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PlayStation

  • That Game Company, the creators of Flower and mega hit Journey, released an image teaser for their next game.

  • November’s free PlayStation Plus games are available and include Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, The Deadly Tower of Monsters, Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey Remastered, and Pumped BMX+ on PS4, with the latter two playable on the Vita, while PlayStation 3 owners score DiRT 3 and Costume Quest 2.

  • Sony is on track to surpass 50 million PS4’s sold to consumers by the end of the year

  • You can nab yourself a PS4 Pro at midnight during Sony’s official launch event in NYC. There will be prizes and giveaways including a PSVR and 20th Anniversary PS4 console. The line starts at 7pm at Sony Square (25 Madison Ave). More details on the event can be found here.

  • There is a list of about forty games that will support PS4 Pro at launch, and you can check out my roundup here.

  • PlayStation Vue, Sony’s online TV streaming solution, is now available to watch in Mac and PC internet browsers

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Xbox

  • Bastion is coming to Xbox One and 360 owners get it for free. It’s not a straight port on Xbox One, as the game outputs in 1080p with additional achievements to strive for, along with including the Stranger’s Dream downloadable content.

  • An update for Xbox One S was released, admittedly about a month ago, which enabled support for BD-R and BD-RE discs. So now you can enjoy those homemade movies or whatever else you’d use recordable Blurays for in a time where everyone streams their movies and porn.

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Nintendo

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Industry News

  • Steam had a steep discount on Splinter Cell: Blacklist and sold a lot—too much it seems! The digital storefront ran out of keys but continued to sell the game anyway. Those who bought it were able to download and install it but during boot were prompted with a “retrieving key” message that ultimately failed. Oyi. 

  • Tomb Raider has made it in the Guinness Book of World Records for Lara Croft gracing a total of 1,400 covers and breaking the record with 250 cosplayers in a single venue—the most ever at one time!

  • Tim Miller, director of the highly acclaimed R-rated hit Deadpool, is going to helm a mixed live-action/computer animated Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

  • In the wake of the No Man’s Sky controversy, Steam has finally started cracking down and removing screenshots that aren’t indicative of the game they’re supposed to be representing. Why it took them so long to enforce a consumer protective measure like this is beyond us, but either way we’re just glad it’s happening.

  • SEGA announced they’re bringing their Daytona racing series back to arcades, which sounds great and all. Except for the fact there are no arcades near me, let all be pretty much anywhere. sigh

  • Google is releasing Daydream View next week on November 10 for $79, and is the next headset for their Android platform.

  • Twitch is hosting a live streaming cooking show starring Food Network star Justin Warner. We have the full details including where you can watch in our writeup.

  • Steam has begun testing DualShock 4 support on their beta channel

  • During a financial meeting, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg stated “We’re on track and excited about what we think is going to be an awesome sequel for Destiny in 2017.”

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Rumors

  • According to reports, Nintendo is set to end production of the Wii U on Sunday.

  • If this photo of a presentation on someone’s laptop is to be believed, the next Tomb Raider game will be called Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Also, according to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, Eidos Montreal may be taking over the reins of the series from Crystal Dynamics.

  • Lego Marvel 2 potentially leaked in SAG Voice Actors strike documentation

  • Nintendo Switch may be launching on March 17 or the week of

I’m a geek who loves video games, wings, beer, dinosaurs, Star Wars, and technology. My wife and I have a tripod cat, but she’s an asshole. Because she’s a cat.

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