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6,600 federal inmates to be released this weekend

<b>(CNN) —</b> The biggest federal inmate release on record will take place this weekend.<p>About 6,600 inmates will be released, with 16,500 expected to get out the first year. More than 40,000 federal felons could be released early over the next several years, the U.S. Sentencing Commission said.<p>The …

Watch the Explosive New Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Trailer

The previous teasers for the new <i>Hunger Games</i> movie have emphasised the emotion and drama of the sci-fi series' fourth entry. But the latest TV spot for <i>Mockingjay Part 2</i> goes for all-out action--check it out below:<p><i>Mockingjay Part 2</i> stars Jennifer Lawrence as freedom fighter Katniss Everdeen, with …

Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Gets a Demo, But It's Pretty Limited

Today's weekly update to the Nintendo eShop brings with it a demo for the latest 3DS Zelda game, Tri Force Heroes, although there are some strict limitations on how it can be played.<p>The demo doesn't allow access to the single-player version of the game (which, by many accounts, is a less-than-ideal …

'Titanfall' is going mobile

<i>Titanfall</i>, the mech-based multiplayer shooter from the creators of <i>Call of Duty</i>, will land on iOS and Android in some form in 2016. <i>Titanfall</i> studio Respawn Entertainment has partnered with free-to-play publisher Nexon and mobile developer Particle City in a multi-year, multi-game deal. There are no …

Steam's PC Halloween Sale Begins

<b>Update:</b> It looks like the original listing for the Halloween sale was indeed incorrect; there are now only 52 games officially featured in the sale (though the games that have been removed are still on sale). You can see the updated list of deals here.<p><b>Original Story:</b> Steam today kicked off its …

Pokémon’s latest legendary finally coming to North America

Aspiring Pokémon masters can look forward to finally completing their Pokédexes. Hoopa, the newest legendary Pokémon, will be distributed at McDonald's across North America starting next month, according to Pokémon fansite Serebii.<p>The Hoopa event begins Nov. 27 and runs until Dec. 23. To receive …

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Target will really sell Fallout 4’s Nuka-Cola Quantum

You look like you could use a few more action points.<p>On November 10, Target will begin selling both Fallout 4 and a new drink from the Jones Soda Company. The retailer will have Nuka-Cola Quantum. The blue in-game powerup, which gives you +20 to your action points for four minutes in Fallout 3, …

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You can buy Fallout 4's Nuka-Cola Quantum at Target next month

Fallout fans will soon be able to irradiate their taste buds with real-life Nuka-Cola Quantum — bottles of the carbonated soft drink will be available to purchase exclusively at Target this fall, according to the series' official Twitter account.<p>Bethesda Softworks, publisher of the Fallout series, …

After Fallout 4 Beer, You'll Now Be Able to Buy Nuka-Cola Quantum

Alongside Fallout 4, November 10 will bring with it the opportunity to buy a real-world version of Nuka-Cola Quantum, the rare drink from the recent entries in the RPG series.<p>Details are scant, but according to a tweet from the official Fallout account, the drink will be available exclusively at …

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Everything you need to know about Nintendo's first mobile game (and Titanfall mobile, too)

Welcome to Polygon Minimap, a podcast about the biggest gaming, entertainment and pop culture news of the day.<p>Minimap is your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. Here's what we're covering today:<p><b>THE BIG STORIES</b><p>Nintendo …

Steam Halloween sale slashes prices on 'GTA V' and more

You know Steam loves to celebrate most holidays in a big way -- with notable discounts on ton of different games. And since Halloween is almost here, the service is now letting you save cash on spooky titles such as <i>BioShock</i>, <i>Left 4 Dead 2</i>, <i>Alien: Isolation</i>, <i>Outlast</i>, <i>ARK: Survival Evolved</i>, <i>Dead Realm</i> and</i> …

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'​Nier: Automata' is hack-and-slash the Platinum way

A <i>Nier</i> sequel was one of the last things we expected to see at E3 this year -- which is why it was such a surprise when Square Enix showed off a proof-of-concept trailer for an upcoming PS4 sequel. Today, the company gives us something more substantial: the game's full name (<i>Nier: Automata</i>), a new …

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"Major" Borderlands 2, Pre-Sequel, Handsome Collection Updates Detailed

Gearbox has detailed a number of "major" updates for Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, which contain "bug fixes, performance improvements, and more."<p>The updates are now available on all platforms, including previous-gen consoles. For Borderlands …

Rainbow Six Siege Goes Gold, New Gameplay Trailer Released

Yet another one of fall 2015's big games has gone gold. Ubisoft on Friday announced that it has completed work on the tactical shooter, Rainbow Six Siege, ahead of its release on December 1.<p>Alongside that news, Ubisoft also released the final gameplay trailer from the game's "Inside Rainbow" …

Check Out These Pokemon Toys Coming to McDonald's Happy Meals in November

The Pokemon Company and McDonald's have announced a new partnership to bring Pokemon toys to Happy Meals at the fast food giant. The new promotion is themed around Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire and runs November 27-December 23 in the United States and Canada.<p>Happy Meals will include one of …

Xbox One/PS4 Evolve Ultimate Edition Confirmed, Coming Very Soon

As suspected, Left 4 Dead developer Turtle Rock's monster-hunting game Evolve is getting an Ultimate Edition. Originally leaked on Amazon, 2K Games has now confirmed the bundle.<p>You won't have to wait long, either, as it arrives on November 3 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Included in the $60 …

Here are Nintendo 64 and PSP games (impractically) running on a smartwatch

It’s Friday, so let’s look at something fun and kind of useless.<p>YouTube user Hacking Jules has Nintendo 64 and PlayStation Portable emulators running on an Android Wear smartwatch — specifically the original LG G-Watch, as originally reported by Android Police via Toy Box. Of course, it’s …

Gaming Deals: Free Tribes Games, $349 Xbox One + 3 Games, Halloween Sales

Amazon has a nice new Xbox One bundle, consisting of the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition system, Grand Theft Auto V, and Forza Horizon 2 for $349.<p>Steam's new Halloween sale is underway, offering GTA V for $40, Ark: Survival Evolved for $20, The Witcher 3 for $42, Left 4 Dead 2 for $4, and …

A deep dive into gaming’s struggles with diversity

The game industry’s lack of diversity came into sharp focus last year during Gamergate, the Internet hate movement that led to harassment of female game developers. We saw that controversy as a wake-up call for the gaming industry, and we made sure to address the topic of diversity in people and …

PlayStation Plus lineup for November revealed (update)

Sony has announced its free PlayStation Plus titles for November with the short teaser trailer above that, curiously, only includes PlayStation 4 games.<p><i>The Walking Dead: Season Two</i> and <i>Magicka 2</i> will be available for PlayStation Plus members to download starting next month.<p>The video explicitly …

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GamesBeat weekly roundup: Nintendo’s first mobile game and Halo 5 reviewed

Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, we give our impressions of the Overwatch beta, and Sony announces some new games in Paris. We also have a list of Halloween games that even wimps can enjoy.<p>Enjoy, and have a great weekend!<p><b>Pieces of flair and opinion</b><p>The DeanBeat: Seattle event …

New Star Wars Battlefront sales expectations, new Mirror's Edge pushed to 2016

EA has some of the most anticipated games upcoming over the course of the next year or two, and one of those absolutely is Star Wars Battlefront . …

GTA 5 Halloween Weekend Event Begins Today

Following the release of the Halloween update this week, Grand Theft Auto V's online mode will host a special event to celebrate the holiday this weekend.<p>This event weekend plays out a lot like those in the past. Beginning today, October 30, and running through Sunday, November 1, you'll receive an …

See How Nuketown Has Changed in New Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gameplay Video

<b>[UPDATE 2]</b> The broadcast has now ended, but you can watch the Nuk3town gameplay video below.<p><b>[UPDATE]</b> The event has begun. As part of the presentation, Treyarch designers said the map retains the same basic design, but the middle has been made larger. In addition, players can thrust jump up and into …

You Can Make Dawn of War II Incredibly Bloody for $2

Dawn of War II: Retribution launched back in 2011, but it's still getting new DLC. Rather than introducing new content, however, this latest addition consists of gobs of blood.<p>The Ridiculously Blood Blood Pack, as it's so called, makes the entire game much bloodier. "With massively increased …

Virtual reality porn just got scary for Halloween with first horror-porn experience

Every new interactive medium has a “time to porn,” and virtual reality likely hit that mark within the first hour of conception back in the ’90s.<p>But what’s the “time to horror porn” timeline look like for Virtual Reality? Well, I wasn’t exactly looking out for that metric, but Virtual Real Porn, a …

A Mass Effect dev made a creepy short film, and you can watch it now

Richard Boylan is a cinematics director at BioWare whose work has been featured in games such as <i>Mass Effect 3</i> and <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i>. But Boylan isn't just interested in game cinematics; he also shoots short movies in his free time.<p>Boylan's short movie "Timelike" was actually published online …

CeeLo Green chases after Kim Kardashian with his own mobile game

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood has been so successful on mobile that it has become the siren song drawing celebrities into the hottest sector of gaming.<p>Singer CeeLo Green is the latest to chase Kardashian’s success, as Hollywood celebrity journalist Perez Hilton reported today that Green will launch a …