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Weekly Recap: Xbox One Price Cut, GTA 5 Is 1080p On PS4

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(Some Of) The Big Stuff:

More speak of resolution this week, as the PlayStation 4 version of Rockstar Games’ arriving open-world movement game Grand Theft Auto V will run during 1080p, according to a new report. The game’s 1080p visuals are described as “glimmering.” Find out for yourself when a diversion launches on November 18 for PS4, as good as Xbox One–PC chronicle entrance subsequent year..

Very shortly you’ll be means to get an Xbox One for $350. Ahead of a bustling holiday selling season, Microsoft this week announced a $50 cost cut for a Xbox One. The cost drop, effective Nov 2 (that’s tomorrow!), is good for all Xbox One systems, including a special-edition bundles that come with copies of Sunset Overdrive, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Assassin’s Creed Unity.

On Tuesday, Sony expelled a PlayStation 4’s long-awaited and feature-rich 2.0 Update, codenamed Masamune. Among a prolonged list of new facilities introduced in a refurbish is Share Play, that lets we virtually play cot co-op with a friend. Read some-more about how it works here.

The Other Stuff (Stories We Like, But Didn’t Cover With a Standalone Post):

Lego Minifigures Online developer Funcom announced this week that it is teaming with outrageous online tradesman Amazon to offer the arriving MMO for Fire TV and various Fire tablets. The game, that is already accessible on PC, will come to Amazon’s devices by a finish of a year.

What does Left 4 Dead developer Turtle Rock’s arriving 4v1 shooter Evolve demeanour like on Xbox One? I’m blissful we asked, since a studio this week released a initial footage of a diversion running on Xbox One–and it does not disappoint. Watch it right now. We sat down with a studio to learn all about a game, that we can play today on Xbox One, PS4, and PC by an alpha.

Minecraft developer Mojang this week confirmed that the final version of a arriving PC collectible label game, Scrolls, will launch sometime in November. The diversion was formerly in beta, and had been for many months. The Nov recover date comes with a standard diversion growth warning, however. “We’re not going to recover it until it’s ready, if we know what we mean,” Mojang’s Owen Hill said.

And now for something totally different. Bayonetta executive Hideki Kamiya visited Valve’s headquarters in Seattle recently, and he even posted a picture to infer it. WHAT CAN IT MEAN? The usually logical conclusion to strech is that Kamiya is operative on Half-Life 3 this has zero to do with Half-Life 3.

Have we been watchful to play BioShock Infinite? If so, next week competence be a time to burst in. 2K Games announced this week that BioShock: The Complete Edition will be released on Nov 4 for Xbox 360 and PS3. It includes a main game and all of a DLC for $40.

Are we hungry for cake? Now we substantially are. In jubilee of a PlayStation Access YouTube channel reaching 300,000 subscribers, someone (presumably Sony’s conduct chef) baked a organisation a cake modeled after a PlayStation 4 and DualShock 4 controller. It was a chocolate cake, a moist chocolate cake, according to Sony’s Hollie Bennett. In this case, notwithstanding what we might have heard, the cake is not in fact a lie.

Retailer Best Buy has announced midnight launch skeleton for next week’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and they are utterly extensive. Best Buy, like other retailers, will sell a diversion during accurately 12:01 AM Eastern during a stores opposite a US (more than 800 in all) on Nov 3. November 3 since that’s a day the Day Zero edition goes on sale. Best Buy has also announced that, identical to Walmart, we will not need to have formerly preordered Advanced Warfare to buy a diversion during midnight. Woo hoo!

This War of Mine, a diversion from a team of Polish developers that aims to show a other side of war, got a release date and a new trailer this week. The diversion will launch on Nov 14 by Steam and Games Republic for $20, and we can see a new trailer below. If you’re not informed with a game, here’s a primer. You do not play as a infantryman like in Call of Duty or Battlefield, though rather we control a organisation of civilians perplexing to tarry a city underneath fire. You onslaught with food and medicine, and you’re in consistent danger. “The diversion provides an knowledge of fight seen from an wholly new angle,” a developer 11 bit studios writes.

A new study from a folks during SuperData reveals some gender trends about gaming. Via Joystiq, a news showed that group play some-more MMOs and FPS games, while women–on average–generally gravitate toward mobile games and RPGs. Does this compare adult with your possess personal experiences?

Rugby 2015, a entrance of a authorization for current-generation consoles, has been delayed. The diversion was previously expected to launch by a finish of a year, though that is no longer a case, as developer HB Studios announced this week that a diversion is now entrance in 2015. No reason for a check was announced. When it is released, Rugby 2015 will be accessible for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and PC.

Tough times forward for Call of Duty, as one researcher believes a series has peaked, and Advanced Warfare will sell 40 percent fewer copies than Ghosts and a whopping 70 percent fewer copies than Black Ops II. Analysts are not always right, however. We’ll find out shortly enough, as Advanced Warfare launches subsequent week. Are we buying a duplicate this year?

Heads up, retro diversion fans. Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner announced this week that he has donated a collection of design notes, drawings, correspondence, business records, and software associated to his best-known works (Karateka, Prince of Persia, and The Last Express) to The Strong museum in Rochester, New York. The works will be accessible to researchers during a The Strong’s investigate library, and also to a open in destiny exhibits.

Video diversion charity Extra Life announced this week that it has now lifted $5.4 million interjection to a coordinated, worldwide efforts of new charity live-stream marathons. GameSpot played 100 games in 100 hours to lift money, and lots of other sites and studios held campaigns, too. Donations continue to flow in, Extra Life says, and we can do your partial until Dec 31.

In other charity-related news, video diversion retailer GameStop announced this week that it has renewed a partnership with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a annual “Thanks and Giving” campaign. What this means for we is that when we emporium during GameStop this holiday, you’ll have a chance to present to St. Jude during a indicate of purchase. Last year, GameStop lifted more than $1 million by a initiative, and it is aiming higher this year. As a thank you to business who confirm to donate, GameStop will give we a 10 percent off coupon we can use a next time we buy a used game during a retailer.

Fueled by a massive success of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a free-to-play game formed on a celebrity, publisher Glu Mobile hit a record for single-quarter revenue for a latest period. Oh, a energy of celebrity! It’s only a matter of time before other celebrities follow suit, I’d have to imagine.

In other Kim Kardashian news, Zynga owner Mark Pincus snapped a stealthy selfie with Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian, during a World Series game final week. He also took a photo of West, Kardashian, and Barry Bonds. Just incredible. Go Giants!

That’s it for this week. Have a good weekend!

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