Gaming news round-up: November 29

It's another day and another busy day for gaming news. Let's get to the items right away, shall we?

Playstation 3 to get big 4.0 firmware update this week - PS3 owners will get a mandatory update to the 4.0 firmware this week. Among other things it is designed to prepare the PS3 for the launch of the upcoming PS Vita portable console, including the ability to transfer games, music, videos, pictures and more between the PS3 and the PS Vita.

Battlefield 3 sells 8 million units - About a month after EA released the military shooter, the publisher revealed that it has now sold 8 million units of the game. EA has now shipped 12 million units of the game but did not give breakdowns of which platform sold the most.

Borderlands 2 casting call - Gearbox Software is looking for an actor to play the role of Borderlands' Lilith character and is holding a casting call to fill the role. If picked the actor will be helping to promote the upcoming FPS-RPG hybrid sequel at trade shows and promotional events.

Major new World of Warcraft patch released - Blizzard's hit MMO gets a big free content patch this week which adds a new raid, three new dungeons, and a lot of other new content and features to the game.

Dead Island banned in Germany - The government of Germany has declared that its citizens won't be able to purchase the recent zombie action game from developer Techland. No reason for the ban was given although the zombie violence was the likely cause.

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