Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion, An Open World Pirate Game, Announced For Spring

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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion, An Open World Pirate Game, Announced For Spring

Outright Games, a developer known for licensed games, has announced an open world Adventure Time game for all the major consoles next spring.

The game starts of in the Land of Ooo, where rising tides are risking every kingdom with flooding. Player characters Finn, Jake, Marceline, and BMO decide to go check out the problem in the various kingdoms by crossing the newly created sea. Finn captains the ship and recruits various other characters to join.

You can see a few shots of the game here. Pirates of Enchiridion will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch in Spring 2018.

November U.S. Sales Show Call Of Duty Rocketing Past All Competition

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November U.S. Sales Show Call Of Duty Rocketing Past All Competition

November is generally the biggest month of the year for the gaming industry and this year's sales grew over last, with Call of Duty: WWII leading the charge in a commanding way.

The PlayStation 4 sold the most units last month, likely due to the $199 Black Friday pricing. Microsoft took the lead in terms of revenue of consoles sold due to the more expensive Xbox One selling quite well on its own. Nintendo's Switch sold somewhere around a million units, but had no bundles or sale prices of any kind.

In terms of software, Call of Duty: WWII is far and away the best selling game of November. It reverses a downward trend that Activision's major series has been seeing over the last few releases. It so strongly reverses the trend that Call of Duty: WWII is the best selling game of the entire year from this single month of sales so far.

IO Interactive Giving Away Paris Hitman Level In Holiday Pack

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IO Interactive Giving Away Paris Hitman Level In Holiday Pack

It's been a year of ups and downs for Hitman developer IO Interactive, having split from owner Square-Enix but retaining the rights to the Hitman license. The developer is ending the year by giving away arguably the game's best level, Paris, for free alongside a holiday pack.

The timed pack is only available from December 15 through January 9 as the Hitman Holiday Pack on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It includes the first post-tutorial story mission, the Paris runway mission "Showstopper," all of the levels escalation missions, challenge packs, and any Paris-related Elusive Targets when they get re-activated in 2018.

Downloading the pack makes it permanent and the remaining episodes can be purchased separately if you want. Whether you do that or get the Game of the Year edition, your progress and unlocks will carry over.

Bungie Update Announces Free Destiny Comic And The Dawning Event Timing

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Bungie Update Announces Free Destiny Comic And The Dawning Event Timing

This Week At Bungie, Bungie's blog post that announces and reviews news for Destiny 2, showed off a new comic and detailed The Dawning festivities.

The comic, called Fall of Osiris, tells the story of how the vanguard hero went from lauded commander to traitor. It is written by Ryan North, the writer behind Dinosaur Comics and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, in concert with Bungie's narrative team. The comic is coming soon and will be available for free on Bungie's website.

The Dawning decorates the Farm and the Tower with a winter wonderland feel. The festive atmosphere gives the opportunity for snowball fights, either with playful pelts on the farm or in strikes where snowballs deal extra damage. In addition, Mayhem is back in Crucible, reducing cooldown times for abilities. You can check out the full details of The Dawning here.

Injustice 2 Free Trial Now Available On PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

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Injustice 2 Free Trial Now Available On PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

Injustice 2 has a free weekend going on from December 14 to December 18 on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The free trial lets you play through the first three chapters of game's much-lauded story mode, as well as using the game's main roster in all of the multiplayer modes. Multiplayer, as does the free trial as a whole, does require players have PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold, however.

All the progress made, including unlocks, story mode progression, and crates received, will carry over to the full game as long as it's played on the same account as the free trial. If you already own the game, you can log in during the free weekend period and gain 2000 source crystals. 

The FCC Votes To Repeal Net Neutrality

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The FCC Votes To Repeal Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has voted 3-2 in favor of repealing net neutrality rules put in place two years ago. The rules in question prevent internet service providers from blocking, throttling, or prioritizing certain content, or requiring consumers or companies to pay a premium to have access to a "fast lane." The vote also removes Title II designation from the internet, which removes its classification as a "public utility."

The next step in the FCC's battle to repeal the net neutrality rules is likely to happen in court. If ultimately adopted, the changes won't take place overnight, but once the rules are removed, internet service providers will be free to experiment with new fees and new ways to bundle content on the internet. The changes could have sweeping implications for gamers, who have become substantially more reliant on the internet with the explosion of online gaming over the past 15 years, as well as ever-increasing download sizes. These changes could also drastically affect streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video, among many other services.

Oxenfree Dev Announces Afterparty, A Game Where You Have To Outdrink Satan To Escape Hell

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Oxenfree Dev Announces Afterparty, A Game Where You Have To Outdrink Satan To Escape Hell

Developer Night School Studio has announced Afterparty, a point-and-click adventure game that sees two best friends trying to escape Hell by besting the devil in a drinking contest.

The story follows Lola and Milo, two best friends who unexpectedly find themselves in Hell. They soon learn that drinking is the only way out, and thus begins their rowdy evening. IGN has more details in its exclusive IGN First story, including how different drinks can affect your characters, how dialogue can play out, and other things that can happen during the two friends' debaucherous night in Hell.

Afterparty is set to launch in 2019.

Pokémon Crystal Coming To 3DS Next Month

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Pokémon Crystal Coming To 3DS Next Month

Nintendo has announced it is bringing Pokémon Crystal to the Nintendo 3DS' eShop next month. The game is launching near the end of January, and it will feature full Pokémon Bank support. It will be available on January 26 for $9.99.

If you're not entirely familiar with Pokémon Gold and Silver – the games that Pokémon Crystal expanded upon – or you could use a refresher, check out our feature on the game's development, based on our conversations with its developers at Game Freak.

Pokémon Crystal Coming To 3DS Next Month

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Pokémon Crystal Coming To 3DS Next Month

Nintendo has announced it is bringing Pokémon Crystal to the Nintendo 3DS' eShop next month. The game is launching near the end of January, and it will feature full Pokémon Bank support. It will be available on January 26 for $9.99.

If you're not entirely familiar with Pokémon Gold and Silver – the games that Pokémon Crystal expanded upon – or you could use a refresher, check out our feature on the game's development, based on our conversations with its developers at Game Freak.

Disney Acquiring Large Parts Of 21st Century Fox

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Disney Acquiring Large Parts Of 21st Century Fox

Disney announced that it is acquiring large portions of 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion stock deal. This grants Disney 21st Century Fox's film and television studios, as well as cable and international TV businesses.

Disney now owns X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool, opening the door for them to be included in the Marvel cinematic universe. The deal also increases the company's stake in Hulu to 60 percent.

According to Ars Technica, 21st Century Fox retains some of its news and sports-broadcasting businesses.