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Shacknews Recent Articles http://www.shacknews.com/rss?recent_articles=1 en-us You Could Be Adding These Nintendo Selects To Your Collection Soon http://www.shacknews.com/article/93227/you-could-be-adding-these-nintendo-selects-to-your-collection-soon http://www.shacknews.com/article/93227/you-could-be-adding-these-nintendo-selects-to-your-collection-soon <p>Need to add some missing Nintendo titles to your collection? Better save some money for an upcoming wave of new Nintendo Selects games, which are reportedly releasing in March.</p> <p>After the Canadian retailer Video Games Plus (VGP) tweeted out a list of the games you could expect to see released for CAD$29.99 apiece in a newsletter, the information was swiftly taken offline.</p> <p>It looks like it might have come out a little earlier than Nintendo had intended for it to, but this is pretty great news if we can expect all of these games to make an appearance on March 11 as the tweet suggested:</p> <p><strong>3DS</strong></p> <p>Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D<br />Mario Party Island Tour<br />The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D<br />Yoshi&rsquo;s New Island</p> <p><br /><strong>Wii</strong></p> <p>Animal Crossing City Folk<br />Donkey Kong Country Returns<br />Super Mario All-Stars<br />Super Mario Galaxy 2</p> <p><br /><strong>Wii U</strong></p> <p>Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze<br />NES Remix Pack<br />Pikmin 3<br />Super Mario 3D World</p> <p>Any of these look good to you? I've already got most of them, but my eye is definitely on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D! Hopefully we'll be getting official confirmation on this all very soon.</p> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:30:00 PST Brittany Vincent FNAF World Is Now Available For Free Via Gamejolt http://www.shacknews.com/article/93226/fnaf-world-is-now-available-for-free-via-gamejolt http://www.shacknews.com/article/93226/fnaf-world-is-now-available-for-free-via-gamejolt <p>Scott Cawthon's latest addition to his animatronic scarefest is a whole lot cuter than you might have expected. It's Five Nights at Freddy's World, or FNAF World for short. And when it initially released it was buggier than a buffet for aardvarks.</p> <p>Cawthon recalled the game, and has now released it for the low, low price of free. For you. For us all. For science. It's available now via Gamejolt with a remodeled overworld, additional surprises, and planned updates to offer additional content in the future.</p> <p>If you were curious about how the game might be since it's such a different departure from the original games, now's your chance to pick it up. I'm going to. It looks absolutely adorable.</p> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:00:00 PST Brittany Vincent Pokemon Are Rolling All Up Into Super Mario Maker http://www.shacknews.com/article/93225/pokemon-are-rolling-all-up-into-super-mario-maker http://www.shacknews.com/article/93225/pokemon-are-rolling-all-up-into-super-mario-maker <p>I'm gonna be on the real with you. You need to dust off Super Mario Maker (I know, sometimes it loses its luster after you've played it every single day) and download the latest set of additional content that's been added to the game.</p> <p>You can now get the original starter Pok&eacute;mon (Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur for you whippersnappers) in-game for your platforming pleasure. You'll have to complete a special Pok&eacute;mon-themed course in order to catch 'em all, but once you do all three will be available for you to play as or sprinkle throughout your level.</p> <p>Excuse me while I go get my starter on.</p> <p><iframe width="794" height="394" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_cgvmAgAZwg"></iframe></p> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:31:00 PST Brittany Vincent Dying Light: The Following - All Buggy Paint Job Locations http://www.shacknews.com/article/93224/dying-light-the-following---all-buggy-paint-job-locations http://www.shacknews.com/article/93224/dying-light-the-following---all-buggy-paint-job-locations <p>With the addition of buggies as a new means of transportation in Dying Light: The Following, Techland has added an assortment of decorative paint jobs throughout the expansions massive countryside landscape. This guide will help you find each and every paint job available in the newest area of Dying Light.</p> <p>Due to the complicated and large nature of the game world we will be featuring several images for each paint job to help you locate it as easily as possible.</p> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 20-07-23.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <h2>Blue Gentleman Paint Job</h2> <p>To find this paint job you&rsquo;ll need to find an apartment located on the southern side of the coastal city.</p> <p>Enter through the ground level entrance and then climb up to the first floor to find the spray cans between some chairs.</p> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/lidpop.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 14-46-13.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 14-45-27.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <hr /> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 20-09-08.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <h2>Juli Paint Job</h2> <p>This paint job can be found in a single lonely yellow house north-east of the large lake. Look for a chest on the above the steps on the upper floor.</p> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 14-55-27.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 14-52-03.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 14-52-56.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <hr /> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 20-09-21.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <h2>Limited Edition Paint Job</h2> <p>To find this paint job you&rsquo;ll need to head to the Volatile Hive located in the tunnel north of the lake. Once inside, keep to the left until you find a corridor. Then turn right and follow this corridor until you spot these spray cans in a box at your feet.</p> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 14-59-04.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 14-58-58.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <hr /> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 20-09-40.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <h2>Mother Paint Job</h2> <p>You&rsquo;ll find the Mother paint job at the Children of the Sun mansion just after you complete the mission where you first meet mother. Head down the stairs and look in the north-eastern corner.</p> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 15-08-16.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 15-08-09.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <hr /> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 20-08-52.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <h2>Hussars Paint Job</h2> <p>The Hussar&rsquo;s paint scheme can be found in the safehouse located close to the massive power dam in the map&rsquo;s south-western area. Look for a wooden table in the backyard to find these cans just waiting to be picked up.</p> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 16-15-18.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 16-15-14.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dyinglightgame 2016-02-12 16-14-55.jpg" alt="" height="394" width="700" /></div> <p><em><strong>This guide is a work in progress. Check back often for new paint job locations and other updates</strong></em></p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:00:00 PST Josh Hawkins Shakedown Hawaii 3DS teaser shows more 8-bit GTA-style chaos http://www.shacknews.com/article/93223/shakedown-hawaii-3ds-teaser-shows-more-8-bit-gta-style-chaos http://www.shacknews.com/article/93223/shakedown-hawaii-3ds-teaser-shows-more-8-bit-gta-style-chaos <p>Developer VBlank Entertainment wrapped up its 2015 by unveiling the upcoming sequel to Retro City Rampage, called <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/92290/shakedown-hawaii-is-the-follow-up-to-retro-city-rampage">Shakedown Hawaii</a>. As it looks to wrap up this follow-up to the 8-bit Grand Theft Auto-style romp, a new teaser trailer was released to give players an idea of what's coming to the 3DS.</p> <p>In terms of story and gameplay details, this new teaser doesn't add much to the original. It further establishes the atmosphere of going from a bustling metropolitan city to a tourist resort town, while retaining the top-down shooting and drive-by chaos of the original Retro City Rampage. VBlank Entertainment is not revealing the full story details at this time, but notes that there will be "much more to it than the driving and shooting."</p> <p>While the trailer below shows what Shakedown Hawaii will look like on Nintendo 3DS, the game is also set to hit PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vPzJRoA060o?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:55:00 PST Ozzie Mejia ARK: Survival Evolved adds split-screen multiplayer for Xbox One http://www.shacknews.com/article/93222/ark-survival-evolved-adds-split-screen-multiplayer-for-xbox-one http://www.shacknews.com/article/93222/ark-survival-evolved-adds-split-screen-multiplayer-for-xbox-one <p>The folks at Studio Wildcard are quite serious about bringing a comparable ARK: Survival Evolved to consoles. In fact, the Xbox One version of the survival game is about to get a special feature that the PC version does not have: couch co-op.</p> <p>Yes, the latest Xbox One update will introduce split-screen multiplayer functionality, so that two players with Xbox One controllers can jump online and work together. Studio Wildcard is touting split-screen as an Xbox One-exclusive feature that can be used both online and offline.</p> <p>Local players can also crack open some beers, both in real life and in the game, with the introduction of beer as a consumable item. Xbox One owners can now craft beer kegs, just as <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/92804/ark-survival-evolved-on-xbox-one-plays-catch-up-with-kangaroo-like-procoptodon">PC players</a> can.</p> <p>In fact other aspects of that same PC update are now available on console, with Xbox One players able to tame Gallimimus, Dimetrodon, and Dung Beetles. They'll also find some new inventory items, like SWAT-style Assault Armor, Electric Prod stun batons, and Greenhouse glass structures.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JpeU8O4OkPw?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> <iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KBYOPCMPZxo?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>As for the PC crowd, they'll continue to get new dinosaurs, but Studio Wildcard is handling a major issue there first: cheaters. The developer has implemented the BattlEye Anti-Cheat system, which will run on all official servers. Unofficial servers will also have the option to run this protocol using the '-UseBattlEye' command. More information on this can be found in the <a href="http://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/announcements/detail/852673624835029754" target="blank">Steam Announcements</a> page.</p> <p>ARK: Survival Evolved is available as part of the Steam Early Access and Xbox Preview programs. An official launch is still slated for this summer.</p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:25:00 PST Ozzie Mejia Treyarch honors retired Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 http://www.shacknews.com/article/93221/treyarch-honors-retired-seattle-seahawk-marshawn-lynch-in-call-of-duty-black-ops-3 http://www.shacknews.com/article/93221/treyarch-honors-retired-seattle-seahawk-marshawn-lynch-in-call-of-duty-black-ops-3 <p>Prior to last week's Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch announced that he would be retiring from professional football. Lynch is a former Super Bowl champion, but has been present on television in recent years, thanks to his quirky personality. One place Lynch has been seen has been in a couple of Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailers. Remember this?</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ejMqe1WBtEQ?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Treyarch remembers Lynch and that's why the developer was among those looking to honor for the former Seahawk and pay respects to 'Beast Mode.'</p> <p>YouTube personality <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAlToHny9Llt6mR7UCEhTQ" target="blank">Chaos</a> stumbled onto Treyarch's tribute for Lynch in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. A recent update to the game saw the developer place the number "24" in dozens of spots across the multiplayer map, Combine. Chaos details what the Combine map looked like prior to this update, with generic station numbers placed across the facility. But in order to pay tribute to Lynch's trailer work and his affinity for Call of Duty, Treyarch replaced all of those numbers with "24." (And yes, Activision did confirm that this was done in tribute to Lynch. This is not just Treyarch suddenly expressing how much they love Jack Bauer.)</p> <p>It's a fun little easter egg and one that can be seen in the video below.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ndX1gbq_i1U?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:15:00 PST Ozzie Mejia Weekend console download deals: Even more Deadpool! http://www.shacknews.com/article/93216/weekend-console-download-deals-even-more-deadpool http://www.shacknews.com/article/93216/weekend-console-download-deals-even-more-deadpool <p>You thought you could escape Deadpool! But your chances of escaping the Merc with the Mouth are about the same as you turning on the TV and not hearing the words "X Gonna Give it to Ya!" Deadpool is everywhere and that includes the weekend's console deals! He's all over everything called Xbox or PlayStation. (Not Nintendo, though. Court order says Deadpool must stay 500 yards away from Mario and Princess Peach at all times.)</p> <p>Okay, there are a few games on sale that don't star a wisecracking mercenary. PlayStation users can find a big-time Flash Sale going on right now, while Xbox Live Gold users can find Mortal Kombat X on Xbox One, and Nintendo users can find a wide range of indie games on sale for Wii U. Check out the full list of deals below.</p> <p>Here's our selection of this weekend's console deals:</p> <h3>Xbox One</h3> <p>The following games are available to all Xbox One users.</p> <ul> <li>Nova-111 - <a href="https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/Nova-111/828046d5-a565-472b-967e-a7afa8dfdedf">$4.95 (67% off)</a></li> <li>Infinity Runner - <a href="https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/Infinity-Runner/1007d61d-b232-400c-9df2-24c155574217">$3.50 (50% off)</a></li> <li>World of Tanks Currency Packs on sale <a href="http://www.xbox.com/en-US/promotions/sales/world-of-tanks">here</a>.</li> </ul> <p>The following games are a part of Xbox One Games with Gold/Deals with Gold. An Xbox Live Gold Subscription is required to receive these discounts.</p> <ul> <li>Zheros - <a href="https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/ZHEROS/85004343-2ca8-45a3-8a87-4d1a357b0cee">FREE!</a></li> <li>Hand of Fate - <a href="https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/Hand-of-Fate/be7e5937-6a3a-48fc-86bd-d15239ddc04a">FREE!</a></li> <li>Deadpool - <a href="https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/Deadpool/3ecf7b06-a68e-44b2-a4ee-0881d03545ae">$29.99 (40% off)</a></li> <li>Pinball FX Deadpool - <a href="https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/DLC/Deadpool-Table/01b74135-8dc8-4fe8-b8a7-77070df1d59a">$1.50 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Mortal Kombat X - <a href="https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/Mortal-Kombat-X/988d8a10-8ac5-4e03-8d35-10ef74ecf7b1">$27.49 (55% off)</a></li> <li>NBA 2K16 - <a href="https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/NBA-2K16/0e537d85-e14d-43b2-9b17-4d32e839e9e2">$40.19 (33% off)</a> (Michael Jordan Special Edition and Virtual Currency also on sale.)</li> <li>Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime - <a href="https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/Lovers-in-a-Dangerous-Spacetime/ebd61bbc-6449-4b3c-8203-aba1d23c2395">$10.04 (33% off)</a></li> <li>Sheltered - <a href="https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/Sheltered-Game-Preview/69830275-8807-4ab3-8631-f9b08f97f1f8">$10.04 (33% off)</a></li> <li>Penarium - <a href="https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/Penarium/1c6d95bf-07c8-4d97-bb35-45b0e4425cab">$6.69 (33% off)</a></li> </ul> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mk2o0QwdTv0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <h3>PlayStation 4</h3> <ul> <li>Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/diablo-iii-reaper-of-souls-ultimate-evil-edition/cid=UP0002-CUSA00242_00-D3ULTIMATEEVIL00">$23.99 (60% off)</a></li> <li>Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/divinity-original-sin-enhanced-edition/cid=UP4133-CUSA02737_00-DIVINITYORIGINAL">$23.99 (60% off)</a></li> <li>Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/brothers-a-tale-of-two-sons/cid=UP4040-CUSA02297_00-BROTHERSLICENSE4">$5.99 (70% off)</a></li> <li>Magicka 2 - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/magicka-2/cid=UP4139-CUSA02421_00-MAMA02GP40000003">$5.99 (60% off)</a></li> <li>Rayman Legends - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/rayman-legends/cid=UP0001-CUSA00069_00-RAYMANLEGENDS001">$11.99 (70% off)</a></li> <li>The Jackbox Party Pack 2 - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/the-jackbox-party-pack-2/cid=UP2139-CUSA03183_00-JBGPARTYPACK2PS4">$7.49 (70% off)</a></li> <li>TowerFall Ascension - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/towerfall-ascension/cid=UP2120-CUSA00466_00-0000TOWERFALLPS4">$4.49 (70% off)</a></li> <li>There's a big PSN Flash Sale going on right now, so find the full list of PlayStation 4 games on sale <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/flash-sale/cid=STORE-MSF77008-FLASHSALEPS4GAM">here</a>.</li> <li>Deadpool - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/deadpool/cid=UP0002-CUSA03245_00-DEADPOOLPS400000?emcid=ps-ga-871">$34.49 (31% off)</a></li> <li>NBA 2K16 - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/nba-2k16/cid=UP1001-CUSA02741_00-NBA2K16000000000?emcid=ps-ga-871">$40.19 (33% off)</a> (Michael Jordan Special Edition and Virtual Currency packs also on sale.)</li> <li>Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/tom-clancy%e2%80%99s-rainbow-six-siege/cid=UP0001-CUSA01800_00-RAINBOWSIXSIEGE0?emcid=ps-ga-871">$40.19 (33% off)</a></li> <li>The Crew - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/the-crew/cid=UP0001-CUSA00221_00-THECREWSCEA00001?emcid=ps-ga-871">$14.99 (50% off)</a> (Wild Run Edition also on sale.)</li> <li>Trials Fusion - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/trials-fusion/cid=UP0001-CUSA00304_00-TRIALSFUSION0001?emcid=ps-ga-871">$9.99 (50% off)</a> (Awesome MAX Edition also on sale.)</li> <li>Watch Dogs - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/watch-dogs/cid=UP0001-CUSA00021_00-WATCHDOGS0000000?emcid=ps-ga-871">$14.99 (50% off)</a> (Gold Edition also on sale.)</li> <li>Other games in the PlayStation 4 Ubisoft sale can be found <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/ubisoft-sale/cid=STORE-MSF77008-UBIPUBSALE%7Cplatform~ps4%7C?emcid=ps-ga-871">here</a>.</li> <li>Daylight - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/daylight/cid=UP0005-CUSA00282_00-DAYLIGHTXXXXXXXX?emcid=ps-ga-871">$7.49 (50% off)</a></li> </ul> <p>The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.</p> <ul> <li>Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back Edition - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/helldivers-democracy-strikes-back-edition/cid=UP9000-CUSA00142_00-HELLDIVERSSCEA00?emcid=ps-ga-871">FREE! for PlayStation Plus</a></li> <li>Nom Nom Galaxy - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/nom-nom-galaxy/cid=UP4415-CUSA01365_00-NOMNOMGALAXY0000?emcid=ps-ga-871">FREE! for PlayStation Plus</a></li> <li>Nova-111 - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/nova-111/cid=UP4395-CUSA02354_00-NOVA111PS4USA000?emcid=ps-ga-871">FREE! for PlayStation Plus</a></li> </ul> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dNe3su_ZyCw?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <h3>Nintendo Wii U</h3> <ul> <li>Citizens of Earth - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/auZ3_VEDJGZxNvsII4bbZJ0Ys2gGX88E">$4.99 (66% off)</a></li> <li>Typoman - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/zO_nsITAQ6Ah5OwS9IgYDPpDW4WfsEVu">$11.89 (15% off)</a></li> <li>Trine 2: Director's Cut - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/hUZ3Sr9sGYTpatPDxKZRpY3IdoA_qSOQ">$11.99 (40% off)</a></li> <li>Trine Enchanted Edition - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/W3jjDODzOy1k_5y5Xjrq-4z--CGtJVfL">$8.99 (40% off)</a></li> <li>Teslagrad - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/x7EwcH2OhAqSDHhD901g8ua6JLkyZJZU">$7.49 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Chasing Aurora - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/KZiLdLbBjxQrxR_SpozZvhfoQRtpnBXc">$3.99 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Sportsball - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/aWTjaTaTib5jIi7ZoHC9yzrx8xk4RSIo">$4.99 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Tengami - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/XteHQgBHY_ozZweIk0Dn3cNW80yFJpel">$4.99 (50% off)</a></li> <li>ZaciSa's Last Stand - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/M2nD8pUolC4l5ktUCawdaZ3C1p5dJEHe">$1.99 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Chariot - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/-6lk3PH5xe5SpEYa5_dv4F8bPLgzC7le">$7.49 (40% off)</a></li> <li>psycrolr - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/ji2PkfXduOlhhVfASdt2G8JUbag7Kx0p">$1.99 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Ping 1.5+ - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/-jZ9j5Ygx9_I70tvInJI5AdkKepn22AM">$2.49 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Turtle Tale - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/ALgtdqk5q_g1aR-a_d-oE2By8zsPzzEx">$1.49 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Blok Drop X Twisted Fusion - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/ROT8Lakk4gTUjtuWBn4lSDkfEm-8SsUX">$1.50 (50% off)</a></li> </ul> <h3>Xbox 360</h3> <p>The following games are available to all Xbox 360 users.</p> <ul> <li>World of Tanks Currency Packs on sale <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/promotion/special-sales">here</a>.</li> </ul> <p>The following games are a part of Xbox 360 Games with Gold/Deals with Gold. An Xbox Live Gold Subscription is required to receive these discounts.</p> <ul> <li>Sacred Citadel - <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Sacred-Citadel/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258411236?DownloadType=Game#LiveZone">FREE!</a></li> <li>Deadpool - <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Deadpool/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802415608ec">$20.00 (60% off)</a></li> <li>Pinball FX Deadpool - <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Deadpool-Full/b44b220e-fa98-4de9-9dd4-567123ac758c">$1.50 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 - <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Marvel-Ult-Alliance-2/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8024156082f">$10.00 (75% off)</a></li> <li>Marvel Ultimate Alliance - <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Marvel-Ult-Alliance/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802415607da">$10.00 (75% off)</a></li> <li>NBA 2K16 - <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/NBA-2K16/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802315a07d1">$30.00 (50% off)</a> (Bling Packs and Spanish Commentary Pack also on sale.)</li> <li>Dragon Age: Origins - <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Dragon-Age-Origins/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802454108c0">$4.50 (67% off)</a> (Awakenings DLC also on sale <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Dragon-Age-Origins-Awakening/00000000-0000-400c-80cf-001c454108c0">here</a>.)</li> <li>Skate 2 - <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Skate-2/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8024541087f">$4.95 (67% off)</a></li> </ul> <h3>PlayStation 3</h3> <ul> <li>Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/diablo-iii-reaper-of-souls-ultimate-evil-edition/cid=UP0002-NPUB31502_00-D3ULTIMATEEVIL00">$15.99 (60% off)</a></li> <li>Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/mortal-kombat-vs-dc-universe/cid=UP1018-NPUB30594_00-MKDCHDDSCEA00001">$5.99 (70% off)</a></li> <li>NBA Jam On Fire Edition/NFL Blitz Bundle - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/nba-jam-on-fire-edition-nfl-blitz-bundle/cid=UP0006-NPUB50132_00-B000000000000518">$1.99 (90% off)</a></li> <li>Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/super-street-fighter-ii-turbo-hd-remix/cid=UP0102-NPUB30034_00-SUPERSFIGHTER2NA">$2.49 (75% off)</a></li> <li>Fuse - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/fuse/cid=UP0006-NPUB30874_00-FUSE000NPUB30874">$2.99 (85% off)</a></li> <li>There's a big PSN Flash Sale going on right now, so find the full list of PlayStation 3 games on sale <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/flash-sale/cid=STORE-MSF77008-FLASHSALEPS3GAM">here</a>.</li> <li>Deadpool - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/deadpool/cid=UP0002-NPUB31069_00-DEADNAHDDGAME001?emcid=ps-ga-871">$24.49 (51% off)</a></li> <li>NBA 2K16 - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/nba-2k16/cid=UP1001-NPUB31692_00-NBA2K16000000001?emcid=ps-ga-871">$29.99 (50% off)</a> (Bling Packs and Virtual Currency packs also on sale.)</li> <li>Watch Dogs - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/watch-dogs/cid=UP0001-CUSA00021_00-WATCHDOGS0000000?emcid=ps-ga-871">$14.99 (50% off)</a> (Gold Edition also on sale.)</li> <li>South Park: The Stick of Truth - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/south-park-the-stick-of-truth/cid=UP0001-NPUB31306_00-SOUTHPARKTSOTGAM?emcid=ps-ga-871">$14.99 (25% off)</a></li> <li>Just Dance 2016 - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/just-dance-2016/cid=UP0001-NPUB31724_00-JD2016PS3SCEA000?emcid=ps-ga-871">$19.99 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Rocksmith 2014 Edition - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/rocksmith-2014-edition/cid=UP0001-NPUB31215_00-ROCKSMITH02DIGIT?emcid=ps-ga-871">$19.99 (50% off)</a></li> </ul> <p>The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.</p> <ul> <li>Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back Edition - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/helldivers-democracy-strikes-back-edition/cid=UP9000-NPUA80930_00-HELLDIVERSSCEA00?emcid=ps-ga-871">FREE! for PlayStation Plus</a></li> <li>Persona 4 Arena Ultimax - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/persona4-arena-ultimax/cid=UP0005-NPUB31563_00-P4AU000000000000?emcid=ps-ga-871">FREE! for PlayStation Plus</a></li> <li>Nova-111 - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/nova-111/cid=UP4395-NPUB31719_00-NOVA111PS3US0000?emcid=ps-ga-871">FREE! for PlayStation Plus</a></li> <li>GRID Autosport - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/grid-autosport/cid=UP4001-NPUB31527_00-000GRIDAUTOSPORT?emcid=ps-ga-871">FREE! for PlayStation Plus</a></li> </ul> <h3>Nintendo 3DS</h3> <ul> <li>Citizens of Earth - <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/CqNvmb9R9lbDnBxwy2B_8wFWYn0Hhn9x">$4.99 (66% off)</a></li> </ul> <h3>PlayStation Vita</h3> <ul> <li>Resogun - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/resogun/cid=UP9000-PCSA00103_00-RESOGUN000000002">$5.99 (70% off)</a></li> <li>Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/geometry-wars-3-dimensions-evolved/cid=UP0002-PCSE00655_00-GEOMETRYWARS3PSV">$4.94 (67% off)</a></li> <li>Borderlands 2 - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/borderlands-2/cid=UP9012-PCSE00383_00-BORDERLANDS2PSV1">$3.99 (80% off)</a></li> <li>There's a big PSN Flash Sale going on right now, so find the full list of PlayStation Vita games on sale <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/flash-sale/cid=STORE-MSF77008-FLASHSALEPSVGAM">here</a>.</li> </ul> <p>The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.</p> <ul> <li>Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back Edition - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/helldivers-democracy-strikes-back-edition/cid=UP9000-PCSA00134_00-HELLDIVERSSCEA00?emcid=ps-ga-871">FREE! for PlayStation Plus</a></li> <li>Lemmings Touch - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/lemmings-touch/cid=UP9000-PCSA00138_00-LEMMINGSTOUCH000?emcid=ps-ga-871">FREE! for PlayStation Plus</a></li> <li>Nova-111 - <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/nova-111/cid=UP4395-PCSE00686_00-NOVA111VITAUS000?emcid=ps-ga-871">FREE! for PlayStation Plus</a></li> </ul> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:00:00 PST Ozzie Mejia Weekend PC download deals: Deadpool, NBA 2K16 free Steam Weekend, and more http://www.shacknews.com/article/93215/weekend-pc-download-deals-deadpool-nba-2k16-free-steam-weekend-and-more http://www.shacknews.com/article/93215/weekend-pc-download-deals-deadpool-nba-2k16-free-steam-weekend-and-more <p>Well, we've reached the end of another Steam sale. So then what's left to get excited about if Steam is recovering from its latest big sale? Those still looking for some deals can find the biggest fall releases still heavily discounted over at Green Man Gaming, while Ubisoft has relaunched its UPlay shop and is celebrating President's Day with the best games from its catalog. And if you absolutely must buy something from Steam, there's always Deadpool. I hear he has a movie out this weekend. Check out the full list of deals below.</p> <p>Here's our selection of this weekend's PC deals:</p> <h3>Amazon</h3> <ul> <li>Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition Deluxe [Steam] - <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0147TC106">$9.99 (67% off)</a></li> </ul> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dQp2HVTVQPo?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <h3>Bundle Stars</h3> <p><a href="https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/action-heroes-bundle">Pay $1.99</a> for Drive to Hell, Gunnheim, SkyDrift, The Apogee Throwback Pack, Crimsonland, Alien Breed: Impact, Ubersoldier II, and Super Cyborg. These activate on Steam.</p> <p>Or <a href="https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/indie-legends-3-bundle">pay $3.49</a> for UnEpic, Freedom Planet, Nether: Resurrected, King Arthur's Gold, Insurgency, Outcast 1.1, Surgeon Simulator - Anniversary Edition, Super Win The Game, Dungeon Defenders, and Dyscourse. These activate on Steam.</p> <p>Or <a href="http://www.bundlestars.com/all-bundles/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-bundle/">pay $14.99</a> for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and its DLC packs. These activate on Steam.</p> <ul> <li>Mad Max [Steam] - <a href="https://www.bundlestars.com/en/game/mad-max">$17.99 (70% off)</a></li> <li>LEGO Jurassic World [Steam] - <a href="https://www.bundlestars.com/en/game/lego-jurassic-world">$11.99 (70% off)</a> (Complete Pack also on sale.)</li> <li>Killer Is Dead: Nightmare Edition [Steam] - <a href="https://www.bundlestars.com/en/game/killer-is-dead-nightmare-edition">$3.99 (80% off)</a></li> </ul> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jJe2g2hoMkY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <h3>Direct2Drive</h3> <ul> <li>February Monthly Bundle (Fallout + Grand Theft Auto III + The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut + Worms + Max Payne) - <a href="https://www.direct2drive.com/#!/download-february-monthly-bundle/5009742">$9.99 (79% off)</a></li> <li>NBA 2K16 [Steam] - <a href="https://www.direct2drive.com/#!/download-nba-2k16/5009504">$35.99 (40% off)</a></li> <li>WWE 2K15 [Steam] - <a href="https://www.direct2drive.com/#!/download-wwe-2k15/5009350">$12.49 (75% off)</a></li> </ul> <h3>GamersGate</h3> <ul> <li>Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin [Steam] - <a href="http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DS2SFS/dark-souls-ii-scholar-of-the-first-sin">$14.80 (63% off)</a></li> <li>Project CARS [Steam] - <a href="http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-PCARS/project-cars">$25.00 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Pac-Man Championship Editoin DX+ [Steam] - <a href="http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-PACMANCEDXP/pac-man-championship-edition-dx">$2.50 (75% off)</a></li> <li>Other games in GamersGate's Bandai Namco Weekend sale can be found <a href="http://www.gamersgate.com/campaign/500/bandai-namco-weekend">here</a>.</li> <li>Total War Attila [Steam] - <a href="http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-TWA/total-war-attila">$11.25 (75% off)</a></li> <li>Sonic &amp; All-Stars Racing Transformed [Steam] - <a href="http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SSEGAASRT/sonic-and-all-stars-racing-transformed">$4.99 (75% off)</a></li> <li>Sonic Generations [Steam] - <a href="http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SONICGEN/sonic-generations">$7.50 (75% off)</a></li> <li>Other games in GamersGate's Sega Weekend sale can be found <a href="http://www.gamersgate.com/campaign/502/sega-publisher-week">here</a>.</li> <li>Train Simulator 2016 [Steam] - <a href="http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-TS2016/train-simulator-2016">$12.00 (70% off)</a> (Other Train Simulator games and DLC also available <a href="http://www.gamersgate.com/campaign/501/trains-weekend">here</a>.)</li> </ul> <h3>GameStop</h3> <ul> <li>World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor - <a href="http://www.gamestop.com/pc/games/world-of-warcraft-warlords-of-draenor/114139">$19.99 (60% off)</a></li> </ul> <h3>GOG.com</h3> <ul> <li>Blackwell Bundle - <a href="http://www.gog.com/game/blackwell_bundle">$2.99 (70% off)</a></li> <li>Blackguards 2 - <a href="http://www.gog.com/game/blackguards_2">$6.99 (70% off)</a></li> <li>Other games in GOG.com's Daedalic/Wadjet Eye sale, including Deponia and Richards &amp; Alice, can be found <a href="http://www.gog.com/promo/weekend_promo_daedalic_wadjet_eye_110216">here</a>.</li> </ul> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vkinYRD5sr4?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <h3>Green Man Gaming</h3> <p>Use the code <b>FEBURY-SVINGS-20PERC</b> to get 20% off your purchase. Some exclusions apply.</p> <ul> <li>Grand Theft Auto V [Rockstar] - <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/grand-theft-auto-v/">$40.19 (33% off)</a> (Cash bundles are also on sale <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/gta-v-promo/">here</a>.)</li> <li>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [GOG.com] - <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/witcher-3-wild-hunt/#b">$24.99 (58% off)</a></li> <li>Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege [UPlay] - <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/shooter/tom-clancys-rainbow-six-siege/">$39.99 (33% off)</a> (Season Pass also on sale <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/shooter/rainbow-six-siege-season-pass/">here</a>.)</li> <li>Assassin's Creed Syndicate [UPlay] - <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/assassins-creed-syndicate/">$33.99 (43% off)</a></li> <li>Star Wars Battlefront [Origin] - <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/star-wars-battlefront/">$42.99 (28% off)</a></li> <li>Call of Duty: Black Ops III [Steam] - <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/shooter/call-duty-black-ops-iii/">$39.99 (33% off)</a></li> <li>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare [Steam] - <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/shooter/call-duty-advanced-warfare/">$16.99 (71% off)</a></li> <li>Call of Duty: Black Ops II [Steam] - <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/call-duty-black-ops-ii/">$14.99 (75% off)</a></li> <li>Anno 2205 [UPlay] - <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/simulation/anno-2205/">$34.99 (41% off)</a></li> <li>Might &amp; Magic Heroes VII [UPlay] - <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/strategy/might-magic-heroes-vii/">$24.99 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Pillars of Eternity Hero Edition [Steam] - <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/rpgs/pillars-eternity-hero-edition/">$22.49 (50% off)</a> (Champion and Royal Edition also on sale.)</li> <li>Cities: Skylines [Steam] - <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/simulation/cities-skylines/">$14.99 (50% off)</a> (After Dark expansion and Deluxe Edition also on sale.)</li> <li>Other games in Green Man Gaming's Paradox Interactive sale, including Magicka and Knights of Pen &amp; Paper games, can be found <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/paradox-deals/">here</a>.</li> <li>Green Man Gaming is offering Mystery Bundles this weekend. Do you feel lucky? Find out more <a href="http://www.greenmangaming.com/mystery-bundles/">here</a>.</li> </ul> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qeo2kJbuMwk?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <h3>Humble Bundle</h3> <p><a href="https://www.humblebundle.com">Pay what you want</a> for Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Grow Home, and Rayman Origins. Pay more than the average $8.45 to get Far Cry 3, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Pay $15 or more to also get Assassin's Creed Rogue and The Crew. Pay $75 or more to also get Tom Clancy's The Division (pre-order), a Tom Clancy's The Division T-shirt, and three Humble Store coupons for 66% off any three Ubisoft titles. These games activate on either Steam or UPlay.</p> <ul> <li>Pillars of Eternity: Hero Edition [Steam] - <a href="https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/pillarsofeternity_hero_storefront">$22.49 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Cities: Skylines [Steam] - <a href="https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/cities_skylines_storefront">$11.99 (60% off)</a></li> <li>Magicka 2 [Steam] - <a href="https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/magicka2_storefront">$7.49 (50% off)</a></li> <li>Other games in the Humble Store's Paradox Valentine's Sale can be found <a href="https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/paradox/">here</a>.</li> </ul> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sxNWJatfw94?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <h3>Origin</h3> <ul> <li>Need for Speed: Most Wanted - <a href="https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/free-games/on-the-house">Free!</a></li> </ul> <h3>UPlay</h3> <ul> <li>Assassin's Creed Syndicate - <a href="http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubina/en_US/pd/productID.332253100">$35.99 (40% off)</a> (Gold Edition and Season Pass also on sale.)</li> <li>Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - <a href="http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubina/en_US/pd/productID.332131600/Tom-Clancys-Rainbow-Six-SIEGE">$44.99 (25% off)</a> (Gold Edition, Collector's Edition, and Season Pass also on sale.)</li> <li>Child of Light - <a href="http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubina/en_US/pd/productID.332099200/Child-of-Light">$3.75 (75% off)</a></li> <li>Watch Dogs Complete Edition - <a href="http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubina/en_US/pd/productID.333124900/Watch-Dogs-Complete-Edition">$15.00 (70% off)</a></li> <li>Far Cry 4 - <a href="http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubina/en_US/pd/productID.325638100/Far-Cry-4">$16.00 (60% off)</a> (Gold Edition and Season Pass also on sale.)</li> <li>The Crew - <a href="http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubina/en_US/pd/productID.332131000/The-Crew">$14.99 (50% off)</a> (Complete Edition, Wild Run Edition, and Season Pass also on sale.)</li> <li>Other Ubisoft games in UPlay's President's Day Sale can be found <a href="http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubina/en_US/search/size.31/startIndex.0/multiFacetSearch.false/cat.70868600/plat.pc">here</a>.</li> </ul> <h3>Steam</h3> <p>As well as regular discounts, Steam has a couple of additional weekend deals.</p> <ul> <li>Deadpool - <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/224060/">$19.99 (50% off)</a></li> <li>NBA 2K16 - <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/370240/">$29.99 (50% off)</a> (FREE WEEKEND until 2/14 at 1PM PT)</li> <li>I Am Bread - <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/327890">$6.62 (66% off)</a></li> </ul> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rJ0CtZZhkxM?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:00:00 PST Ozzie Mejia PlayStation's Valentine's Day Flash Sale includes loads of co-op and multiplayer games http://www.shacknews.com/article/93220/playstations-valentines-day-flash-sale-includes-loads-of-co-op-and-multiplayer-games http://www.shacknews.com/article/93220/playstations-valentines-day-flash-sale-includes-loads-of-co-op-and-multiplayer-games <p>Valentine&rsquo;s Day is on Sunday, and whether you like it or not, people are going to be <i>extremely</i> lovey dovey if you decide to go out into public spaces. Couples will be courting one another up and down the avenues and we&rsquo;re sure you&rsquo;ll see a bouquet of roses before the work week starts up again.</p> <p>Regardless if you&rsquo;re celebrating this weekend&rsquo;s festivities by paying more than you know you should for a Valentine&rsquo;s Day dinner, Sony wants you to save some money with its latest Flash Sale. This weekend&rsquo;s sale discounts a number of noteworthy titles, like Battlefield 4, Divinity: Original Sin, Resogun, Far Cry 4, Diablo III, and many more.</p> <p>Many of these games can be enjoyed with a co-op partner, like LEGO Jurassic World, Rayman Legends, and Army of Two. But if you prefer to beat the living snot out of your loved one, games like Street Fighter Alpha 3, The Jackbox Party Pack, NBA JAM, and Injustice: Gods Among Us will surely make things awkward for you and your lover after you completely annihilate them.</p> <p><span>This weekend&rsquo;s <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/flash-sale/cid=STORE-MSF77008-FLASHSALEWEBLP">Valentine&rsquo;s Day deals</a>&nbsp;will be available from now until February 15 at 11am PT.</span></p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:40:00 PST Daniel Perez Shack Reels: Top 10 Cancelled Games http://www.shacknews.com/article/93219/shack-reels-top-10-cancelled-games http://www.shacknews.com/article/93219/shack-reels-top-10-cancelled-games <p>There have been way too many canceled games over the years. Entirely too many. Greg Burke is sick and tired of it, so he decided to do something about it: make a video, of course!</p> <p>In the video he takes a look back at the top 10 games that ended up never seeing the light of day. It's kind of depressing in a way, thinking these babies will never exist. But also uplifting! Think of what we did get! And be thankful!</p> <p>And then be sure to subscribe to Shacknews on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLR08NT874M_Mpgg9vtkv-g">YouTube</a>. It's what you do.</p> <p><iframe width="794" height="394" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jEgdE1a3hrw"></iframe></p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:50:00 PST Shack Staff McFarlane Toys announce 7-inch Gears of War 4 figures are coming Holiday 2016 http://www.shacknews.com/article/93218/mcfarlane-toys-announce-7-inch-gears-of-war-4-figures-are-coming-holiday-2016 http://www.shacknews.com/article/93218/mcfarlane-toys-announce-7-inch-gears-of-war-4-figures-are-coming-holiday-2016 <p>McFarlane Toys has announced it has partnered with Microsoft to produce a line of &ldquo;highly-collectible&rdquo; action figures based on <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/90012/e3-2015-gears-4-announced-at-xbox-e3-press-conference">Gears of War 4</a>&nbsp;slated to release Holiday 2016.</p> <p>The 7-inch tall figures will be a part of McFarlane&rsquo;s new 2016 Collector Box Program and will feature an average of fifteen points of articulation. That means they&rsquo;ll be highly poseable and will feature game-accurate accessories and weapons.</p> <p>&ldquo;The game does such a great job of giving these characters big dynamic personalities.&rdquo; said Todd McFarlane, Creative Director and CEO of McFarlane Toys. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re going to make sure all that personality gets represented in the action figures.&rdquo;</p> <p><span>The new Gears of War 4 action figures will be available across major retailers starting in Fall of 2016.</span></p> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/gow4-toys.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="394" /></div> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:45:00 PST Daniel Perez Chattycast 82: Press X to XOXO http://www.shacknews.com/article/93186/chattycast-82-press-x-to-xoxo http://www.shacknews.com/article/93186/chattycast-82-press-x-to-xoxo <p>It's almost February 14, and that means greeting-card-inspired love is in the air. This is the time of year that we see romance emphasized on TV and movies, but video games have had a rocky relationship with the concept of relationships. For as well as games have captured types of violence that aren't even possible, they've often struggled to represent real human connections, including love.</p> <p>This week, the Chattycast talks about how love is represented in games--from highly-scripted stories like Final Fantasy to the CYOA style of BioWare's dialogue systems. What do games get right and wrong about love? How can they improve? What video game relationships have stood out the most to you?</p> <p><strong>Be sure to visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.audibletrial.com/chattycast" target="_blank">AudibleTrial.com/Chattycast</a>&nbsp;for your 30-day trial with a free audiobook download of your choice.</strong></p> <p><em><em><i><em><a href="http://Shacknews.podbean.com/feed/">RSS</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shacknews/id896844652?mt=2">iTunes</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://shacknews.podbean.com/mf/play/mg53ca/chattycast082.mp3">Download this episode</a></em></i></em></em></p> <p><iframe width="700" height="369" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DxVoIblEmQw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="100" id="audio_iframe" src="http://www.podbean.com/media/player/hskef-5c9b52?from=yiiadmin" data-link="http://www.podbean.com/media/player/hskef-5c9b52?from=yiiadmin" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" data-name="pb-iframe-player"></iframe></p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:00:00 PST Steve Watts Chimichangas! A Brief History of Deadpool in Video Games http://www.shacknews.com/article/93205/chimichangas-a-brief-history-of-deadpool-in-video-games http://www.shacknews.com/article/93205/chimichangas-a-brief-history-of-deadpool-in-video-games <p>Today is a big day for followers of the Marvel Universe. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper has been building to its own climactic clash of heroes, the people at FOX have been working on stories revolving around Marvel's merry band of mutants, the X-Men. Among the rights it currently holds are for one Merc with the Mouth named Deadpool and today marks his official big screen debut. (Well, as long as you forget that&hellip; <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458525/" target="blank">other thing</a> he was in.)</p> <p>While Deadpool's big screen presence has been limited over the years, he does have a few video games to his credit. So to celebrate Wade Wilson's taking Hollywood by storm this weekend, Shacknews is going to take a look back at some of his more memorable video game outings.</p> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/Deadpool_MUA.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="394" /></div> <h2>Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)</h2> <p>Deadpool technically made his video game debut in Raven Software's X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse the year before this, but Activision's all-out event featuring all of Marvel's finest is where Deadpool truly stands out. Much of the appeal of this four-character dungeon crawler is assembling some of the all-time great Marvel teams: the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men. Everyone has united for the purpose of stopping Doctor Doom and the Masters of Evil in a conflict where the very world is at stake.</p> <p>Then there's Deadpool, who's in it for the kills and the laughs. Ultimate Alliance uses Deadpool as some much-needed comic relief, especially if he's paired with fellow quipper Spider-Man. There's also a story reason for his presence, as members of his supporting cast, like Weasel, are assisting S.H.I.E.L.D. with the search for Doom and the Masters.</p> <p>However, Ultimate Alliance also offers the perfect introduction to Deadpool for those unfamiliar with the Merc's antics. He can be found in one of the game's central hubs where a dialogue option will ask him why he treats everything like a joke. The answer captures Deadpool's character in a nutshell, expositing on his cancer diagnosis and his subsequent treatment from the Weapon X program that also created Wolverine. Deadpool was given an equally amplified healing factor, but as explained in the game, the process left him so scarred (both physically and psychologically) that his whacked-out humor is more than a result of psychosis. It's a coping mechanism, since the procedure would have driven lesser men insane (well&hellip; a different kind of insane than Deadpool's, anyway.).</p> <p><b><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Best Deadpool Wisecrack</span></b>: "The day my father Odin banished me from Asgard, I was bitten by a vampire and had radioactive waste dumped into my eyes. To make matters worse, my mutant ability to control weather activated just as I was hit by a blast of gamma radiation. Nah, actually, I got this way by volunteering for the Weapon X program. They promised to cure my cancer. And they cured it all right, by giving me an outrageous healing factor. Then they labeled me psychotic and tossed me into a prison lab. So I escaped and became what some people might call a 'mercenary'. I prefer the title 'cleaner of the gene pool'."</p> <hr /> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/MUA2_PressKit012.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="394" /></div> <h2>Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)</h2> <p>Activision's second dip into Ultimate Alliance didn't feel quite as memorable. Part of that was the switch over to developer Vicarious Visions, but it was also because it was hard to build on the scope of that first game. So while basing the story on the <i>Civil War</i> story arc was a nice novelty, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 didn't offer that same pizazz as its predecessor. But hey, there was still Deadpool!</p> <p>Deadpool didn't have as many memorable character moments or dialogue this time around. In fact, his best moment might have been when he first popped up in the story and ranted about cherry blossoms. Even Deadpool knew his role was somewhat diminished, which is why he decided to confront the Vicarious Visions developers during the game's end credits.</p> <p>This confrontation stands out as one of the funniest moments of the game and perfectly illustrates what makes Deadpool such a fun character. It also wouldn't be Deadpool's last hostile run-in with a game developer, as we'll see shortly. Those curious about Deadpool's encounter with a game programmer can listen to the full scene <a href="https://youtu.be/Oj4pYkqjCNg" target="blank">here</a>. (That's provided you don't mind spoilers, of course.)</p> <p><b><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Best Deadpool Wisecrack</span></b>: "I refuse to say some clever quip because <i>you</i> set down the controller."</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vbbAmCnMrWU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <hr /> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/Deadpool_ShatteredDimensions.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="395" /></div> <h2>Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010)</h2> <p>In 2010, players got to explore four different versions of Spider-Man, including the one hailing from the Ultimate Universe. For those unfamiliar, the Ultimate Universe of Marvel Comics attempted to tell Marvel tales with a fresher, more modern twist. That also led to alternative versions of different characters, which includes Deadpool. The Ultimate version of Deadpool was an antagonistic mutant hunter and over the course of his plan to kill off the X-Men, he ran afoul of Spider-Man.</p> <p>This game appearance represents Ultimate Deadpool's attempt at revenge. And while this version of Wade Wilson wasn't exactly the same fourth-wall breaking psychopath, he got to bring out his more humorous side by putting on a deadly reality television show. As one might surmise from reading this, Deadpool wasn't playable, but he was rather this stage's boss. As players navigated the level, they'd have to take out Deadpool's cronies while the Merc with a Mouth cracked wise in the background.</p> <p>The stage would culminate with a one-on-one against Wade himself, as he'd use a dimensional fragment to amplify his power and split himself into three pieces. Aside from making Deadpool more powerful, it also meant Wade could literally tell jokes to himself, highlighting another aspect of his manic personality.</p> <p><b><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Best Deadpool Wisecrack</span></b>: "I love this! Finally, someone to laugh at my jokes! Hey, what's green and makes noise? The Incredible Honk!"</p> <hr /> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/Deadpool-X-23-Iron-Man-TGS.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="394" /></div> <h2>Marvel vs. Capcom 3/Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011)</h2> <p>Deadpool didn't quite take off in mainstream popularity until well after the heyday of Capcom's "Vs." series. So when Capcom's best returned to clash with Marvel's mightiest, Deadpool definitely had to be on the invite list. Sure, the game had its fair share of loudmouths and jokers like Spidey, Devil May Cry's Dante, and Dead Rising's Frank West, but those are mere pretenders to Deadpool's crown.</p> <p>Wade fit in like a glove with his array of powers and abilities. His katana and sidearms were perfect for special moves, while his teleporter allowed him to bounce around the stage. But not was Deadpool relentless with his one-liners, he also used the very fourth wall that he breaks so much <i>as a weapon!</i> His Level 3 Hyper Combo sees Wade grabbing his life bar and clubbing his opponent over the head with it before whacking them into the distance. It's still one of the oddest and funniest attacks seen in a fighting game.</p> <p><b><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Best Deadpool Wisecrack</span></b>: "I just beat Mag-freakin'-neto! Where yo' curleh mustache at?"</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jqk_8Um2SGs?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <hr /> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/deadpool_review_mallet_pose_AH.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="395" /></div> <h2>Marvel Heroes (2013)</h2> <p>In the spirit of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Gazillion gathered together the farthest corners of the Marvel Universe for its first MMORPG. Naturally, Deadpool needed to be a part of the action. Like in Ultimate Alliance, he's a valuable source of comic relief, but this time around, the solo nature of the game helps capture the 'mercenary' idea much better.</p> <p>Gazillion has also gone a few steps further in helping capture the spirit of who Deadpool is through his various character builds and skill trees. Players can specialize in Wade's firearms and heavy weapons (Hurty), his potent hand-to-hand combat and his expertise as a swordsman (Fighty), or his craftiness on the battlefield that sees him utilizing traps and other unexpected methods (Tricky). The developer has also honored the various phases of the character's life, offering costumes for Detective Deadpool, Pirate Deadpool, X-Force Deadpool, and even Lady Deadpool.</p> <p>Deadpool isn't done getting love from the Gazillion team, either. As part of the jump to <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/92947/marvel-heroes-2016-assembles-today-with-black-cat-agent-venom-team-up-and-more">Marvel Heroes 2016</a>, Deadpool received a character revamp that's offered up new animations, effects, and nine new moves for the battlefield.</p> <p><b><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Best Deadpool Wisecrack</span></b>: "I'd sing some Black Sabbath right now, but the bean counter says we spent all our money on writers. What a waste."</p> <hr /> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/dp_peace_26314.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="394" /></div> <h2>Deadpool (2013)</h2> <p>Well, if any game was going to spell out just what it means to be Deadpool, it was this one. After reviving the Transformers franchise from the drudges of movie tie-in junk, High Moon Studios set out to do Wade Wilson justice. That didn't just mean an action game. It had to be an <i>adult</i> action game.</p> <p>While Wade's other game appearances have been friendly for all ages, this game (much like the movie hitting theaters today) needed to be for a more mature audience. Hence, this is Deadpool's first and only M-rated game. And boy, did it nail everything on the Wade Wilson checklist. Fourth-wall breaking? Check! Ultraviolence? Check! Naughty swear words? Check-a-roonie!</p> <p>Voice actor Nolan North was certainly no stranger to this character by this point, but he was truly allowed to cut loose here with some of the funniest dialogue given to the character in a game yet. The jokes not only gelled with Deadpool and his existence as a comic book character, but it even took shots at the nature of video game development itself. The game started off with Deadpool getting threatening messages on his answering machine from High Moon for blowing their budget and essentially ruining them (a joke that, in hindsight, <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/78545/activision-lays-off-40-at-deadpool-developer">maybe isn't so funny today</a>), while a later scene follows up on this by briefly sticking Wade in a top-down 8-bit adventure, since that's all that the studio could afford. There's a later sequence that sees Deadpool pumping so many exploding kegs into an area, he breaks the scripting in the stage. The only trouble here was that sometimes the jokes came at the expense of the gameplay. For example, Deadpool joked during the endgame sequence about repetitive, monotonous battles and lazy design, but at the end of the day, the player still actually had to <i>play</i> those repetitive, monotonous battles. That's part of the reason that Deadpool's game, while doing total justice to the character, <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/79962/deadpool-review-merc-with-the-mediocrity">wasn't quite the masterpiece</a> that we hoped it would be.</p> <p>But time, much like Wade's healing factor, heals all wounds. Three years later, Deadpool's first game is mainly remembered as an exemplary (if imperfect) showcase for this marvelous character, which is part of the reason that Activision brought it back for <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/91087/deadpool-leaping-onto-ps4-and-xbox-one-in-november">next-gen consoles</a>. Those looking for an idea of what an R-rated Deadpool will look like in the movie theater should first take a look at the Deadpool game, which delivers a lot of that same adult humor. While High Moon suffered heavy layoffs after the game's development, the studio ultimately put together the best love letter to Wade. Hopefully, the film will do well enough that another conversation can be had about giving Deadpool another shot at his own game.</p> <p>Besides, what's Wolverine got that he doesn't got?</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VVYiQQetCmI?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Best Deadpool Wisecrack</span></b>: "That's what happens when you mix C4 with a bean burrito! Now be honest... I'm not the only one with a little bit of s*** in my pants, am I?"</p> <hr /> <p>Any favorite Deadpool gaming moments you'd like to share? Join the conversation and leave some in the comments.</p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:30:00 PST Ozzie Mejia How to Get More Intel in XCOM 2 http://www.shacknews.com/article/93214/how-to-get-more-intel-in-xcom-2 http://www.shacknews.com/article/93214/how-to-get-more-intel-in-xcom-2 <p>XCOM 2 is filled with various types of currencies and materials that you&rsquo;ll need to do things throughout the game. But the most important of those currencies is Intel. Intel can be gained a different number of ways. You can gain it each month from the Council, and you can also gain it from Scanning remote areas that pop up on your map as the days pass.</p> <p>You can also gain Intel by completing certain Research tasks like Analyzing ADVENT Datapads and other equipment that you team picks up from the various missions you&rsquo;re sure to undertake. Perhaps the easiest and most fruitful way to gain Intel, however, is to return the Avenger to the Resistance Base and Scan from there.</p> <p>The only real downfall to this, aside from boring yourself just sitting there watching that line spin in circles, is that the Avatar Project waits for no one, and each day that passes will push the timeline forward without you being able to stop it. This makes scanning from Resistance HQ something that should be done in moderation, as you wouldn&rsquo;t want to let the Avatar Project get too far ahead.</p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:00:00 PST Josh Hawkins Star Wars and Mario Kart come together in the ultimate mash-up video http://www.shacknews.com/article/93213/star-wars-and-mario-kart-come-together-in-the-ultimate-mash-up-video http://www.shacknews.com/article/93213/star-wars-and-mario-kart-come-together-in-the-ultimate-mash-up-video <p>Mario Kart vehicles are quite versatile as they can drive across various surfaces, propel themselves underwater, <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/84513/mario-kart-8-review-up-to-speed">and just recently</a>, defy gravity. But one thing they can&rsquo;t yet do is fly through the air like an X-Wing or Tie Fighter, but YouTube team Dark Pixel decided to bring these two fan favorites together in their latest video, Star Kart.</p> <p>Star Kart is the combination of Star Wars and Mario Kart and took the team approximately a year to produce. The video has Mario, Yoshi, Bowser, Luigi, and other iconic characters from the series zooming their way across iconic locales in the Star Wars universe. Not only are there well-known Star Wars locations, but several vehicles, such as Slave I, A-Wing, and Y-Wing, are also included.</p> <p><span>The fan-made video gives us hope for a future where Mario Kart would not only take to the skies, but also across galaxies. And if one of those galaxies happens to be one that&rsquo;s far, far away, then we&rsquo;re completely fine with that.</span></p> <p><span><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/knd5E-X42dU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></span></p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:24:00 PST Daniel Perez Google VR may not require a smartphone, PC, or console to run it http://www.shacknews.com/article/93212/google-vr-may-not-require-a-smartphone-pc-or-console-to-run-it http://www.shacknews.com/article/93212/google-vr-may-not-require-a-smartphone-pc-or-console-to-run-it <p>Google <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/93115/google-is-looking-to-join-the-vr-game-as-early-as-this-year">is planning on taking VR</a> more serious as early as this year, and it&rsquo;s planning on shaking things up by offering an experience that is entirely self-contained.</p> <p>In a report published by <a href="http://www.wsj.com/news/article_email/google-developing-stand-alone-virtual-reality-headset-1455218948-lMyQjAxMTA2MjEzMTUxMjE3Wj">the Wall Street Journal</a>, whatever Google is cooking up will be self-contained and won&rsquo;t need a smartphone to use, <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/92103/samsung-gear-vr-releasing-on-november-20-pre-orders-now-available">like the Gear VR</a>, nor a computer or a game console to work. The device is expected to be a true all-in-one device that would deliver a VR experience.</p> <p>Google is <i>also</i> expected to release a more advanced version of its Google Cardboard that would require the use of a smartphone to provide its screen and drive its experience, although it&rsquo;ll be a little more high tech than just a piece of cardboard. The more advanced version is expected to include computer chips and sensors.</p> <p><span>The world of VR is expanding at a rapid pace lately as the <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/92692/oculus-rift-priced-at-599">Oculus Rift</a> will soon be available, followed by the <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/92741/htc-vive-pre-orders-will-be-available-starting-february-29">HTC Vive</a>, <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/93177/consumers-are-ready-for-playstation-vr">PlayStation VR</a>, and some other lesser known devices. What all of these devices have in common is the fact they all need an outside source to help power their experience, which PC manufacturers are <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/93135/oculus-ready-pc-bundles-are-going-live-next-week">attempting to provide themselves</a>. But if Google&rsquo;s entry into VR can offer as good an experience as these products, all within a self-contained unit, that could change things drastically and usher in the evolution of the VR space, even before it officially takes off.</span></p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:52:00 PST Daniel Perez Rise of the Tomb Raider PC version gets patched again; full patch notes released http://www.shacknews.com/article/93211/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-pc-version-gets-patched-again-full-patch-notes-released http://www.shacknews.com/article/93211/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-pc-version-gets-patched-again-full-patch-notes-released <p>Crystal Dynamics has released its second patch for the PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider, and even though it isn&rsquo;t as heavy hitting as <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/93084/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-pc-patch-released-to-improve-graphics-options">last week&rsquo;s patch</a>, it <i>does</i> include improvements for overall GPU performances.</p> <p>Rise of the Tomb Raider patch 1.0.616.4 fixes a number of issues, including the map not showing or outright showing the wrong location, ALT-TAB hanging the game or system when used in combination with Exclusive Fullscreen, and graphics glitches on NPC clothing. The patch also adds separate mouse sensitivity control for X and Y axis, the option to reduce in-game camera shake, and an audio cue for finding secrets in the relic viewer.</p> <p>The patch will be automatically applied by Steam the next time you start Rise of the Tomb Raider, but if you own the game on the Windows Store, you should see it pop up in the next few days.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s the full list of patch notes:</p> <ul> <li>Fixed Map sometimes not showing or showing the wrong region.</li> <li>Fixed ALT-TAB in combination with Exclusive Fullscreen occasionally hanging the game or entire system. (Steam Only)</li> <li>Fixed graphics glitches on NPC clothing on NVIDIA 6x0 and 7x0 hardware.</li> <li>Fixed rare crashes with a "DX11 Internal Heap" error.</li> <li>Added separate mouse sensitivity control for X and Y axis, allowing users to equalize sensitivity.</li> <li>Added option to reduce in-game camera shake, for users that prefer this.</li> <li>Added audio-cue for finding secrets in the relic viewer.</li> <li>Fixed game changing system screen saver settings for some users. (Steam Only)</li> <li>Added additional error handling and messaging in case the GPU driver is crashing or unresponsive.</li> <li>Various performance improvements for GPU-bound situations. CPU bound scenarios are not impacted.</li> <li>A variety of other smaller optimizations, bug-fixes, and tweaks.</li> </ul> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:27:00 PST Daniel Perez Guitar Hero Live also sold poorly http://www.shacknews.com/article/93210/guitar-hero-live-also-sold-poorly http://www.shacknews.com/article/93210/guitar-hero-live-also-sold-poorly <p>It appears <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/93139/mad-catz-lays-off-37-following-reports-of-underperforming-rock-band-4-update">Rock Band 4</a> wasn&rsquo;t the only rock band simulator to not sell well as Activision has reported Guitar Hero Live did not meet its expectations.</p> <p>During a financial call yesterday evening, Activision said Guitar Hero Live suffered &ldquo;lower than expected performance.&rdquo; Its poor sales reaffirms the publisher&rsquo;s stance on releasing a new Guitar Hero game this console generation, and will instead focus on delivering more downloadable content for Guitar Hero Live. Doing so will allow the company to cost-effectively deliver new content and continue to build its installed base.</p> <p>It seemed like many gamers were excited when both <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/89103/guitar-hero-rises-from-its-grave-with-new-controller-gameplay-and-more">Guitar Hero Live</a> and <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/88433/rock-band-4-officially-sets-a-2015-tour-on-xbox-one-and-playstation-4">Rock Band 4</a> were first announced, but as we learned more in regards to how both games would perform, it seemed less and less likely people would invest their time and money for more cumbersome controllers. This holds true for Guitar Hero Live, which did not support last-gen instruments.</p> <p><span>It appears the resurgence of rock band simulation games may be fading out as quickly as it was resurrected. If you were some of the people who purchased either game, hold on to them tight as it might be a long time until you get another one.</span></p> <p><span><iframe width="700" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Iy-BPRlWK6U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></span></p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:46:00 PST Daniel Perez A Dream Team Is Assembling For A New VR Production Firm http://www.shacknews.com/article/93209/a-dream-team-is-assembling-for-a-new-vr-production-firm http://www.shacknews.com/article/93209/a-dream-team-is-assembling-for-a-new-vr-production-firm <p>All aboard the VR train! It looks like some heavy hitters of the entertainment world have joined together to put together something fabulous.</p> <p>It's called The Rogue Initiative, and it's a new VR production firm firmed by names from Activision, DreamWorks Animation, Pixar, Disney, Sony Pictures, and more. According to Develop, the team will be responsible for creating content in the Unreal 4 engine and will work with Hollywood directors to make some (hopefully) interesting content.</p> <p>The first project the Rogue Initiative is said to be conquering is a "big episodic action tentpole franchise," a "stylized animated action adventure," and a "psychological thriller." What could we be seeing coming down the pipeline? I don't know, but it all sounds pretty exciting.</p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:30:00 PST Brittany Vincent New Halo toys coming from Mattel this fall for collectors, hardcore fans, and newcomers http://www.shacknews.com/article/93208/new-halo-toys-coming-from-mattel-this-fall-for-collectors-hardcore-fans-and-newcomers http://www.shacknews.com/article/93208/new-halo-toys-coming-from-mattel-this-fall-for-collectors-hardcore-fans-and-newcomers <p>343 Industries and Mattel have signed a master licensing agreement to expand the visibility of Halo products in retailers across the world and will unify the design, development, and creative vision of Halo consumer products.</p> <p>&ldquo;The success we&rsquo;ve seen with the Halo MEGA Bloks franchise over the years laid the foundation for this partnership,&rdquo; said Bonnie Ross, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Head of 343 Industries. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re excited to work with Mattel to bring innovative, quality and, most of all, fun products to old and new Halo fans alike.&rdquo;</p> <p>The new line of Halo toys will encompass items collectors, hardcore fans, and franchise newcomers can enjoy. The toys that will be available this fall include the following:</p> <ul> <li>Halo Mega BloksDual Mode UNSC Warthog (SRP: $29.99)</li> <li>Halo Mega Bloks Heroes Asst. II (SRP: $4.99)</li> <li>Halo Mega Bloks Fireteam Asst. (SRP: $15.99)</li> <li>Halo Mega Bloks UNSC Vehicle (SRP: $69.99)</li> <li>BoomCo. Halo UNSC MA5 Blaster (SRP: $49.99)</li> <li>BoomCo. Halo Brute Spiker (SRP: $19.99)</li> <li>Halo Warthog + 12&rdquo; Master Chief (SRP: $49.99)</li> <li>Halo 6&Prime; Figure Assortment (SRP: $19.99)</li> <li>Halo Ghost Vehicle + 6&rdquo; Figure (SRP: $29.99)</li> <li>Halo 12&Prime; Figure Assortment (SRP: $9.99)</li> <li>Tyco Halo Warthog ONI Anti-Tank Radio Control Vehicle (SRP: $49.99)</li> <li>Tyco Halo Warthog Light Reconnaissance Radio Control Vehicle (SRP: $29.99)</li> <li>Halo Energy Sword (SRP: $49.99)</li> <li>Tyco Halo Radio Control Vehicle *product title pending* (SRP: $29.99)</li> </ul> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:13:00 PST Daniel Perez The Division open beta will feature major changes to Dark Zone http://www.shacknews.com/article/93207/the-division-open-beta-will-feature-major-changes-to-dark-zone http://www.shacknews.com/article/93207/the-division-open-beta-will-feature-major-changes-to-dark-zone <p>The <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/93129/ubisoft-announces-the-division-open-beta-date">open beta</a> for Tom Clancy&rsquo;s The Division is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 next week, and prior to its launch, Ubisoft has revealed a number of improvements it has made to the game for the upcoming event.</p> <p>According to patch notes outlined in an update history for the PS4 version, we can expect some new content, including the Subway Morgue mission that include The Cleaners faction, the opportunity to unlock the first upgrade in the Base of Operations&rsquo; Tech wing, new high-end weapons to be found in the Dark Zone, and a Deployable Turret skill.</p> <p>The Dark Zone appears to have received the most changes as players can expect the number of non-player enemies to be significantly increased and to be slightly more powerful, chests will refresh much less frequently, and players who have shot at another player will now be marked, but not yet considered to be a Rogue Agent.</p> <p><span><a href="http://www.shacknews.com/article/92943/the-division-beta-now-available-on-pc-ps4-and-xbox-one">Just like with its closed beta</a>, Xbox One owners will be able to get a headstart on The Division&rsquo;s beta as they can begin accessing it on February 18. PC and PlayStation 4 owners can then join the fight the following day, on February 19 and all versions are expected to commence on February 21.</span></p> <p><span>Here are screenshots of the full patch notes:</span></p> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/uh6FJxG.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="394" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/9AmP5J4.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="394" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/1nfn2wz.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="394" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/d0RFA8l.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="394" /></div> <div class="articleImage full" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/02/D7PekiA.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="394" /></div> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:48:00 PST Daniel Perez January NPD: PlayStation 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 lead a slumping month http://www.shacknews.com/article/93204/january-npd-playstation-4-and-call-of-duty-black-ops-3-lead-a-slumping-month http://www.shacknews.com/article/93204/january-npd-playstation-4-and-call-of-duty-black-ops-3-lead-a-slumping-month <p>A new year means a fresh start for console makers, but 2016 is starting off much like 2015 ended. Sony and PlayStation 4 have emerged on top in the latest monthly NPD Group report. But it looks to be something of a Pyrrhic victory, as hardware and software sales across the board appear to be down from last year.</p> <p>"Combined video game sales in January 2016 across new physical software, hardware, and accessories declined by 5 percent from January 2015," states the NPD Group's Liam Callahan. "The 14 percent growth in video game accessory sales was not enough to offset new physical software and hardware declines of 10 percent and 15 percent, respectively."</p> <p>The drop in software sales can be attributed to the lack of major new physical releases. And with no major new titles, that means it's time for Call of Duty to take its usual #1 spot, as Black Ops III tops this month's sales list. Grand Theft Auto V, another major staple, trails behind it at #2, while NBA 2K16 rounds out the top three. In fact, the only new release to appear on the list this month is LEGO Marvel Avengers, which trickles in at #9, though the NPD Group does not that on a SKU-basis, Mario &amp; Luigi: Paper Jam would crack the top ten.</p> <p>January Top 10 Games (New Physical Retail only; across all platforms incl. PC; new releases in bold)</p> <ul> <li>Call of Duty: Black Ops III (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)</li> <li>Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)</li> <li>NBA 2K16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)</li> <li>Star Wars Battlefront 2015 (XBO, PS4, PC)</li> <li>Fallout 4 (PS4, XBO, PC)</li> <li>Minecraft (360, XBO, PS4, PS3)</li> <li>Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (XBO, PS4, PC)</li> <li>Madden NFL 16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)</li> <li><b>LEGO Marvel Avengers (PS4, XBO, 360, NWU, PS3, 3DS, PSV)</b></li> <li>FIFA 16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)</li> </ul> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:46:00 PST Ozzie Mejia It Looks Like Piracy Group 3DM May Have Actually Cracked Denuvo http://www.shacknews.com/article/93203/it-looks-like-piracy-group-3dm-may-have-actually-cracked-denuvo http://www.shacknews.com/article/93203/it-looks-like-piracy-group-3dm-may-have-actually-cracked-denuvo <p>Not long ago, Chinese cracking group 3DM announced their intention to cease any pirate activity for the next year. The idea behind that was to measure what kind of impact piracy actually has on sales, but the fact that the group couldn't crack DRM measure <g class="gr_ gr_31 gr-alert gr_spell undefined ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="31" data-gr-id="31">Denuvo</g> on Just Cause 3 had a lot to do with it, too.</p> <p>As it turns out, it seems as though 3DM has actually triumphed against <g class="gr_ gr_29 gr-alert gr_spell undefined ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="29" data-gr-id="29">Denuvo</g>, if leader Bird Sister's claims are anything to go by:</p> <p>&ldquo;3DM will soon announce that we have a solution to the latest <g class="gr_ gr_30 gr-alert gr_spell undefined ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="30" data-gr-id="30">Denuvo</g> encryption used on games including &lsquo;FIFA 16&rsquo;, &lsquo;Just Cause 3&rsquo;, and &lsquo;Tomb Raider: The Rise&rsquo;,&rdquo; the leader announced. It seems a little hard to believe that the group had intended to stop searching for a crack, but found it right at the end. Isn't that always how it goes, though?</p> <p>&ldquo;We [made this announcement] because a lot of players believe we have abandoned cracking due to technical problems, but we will prove it is not the case,&rdquo; Bird Sister continues.</p> <p>So, let's see how this thing turns out. I'm really excited to see what's going to happen.</p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:35:00 PST Brittany Vincent World of Warcraft: Legion will debut the 'Maw of Souls' on Twitch today http://www.shacknews.com/article/93201/world-of-warcraft-legion-will-debut-the-maw-of-souls-on-twitch-today http://www.shacknews.com/article/93201/world-of-warcraft-legion-will-debut-the-maw-of-souls-on-twitch-today <p>As part of its continuing 25th anniversary, Blizzard is preparing to deploy the next major expansion for World of Warcraft. And as one might expect, the development team has not played all of its cards for World of Warcraft: Legion's playable alpha. There's still new content that's yet to be seen and it looks like another piece of the curtain is getting pulled back today.</p> <p>The details are all over on <a href="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/19995567/watch-the-legion-dungeon-race-live-this-thursday-2-5-2016" target="blank">Battle.net</a>. Today will see two teams of World of Warcraft streamers attempt to run through an all-new dungeon called the Maw of Souls. Details on this dungeons have not been revealed, which means it'll also be a surprise to European streamers Treckie, Bellular, Qelric, and Alex &amp; Loz of Fatboss TV, as well as the North American tandem of Towelliee, Killars, Monkioh, and Tattva &amp; Tov of Line of Sight Gaming.</p> <p>In addition to that, they'll also be running through the Heroic difficulty version of the Halls of Valor dungeon, which will obviously be a much more difficult version of what's currently available in the Legion alpha.</p> <p>The demonstration will be broadcast on Twitch today at 3PM PT. To view it live, check out the stream below. And if you miss it, Shacknews will be back to post the archive, once it becomes available.</p> <p><iframe width="700" height="349" src="http://player.twitch.tv/?channel=warcraft" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><a href="http://www.twitch.tv/warcraft?tt_medium=live_embed&amp;tt_content=text_link" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; display: block; width: 345px; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline;">Watch live video from warcraft on www.twitch.tv</a></p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:48:00 PST Ozzie Mejia
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Trolan's LJ
Name meaning meme thingie
YIR... no, there's not enough to recap for that
Serenity Quiz
OMG, I made an LJ entry
Fun with LJTalk/Jabber/gaim
Deal with it. (I'm such a card)
It's blasphemy delicious!
Ups and Downs
Oh yeah
Pointless entry to signify life
Communications Update; Part Deux
Communications Update
CCNP... completed
Things you overhear...