First English Gameplay Of Persona 5 Will Be Streamed Next Week

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First English Gameplay Of Persona 5 Will Be Streamed Next Week

Although the game is already out in Japan, Persona 5 is still a few months away from release in the West. And though the game's English voice cast has been revealed, we still don't know what the Western version of the game will look (and more importantly, sound) like.

To fix that, Atlus will be streaming the English version of the game for the first time next Wednesday, November 16, at 2pm Central Time, on its Twtich channel. No details about how long the stream will be were given, though the name of the stream, "Let Us Start the Game," implies Atlus will be playing the game from the beginning.

[Source: Atlus on Twitter]

PSA: You Can Get Gone Home For Free This Weekend

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Gone Home is a deeply impactful, powerful game (you can read our review of it here). It's intensely personal and swaps intricate systems for an emotional kick.

If you haven't played it before, developer Fullbright is offering the game for free this weekend on its Itch.io page. Should you so choose, you can still pay for the game. During this free period, all proceeds from the game will be donated to Lambda Legal, a legal organization advocating for the rights of the LGBT community.

For more on Gone Home, you can watch us play through the game with Fullbright's Steve Gaynor and Karla Zimonja.

What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash. Bros., Dota 2, And Catherine

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After the incredibly Blizzcon weekend and before the Capcom Cup, you wouldn't think there'd be much to watch. But you'd be wrong! Between competitive mainstays and a couple of oddities, there's more than enough gaming to watch this weekend.

The last stop on the Capcom Pro Tour before the finals in December isn't until next week, but that doesn't mean there isn't something to watch. You can catch hours of Smash action by watching Smash The Record 2016, which will feature both a Super Smash Bros. Melee (Stream / Schedule), Super Smash Bros. For Wii U (Stream) and speedrunning (Steam / Schedule) events.

You can also catch something a bit different this week: a special high-stakes Catherine (yes, that Catherine) tournament with a $5,000 prize pool (Stream / Event will begin at 4pm Central Time).

Weekend Warrior – Shooting Stuff With Friends

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Weekend Warrior – Shooting Stuff With Friends

Everyone at GI seems to have two games on their mind: Overwatch and Dishonored 2.  So whether it's toppling aristocrats or moving the payload, everyone is looking to have a quiet weekend inside. What are you playing to battle the winter blues? Let us know in the comments!

Jeff Cork (@gijeff) – I'll be spending the majority of my gaming weekend putting a little cursor over bad guys and pressing buttons. I'm hoping to wrap up Titanfall 2's campaign, and then I'm rolling right over to the new Call of Duty and Dishonored 2. And, of course, I can't forget Overwatch. I have to enjoy the pre-Sombra world while we still can; things aren't going to be the same once she joins the roster.

Javy Gwaltney (@Hurdyiv) – I'm going to drown myself in Dishonored 2, Infinite Warfare, and Cowboy Bebop. Like an adult.

See What's On The Inside Of A PS4 Pro

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See What's On The Inside Of A PS4 Pro

The PS4 Pro launched this week, and if you picked one up, you probably haven't taken it apart screw by screw to see what's on the inside. We don't recommend you do that, but if you're curious, the PlayStation Blog posted a video today letting you see what's on the inside. 

You can watch mechanical director Keiichi Aoki take apart the machine, explaining more about Sony's most powerful console to date, in the video below. It shows you everything from how to change out the hard disc to what makes the PS4 Pro's buttons light up. 

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Idea Factory Announces Three New Games For 2017

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Idea Factory Announces Three New Games For 2017

Japanese developer Idea Factory has announced three new PlayStation games set for release in 2017. Two will hit the PS Vita, while the other launches on the PS4.

For the PlayStation 4, Dark Rose Valkyrie puts players in the role of the leader of ACID, a covert military group. The game blends action/RPG combat with a visual novel-style narrative centered on a deadly virus threatening the country. You can watch the official trailer (which shows the Japanese version of the game) below. The game is set to launch this spring.

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Reader Discussion – Did You Pick Up The NES Classic Edition Today?

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Reader Discussion – Did You Pick Up The NES Classic Edition Today?

Never underestimate the power of nostalgia. Today Nintendo launched its NES Classic Edition. The compact, plug-and-play console includes 30 classic games and costs $60. We had a few issues with it, but can't deny the appeal of revisiting the console's glory days. You can read more in our review here.

Nostalgia seems to be driving people to pick up the cute, smaller console, but we've also seem a fair share of people struggling to get their hands on it with it selling out quickly. Amazon held a first-come-first serve policy that started earlier today and sold out. Retailer websites, such as Best Buy, GameStop [Disclosure: GameStop owns Game Informer], and Target are also listing the console as out of stock, and people who obtained one are rushing to eBay to sell them for huge profits (many are listed anywhere from $300 - $1,000).

Naturally, people took to social media to show their disappointment:

Here's What You Hear When You Call Nintendo's Old Tips Hotline This Weekend

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Here's What You Hear When You Call Nintendo's Old Tips Hotline This Weekend

Starting today, and going until Sunday night, Nintendo has re-opened its old Power Line – a service players could call for game tips (for a fee) at the height of the Nintendo's popularity.

Calling won't put you in touch with an actual human prepared to walk you through The Legend of Zelda. For the most part, it's just a pre-recorded ad promoting the NES Classic Edition (here's our review), but there are a few interesting tips, as well as trivia about the old hotline. The recordings are from three gameplay counselors who worked on the hotline offering a tip for The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., and Metroid. They each share a quick story about their time working on the hotline before offering their tip. Mark Doyle, who offers a tip for Metroid, tells a story about Star Tropics, which came with a letter setting up the game's plot. That letter also needed to be dipped in water to reveal a secret code necessary for progression, but since most people rented the game and it did not include the letter, Doyle said he would usually just tell people the code before they could even finish saying, "I'm playing Star Tropics."

You can hear the full recording below, or call (425) 885-7529 to hear it yourself.

Dishonored 2 PC Patch On The Way To Improve Framerates And More

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Dishonored 2 PC Patch On The Way To Improve Framerates And More

Dishonored 2 is finally here, but PC players noticed a more than a few issues yesterday when those who pre-ordered received a day of early access. Bethesda heard the complaints and released a statement today apologizing and confirming that a patch is on the way.

In the statement on its website reads:

"With the feedback our support group has received, we are preparing a patch intended to provide improvements to allow for more consistent framerates on affected systems and provide an update to the mouse code for smoother input."

The Last Of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4 Get PS4 Pro Support

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The Last Of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4 Get PS4 Pro Support

Two of Naughty Dog's most acclaimed games just got a whole lot prettier on the PlayStation 4 Pro. Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us Remastered are getting a day-one patch that adds graphical improvements. Both games will support HDR, which should give more brightness to the vibrant colors in these games.

The most impressive upgrade is The Last of Us, which allows you to play at 30 frames per second at 2160p or at 60 for 1800p. Either of these will be downgraded to 1080p according to your TV, but should still look fairly amazing.

Uncharted 4 doesn't get quite the same upgrade, but it's nothing to sneeze at. The story mode can be played at 1440p and the multiplayer can finally be played at 1080p.