PlayStation

  • Sony is celebrating a decade of PlayStation Network by throwing a big sale on the PlayStation Store. Check out all the wares on offer.

  • PlayStation 4 Pro launched this week.

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Xbox

  • There was once a time where the Xbox Preview Program was invite only, but soon it’ll be open to everyone as well as being renamed the Xbox Insider Preview. Microsoft made the announcement and listed all the details on their blog.

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Nintendo

  • To further pull at your nostalgia strings, Nintendo is resurrecting the Power Line for a weekend in celebration of the NES Classic Mini launch. Simply call 425-885-7529 between 9AM and 10PM Eastern each day (until the night of the 13th) and you can get both hints for “several” games as well as stories from people who manned the phones on the original line back in the 1980s. The hints are prerecorded, but it’s still a fun peek at what it was like for gamers before the internet was an it deal.

  • Pokémon GO received another update this week that reward players with bonuses for the first Pokémon they catch and the first PokéStop they visit each day along with a handful of other changes you can read about here.

  • Miitomo has received a massive 2.0 update that adds features like customizing your room and more. You can read the five biggest new features on the official website.

  • After declining the rumor last week, Nintendo confirmed this week that Wii U production has, in fact, ceased. This makes perfect sense as the Nintendo Switch is right around the corner.
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Industry News

  • Turtle Rock Studios have released what they are dubbing the “lost episode” for the original Left 4 Dead. This free piece of DLC, titled “Dam It,” explains how the survivors got from “Dead Air” to “Blood Harvest,” along with providing a few new maps for survival mode.

  • Shortly after BlizzCon ended, the team behind the now defunct legacy World of Warcraft server Nostalrius, announced the server would be returning with or without Blizzard’s blessing. The team put the WoW maker on notice and asked for their support and collaboration to make everyone happy.

  • A new cinematic trailer was released for Mass Effect: Andromeda and has landed with mixed reviews among the Pixelrater staff.

  • Popular hero shooter Overwatch will be free to play on PS4, Xbox One, and PC all weekend long from November 18 to the 21.

  • Neko Atsume, a free-to-play Japanese game about collecting cats, is getting a big screen movie some time in 2017.

  • Ark Survival Evolved announced a big new expansion called the TEK Tier……and it looks AWESOME! Check it out in the trailer. (Thanks for the last minute heads up Steve!)

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Rumors

  • The launch of the Bayonetta and Cloud amiibo have been delayed and will instead launch with Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo Switch.

  • A trademark for Need for Speed Arena appeared in Europe. Either give us a proper Burnout sequel or a proper Need for Speed game instead of trying to mash the two together.

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