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GS News Update: Rocket League Introduces Free Portal DLC

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Sun, 2015-11-29 17:00
Psyonix has partnered with Valve to bring Portal-themed content to the soccer-with-cars game on PC, starting December 1.
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Just Cause 3, Rainbow Six Siege, Xenoblade Chronicles X - New Releases

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Sun, 2015-11-29 10:00
December is here and we're getting a few presents early! This week we get Xenoblade Chronicles X, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Just Cause 3, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, and Dragon Quest Heroes: Digital Slime Edition.
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Rocket League Introduces Free Portal DLC This Week

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Sun, 2015-11-29 08:40

Rocket League is getting even more new DLC.

Developer Psyonix has announced a partnership with Valve to bring Portal-themed content to the soccer-with-cars game starting this week. Available beginning December 1 on PC will be a variety of Portal items that you can get for free by simply playing matches.

"Obtainable by playing a full game of Rocket League, the official Portal items are potentially rewarded at the end of every match, win or lose," developer Psyonix has announced. "All you have to do is keep playing until the match ends and your chance to earn a new Aperture-themed goodie of your very own."

Here's a list of the Portal items coming to Rocket League:

  • Cake (Topper)
  • Conversion Gel (Rocket Trail)
  • Propulsion Gel (Rocket Trail)
  • Repulsion Gel (Rocket Trail)
  • Aperture Laboratories (Antenna)
  • Cake Sticker (Antenna)
  • Companion Cube (Antenna)
  • Personality Core (Antenna)
  • PotatOS (Antenna)

Other new Rocket League DLC arriving in December includes the Mad Max-like Chaos Run and Winter Games.

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Taiwanese Pop Star, Jay Chou, Is Starting a League of Legends team

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Sun, 2015-11-29 08:18

Recent reports have stated that Jay Chou, mega famous Taiwanese pop sensation, has decided to start a League of Legends team. Under the name MRJ, the team hopes to compete in the Taiwanese region next split.

This might not come as a surprise to fans, since Jay Chou has been a fan of the game for a long time.

Earlier this year, he even became the face of the game--standing in as a League of Legends spokesperson for China.

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Uncharted 4 Adds Halo 5, BioShock Voice Actress

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Sun, 2015-11-29 08:15

A new presentation for this week's PlayStation Experience has been announced--and it sounds like it could have some juicy details for Uncharted fans. The panel "Uncharted 4: Stories from the Performance Capture Set" will take place on Saturday, December 5, starting at 3 PM PST / 6 PM EST.

Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann will appear on the panel, alongside members of the cast, including Nolan North (Drake), Richard McGonagle (Sully), and Troy Baker (Drake's brother, Sam). They will discuss the motion-capture process and also reveal some "never-before-seen cinematic clips and behind-the-scenes videos."

Sony has also confirmed that veteran voice actress Laura Bailey (Halo 5: Guardians, BioShock Infinite) will also appear on the panel and in the game, though her role in the project is unknown. In the image above, you can see Bailey performing a scene with North.

Uncharted 4 launches in March 2016 exclusively for PS4. PlayStation Experience runs December 5-6 in San Francisco. GameSpot will have all the news for you as it's announced.

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Just Cause 3 - Liberate with Style

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Sat, 2015-11-28 12:32
Ram a statue with a jet? No problem. Check out this quick cut of what liberating the town of Perla Est entails in Just Cause 3. Just Cause 3 is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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See How Big Just Cause 3's Map Is in This New Gameplay Video

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Sat, 2015-11-28 12:04

With just days to go before the launch of action game, we're now getting a better look than ever at just how large the open-world game's 400-square mile map is.

Just Cause 3 takes place on the island of Medici. This new video from PlayStation Access takes players on a virtual helicopter ride from one end of the map to the other.

As stated previously, Just Cause 3's world size is not necessarily larger than Just Cause 2's, though it's supposed to feel more "dense" than its predecessor.

"Just Cause 2 was already enormous," game director Roland Lesterlin said. "We really wanted to focus now on density and the feel of the world itself. So we didn't necessarily just have to do increased land mass. But we have certainly gone a lot bigger when it comes to density of the world. And now it's not just on top of the world--we also have caves and tunnels and all sorts of stuff there, too."

You can also watch this video to see the game's first hour of gameplay.

In other Just Cause 3 news, Avalanche recently confirmed that it explored a multiplayer mode for the game, but ultimately decided to keep it a single-player-only experience...for now. In addition, the developer has confirmed that the PS4 edition runs at 1080p while the Xbox One version runs at 900p. You can also watch this new 4K gameplay video that shows the game with "all settings turned to overkill."

The Just Cause 3 release date is set for December 1 across PC, PS4, and Xbox One. What stands out most to you in this video? Let us know in the comments below.

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How to Play This Secret Metal Gear Solid 5 Nuclear Disarmament Event

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Sat, 2015-11-28 11:49

Konami has opened a new secret event in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It can only be accessed when a set of special conditions are met, and thankfully, Konami has provided those very instructions for everyone. It's called the "Secret Nuclear Disarmament Event" and as its name suggests, it involves getting rid of nuclear weapons. Read on to learn more about the event and how to access it.

2971816-mgs5.jpgHow to access the Secret Nuclear Disarmament Event:

Instructions posted by Konami

  1. You must have completed Mission 31.
  2. You must not own or be currently developing a nuclear weapon. If you have any nukes in stock, you must dismantle them.
  3. Certain conditions related to nuclear proliferation must be met on the regional server for your corresponding gaming platform (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC (Steam)).
  4. All nuclear weapons on the regional server corresponding to your console or platform must have been dismantled. In other words, the amount of nukes on your platform's server must be equal to 0.

Meet all four conditions and the disarmament event will be triggered when you return to Mother Base or complete a main mission, Konami explained. "Should new nukes be developed after conditions 3 and 4 have been fulfilled, this event can be repeated by fulfilling all four conditions again," it said.

Below are the latest in-game nuclear proliferation levels.



The Phantom Pain received glowing praise upon release, including a 10/10 score from GameSpot. It also represents something of a turning point for Konami, as series creator Hideo Kojima is rumored to have exited the company on October 8. However, Konami claims the veteran game designer is only on vacation.

Overall, the game has shipped 5 million copies.

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Just Cause 3 - Grappling Hook Unboxing!

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Sat, 2015-11-28 11:45
The collector's edition of Just Cause 3 for PlayStation 4 features a (non-operational) grappling hook replica. Mike and Rob check it out.
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Just Cause 3 - Tank Carnage Gameplay

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Sat, 2015-11-28 11:45
Looking to cause trouble? Just hop in an Urga Bkolos tank. Here's one of many ways you can liberate a base in Just Cause 3. Just Cause 3 is available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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GS News Top 5 - Singer Says Star Wars Battlefront “F***Ing Sucks”; December’s Free Games!

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Fri, 2015-11-27 19:00
Destiny wants you to refer a friend to get sweet loot, find out what’s free with PlayStation Plus and Xbox Games With Gold this month, and Fallout 4 gets beta patch update!
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Halo: The Fall of Reach Xbox One Giveaway!

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Fri, 2015-11-27 15:00

We are ready for the next chapter of the epic Halo saga: On December 1st, the animated feature “Halo: The Fall of Reach” will reveal the beginning of the well-known science fiction universe on DVD and Blu-ray.

The Fall of Reach tells the dramatic tale of the origin and intrigue behind the SPARTAN program that propelled characters like the Master Chief and Dr. Catherine Halsey into the pantheon of Halo lore. The story reveals the events that brought Master Chief and Blue Team together

The animation is produced and directed by SEQUENCE, the award-winning Vancouver-based animation studio responsible for the “Terminals” featured in Halo 4 and Halo 2: Anniversary

With more than 65 million sold copies Halo is an award-winning collection of properties that have transcended video games and grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. “Halo: The Fall of Reach” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 1st.

To celebrate the release of Halo: The Fall of Reach, GameSpot is giving away an Xbox One bundled with Halo 5: Guardians and of course, a copy of Halo: The Fall of Reach!

If you're already following us on social (or are already a Social Superstar) then first off, you're awesome! But more importantly, you're still going to need to click "follow" just to verify that you're still with us on social.

As an added bonus. We will be hosting a special Live Hashtag Giveaway during The Lobby on Tuesday, December 1st where we will be giving away 10 copies of Halo: The Fall of Reach on Blu-ray, so be sure to tune in!

Good luck, Spartan!

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What are the Best Star Wars Games Ever Made? - The Lobby

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Fri, 2015-11-27 13:00
There have been a lot of great Star Wars games released over the past three decades. Jedi Knight, KOTOR, and X-Wing to name a few. But which is the best?
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PES 2016 Free-To-Play Version Confirmed for PS4 and PS3

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Fri, 2015-11-27 12:45

[UPDATE] Konami today officially announced a free-to-play version of PES 2016. It's launching on December 8 for PlayStation 4 and PS3; a release for Xbox consoles was not announced.

It's described as an "entry-level version" of the game, featuring Exhibition Mode with seven teams, including Bayern Munich, Juventus, AS Roma, Brazil, and France (the other two were not named). The game also comes with a Training mode and mcClub support. In addition, it supports online and offline play.

Konami also says the free-to-play version of PES 2016 will get "all future gameplay and content updates throughout the entire PES 2016 season."

The original story is below.

A listing on an Australian classification board has suggested Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will be released as a free-to-play title. The game, which was classified on November 19, is listed as Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 Free To Play, but provides no further details.


Konami released Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC on September 15 as a full-priced boxed and digitally delivered title. It has not yet officially announced a free-to-play version of the game, or provided any indications of plans to introduce an free-to-play layer to the existing game.

As of yet is it also unclear whether this version of the game, should it materialise, is for western territories or targeted towards the Asian market, which is generally more receptive to the free-to-play business model in games.

On October 30, Konami reported its financial performance for the six-month period ending on September 30, 2015, and showed improvements in sales and profit. It cited mobile games such as World Soccer Collection, which allows for in-game item purchases, as key contributors to its performance upturn.

It's last major console release, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, was one of Konami's first forrays into using a microtransaction business model outside of mobile. The open-world stealth game gives players the opportunity to create Forward Operating Bases, which they can use to upgrade and outfit with equipment using Mother Base coins. Small amounts of these can be earned in-game, but they are available to purchase in larger quantities using real-world money.

In GameSpot's Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 review the game earned a 9/10. Reviewer Rob Crossley said it "represents the best game in the series since the PlayStation 2 era."

"Trivialities wash away at kick-off, when the feel engulfs you. Matches are brought to life thanks to the AI, which sets a new benchmark for the genre. It's almost as if you and the computer have known each other for years; AI teammates move off the ball realistically, and signal where they want the pass, and run into the exact pocket of space that you hoped they would.

"In each game you encounter dozens of these smart individual AI decisions, but just as impressive is how players work together as a unit. A deeper understanding of the sport runs throughout each team, which works hard to retain formation whilst adapting to opportunities and dangers. Fullbacks overlap, midfielders drop back, defenders close gaps, keepers dash out of the box, but in all cases, only when it makes sense. It inspires more calculated build-up play, where it's the better team that emerges victorious, as opposed to the one that had the most superstar moments."

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PSN Issues Reported on Black Friday

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Fri, 2015-11-27 12:15

The PlayStation Network is facing connectivity issues today, numerous users have reported online. Thankfully, Sony is aware of the issues and is working on a fix, the company announced on Twitter.

The issues have cropped up on Black Friday, a day when Sony has a number of hot deals available on PlayStation Network. Check out this roundup to see all the best deals.

We'll update this post as new information comes online. Keep checking back for the latest.

Are you running into PlayStation Network issues today? Let us know in the comments below.

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GS News Update: Attack On Titan Gets PS4/PS3/Vita Release Date

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Thu, 2015-11-26 21:11
A brand new gameplay trailer reveals the Japanese release date for the upcoming Attack on Titan game!
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Why aren’t you playing Magic: The Gathering?

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Thu, 2015-11-26 20:00
(Produced In Partnership With Hasbro) Magic: The Gathering is the world’s most popular card game, but chances are you're skeptical about giving it a go. Join us in part 1 of a 3 part series where we explore the best reasons to fall under its hypnotic spell.
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GS News - PlayStation Boss Resigns; Rainbow Six Siege Beta Reopens!

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Thu, 2015-11-26 19:00
Ubisoft has reopened the Rainbow Six beta after numerous server and technical issues, and Lara Croft GO is getting a free expansion!
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Attack On Titan Gets PS4/PS3/Vita Release Date In Japan

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Thu, 2015-11-26 18:30

Publisher Koei Tecmo has released a second trailer for its upcoming action game, Attack on Titan (working title). The trailer confirms a release date of February 2016 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita in Japan.

The game is based on the first season of the popular Attack on Titan anime. The footage shows new dialogue scenes with characters from the show, including Eren, Mikasa, Levi, Sasha, and Pixis. The video features a more extensive look at how the 3D manoeuvre gear plays out in-game. Horse riding gameplay scenes also make an appearance.

Developer Omega Force has worked on several action games in the past, including the Dynasty Warriors series and the recently-released action game based on the Zelda universe, Hyrule Warriors.

Attack on Titan is a working title for the game, which was first announced at Gamescom this year. A release date outside of Japan has not been announced yet, but an English teaser was released earlier this month, hinting that a Western launch of the game isn't too far off.

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PSN Black Friday Sale Begins, See All the Deals Here

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Thu, 2015-11-26 17:17

Black Friday doesn't officially start until tomorrow, but Sony is rolling out new deals right now.

The company has launched a Black Friday flash sale on the PlayStation Network, discounting loads of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita games. Big-name games like Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Destiny, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain are all discounted. A variety of movies are also on sale.

Check out all of the PSN Black Friday game deals below, while the lineup of discounted movies can be seen here. All of the offers expire on Monday, November 30.

Don't forget, too, that you can use the code below to save 10 percent on your entire order.

Xbox fans are getting Black Friday deals, too. You can see all of the Xbox One and Xbox 360 Black Friday deals for digital games here.

PSN Black Friday Flash SaleTitlePlatformSale PriceOriginal PriceArcania – The Complete TalePS4$15.00$29.99Assassin’s Creed SyndicatePS4$35.99$59.99Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gold EditionPS4$52.19$89.99Axiom Verge (Cross-Buy)PS4$13.99$19.99Batman Arkham KnightPS4$37.49$49.99Batman Arkham Knight: Batman: Arkham Knight Season PassPS4$29.99$39.99Batman: Arkham Knight Premium EditionPS4$62.99$89.99Blood Bowl 2PS4$34.99$49.99Call Of Duty: Black Ops III – Digital Deluxe EditionPS4$89.99$99.99Capsule ForcePS4$6.00$14.99Color Guardians (Cross-Buy)PS4$6.00$14.99Darksiders II Deathinitive EditionPS4$23.99$29.99Deception ?: The Nightmare PrincessPS4$25.00$49.99Destiny: Destiny: The Taken KingPS4$29.59$39.99Destiny: The Taken King – Digital Collector’s EditionPS4$49.59$79.99Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary EditionPS4$39.59$59.99Dishonored: Definitive EditionPS4$15.20$39.99Evolve: Evolve Hunting Season 2 (PS4 – Unified Entitlement)PS4$12.50$24.99Extreme Exorcism (Cross-Buy)PS4$11.69$12.99Farming Simulator 15PS4$34.99$49.99FIFA 16PS4$35.99$59.99GodzillaPS4$12.00$59.99Grand Theft Auto VPS4$35.99$59.99Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash CardPS4$40.00$79.99Hatoful Boyfriend (Cross-Buy)PS4$5.00$9.99Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (3 Way Cross-Buy)PS4$7.50$14.99I Am BreadPS4$9.74$12.99J-stars Victory VsPS4$18.00$59.99King’s Quest Complete CollectionPS4$29.59$39.99Legend Of Kay AnniversaryPS4$15.00$29.99Lego Jurassic WorldPS4$34.99$49.99Mad MaxPS4$44.99$59.99Madden NFL 16PS4$35.99$59.99Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainPS4$44.99$59.99Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor – Game Of The Year EditionPS4$23.99$39.99Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 1: The Order Of The Stone: Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Pass (digital Version)PS4$18.74$24.99N++PS4$13.99$19.99NBA 2k16PS4$47.99$59.99NBA 2k16 Michael Jordan Special EditionPS4$59.99$79.99Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere Of InfluencePS4$47.99$59.99Nova-111 (3-way Cross-Buy)PS4$7.50$14.99OnechaNBAra Z2: ChaosPS4$20.00$39.99Pro Evolution Soccer 2016PS4$44.99$59.99Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 20th Anniversary BundlePS4$52.49$69.99Project CarsPS4$20.00$39.99Pure Hold’em World Poker ChampionshipPS4$17.99$19.99Risen 3 – Enhanced EditionPS4$23.99$39.99Samurai Warriors 4-IIPS4$39.99$49.99Skylanders Superchargers Portal Owner’s PackPS4$29.49$49.99The Book Of Unwritten Tales 2PS4$10.00$19.99The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel UnlimitedPS4$24.00$59.99The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Imperial EditionPS4$32.00$79.99The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Premium EditionPS4$40.00$99.99The Order: 1886PS4$10.00$19.99The Witcher 3: Wild HuntPS4$25.00$49.99Titan Souls (Cross-Buy)PS4$7.50$14.99Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5PS4$29.40$59.99Tour De France 2015PS4$20.00$49.99Toy Soldiers War Chest Hall Of Fame EditionPS4$15.00$29.99Toy Soldiers: War ChestPS4$8.99$14.99Transformers DevastationPS4$24.50$49.99Trials Fusion: Awesome Max EditionPS4$16.00$39.99Wolfenstein: The New OrderPS4$9.00$59.99Wolfenstein: The Old BloodPS4$6.60$19.99WWE 2k16PS4$44.99$59.99WWE 2k16 Digital Deluxe EditionPS4$60.29$89.99Yu-gi-oh! Legacy Of The DuelistPS4$14.99$19.99Call Of Duty: Black Ops IIIPS3$39.49$49.99Deception ?: The Nightmare PrincessPS3$25.00$49.99Destiny: Destiny: The Taken KingPS3$29.59$39.99Destiny: The Taken King – Digital Collector’s EditionPS3$49.59$79.99Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary EditionPS3$39.59$59.99EA Sports Fifa 16PS3$35.99$59.99Extreme Exorcism (Cross-Buy)PS3$11.69$12.99Farming Simulator 15PS3$27.99$39.99GodzillaPS3$10.00$49.99Grand Theft Auto VPS3$25.20$59.99Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash CardPS3$29.60$79.99Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (3 Way Cross-Buy)PS3$7.50$14.99J-Stars Victory Vs+PS3$12.00$39.99King's Quest Complete CollectionPS3$29.59$39.99Legend Of Kay AnniversaryPS3$3.75$24.99Lego Jurassic WorldPS3$27.99$39.99Madden NFL 16 Standard EditionPS3$35.99$59.99Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainPS3$37.49$49.99Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 1: The Order Of The Stone : Minecraft: Story Mode – Season PassPS3$18.74$24.99NBA 2k16PS3$47.99$59.99Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere Of InfluencePS3$39.99$49.99Nova-111 (3-way Cross-Buy)PS3$7.50$14.99Pro Evolution Soccer 2016PS3$37.49$49.99Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 20th Anniversary BundlePS3$44.99$59.99Samurai Warriors 4-IIPS3$31.99$39.99Skylanders Superchargers Portal Owner’s PackPS3$29.49$49.99The Book Of Unwritten Tales 2PS3$3.00$19.99Tour De France 2015PS3$16.00$39.99Transformers DevastationPS3$24.50$49.99WWE 2k16PS3$44.99$59.99Amnesia: MemoriesPS Vita$9.00$29.99Color Guardians (Cross-Buy)PS Vita$6.00$14.99Hatoful Boyfriend (Cross-Buy)PS Vita$5.00$9.99Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (3 Way Cross-Buy)PS Vita$7.50$14.99Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth3: V GenerationPS Vita$12.00$39.99Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action UnleashedPS Vita$12.00$39.99J-Stars Victory Vs+PS Vita$12.00$39.99Lego Jurassic WorldPS Vita$13.99$19.99Nova-111 (3-way Cross-Buy)PS Vita$7.50$14.99Samurai Warriors 4-IIPS Vita$31.99$39.99Sword Art Online -Hollow Fragment-PS Vita$10.00$19.99Titan Souls (Cross-Buy)PS Vita$7.50$14.99

You can also check out overall list of the best Black Friday deals we've found so far, or check out our comprehensive list of deals broken up by console:

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