Denny's – Yeah The Food Chain – Is A Fan Of Firewatch

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One of the "great" American diners proves that it has mastered the pun.

Denny's is apparently aiming to appeal to more gamers, because the company just posted the oddest reference to Firewatch on it's blog. We can't really blame them, because Campo Santo's new adventure game is fairly charming. Also, if you like things that are designed to look like other things, check out this mod of GTA V that's designed to look like The Last of Us.

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This Is What Happens When Mario And Yoshi Swap Places

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Sure, you think you've been treating Yoshi pretty well, but we bet you've actually been taking him for granted for a long time. This is what happens when Yoshi and Mario play Trading Places.

Dorkly put together this silly video of Mario and Yoshi taking a page out of the The Prince and the Pauper. On a semi-related note, check out our ranked list of ever Mario title to date.

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New NHL 16 Update Adds Dangler Class To EASHL And New Gameplay Tweaks

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A new NHL 16 update is set to make some changes to the game. This month brings more flexibility for EASHL players.

One of the biggest is the addition of the dangler class to EASHL, giving players another position to test out. Before you either depended on your playmaker for fancy passes or your sniper to hit the back of the net for scoring, so it will be interesting to see what the dangler brings to the table, which I'm guessing is some special moves to deke the goalie out of position. 

As for the general gameplay tweaks, expect more player separation, more variation in goaltender abilities (more differences between weak and strong), increased referee strictness, increased poke check success, and more. In addition, some Winter Classic and third jerseys will also be available.

NPD: Blops III And PlayStation 4 Still Topping The Sales Charts In January

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Not much has changed since last month with the front runners still holding strong in sales.

Sony is in great shape with the PlayStation 4 still being at the top of the charts for both platform and software sales. Sony issued the following statement, "Thanks to our fans and partners for making PlayStation 4 the top-selling platform and software sales leader in January, according to NPD. PS4 also saw impressive year-over-year growth in both hardware and software sales. We appreciate the support and will continue to deliver on our promise to bring the best entertainment experiences to gamers."

Microsoft also has reason to celebrate with the Xbox One's own victories and are hoping the upcoming line-up builds even more excitement for the console. " In January, the total number of hours spent gaming in one month on Xbox One worldwide surpassed 1 billion hours. Looking ahead to this spring, fans can enjoy more great games with the upcoming releases of ‘Quantum Break,’ ‘Rocket League’ and ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division.’ We can’t thank our fans enough for their continued support and passion for Xbox, and we’re looking forward to bringing more of the games and experiences our fans want most in 2016," says corporate vice president of Xbox Marketing Mike Nichols. 

Significant Light Increases, New Gear, And New PvE Challenges Coming To Destiny

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Bungie is hard at work on an upcoming expansion slated for later this year and a full sequel set for 2017, but it also shared some new content and changes coming to Destiny soon.

In Bungie's weekly update, it revealed what's in store for its larger spring update. Players can expect a significant Light increase, new gear, and some new challenges for PvE players. Bungie didn't go into specifics, but said to stay tuned because more will be revealed in the coming weeks for the spring update. This update is separate from another major expansion that coming later in 2016. 

The update also discussed some of the Crimson Days event, which will be able until February 16 at 1:00 a.m. PST. Crimson Days bounties take the place of the Weekly Crucible ones, with the Weekly Crucible bounties returning once the event ends. Crimson candy is also available during the event, but will turn into rotten candy once it is over. For more details, you can visit the Crimson Days Guided Support page.

Next Hearthstone Expansion Due Spring 2016

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The meta is going to shift again before you know it. Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime has put an expiration date on your “unbeatable” deck.

Speaking on Activision Blizzard’s year-end earnings call today, Morhaime spoke briefly about what’s coming for the popular free-to-play card game. While he wouldn’t speak about specific timing or lay out the plans for the year, we do know that the next expansion will arrive this spring.

The most recent adventure, League of Explorers, was released in November. It includes 45 cards. Whether the next add-on will be a single-player adventure or a card expansion remains to be revealed.

Activision Blizzard Lays Out 2016 Release Plans

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In addition to a new Destiny expansion dropping at some point in 2016, Activision Blizzard laid out a number of key releases for the year. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty and Skylanders are getting new installments this year.

Call of Duty will be handled by Infinity Ward. No specifics beyond that were announced, and it’s not yet known if the Ghosts branch will be abandoned or expanded.

Skylanders will be getting a new edition this year. Toys for Bob, the studio that pioneered the franchise and genre, is at the helm.

Activision Digital Revenue Now 53 Percent Of Total, Skylanders And Guitar Hero Underperform

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Activision has reported its full-year earnings for 2015. The company posted a slight increase in sales, with growth in operating income and net income, also.

Revenues totaled $4.6 billion, up from $4.4 billion in calendar 2014. Of that, 47.5 percent was attributable to subscriptions (including World of Warcraft), licensing (Skylanders fruit snacks, Call of Duty t-shirts, etc.), and other revenue.

Operating income rose from $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion. Net income grew from $835 million to $892 million.

'Large New' Destiny Expansion In 2016, Full Sequel In 2017

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Destiny fans have some more information about their favorite game today. Activision has shared some loose details about what’s coming, including a true add-on slated for this year.

According to the company’s earnings statement, Bungie might be reversing course on its move away from major DLC. The press release for the full calendar year 2015 also indicates that the next game in the series won’t be coming this calendar year.

“Activision Publishing, along with its partners at Bungie, expects to bring a large new expansion to Destiny in 2016 and to release a full game sequel in 2017,” the release says.

Reader Discussion: What Do You Think About Ubisoft’s Plans For This Year?

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As we reported, Ubisoft shed light on its plans for the coming fiscal year, reevaluating Assassin's Creed and letting some other franchises take the spotlight.

Ubisoft is looking at the Assassin's Creed franchise and trying to figure out the best way to handle it going forward. The franchise, which has been annualized, is taking a year off to do so. In its earnings report, it also announced its release plans for April 1 2016 through March 31 2017. This includes returning franchises such as South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Ghost Recon: Wildlands,  and a new Watch Dogs game. New IP For Honor is also set to release along with “a new high-potential AAA brand with strong digital live services.”

We're curious what you think of this line-up and if you think a year off is enough to get the Assassin's Creed series back in shape. Do you even want another Watch Dogs game? What has you concerned and what has you optimistic about Ubisoft's decisions for the coming year? Let us know in the comments below!