Xbox gets some new games, Kojima gets a new studio and Minecraft gets an overhaul. Read on for all of this and more.
|With the Sparrow Racing League drawing to a close in just over a week Bungie has announced the next event for players to enjoy. Hours after SRL closes on the 29th, the next round of Iron Banner will begin. This round will feature the helmets, auto rifle and shotgun as the rewards for progressing through the ranks. PlayStation players will have even more reasons to play since they will have access to exclusive Iron Banner armor this round, seen below. Don’t forget that you also get a random item from the rank 5 package that is guaranteed to be 310 or higher so prove your worth, Guardian!
Other Gaming News
|Hideo Kojima has left Konami to form his own independent studio. While we knew there was trouble between the two, to say the least, it was a bit surprising to hear the news. His first announcement after leaving was the reveal of his new studio as well as a partnership with Sony that their first game will be PS4 exclusive. For more details you can read our blog post.|
|The annual Christmas and New Year’s sale on Xbox is just around the corner. Starting December 22nd and lasting 17 days will be over 200 daily and weekly sales that Xbox is calling their “Biggest sale ever.” This means I’m going on strike again and you get nothing but a single link to Major Nelson’s sales post. Some of the games will be major hits like Fallout 4, Halo 5, Rise of the Tomb Raider and many more. Gold members will get up to 10% more in savings while silver members can expect 40%-60% off and sometimes more. There’s also a small teaser for anyone interested.
We also have news of 16 new games that have been added to the backwards compatibility program this month. Several major titles like Fable III and Halo: Reach are on the list as well as some popular arcade classics. For the full list you can read it all here.
|Minecraft got an update today across all console platforms, except Wii U, adding a lot of new changes to the game. First off, there are nine new biomes to explore, over a dozen new block types, well over a dozen new items like rabbits and potion of water breathing as well as several new mobs to encounter. You can read the list below from Mojang or watch the video to see it in action.
Deals of the Week
Blood Bowl 2 – Gold Price: $25 – 50% off
Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – Gold Price: $35.99 – 40% off
Goosebumps: The Game – Gold Price: $7.50 – 50% off
Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe edition – Gold Price: $46.89 – 33% off
Star Wars Battlefront Standard Edition – Gold Price: $40.19 – 33% off (Can’t be purchased through link)
Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition – Gold Price: $89.99 – 25% off
MEGA MAN 10 – Gold Price: $2.99 – 70% off
MEGA MAN 9 – Gold Price: $2.99 – 70% off
Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations – Gold Price: $29.99 – 25% off
Goosebumps: The Game – Gold Price: $7.49 – 50% off
Bound by Flame – Gold Price: $7.49 – 75% off
Neo wants to go fast again so we’re running another joining this week in SRL. Prove your skill on the track and ignore the Ghost that can’t make up his mind if he wants to be in first or not. There’s still room to register so make sure you do it before Saturday.
It’s time for you paparazzi in training to start clicking away with those pictures. Just a couple more weeks left in the screenshot contest so narrow down your choices before the deadline.
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