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Dec
08
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The Earlier Rumors that NPD Group would report Sony outsold Microsoft during November are finally confirmed!

A representative from market analyst NPD Group told GameSpot that PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One during the month of November, breaking Microsoft's streak of higher sales.


It has now been officially confirmed, the earlier reports based on scans of cash register receipts by users were right, PS4 was the best-selling console in November, and the world famous NPD Group (which sadly only tracks America sales) has confirmed it, the four-month streak of Xbox One winning each month is now over, its back to the era of Sony winning the sales crown thanks in part to the launch of PSVR and cheaper price of the SLIM as the roll-out of the PS4 PRO started in middle of November, means that December could yet be another month of hot sales for the PlayStation brand.

Dec
08
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Shaq Says #GetCovered and Tune In To The White House Competitive Gaming Event

Twitch Brings Gaming to the White House to Build Awareness of Health Coverage Options

Live streamed Competitive Gaming broadcast with more than a dozen streaming personalities marks White House’s first-of-its-kind gaming event

The White House will host a live, competitive gaming event to encourage young people to go to HealthCare.gov and sign up for coverage.


You heard it from Shaq himself: on Monday, December 12, the White House will host a competitive gaming event to help people sign up for health care coverage at HealthCare.gov. Tune in to twitch.tv/GetCovered at 4 PM Eastern to join in!

Dec
08
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We Happy Few is currently available on Steam Early Access, GOG.com Games in Development, and Xbox Game Preview.

The team at Compulsion Games has been hard at work improving We Happy Few and is today launching a set of major optimizations called the Clockwork Update, which introduces a new tutorial area, improved encounters during conversations and quests, a visual overhaul in the village of Hamlyn, and more.


The Clockwork Update is live now on PC (Steam, GOG.com) and Xbox One. For more information, read the latest blog post.

Dec
08
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And on PlayStation VR Next Week

Got what it takes to be a secret agent? It’s time to find out.


Game developer Schell Games today announced that its award-winning, super-spy VR game I Expect You To Die is now available for Oculus Touch.

Dec
08
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50% Off Executive Offices and More

In anticipation of Import/Export – the latest update coming soon to GTA Online – and to better assist CEO’s to prepare, this week’s bonuses are geared towards getting players the gear they need faster.


Get Double GTA$ & RP on a host of game modes, discounts on key items from Executives and Other Criminals and Further Adventures in Finance and Felony including 50% off Executive Offices to run SecuroServ operations and more.

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Dec
08
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RockStar Games has decided to release 'Bully' for Mobile gamers to enjoy, in honor of its 10th Birthday!

In honor of the recent 10 year anniversary of Bully, the story of mischievous teenager Jimmy Hopkins and his adventures navigating adolescence and the social hierarchy of Bullworth Academy, Bully: Anniversary Edition is now available for iOS and Android devices.


Below is a new trailer to celebrate the launch along with the full details on Bully: Anniversary Edition.

Dec
08
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Escape scouring sandstorms, enslave thralls to defend your home, and summon godly avatars to survive in ‘Conan Exiles’
‘Conan Exiles’ hits PC Early Access on January 31st 2017 followed by Xbox One Game Preview release in Spring 2017


Your ability to survive will be put to the test in Conan Exiles. With so many elements at play to destroy you, how will you rise to the challenge?


We have a brand new video that goes into detail about the survival mechanics, as well as a very cool illustration that outlines the various ways to survive.

Dec
08
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Alto’s Adventure is still one of my favorite games to pick up and play on the commute, on the airplane or basically anywhere I have both my iPhone and a few minutes to spare.

The endless snowboarding adventure is one part mobile game and one part “in the zone” chill-out experience. But now there’s going to be a follow-up, and it’ll be more than an adventure — it’ll be an Odyssey.


One of the over-looked mobile games is Alto's Adventure, if you have not tried it out yet, I suggest you do, and if you are a fan already like myself, you will be glad to know there is sequel in the works, and here is some 'teaser' info about the upcoming Odyssey edition.

Dec
08
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The popular PC/XB1 space-sim is coming over to the PS4, but not until Q2 of 2017.

Elite Dangerous has previously been exclusive to the PC and Xbox One, but now PlayStation gamers will be able to explore the galaxy as it has been announced that the game will be coming to the PS4 next year.


Check out the announcement trailer below, in the meantime here is the comments regarding the release from the Frontier CEO:

Dec
08
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Nintendo's next big thing made a surprise appearance Wednesday night

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé swung by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon tonight to show off two of the company’s most important products in years — smartphone game Super Mario Run, and the new Switch console.


The original event was to be Jimmy playing Super Mario Run for the Apple iPhone that is coming out next week from Nintendo, but instead Reggie decides to whip out an Nintendo Switch and guess what it had the upcoming Zelda: Breath of The Wild loaded on it, and right away they decided to play it for a few minutes to the shock of everyone watching! :)

Dec
07
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The nation's first video game theater has landed at Westfield Garden State Plaza.
ESC Game Theater, a 30-person interactive gaming experience, recently opened on level two, the mall announced.


Participants in the game stand in one of 30 designated spots inside the 750-square-foot venue, which features a movie theater-size screen, surround sound and synchronized lights.


As Virtual Reality enters into our homes on our gaming consoles, those in the business of getting people out of their homes like movie theaters are trying new things, and this one is a form of interactive with other players, with gamers playing large-scale video games like moving cubes, and other objects with handheld controllers and standing in certain spots as directed by the interactive guide.

Dec
07
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“The Duke”, the oversized controller for the original Xbox might make its comeback for the Xbox One.

At least, that’s what the creator of the original Xbox, Seamus Blackley, hinted at via Twitter overnight. Blackley was initially hired by Microsoft back in 1999 to work on DirectX, but eventually wrote the proposal for the original Xbox. The team that would create and design Microsoft’s first console was assembled by Blackley as well.


The original super-sized controller might just be coming back to the Xbox family, and with games like Marvel vs. Capcom 4 which been also recently announced for the Xbox One, there will be for sure some fans that will be lining up to try to put their hands around it again, as its been a classic retro favorite for those into playing Street Fighter type games, instead of the newer more smaller pads!

Dec
07
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Following in Nintendo's Mobile Footsteps, Sony is digging out some Classic Mascots for its Mobile Drive!

Japan's Sony Corp will release as many as six smartphone games in the next financial year, hoping that its own gaming franchises can replicate the success of console rival Nintendo Co's Pokemon GO.


Sony is bringing back to live some very old classic games from its early PlayStation days, but will it be enough to allow Sony to finally make a dent in the mobile world, they have tried a few times and each time failed at it big time, but this time they are not locking them down to a special network or device, and releasing them normally via the Apple and Google app stores for all to enjoy again!

Dec
07
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"We wanted to show people just how much of an enjoyable difference it will make in their entertainment experiences."

Nintendo doesn't plan to announce any more specific details about the Switch until next month, but the company has now shared some insight into the console's name and its reveal event in October.


After a wave of recent leaks about the Nintendo Switch, we get some actual info from big 'N' themselves, but its not much just answers the Question of Why is it called Switch? and the other Question of Why Just a Short Teaser? that took place in October, leaving us hyped for the rest which we still will not get for another whole month! :)

Dec
07
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Reveal Slated for Monday - Tune in on December 12th to learn more!

Following a leak from coffee chain Starbucks, The Pokemon Company today officially confirmed that more creatures are coming to Pokemon Go.


With Pokemon Sun and Moon being the best-selling Pokemon ever in the history of Nintendo, it would make good logic to capture on the new wave of players, so big 'N' and the developer Niantic will reveal all the details about the new additions coming to Pokemon GO after this weekend on the upcoming Monday, December 12th.

Dec
07
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Coding an entire game in assembler. Matt Phillips is creating a brand new game for a 25 year old console.

Tanglewood is a brand new and original game for the SEGA Genesis and Mega Drive, to be released on physical cartridge in winter 2017.


Matt Phillips a long-time game developer and big fan of the 68000 CPU found in the SEGA consoles, has launched a KickStarter project to produce a brand-new original SEGA game using all the original development tools and to produce it into an original cartridge also.

Dec
07
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Virtual (Console) insanity!

Following years of pining after GameCube games on the Virtual Console, it looks like Nintendo fans will soon be getting their wish.


Here we go ahead with yet another new rumor report regarding the Nintendo Switch, with just over a month to go before the big Press Event and unveiling, the last few days been filled with lots of leaks regarding the plans of big 'N' for their new hybrid device.

Dec
07
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More than Xbox One and Wii U combined!

The SLIM and PRO have paid off for Sony in turns of more PS4 console sales, with them now reaching over 50 Million units sold worldwide since the original launch just a few years ago!


Sony is still the King of the Hill, with its cracking the big 50 recently, and Xbox One even with its sales lead for the last 4 months running in the USA has still only been able to reach the low 30 figures, which still gives Sony a nice lead as we get ready to enter the new year.

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Dec
07
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Its been teased since the first Xbox One E3 unveiling, but now 'sort of' has a Release Date!

For those of you wondering when Crackdown 3 will be available on Xbox One, we've finally got a launch window for you to add to your calendar. Just be aware that said window is kinda wide.


Fans of the series been screaming for more info every since it was first teased a few years ago, and now a bit of info has been leaked out from their producer and art directors during a livestream event, and now it seems to be on track for a release sometime during the Holiday 2017 window, most likely around the 'Scorpio' timeslot, and its also rumored to be coming with full native 4K support!

Dec
07
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If you can Dodge a Ball, you can Dodge a Super Combo!

Similar to his role in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Ferrell will likely spoof professional gaming culture in his new movie.


The world of Professional Gaming (eSports) has gotten large enough for Hollywood to take notice of it, and they are planning on producing a 'comedy' regarding it with Will Ferrell staring in the new movie.