Daily Archives: April 16, 2017

EA Clarifies Star Wars Battlefront 2 Season Pass Comments

Shortly after news broke that Star Wars Battlefront 2 would be ditching the season pass, EA’s public relations team reached out to Mashable to ask the site to withhold the news about the season pass. So we’re focused on delivering that in every dimension of Star Wars Battlefront II. The first Star Wars Battlefront is also firmly in the season pass camp as well, which as a result, has severely fragmented the community over the game’s lengthy lifespan. Do you believe that the game will ultimately

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Huge Pokemon GO Event Coming in Summer

Pokemon GO may finally be getting their wish, as Niantic’s Japan staff confirm the existence of a large-scale event coming this Summer. While no exact release date was given for the event, many players believe that the Pokemon GO update might finally be introducing the long-awaited Legendary creatures that players will have to work together to capture. “I hope you are looking forward to this huge event this Summer,” Kawashima commented. Each Pokemon GO event has helped launch the mobile game bac

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Anyone can buy Halo Wars: Definitive Edition this week

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, the remastered version of the 2009 real-time strategy game, will be available for individual purchase this Thursday, April 20, publisher Microsoft Studios announced today. But until now, it has been available only for people who bought the $79.99 Ultimate Edition of Halo Wars 2. While that sequel didn’t launch until February, Microsoft opened up the Definitive Edition of Halo Wars on Dec. 20 to customers who pre-ordered the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition. Microsoft w

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Good news: Grand Theft Auto 5 is being used to train driverless cars

If you've ever happened upon a dozen cars immobilized by pure gridlock in a Grand Theft Auto 5 intersection and thought, "Now this is the kind of driver AI we need more of!" I have good news for you: The game is being used to teach cars how to drive themselves. They quickly point out whatever data they're getting out of Grand Theft Auto 5 is supplementary to their work and not, like, the basis of their software. The point is not so much that the behavior of AI drivers in Grand Theft Auto will or

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Star Wars director discusses whether ‘The Last Jedi’ is plural

Star Wars Celebration 2017 runs from April 13-16 in Orlando, Florida. In addition to fan service of all kinds, expect closer looks at Star Wars: The Last Jedi as well as Star Wars Battlefront 2. While thousands of fans were tramping around this year’s Star Wars Celebration, ABC News was busy behind closed doors getting the inside scoop on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And, according to director Rian Johnson, it’s a simple matter of semantics. Absolutely.”So is Luke Skywalker the last Jedi, Faris ask

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NES Classic Editions sold every two minutes on eBay after Nintendo pulled the plug

The NES Classic Edition has always been a hot commodity, but now that Nintendo’s discontinued the coveted hardware, shoppers are back to snapping them up as fast as possible. On Thursday, April 13 — the day that Nintendo announced that the $60 plug-and-play console was no longer in production — eBay members purchased NES Classic Edition units at a rate of two per minute. These prices are reminiscent of how much the understocked item sold for on eBay back when it launched. In November, company re

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NES Classic Editions sold every two minutes on eBay after Nintendo pulled the plug

The NES Classic Edition has always been a hot commodity, but now that Nintendo’s discontinued the coveted hardware, shoppers are back to snapping them up as fast as possible. On Thursday, April 13 — the day that Nintendo announced that the $60 plug-and-play console was no longer in production — eBay members purchased NES Classic Edition units at a rate of two per minute. These prices are reminiscent of how much the understocked item sold for on eBay back when it launched. In November, company re

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Mr.Shifty: Hotline Miami’s Spiritual Successor • The Save Spot

Mr.Shifty: Hotline Miami’s Spiritual SuccessorHotline Miami was a hard to win game, and it seems that this trend wants to continue with a game out on the Nintendo Switch and Steam called Mr.Shifty. The game, as you can see, is played from a top down view and involves your protagonist surviving increasingly harder fight scenarios. Just like in Hotline Miami, these combat situations often lead to your death, again and again. Let us know what you think of the game if you’ve played it in the comment

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Announcing Xbox FanFest: E3 2017

The return of Xbox FanFest to E3 begins a profound year for Xbox and its fans. Xbox FanFest: E3 2017 kicks off Sunday, June 11 and runs through Tuesday, June 13. Be sure to hit the official Xbox FanFest: E3 2017 page for complete details and an FAQ. Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3, our live news show that covers all things Xbox at E3, will begin airing on Monday, June 12, and can be streamed live on Beam, Xbox One, on Xbox.com (both on your desktop and on mobile), on Xbox 360, and on the Xbox Twitch Chann

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Star Wars Battlefront 2: No Season Pass • The Save Spot

Star Wars Battlefront 2: No Season PassIt seems that EA has decided to do away with a Season Pass this time around for upcoming game StarWars: Battlefront 2. Instead, the creative director for the game Bernd Diemer has told Mashable that EA plans on doing “something different” instead. To those of us who played the last Battlefront I’m sure we can all guess as to what Bernd means by fragmentation. For this type of game, season passes are not the best thing. We’re a little gaming website that is

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