SIPWU 7.7.17

It’s an interesting week this time. Bungie’s annual holiday along with some celebration news for the Halo series. We’ve also got news on updates for several games and an upcoming release. Keep reading for more.

Gaming News and Info


Halo 3 To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Halo 3, 343 has announced that all the 360 Halo titles not yet backwards compatible will be joining the program later this year. That means Halo CE: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 will all be playable on Xbox One. Even better is the fact that all the map pack DLC for all the Halo 360 titles will be free to everyone. No estimate on when to expect them to be added, but the DLC is free now.

Halo 5: Guardians To go along with the Halo 3 details 343 mentioned that a special playlist is being built to celebrate. It will feature “classic” gametypes and be built on community made versions of Halo 3 maps. Again, no word on when to expect it.

It was also announced that Halo 5 will be getting a 4K update to play better on Xbox One X later this year.


Destiny Happy Bungie Day! Usually there’s something big to present during this time, but Bungie has kept mostly silent this time. A bundle of beta codes for Destiny 2 went out, but there’s not much else.

However, the weekly update from yesterday provided the launch trailer for the beta which will be coming in just a few weeks. You can watch the trailer below and click the link for what to expect in the beta.

Other Gaming News

Warframe Another update will be making its way to Warframe as the “Chains of Harrow” update emerges from the darkness with more content including a quest, Warframe, and more. For more details on this upcoming update, check it out at our blog post.
Injustice 2 Injustice 2 received a new update titled July Update that focuses on bug fixes, balance updates, and stability improvements. For more details on the July Update check it out at our blog post.
Gears of War 4 The Coalition recently released the July Update and this update bring players two new maps, a couple of characters and more. For more details on The July Update, head over to our blog post.
The Division For those of you who play The Division every now and then you should know that the game is going to have a special event and gifts due to July 4. For more details on that I suggest you head over here.
Mass Effect: Andromeda For those of you who play Mass Effect: Andromeda, a set of new patch notes is available which will focus on improved facial animations in Mass Effect: Andromeda, as well as fixing a number of player-reported issues and a new difficulty for multiplayer. To see the full list of Patch Notes head over to our blog post.
Minecraft Story Mode: Season 2 The sequel to Telltale Games’ take on the Minecraft series was only announced last month, but it will be coming out very soon. In fact, the first episode will be released this Tuesday, the 11th. If you’ve been looking forward to the game in the short time its been announced then check out the launch trailer below.

Deals of the Week

Xbox One

ARSLAN: THE WARRIORS OF LEGEND – Gold Price: $30 – 50% off
Attack on Titan – Gold Price: $30 – 50% off
Beyond Eyes – Gold Price: $3.75 – 75% off
Color Symphony 2 – Gold Price: $5 – 50% off
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE – Gold Price: $12 – 70% off
Dragon Ball Xenoverse + Season Pass – Gold Price: $19.50 – 70% off
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 – Gold Price: $35.99 – 40% off
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 – Season Pass – Gold Price: $23.99 – 20% off
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE Super Bundle – Gold Price: $50.99 – 40% off
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood – Gold Price: $6.99 – 30% off
Kung-Fu for Kinect – Gold Price: $10 – 50% off
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition – Gold Price: $4 – 80% off
Rocket League Cars (Except Fast and Furious Charger) and NBA Flag Pack – $1.19 – 40% off
Super Night Riders – Gold Price: $4 – 50% off
Syberia 3 – Gold Price: $34.99 – 30% off
Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure – Gold Price: $22.49 – 25% off
Uncanny Valley – Gold Price: $6.50 – 50% off
Use Your Words – Gold Price: $4.95 – 67% off
Watch Dogs2 – MEGA PACK – Gold Price: $16.99 – 15% off
Watch Dogs2 – Supreme Pack – Gold Price: $12.74 – 15% off
WATCH_DOGS 2 – Ultimate Pack 1 – Gold Price: $16.99 – 15% off
Watch_Dogs 2 – Season Pass – Gold Price: $23.99 – 40% off
Worms Anniversary Edition – Gold Price: $29.75 – 50% off

Xbox 360

Dragon Ball Xenoverse – Gold Price: $11.99 – 70% off
Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection – Gold Price: $7.49 – 75% off
Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi – Gold Price: $7.49 – 75% off
SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 – Gold Price: $9.99 – 50% off
Samurai Warriors 2 Empires – Gold Price: $9.99 – 50% off
WARRIORS OROCHI – Gold Price: $8.99 – 70% off
WARRIORS OROCHI 2 – Gold Price: $8.99 – 70% off
Worms 2: Armageddon – Gold Price: $1.24 – 75% off
Worms Revolution – Gold Price: $2.49 – 75% off
Worms: Ultimate Mayhem – Gold Price: $2.49 – 75% off

Don’t forget that the Ultimate sale is still going on. You can get an extra 10% off as a Gold member on a range of different games. See the full list on Major Nelson’s blog.

SIP News


Soryiu or Neo will be running a Halo Game Night. Anyone can jump in, just be sure to register in the joining thread.

TheWerbinator – 5th
Spartan MM7 – 5th
acfuzz842 – 6th
Jo3grumble – 6th
Captain DUI – 7th

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