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Opening September 7th!


Venom Trailer

Opening October 5th!


Spyro Reignited Trilogy - Spyro the Dragon Launch Trailer
Oct 23, 2018 - 3:50 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Spyro's back and he's all scaled up! Same sick burns, same smoldering attitude, now all scaled up in stunning HD. Spyro is bringing the heat like never before in the Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy game collection. Rekindle the fire with the original three games, Spyro™ the Dragon, Spyro™ 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro™: Year of the Dragon. Explore the expansive realms, re-encounter the fiery personalities and relive the adventure in fully remastered glory. Because when there’s a realm that needs saving, there’s only one dragon to call.

Available November 13, 2018
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Hitman 2 All Locations Reveal Trailer
Oct 23, 2018 - 3:42 PM - by Evil Avatar

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New Hitman 2 “Untouchable” Trailer Provides First Look at Agent 47’s Many New Destinations

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive today released a new, cinematic trailer for Hitman 2, entitled Untouchable, providing a deeper look at the man known as Agent 47, as well as a first look at the many exotic locations that players will be able to experience when the game launches on 13th November. Beyond the sun-drenched streets of Miami and the dangerous jungles of Colombia, the video gives viewers a glimpse of the other diverse destinations that will serve as the ultimate assassination playground in Hitman 2, including Hawke’s Bay, Mumbai, Vermont and the mysterious Isle of Sgáil.

Hitman 2 is the follow-up to the internationally acclaimed video game, Hitman. Featuring entirely new hyper-detailed sandbox locations full of living, breathing environments to explore, Hitman 2 offers players the freedom to plan the ultimate assassination utilizing an assortment of tools, weapons, disguises and a variety of stealth techniques to creatively trigger their own unique chain of events.

Hitman 2 introduces new ways to play with Sniper Assassin mode, a standalone feature that brings a co-op experience to the Hitman series for the first time, allowing two players to work together online to take down their targets. Sniper Assassin is available to play now as an early access bonus for consumers who pre-order the Hitman 2. Players can also enter the Hitman: Sniper Assassin Competition and put their marksman skills to the ultimate test for a chance to win the grand prize of getting their name and likeness included in future Hitman 2 content. For more information, visit: hitman.com/competition.

Hitman 2 will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and PC beginning 13th November 2018. To learn more about the Hitman 2, please visit hitman.com.
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C64 Mini got 100x better! A longtime fans perspective - Load your own games!
Oct 23, 2018 - 7:59 AM - by Metal Jesus
There is new firmware for the C64 Mini to reduce latency and allow you to load 1,000s of Commodore games!


TheC64 mini: https://amzn.to/2pWfSHc (Amazon)
TheC64 mini FB group
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Game & Movie Releases for the week of October 21st to October 27th
Oct 22, 2018 - 7:36 AM - by Evil Avatar

Game & Movie Releases for the week of October 21st to October 27th, 2018.

Retail Games
Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, Xbox)
My Hero Academia One's Justice (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
PAW Patrol: On A Roll (PS4, Xbox)
Just Dance 2019 (PS4, Xbox, Switch, Wii, Wii U)
Nickelodeon Kart Racers (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
theHunter: Call of the Wild (PS4, Xbox)
Spintires: MudRunner - American Wilds Edition (PS4, Xbox, Switch)

Movies & TV
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Evil Dead Unrated
Night of the Living Dead 1990
Sorry to Bother You
Patient Zero
Maximum Overdrive
Cross of Iron
The Scorpion King: 5-Movie Collection
I Am Vengeance
Sisters Criterion Collection
The Devil's Doorway
Made in Abyss
Concrete Revolutio: The Complete Series
Tsukiuta. The Animation: The Complete Series
Endride: The Complete Series
Deadbeat at Dawn

Box Office
Johnny English Strikes Again
Hunter Killer
Indivisible

Four more days!
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Halloween Slices up a Monster Opening Weekend
Oct 22, 2018 - 6:55 AM - by Evil Avatar

The 2018 Halloween sequel has carved out the #1 spot on the weekend boxoffice chart with a $77 million opening weekend.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of October 19th to October 21st, 2018.
  1. Halloween $77.5/$77.5
  2. A Star is Born $19.3/$126.3
  3. Venom $18.1/$171.1
  4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween $9.7/$28.8
  5. First Man $8.5/$29.9
  6. The Hate U Give $7.5/$10.6
  7. Smallfoot $6.6/$66.3
  8. Night School $5.0/$66.9
  9. Bad Times At The El Royale $3.3/$13.3
  10. The Old Man & the Gun $2.0/$4.2
  11. The House With A Clock In Its Walls $1.7/$64.9
  12. Free Solo $1.0/$3.5

Dropping 48% in the second week of release, First Man is turning into one of the largest studio losses of all time, at this point only pulling in $15 million of it's $60 million budget on a reported cost of $125 million including marketing. Ouch. Guess it doesn't pay to take a big dump on the American Flag.
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Oct 21, 2018 - 6:15 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

It's week 7. Emabulator and I will be watching the same game today, but cheering different teams as the Vikes and Jets battle it out.

What game(s) will you be watching today?
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Digital Foundry - Intel Core i9 9900K review: the fastest gaming CPU money can buy
Oct 20, 2018 - 12:11 PM - by Emabulator

The Digital Foundry has posted a review of Intel's Core i9 9900K CPU.

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Intel's Core i9 9900K is easily the fastest CPU intended for a mainstream PC platform, but there's a catch: its price. In the UK, Intel is asking for a mammoth £600 for the processor - effectively a 33 per cent price hike over the Core i7 8700K in exchange for 33 per cent more cores and threads. However, even in the most extreme cases we could muster, the overall net benefit for gaming is more in the 10 to 11 per cent range. Put simply, the value isn't there, especially when simply engaging the enhanced turbo on a Z370/Z390 board tends to claw back most of those percentage points and gives an equivalent experience.

Yes, overclocking is possible, but gains are limited. I'm not especially keen on putting anything higher than 1.3v through a Coffee Lake chip, so on the sample I was given from Intel for this review, that gave me a locked 5.0GHz on all cores - but it really needs to be paired with a high-end cooling solution, which you don't get included in your £600 purchase. A 'mainstream' eight-core/16 thread CPU is a beautiful thing though, and to see all of those cores hitting and sustaining 5.0GHz is a wonderful sight - but really, your use-case scenario to justify such a processor has to cover both heavy gaming and high-end productivity to get the value from this premium-priced offering.

If you're looking for an out-and-out, ultra-fast games machine, the Core i7 8700K would still be my choice - though its eight-core/eight-thread successor, the i7 9700K, may prove a worthy replacement (Intel did not send one for review). And in fact, if productivity is more your focus, the pricing on the i9 9900K is so high that a little over a £100 more gets you a Threadripper 1950X with twice the cores and threads - though memory costs will be higher. Intel's pricing puts the 9900K into an uncomfortable space then - and generally speaking, there's the sense that all the eighth-gen and ninth-gen i7s and i9s are around £100 more expensive than they should be.

Competition-wise, that leaves the Ryzen 7 2700X. It's palpably slower than Intel's six and eight core champions, but it clearly still has much to offer - it's half the price of the 9900K for the same number of cores and comes with a perfectly adequate cooling solution in the box. On top of that, build costs decrease further as you don't need an expensive board to extract maximum performance from the silicon. It's an exceptional all-in-one offering that's well worth checking out - just be aware that today's most challenging games at their highest settings (and even a bunch of older titles) will sometimes slip beneath that 60fps threshold, where Intel alternatives - i5, i7 or i9 - are less likely to buckle.
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Developer Splash Damage Ends Development On Dirty Bomb
Oct 20, 2018 - 9:36 AM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

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The multiplayer PC shooter Dirty Bomb has enjoyed ups and downs. As one of the early success stories of Early Access, Dirty Bomb enjoyed a big enough player base to push it through beta into full release in August 2017. Unfortunately, the player base didn't stick around from the game's height and long-term support has become unfeasible.

The game was intended to act as a Games as a Service title with continued development and support. In a post on their website, developer Splash Damage explained why they can't continue working on the game.

"After regaining publishing rights for DB nearly two years ago, we staffed up a load of developers and tried our best to deliver a Dirty Bomb experience that would be feature-rich with tons of new content, while maintaining its great gameplay feel & balance," the post reads. "Unfortunately, despite all the added time and resources, there were some challenges we couldn’t overcome, and we were not able to make DB the success that we hoped it could be. The bottom line is that we can’t financially justify continuing to work on the game we love."
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to? #Revocation
Oct 20, 2018 - 9:19 AM - by Emabulator


I have been listening to Revocation's latest album, The Outer Ones.

What have you been listening to?
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Luke Cage TKO'd
Oct 19, 2018 - 10:28 PM - by magicka

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When Marvel and Netflix announced Iron Fist wouldn't return for a third season, there were reports Luke Cage was close to being renewed. That is not the case, however, as they announced tonight that the show will end after two seasons.
Source: Engadget

Jessica's next? Will any be left standing?
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Oct 19, 2018 - 11:04 AM - by Jetherik

With my two football teams done playing this week, I get to concentrate on games. What are you playing?
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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Overview Trailer
Oct 18, 2018 - 7:09 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Mutant Year Zero video provides all new insights into the game

On December 4th, in just under two months, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden will make its debut on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game combines XCOM-like tactical combat with real-time exploration, stealth, and story as it puts players on a journey across a post-human Sweden where anthropomorphic animals scramble to survive in the remains of human civilization. Throughout the game, players can seamlessly jump between real-time exploration and tactical combat.

Since the game’s announcement in February (where the characters Dux and Bormin undoubtedly stole the show), Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden have been collecting both awards and praise from press who have gotten hands-on time with the game. But, if you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, the developers at The Bearded Ladies’ studio in Sweden are ready to show you what the game is all about.

In the brand-new video released today, the team takes you behind the scenes at their Malmö studio as they give you the overview of what the game is all about and what players can look forward to. You can also find a written overview posted on mutantyearzero.com.

Now available for PC pre-order on buy.mutantyearzero.com, the game will be available in a Standard Edition ($34.99) and a Deluxe Edition ($54.99). The Deluxe Edition includes a desktop wallpaper, digital artbook, digital soundtrack, and a digital copy of the Mutant Year Zero pen-and-paper RPG book. Pre-ordering the Standard Edition will give you a three-day head start at launch while pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition gives you the same head start as well as access to a Beta version of the game before launch. The game will also launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 4th, simultaneously with PC.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is developed by The Bearded Ladies and published by Funcom. For more information, please visit the official website at mutantyearzero.com.
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Soulcalibur VI Launch Trailer
Oct 18, 2018 - 7:02 PM - by Evil Avatar
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Hitman 2 Elusive Target Portrayed by Sean Bean Announced
Oct 18, 2018 - 6:59 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive today announced that international actor Sean Bean will star in the first Elusive Target mission for the Hitman 2 video game. Bean will take on the role of Mark Faba, a former MI5 agent turned freelance assassin. Notoriously known as “The Undying”, Faba’s reputation as a master of faking his own death is second to none, ultimately causing the International Contract Agency (ICA) to put an imposing bounty on his head.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Trailer
Oct 18, 2018 - 6:56 PM - by Evil Avatar


Red Dead Redemption 2, an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age, arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th.
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Battlefield V Single Player Trailer
Oct 16, 2018 - 6:25 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Discover the untold stories of World War 2 with Battlefield V's single player War Stories. In Nordlys, resist German occupation in Norway, sabotage behind enemy lines as an unlikely English soldier in Under No Flag, fight for a home you've never seen in Tirailleur, and in The Last Tiger (available in December) join the crew of a Tiger I as they question why they fight. Battlefield V is out worldwide November 20th.
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Spider-Man PS4 DLC The Heist Adds Three New Spider-Suits
Oct 16, 2018 - 6:21 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist Out Next Tuesday, Adds 3 New Suits

Since we launched Marvel’s Spider-Man, we’ve been absolutely floored by the amazing response from everyone. Since then, one of the most common questions we have received is, “when can I get more content to play?” You’ll be happy to know that our first chapter of our Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps DLC Series, Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist, will release in one week on October 23rd. We’re thrilled to continue expanding our original Spider-Man universe with this first of three add-on chapters.

As we have throughout the year for the base game, we worked with Marvel artists on some brand new art for Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist. This art illustrating Spider-Man and Black Cat, comes from famed Marvel illustrator and suit designer Adi Granov.

As you play Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist, you’ll encounter the beginning of a new, interconnected story taking place over the three chapters of Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps. A robbery at an art museum entangles Spider-Man and MJ with an old flame from Peter Parker’s past, Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat. Beyond new story missions, there’s a whole new faction of enemies, new crimes, new challenges, new trophies, and of course, three brand new suits.



Here’s a first look at the three new suits. One we’d love to highlight is the Resilient Suit, by famed Marvel illustrator Gabriele Dell’Otto. We loved bringing original suits to the game, starting with our Advanced Suit, and continuing with Adi Granov’s Velocity Suit, and this is another great one. Additionally we have two more suits that fans of the comics will recognize, Spider-Man’s suit from Scarlet Spider II, and the Spider-UK suit from the Spider-Verse.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist can be purchased on the PlayStation Store for $9.99 USD MSRP. If you want to save a few dollars, you can order the entire Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps series for $24.99 USD MSRP, which will get you Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist, as well as the two additional chapters releasing later this year.

Haven’t picked up Marvel’s Spider-Man yet? Check out the Digital Deluxe Edition – which for $79.99 USD MSRP gets you the full game, as well as all three chapters of Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps upon their respective individual release!

Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist releases on October 23rd.
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Switch Diablo III: Eternal Collection Bundle Announced
Oct 15, 2018 - 8:14 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Nintendo News: Summon Up a Nintendo Switch Bundle with Diablo III: Eternal Collection Starting November 2

The devil is literally in the details of a new Nintendo Switch bundle featuring Blizzard’s legendary game Diablo III: Eternal Collection, launching exclusively at GameStop on Nov. 2. Fans who pick up the devilish bundle will receive a Nintendo Switch system and dock featuring Diablo III artwork, a download code for the Diablo III: Eternal Collection game and a themed carrying case, all at a suggested retail price of $359.99.

Diablo III: Eternal Collection contains the full classic game, as well as all of its expansion content: Rise of the Necromancer and Reaper of Souls. In addition, fans who play the Nintendo Switch version will receive in-game items that are only available on Nintendo’s hit console. These in-game bonuses include a variety of items from The Legend of Zelda series, including Ganondorf Transmog Armor, a companion Cucco pet and a Golden Triforce Portrait Frame.

In Diablo III: Eternal Collection, players choose between one of seven classes, including Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, Witch Doctor and Wizard, to set off on a dark and memorable adventure to destroy demons and discover loot. The critically acclaimed game is hailed for its style and gameplay, which is perfect for playing on the TV or on the go using Nintendo Switch.

For more information about Diablo III: Eternal Collection, visit nintendo.com/diablo-3-switch.
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Game & Movie Releases for the week of October 14th to October 20th
Oct 15, 2018 - 7:58 AM - by Evil Avatar

Game & Movie Releases for the week of October 14th to October 20th, 2018.

Retail Games
Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
SOULCALIBUR VI (PS4, Xbox)
Dark Souls: Remastered (Switch)
Dark Souls Trilogy (PS4, Xbox)
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
LEGO DC Super-Villains (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
Warriors Orochi 4 (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
Flipping Death (Switch)
Crayola Scoot (Switch)
Big Buck Hunter Arcade (Switch)

Movies & TV
Ant-Man and the Wasp
The Big Lebowski Limited Edition
Unfriended: Dark Web
The Prince of Egypt
Arizona
12 Monkeys
Down a Dark Hall
Reprisal
Shampoo Criterion Collection[/url]
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
Seven Heavenly Virtues: Complete Collection
Orange: The Complete Series
Dance with Devils: The Complete Series
Heavy Object: Season One
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War - Season One
Snow White with the Red Hair: The Complete Series

Box Office
Halloween
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Venom Swings into the #1 Spot for a Second Weekend
Oct 15, 2018 - 7:19 AM - by Evil Avatar

Anti-Hero Venom webbed himself to the #1 spot for a second week in a row, while the Anti-American propaganda film First Man ended up being a massive loss for the studio.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of October 12th to October 14th, 2018.
  1. Venom $35.7/$142.8
  2. A Star is Born $28.0/$94.1
  3. First Man $16.5/$16.5
  4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween $16.2/$16.2
  5. Smallfoot $9.3/$57.6
  6. Night School $8.0/$59.8
  7. Bad Times At The El Royale $7.2/$7.2
  8. The House With A Clock In Its Walls $3.9/$62.2
  9. The Hate U Give $1.7/$2.4
  10. A Simple Favor $1.3/$52.0
  11. The Nun $1.3/$115.9
  12. Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer $1.2/$1.2

With a projected development and marketing budget of $125 million, First Man will be a loss for the studio that rivals Waterworld, Pluto Nash, John Carter and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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Pure Evil - Weekend Gamer Edition
Oct 14, 2018 - 9:12 AM - by Evil Avatar
This weekend I’m home on Sunday for the first time in a while and I got in some gaming on Friday night and Saturday night.

Friday I spent most of my night playing Heroes of the Storm. I just can’t escape this title, though it’s frustrating. I’m a decent player, but getting stuck with 4 random people in Ranked mode means that the second you start to get ahead you end up dropping back down the list. For some reason the second you start doing good, they start matching you up with scrubs. I’ve literally been matched with people I know are troll players after I have four or five wins in a row.

I also tried Black Ops IIII. I don’t think it is for me. I don’t get anyting out of Battle Royale and this game is pretty much 100% centered around Battle Royale. It is the biggest Battle Royale Map ever created in a game, and as a result the most dull. It takes even longer to find enemies and when you do, it’s still back to the same little 1v1 fire fights that are the hallmark of Battle Royale games. Ho Hum. It is just not fast paced enough for me. I might die a lot in shooters, but at least that means I’m playing!

I also did some recent pick-ups (to steal a phrase from Metal Jesus) of the remaster of Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen and I snagged Project Cars 2, both for less than $20 on Amazon. Dragon’s Dogma looks pretty decent and runs a lot better than the PS3 version. I always enjoyed the game and never quite finished it, so I’m willing to give this one a run through.

Project Cars 2 seems a little dull. There is just something more dynamic about racers like Forza Horizon 4 than Project Cars. I was hoping to get into a few multiplayer races and have some fun, but I’m not sure this is the title for me. I might try F1 2018 to see if I have more fun. I did get a review unit of Forza Horizon 4 on the PC and it looks great and runs pretty decent. I haven’t upgraded my machine in a LONG time so I was just totally thrilled to see how great it runs.

Only two weeks now till Red Dead Redemption 2, so I may try to Platinum Spider-Man before that drops. Kind of my last chance before RDR2 takes over all my gaming time!

I hope you pack in as much gaming into your weekend as I have!
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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales - 37 Minute Gameplay Walkthrough Video
Oct 14, 2018 - 9:01 AM - by Emabulator


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Thronebreaker is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics. Crafted by the developers responsible for some of the most iconic moments in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran queen of two Northern Realms — Lyria and Rivia. Facing an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Oct 14, 2018 - 8:21 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

It's week 6. How are your team(s) doing so far this season? I hope the Vikes can pull off another win this week as they take on Arizona.

What game(s) will you be watching today?
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For Honor Celebrates 15 Million Players, Teases 2019's 'Year Of The Harbinger'
Oct 14, 2018 - 8:09 AM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

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Since its launch early last year, For Honor has steadily increased its playerbase with frequent content, technical, and balance updates. With its major Marching Fire expansion hitting next week, the team behind the game has decided to celebrate a huge milestone, while also teasing the next year of For Honor content.

Earlier this week, the game celebrated hitting the 15 million-player milestone, continuing Ubisoft's streak of multiplayer games growing over the course of their lifespan (Rainbow Six Siege hit the 35 million-player mark earlier this year).

This bodes well for the game going into Marching Fire, the upcoming release of which prompted Ubisoft to host a livestream. Towards the end of the that stream, however, it offered players a tease at was coming to For Honor after Marching Fire: The Year of the Harbinger. The image (above) shows a war hammer planted on firm ground. While thoughts of Mjolnir come to mind, the ornamentation doesn't quite match Nordic designs (especially with the lizard/dragon on the hilt). It could be teasing a new faction, hero, or more.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Oct 13, 2018 - 4:00 PM - by Jetherik

Rain in the valley - 2.25 inches so far today... Mind you, in Phoenix the yearly average is 7 inches. What are you playing?
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Six years later, Star Citizen is still raking it in
Oct 13, 2018 - 11:53 AM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

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Star Citizen has been in development for six years and it still doesn't have a release date - but the money keeps flooding on in.

The space PC game, which has so far raised nearly $200m, recently held CitizenCon, a gathering of fans and developers for all things Star Citizen.

Off the back of that, the release of a new update, a flashy new trailer and the sale of some new spaceships, developer Cloud Imperium Games saw $379,254 flow into its coffers in just one day.

The following day, on the 11th October, CIG brought in around $320,000. And yesterday, 12th October, around $200,000 came in. Based on this trajectory, by the end of this week, around $1m will have been made.

This marks a giant jump in revenue for the Star Citizen norm. Each day this week prior to the 10th, the game pulled in around $21,000.

One of the things that's unique about Star Citizen is it makes public its revenue, which it's still calling crowdfunding, on its website, so you can see how much money is being made on a monthly, weekly, daily and even hourly basis.

Star Citizen makes the bulk of its money from the sale of virtual spaceships, some of which you can fly now, some you can't. At CitizenCon, CIG released a new spaceship available for a limited time only. The Valkyrie 2948 Liberator edition is only available until 14th October, and it costs £264. There's a bundle with the ship and a raft of extras, including lifetime insurance, for £536.
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Iron Fist Kicked to the Curb
Oct 12, 2018 - 11:09 PM - by magicka

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If you were one of the people incredibly excited by the possibilities left open at the end of Iron Fist season two, we have some very bad news. Netflix just cancelled the show, making it the first Marvel show to get the axe.

“Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Netflix and Marvel said in a statement release to Deadline. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners. We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on.”
Source: Gizmodo.

For shame. Last 5 minutes of season two showed the series might be about to get good for once.
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Arcade1Up Home Cab Reviews: Street Fighter II & Asteroids
Oct 12, 2018 - 6:05 PM - by Metal Jesus

Games in this video:
Street Fighter II Champion Edition
Street Fighter II Turbo
Super Street Fighter II
Asteroids
Tempest
Major Havoc
Lunar Lander

More info: https://www.arcade1up.com
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New trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass Tries to Find a Hero in Everyone
Oct 11, 2018 - 8:29 AM - by Evil Avatar


Glass will be released by Universal Pictures in North America on January 18, 2019.
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Call of Duty Black Ops 4: This is Blackout Trailer
Oct 11, 2018 - 8:15 AM - by Evil Avatar


Battle on land, air, and sea to be the last one standing.

Drop into Call of Duty’s biggest map ever in an all-new Battle Royale mode, playable in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on October 12, 2018.
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Just Cause 4 Story Trailer Released
Oct 11, 2018 - 8:01 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Now rogue from the Agency, in Just Cause 4 Rico Rodriguez travels to the South American inspired Island of Solís, hell bent on uncovering the truth behind his father’s death. Solís is a place ravished by powerful storms and tornados, it’s in a state of unrest and on the brink of war. The ruthless Black Hand militia, led by the dangerous Gabriella, are using everything they have to keep the situation under control. Rico soon forms an alliance with Mira, a rebellious dissident before finding himself leading an army as he fights, grapples and wingsuits his way through conspiracies and chaos.

Just Cause 4 is a landmark entry to the series, releasing December 4th 2018 on Xbox One, PC and PS4.
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PlayStation Network online ID change feature coming in early 2019
Oct 11, 2018 - 7:53 AM - by Evil Avatar

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PSN Online ID Change Feature Entering PlayStation Preview Program Soon

We’re happy to announce that we will soon begin testing the long-awaited feature that will allow users to change their PlayStation Network Online ID from their PlayStation 4 system. The PSN Online ID Change feature beta will be a part of the PlayStation Preview Program, and will become available to select users that have pre-registered as testers for previous PS4 system software betas.

During the preview program, you will be able to change your online ID as many times as you want. The first change is free, and changes after that will cost $9.99 USD / CAD. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99 USD/ CAD after the first change. Changes to online ID can be made through the Settings menu or via the Profile page of your PS4.

When you change your online ID, you will have the option to display your previous ID with your new ID, so your friends can recognize you. Once you decide to display your old ID or not, you won’t be able to adjust this after completing the online ID change process.

This feature is compatible with PS4 games originally published after April 1, 2018, and a large majority of the most-played PS4 games that were released before this date. However, please note not all games and applications for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita systems are guaranteed to support the online ID change, and users may occasionally encounter issues or errors in certain games. If for any reason you experience issues after changing your ID, you can revert back to your original ID for free at any time (you will only be able to revert once during the preview program). Reverting back to an old ID will resolve most issues caused by the ID change. In addition, when this feature officially launches, a list of compatible games published before April 1, 2018, will be provided on PlayStation.com for reference before you make a change.

The preview program for this feature is scheduled to conclude at the end of November 2018. The full rollout of the feature to all PS4 owners is planned for early 2019, so stay tuned for updates down the road!
blog.us.playstation.com
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The Witcher Leading Ladies Have Been Cast
Oct 11, 2018 - 6:07 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Via GameSpot
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The character of Ciri is the Princess of Cintra, and she will play a key role in the plot of the show. Yennifer is a sorceress who acts as a mother figure to Ciri and is the main love interest for Geralt.

Word of Ciri's casting has been a point of contention for Witcher fans. When a rumor began swirling that the show was seeking a woman of color to portray Ciri, the backlash on social media was so furious that Hissrich, the showrunner, ended up taking a break from Twitter.

She tweeted, "It's time for a Twitter hiatus. The love here is amazing, and the hate is enlightening, like a real-life Trial of the Grasses, except I HAVE to read less and write more -- or we won't have a damn finale. Be back soon with more insight and more Roach. Be nice to each other, okay?"

In the THR interview, Hissrich had this to say about the incident: "Truthfully, the controversy about Ciri, my own politics or the fact that I'm a woman, to me, just interacting with the fans has helped an enormous amount, because they see I'm on their side."
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Pet Sematary Remake Trailer #PetSematary
Oct 10, 2018 - 7:07 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.
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Fallout 76 Isn't Coming To Steam
Oct 10, 2018 - 5:45 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Via GameSpot
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One of 2018's biggest games, Fallout 76, won't be available on the world's largest PC platform, Steam. Instead, Bethesda is releasing the game on PC exclusively through its own Bethesda.net launcher. The move makes business sense, as Bethesda won't have to pay Steam operator Valve its cut of sales, but the announcement shocked some fans as previous Fallout games like Fallout 4 and Fallout 3 launched on Steam.

So why won't Fallout 76 be available on Steam? Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines told GameSpot that the company wants to have a "direct relationship" with Fallout 76 players due to the game's always-online, multiplayer focus.
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Sources: Microsoft is Close to Buying Obsidian
Oct 09, 2018 - 5:35 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Microsoft is finalizing a deal to acquire the independent development studio Obsidian Entertainment, according to three people briefed on the negotiations. We don’t know if ink is on paper yet, and plenty of major acquisition deals have fallen apart in the final hours, but those close to the companies believe it is all but done.

One person with knowledge of the deal told Kotaku they’d heard it was “90%” finished. Said a second person: “It’s a matter of when, not if.”

“We do not comment on rumors or speculation,” said a Microsoft spokesperson.

“Unfortunately, we don’t comment on rumors or speculation other than to say that the Rumors album by Fleetwood Mac still holds up,” said an Obsidian spokesperson.
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Accused Pedophile James Gunn Moving from Marvel to DC
Oct 09, 2018 - 5:26 PM - by Evil Avatar

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn is in talks to write “Suicide Squad 2,” jumping ship from Marvel to DC.

Gunn’s deal was made “with an eye to direct” the Warner Bros. film, which is expected to be a completely new take.

Gunn helmed the first two “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies, but was fired from the franchise this summer following the re-emergence of old, offensive tweets joking about pedophilia and rape.

The studio had been developing “Suicide Squad 2” with “The Accountant” director Gavin O’Connor, who came on board a year ago, but is no longer attached.

Sony announced on Monday that it moved Gunn’s “BrightBurn” back from Nov. 30 to May 24, 2019 — the start of Memorial Day weekend. Gunn produced the project with The H Collective. “BrightBurn” stars Elizabeth Banks, Jackson Dunn, David Denman, Meredith Hagner, and Matt Jones.

The first “Suicide Squad” was toplined by Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, and Cara Delevingne. Despite poor reviews, the movie earned nearly $750 million worldwide on a $175 million budget. The film, written and directed by David Ayer, followed imprisoned supervillains executing black ops missions to save the world in exchange for reduced sentences.
Variety.
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Wildstar MMO Shutting Down
Oct 09, 2018 - 11:42 AM - by Zombosis

Not surprising... still, I remember quite liking this when it first was in public beta, but by that time I couldn't commit to a sub-based MMO anymore...

Wildstar signing off November 28.

Another one bites the dust.
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Stories Untold Developer Announces Sci-Fi Thriller Observation for PS4 and PC
Oct 09, 2018 - 8:35 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Stories Untold developer No Code – in conjunction with Devolver Digital – has revealed Observation, a contemporary sci-fi thriller in which you play a space station AI. It will arrive for PS4 and PC in Spring 2019.

Set on an Earth-orbiting facility, Observation sees players take control of SAM, an onboard AI, assisting crew member Dr. Emma Fisher after a mysterious event damages the station and seems to cause the rest of the crew to vanish. There's also the small matter of a rogue signal with a simple message for you: "BRING HER".

SAM is essentially a disembodied intelligence, but can look through any of the station's cameras, operate its various systems and take control of certain tools, all of which help players in exploring the station and solving puzzles to assist Dr. Fisher.
IGN.

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Left Alive Launches March 5 in North America and Europe
Oct 09, 2018 - 8:27 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Survival Action Shooter Left Alive, Coming to PlayStation 4 and Steam on March 5

Square Enix today announced that the brand-new survival action shooter LEFT ALIVE, is releasing for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Steam on March 5th.

Created by veteran game developers, Toshifumi Nabeshima (director, Armored Core series), Yoji Shinkawa from Kojima Productions (character designer, Metal Gear series), and Takayuki Yanase (mech designer, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Xenoblade Chronicles X), LEFT ALIVE tells a dark and gritty story of survival from the perspective of three different protagonists as they struggle to escape the war-torn city.

Players who purchase the physical Day One Edition of the game will receive the bonus ‘Survival Pack’ DLC, which includes plenty of useful items to help players survive, such as the Ammo Pack, Light Body Armor, Recovery Pack, Klyuch Weapon, and Grenade Pack.

For the ultimate collector, the limited Mech Edition bundle is available for pre-order exclusively from the Square Enix Online Store for $159.99, and includes:

• The Day One Edition of the game which includes the full game, and the Day One ‘Survival Pack’ DLC

• Volk Action Figure – specially designed by Takayuki Yanase, which features interchangeable accessories, weapons and hands

• Hardback Art Collection – 80-page artbook

• Exclusive Steelbook Case - featuring mech designs from creators Yoji Shinkawa and Takayuki Yanase

• Collector’s Box

Digital pre-orders are also now available through the PlayStation Store and Steam Store for $59.99, which includes the base game, bonus DLC, including Ammo Pack, Light Body Armor and Recovery Pack as well as the following exclusive items:

• PlayStation Store: PlayStation 4 system Static Theme, Slava Weapon and Material Pack (now available for pre-order)

• Steam Store: Wallpaper Set, Soundtrack Sampler and Padub Weapon (available to pre-purchase from 9:00 AM Pacific today)

For more information about the game, please visit: left-alive.square-enix-games.com.
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Vinyl Record Pickups Oct 2018 - 20+ Albums
Oct 09, 2018 - 8:25 AM - by Metal Jesus

Sample of the albums we show...
Conker's Bad Fur Day Original Soundtrack
Metal Allegiance Vol II: Power Drunk Majesty
Dead Cells Soundtrack
Death Angel - Act III
Profondo Rosso Original Soundtrack

(Complete list in the comments)
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Borderlands 2 VR Announced for PlayStation VR
Oct 09, 2018 - 8:19 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Borderlands 2 VR Gets All Up in Your Face on PlayStation VR

2K and Gearbox Software today announced Borderlands 2 VR, that will bring the critically-acclaimed and genre-defining shooter-looter franchise to VR for the first time on December 14, 2018 on PlayStation VR. Fans who pre-order Borderlands 2 VR will also be rewarded with instant access to a dynamic PlayStation Theme featuring the game’s four iconic Vault Hunters – Salvador, Maya, Axton and Zer0.

Developed by Gearbox Software, Borderlands 2 VR brings the iconic world of Pandora to life like never before. Fans will virtually become a treasure-seeking Vault Hunter, grab 87 bazillion guns, and face off against the galaxy’s most charming psychopathic dictator, Handsome Jack, to free Pandora from the corrupt Hyperion Corporation.

Key Features

• Virtually Step onto Pandora: Step into the boots of a treasure-seeking Vault Hunter armed with 87 bazillion possible guns on a quest to line your pockets with loot and free Pandora from Handsome Jack’s clutches. Blast bandits with real-world aiming, punch bullymongs in the mouth, find the perfect gun inside a life-sized treasure chest and inspect it from every angle. Catch-aRide and race across Pandora in first-person view and experience the thrill of a psycho running toward you with grenade in-hand yelling, “Boom time!”

• Virtually Slow Time: Borderlands 2 VR includes new features unique to the VR experience to empower Vault Hunters in their fight against Handsome Jack. With Bad Ass Mega Fun Time (aka BAMF Time), players can use this new slow-mo ability to literally slow the speed of the game temporarily to set up their next attack. In addition, with the option to Teleport, players can glide across Pandora as gracefully as Claptrap (if he had grace).

• Become a Virtual Vault Hunter: Take on the role of one of four playable classes – Siren, Commando, Gunzerker and Assassin – each with unique combat styles and updated skills that leverage the new VR functionality, including the new BAMF Time ability. Whether crushing enemies with Maya’s Siren powers, calling in Sabre Turret reinforcements as Axton, feeling the heft of dual-wielded machine guns as Salvador, or the satisfying swing of Zer0’s sword in an enemy’s back, Borderlands 2 VR immerses players like never before.

• Experience Virtual Improvements: For the first time ever, players can experience the sublime exhilaration of driving around the Borderlands in first-person perspective – accelerating and steering with the joystick and aiming the vehicle’s weapons with their headset. With the use of the motion controllers and headset, players can interact with the menu systems in a new and intuitive way for the platform, easily navigating through the menus by pointing, clicking, dragging and dropping. Players will also have the choice of preferred movement styles. Whether that’s the VR popular pointed-teleportation, or the classic direct movement style with joysticks – your experience should feel good for VR and true to form of classic Borderlands.

• Get Virtually Rich: Borderlands VR brings shoot-and-loot mechanics to VR with bazillions of procedurally-generated guns and gear, each with their own capabilities and modifiers. Procedurally-generated shields, grenades, relics, class mods and more round out your Vault Hunter’s arsenal for maximum power and mayhem.

Borderlands 2 VR will be available on December 14, 2018 for the PlayStation VR. Borderlands 2 VR is single-player only. For more information, please visit the official Borderlands website.
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Game & Movie Releases for the week of October 7th to October 13th, 2018
Oct 08, 2018 - 5:53 PM - by Evil Avatar

Game & Movie Releases for the week of October 7th to October 13th, 2018.

Retail Games
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PS4, Xbox, PC)
WWE 2K19 (PS4, Xbox)
Air Missions: HIND (PS4)
Space Hulk: Tactics (PS4, Xbox)
Disgaea 1 Complete (PS4, Switch)
This Is the Police 2 (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
The World Ends with You: Final Remix (Switch)
Goosebumps The Game (Switch)
Cat Quest (Switch)

Movies & TV
Skyscraper
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Constantine: City of Demons
Hotel Artemis
Eighth Grade
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
The Reluctant Astronaut
How to Frame a Figg
The Shakiest Gun in the West
A Prayer Before Dawn
Killing Eve: Season One
Recovery of an MMO Junkie: The Complete Series
Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches: The Complete Series
Eight Hours Don't Make a Day Criterion Collection
Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On - Season One - Part Four
Prison School: The Complete Series
Zillion: The Complete Series
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman - The Complete Series
Nanbaka: Part 2

Box Office
First Man
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Bad Times at the El Royale
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Venom is the Star of the Weekend Boxoffice Chart #Venom
Oct 08, 2018 - 5:22 PM - by Evil Avatar

This weekend Sony's Venom bit the head off the box office charts, breaking records and becoming the highest October opening for a movie of all time.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of October 5th to October 7th, 2018.
  1. Venom $80.2/$80.2
  2. A Star is Born $42.9/$44.2
  3. Smallfoot $14.4/$42.2
  4. Night School $12.5/$46.9
  5. The House With A Clock In Its Walls $7.3/$55.0
  6. A Simple Favor $3.4/$49.0
  7. The Nun $2.7/$113.4
  8. Crazy Rich Asians $2.1/$169.2
  9. Hell Fest $2.0/$8.8
  10. The Predator $.947/$50.0
  11. White Boy Rick $.603/$23.3
  12. Free Solo $.562/$.977

Venom once again shows that you totally can't trust movie critics any more, they trashed the film but the public showed up to see it anyway. We got out to see it, I would rate it around the quality of the worst of the Marvel movies... say around as good as the first Ant-Man.
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Microsoft Announces Project xCloud Game-Streaming Initiative
Oct 08, 2018 - 10:33 AM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

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Microsoft has announced Project xCloud – a game-streaming initiative letting you play Xbox and PC-quality titles on your phone or tablet. More details on the initiative are coming, and public trials start in 2019.

The service, which the company talked about at E3 this year, is currently up and running at Microsoft on a 4G network (at 10 megabits per second) and will work with 5G, and players can either control games pairing their Xbox controller via Bluetooth or use a "game-specific touch input overlay," according to Microsoft's announcement blog (click the source link below).

The service is compatible with "existing and future Xbox games," but it's unknown at this time what games will work with xCloud. However, the video below mentions and shows various first-party titles and franchises including Halo, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 4. The introductory blog assures developers that utilizing the service requires "no additional work."
Microsoft: "Project xCloud: Gaming with you at the center"
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New PS4 Elite-Style Controller Now Available
Oct 08, 2018 - 9:53 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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Microsoft makes the Xbox One Elite controller itself, but Sony has always relied on third-party hardware makers to fill in the gap in its PlayStation 4 controller product line. With the Scuf Vantage controller, a new entry in the category has just arrived. It's available now, and you can order one here. Just be warned: it's not cheap.

The default version costs $170. The front of the controller is gray with black accents, plus yellow rings around the analog sticks. But just like another Microsoft offering, you can customize the colors of nearly every part of the controller, from the faceplate and buttons to the D-pad and analog sticks. Custom-designed Scuf Vantage controllers cost an additional $30, and adding a wireless option costs an additional $30.

Why pay that much for a PS4 controller? Because it has a number of features you won't find in a standard DualShock 4 controller. These features are designed to make you a better player, particularly if you enjoy competitive games online. It has anti-friction rings that automatically lubricate the thumbsticks to create a smoother glide. The thumbsticks themselves come in two height options and your choice of domed or concave thumb pads.

Like the Xbox One Elite controller, you can swap out the D-pad with a control disc that's designed to offer easier access to diagonal directions. Finally, you can outfit the rear of the controller with paddle-like triggers that feature adjustable trigger tension. They also come with with optional covers to let you choose exactly how much travel the triggers should have before the button press registers.
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Sony Patent Sparks PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility Rumors Again
Oct 07, 2018 - 8:08 AM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

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A newly published patent has sparked rumours about future Sony consoles and backwards compatibility.

As reported by Gearnuke, the patent (via ResetEra) - entitled "remastering by emulation" - was published on 2nd October 2018 by Sony Interactive Entertainment America.

However, if you look at the "filed date" a few lines down, you'll see the application was initially made on 22nd November 2016.

The full application - which certainly appears to be legitimate - is pretty overwhelming, but it essentially details the live remastering of textures from old games and replacing them "on the fly" with shiny new ones better suited to contemporary resolution displays.

"Each asset such as a texture called for by legacy software such as a legacy computer game software has a unique identifier associated with it," the patent explains. "The unique identifier can be rendered by imposing a hash on the asset, and then the asset stored with its identifier in a data structure. An artist remasters the textures for presentation on a higher resolution display than envisioned in the original software, and stores them back in the data structure with their identifiers.

"The original software is then played on the higher resolution display, with asset (such as texture) calls being intercepted, identified, and the data structure entered to retrieve the remastered asset having a matching identifier. The remastered asset is then inserted on the fly into the game presentation."
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Oct 07, 2018 - 6:47 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

It's week 5. I'll be watching the Vikings vs Eagles.

What game(s) will you be watching today?
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Baldur's Gate 3 is in the works, apparently
Oct 06, 2018 - 3:45 PM - by Emabulator

PC Gamer has the story.

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It's interesting how the wheel of time turns. Way back in 1998, Baldur's Gate was credited with single-handled reviving the CRPG genre. Its fortunes have waned somewhat since then, but the past few years have seen a resurgence of interest in the style, with games like Divinity: Original Sin, Pillars of Eternity, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and most recently, Pathfinder: Kingmaker. And it might be possible that Baldur's Gate will be a beneficiary of the revival this time around.

The evidence—which, to be fair, is more of an insinuation—comes to us courtesy of a tweet from inXile Entertainment boss Brian Fargo.

The tweet was a response to a reference to a Rock, Paper, Shotgun story from 2012, in which Beamdog, the studio that made the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Editions and the Siege of Dragonspear expansion, said that making Baldur's Gate 3 was its long-term goal.

"We’re totally thinking Kickstarter. It just makes so much sense and solves so many problems," the studio said at the time. "I think what Brian [Fargo] is doing with Wasteland is very interesting.

But Beamdog told PCGamesN that it's not working on the game, and Larian shot down an entirely unsubstantiated RPG Codex rumor that it had acquired the Baldur's Gate license. As for Fargo, he declined to comment further, saying in an email only that he "really should not say more."
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Nintendo Files Patent For Playable Smartphone Case Resembling A Game Boy
Oct 06, 2018 - 9:36 AM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

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A patent applied for by Nintendo that hinted at a Game Boy Classic appears to more than meets the eye, now that a more full look at the information has become available. Nintendo appears to be seeking to create a case for smartphones that acts as a playable shell for Game Boy games, effectively using your phone as a Game Boy Classic.

The patent, which was applied for in March 2018, became fully available this week. The patent illustrations show a wallet smartphone case with a Game Boy-style front that would be placed over the touchscreen. The buttons on the front cover would be usable, while the screen cutout on the front would presumably play Game Boy games.
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Space Hulk: Tactics - Launch Trailer
Oct 06, 2018 - 9:27 AM - by Emabulator

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Space Hulk: Tactics is a faithful adaptation of the board game Space Hulk, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, bringing a unique twist to the cult classic formula. Engage in bloody battles through an immense Space Hulk - a twisted mass of asteroids, wrecked star ships, and debris – as either a squad of Terminator Space Marines or the deadly alien Genestealers. Which side will you choose?

Battle through two distinct, narrative-driven campaigns: lead a Blood Angels squad, which you will customise and upgrade as you progress, or take control of the Genestealers for the first time in a Space Hulk game!

Space Hulk: Tactics is based on the rules of the popular board game, given a fresh new spin in the form of the unique Card system. Cards provide more ways to customize your squad and allow you to turn the tide of battle with powerful abilities that trigger game-changing effects when used at the right moment.

Test your skills against other players in the expansive online competitive multiplayer. Command a swarm of Genestealers or a custom squad of different unit types from one of four Space Marine Chapters available – the Blood Angels, the Space Wolves, the Ultramarines, and the Dark Angels. The game includes a built-in intuitive map creation tool, to design your own original maps with custom objectives, and share them with other players!
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to? #Behemoth
Oct 06, 2018 - 9:11 AM - by Emabulator


I'm listening Polish choir boys Behemoth's new album, I Loved You At Your Darkest.

What are listening to?
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Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Bonus Items Revealed
Oct 05, 2018 - 7:10 PM - by Evil Avatar

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With the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 just weeks away, we wanted to share first details around some of PlayStation’s 30 days early-access content coming to Rockstar Games’ deepest and most expansive world to date.

Both Red Dead Redemption 2 and its multiplayer experience, Red Dead Online, will come with exciting PlayStation 4 benefits right from launch. In Red Dead Redemption 2, PS4 players will be able to customize Arthur Morgan with the Grizzlies Outlaw Outfit.

Come November with the launch of Red Dead Online, PS4 players will get 30 days early access to the versatile Arabian horse featuring a custom Alligator skin saddle, and the High Roller double-action revolver. Make sure that you have an active PS Plus subscription so that you can access Red Dead Online and check out these awesome items!
PlayStation Blog.
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The Boys Teaser Trailer Gives the Finger to Super Heroes #TheBoys
Oct 05, 2018 - 6:34 PM - by Evil Avatar

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In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, THE BOYS centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. THE BOYS is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes. THE BOYS is scheduled for a 2019 release.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Oct 05, 2018 - 1:07 PM - by Jetherik

Weekend filled with football, music, and games. What are you playing?
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Overlord trailer Delivers Insanity and Blood #Overlord
Oct 05, 2018 - 7:27 AM - by Evil Avatar

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With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion's success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen. From producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord is a thrilling, pulse-pounding action adventure with a twist.
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First look at Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian
Oct 04, 2018 - 5:57 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Lucasfilm revealed the first image from The Mandalorian, the live-action streaming series set in the Star Wars universe, and announced an impressive list of directors who will help bring the series to life.

The Mandalorian will tell the story of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic, as previously announced by producer Jon Favreau. That gunslinger will wear the iconic armor made famous by bounty hunter Boba Fett, as seen in the show’s first production photo.

Additionally, Lucasfilm named five episodic directors who will join Favreau in creating the show. The lineup includes Deborah Chow, whose television credits include Jessica Jones, Mr. Robot and Reign; Rick Famuyiwa, whose films include Dope and Confirmation; Bryce Dallas Howard, the co-star of Jurassic World and the director of various short films; and Taika Waititi, who directed Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do in the Shadows. Dave Filoni, known for his work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, will direct The Mandalorian’s first episode.

The series will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson, while Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.

Lucasfilm announced it was working on an original Star Wars television series earlier this year, with Favreau set to write and produce. The Mandalorian will stream on Disney’s streaming service, which is set to launch in late 2019.
Polygon.
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Leaked Image Reveals November PlayStation Plus Free Games
Oct 04, 2018 - 5:31 PM - by Evil Avatar

Anyone interested? Seems like another weak month.
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Mega Man Live-Action Movie Announced #MegaMan
Oct 04, 2018 - 7:01 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Mega Man to be Adapted into Live-Action Hollywood Film for the First Time!

Capcom today announced that its popular Mega Man IP is scheduled to be adapted into a live-action Hollywood film for the first time.

Since Mega Man debuted on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, the series secured its position as one of Capcom's major brands, boasting cumulative sales of 32 million units worldwide (as of June 30, 2018). Mega Man gained a following due to the challenging gameplay that contrasted with the memorable design of its characters; in the 30 years following its launch, the series has spawned numerous spin-offs, which altogether still enjoy the support of a deeply passionate fan base, consisting of everyone from younger players to hardcore gamers alike. Further, the Mega Man brand has been utilized in a wide variety of mediums around the globe, such as in character merchandise, comic books, animated television shows and movies. Mega Man 11, the newest title in the series, was released on October 2, 2018 in North America and Europe and October 4 in Japan.

The feature film, tentatively titled MEGA MAN, will be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, and is scheduled to be distributed by 20th Century Fox. Chernin Entertainment, responsible for the Planet of the Apes series, will be producing it with Masi Oka, of Heroes fame. Based on the influential and globally beloved Mega Man franchise, Capcom aims to appeal to a diverse audience, including not only game players but action movie fans as well, with an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man games, while incorporating the grand production and entertainment value that Hollywood movies are known for.

Capcom proactively leverages its rich library of original content in film and screen adaptations in conjunction with its Single Content Multiple Usage strategy. In addition to the release of Hollywood film Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in 2017 (released December 2016 in Japan), Mega Man: Fully Charged, an animated television show, began airing in North America in August 2018.

Going forward, Capcom remains committed to increasing the brand value of its game content by maximizing the significant promotional effect of visual media.
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Blizzard Reveals A Packed Blizzcon 2018 Schedule
Oct 03, 2018 - 12:47 PM - by Emabulator

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Blizzard has revealed the schedule for its upcoming Blizzcon 2018, and it's (unsurprisingly) jam-packed with nearly everything a fan could want. The two-day event is booked solid with panels, news, and esports event centered around the studio's big-name franchises.

Starting at 2:30 p.m. CDT on Friday, November 2, the event has a series of back-to-back panels discussing what's next for Diablo, Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, and Heroes of the Storm. Some of Saturday's highlights include a panel with Overwatch's voice actors and a session on World of Warcraft's world creation. You can go here to check out the complete schedule, so you can plan accordingly.

If you can't make it in person, you can pick up an online pass for $50 that will give you streaming access, a playable demo of World of Warcraft Classic, and in-game items for a variety of games. Go here for complete details.
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