Xbox One Alpha Update Adds Game Gifting

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Xbox One Alpha Update Adds Game Gifting

The current Xbox One preview program rolled out game gifting, which allows purchasing games on Xbox Live to send them to other accounts.

The news comes from the Xbox One subreddit, where user liamcurtis1718 simply posted the title "game gifting is here" with a picture of Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition including a "Buy as a gift" option.

For whatever reason, gifting on consoles has only ever appeared on the Wii, but disappeared in later Nintendo shops, having never appeared on PSN and Xbox Live. Steam has had gifting as a fundamental part of its storefront, but changed its policy recently to make gifting only possible at the point of purchase for VAC-enabled games.

Injustice 2 Latest Patch Fixes The Patch Before It

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Injustice 2 Latest Patch Fixes The Patch Before It

Injustice 2's newest patch, released today, is designed to fix September 26's patch that had a nasty habit of deleting players shaders, virtual currency, and unlocked gear.

The September 26 patch, updating the game to version 1.10, immediately resulted in players reporting missing items from their save files. This can be especially annoying for players as the gear is not easily obtained again, as it is randomly doled out through loot crates. After the patch, those items just simply disappeared.

NetherRealm acknowledged the problem, but did not have many solutions beyond rebooting the game until this patch. While the patch seemingly puts an end to the item deletion problems, it does not restore anything for some players who have lost their items already. Strangely, it has helped some, making it harder to determine the problem or for players to figure out what works. 

Injustice 2 Latest Patch Fixes The Patch Before It

about X hours ago from
Injustice 2 Latest Patch Fixes The Patch Before It

Injustice 2's newest patch, released today, is designed to fix September 26's patch that had a nasty habit of deleting players shaders, virtual currency, and unlocked gear.

The September 26 patch, updating the game to version 1.10, immediately resulted in players reporting missing items from their save files. This can be especially annoying for players as the gear is not easily obtained again, as it is randomly doled out through loot crates. After the patch, those items just simply disappeared.

NetherRealm acknowledged the problem, but did not have many solutions beyond rebooting the game until this patch. While the patch seemingly puts an end to the item deletion problems, it does not restore anything for some players who have lost their items already. Strangely, it has helped some, making it harder to determine the problem or for players to figure out what works. 

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Producer Hints At December Surprise

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Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Producer Hints At December Surprise

Mega Man fans, forget the many awesome releases coming this October and November. Those no longer matter, as Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya hints something will be coming in December for Mega Man’s 30th anniversary.

"I want to say that Capcom has not forgotten about Rockman,” Tsuchiya says at a Tokyo Game Show panel. “This here [Mega Man 30th Anniversary Logo] is being put to good use. Rockman's 30th anniversary is coming in December – December, please remember that date!”

Rockman, known outside of Japan as Mega Man, originally appeared as the title character of Mega Man, released December 17, 1987. Perhaps that’s the exact date in December Tsuchiya is referring to.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Producer Hints At December Surprise

about X hours ago from
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Producer Hints At December Surprise

Mega Man fans, forget the many awesome releases coming this October and November. Those no longer matter, as Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya hints something will be coming in December for Mega Man’s 30th anniversary.

"I want to say that Capcom has not forgotten about Rockman,” Tsuchiya says at a Tokyo Game Show panel. “This here [Mega Man 30th Anniversary Logo] is being put to good use. Rockman's 30th anniversary is coming in December – December, please remember that date!”

Rockman, known outside of Japan as Mega Man, originally appeared as the title character of Mega Man, released December 17, 1987. Perhaps that’s the exact date in December Tsuchiya is referring to.

Is Middle-earth: Shadow Of War The End Of Talion's Story?

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Is Middle-earth: Shadow Of War The End Of Talion's Story?

We're nearing the end of our month of coverage on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, so now we want to look toward the future. While visiting Monolith Productions, we spoke with VP of creative Michael de Plater about the future of the Middle-earth series. He emphasized that this game will slot into The Lord of the Rings films and that there are still some surprises left in this game.

Watch the interview with de Plater below to learn what the team is saying about the future of Talion and Middle-earth. 

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Nintendo Updates Youtube Partners Program To Restrict Live Streaming

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Nintendo Updates Youtube Partners Program To Restrict Live Streaming

Last night, Nintendo sent out an email to participants of its Youtube monetization program, Nintendo Creators. The email outlined Nintendo's new policy on live streaming their games on Youtube, banning it for monetization, and perhaps banning it outright.

Nintendo Creators Program was created as a response to Nintendo demonetizing all videos for Nintendo-published games on Youtube. The program enrolls Youtubers to share their ad revenue with Nintendo, providing that they comply with Nintendo's content guidelines, which demands restrictions on profanity, among other things. This is not just for Let's Plays of Nintendo games, but also things like footage used in video reviews or analysis. By and large, it is not a popular program.

The new policy reads like this:

Nintendo Updates Youtube Partners Program To Restrict Live Streaming

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Updates Youtube Partners Program To Restrict Live Streaming

Last night, Nintendo sent out an email to participants of its Youtube monetization program, Nintendo Creators. The email outlined Nintendo's new policy on live streaming their games on Youtube, banning it for monetization, and perhaps banning it outright.

Nintendo Creators Program was created as a response to Nintendo demonetizing all videos for Nintendo-published games on Youtube. The program enrolls Youtubers to share their ad revenue with Nintendo, providing that they comply with Nintendo's content guidelines, which demands restrictions on profanity, among other things. This is not just for Let's Plays of Nintendo games, but also things like footage used in video reviews or analysis. By and large, it is not a popular program.

The new policy reads like this:

The Wii Shop Channel To Close In 2019

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The Wii Shop Channel To Close In 2019

The Wii Shop channel, the digital storefront for the Wii, will be closing in 2019. Nintendo made the announcement today, revealing that users will no longer be able to add Wii Points to their accounts starting March 27, 2018.

The shop has been open since 2006 and introduced the world to Nintendo's popular Virtual Console initiative. However, by 2011 the Wii Shop was largely overtaken by Nintendo's eshop, which is also functioning as the Switch's storefront for digital purchases as well as 3DS.

According to the press release, users will still be able to redownload purchases and use the Wii System Transfer to transfer data between the Wii and Wii U for the foreseeable future.

The Wii Shop Channel To Close In 2019

about X hours ago from
The Wii Shop Channel To Close In 2019

The Wii Shop channel, the digital storefront for the Wii, will be closing in 2019. Nintendo made the announcement today, revealing that users will no longer be able to add Wii Points to their accounts starting March 27, 2018.

The shop has been open since 2006 and introduced the world to Nintendo's popular Virtual Console initiative. However, by 2011 the Wii Shop was largely overtaken by Nintendo's eshop, which is also functioning as the Switch's storefront for digital purchases as well as 3DS.

According to the press release, users will still be able to redownload purchases and use the Wii System Transfer to transfer date between the Wii and Wii U for the foreseeable future.