GTA Online Adds Collection Time Mode, Dewbauchee Specter Car

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GTA Online Adds Collection Time Mode, Dewbauchee Specter Car

Grand Theft Auto Online shows no signs of slowing down as Rockstar today announced a new vehicle and Adversary mode that should give players more to do and a new ride to do it with.

Collection Time has two to four-player teams fighting over  literal bags of money. Each player starts with one bag of money, which drops upon death and can be picked up by anyone. The team with the most bags at the end of the match wins. To celebrate the launch of the mode, Rockstar is offering double cash and reputation rewards for playing Collection Time until January 30.

Also until January 30, players can save 25 percent on Benny's upgrades (including the Executive Upgrade, which adds the shop to players' own garage) to welcome the game's latest vehicle, the Dewbauchee Specter, a lightweight sports car.

Registration For Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 PC Open Beta Starts Today

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Registration For Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 PC Open Beta Starts Today

We're still a few months away from playing the final version of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, but developer CI Games is pulling back the curtain for a segment of its player base. PC/Steam players can get a sneak peek at the latest entry in the series starting on February 3 through an open beta.

Registration for the open beta begins today. It features two missions: Cut Off and Blockout. In Cut Off, players must infiltrate a Separatist-occupied antenna array to gain access to the satellite signal, while Blockout features main character Jon North hunting down a war criminal listed on his "Most Wanted" list.

To register for the open beta, head here. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 4.

Nintendo Planning Fire Emblem Direct Presentation Tomorrow

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Nintendo Planning Fire Emblem Direct Presentation Tomorrow

Nintendo has announced that it will hold a Fire Emblem Direct presentation tomorrow to run through upcoming titles in the series.

The Direct takes place on Wednesday, January 18 at 2 p.m. Pacific time, and can be seen at this site.

It was recently announced that the Nintendo Switch is getting a Hyrule Warriors-esque Fire Emblem title called Fire Emblem Warriors, so we imagine we'll hear more about that title. A mobile app is also in the works, so that's a good candidate for the presentation as well. Hopefully there are some more surprises in store for fans.

Nioh Has Gone Gold

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Nioh Has Gone Gold

Nioh, the upcoming action adventure game from Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja, has finally gone gold after over 10 years in development. Team Ninja began developing the game in 2004 off an unfinished script by famous director Akira Kurosawa. Nioh was thought to be in development hell until 2015,  when Koei Tecmo reintroduced it to the public through a series of demos.

Koei Tecmo made the announcement today on its Twitter feed:

「仁王」無事マスターアップしました。長年待ってくださった皆さんありがとうございます。ついに2月9日(木)発売です!もう留年はありません!https://t.co/ea9YDa80yB #仁王 #Nioh

Zenimax Doubles Down On Theft Allegations As Lawsuit With Oculus Begins

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Zenimax Doubles Down On Theft Allegations As Lawsuit With Oculus Begins

With its trail against Oculus currently underway, ZeniMax has released a statement expressing confidence in its position. The $2 billion lawsuit alleges not only that id Software co-founder John Carmack stole several documents prior to his departure to Oculus to serve as its chief technology officer, but that Oculus founder Palmer Luckey and former Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe knowingly spread a false story about how Luckey invented an early prototype of the Rift headset in his parents' garage. Iribe recently transitioned his role from CEO to head up a new PC division within Oculus. You can read the comments provided to Game Informer by a Zenimax representative below.

"With the start of the trial of our case in Federal District Court in Dallas against defendants Facebook, Oculus and its management, ZeniMax and id Software welcome the opportunity to present substantial evidence of the defendants' misappropriation of our Virtual Reality (VR) intellectual property. That evidence includes the theft of trade secrets and highly confidential information, including computer code. ZeniMax will also present evidence of the defendants' intentional destruction of evidence to cover up their wrongdoing. ZeniMax and id Software are the visionary developers of breakthrough VR technology, and look forward to the vindication of our claims."

Darkest Dungeon's Radiant Update Delays Crimson Court DLC

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Darkest Dungeon's Radiant Update Delays Crimson Court DLC

Darkest Dungeon developer Red Hook Studios originally hoped the game's Crimson Court DLC would be out early this year. However, due to some other work on the title, the DLC content is releasing a little later than intended.

The Crimson Court DLC will now come out in April. Red Hook says that a "significant" amount of work for the DLC is already in the can, but the decision to add content via the Radiant Update caused the delay.

The Radiant update hits in early February (on PC/Mac/Linux – later for PS4/Vita), bringing with it a quicker intro for the game, quality of life tweaks, and new champion dungeon monsters (the Bone Bearer shown above). The studio says it hopes to have a public beta for the update before its release.

Resident Evil 7's Season-Pass Content Sure Sounds Spooky

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Resident Evil 7's Season-Pass Content Sure Sounds Spooky

BOO! Did that get your heart pounding? Are you afraid you won't be able to sleep tonight? If you answered "yes" to either of those questions (after regaining the ability to speak, of course), then this story might be too much for you to take. This one's for only the bravest people who can handle reading the chapter names from Resident Evil 7 Biohazard's season pass content. 

Are you ready? Good. These are the chapter names, from the season pass' Steam page. They're really intense, so this is your last warning. Ready? Good.

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Swery 65 Returns To Game Development, Opens New Studio

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Swery 65 Returns To Game Development, Opens New Studio

Last October SWERY 65, most famous for leading the development of cult classic games like Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, revealed that he was retiring from his studio Access Games after a prolonged bout of illness.

Today, the developer revealed that he was returning to game development by opening a studio called White Owls Inc in Osaka, Japan.

He tweeted out the news:

Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders Sold Out At Several Retailers

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Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders Sold Out At Several Retailers

We found out during the Nintendo Switch presentation on Thursday that the upcoming console is releasing on March 3, and pre-orders opened shortly afterwards on Friday. Now, just three days later, GameStop, Amazon, and others have already sold out their Nintendo Switch pre-orders.

Many other major retailers are also listing the console as unavailable. Walmart now lists the console as "out of stock." Target and Toys R Us list it as "coming soon." GameStop says that it is working closely with Nintendo to get more in stock.

During the Switch presentation, we learned about Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, 1, 2 Switch, and more. Watch our roundtable discussion about whether this console can help get Nintendo back on track, as well as our collection of funniest internet reactions to the Switch.

Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders Sold Out At GameStop And Other Retailers

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Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders Sold Out At GameStop And Other Retailers

We found out during the Nintendo Switch presentation on Thursday that the upcoming console is releasing on March 3, and pre-orders opened shortly afterwards on Friday. Now, just three days later, GameStop has already sold out their Nintendo Switch pre-orders.

Many other major retailers are also listing the console as unavailable. Walmart now lists the console as "out of stock" and Amazon says it is "unavailable." Target and Toys R Us list it as "coming soon." GameStop says that it is working closely with Nintendo to get more in stock and advises that customers should sign up for email notifications.

During the Switch presentation, we learned about Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, 1, 2 Switch, and more. Watch our roundtable discussion about whether this console can help get Nintendo back on track, as well as our collection of funniest internet reactions to the Switch.