The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, More Now Backwards Compatible On Xbox One

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, More Now Backwards Compatible On Xbox One

Anyone looking to revisit older Elder Scrolls games after finishing the Remastered Edition of Skyrim can now put off digging around for their old consoles for at least one entry.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is now backwards compatible on Xbox One, allowing players to use their Xbox 360 copy on the system. If you need convincing as to why the game is worth going back to, you can read our extensive feature on why we love the game so much.

A few other titles are also making their way to the backwards compatibility list. Medal of Honor: Airbrone, Trine 2, and Astropop are also now playable on Xbox One.

Pokémon Sun and Moon's First Global Mission Starts Today

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Pokémon Sun and Moon's First Global Mission Starts Today

Capitalizing off its impressive sales records, Pokémon Sun and Moon have started a worldwide challenge to catch 100 million of the little monsters. Anyone who has either game can join in the fun, and there's a hefty reward as well.

If the lofty goal of 100 million Pokémon caught is met, then every player who took part will be awarded 1,000 Festival Coins, though even failing will net everyone 100 coins as a consolation prize.

The mission is available until December 13, which should give plenty of time to grab a copy and help out the other Pokémon Trainers.

Nintendo, Universal Theme Parks Designed To Be Fun

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Nintendo, Universal Theme Parks Designed To Be Fun

More than a year ago, Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts announced that the companies were collaborating on building Nintendo-themed attractions at Universal's parks. While they're still not providing much in the way of concrete details, the pair have released a video that broadly speaks to what they're hoping to accomplish. Spoiler alert: They want it to be fun.

In the video below, you can see Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal's Mark Woodbury talking vaguely about their goals. Essentially, the parks – which will be at Universal's Hollywood, Orlando, and Japan locations – will be A) interactive B) fun for all ages and C) will have multiple attractions. 

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Lego Worlds Coming To Consoles

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Lego Worlds Coming To Consoles

Developer Traveller's Tales has announced that its free-form Lego building title Lego Worlds is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One in February.

At that time, the game will also be leaving Steam Early Access on PC, a program it's been in for 18 months.

In a dev letter on the game's Steam Page, the team says that all Early Access players "will be receiving a little something from us on launch day, too."

Reader Discussion – Are You Picking Up Final Fantasy XV?

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Reader Discussion – Are You Picking Up Final Fantasy XV?

Well, gang, it's nearly here. After more than a decade in development, Final Fantasy XV will be released tomorrow. Reviews are already out and our very own Andrew Reiner seemed to like the game quite a bit:

Final Fantasy XV is unlike any RPG or open-world experience I’ve played before. It succeeds and struggles in finding its unique stance, but a few problematic designs don’t hold it back from being a hell of a journey. Just days after playing it, I find myself reflecting on it fondly.

The thoughts of that damn car are recessed and blanketed by Noctis’ journey and some of the stunning moments that unfolded within it. I wasn’t a fan of Final Fantasy XIII’s sequels, but I hope Square returns with another XV or a similarly designed sequel to iron out the rough spots. There’s a solid foundation here that begs to be explored further.

Report: Marvel vs. Capcom 4 Coming Next Year

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Report: Marvel vs. Capcom 4 Coming Next Year

One of the most popular fighting franchises could be returning soon in the form of Marvel vs. Capcom 4, if a new report is accurate. Polygon cites "multiple sources" confirming the game's development and a release timeframe of 2017.

Polygon says its information points to a formal reveal later this week alongside Sony's PlayStation Experience event. 

The last big release in the franchise was 2011's Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (pictured above), but the series has been a favorite among fighting game fans over the years.

Hearthstone's New Expansion Releases This Thursday

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Hearthstone's New Expansion Releases This Thursday

Hearthstone is getting an infusion of new cards and features later this week when Blizzard releases the latest expansion for its strategy card game.

First revealed earlier this month, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is coming out on December 1, according to an announcement on Hearthstone's latest stream

Among its 130+ new cards are tri-class cards, which function in three different class decks.  For more details, check out our hands-on impressions from BlizzCon. 

Hitman November Update Out Now

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Hitman November Update Out Now

Keeping in line with their perpetual updates, Hitman's November Update is out now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It brings some tweaks, a new Elusive Target, and a bevy of bug fixes.

Offline Mode is one of the more substantial changes. Unlocked gear, weapons, starting/pickup locations, Elusive Target rewards, and Challenge Pack unlocks can now be stored for offline use (as opposed to the old requirement of needing a server connection to access those items). However, to get new unlocks, you will need a server connection.

The other aspects of this update revolve around small aesthetic tweaks like changing the background on pause menu screen, adding sound effects when you unlock a challenge, marking off previously-used opportunities, overhauling the statistics page, and other minor but helpful changes.

Forza Horizon 3's Blizzard Mountain Expansion To Feature New Location, New Cars

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Forza Horizon 3's Blizzard Mountain Expansion To Feature New Location, New Cars

Forza Horizon 3's upcoming expansion will be taking players to a wintry driving wonderland.

Blizzard Mountain, due out Dec. 13, features a new campaign set in alpine mountains as well as eight new vehicles (including a new barn find) and new mountain-specific racing events. Players will also be able to rack up another 500 points worth of Gamerscore in the DLC (the full list of new achievements can be found here). The new mountain area includes an extreme sports snow park and frozen lake for players to test their winter driving skills on.

The new vehicles are built for snowy conditions and include:

New Releases This Week: November 28 Through December 4

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New Releases This Week: November 28 Through December 4

After years of waiting, Final Fantasy XV (which was announced a decade ago as Final Fantasy Versus XIII) is finally out this week. While that's certainly the most anticipated title in our immediate future (at least until The Last Guardian comes out next week), this isn't just a week for RPG fans. If you like snowboarding and/or DIY Mario, you'll also find something to enjoy.

Final Fantasy XV (PS4, Xbox One) - November 29The Crew: Calling All Units expansion (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - November 29
Watch Dogs 2 (PC) - November 29
Steins;Gate 0 (Vita) - November 29
The Dwarves (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - December 1
Steep (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - December 2
Super Mario Maker (3DS) - December 2 

We're almost done with the big releases for 2016, but look ahead to next year with our 2017 release list.