[Update] Niantic Opening Pokémon Go's Updated Nearby Feature For The Whole U.S.

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[Update] Niantic Opening Pokémon Go's Updated Nearby Feature For The Whole U.S.

Update: The updated Nearby features of Pokémon Go is coming to the whole United States and most of Europe.

On its blog announcing the expanded availability, Niantic wrote, "We will be expanding the Nearby Pokémon feature to the rest of the continental United States and large parts of Europe. We will continue to review the feedback submitted on our official social media accounts and in other channels and make changes if necessary."

Trainers, we are expanding the test variation of the Nearby Pokémon feature to new areas. https://t.co/o6oc92hZ0B

You Can Get Assassin's Creed III For Free Next Month

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You Can Get Assassin's Creed III For Free Next Month

Ubisoft has been giving away games since summer in celebration of its 30th anniversary, and is ending 2016 with an entry from its flagship franchise.

Interested gamers can pick up Assassin's Creed III on PC starting next Wednesday, December 7. You'll have to go through the publisher's Uplay service and be a Ubisoft Club member to get it, but both are free to sign up for – in fact, if you've played a Ubisoft game in the past couple years, you're probably already a member.

If you're not interested in AC III, you still have a little time to pick up a free copy of Far Cry Blood Dragon. Head here to check out the games.

Scouts Reign Supreme In Battlefield 1's New Custom Game Mode

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 Scouts Reign Supreme In Battlefield 1's New Custom Game Mode

DICE launched a new custom game variant in Battlefield 1 today that puts scouts on the offensive.

The new game mode is called Line of Sight, and forces would-be snipers out of their comfort zone. The Rush-based variant limits players down to just two classes: scouts and medics. Scouts enjoy double bullet damage, which should turn most of the rifles the class uses into one-hit-kill weapons. As a result, medics better plan on packing their syringes if they want to keep their team up and running (towards the next objective).

DICE also reaffirmed that Battlefield 1's free Giant's Shadow map is on schedule for a December release, and that the first paid expansion will be hitting in March of next year. For more on the game, read Bertz' review, and get educated with his Idiot's Guide To Battlefield 1.

Ubisoft Outlines Second Year Of Rainbow Six Siege Content

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Ubisoft Outlines Second Year Of Rainbow Six Siege Content

Ubisoft has detailed the second year of content for Rainbow Six Siege that they confirmed a few weeks ago. From February 2017 to February 2018, Rainbow Six Siege will get eight new operators, new weapons, more cosmetic items, seasonal events, a full year of the Pro League, and four free maps that take place in Spain, Hong Kong, Poland, and South Korea.

There are multiple ways to get the Year 2 content. Current players can either buy the Year 2 Season Pass for $29.99 and get everything up front or earn it all via in-game credits. New players can buy the Complete Edition that comes with the base game, the Year 2 Season Pass, and the operators from the first season pass. The Complete Edition is available now on PC for $99.99 and will come to the Xbox One on December 6 and the PS4 at a later unannounced date.

Players can also buy the Year 2 Gold Edition now on PS4 and December 6 on PC and Xbox One for $79.99, which comes with the base game and the Year 2 content as it releases. Year 2 Season Pass owners get VIP status that yields early access for all eight operators, a 10-percent discount at the in-game shop, a 5-percent Renown boost, and two extra daily challenges.

Destroy Your Beloved Hometown With Cities: Skylines' Natural Disasters DLC

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Destroy Your Beloved Hometown With Cities: Skylines' Natural Disasters DLC

Just as players put the finishing touches on their perfect cities, Paradox Interactive has added a new expansion to obliterate your virtual citizens. Cities: Skylines' new Natural Disasters DLC adds a variety of catastrophic events to the game, including earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and meteors.

An extra challenge mode has been added as well, pitting players against the worst doomsday scenarios, or edit their own to torture their friends with. It's not entirely one-sided though, as new features such as a radio broadcast system and various disaster countermeasures are part of the package as well.

Those of you who want to face nature's wrath can buy the new expansion now for $14.99, or check out our review of the base game here.

Ninja Theory Explains Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Delay In New Video

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Ninja Theory Explains Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Delay In New Video

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is no longer going to hit its 2016 release window. Developer Ninja Theory has pushed the game to 2017, and detailed how they came to that decision in a new video update.

Product development lead Dominic Matthews stated that one of Ninja Theory's unannounced projects was canceled earlier this year, and that the fallout of that decision, "took time to sort out." Matthews also cites the studio's collaboration with Epic Games and others to "push the motion capture technology forward for the whole video games industry" as another reason for the setback.

Matthews also admits that Hellblade's development progress just hasn't gone as fast as they would have liked, but that being independent gives them the freedom to decide what happens with their game.

Pokémon Sun/Moon Set New Sales Record For Nintendo

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Pokémon Sun/Moon Set New Sales Record For Nintendo

The newest generation of Pokémon games have managed to smash the sales of former games in the series, as well as most other Nintendo titles. Sun and Moon have sold an astounding 3.7 million units in the Americas in the two weeks since the games came out, making it Nintendo's fast-selling game ever in that region. Sun and Moon crushed the previous record held by Pokémon X & Y, with an 85-percent increase in sales.

To give you an idea of how crazy this is, X & Y sold 15.84 million games over the course of their entire lifetime, boosting sales of the series overall to over 280 million units.Though these numbers are impressive, it seems Sun/Moon hasn't sold through its initial shipment just yet, which is probably a good thing considering the product shortages Nintendo fans frequently face.

If you're still on the fence about this game, you can check out our review or watch us play it while Kyle Hilliard answered some questions. You can also check out Kyle's favorite new monsters to catch in Sun and Moon.

Red Dead Redemption Rides Again On PS4 and PC Via PlayStation Now

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Red Dead Redemption Rides Again On PS4 and PC Via PlayStation Now

If you're a fan of Sony's streaming service, the wait for Red Dead Redemption 2 just got a little easier. Red Dead Redemption will be available on PlayStation Now beginning December 6, making Rockstar's western adventure available to PlayStation 4 owners and technically bringing the game to the PC for the first time.

The zombie-themed expansion Undead Nightmare will be playable the same day.

The PlayStation 3 version of the game will be available on PlayStation Now, which allows subscribers to stream classic PlayStation 3 titles to their PS4 or Windows PC. You can find out more about the service, including subscription rates, at the official site. If you've never played Red Dead Redemption, check out Matt Bertz' review, here.

This Wireless Controller Fixes A Big Problem With The NES Classic Edition

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This Wireless Controller Fixes A Big Problem With The NES Classic Edition

One of the biggest gripes about the NES Classic Edition(besides its extreme scarcity) is how amazingly short the controller cable is. 8bitdo has a bluetooth solution to this conundrum that works with a variety of controllers as well as the packed-in NES30 seen above.

Besides the convenience of a world without wires, the NES30 allows you to access the home menu by pressing two buttons rather than hitting reset on the console. That means that not only can you sit a comfortable distance from the system while you play, but you also won't have to jump up to hit the reset button every time you want to switch games. The controller dongle is set to go on sale for $39.99 on December 11, though pre-orders are available on Amazon now. For more on the NES Classic Edition, read our review, or check out our video of the system in action.

Our TakeIf you can manage to get a hold of the NES Classic in the first place, this seems to be the best way to actually play the darn thing. A two-foot cord never should have been the length to begin with, and requiring players to press a button on the console to access the menu is just a hassle.

Invisible Inc., Stories: Path of Destinies Headline December PS Plus Titles

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Invisible Inc., Stories: Path of Destinies Headline December PS Plus Titles

Sony has revealed the last set of PlayStation Plus games for the year., featuring a host of well-received indie titles. Thanks to Sony's cross-buy functionality, the PS4 is the real winner this month, picking up five new titles. Here is December's full lineup, which will be released on December 6:

PlayStation 4Invisible Inc.
Stories: Path of Destinies

PlayStation 3
Hyper Void (cross-buy on PS4)
Tiny Troopers Joint Ops (cross-buy on PS4 and Vita)