PSA: Microsoft's Spring Sale Begins Today With $299 Xbox One

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From today until March 28, Microsoft is launching a sale in celebration of the start of Spring, which drops the Xbox One price to a starting price of $299 immediately at participating retailers.

For all current bundles, the discount lops $50 off the price, such as the 1TB The Division bundle now costing $349. On March 22, a digital Xbox Store sale will begin and continue through the week until the 28th, which will have prices fall by 40% to 60% on several Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. For Xbox Gold members, the price drops a further 10%.

View the full details of the sale on the official Xbox website. For more on Microsoft, check out how Sony responded to Xbox's hopes for cross-platform play, and read about Microsoft's plans for extending digital sharing options.

Rare Reveals Five Fun Facts About The Making Of Banjo-Kazooie

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Rare Reveals Five Fun Facts About The Making Of Banjo-Kazooie

As part of their Rare Revealed series, Rare released a new video about the making of the 1998 platformer Banjo-Kazooie.

The video sheds light on various topics, such as the developer's inside jokes that transcended into the game, their musical inspirations from Star Wars, and how they reworked ideas into Banjo-Kazooie from their cancelled game Dream. Also, there's some silly British humor you don't want to miss out on, like references to the somewhat inappropriate, adult jokes that snuck into the series.

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Marvel Heroes 2016 Offering Free Netflix-Inspired Daredevil Character, Along With Events and Costume Pack

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Marvel Heroes 2016 Offering Free Netflix-Inspired Daredevil Character, Along With Events and Costume Pack

The second season of Marvel's Daredevil is out on Netflix, and if you need more Matt Murdock in your life, the MMO Marvel Heroes has got you covered.

In celebration of this new season, Marvel Heroes is giving a free playable Daredevil character inspired from the Netflix series to players who log in at any time this weekend. Along with the free update, Marvel Heroes has released a Netflix-inspired Daredevil costume pack for $34.99 with a pre-order for Elektra, a 25% off sale on Daredevil and Punisher costumes, and a bunch of events, including bonus experience points, new achievements, and a tournament. You can find out all the details here on their official website. Below you can browse the costumes available in the new costume pack.

For more on Marvel Heroes, you can read how David Brevik stepped down as CEO and watch the launch trailer of the game here.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice To Arrive Later This Year

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Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice To Arrive Later This Year

Sega announced today at its SXSW panel that the 3DS game Sonic Boom: Fire And Ice is expected to release later this year.

The game was announced originally in 2015, but was later delayed and put off until 2016 to continue polishing the title. 2015 saw the release of two Sonic Boom games, including Wii U's Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, and the 3DS instalment Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Neither were terribly great by critics' standards, with our review giving Rise of Lyric a 4.0, but Sega seems to believe in its series enough to keep it running.

Fire and Ice is arriving September 27 on Nintendo 3DS. You can view a previous preview of the game here

GDC 2016 Virtual Reality News And Previews Round-Up

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GDC 2016 Virtual Reality News And Previews Round-Up

Last week's Game Developers Conference had a huge focus on virtual reality, with headsets HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR taking center stage. Some of the big news stories included the PlayStation VR's price reveal of $399 and the several different launch line-ups for each headset. Here is a round-up of all the news and previews related to VR that we uncovered during GDC this year.

Ubisoft: Ubisoft Brings Classic Party Game Werewolf To VR With Spectacular Results

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PSA: Take Advantage Of PSN's Flash Sale This Weekend

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PlayStation Network is offering a flash sale in celebration of Spring for this weekend only, with discounts on select games and movies.

Games such as Namco Bandcai's Ride (now $9.99), Thief Digital Bundle ($2.99), and Alice: Madness Returns Ultimate Edition ($1.99) have all received significant price drops. Discounted movies include films such as Terminator Salvation ($6.99 for standard definition, $8.99 for HD) and Inception (same price drop as Terminator).

You can view the full list of dropped prices on games and movies here. The sale ends on Monday, March 21, so there's only a short window of time to take advantage of these discounts.

Virtual Reality On Rollercoasters Will Either Be Nauseating Or Amazing

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Virtual Reality On Rollercoasters Will Either Be Nauseating Or Amazing

Six Flags announced that they're planning on bringing virtual reality to some of their roller coasters, thanks to a partnership with Samsung Gear VR and the Oculus Rift.

Virtual reality is the gaming industry's biggest buzzword lately, but that doesn't mean it's exclusive to games. The video below showcases just what it'll be like to ride a roller coaster that's movements are synchronized to a VR headset. 

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Unboxing The Newest Sora (Halloween Town) Kingdom Hearts Figure By Play Arts

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Unboxing The Newest Sora (Halloween Town) Kingdom Hearts Figure By Play Arts

Two Kingdom Hearts figures are releasing at the end of month, most notably a new Halloween Town version of Sora from Kingdom Hearts II. We unbox it to see it in action.

As a big Kingdom Hearts fan, I owned a previous Halloween Town iteration of Sora, so I thought it'd be fun to compare the two in the video below. Watch Kyle Hilliard and I size it up to other Play Arts figures, look at the different keyblades, and play around with the new Sora figure. 

For those wondering, the dimensions are appropriately W 4” x D 3” x H 8.3, and this adorable collectible releases on March 28.

Firewatch Sells 500,000 Copies In First Month Since Launch

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Firewatch Sells 500,000 Copies In First Month Since Launch

Since its release on February 9, Firewatch has sold approximately 500,000 digital copies.

Campo Santo has previously noted that the game highly exceeded their sales expectations, and now we get to see the numbers. The details of the sales can be found on publisher Panic Inc's blog, which tells the story of Firewatch's success in a retrospective article. Panic was also responsible for printing real-life prints of digital photos fans took in-game. So far, fans have uploaded approximately 214,802 in-game photos to Panic's server, and over 1,000 sets have been shipped. The blog post also offers some fantastic fan art, along with a round-up of game critic reviews and Panic's own reflections on the journey thus far.

Panic ended the post with a thank you to Campo Santo, saying, "Our sincere thanks to everyone at Campo Santo for everything. Sean, Jake, Jane, Chris, Olly, Ben, James, Patrick, Nels, Gabe, Will, and I guess even Paolo — it was a pleasure getting to know you, and making something with you."

Joe Rogan Is A Hidden Unlockable Character In The UFC 2 Update

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Joe Rogan Is A Hidden Unlockable Character In The UFC 2 Update

UFC commentator and comedian Joe Rogan is secretly added to the roster in UFC 2's recent update, and you can unlock him if you input the Konami code.

Earlier this week, EA Sports detailed its UFC 2 update on its website, revealing three new fighters being added to the roster: Sage Northcutt, Jessica Aguilar, and a mystery fighter, which is now revealed to be Joe Rogan. You can unlock Rogan by using the Konami code, which is put in as Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, O, X, Options on PlayStation 4, and Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Menu on Xbox One.

If you're wondering, yes, Rogan comments on what's happening while he fights, which should prove to be entertaining. You can read more about UFC 2 in our review by heading here. The game is currently available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.