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The R Series makes room for itself in the current portable SSD market.
The R Series makes room for itself in the current portable SSD market.
Microsoft will release a digital-only Xbox One variant in 2019 ahead of its next-gen Xbox Scarlett console, reports indicate.
Thanks to the success of services like Game Pass, I originally predicted a digital-only, online-driven Xbox console could happen at some point. Shortly after reports indicated a disc-less Xbox was indeed in the works and would serve as a lower-cost entry point to the Xbox gaming and live service ecosystem. Now Thurrot.com's Brad Sams reports the console will launch sometime in 2019.
We originally thought the digital-based Xbox, which won't come with a drive to play disc-based games, was part of the new Xbox Scarlett family. But that's apparently not the case; the cheaper model is coming in 2019 whereas Microsoft's true-next gen system will launch in 2020. The new system is likely a smaller set-top box with similar specs as the original Xbox One model that can download, play, and eventually stream digital games from Xbox LIVE (as well as multimedia services like Netflix). Exact details are unknown but it's fair to say we shouldn't expect Xbox One S or X level hardware.
The latest release from Polish video game developer CD Projekt RED has not me the companies expectations sales wise, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales could be called a bit of a disappointment.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is set in the universe of the famous Geralt of Rivia and is a single player role-playing experience. It challenges players through puzzles and card mechanics, but it appears all these things aren't want the masses of gamers want as the sales for the title have dwindled.
According to CEO of CD Projekt RED, Adam Kiciski, "The game appealed to the community, which drove up our expectations regarding sales. Unfortunately, as yet, these expectations have not been fulfilled. Still, we remain optimistic ... We expect to continue to sell Thronebreaker for many years to come, even though the initial period may not have lived up to our initial expectations." Due to the very slow sales numbers, CD Projekt RED decided to release the game onto Steam when it was originally planned for an exclusive release on GOG. For more information regarding Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, visit the official Steam listing here.
There was rumors surrounding Sunset Overdrive arriving on PC and now it has been officially confirmed. Insomniac Games' crazy shooter will be arriving on PC on November 16th.
The announcement comes from the Sunset Overdrive Twitter account as well as Insomniac Games' official YouTube Channel. From the above trailer, we can get a great look at what the game has to offer players, we can see great customization for clothes and outfits, unique monsters to slay, a crazy amount of very cool looking weapons and much more.
It is still unclear whether Sunset Overdrive will be getting an enhancement patch, but we do know it will be arriving with all of its DLC's. Sunset Overdrive will be priced at $19.99 and will be available on November 16th. In the entirety of this post you will find a larger description on the game, for more information visit the official Sunset Overdrive website here.
There was some recent rumors floating around from dataminers that suggested that SMITE was going to be added to the Nintendo Switch library of games, it appears these rumors are true and we could see a Switch SMITE release on November 16th.
For those that don't know what SMITE is, SMITE is a multiplayer online battle arena that allows the player to experience the likes of being a God in the first person point of view. Just like other MOBA games such as League of Legends and DOTA 2, SMITE has a large vartiey of champions (Gods) and respective skins for them, there is also constant updates headed to the game and the additionally new God added every now and again.
The confirmation comes from Nintendo Everything as they claim that Nintendo will sell SMITE as a bundle "200 Gems, 400 Gems + Smite Founder's Pack." According to Nintendo Everything the SMITE listed is priced at 23.69 pounds which equates to $30 USD. We will be sure to update you once an official announcement has come from either SMITE developer Hi-Rez Studios or Nintendo themselves.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee could be the two titles Nintendo need to meet their 20 million unit sales margin for the Nintendo Switch.
At the start of the year Nintendo expected to sell 20 million Switch units over the course of 2018 and into the first quarter of 2019, ending on March 31st. For the company to reach their projected sales margin they will need to sell a whopping 14 million units over the course of the holidays, two massive franchise titles releasing could help them do it though.
Despite the massive unit figures ahead of Nintendo, Nintendo America President, Reggie Fils-Aime isn't phased by the task, "This year, we think that we're exceptionally well prepared for the holidays and truly have something for every type of gamer and every type of household" he has told The Verge. The two main titles that will assist the Nintendo Switch sales considerably are; Pokemon: Let's Go and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. According to Fils-Aime, "the pre-sale trends for both of these titles are tracking to the best we've ever seen on Nintendo Switch. The consumer engagement through all of our digital activity has been exceptionally strong."
1,000+ games have arrived on the Switch and Nintendo are celebrating the achievement with a brand new trailer showcasing some of the most popular titles on the handheld console.
The catalog of games the Nintendo Switch how grown quite extensively since its March release back in 2017. Now the handheld console offers gamers 1,000 different choices and some of the most popular titles for the Switch have been showcased in Nintendo's newest trailer.
We can see players enjoying the likes of; Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon Pikachu/Eevee, Splatoon 2, Diablo III: Eternal Collection, Fortnite, FIFA 19, Super Mario Party, Dark Souls Remastered, Nintendo Labo, GO Vacation, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the Nintendo Switch Online service. It should be noted that Nintendo have specifically chosen each of these games to be showcased in different environments and in different ways, this gives a good representation to how versatile the Nintendo Switch is and how it can basically be used anywhere at anytime.
SCDKey is getting into the Black Friday spirit this year with some cheap codes for us to share with you, with discount codes on Windows 10 and Office through to the latest games like Battlefield V and Fallout 76.
As usual the site is offering Windows 10 Pro OEM for just $12.60 with our discount code, while Office 2016 and Office 2019 are both up for grabs at $31.50 and $45.07, respectively. Setting up a new PC can be done in a much cheaper way thanks to SCDKey, with an offer going above operating systems and software to PC and even Xbox One games and subscriptions. The software/OS discount code is SKTT10%.
It's not just PC gamers that can jump onto the gaming sales with SCDKey offering up Fallout 76 with an Xbox One digital code, and a 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership. Battlefield V is offered in an Origin CD key while Hitman 2 is offered through a Steam key. The additional 3% discount offered with the TweakTown and SCDKey deal is SKTT3%.
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Playground Games highlights one of the most interesting benefits of being part of Microsoft Studios.
We've known Forza dev Playground Games is making a new IP for a while now. The game is an open-world action game, and sources say it's actually a new Fable project, and should be quite ambitious. Now Playground Games execs say Microsoft's recent acquisition of the studio was strongly affected by the new project and discuss what it means to be part of the first-party Xbox brand.
In a recent interview with EDGE Magazine, Playground founder Ralph Fulton shines light on an overlooked benefit of umbrella ownership: being able to easily communicate with other studios. It may not sound like a lot, but this is absolutely integral for growth in games development, especially since most of the work is iterative in nature and builds upon itself over time.
Patents indicate Nintendo will probably make a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition, but don't expect it any time soon.
Business for retro gaming is quite good. Nintendo has made millions off of its NES and SNES micro-console re-releases, and there's evidence an N64 mini will happen at some point. But when? Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime gives us an answer but it's not a good one. Essentially Fils-Aime hints the mini consoles could be overshadowed by Nintendo's recent Switch Online paid subscription service, and Nintendo could slowly drip-feed classic games on that platform more prominently than mass-market micro-systems.
When asked flat-out by Kotaku if an N64 Classic is coming, Fils-Aime said the system isn't in the immediate future. It's apparently not even on the horizon. "I would not ever rule something out, but what I can tell you is certainly that's not in our planning horizon," the Nintendo president said.
Telltale is preparing its funeral by finalizing its worldly affairs one step at a time.
The saga of Telltale's demise is a sad one underlined by mismanagement and the ruthlessness of the games industry. The tale is almost over, though: the company has just started a process called assignment where it will liquidate its assets in an aim to settle its debt with creditors. Publication GameDaily confirmed that Telltale's liquidation is on the horizon, and will be handled by a company called Sherwood Partners.
The article goes into great depth about Telltale's closure proceedings. The devs aren't actually filing for bankruptcy and will instead undergo a process called "assignment," which essentially closes the studio down while selling assets to pay off any outstanding debts. We have no idea who has bid or even bought Telltale's assets--or what these assets actually are besides engine tech, given the studio licensed all of its games.