SIPWU 7.15.16

There’s a wide range of news this week. From goody bag crates to custom consoles, an old console brought back to life as well as more free games! And that’s not even talking about any game details. For all this plus the latest on Destiny and Halo, read on.

Gaming News and Info


Halo 5: Guardians With the release of Warzone Firefight not long ago, 343 has released their first patch to adjust some of the difficulty. You’ll be seeing some of the objectives moved around so it’s a more fair experience going forward. Additional tweaks were done behind the scenes to create a foundation for easier updates in the future. Here’s the full list of changes that rolled out today.

Moved “Defend the Garage” objective from Round 1 to Round 2
Moved “Defend the Forerunner Powercore” (Hill) objective to Round 3
Moved “Eliminate Knight Sublimis and the Phaeton Helmsmen” objective to Round 4
Moved “Eliminate the Banshee Raiders” objective to Round 4
Moved “Kill 35 Prometheans” objective to Round 3

March on Stormbreak
Reduced target number for “Kill Soldiers” objective in Round 2 from 50 to 35
Reduced target number for “Kill Knights” objective in Round 4 from 25 to 20

Raid on Apex 7
Moved “Kill 60 Grunts” objective to Round 3
Moved Solder Bandit boss objective to Round 3
Moved “Eliminate the Hunter Particulars” objective to round 4
Moved “Eliminate the Hunter Premiers” objective to round 3
Moved “Eliminate the Warden Eternal” objective to Round 4
Moved “Kill 25 Knights” objective to Round 4
Reduced number of knight waves that come in with Grunt Boss in Round 5

Skirmish at Darkstar
Moved “Defend the Armory” (Promethean) to Round 2
Moved “Defend the Armory” (Covenant) to Round 1
Moved “Eliminate the Soldier Commandos” objective to Round 4
Moved “Eliminate the Phaeton Helmsmen” objective to Round 4
Moved “Eliminate the Warden Eternal” objective to Round 3

Escape from A.R.C.
Moved “Defend the Garage” objective to round 4
Moved “Eliminate the Recon Pilots” objective to Round 3


Destiny Bungie has teased their next reveal stream for Rise of Iron. You’ll be able to see some of the “Cosmodrome Winter Tour” on Wednesday, July 20th, at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern. They said it won’t be a tour of the new Plaguelands, but it sounds more like a walk down memory lane. There’s sure to be new information so check it out on their stream.

Also revealed was our first look at some new gear. The Hunter got the special treatment with some new Trials gear getting shown off. No information came with it, just take a look at what you can get later this year.

Other Gaming News

Rainbow Six Siege If you’re playing Rainbow Six Siege you might want to read this as a new patch note will be out on July 13 available for all platforms. In this patch you will see many improvements and you might notice that Ubisoft seems to be getting stricter because players seem to be killing their own teammates. To see what’s on the Patch notes click here.
Origin Access If you happen to have Origin Access you’ll want to know that ten more game are coming this summer. Unravel and Need for Speed were recently announced at EA Access and now they will be available for Origin Access members as well. Another game coming on August 30 is Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. To see what other games are coming check it out right here.
Fallout 4 For those of you looking forward to Fallout 4’s fifth DLC titled “Vault-Tec Workshop” well a release date has been given. The DLC will be out on July 26, this DLC allows players to build their own vault that can be decked out with various furniture, which will attract new inhabitants who can be trained and used to fight off any danger that may pose a threat to your vault and much more.
Gears Of War 4 A Gears of War 4 Loot Crate Edition has been announced, something really cool about it is that it comes with a seven inch lancer and a few other things. So if you have always wanted to have a replica of the gears of war lancer now is your chance to get one. There will be 2 different Loot crates (one comes with a game and the other doesn’t so it’s cheaper). For more details on the loot crate click here.
WWE 2k17 If you’re one of the few people who still watches and plays WWE you might want to check what’s so special about this Collectors Edition of the game. For more information check it out right Here.
Star Wars Battlefront If you’re a star wars battlefront player you’ll want to know that on July 20 you’ll get to play Skirmish on offline mode either solo or with a friend splitscreen and you’ll get to practice with bots. Many people have been looking forward to this. For more information check it out in our Blog Post.
Nintendo Nintendo is going back in time and releasing a 30 year old console this November 11th. The NES Classic edition will include 30 games for the same price as a new Xbox game. You can see all the details in our blog post.
Xbox The Xbox One S is coming out in just a couple months and now there’s’ a new option to consider. A Gears of War 4 themed console was announced this week along with some Limited edition controllers. Click the link for all the details and where to buy them.

For you more professional streamers out there Microsoft and Twitch are working together so streamers using capture cards will be able to have the same notifications to followers as players streaming through the console. All you have to do is link your gamertag to your Twitch account and when you start a stream it will send out the alerts to the activity feed and followers. This is all done through your Twitch account so sign in over there to set it up.

Today is the last day for the current Games with Gold. Grab them while you can then be ready for the new titles starting tomorrow.

Batman: The Telltale Series Warner Bros. and Telltale Games have announced the upcoming Batman: A Telltale Game Series will be premiering sometime in August and the physical version of the game will be released on September 13. For more details check it out in our blog.

Deals of the Week

Xbox One

Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – Gold Price: $15 – 75% off
Flockers – Gold Price: $6.25 – 75% off
Gems of war – Souls and Gold Bundle – Gold Price: FREE – 100% off
Ghostbusters Ultimate Game and Movie Bundle – Gold Price: $58.49 – 10% off
Killer Instinct – Maya – Gold Price: $1 – 80% off
Need for Speed – Gold Price: $13.20 – 67% off
Need for Speed Deluxe Edition – Gold Price: $14.85 – 67% off
Need for Speed Rivals: Complete Edition – Gold Price: $9.90 – 67% off
Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut – Gold Price: $3.30 – 67% off
Super Toy Cars – Gold Price: $6.69 – 33% off
The Living Dungeon – Gold Price: $7.50 – 50% off

Xbox 360

Blood of the Werewolf – Gold Price: $1.74 – 75% off
GAROU MOW – Gold Price: $4.99 – 50% off
KOF SKY STAGE – Gold Price: $4.99 – 50% off
Metal Slug 3 – Gold Price: $4.99 – 50% off
Metal Slug XX – Gold Price: $7.49 – 50% off
NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM – Gold Price: $4.99 – 50% off
Samurai Shodown II – Gold Price: $4.99 – 50% off
SAMURAI SHOWDOWN SEN – Gold Price: $9.99 – 50% off
The King of Fighers 2002 Ultimate Match – Gold Price: $4.99 – 50% off
THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII – Gold Price: $14.99 – 50% off
Worms – Gold Price: $1.24 – 75% off
Worms Ultimate Mayhem – Gold Price: $2.49 – 75% off

SIP News


Today marks the halfway point of the month. You have a couple more weeks to enter the video contest, but don’t wait too long!


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Jimmy Noe – 14th

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