Report: Disc-less Xbox One To Release In May

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Report: Disc-less Xbox One To Release In May

Rumors have been swirling for a few months now that Microsoft is planning to release a new version of their Xbox One console without a disc drive, effectively making a digital-only console. Now reports are coming out that the digital-only Xbox One is not only real, but it will release in just a few months in May.

According to Windows Central, the console is codenamed the Xbox Maverick. The actual name, however, is reported to be the "Xbox One S All-Digital" edition. The console will be a normal Xbox One S, but all games will be digital, like a PSP Go or a tablet or phone. The idea is certainly not alien, but very rarely used on consoles.

The hope is for the console to be cheaper than a regular Xbox One S, but it is unclear how much money removing the disc drive will save both Microsoft and consumers. Still, for users who don't want to buy physical games and publishers who want to stop making physical games, the prospect is likely appealing.

Shakedown: Hawaii Announced As Epic Games Store Timed Exclusive

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Shakedown: Hawaii Announced As Epic Games Store Timed Exclusive

The developer behind Retro City Rampage announced its next game today – Shakedown: Hawaii – a 16-bit open-world game where players build a "totally legitimate" business in the Aloha state.

Shakedown: Hawaii follows three protagonists: an aging CEO, his son – a DJ looking for street cred, and his armed-to-the-teeth consultant. The gameplay trailer accompanying the announcement shows the trio acquiring businesses, taking out competitor vehicles, and shaking down shops with a bat to obtain protection money. All legal activities, of course. Players can traverse Hawaii by foot, car, or boat as they complete missions to grow their empire.

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The Control Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Control Digital Issue Is Now Live

Control is the latest supernatural action game from the minds behind Alan Wake, Max Payne, and Quantum Break. If you're a digital subscriber to Game Informer, you can now learn all about this exciting title from Remedy Entertainment. Following today's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPad/iPhone later in the day. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Google PlayKindle, and Nook.

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Ubisoft Releases Action-Packed Division 2 Trailer

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Ubisoft Releases Action-Packed Division 2 Trailer

The Division 2's latest trailer displays myriads of intense gunfights along the streets of America's capitol. Just beyond some of D.C.'s most famous monuments, gunmen take cover behind piled sandbags. Explosions scatter debris and bring combatants to their knees. Amid the chaos, a group of Division operatives employ combat drones, grenade launchers, and bulletproof shields to best their adversaries. 

The Division 2 launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 15. If this trailer excites you, head here to watch our time with the game's open world. 

R.B.I. Baseball 19 Takes The Plate With Exclusive Topps Cards

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R.B.I. Baseball 19 Takes The Plate With Exclusive Topps Cards

R.B.I. Baseball 19 is releasing today for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch in spite of our thoughts on the previous entry. If you consider yourself the daring type, though, and will be picking up the physical version of the game you can snag yourself a few exclusive Topps trading cards. Exclusively at Walmart (and only the Xbox One and Switch versions – sorry PlayStation fans) there will be specially marked copies of the game that include the cards.

The cards feature Alex Bregman (the cover athlete), Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (the Canadian cover athlete), and a handful of other players. So if the spokes on your bike are noticeably lacking a certain flair...this is certainly one way to get some baseball cards.

Friday The 13th: The Game Coming To Switch

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Friday The 13th: The Game Coming To Switch

Gun Media has announced that Friday the 13th: The Game will be heading over to Switch this spring, presumably accompanied by that weird "ki-ki-ki-ma-ma-ma!" sound from the movie. Sorry.

The Switch version of the game will include all of the released content and paid DLC, with the exception of the Savini Jason character or the backer-exclusive clothing pack. 

Last year, development on the game stopped amid a lawsuit between the original film's writer and director. While that may have stopped planned DLC, it didn't prevent the game from getting ported onto the Switch.

Take A Look At The One Piece: World Seeker Opening Cinematic

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Take A Look At The One Piece: World Seeker Opening Cinematic

One Piece: World Seeker comes out on relatively soon (March 15 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC), and today publisher Bandai Namco and developer Ganbarion have released the open-world action title's opening cinematic. Luffy and the Straw Hat gang have arrived at Prison Island with a plan in mind.

The movie not only introduces the crew, but also gives a glimpse of Luffy's arms in action, as well as reveals that Warden Isaac is a more than formidable opponent.

For more on World Seeker, be sure to check out Imran's hands-on impressions of the title.

First Gwent Expansion Crimson Curse Revealed

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First Gwent Expansion Crimson Curse Revealed

Gwent has had quite a path from its Witcher 3 minigame routes to now being a pretty core part of CD Projekt Red's development resources, so it makes sense that expansions would be coming sooner or later. Today, we got our first look at one of those upcoming expansions, titled Crimson Curse, and it appears to be moderately vampire-themed.

"The Blood Moon is rising," CD Projekt writes. "This is a time of the Crimson Curse, a time of madness and despair. A dark ritual performed by a mighty higher vampire Dettlaff turns the moon blood red, corrupting the land and its inhabitants. No one is safe and there’s nowhere to run — new breeds of monsters are awaking from their slumber, thirsting for blood. Will you join Dettlaff in his quest for revenge and destruction or choose to fight back and protect the innocents?"

As a general rule I feel like you probably shouldn't side with the time of madness and despair, but I'm not going to tell you how to Gwent.