SIPWU 4.14.17

This week a few of your favorite games got patched. Halo Wars 2 is getting a new DLC, Overwatch got a new event. A new update was available for the Xbox One (don’t forget to update it). Don’t forget to check out the Spring Sale if you want to purchase games and save money. As you can tell news is a bit slow this week but Keep on reading to see what’s going on in the gaming industry.

Gaming News and Info


Halo Wars 2 Another new leader has been revealed for Halo Wars 2 and this time it’s a pair of Hunters called Colony. To see all of the new units and abilities you can check out our blog post, or wait for the April 19th release. There was also some news on how many leaders to expect over the next few months and the first tease of campaign DLC.

Other Gaming News

NBA 2K17 It’s probably been a while since anyone has played NBA 2K17 but if for some reason you play the game this weekend you might notice some improvements. Patch number 12 has been released for Visual Concepts’ and 2K Sports’ NBA 2K17 and with it comes various improvements, enhancements, fixes and more. If your interested in seeing the Patch Notes, you can check them out in TrueAchievements.
The ELder Scrolls Online Anyone who may be interested The Elder Scrolls Online will be free to play this week from April 11 to April 18 on PS4, Xbox One, Mac and PC. Here are some details: The free trial includes access to the full The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited base game and 500 Crowns for players to spend. To play for free, players simply need to download the game starting tomorrow after 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET/3 p.m. UK on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store or Steam page and create an account. Any progress you make during the free trial, including any items you might have purchased, will be carried over when you buy the game at a special discounted rate during the week.
Overwatch: Origins Edition A new event is available for Overwatch titled Overwatch Uprsing. Experience a pivotal moment in history from before the fall of Overwatch. That means new emotes, skins and etc. For more details on the event feel free to check it out in our blog post.
Dark Souls III A major patch for Dark Souls III is set to change matchmaking rules for both PvP and co-op play and adjust infusions to correct previous mistakes, along with a generous helping of bug fixes. To see the list of patch notes check it out on TrueAchievement.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands A new Update for Ghost Recon: Wildlands is available. This update introduces Challenges and focuses on improvements on game stability and bug fixing. For more details on the update, check it out in our blog post.
Gears Of War 4 If you’re a big fan of General Raam and want to add him to your collection then your in luck. The RAAM Emergence Pack contains the infamous General RAAM in all his imposing glory to add to your collection. This Pack also contains Kantus and Savage Kantus, RAAM Weapon Skins, Corpser Weapon Skins and more to collect! Each Pack also contains a small chance to find Bernie Mataki early. If this interest you then you may want to check more information on Gears Of War Website.
Xbox Just a few quick things to mention this time. As a reminder, you only have until the end of tomorrow to grab your Games with Gold for the first part of the month. On Sunday The Walking Dead Season Two will replace Evolve and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will be available to pick up instead of Darksiders.

On the hardware side of Xbox, we got our first look at Scorpio dev kit units. While it’s not the final design, it is something to consider as a possibility. You can see that and read all about the developer kits from this post.

Finally, if you want details on what the update you downloaded the other day added then you can find those here.

Forza Turn 10 announced earlier this week that they have made a partnership with Porsche for the next 6 years. It started off the same day with the release of a Porsche car pack for Forza Horizon 3. In addition to that, season 3 of the Forza Racing Championship will be sponsored by Porsche and begins soon. You can read all about the details here.

Deals of the Week

As you’re probably aware, the Spring Sale kicked off on Tuesday and has a ton of games available for purchase. That means we don’t have any links to share since it would take many hours to make that long list. Instead, you can see the whole thing right here thanks to Major Nelson.

SIP News


Half way through the month and that leaves a couple more weeks to enter the screenshot contest. Grab a picture and post it before the end of the month!

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