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Below are the news stories that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!
Gamers never die…..
Just like the Games of Our Lives…
/// GAMES FEATURED
►Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
►Need for Speed
►Mortal Kombat X
►Just Cause 3
►Halo 5: Guardians
►Rise of the Tomb Raider
/// Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Hits New Record of 12 Million Monthly Active Users!
In Activision’s latest financial earnings call, it was mentioned that the three-year old shooter from Treyarch has hit a new record of nearly 12 million monthly active users during the last quarter (July, August and September 2015). Let that sink in again; a three-year old game that’s only available on last-gen platforms (and PC) almost reached 12 friggin’ million monthly active users in one quarter! | Source
/// All Need for Speed DLC Will Be Free, Ghost Games Doesn’t Even Have the Ability to Charge You In-Game!
Creative Director Craig Sullivan revealed to Vice that they have absolutely zero plans for paid DLC – because people aren’t asking for it:
You can never say never, as if we ended up doing DLC for this game for 10 years, I can’t know what’s happening in 10 years’ time. All I can say is, honestly, hand on heart, is there are absolutely no plans to charge for content in this game. We’re going to give you everything for free. I’ve seen the plans for what’s going to happen over the next few weeks and months – there’s nothing in there, by which I mean, we don’t even have the ability to charge you in the game. There’s no store to speak of.
Everything we’re doing is focusing on listening to what the fans are asking for. They’re certainly not saying to us, ‘Can you build a load of stuff and charge us for it?’ They’re not saying that, so we’re not doing that. I know some people when we do press like this, they say, ‘Yeah, but I’m sure it’ll all change in a week or two, or six months.’ It’s not going to. The plan is that there are no transactions in this game. All of the content that we’re going to give you – a pretty substantial amount in the future, starting pretty soon – is going to be free. That’s what players deserve.
/// Mortal Kombat X Is Still the #1 Game of 2015 so Far in the US, Warner Bros Is the Top Publisher!
In Time Warner’s earnings release today, they announced that Warner Bros saw revenues increase 15% to $3.2 billion, with the video games division primarily helped out by the releases of LEGO Dimensions and Mad Max, as well as continued sales for Mortal Kombat X and Batman: Arkham Knight.
Along with Warner Bros being the top publisher in the United States for the first nine months of 2015, Time Warner also revealed that Mortal Kombat X is still the #1 video game of 2015 in the US, as of September 2015, even without the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. | Source
/// Just Cause 3 Is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One!
Speaking with GamingBolt, Lesterlin said he was confident players will enjoy Just Cause 3 regardless of platform:
The game runs at 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One. We do so much with physics and screen space effects, that we are confident our players will thoroughly enjoy themselves no matter the platform they play the game on.
The lack of multiplayer and co-op was also discussed:
Of course, having a MP would be cool. But we had to decide where to focus our energy and we decided to do our best with SP and make it as amazing as possible. We believe that this is where Just Cause shines and where our strength is. So we are working on making a great SP experience with new gear, better graphics and much more. We hope that once you get your hands on it, you will like it as much as we do.
/// PlayStation VR Features | #4ThePlayers!
/// Halo 5: Guardians Smashes Record with Biggest Halo Launch in History!
One week after launching worldwide, Halo 5: Guardians has made history as the biggest Halo launch and fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive game to-date, with more than $400 million in global sales of Halo 5: Guardians games and hardware, pushing the franchise to over $5 billion lifetime. With the highest week one attach rate for a Microsoft first party title on Xbox One, the game was the most played of any game on Xbox One, as well as the most played on Xbox Live. | More
/// Sony: PS4 Users Will Be Able to Purchase Avatars on PlayStation Store Next Week!
Update x2! Avatars are coming to PlayStation Store on PS4 starting next week. Your PS3 avatars will still carry over. 😁
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 3, 2015
/// Rise of the Tomb Raider ‘Woman vs. Wild’ | Episode 3: Deadly Tombs!
/// Two Fallout 4 themed vehicles coming to Forza 6!