German Protection Agency Takes Nintendo To Court Over Eshop Cancellations

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German Protection Agency Takes Nintendo To Court Over Eshop Cancellations

A Norwegian issue with the way Nintendo handles eShop cancellations, as in they completely refuse to do so, has now been escalated to the German courts. The German Consumer Protection Authority is taking legal action against Nintendo of Europe over their "all sales are final" policy in a case that may have rippling effects across Europe and beyond.

Nintendo's eShop lets you preorder games as much as you want as long as the listing is there. Unfortunately, if you decide you don't want the game for whatever reason, you can't cancel the preorder under any circumstances. This runs afoul of a number of European consumer protection laws, which Norway had a problem with earlier this year. Since Nintendo of Europe is based in Germany, the case has been moved there.

Nintendo's defense here is that preloading means that the transaction has already begun, whether the preloading itself has started or not. The company is citing article 16 of European Consumer Law Directive 2011/83, which states that cancellations can be ignored if "the performance has begun with the consumer's prior express consent, and with the acknowledgement that he will lose his right of withdrawal once the contract has been fully performed by the trader".

Travis Strikes Again Special Edition Signed By Suda51 Releasing In UK

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Travis Strikes Again Special Edition Signed By Suda51 Releasing In UK

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is still a bit of an enigma for No More Heroes fans, but it is hard to argue the game doesn't have that old Suda style and that will probably be enough for a large number of fans. To further reinforce that idea, Suda is actually signing a special edition of the game with goodies in it for fans for release in the UK, but shipping everywhere.

English readers, here’s a collector edition for Travis Strikes Again

Red Dead Redemption II Commands U.S. Game Sales For November With Black Ops, Battlefield, And Fallout Behind

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Red Dead Redemption II Commands U.S. Game Sales For November With Black Ops, Battlefield, And Fallout Behind

The NPD, or National Purchase Diary, tracks retail sales across the U.S. on a monthly basis including for gaming, occasionally receiving and reporting data from digital sales as well depending on the publisher. While Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beat out Red Dead Redemption II last month in part due to how much earlier within October Call of Duty was released, the roles were reversed in November with Red Dead Redemption II winning the battle but not quite the war.

Red Dead Redemption rocketed to first place this month, which pretty much every industry analyst in the world expected. That said, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is still the overall best selling game of the year, despite the PC release not being tracked by the NPD. Red Dead Redemption could pull ahead given December, but 2018 might belong to Call of Duty much like 2017 did, as well as the previous three years.

Though, anyone who has ever bet against Rockstar games having extremely long sales legs has ended up with monthly egg on their face. The sales of Red Dead Redemption II already exceed the entire lifetime sales of Red Dead Redemption by 40 percent.

Red Dead Redemption Commands U.S. Game Sales For November With Black Ops, Battlefield, And Fallout Behind

about X hours ago from
Red Dead Redemption Commands U.S. Game Sales For November With Black Ops, Battlefield, And Fallout Behind

The NPD, or National Purchase Diary, tracks retail sales across the U.S. on a monthly basis including for gaming, occasionally receiving and reporting data from digital sales as well depending on the publisher. While Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beat out Red Dead Redemption II last month in part due to how much earlier within October Call of Duty was released, the roles were reversed in November with Red Dead Redemption II winning the battle but not quite the war.

Red Dead Redemption rocketed to first place this month, which pretty much every industry analyst in the world expected. Despite only being on two platforms to Call of Duty's three platforms including PC, the game still sold the most copies in November. That said, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is still the overall best selling game of the year, partly because of that PC release. Red Dead Redemption could pull ahead given December, but 2018 might belong to Call of Duty much like 2017 did, as well as the previous three years.

Though, anyone who has ever bet against Rockstar games having extremely long sales legs has ended up with monthly egg on their face. The sales of Red Dead Redemption II already exceed the entire lifetime sales of Red Dead Redemption by 40 percent.

Red Dead Redemption II Commands U.S. Game Sales For November With Black Ops, Battlefield, And Fallout Behind

about X hours ago from
Red Dead Redemption II Commands U.S. Game Sales For November With Black Ops, Battlefield, And Fallout Behind

The NPD, or National Purchase Diary, tracks retail sales across the U.S. on a monthly basis including for gaming, occasionally receiving and reporting data from digital sales as well depending on the publisher. While Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beat out Red Dead Redemption II last month in part due to how much earlier within October Call of Duty was released, the roles were reversed in November with Red Dead Redemption II winning the battle but not quite the war.

Red Dead Redemption rocketed to first place this month, which pretty much every industry analyst in the world expected. That said, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is still the overall best selling game of the year, despite the PC release not being tracked by the NPD. Red Dead Redemption could pull ahead given December, but 2018 might belong to Call of Duty much like 2017 did, as well as the previous three years.

Though, anyone who has ever bet against Rockstar games having extremely long sales legs has ended up with monthly egg on their face. The sales of Red Dead Redemption II already exceed the entire lifetime sales of Red Dead Redemption by 40 percent.

Hitman's Home Alone-Themed Mission Is Back For The Holidays

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Hitman's Home Alone-Themed Mission Is Back For The Holidays

A few years back, when IO Interactive was still working with Square Enix to publish the recent reboot of Hitman, the developer was big on surprise seasonal content. One of the most memorable missions put Agent 47 in a Christmas-themed mission in the first season's Paris level and involving both Santa Claus and some rascally but well-known thieves.

Starting today until January 8, owners of the Hitman Legacy Pack can revisit the Paris level from the first season to have another shot at the Holiday Hoarders mission. Harry “Smoky” Bagnato and Marv “Slick” Gonif are skulking through the Paris fashion show stealing presents, which is more than enough to end up on Agent 47's naughty list. The pair of thieves from Home Alone can now stop trying to murder a small child and pick on someone their own size.

Completing the mission nabs players the Secret Santa pack, which lets players use the Agent 47 Santa outfit anywhere within Hitman 2. Challenge yourself to assassinate some targets as Santa Claus for that extra boost of Christmas spirit.

Hitman's Home Alone-Themed Mission Is Back For The Holidays

about X hours ago from
Hitman's Home Alone-Themed Mission Is Back For The Holidays

A few years back, when IO Interactive was still working with Square Enix to publish the recent reboot of Hitman, the developer was big on surprise seasonal content. One of the most memorable missions put Agent 47 in a Christmas-themed mission in the first season's Paris level and involving both Santa Claus and some rascally but well-known thieves.

Starting today until January 8, owners of the Hitman Legacy Pack can revisit the Paris level from the first season to have another shot at the Holiday Hoarders mission. Harry “Smoky” Bagnato and Marv “Slick” Gonif are skulking through the Paris fashion show stealing presents, which is more than enough to end up on Agent 47's naughty list. The pair of thieves from Home Alone can now stop trying to murder a small child and pick on someone their own size.

Completing the mission nabs players the Secret Santa pack, which lets players use the Agent 47 Santa outfit anywhere within Hitman 2. Challenge yourself to assassinate some targets as Santa Claus for that extra boost of Christmas spirit.

Voices Of Solid And Liquid Snake Read The Night Before Metal Gear

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Voices Of Solid And Liquid Snake Read The Night Before Metal Gear

Cam Clarke, a prolific voice actor behind many great gaming and animation roles, has been big into reviving Liquid Snake recently. Using his YouTube channel, Clarke has been known to wrap in Solid Snake voice David Hayter into the videos with both actors playing their roles from Metal Gear Solid. Now Clarke has dropped a Christmas-themed video, reading from The Night Before Metal Gear.

The two read a Metal Gear Solid-themed Night Before Christmas while bickering in-character about their roles. Check out the fictional brothers but real-life friends acting it out below.

The audio quality isn't the best because this is just a thing two friends are doing for Metal Gear fans in a home setting and not an official release from Konami, so you might have to focus a bit to hear. It's worth it to watch, though, especially if you want to hear the Master Miller impression as Liquid Snake, which to me is the actual Kazuhira Miller.

Voices Of Solid And Liquid Snake Read The Night Before Metal Gear

about X hours ago from
Voices Of Solid And Liquid Snake Read The Night Before Metal Gear

Cam Clarke, a prolific voice actor behind many great gaming and animation roles, has been big into reviving Liquid Snake recently. Using his YouTube channel, Clarke has been known to wrap in Solid Snake voice David Hayter into the videos with both actors playing their roles from Metal Gear Solid. Now Clarke has dropped a Christmas-themed video, reading from The Night Before Metal Gear.

The two read a Metal Gear Solid-themed Night Before Christmas while bickering in-character about their roles. Check out the fictional brothers but real-life friends acting it out below.

The audio quality isn't the best because this is just a thing two friends are doing for Metal Gear fans in a home setting and not an official release from Konami, so you might have to focus a bit to hear. It's worth it to watch, though, especially if you want to hear the Master Miller impression as Liquid Snake, which to me is the actual Kazuhira Miller.

Voices Of Solid And Liquid Snake Read The Night Before Metal Gear

about X hours ago from
Voices Of Solid And Liquid Snake Read The Night Before Metal Gear

Cam Clarke, a prolific voice actor behind many great gaming and animation roles, has been big into reviving Liquid Snake recently. Using his YouTube channel, Clarke has been known to wrap in Solid Snake voice David Hayter into the videos with both actors playing their roles from Metal Gear Solid. Now Clarke has dropped a Christmas-themed video, reading from The Night Before Metal Gear.

The two read a Metal Gear Solid-themed Night Before Christmas while bickering in-character about their roles. Check out the fictional brothers but real-life friends acting it out below.

The audio quality isn't the best because this is just a thing two friends are doing for Metal Gear fans in a home setting and not an official release from Konami, so you might have to focus a bit to hear. It's worth it to watch, though, especially if you want to hear the Master Miller impression as Liquid Snake, which to me is the actual Kazuhira Miller.