Gaming News Round-Up: November 19-20

We hope you have enjoyed your weekend. There are a few bits of interesting gaming news to report before it ends:

Playstation Home lets users play videos from Crackle - Sony has announced that its Playstation Home virtual world for PS3 owners will now allow players to get together with online friends to watch videos from the Crackle streaming service, including free movies and lots of TV show episodes.

New World of Warcraft TV commercial debuts - Blizzard launched a new TV ad campaign for its long running MMO, featuring everyone's favorite Texas Ranger Chuck Norris kicking butt in the fantasy game.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive closed beta begins next week - Valve will launch the closed beta for the next game in their multiplayer shooter series on November 30 "for all current key holders".

Battlefield 3 PS3 lawsuit filed - Electronic Arts has been served with a class action lawsuit, claiming that the publisher did a poor job announcing that its previous plan to offer a free copy of Battlefield 1943 to PS3 owners of Battlefield 3 was canceled.

Skyrim patch coming after Thanksgiving - The first major patch for the hit RPG The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim is now in certification for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions and will launch, along with the PC patch, sometime during the week after Thanksgiving in the US.

U4IA game studio announced - A new game development studio, co-founded by former Activision vice-president Dusty Welch, has announced its presence. It plans to release a hardcore browser-based free-to-play first person shooter sometime in 2012.

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