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G2A hits back at TinyBuild after studio claimed it lost $450k to key reseller

“Finding a better medium price here would give a true overview. TinyBuild should explain to the media why they omitted their sales data from the revenue projection.” …


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Overwatch player count hits 10 million after three weeks

Over 10 million players have flocked to play Blizzard’s online hero-shooter, Overwatch, since the game launched on May 24. …


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Free Halo 5 DLC Hog Wild Hits May 31, Updates Come To Warzone Firefight

Halo developer 343 Industries announced in its blog that Halo 5: Guardians' next free DLC, Hog Wild, will release next week on May 31.

While the expansion won't include any new maps, it instead comes with a host of REQ drops, including vehicles such as new warthogs, a hybrid scope, and additional armor.

Some of the "bigger items" will release alongside Warzone Firefight at the end of June. "Just in case you missed it last week, a few of the bigger items that were slated for the Hog Wild update have been given a bit more time for finishing touches and polish," 343 Industries says in its post.  

For everything releasing on Tuesday in the Hog Wild update, check below.

The blog also mentions that updates are coming to Halo 5's Warzone Firefight, such as more "dynamic" bosses and better payoffs for Legendary bosses. You can read the full post here.

Hog Wild follows Halo 5's previous free DLC Memories of Reach which released earlier this month. Memories of Reach included Infection, a zombie-infested multiplayer mode which you can take a look at here. Additionally, Halo 5's Forge mode, which allows players to create their own maps, is coming to PC.

[Source: Halo Waypoint]

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Beware The Blood Moon As 7 Days To Die Hits Consoles In June

After some success on PC, developer The Fun Pimps (with the help of dev Iron Galaxy and Telltale Publishing) is bringing the survival crafting title 7 Days to Die to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June.

The game comes out on the systems on June 28 (retail and download) for $ 29.99, and features an interesting loop where players scavenge, craft, and build up defenses for the oncoming onslaught signaled by the weekly blood moon.

Take a look at the trailer below for more from the devs at the studios, and for more check out its recent live-action trailer.

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Note: The text/headline originally only listed the PS4. The title is also coming to the Xbox One on the same day and for the same price. The text has been amended to reflect this. We regret the error.

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Vive maker HTC hits rocky waters in latest results

The financial state of the mobile phone maker has declined considerably in the last year, and as the Vive takes off, the company needs a new hit product. …


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Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing Mobile Games On The Way, Miitomo Hits 10 Million Downloads

As part of its full-year financial report, Nintendo has revealed what’s next for its mobile rollout. The company says it has two games launching this fall based on popular franchises.

Fire Emblem is first up. Nintendo says that it will be more accessible than other entries in the series. An Animal Crossing title is also in the works. The company says that there are connections between the mobile game and the titles for “dedicated gaming systems.” It’s unclear if that means a new Animal Crossing game is in the works or if it will tie into Happy Home Designer or New Leaf.

Nintendo also reported that Miitomo has been downloaded more than 10 million times. To celebrate, the company will be holding an in-game event from April 29 through May 8.

 

Our Take
While I know many people who have downloaded Miitomo, there don’t seem to be the hooks to keep them around. I’m seeing fewer and fewer mentions of the app in my social feed and a significant drop off of in-game notifications. I suspect Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing will fare better with more actual “game” and fewer creepy questions that seem designed to figure out your password secret question.

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[Update] Bully Hits PS4, XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus Lands On Vita

Update: Gamers in North America can now purchase two of these games. Bully is available now for PlayStation 4 ($ 14.99). XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus is out on Vita, too ($ 19.99).

We're still waiting to see if Manhunt shows up on PlayStation 4 today. We'll update should anything change.

Original Story (March 21 @ 8:11 p.m. Central):

Isn't today full of surprises? Right now, XCOM Enemy Unknown Plus is available for Vita on the UK PlayStation Store. Better yet? Manhunt and Bully are also playable on the PS4 as PS2 Classics.

We'll have to wait for confirmation on a release on the U.S. PlayStation store, but this is a pretty good sign. 

Bully and Manhunt are selling for £11.99, while XCOM Enemy Unknown Plus has a £15.99 price tag. 

Click on the game titles to visit the UK store to see for yourself: XCOM Enemy Unknown Plus, Bully, and Manhunt

What are you most excited for?

[Source: PlayStation Store UK via NeoGaf via Luke Mears Twitter]


Our Take
This is a good sign for the U.S. getting these games as well. So far, no updates to the store have confirmed this, but remember the UK is six hours ahead. Not to mention, something could be caught up in ESRB. While this doesn't guarantee it, I'd say the odds are staked in our favor. All these things are great. So many people have wanted to play XCOM Enemy Unknown on-the-go. And trophies for Bully and Manhunt? Icing on the cake. 

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Blade & Soul’s New Expansion Silverfrost Mountains Hits This Wednesday

NCSoft West's Blade & Soul (check our our impressions of the game here!) is in for a major update this week as the game launches the Silverfrost Mountains expansion pack on Wednesday, March 23. Servers are set to go live at 9 AM ET.

The expansion adds a plethora of updates – 8 new dungeons, level cap raised to 50, Hongmoon (high tier) skills available for unlocking, 2 new raids, a new open-world PVP map where players can compete for and mine soulstones and moonstones (special materials), and a special Grand Harvest Square server event that's only available during certain times, so players will want to participate when they can!

Big upgrades to clan and clan crafting will also be available. There's a new capital city to hang out in and new zones to level up and explore as well.

Our Take
This is a massive, massive expansion to the existing game. While the last patch gave players some interesting content with the Warlock and additional high-end content, this expansion is all about the endgame with a raised level cap and tons of stuff for high level players to do and explore, both in PvE and PvP. I'm eager to dive back in and take my Destroyer to level 50 and take on some snakes, drakes, and yeti!

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Rocket League revenue hits $70 million, sales nearly at 4 million

Nearly 4 million copies of Rocket League have now been purchased across PC and PS4, according to Psyonix’s marketing VP, Jeremy Dunham.  …


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Pokémon Photo Booth App Hits iOS

Its functions are somewhat limited, but The Pokémon Company released a photo booth app today for iOS devices.

The app is part of the company's many Pokémon 20th anniversary celebrations. There's not much to it – you can add little captions to your photos that reference Pokémon battles and take a trainer picture. I was hoping you could use it to place Pokémon in your photos, but sadly that is not the case. That being said, however, it is free which means you might as well check it out.

You can download the app here.

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