PlayStation


  • As I expected, Sony has announced yet another PSVR bundle. This time, the VR headset maker has chosen DOOM VFR as the pack in along with the PlayStation VR headset, PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Move motion controllers, the updated PS VR Demo Disc. All in all, that’s not too shabby for $399.

  • Upcoming PSVR titles The Inpatient and Bravo Team have been delayed into 2018.

Nintendo


  • ARMS has been updated to version 4.0 which adds a new fighter named “Misango”, a new stage, and three new ARMS

  • We already said time and time again how excited we are for the multiplayer update for Stardew Valley. What we didn’t know, however, is that said update would also affect the single player. Well now we know thanks to the game’s creator Eric Barone.


    Oh, and we also know it will support Switch’s new video capture mode. Sweet!

  • We love our Switches, but we all agree that the eShop is in need of major missing features. Nintendo has (slowly) added these bit by bit with the addition of Paypal payments and now the ability to filter games with demos….hey, it’s progress.

  • Whether you’re playing it or not, Konami has updated its Switch launch title Super Bomberman R with a massive helping of new content.
    The update includes:
    • New World 7 Story and bosses 
    • Nine New Characters 
    • New Unlockable Pets
    • New Playable Multiplayer Maps 
    • 3v3 Grand Prix mode
    • New Arena style Maps
    All of the new content above is free just like every big update since launch. I can say the game is well worth the $50 asking price.

  • The day many thought would never come may have arrived. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo has made a deal with Illumination Entertainment, the animation studio that makes the Despicable Me movies (as well as recent hits Sing and The Secret Life of Pets) to do an animated Mario movie. It has to be better than the embarrassment that was the live action movie from years ago.

  • If you bought Monopoly on Switch (why?) an update has rolled out to address the egregious load times many users faced after the initial download.

  • Ahead of this Friday’s release of the Nintendo 3DS titles, Pokémon Go players can pick up free outfits that are directly inspired by the stars of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. For girls, there’s a sun hat, sandals, shorts and a nice, flowery tank top to pick up; guys have new sneakers, shorts, a bucket hat, a tank and, for some reason, leggings to throw on. This is the first time that Niantic and The Pokémon Company have used Pokémon Go to promote an upcoming Pokémon game.

  • The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nintendo is about to boost Switch production to around 25 to 30 million units in the next fiscal year, which begins in April 2018. The report states that this bump could be even bigger, depending on what happens over the Christmas period. Hopefully this means people who want one can find one relatively easily.

Xbox


  • Xbox players can now gift games to one another via the Xbox Marketplace. The only two caveats are both players must live in the same region and games on sale can only be bought twice within a two week period. It’s about time Sony and Nintendo follow suit.

Industry News


  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole is working on a new IP that will be released for Switch, the company has revealed. It’s an MMO called Ascent: Infinite Realm, and it looks pretty intense. Take a hefty dose of steampunk, mix in some classic sword and sworcery gameplay and season to taste with a handful of mecha and you’ll have only scratched the surface of the upcoming MMO.

  • Marvel announced they have ended their partnership with Gazillion Entertainment which means the end for Marvel Heroes. Marvel’s official statement is below.

    “We regret to inform our Marvel Heroes fans that we have ended our relationship with Gazillion Entertainment, and that the Marvel Heroes games will be shut down. We would like to sincerely thank the players who joined the Marvel Heroes community, and will provide any further updates as they become available.”

  • GameStop has suspended its PowerPass program, which offers customers six months of unlimited access to used games. The retail chain told employees yesterday to pull down all signage involving the program and store it in their backrooms, according to two GameStop staff. It’s not clear why GameStop is freezing the program, but employees have speculated to Kotaku that some of the company’s antiquated computers weren’t equipped to handle it. A GameStop spokesperson said the following:

    “We have elected to temporarily pause the roll out of the new PowerPass subscription service, based on a few program limitations we have identified. We feel this is the right thing to do for now to ensure we are able to provide our guests an exceptional service. For those guests who have already purchased the service, we will allow them to bring the pass, and video game they have checked-out, back to receive a full refund. In addition, we will allow them to pick out any Pre-Owned game for free.”

  • Io Interactive’s Hitman is getting another live-action adaptation, this time in the form of a television series for Hulu. Deadline reports that Fox 21 Television Studios and Hulu are developing a new series based on the assassin, with John Wick creator Derek Kolstad enlisted to write.

  • Earlier this week, Will wrote an article detailing the fucking nightmare that is EA’s handling of Battlefront 2 and how it became the most hated comment in reddit history. Now mere hours before the game was set to launch, EA has disabled microtransactions from the game completely. We can’t wait to see how this shakes out in the coming hours/days/weeks.

  • The Atom, Enchantress, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming to Injustice 2. You can check out the reveal trailer.

  • The Game Awards, created in 2014 and produced by Geoff Keighley, is like the gaming equivalent of the Emmys or Oscars. The show airs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on December 7th, and you can stream it on more than 16 different gaming and digital platforms. Better yet, you’ll be able to vote for your favorite games in “select categories” using Facebook Messenger, Google Search and Twitter DM starting November 14th.


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