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PUBG Performs Badly on Xbox One and Xbox One X
Dec 12, 2017 - 4:10 PM - by Emabulator

The Digital Foundry at Eurogamer has the not surprising news, to anyone familiar with the PC version.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is - without question - the biggest game in the world right now, so Microsoft's current console exclusivity for the title is obviously a big deal. Equally without question is that the PC game is notorious for its work-in-progress visuals and wobbly performance. With that in mind, some might say that it's somewhat miraculous that any playable version of PUBG is possible on a console right now. From another perspective though, what's clear is that the current build of the game is a long way short of the standards expected from a polished console release.

PUBG on Xbox One starts up promisingly enough with a decent, attractive front-end, but once you've moved on from character creation to your first in-game lobby, you're instantly besieged by low resolution textures that seem to be failing to stream in properly, combined with performance just above or below the 20fps threshold - depending on whether you're playing on Xbox One or its significantly more powerful 4K counterpart.

Moving onto deployment into the game's single map (the PC's second map is en route), performance continues to be a struggle, kicking off with a prolonged stutter before moving on to 15-20fps territory as the transport plane flies above the map. In terms of first impressions, PUBG is borderline horrendous - an assault of low quality artwork, jarring pop-in and disappointing performance. Input lag also feels off - whether that's down to deadzone issues on the analogue sticks or the variable frame-rate remains to be seen (it's something we're looking into) and in this respect at least, it's the same story whether you're gaming on a standard Xbox or the X.
Click on the Headline for the Video.
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Bad Company 3 is Next Battlefield Game, Says YouTuber Who Leaked Battlefield 1
Dec 12, 2017 - 3:50 PM - by Emabulator

PCGamesN has the story.

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If you took a poll of every Battlefield fan and asked them what they wanted, Bad Company 3 would rank pretty high, right next to ‘don’t bring that Battlefront 2 loot box stuff over here.’ According to a supposed leak, from the same YouTuber who predicted Battlefield 1 a few months before its unveiling, that’s exactly what’s going on with Battlefield 2018.

TheAlmightyDaq posted his findings, which he claims come from an inside source at DICE, over on the official subreddit. While most videos like this would be ignored, Daq has some credit for his 10 minute Battlefield 1 video from March 2016, in which he accurately predicted many details of that game long before it was publicly revealed.

As for the actual content of the game, Daq gets quite detailed. It will focus on the Vietnam era, spreading into later Cold War arcs. There will be a full campaign, natch, that will not stick rigidly to historical accuracy - much like Battlefield 1 didn't. Tighter maps and the return of Rush - Bad Company's most popular game mode - are also mentioned, along with Battlefield standards like Team Deathmatch and Conquest.

Everything else will sound fairly normal for Battlefield - four classes, modern weapons and armour, helicopters, the works. Microtransactions are apparently not being considered in a major way beyond the Battlepack system. While he makes no mention of it, it would be surprising to see a Battlefield game drop the season pass structure.
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AMD Launches Much-Needed Software Revamp, Offers More Control Of Video Cards
Dec 12, 2017 - 2:55 PM - by Emabulator

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition. GameSpot has the story.

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AMD has released what's called Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, which is a revamped package of all the software technologies built for PC gamers that use AMD graphics cards. While it offers new features like the Radeon Overlay and the AMD Link mobile application, Adrenalin Edition improves the functionality of existing programs and houses them in a convenient fashion.

With the Radeon Overlay, all your options can be accessed while in-game and can be changed on-the-fly. Performance monitoring options include live metrics and internal logging of that information. ReLive has been around since last year--which allows users to capture gameplay, launch a stream, and take screenshots--but it can now be customized in the overlay with plenty of options. Streamers can change the position of their picture-in-picture, adjust microphone settings, and record instant replays.

Users can also access Radeon Chill, a dynamic video card power management technology, which now supports more games through a catch-all profile. It also has support for games that use the Vulkan graphics API. Radeon Wattman lets you adjust performance manually, and it's accessible through the overlay and allows for saved profiles. FRTC now supports Vulkan games, too; this program lets you set framerate targets so the video card adjusts properly based on its set goal.
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My MOST DISAPPOINTING Game Console - This thing SUCKS!!
Dec 12, 2017 - 11:26 AM - by Metal Jesus
Usually I can find something positive to say about most gaming consoles and systems, even when they are really old and quirky... But then there are some...that are just BAD and POORLY designed. Here is my most disappointing game console in my collection. *sigh*


What is your most disappointing gaming system? And did you keep it, or trade it away for something better?
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NSFW: PlayerUnknown Apologizes for Battlegrounds' CamelToeGate
Dec 11, 2017 - 2:44 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

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Over the weekend, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds fans discovered a surprising change to the game's female character model: suddenly, it had camel toe.

Camel toe, AKA the imprint of female genitalia upon too-tight clothing, had not been there previously. But there it was on PUBG's test server.

You can see the old character model compared to the new one in the comparison below.

Players reacted with surprise and some anger at the alteration. Many of the responses on reddit and Twitter simply asked "why?". Others demanded PlayerUnknown himself - the game's creator, Brendan Greene - offer an explanation.

Early this morning, Greene replied to the furore, blaming the change on an out-dated character model from an outsourced artist. The model will now be "updated", Greene promised, adding: "Sorry for any offense caused!"
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Overkill’s The Walking Dead Cinematic Trailer
Dec 11, 2017 - 11:10 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Starbreeze releases new cinematic trailer for Overkill’s the Walking Dead revealing the co-op action shooter’s first character, Aidan

A new cinematic trailer was released today for Overkill’s The Walking Dead, the upcoming cooperative first-person shooter in development by OVERKILL – A Starbreeze Studio, together with its partners Skybound Entertainment and 505 Games. This video features Aidan, the first of the game’s four unique playable characters fighting to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic world.

Inspired by the rich story universe of Robert Kirkman’s original graphic novels, Overkill’s The Walking Dead is a four-player co-op multiplayer FPS action game set in Washington, D.C., as an outbreak brings the dead back to life. In this test of strategy and endurance, players will band together with up to three friends on a variety of missions and raids, securing supplies and survivors to strengthen their base camp against the threat of both the dead and the living – by any means necessary.

Each playable character has their own special abilities, skill trees, squad roles, play styles and background stories. Now they all share a common objective where survival and teamwork is paramount. The action is close-up and intense: take out enemies carefully with silent melee attacks or go in guns blazing. You need to be able to improvise, as nothing is certain, and a horde of walkers is always around the corner.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead is expected to launch fall 2018 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. For the latest updates, visit overkillsthewalkingdead.com
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Game & Movie Releases for December 10th to December 16th, 2017 #PUBG
Dec 11, 2017 - 10:45 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for December 10th to December 16th, 2017

Retail Games
Okami HD (PS4, Xbone)
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Gold Edition (PS4, Xbone)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (Xbone)

Movies & TV
Game of Thrones: Season Seven
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Home Again
Detroit
Luke Cage: The Complete First Season
Fuller House: The Complete Second Season
Election Criterion Collection
All Saints
House
House II: The Second Story
GARO: Collection 2
General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait Criterion Collection
Monterey Pop Criterion Collection
Trickster: Part One
When They Cry: Complete Collection - Seasons 1-3
Chaika: The Coffin Princess - The Complete Series

Box Office
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Ferdinand
Permanent
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Tres Ganadores for Coco on the Weekend Boxoffice Chart
Dec 11, 2017 - 10:20 AM - by Evil Avatar

The animated family film Coco has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre Star Wars: The Last Jedi weekend in theaters.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of December 8th to December 10th, 2017.
  1. Coco $18.3/$135.5
  2. Justice League $9.5/$212.0
  3. Wonder $8.4/$100.3
  4. The Disaster Artist $6.4/$8.0
  5. Thor: Ragnarok $6.2/$301.1
  6. Daddy's Home 2 $6.0/$91.1
  7. Murder on the Orient Express $5.1/$92.7
  8. The Star $3.6/$32.2
  9. Lady Bird $3.5/$22.3
  10. Just Getting Started $3.1/$3.1
  11. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $2.8/$18.3
  12. A Bad Moms Christmas $2.6/$68.7
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Writer For The Witcher Netflix Series Announced
Dec 10, 2017 - 10:08 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Via gameinformer

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Back in May it was announced that Netflix was making an episodic show based on The Witcher. Now we know who's writing it.

Variety reports that Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who's written Daredevil, The Defenders, and the Starz series Powers, will be penning the show. Sean Daniel (of The Expanse fame), Tomek Baginski, and Jarek Sawko are still executive producing the project, which originally began as a film based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski.
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Dec 10, 2017 - 8:36 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

As usual I'll be watching the Vikings game.
I saw this story this morning and LOL!
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The thing about all that pregame hoopla, though, is the game is in Los Angeles. Viewers probably expect to see, well, Los Angeles fans. But the visiting team has supporters who travel well, and the home team has a player who literally begged fans to show up. FOX sees the impending Eagles takeover coming a mile away.

So, what does Los Angeles produce better than sports fans? Aspiring actors! And FOX is seeking them to be Rams fans for Sunday's pregame festivities, according to a casting call online:

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on Sunday, December 10th in Los Angeles, California.

Producers are seeking the following types:

We’re looking for LA’s biggest NFL fans to be a part of #NFLSunday’s Los Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pre Game Show!

Calling all LA Rams fans!

To audition for a role in the upcoming NFL Sunday pre-game show, check out the casting call breakdown below.
What games are you watching today?
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God Of War PS4 Will Take 25-35 Hours To Complete
Dec 09, 2017 - 1:20 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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The upcoming God of War game for PS4 aims to be quite a bit different from the previous entries in the series. As opposed to Greek gods, it takes Kratos to a land dominated by Nordic gods and monsters; it's also meant to be a more intimate story about Kratos and his son. As the developer revealed today during the PSX 2017 opening presentation, the game is also going to be much longer than its predecessors.

Creative Director Cory Barlog announced on stage that the game will take about 25-35 hours to complete. This would make it significantly larger than the mainline entries in the series. For comparison, all three core God of War games average around 10 hours to beat.

This means that God of War PS4 is going to have a lot more content than previous titles, which Barlog hopes will be filled with exploration. There'll be different paths you can take through the world, and Barlog wants players to treat the game as a "tour bus."
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Soulcalibur VI announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC
Dec 09, 2017 - 10:40 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Welcome back to the stage of history with Soulcalibur VI

Famous weapon-based fighting franchise is back with SOULCALIBUR VI scheduled to be launched in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Digital. We are extremely delighted to announce the comeback of SOULCALIBUR series following the 20th anniversary of the franchise. Two decades after its first iteration, SoulCalibur VI returns to its roots while bringing brand-new gameplay features to the fight.

Soulcalibur VI has never looked more dynamic or dramatic, intensified with eye-popping graphics powered by Unreal Engine 4.Travel through the signature 16th century stages and experience the struggle for the two legendary swords using a complete roster of returning iconic Soulcalibur characters including Mitsurugi and Sophitia, along with some newcomers! Gameplay has been revamped with all new features such as the Reversal Edge system allowing players to take balance between attack and defense. Once the Reversal Edge is activated, players can defend against opponent attack without any break and directly counterattack with a powerful attack. These deep tactics and battles will be highlighted through a dynamic camera.

Soulcalibur VI will be launched in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Digital.
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Sir Daniel is Back! Medievil PS4 Remake in the Works
Dec 09, 2017 - 9:31 AM - by Chimpbot

Sir Daniel Fortesque is making a comeback!

Sony will be resurrecting the old PSX classic Medievil on the PS4 with a brand-new 4k remaster, due out sometime in 2018.

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"Hot on the heels of this year's smash hit Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, we're making another PlayStation fan dream come true: a proper, PS4-grade resurrection of the original MediEvil just in time for the game's 20th anniversary," Sony chief Shawn Layden said.
Nothing more is known about the remake at this point, but Sony will be releasing further details in the coming weeks.

Sweet. This is the sort of remaster I like seeing.
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PlayStation 2 (PS2) EXCLUSIVE Games - 30 Games You Can’t Play Anywhere Else!
Dec 08, 2017 - 5:07 PM - by Metal Jesus


A sampling of PS2 exclusive games from my collection w/ gameplay footage
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THQ Nordic and Black Forest Games Announce Survival Game Fade to Silence
Dec 08, 2017 - 3:12 PM - by Evil Avatar

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THQ Nordic today announced character-driven, survival game Fade to Silence. Currently in development for PC and Next Generation consoles at THQ Nordic studio Black Forest Games, Fade to Silence is launching on Steam Early Access on December 14, 2017 for 29.99 USD/EUR or 24.99 GBP.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Champions Ballad DLC Available Now
Dec 08, 2017 - 3:04 PM - by Evil Avatar

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 'The Champions Ballad' Overview

In this second of two DLC packs that are part of the game’s Expansion Pass, players are granted access to a large new adventure featuring a never-before-seen dungeon, new insights into the background of the game’s four Champions, as well as a new high-mobility means of transportation. Once players complete the adventure, they will have the opportunity to traverse the enormous world of Hyrule on top of a motorcycle called Master Cycle Zero. The DLC will also grant access to nine new armor items for players to find, as well as the Ancient Saddle and Bridle items. Players who purchase the Expansion Pass for $19.99 receive The Champions’ Ballad DLC Pack 2, as well as The Trial of the Sword DLC Pack 1, which launched earlier this year.
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First Alita: Battle Angel Trailer is Here! #Alita
Dec 08, 2017 - 1:57 PM - by Evil Avatar


From visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez.
#Alita Battle Angel is in theaters July 20, 2018.
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New Death Stranding Trailer featuring Norman Reedus
Dec 08, 2017 - 11:36 AM - by Evil Avatar


New footage of Kojima Productions' upcoming game Death Stranding was shown at The Game Awards.
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AMC's The Terror Teaser Trailer
Dec 08, 2017 - 11:14 AM - by Evil Avatar

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AMC has released the first teaser trailer and images from their upcoming anthology drama series The Terror, from executive producers Ridley Scott, David Kajganich and Soo Hugh.
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The Game Awards 2017 Winners, News Roundup
Dec 08, 2017 - 7:03 AM - by Emabulator

IGN has posted a thorough roundup of The Game Awards 2017.

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In addition to celebrating the best games of the year, The Game Awards 2017 featured a number of exciting reveals. If you missed the show or are just looking for an overview of the event, we've got you covered with a full rundown of all the news, trailers, and award winners from this year's show.

Here's a look at all the world premieres, release date announcements, and more.
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Miramar Gameplay Trailer - PUBG Desert Map Revealed
Dec 08, 2017 - 6:49 AM - by Emabulator


Click on the Headline for the Video.
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Bayonetta 1 And 2 Headed To Nintendo Switch Early Next Year, Before Bayonetta 3
Dec 08, 2017 - 6:35 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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Bayonetta 1 and Bayonetta 2 are coming to Nintendo Switch in a bundle, Nintendo announced during The Game Awards tonight. The bundle comes with a physical copy of Bayonetta 2 for Switch, but the bundled copy of the first game is only available digitally.

The Bayonetta 1-2 bundle will launch for Switch on February 16. This wasn't the only news about Bayonetta announced tonight, as Nintendo also confirmed that Bayonetta 3 is heading to Nintendo Switch as a platform exclusive. Few details were shared on that, but it again features the titular character.
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Metro Exodus - The Game Awards 2017 Trailer
Dec 08, 2017 - 6:22 AM - by Emabulator


Click on the Headline for the Trailer.
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World War Z gets a four-player co-op survival game, adapts the film not the book
Dec 08, 2017 - 6:04 AM - by Emabulator

VG247 has the story.

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Another announcement from The Game Awards last night, World War Z is being adapted as a four-player co-op survival game “coming soon” to PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The game looks to take it takes most of its cues from the movie version of World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, rather than the novel by Max Brooks – which makes sense due to the apparent involvement of Paramount Pictures.

The suitably moody reveal trailer shows desolated landscapes from around the world, hinting at the variety of maps that might be on offer when the game drops.

World War Z is being developed by Saber Interactive, who’ve worked on third-person co-op shooter God Mode, a few other movie-licensed games, as well as arcadey basketball sim NBA Playgrounds.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to? #AsILayDying
Dec 08, 2017 - 5:36 AM - by Emabulator


I have been listening to the now defunct metalcore band, As I Lay Dying. Once I get started on this band it takes a while to get them out of my system. So f'n tight; just watch the first video.

What are you listening to?
12 Replies | 938 Views
Gamer's Shopping Guide - Holiday Season Edition #2: #PS4 #XboxOne #Nintendo #Nvidia
Dec 08, 2017 - 3:58 AM - by Emabulator

PC GamesPC Gaming HardwarePlayStation 4Xbox OneNintendoTV and Video
BooksAmazon 12 Days of Deals
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Dec 08, 2017 - 12:02 AM - by Jetherik

The weekend is here, madness upon us as the last few days of Christmas and Chanukkah are upon us. Instead of shopping, I am playing. What are you playing?
10 Replies | 1,055 Views
Star Wars Battlefront 2 The Last Jedi Season Trailer
Dec 07, 2017 - 10:08 AM - by Emabulator


Click on the Headline for the Trailer.

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Choose a side. Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II The Last Jedi Season brings your favorite stormtrooper-turned-hero Finn and The First Order's Captain Phasma into the battle.
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Streets of Rage Is Now Available On Mobile, With Local Cross-Platform Multiplayer
Dec 06, 2017 - 5:47 PM - by Emabulator

SEGA! Eurogamer has the story.

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Classic side-scrolling beat-'em-up Streets of Rage is now available on mobile as part of the Sega Forever retro games service. It supports local, two-player co-operative fisticuffs over wi-fi, and even works cross-platform between iOS and Android devices.

Streets of Rage, for the benefit of those too young or too pre-occupied at the time to remember, released on Mega Drive in 1991, and was the first instalment in what would eventually become a trilogy of Streets of Rage beat-'em-ups. It includes much denim.

Streets of Rage notably featured co-operative multiplayer brawling, with two players able to choose from the chiselled core trio of Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding, and Adam Hunter as they battled across the city in search of the nefarious Mr. X.

The new mobile incarnation replicates the original's two-player mode over wi-fi, and is the first emulated Sega Forever title to offer multiplayer.

Like all other game on the Sega Forever service, Streets of Rage is free to play with ads, or can pay a couple of quid to have them permanently removed for a slightly more unfettered retro experience. It also features leaderboards, cloud saves, and controller support.
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Sony Announces PS4 Pro And PS VR Price Cuts For The Holidays
Dec 06, 2017 - 5:19 PM - by Emabulator

Sony has announced "December Deals" for PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR systems.

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Hey there! The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and we have even more great deals worth celebrating! Starting this Sunday, December 10, we have a number of PlayStation deals in the U.S. for you to keep an eye out for.

If you haven’t already picked up a PlayStation VR or PS4 system for that special someone (or yourself), we’ve got some new PS VR bundle deals starting at $199.99 (MSRP), as well as PS4 Pro starting at $349.99 (MSRP), which is $50 less than the regular MSRP.

PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle

$199.99 (MSRP) // Regular price: $299.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes a PS VR system, a PS Camera, a copy of GT Sport, and the new PS VR demo disc. The world’s first racing experience to be built from the ground up now heightens the experience further by transporting gamers straight into the driver’s seat in virtual reality. Experience thrilling one-on-one racing with select cars in the dedicated VR Drive mode in Arcade Mode.

PlayStation VR DOOM VFR Bundle

$299.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $399.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes a PS VR headset, a PlayStation Camera, a copy of Doom VFR and the new PS VR demo disc. DOOM VFR brings the fast-paced gameplay fans of the series love to VR. Lay waste to an army of demons as you explore and interact with new areas of the UAC facility on Mars, and Hell itself, from an entirely new perspective.

PlayStation VR The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Bundle

$349.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $449.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes a PS VR system, a PS Camera, two PlayStation Move controllers, a copy of Skyrim VR and the new PS VR demo disc. Skyrim VR is perfect for longtime fans of the game who want to check out Skyrim’s epic world in virtual reality, or for the curious gamer looking to virtually dip their toes in Tamriel for the very first time.

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From Sunday, December 10, through Saturday, December 16, the MSRP of PlayStation 4 Pro systems, including bundles, will be $50 off the regular suggested retail price.

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PS4 Pro 1TB Jet Black Console

$349.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $399.99 (MSRP)

The super-charged PS4 Pro system, with a DualShock 4 controller, is available for a limited time at an even greater value.

Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront ll PS4 Pro Bundle

$399.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $449.99 (MSRP)
This bundle features a fully customized PS4 Pro system, matching DualShock 4 controller, and a copy of Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition.

Limited Edition Destiny 2 PS4 Pro bundle

$399.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $449.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes the Glacier White PS4 Pro with a 1TB HDD, matching DualShock 4 controller, a copy of Destiny 2 and a digital content voucher that includes the game’s Expansion Pass.

It’s never been a better time to jump in on PS4 Pro and the heightened gaming experiences the console delivers. Check out our PS4 Pro Enhanced Games and Video Guide to see what our PlayStation.Blog team picked as some of their favorite content for PS4 Pro.

So go ahead and give yourself a treat this holiday season, or cross off some names from your holiday shopping list while supplies last. You can find more details about our new December deals here.

We hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays with family, friends, and a whole lot of gaming!
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Hawaii Legislator Chris Lee Explains His Plans For Games With Lootboxes
Dec 06, 2017 - 1:58 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

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Hawaii State Representative Chris Lee made waves a few weeks ago when he announced plans to investigate lootboxes in video games as possible gambling. Now, he has released a video explaining what exactly he plans to do.

The main thing Lee wants is to enact legislation that bans the sale of games containing what he calls "gambling mechanics" to minors. In other words, games like Battlefront II would be legally barred from being sold to people under the age of 18, a prohibition that does not even extend to Mature-rated games.

Lee clarifies that this would need to apply to both physical and digital products, which is key as the self-regulatory ESRB currently does not exercise mandatory control over digital storefronts.

The representative from Hawaii also expressed concern with timing design of lootboxes and drops, suggesting that they are designed to take advantage of people by psychologically manipulating drops. While Lee acknowledges this information isn't confirmed and is mostly based on conjecture, it is worth noting that publisher Activision has patented a method of matchmaking that encourages microtransactions.

"Once the algorithm identifies a player who's likely to keep spending money to buy that one 'unicorn thing' that they're after... then they lower the odds and then you keep spending more," Lee says. "It's absolutely unethical and unfair."

Lee wants accountability legislation to prevent game publishers from taking advantage of people using behind-the-scenes lootbox drop rate numbers. He does not explain how in the video, but presumably wants to enact something similar to China's model of presenting lootbox content rates before players can buy them.
Read on.
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Call of Duty: WWII Winter Siege Event Announced
Dec 06, 2017 - 1:13 PM - by Emabulator

Sledgehammer Games has announced its Winter Siege event for Call of Duty: WWII. Go here for full details.

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Looks like the holidays are hitting early this year! We’ve bundled up a ton of neat stuff, and you’ll be able unwrap everything starting on December 8 at 10am Pacific. That’s when we’ll kick off Winter Siege, the first community event for Call of Duty: WWII!
Click on the Headline for the Trailer.
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Atlus Announces Dragon's Crown Pro is Coming West to PS4
Dec 06, 2017 - 12:38 PM - by Emabulator

Atlus has announced that their "2-D hack and slash couch co-op, beat 'em up action game from Vanillaware," Dragon's Crown Pro, is coming west to PS4 and PS4 Pro.

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It's time to bravely venture back to face the horrors of Wallace's Underground Labyrinth, battle monstrous orcs in Bilbaron Subterranean Fortress, and go on a magic carpet ride in the Mage's Tower because Dragon's Crown Pro is coming to the West in Spring 2018!

This remaster of 2013's acclaimed 2-D hack and slash couch co-op, beat 'em up action game from Vanillaware and ATLUS will be returning to the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro in 2018 for $49.99 USD and $64.99 CAD! With updated visuals and presentation for the current-gen, hunting for treasure in the Kingdom of Hydeland has never been more rewarding.

Dragon's Crown Pro retains all the gameplay elements of the original game, including Vanillaware's gorgeous 2-D visual flair and character design, but adds current-gen upgrades.
Click on the Headline for the Press Release and Trailer.
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Featurette
Dec 06, 2017 - 9:08 AM - by Evil Avatar


Trailer tomorrow, until then the Featurette contains new footage.
10 Replies | 1,579 Views
Injustice 2 DLC Character Atom Gameplay Trailer
Dec 06, 2017 - 9:02 AM - by Evil Avatar


Anyone else still playing this? I pretty much only play Supergirl.
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Darkest Dungeon's Next DLC Expansion is the Farm-Themed 'The Color of Madness'
Dec 05, 2017 - 3:38 PM - by Emabulator

More Darkest Dungeon is a good thing. Eurogamer has the story.

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Developer Red Hook has announced The Color of Madness, the latest paid DLC expansion for its superb Lovecraftian stress box, Darkest Dungeon.

The Color of Madness will be the third paid expansion for Red Hook's visually striking, relentlessly punishing turn-based RPG, following on from The Crimson Court and the more recent, smaller-scale Shieldbreaker DLC.

"Some hateful shard of alien origin has streaked through the night sky, crashing into the old Miller's farm on the outskirts of the Hamlet!", says Red Hook, "Those unfortunate enough to witness the Comet's arrival have been blinded by what they can only describe as a shifting, ephemeral hue of damnably abrasive intensity. There has been no word from the farm in a fortnight, save for the unearthly groaning that echoes from the ruin of the mill..."
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Deadpool - Brazil Comic Con Tattoos Trailer
Dec 05, 2017 - 3:14 PM - by Emabulator


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After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
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Destiny 2 – Expansion I: Curse of Osiris Launch Trailer
Dec 05, 2017 - 2:17 PM - by Emabulator


Click on this link for the Patch Notes and the Headline for Trailer.

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Continue your Destiny 2 journey with Expansion I: Curse of Osiris. Travel to Mercury, unravel the mysteries of the most notorious Guardian in Vanguard history, and battle the time-traveling Vex in new cinematic campaign missions. Team up and take on new Strikes, compete in new Crucible Arenas, and earn powerful new weapons and armor. Rally your Fireteam and enter the all-new Raid Lair, Eater of Worlds.
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Ubisoft Are Giving Away Assassin's Creed IV and World in Conflict This Month On Uplay
Dec 04, 2017 - 4:49 PM - by Emabulator

PCGamesN has word that Ubisoft is giving away World in Conflict and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for free this month on Uplay.

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One of the best side bonuses of modern PC gaming is the fact that new games tend to just materialize in your digital distribution account of choice. I couldn’t tell you how I got this copy of Serious Sam 3 if my life depended on it, but I’m sure glad it’s there. Now Ubisoft are offering to expand your library even further as a little holiday gift, and all you have to do is log into Uplay.

Okay, I realize you might be entirely keen on adding Ubisoft’s long-maligned digital distribution service to your regular rotation of game clients, but at least hear ‘em out. Starting now and lasting until December 11, you’ll be able to grab a free copy of the excellent alt-history RTS World in Conflict, along with its Soviet Assault expansion.

Then, from December 12 through December 18, you’ll be able to pick up the pirate-themed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for free. You can even pretend you’re pirating it if that makes you feel like more of a high seas scallywag.
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Capcom Announces Mega Man 11 and Re-Releases for All Eight Mega Man X Games
Dec 04, 2017 - 4:17 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

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In a frenzy of Mega Man-themed merriment, Capcom has unveiled a brand-new mainline series entry for the Blue Bomber in the form of Mega Man 11, re-releases for all Mega Man X games, and the long-awaited release of both Mega Man Legacy Collections on Switch.

All three announcements were made as part of Mega Man's 30th anniversary year, which begins this month and runs throughout 2018.

Capcom revealed Mega Man 11 - the first mainline series entry since 2010 - in a fun little video that walked the iconic character through 30 years of Mega Manning. That, it turns out, is whole lot of Mega Man when you factor in every core series entry, plus the X, Zero, ZX, Legends, Battle Network, and Star Force games.

Capcom's big blue blast of nostalgia concluded with the first look at Mega Man 11 - which, based on its debut showing at least, sticks to the series' traditional side-scrolling, action-platforming roots, albeit with a major visual overhaul.

Mega Man 11 ditches the classic retro sprites of previous games for a blend of hand-painted backgrounds and 3D character models. It's a style that's likely to be divisive among fans, but you can form your own opinions by watching the announcement trailer above. Mega Man 11 is due to launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Switch late 2018.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 is Rolling Out Credit Changes
Dec 04, 2017 - 1:42 PM - by Emabulator

EA and DICE have rolled out some credit changes to their recent alleged attempt at fleecing gamers, Star Wars Battlefront II.

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It's been a busy few weeks for Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II. We’re excited to have launched the game to the world, but recognize that there have been some challenges along the way. We have learned a lot, and are making adjustments to the game to ensure the best experience possible. On Tuesday, an update is rolling out that begins the Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II The Last Jedi Season by kicking off factional challenges, letting you choose a side and start competing for rewards as either The First Order or The Resistance.

Today, an update went live that includes some adjustments to the economy and progression. While these are only some initial steps toward making much larger changes, some of these are ready to roll, and are available starting today.

The end-of-round payout has been increased. This is an area we agree needed to be buffed a bit, especially when it comes to rewarding players for doing well in-game. We're upping the number of Credits you get for a match across the board, and specifically bumping the top players on each team by even more.

Earn 3X more Credits daily in Arcade Mode. It's been made clear that you were hitting the Arcade Mode Credit cap faster than we expected, so we wanted to alleviate that by increasing it to 1500 Credits. While we're still looking into ways to add more content into it the mode in the long-term, we think that this should help in the near-term for those who want rewards for completing the different scenarios.

Daily Login Crates will now provide more crafting parts than before. You'll notice the change right away when you log in. Crafting the Star Cards you want will help make sure you're progressing in the direction you want, and we absolutely wantto empower that. This should help you get where you want to go faster when it comes to crafting and upgrading.

Things kick into high gear over the next few weeks, during the Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II The Last Jedi Season, with free* heroes, maps, and vehicles. Stormtrooper-turned-hero Finn joins the fight for the Resistance and Captain Phasma steps on to the battlefront for the First Order. New locations and vehicles will also arrive: you can fight on the ground on the salt-covered planet of Crait in Galactic Assault mode, or take to space in the Starfighter Assault map of D'Qar (flying Tallie Lintra's RZ-2 A-wing, a vehicle you'll be seeing in the film).

And, of course, Iden Versio returns in Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II Resurrection during the days of the First Order’s rise to power. These new chapters of Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II’s single-player story mode will be available December 13.

Thank you again for your passion around this game. Star Wars™ is special to all of us, and we all want to experience that world in fun, exciting ways. If you're already playing the game and are loving it, we want to thank you for taking the time to do so. We have a lot planned, and are excited to show you what’s to come.
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Game & Movie Releases for December 3rd to December 9th, 2017
Dec 04, 2017 - 9:11 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for December 3th to December 9th, 2017

Retail Games
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (PS4)
Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package (PS4)
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (PS4)
Steep Winter Games Edition (PS4, Xbone)
The Walking Dead - The Telltale Series: Collection (PS4, Xbone)
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ Limited Edition (PS4)
Hello Neighbor

Movies & TV
Despicable Me 3
Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series
American Assassin
Better Watch Out
Digimon Adventure Tri. 3: Confession
Silent Night, Deadly Night Collector's Edition
Sailor Moon Crystal: Season 3 - Set 1
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collector's Ultra Edition
Mob Psycho 100: The Complete Series
100 Years of Olympic Films Criterion Collection
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East - Complete Collection
The Guardians (Russian Super Hero Film)
The Crucifixion
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Apocalypse Saga - Collection 3
And Now the Screaming Starts!
Go Tell the Spartans
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Initial D: The Movie - Legend 1: Awakening
The Witch Who Came from the Sea
Malatesta's Carnival of Blood
The Premonition

Box Office
The Shape of Water
Just Getting Started
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Without Olaf, Coco Tops the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for a Second Week
Dec 04, 2017 - 8:35 AM - by Evil Avatar

Coco is the top film at the box office for the second straight week with an estimated $26.1 million. The acclaimed animated film has already racked up a global cumulative total of $280 million.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of December 1st to December 3rd.
  1. Coco $26.1/$108.6
  2. Justice League $16.5/$197.3
  3. Wonder $12.5/$88.0
  4. Thor: Ragnarok $9.6/$291.4
  5. Daddy's Home 2 $7.5/$82.8
  6. Murder on the Orient Express $6.7/$84.7
  7. Lady Bird $4.5/$17.0
  8. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $4.5/$13.6
  9. The Star $4.0/$27.2
  10. A Bad Moms Christmas $3.4/$64.8
  11. Roman J. Israel, Esq. $1.9/$9.5
  12. The Disaster Artist $1.2/$1.2

Despite all the Oscar buzz, it looks like The Disaster Artist bombed. Too many people sitting at home waiting for Star Wars.
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Dec 03, 2017 - 8:14 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

I've got my DVR set to record the Vikings vs Atlanta game today.

What games are you watching today?
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Batman Ninja Coming from Warner in 2018
Dec 02, 2017 - 5:16 PM - by Evil Avatar


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The Internet Thinks Thanos Looks Goofy, And Is Making Him Look Goofier
Dec 02, 2017 - 2:50 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

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The Avengers: Infinity War trailer came out the other day and people lit up with acclaim and speculation and a lot of quizzical looks at why Thanos looks so weird.

The Marvel comics supervillain that has a fetish for Infinity Stones and Death has been set-up as the Avengers' ultimate nemesis for more than a few movies, and thus more than a few years, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now that he has been officially revealed in a well-lit scene and not cast in shadows, the internet is wondering why actor Josh Brolin looks so much like a weird raisin in the role.

Thankfully, a character looking goofy means we get photoshops designed to amp up the goofiness and circle around and make us okay with the original goofiness.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Dec 02, 2017 - 1:15 PM - by Jetherik

Sometimes the weekend sneaks up on you and you don't know it is happening. So what are you playing this weekend?
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Monster Hunter: World PlayStation Plus Beta Details
Dec 02, 2017 - 1:04 PM - by Evil Avatar

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December 9 is fast approaching and I trust that you already blocked the entire day (and weekend?) off on your calendars. Now it’s time to get you some additional details so you know what and when you can expect to start hunting during the Monster Hunter: World beta.

Start Time: December 9, 2017 at 9:00am PT / 5:00pm GMT / 6:00pm CET

End Time: December 12, 2017 at 8:59am PT / 4:59pm GMT / 5:59pm CET

Location: Your gaming room + the Internet

Requirements: Internet connection, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Plus subscription, 5.9 GB of free space, hunting spirit

Rewards: In addition to an unquantifiable amount of fun, complete each quest and you’ll get some useful bonus items in the full game! Just make sure you use the same Sony Entertainment Network account for both the beta and the full game.

Quests: The beta features 3 quests across 2 environments from the game. In the Ancient Forest, you can hunt a fierce yet beginner-friendly Great Jagras or as a more experienced player confront the mighty threat of an Anjanath. In the Wildspire Waste, a massive, dry expanse with swamplands, you can face off against the intermediate level mud-slinging Barroth.

Additional Notes: Each quest can be done solo or with up to three other players online, and you’ll be able to choose from 14 different weapon types based on your preferred playstyle, which you can now change during quests at camp. You can even try out each of them before heading out on a quest by visiting the series’ all-new Training Room, included in the beta! Potions and other supplies will be provided on quests during the beta, but you’ll have to fetch your own food and drinks outside the game for those long gameplay sessions.

And one final note - this beta is just a taste for what the quests will look and feel like in the full game. The beta features a game currently in development and some aspects about balance may be different from the full game, but the satisfaction of tracking and bringing down a giant monster you’ll find is all there.

Stay tuned to our official channels for more info, tips and tricks about the Monster Hunter: World beta. Happy Hunting!
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Dec 01, 2017 - 4:25 PM - by BeardedSonOfNel

I'm listing to a hodge podge of different stuff. Click the headline to see.
What are you listening too?
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Atlus Announces Persona 5 Has Sold More Than 2 Million Copies
Dec 01, 2017 - 1:19 PM - by Emabulator

Atlus has announced that its PS4 and PS3 RPG Persona 5 has sold more than two million copies.

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IRVINE, Calif. - Nov. 30, 2017 - ATLUS today announced that the overall sales of Persona 5 for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 have reached a crucial milestone with more than 2 million copies sold worldwide. Since the initial launch, Persona 5 has earned critical acclaim, receiving recognition and awards from prestigious media outlets and fans.

Most recently, ATLUS is proud to announce that Persona 5 has been nominated in four categories for "The Game Awards 2017," held in Los Angeles CA on December 7, including: "Game of the Year," "Best Art Direction," "Best Score/Music," and "Best Role Playing Game."

"This has been an incredible year for our company, one that represents our ambitions for Japanese games in the west," said Naoto Hiraoka, president & CEO of Atlus U.S.A., Inc.. "We are in the middle of experiencing tremendous growth, both in the west and abroad, and the sales of Persona 5 represent a new level of expectation for fans of the genre. Once seen as niche, Persona 5 is one of the most important titles this year, proving interest in this category is expanding. We look forward to delivering more incredible games to our fans next year."
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What's in my GOG.com Game Library - 87 Old & New Classics!
Dec 01, 2017 - 11:08 AM - by Metal Jesus
Here is a peek at my GOG.com digital game library!


I'm surprised at how many comments on the video from people who didn't know about GOG.com!! If my video will help spread the awesomeness of that site, my job here is done.
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The Walking Dead Collection Graphics Comparison - Collection vs. Original
Dec 01, 2017 - 9:05 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Watch the New Graphics Comparison Trailer for 'The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection' Ahead of Game's December 5th Launch

Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and multiplatform entertainment company Skybound Entertainment today launched a new trailer for The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection that contains never-before-seen footage of the collection's enhanced visuals in action. The trailer also contains footage from the original version of the same scene, allowing viewers to directly compare the updated visuals against the original graphics. For more information on the collection's visual improvements, please see Telltale's most recent developer blog, which details the specific actions undertaken to achieve this substantial visual upgrade.

The Walking Dead Collection will arrive in stores on December 5th at retailers across North America and Europe, gathering all 19 episodes in the award-winning series onto one disc for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection will also be available digitally on both platforms starting that same day. The collection includes the recent third season, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, as well as visually enhanced versions of Season One, Season Two, 400 Days, and the three-part Michonne miniseries.

The Walking Dead is an unparalleled journey into the heart of what it means to be human in a world that's lost its humanity. Set in Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book universe, your story is determined by the choices you make. Season One of The Walking Dead: A Telltale Series redefined expectations for storytelling in video games, winning over 100 Game of the Year awards. Now the first three seasons, as well as horror anthology 400 Days and the three-part mini-series starring blade-wielding icon Michonne, will be available in one place for the first time, allowing you to prepare for the upcoming fourth and final season starring beloved survivor Clementine (due out in 2018).

"Clementine has meant so much to fans since the series premiered in 2012," said Melissa Hutchison, the award-winning actress behind the iconic character. "It's incredible to see this series collection arriving all in one place for players to relive the journey or catch up on her tragic tale of survival before we head into the final chapters of her storyline next year."

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection will be available at retail and digitally on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting December 5th, 2017 for the suggested price of $49.99 USD or equivalent. The Walking Dead: The Final Season (working title) will debut in 2018 on consoles, PC/Mac, iOS, and Android-based devices. Additional platforms are yet to be announced.
Nice, I'll pick this one up when it hits the bargain bin!
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Final Launch Trailer
Dec 01, 2017 - 8:59 AM - by Evil Avatar


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DOOM VFR Launch Trailer
Dec 01, 2017 - 8:52 AM - by Evil Avatar

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DOOM VFR brings the fast-paced, brutal gameplay fans of the series love to virtual reality. Immerse yourself in the UAC facility on Mars and the depths of Hell, as your skills are put to the test through intense combat and challenging puzzle-solving. Play as a cybernetic survivor who is activated by the UAC to fight the demon invasion, maintain order, and prevent catastrophic failure at the Mars facility. Lay waste to an army of demonic foes as you explore and interact with the outlandish world of DOOM from an entirely new perspective.
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Reviews "one of the greatest RPGs of this generation" #Switch
Nov 30, 2017 - 5:15 PM - by Emabulator

DualShockers - 9.5/10

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Over the course of Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s story it is made clear that this was one of the greatest RPGs of this generation and it will be talked about for years to come, similar to Xenoblade Chronicles. Every minute of gameplay exudes pure adventure as the game takes players to places that they’ve never dreamed of seeing. The limitations of the Switch hardware do little to hold back just how amazing Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is, but can potentially hinder a player’s immersion in battles.
USgamer - 4.5/5

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 applies an energetic signature and wax seal to a wonderful year for the Nintendo Switch, and for JRPGs in general. Between the amount of time it takes to get used to the game and getting through everything it has to offer, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a worthy investment for series fans and newcomers.
IGN - 8.5/10

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a standout RPG that manages to keep its story, combat, and exploration interesting over the course of at least 70 hours of adventure through an impressively varied and rich world. Getting from place to place can be confusing, but outside of that and a multi-hour progression roadblock near the end this is an excellent game full of tough, memorable battles and a positive message.
Destructoid - 8/10

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To the delight of many, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is less X and more traditional Xenoblade. Although they all have a special place in my library, I appreciate the return to what brought Monolith Soft back into the public eye after a series of portable games.
GameSpot - 7/10

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Adventurous types that enjoy complex combat systems can easily spend more than 100 hours uncovering Alrest's secrets and developing their team of Blades, provided they can come to terms with a handful of unavoidable shortcomings. It's equal parts pleasing and frustrating, but the struggle to keep up with everything thrown your way is more of a hurdle than a roadblock. It will be a tough pill to swallow for people who aren't accustomed to the typical cliches found in many Japanese RPGs, and its often clumsy nature keeps it from being the next groundbreaking Switch game, but Xenoblade 2 is worth pursuing if you've got enough patience to let it blossom.
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Activision and Bungie Bring Amazon Alexa Ghost Skill to Destiny 2
Nov 30, 2017 - 4:53 PM - by Emabulator

Activision and Bungie have announced a Destiny 2 Ghost Skill Alexa app. This will allow players to say, "Alexa, ask Ghost to..." (insert snarky joke here). The gizmo pictured above is the Limited Edition Destiny 2 Ghost speaker, which sells for $89.99 and requires an Alexa-enabled device.

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Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), announced the introduction of the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill for Alexa, giving players of one of the best-selling video games of 2017 to date* the first-ever Alexa voice integration in a live game experience**. Revealed on stage by Tom Taylor, senior vice president, Amazon Alexa and Byron Beede, Activision’s senior vice president of Product Management for Destiny at the AWS re:Invent 2017 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill, voiced by the in-game Ghost’s voice actor Nolan North, is available now for Alexa customers to enable, free of charge, through the Alexa app.

The Destiny 2 Ghost Skill serves as a premier companion for Destiny 2 players, creating brand-new ways to interact with the game, players can say, “Alexa, ask Ghost to…” with a variety of utterances — from “…tell me which friends are online,” to asking “…what should I do next?” giving recommendations for what to play next based on players’ real-time current progress, to “…call for back up,” which offers an easy way to interact with friends in their clan to enhance the social experience of Destiny 2, to “… equip my Raid loadout,” equipping players’ favorite weapons and armor for a number of different gameplay activities, to learning more about the world and characters of Destiny 2 with a request like, “…tell me who are the Red Legion?”
Click on the Headline for the Press Release.
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Gamer's Shopping Guide - Holiday Season Edition: #PS4 #XboxOne #Nintendo #Nvidia
Nov 30, 2017 - 4:14 PM - by Emabulator

PC GamesPC Gaming HardwarePlayStation 4Xbox OneNintendoTV and Video
BooksCyber Monday Deals Week
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PlayStation Plus Games for December 2017 Announced
Nov 30, 2017 - 9:07 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition headlines December’s PlayStation Plus line-up

Well, here we are folks, it’s very nearly that time of year again and with only one month of the year to go, we hope that 2017 has been good to you and that you’ve got some well-earned downtime to look forward to.

In the coming months we’ll be taking a look back at some of the year’s best bits in the world of PlayStation (and there’s certainly plenty to choose from) but for now, with 2017 still alive and kicking and the month end in sight, it’s time to unwrap a brand new bundle of PS Plus games.

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition

Forget your zombie apocalypses and your post-nuclear wastelands: the End Times OGs are here to show you how it’s done and they’ve brought a flaming ethereal horse – well, at least one of them did.

Yup, this month’s PS Plus selection kicks off with Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition. A remaster of the PS3 action adventure, the ‘Deathinitive’ edition has been carefully polished for PS4 with upgraded visuals across the board and all the original DLC bundled in for good measure.

Oozing with the brutal cool of a goth-metal guitarist, you’ll take on the role of legendary Horseman, Death, as he runs a scythe through various celestial plains in a quest to avenge his brother. Pummel enemies, collect weapons and work to uncover an ancient grudge that threatens all creation – it’s pure comic-book fantasy and it’s great fun.

Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends

What is Christmas about if not the act of loved ones casually bashing the stuffing out of one other as characters from a popular animated film series? Well, every family is different, I suppose…

Joking aside, if you do find yourself in need of a little family-friendly banter over the coming month, then Po and company should be able to sort you out. The premise is simple enough: one to four players hop into the arena as classic characters from the film series and go head-to-head to be crowned the ultimate kung fu master.

Each character brings their own unique kung fu style to the mix as they battle it out across the Valley of Peace in numerous locations that will be familiar to anyone who’s seen the Kung Fu Panda films. It’s silly, simple-to-pick up and a great way to let off some steam.

PS Plus bonuses: Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and That’s You!

On top of that, our special goodies from last month will also be available to download all throughout December: Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and That’s You!

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood comes from the same team that brought you 2016’s break-out horror hit Until Dawn. The spin-off draws inspiration from the original game – including locations and characters – and, using the power of PS VR, takes you on a thoroughly disturbing tour of one man’s unhinged imagination – definitely not for the faint of heart!

As with months previous, PlayLink title That’s You! will be also continue in the monthly line-up for those of you who haven’t had a chance to grab it yet.

An irreverent party quiz for you and up to five friends or family, That’s You! invites players to find out what they really think of each other. With your TV, PS4 and a tablet or smartphone in hand, answer over 1,000 funny questions, take part in daring doodle challenges, snap selfies for photo challenges and more.

Anything else?

You should know the drill by now: no monthly line-up is complete without a selection of titles for PS3 and PS Vita and we’re not about to break with tradition. That leaves our full line-up for December looking like this:

• Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PS4)

• Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of the Legendary Legends (PS4)

• Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PS Plus bonus – PS VR Required)

• That’s You! (PS Plus bonus – PlayLink)

• Xblaze Lost: Memories (PS3)

• Syberia Collection (PS3)

• Forma 8 (PS Vita & PS4)

• Wanted Corp (PS Vita)

All the above (excluding the PS Plus Bonus titles, which you can pick up now) will be available to download from 5th December.
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Nintendo Switch Outsold Everything Over The Holiday Weekend
Nov 30, 2017 - 7:12 AM - by Chimpbot

Over the course of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Nintendo Switch outsold everything.

We're not talking about just outselling other consoles, TVs or electronics. It outsold everything across all categories...and it wasn't even discounted.

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The Switch was the best-selling product online across all product categories among online retailers on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, according to Adobe's Digital Insights Initiatives. Nintendo offered no discounts during that time, although the console was already priced below $300.

Nintendo saw record sales in the Switch's launch month. The new console has also had several successful games, such as "Zelda," "Mario Kart," "Splatoon 2," and "Super Mario Odyssey," Goyal said.

"Even we had not expected such a record-breaking streak," Goyal wrote in a note. "This strong sales is going to create a robust installed base, which is where games software will monetize over the next 5-7 years."
Nintendo's Switch has performed better than any other competitor in its first few months, Goyal said. Rival Sony announced the PlayStation had its best ever Black Friday with the most sales in the console's 22-year history. Goyal noted that, unlike Nintendo, Sony offered steep discounts on its consoles. The 1 TB PS4 was priced down to $199 from $299 and the PS4 Pro was priced at $350 from $399.
The Switch was extremely popular out of the gate and if it's sales performance at the beginning of the holiday shopping season is any indication, it likely won't be slowing down any time soon.

Source: Business Insider

It prints money.
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