Path Of Exile Getting Massive Patch On Xbox One Today

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Path Of Exile Getting Massive Patch On Xbox One Today

Grinding Gear Games brought its action/RPG Path of Exile to Xbox One last month, but it's clear that the studio isn't taking a "fire and forget it" kind of approach. The developer is releasing a big patch today, which addresses a long list of bugs and UI issues.

Some of the highlights include changing the daily mission interface so that "abandon mission" isn't the default option; adjusting the cursor on the skill tree; and increasing the overall number of crafting materials that Harbingers drop when defeated. The patch is coming today at 3 p.m. Pacific.

Check out the complete list below.

Limited Edition Call Of Duty: WWII PS4 Bundle Announced

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Limited Edition Call Of Duty: WWII PS4 Bundle Announced

Sony and Activision are once again teaming up for a Call of Duty: WWII PS4 bundle, which is a limited-edition offer.

The bundle obviously features a camo-covered 1TB system and controller, and also comes with a standard edition of the game. It launches when Call of Duty: WWII comes out on November 3 for $299.99, with pre-orders starting soon.

PS4 owners get a 30-day headstart on the title's DLC map packs, making the platform the place to be for the game.

Overwatch Developer Update Tackles Rising Community Toxicity Problem

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Overwatch Developer Update Tackles Rising Community Toxicity Problem

The Overwatch developer updates are a good way to take Blizzard's temperature on where they feel the game is going and should go, but this week it strikes a tone more like an after school special as game director Jeff Kaplan discusses the increasing problem of player toxicity.

As a multiplayer game, Overwatch has a lot of people who take the game seriously and take it out on other players, or people who harass others just as a matter of course. In the video, Kaplan announces that a reporting system has finally been implemented on consoles, and most of the 480,000 disciplinary actions they have taken on accounts has been because of player reporting. He also explains that they're working hard to have in-game notifications for when a player's reporting has lead to action, as the current process is just through e-mail.

Kaplan acknowledges that the key to fighting toxicity is the player base and the developers working together to fix it and acknowledges his own failures in online behavior in the past. He also assures fans that the developers working on these solutions are ones working on other features like Replays and aren't removed from the core staff.

First Team Finishes Destiny 2's First Raid

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First Team Finishes Destiny 2's First Raid

Bungie has announced that a team has already finished Destiny 2's first Raid fourteen hours after its launch, far faster than most fans expected.

On its official twitter, Bungie revealed that the first Fireteam has made it through Leviathan and Shaxx is not far behind. 

The first Raid in Destiny, Vault of Glass, baffled fans of the game in September 2014. The lack of matchmaking meant only groups could go in together, a result of coordination and cooperation being so important to the Raid. A lot of time has passed and people have gotten better, so the faster speed in Destiny 2 can't really be read into, but it does sound like Bungie has learned a lot of lessons about Raids over the past three years.

We're Giving Away Nine American Assassin Posters, Signed By The Stars Including Michael Keaton

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We're Giving Away Nine American Assassin Posters, Signed By The Stars Including Michael Keaton

American Assassin, the upcoming action thriller about counter-terrorism activities, is hitting theaters in just a few short days. Ahead of the movie's release, we're giving away nine signed posters for the movie to nine lucky commenters to this news post.

The posters are signed by Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch, Sanaa Lathan and Shiva Negar, making them a must-have for people interested in the movie or fans of really, really cool posters in their houses. 

All you have to do to enter is comment below. We'll pick nine comments at random as winners, so good luck! You can check out the poster below and start imagining how it will look with all those star signatures on it.

Super Mario Odyssey Edition Switch Coming In October

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Super Mario Odyssey Edition Switch Coming In October

If the Nintendo Switch continues to be red-hot at retail, odds are it will be hard to find this holiday. If Super Mario Odyssey lives up to Mario's legacy of great 3D titles, the physical version of the game may be hard to find as well.
Nintendo is releasing a new bundle that combines the Switch hardware with a physical copy of the game. The hardware comes with two red joy-cons, as well as a Super Mario Odyssey carrying case. You’ll find this bundle on store shelves when the game releases on October 27. No price was given during today’s Nintendo Direct.

Super Mario Odyssey's New Kingdoms And Details

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Super Mario Odyssey's New Kingdoms And Details

Today's Nintendo Direct showcased Super Mario Odyssey as one of the four big games the show focused on. It is not hard to see why, as the tentpole Winter release for the Switch looks more and more amazing with every showing.

In addition to New Donk City, Sand Kingdom, Luncheon Kingdom, Wooded Kingdom, and the ghostly Cap Kingdom, and the verdant Cascade Kingdom features (very featherless) dinosaurs that have already been shown, several new Kingdoms were shown for Mario to traverse. The Snow Kingdom is a winter wonderland, and the Seaside Kingdom might be the most beautiful water level that has ever been in a Mario game. The video then teased some still unrevealed kingdoms, like a lush jungle drenched in the orange glow of sunset.

Nintendo Unveils New 2DS XL Models, Including A Pok├ęball Version

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Nintendo Unveils New 2DS XL Models, Including A Pok├ęball Version

During today’s lengthy Nintendo Direct video presentation, the focus shifted away from games for a few seconds to introduce new hardware. Among those items are two new versions of the Nintendo 2DS XL.
People who want to play the forthcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon  games in style can pick up a Pokéball-themed Nintendo 2DS XL on November 3. This model features the iconic red and white tones of the Pokémon-catching device.

If you want something a little more subdued (or perhaps in the Halloween or pumpkin spice spirit), Nintendo is localizing Europe’s popular orange and white Nintendo 2DS XL on October 6.

No prices were given for either version, but we expect they’ll fall in line with the $149.99 price point of existing models currently on retail shelves.

Mario Party Top 100 Brings Series' Best Minigames To 3DS

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Mario Party Top 100 Brings Series' Best Minigames To 3DS

Today's Nintendo Direct revealed Mario Party Top 100 coming to the 3DS. This game bundles together the best minigames from all of the Mario Party home console titles. 

You can play these minigames with up to four friends, by using just one game card. You can play multiplayer through Download Play or local wireless.

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Nintendo Launching Arcade Archives On Switch

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Nintendo Launching Arcade Archives On Switch

Nintendo didn’t reveal any Virtual Console on Switch news during its latest Direct, but the company did highlight a way that Switch players will be able to access a variety of retro games. It’s launching a new line of downloads called Arcade Archives later this month, starting with Mario Bros.

Starting Sept. 27, Switch owners can download and play a variety of familiar games, with one notable twist: Unlike the earlier releases of these games, which were available on the Wii and Wii U’s Virtual Console, these are straight from the arcades rather than their NES counterparts.

The first game in the Arcade Archives series is Mario Bros., and it features animations and gameplay elements (like falling icicles) that players who only know the game from the NES version may not have previously seen. Subsequent entries in the series may offer similar surprises, such as a handful of levels in Vs. Super Mario Bros. that were later incorporated into Super Mario Bros. 2 (aka, The Lost Levels), and the vertically oriented Punch-Out!! that doesn't feature Little Mac.