – 75% off
Let’s Sing And Dance – Gold Price: $1.99 – 80% off
Rock Band 3: My Chemical Romance Pack 101 – Gold Price: $3.84 – 30% off
Rock Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival Pack 101 – Gold Price: $6.99 – 30% off
Rock Band: Foo Fighter Pack 03 – Gold Price: $4.89 – 30% off
Summer Stars 2012 – Gold Price: $5.99 – 80% off
Tomb Raider – Gold Price: $4.99 – 75% off
Tomb Raider:Legend – Gold Price: $4.99 – 75% off
Tomb Raider Underworld – Gold Price: $4.99 – 75% off
Winter Stars – Gold Price: $5.99 – 80% off

SIP News


Members who look forward to Community Game Night, Neo will be hosting one on Friday, October 21 and it’ll be on Destiny. Another Game Night will take place on Sunday, October 23 and this event will be on Halo 5.


Just a couple weeks left to get your screenshots into the contest. Be sure to check it out here before it’s too late!


ABLanky15 – 17th
SpartanNemesis – 17th
johnnycorpse – 21st

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