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'Star Wars: Battlefront' beta opens wide Thursday at 1PM ET

You watched our stream of <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> but you didn't win one of the early access codes we were giving away and you feel a little left out. That's understandable, but know this: Come Thursday at 1PM ET / 10AM PT, you can play for yourself regardless of luck. Make sure you have at least 8GB …

Destiny Connection Errors Resolved

<b>[UPDATE]</b> These problems have now been resolved.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>Destiny is struggling right now for some, as numerous players are reporting they have been booted from the game and can't log back in. Players may be happy to learn that Bungie is on the case, assuring fans on Twitter that …

Uncharted PS4 Collection Is a "System-Seller," Sony Says

With Sony's first-party PlayStation 4 games lineup this holiday lacking major titles by the company's own admission, Sony is looking to Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection to help sell consoles. PlayStation UK product manager Joe Palmer says in a new interview that, because so many PS4 owners …

Get Free Destiny Microtransaction Currency By Playing Between Now and December

Everyone who plays Destiny between now and December will receive a bonus payout of the game's new currency, Silver, developer Bungie has announced.<p>As part of the latest Bungie Weekly Update, the developer reiterated that everyone is getting some free Silver when microtransactions come to Destiny on …

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Latest Steam Sale Discounts Telltale's Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Minecraft

PC gaming giant Steam has rolled out its latest Publisher Weekend Sale, this one putting Telltale Games in the spotlight. Beginning now and running all weekend, you can save on the company's biggest adventure game franchises, including The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Tales from the …

Putting producers and live ops managers in the driver’s seat

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Fuel Powered.</i><p>The reality of the mobile games business is that it’s entirely hit-driven and completely unpredictable. Game studios need to churn out as many games as possible in a quick and cost-effective manner in order to find hits because it turns out, as an …

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PC Dinosaur Game Ark's Halloween Update Lets You Fight Zombie Dodo Birds

Ark: Survival Evolved is getting a Halloween-themed update, developer Studio Wildcard has announced. The in-game event, called Ark: Fear Evolved, will bring a number of changes to the dinosaur-themed game, including shorter days and longer nights, while the moon will turn red. In addition, bats and …

GamesBeat weekly roundup: An ex-prisoner reviews a prison game and PlayStation 4 price cut

Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, Ubisoft announced a new Far Cry, we looked at Super Smash Bros. 4 a year after its launch, and we get ready for GamesBeat 2015.<p>Enjoy, and have a great weekend!<p><b>Pieces of flair and opinion</b><p>The DeanBeat: How technology is advancing the cause of …

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Free Xbox 360 Online Multiplayer This Weekend

The Xbox Live Gold requirement for Xbox 360's online multiplayer is being dropped for the next few days, Microsoft has announced.<p>Beginning today, October 9, and running through October 11, Xbox 360 members worldwide can play their games online for free. You'll still need a free Xbox Live account in …

See Halo 5's Newly Designed UNSC Vehicles

Following last week's reveal of the redesigned Covenant vehicles for Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Industries has now released new images of the game's UNSC vehicles and talked more about how they've changed.<p>Click through the gallery above to see pictures of the Scorpion, Mongoose, Gungoose, Rocket …

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Goes Gold, Dev Says It's a "Worthy Sequel"

Crystal Dynamics today announced that its upcoming action-adventure game Rise of the Tomb Raider has gone gold, meaning development on the base game has been completed. Manufacturers are now producing the discs ahead of the game's release on November 10 across Xbox One and Xbox 360.<p>In a statement, …

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Get a $350 PS4 With $50 Gift Card and Uncharted Collection or Last of Us

Target has one of the best PS4 deals to date going on right now. In addition to today's $50 price drop, it continues to offer a $50 gift card with the system.<p>It was a bit later than other retailers in bringing down the price following today's price cut, making it look as if it might not do so until …

Assassin's Creed Movie Modeled After Batman Begins, Blade Runner

New details about the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender have been revealed, relating to its plot and more. Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean Julien Baronnet acknowledged in a new interview with French film magazine <i>Premiere</i> that video game movies don't have the best track …

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In Star Wars Battlefront, Luke Skywalker Is No Match for AT-AT Feet

Star Wars Battlefront's beta is underway, and it features many of the game's coolest features--namely, units like AT-ATs and heroes like Luke Skywalker. Unfortuantely, despite the latter's prowess with the Force, it's apparently no match for the sort of technique you'd use to kill an ant.<p>In the …

Destiny's Telesto Exotic Fusion Rifle Recreated Using Legos

Among the new Exotic weapons in Destiny's Taken King expansion pack is the fusion rifle Teleso, which now has a real-world counterpart crafted from Legos.<p>As featured in the video above from YouTube channel ZaziNombies Lego Creations, this is comprised of more than 650 Lego bricks. Many of the …

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Dark Souls 3's beta test is on the PlayStation Store, but it's not playable yet (update)

The chance to play <i>Dark Souls 3</i> a little early is coming soon, thanks to From Software's upcoming network stress test. PlayStation 4 owners can download the client that will give players access to the multiplayer beta — it's available from the North American PlayStation Store right now — though it's …

Playdate: Giving away Snake's watch with 'Metal Gear Online'

<i>Metal Gear Online</i> hasn't even been active a week and yet and it's dealing with some pretty serious issues. First there's the whole real-money for in-game insurance thing, and as <i>Eurogamer</i> reports, there's a load of balancing and server issues too. But, who needs a game when you could have bitchin' …

Asus announces Republic of Gamers G752 gaming laptop

SAN FRANCISCO — Another gadget joins the gamer laptop fray.<p>During Asus’s Republic of Gamers show today in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, the game hardware company announced it next gaming laptop titled the ROG G752. The product was developed in a conjoined effort with Microsoft, and …

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Weekly Recap: PS4 Price Drop, Destiny Gets Microtransactions, Far Cry Primal Revealed

<b>THE BIG STUFF:</b><p>PS4 Price Drop: Big news for the PlayStation 4 this week, as the console got a $50 price cut, bringing the starting cost down to $350. That's the same price as the base model Xbox One.<p>Far Cry Primal Announced: A Far Cry game set in 10,000 BC? Sounds cool to me. The game launches in …

Check Out Minecraft Streamer's New $4.5 Million Los Angeles Home

Streaming star Jordan Maron, known to the millions of people who watch him play Minecraft as "CaptainSparklez," has purchased a new Los Angeles home for $4.5 million. <i>Variety</i> reports that the 23-year-old's new, 4,100 square-foot house sits on a hillside above Sunset Strip--and it looks amazing.<p>As …

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Star Wars Battlefront Aiming for T Rating

Although a final determination has yet to be made, Electronic Arts is hoping its upcoming sci-fi shooter Star Wars Battlefront will receive a T-for-Teen rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board.<p>"Star Wars Battlefront is still rated 'RP' (Rating Pending) but we're targeting a rating of …

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Halo 5 Dev Talks Free DLC, Attracting New Players, and Fair Microtransactions

Developer 343 Industries has taken a different approach in making Halo 5: Guardians. The Xbox One-exclusive shooter was first announced in 2013, and since then the studio has taken ample steps to ensure the game will have a trouble-free launch, having already gone through several beta testing …

Watch The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition's Video Design Series

With the PS4 version of The Talos Principle launching next week, developer Croteam has released four introductory behind-the-scenes videos for players new to the upcoming Deluxe Edition.<p>Priced at $49.99, The Talos: Principle: Deluxe Edition is the PS4 version of last year's first person puzzler of …