Free Doom Update Brings New Multiplayer & SnapMap Features

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Free Doom Update Brings New Multiplayer & SnapMap Features

Bethesda has announced a free update (update 5) for Doom available now, and it features a new competitive mode, bots, and SnapMap features.

Check out the update's full details below (text from Bethesda), and also be on the lookout for double multiplayer XP starting tonight through 12 p.m ET on December 12.

Finally, Bethesda has announced that Bloodfall – the third and final DLC featuring three maps – is releasing on December 15.

Grab A Discounted PS4 Bundle For The Holidays

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Grab A Discounted PS4 Bundle For The Holidays

If you've been waiting to buy a cheaper PS4 during the gift-giving season, then Sony has you covered. Starting December 11 through December 24, you can buy a 500 GB PS4 Slim bundled with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End for $249.99 at participating retailers. Keep in mind that it includes a standard PS4 Slim and not a PS4 Pro.

This is just in time for Uncharted 4's free Survival Mode co-op update and a little before the upcoming standalone single-player chapter, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

Assassin's Creed III Is Free On PC

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Assassin's Creed III Is Free On PC

Starting today for a limited time, Ubisoft is giving away the PC version of Assassin's Creed III free of charge through its Uplay service.

The giveaway is part of Ubisoft's 30th anniversary celebration, which kicked off in June with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Assassin's Creed III replaces last month's free game, Far Cry: Blood Dragon. To get a copy, you just have to sign into Uplay, or create a free account.

Matt Miller awarded Assassin's Creed III a 9.5 when he reviewed it in 2012, calling it "the largest and best Assassin's Creed game" to date.

Star Wars Battlefront Coming To The EA Access Vault

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Star Wars Battlefront Coming To The EA Access Vault

Electronic Arts has announced that Star Wars Battlefront (Death Star Expansion shown) is joining EA Access' Vault, which makes it free for those enrolled in the subscription-based program on Xbox One and PC.

In responses to the tweet, the company says the game will also be available via Origin Access on the PC.

.@EAStarWars Battlefront will be joining The Vault on 12/13: https://t.co/w9YTS9yumv pic.twitter.com/vP8r6N14Pi

Report: Nintendo Switch To Host GameCube Titles Via Virtual Console

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Report: Nintendo Switch To Host GameCube Titles Via Virtual Console

Nintendo is planning to give more details about the Nintendo Switch console before it comes out by March of next year, but a new report may have divulged one particular bit: According to multiple sources, the Switch can play GameCube games via the Virtual Console service.

Eurogamer has "three separate sources" that attest to this functionality. Moreover, three titles are already ready: Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. The GameCube's Animal Crossing is also a possibility, according to Eurogamer.

The site also says it has heard that there "should" be an update program whereby users will be able to upgrade previous Virtual Console purchases for use on the Switch instead of having to buy the games again.

Square Enix Planning Additions To Final Fantasy XV's Story

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Square Enix Planning Additions To Final Fantasy XV's Story

Whether you do or do not like aspects of Final Fantasy XV's story, Square Enix says it plans to make some changes to it as part of the company's free update plans for the title.

In a blog post on the Square Enix site, FF XV director Hajime Tabata says that the developer has been listening to fan feedback about how to make the title better. Thus, apart from the already planned post-release content, free updates are coming in 2017.

In the post, Tabata says:

PS4 Sales Push Past 50 Million Worldwide

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PS4 Sales Push Past 50 Million Worldwide

Days after hosting its PlayStation Experience show, Sony has more to crow about. The company has revealed that the PlayStation 4 has sold more than 50 million units worldwide to consumers.

Those numbers include the new PS4 Pro and Slim versions of the console, and Sony didn't break down the figure further between the various hardware SKUs. Regardless, the sales reflect sell-through to consumers, and not inventory that's been shipped to retailers and is currently keeping shelves warm.

In addition to the hardware numbers, Sony said that more than 369.6 million games have been sold for the console since launch, between retail and digital, which works out to about seven games per console.

Details Of More Pokémon For Pokémon Go Are Coming Next Week

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Details Of More Pokémon For Pokémon Go Are Coming Next Week

Niantic announced this morning that details about the addition of new Pokémon are coming to Go next week, as well as a partnership with Sprint that creates more PokéStops for everyone.

Details about new Pokémon will release on Monday, December 12. Exactly when and how many Pokémon will be added is unclear. If it's generation 2 in full, it could add 100 new Pokémon to the game. Niantic also says it has more events planned for before the end of the year, as well.

Niantic also announced a partnership with Sprint which will turn 10,500 Sprint, Boost Mobile ,and Sprint at Radioshack stores into PokéStops and Gyms. Those stores will also feature charging stations with Pokémon Go in mind.

User Recreates Over 20 Real-World Roller Coasters In Planet Coaster

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User Recreates Over 20 Real-World Roller Coasters In Planet Coaster

Planet Coaster hasn't even been out for a month yet and users are already creating super impressive works. Take modder Joey Designs for example, who has crafted and uploaded a number of real-world roller coaster recreations to the game's Steam Workshop.

The uploaded coasters include Dollywood's Wild Eagle, Carowinds' Thunder Road, and Six Flags' X2. You can find (and download) all of the coasters here.

Planet Coaster received a score of 8.25. You can read Ben Reeves' review of the game here.