PlayStation Experience To Hold Invitational Call Of Duty Tournament

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PlayStation Experience To Hold Invitational Call Of Duty Tournament

This year's PlayStation Experience should be home to a number of announcements and looks at upcoming Sony games, but it's also growing into something a bit larger.

The PlayStation Experience will host the first invitational LAN tournament for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to coincide with a number of announcements regarding the next year of the Call of Duty World League. The eight-team tournament invitees are:

In addition to the tournament, the World League team will make a number of announcements regarding "season structure, game updates, and key events."

The Rock's Rampage Movie Coming In April 2018

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's upcoming movie based on the Rampage games has a release date. According to Warner Bros., the movie will be hitting theaters on April 20, 2018.

In case you just went, "Wait, what?!" you should check out our earlier story on the project. In short, they're making a movie based on that old arcade game, which starred a trio of supersized monsters. 

We'll have to reserve judgment until we get the answers to two important questions:

NPD: Xbox One Remains Top-Selling Console For Fourth Month In A Row

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NPD: Xbox One Remains Top-Selling Console For Fourth Month In A Row

According to Microsoft, this month's NPD reports that the Xbox One was the best-selling console for the month of October in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia. This is the fourth month in a row that it has beaten the PlayStation 4 in the U.S. and the second month in a row that it has beaten its rival console from Sony in both the U.K. and Australia.

Though the full NPD numbers aren't released yet, Microsoft has released a statement claiming the highest numbers for this month. The statement cites new game launches like Gears of War 4 and Battlefield 1 as contributing factors to the sales, as well as exceptionally strong Xbox Live numbers. Microsoft is reporting that the number of multiplayer gamers on Xbox Live has increased 52 percent over last year. Microsoft also says that Gears of War 4 was the highest-selling platform-exclusive title in the U.S. and U.K. last month, while Forza Horizon 3 has become the best-selling and highest-rated racing game of 2016.

Our TakeAfter a slow start for the Xbox One when compared to PlayStation 4, Microsoft is on fire lately. The strong catalog of exclusive titles like the aforementioned Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3 undoubtedly helped, but it will be interesting to see how the release of the PlayStation 4 Pro affects Microsoft's current streak of coming out on top when the final report for the month of October hits.

Join The Game Informer Xbox One Club

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Join The Game Informer Xbox One Club

With the public release of the Xbox One holiday update out, Xbox Live clubs are now available for everyone to join. If you're looking for a club to connect with, consider joining the official Game Informer club.

To join, you can either head to the Xbox website on your computer and join through the Game Informer club page, or go on your Xbox One and search for Game Informer on the community page.

New Rogue One Trailer Gives Us Our Best Look At The Story Yet

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New Rogue One Trailer Gives Us Our Best Look At The Story Yet

The newest Rogue One: A Star Wars Story international trailer makes December 16 seem a lot further away.

This latest peek gives us more story tidbits while showing a decent amount of the environments, characters, and the Death Star. There's even a good – but brief – look at Darth Vader himself.

For more on Rogue One, check out the previous trailer here.

Miitomo Update Adds Sidekicks, Posters, Private Messaging

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Miitomo Update Adds Sidekicks, Posters, Private Messaging

Nintendo has released a big update for Miitomo today, which adds features to the Mii-centered social media app. Users will be able to send private messages to friends, create up to 100 "sidekick" Miis, and share outfits, among other new features.

Here's the full list of features introduced by the Miitomo update, per Nintendo's press release:

Miitomo is available on iOS and Android. You can read editor Jeff Cork's impressions of it here.

Ask Editor Joe Juba Anything About Mass Effect Andromeda

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Ask Editor Joe Juba Anything About Mass Effect Andromeda

Our senior reviews editor Joe Juba is currently doing a Mass Effect Andromeda "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) on Reddit. Joe has been at the magazine for 13 years and recently traveled to BioWare to write our cover story for Mass Effect Andromeda. 

While he likely won't have all the answers since he's limited to what he saw on the trip, he will be doing his best to keep up with the avalanche of questions and answer them as fully as he can. He is currently fielding questions from the Mass Effect community on Reddit. If you'd like to ask him a question for yourself, you can head to his AMA thread.

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles And Rhythm Heaven Fever Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

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Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles And Rhythm Heaven Fever Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

While Mega Man X3 may be hitting the 3DS Virtual Console today, the Wii U is also getting a few throwback games as well. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Rhythm Heaven Fever are both coming to the Wii U Virtual Console today.

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is an on-rails shooter that originally came out on the Wii in 2007. Rhythm Heaven Fever is a rhythm minigame collection that came out for the Wii in North America in 2012, which Game Informer enjoyed  quite a bit.

Both titles are priced at $19.99 on the Wii U eShop.

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Joins Funko's Pop Vinyl Line

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The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Joins Funko's Pop Vinyl Line

In the coming months, Funko is releasing a new line of Pop! Games vinyl figures based on The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. Along with Geralt, the line consists of Yennefer, Ciri, Triss, and Eredin. The Pop! Games brand has expanded rapidly recently, adding figures from Overwatch, Fallout 4, Five Nights at Freddy's, and Dishonored 2.

For people trying to collect all of Funko's releases, this line is numbered from 149-153. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt may seem like an older game, but it's still one of the most talked about titles of 2016, thanks in part to the excellent Blood and Wine expansion, which Kimberley Wallace rated a 9.25 out of 10, and said it's an "adrenaline rush, reminding me of the intense pacing of Wild Hunt's final act. It also has plenty nods to Geralt and his friends that longtime fans are sure to enjoy. You never know when a past character may make an appearance or be mentioned. The world has so much depth and excitement; Blood and Wine is a great way to spend your last days as Geralt."