We Have Some Giveaway Codes To Get Into The Friday The 13th Beta

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We Have Some Giveaway Codes To Get Into The Friday The 13th Beta

Friday the 13th, the Kickstarted multiplayer horror game based on the film of the same name, is currently in beta, and we can help you get in.

We've got a handful of codes to give away, and all you need to get one is to leave a comment below. At 5:30 p.m. CT, I will pick random folks from the comments and send a code to your Game Informer account's inbox.

For more on Friday the 13th, head here.

Notoriously Expensive Square Enix Final Fantasy Mobile Games Currently On Sale

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Notoriously Expensive Square Enix Final Fantasy Mobile Games Currently On Sale

Square Enix has been great about making many of its classic RPGs available on mobile devices, but their prices have always been high, especially when compared to the App and Google Play Store's other offerings. Currently, they are on sale which creates the rare opportunity to get classic RPGs at on your phone at prices a little closer to mobile game prices. Here's the full list of discounts:

I would recommend grabbing Chrono Trigger.

Rare SNES Title Castlevania Dracula X Coming To 3DS Virtual Console

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Rare SNES Title Castlevania Dracula X Coming To 3DS Virtual Console

One of the Super Nintendo's hardest-to-find games is coming to the 3DS Virtual Console tomorrow.

According to the website pricecharting.com, copies of Castlevania Dracula X go anywhere from as low as $125 to $972 for brand new sealed copies. It's a game I called out as needing to be on Nintendo's Virtual Console back in 2014 in this feature tracking which rare games had finally made it to the platform, and it thankfully did later come to Wii U.

The game will be available on 3DS tomorrow for $7.99.

Long In-Development Fan Creation Pokémon Prism Cancelled Due To Nintendo Intervention

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Long In-Development Fan Creation Pokémon Prism Cancelled Due To Nintendo Intervention

Pokémon Prism, a fan-created ROM-hack of classic Pokémon that is essentially an entirely new game, has received its inevitable cease and desist from Nintendo.

Detailed earlier this year in the trailer you can see below, Pokémon Prism had a new story, a new region (named Naljo), 200 Pokémon, 20 badges, customizable trainers, and more mechanics, many of which have never appeared in a Pokémon game.

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New Game + Patch Now Available For Final Fantasy XV

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New Game + Patch Now Available For Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV is getting a host of holiday additions over the coming days, in both free and premium forms, but ahead of those, a New Game + mode has been added to the game.

The patch appears to be available on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game and allows players to restart a Final Fantasy XV game after completion with all of their weapons, magic, and skills intact from their first playthrough.

For more on Final Fantasy XV's expanded holiday DLC, which begins dropping tomorrow, head here. For our review of Final Fantasy XV, head here.

Civilization VI Adds DLC Packs & Winter Update

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Civilization VI Adds DLC Packs & Winter Update

Developer Firaxis has added a mix of premium and free content for Civilization VI. Now available for purchase are the Poland Civilization & Scenario pack and the Vikings Scenario pack, while the winter update is free.

The Poland pack adds the civilization, complete with its first female monarch Jadwiga, who brings her strong religious faith, winged Hussar units, and cloth halls to the table.

Meanwhile, the Vikings Scenario pack adds six new city-states, three natural wonders, and a dark ages scenario.

Races and Car Customization Patch Hits Mafia 3

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Races and Car Customization Patch Hits Mafia 3

For those of you either still milling about in New Bordeaux or looking for reasons to come back: here's some enticement. Hanger 13 has just released a patch for Mafia III that includes races as well as car customization and new outfits.

You can check out the trailer for the update here:

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Motion Capture Director of Uncharted Gordon Hunt Passes Away

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Motion Capture Director of Uncharted Gordon Hunt Passes Away

Gordon Hunt, who directed motion capture for the Uncharted series and was also a sound director for Soul Reaver 2, Lair, and more, has died at age of 87. Hunt had a career stretching back to 1957, which includes work on classic animated shows like The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, and The Smurfs.

Hunt's body of work when it comes to video games is impressive, with various credits for sound and mo-cap work crossing over several generations of games. Those listed include God of War II, SOCOM, Final Fantasy XIV, and Uncharted.

You can check out the full list of his contributions to the gaming industry here.

Official Comic Confirms Tracer Is Overwatch's First LGBTQ Character

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Official Comic Confirms Tracer Is Overwatch's First LGBTQ Character

Earlier today, Blizzard published its newest online comic Reflections, which gives us a glimpse at what our favorite Overwatch characters are up to during the holidays. In particular, Reflections gave prominence to Tracer, who is shown at home with Emily, who seems to be her girlfriend. The two share a kiss in one of the panels, confirming that Tracer is Overwatch's first LGBTQ character.

As this is featured in the official comics, this makes Tracer's sexuality canon. The comic also briefly shows what other characters are doing during the break, such as McCree drinking a little too much and Winston joining Tracer and Emily for dinner. We've reached out to Blizzard for further comment, and will update this article should we hear back.

You can read Reflections for free by heading here. Editor Jeff Marchiafava recently ranked all of the Overwatch characters in this humorous feature.

Pokémon Go Players Have Walked More Than 8.7 Billion Kilometers Collectively

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Pokémon Go Players Have Walked More Than 8.7 Billion Kilometers Collectively

Niantic released some astounding statistics today for Pokémon Go, detailing that as of December 7, players have collectively walked more than 8.7 billion kilometers and have caught 88 billion Pokémon. 

Niantic says that 8.7 billion kilometers equals to "200,000 trips around Earth" and that "a commercial jetliner would take more than 1,000 years to cover the same distance." As for the amount of Pokémon, Niantic says that roughly 533 million are caught per day. You can check out the video below or visit Niantic's blog to read the original post.

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