Microsoft And Ubisoft Team Up For Xbox One Division Bundle

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The Division is one of the most anticipated games of the Spring, and you might be considering which of the three platforms to play it on. If you’ve not upgraded to a current-generation console, Microsoft and Ubisoft have something for you to consider.

A new bundle featuring The Division was announced today. The 1TB black Xbox One is a standard deco version that comes with the game.

If you pre-order the $399 bundle, you’ll get guaranteed access to the beta running at the end of this month. It ships out alongside the game (also releasing on PS4 and PC) on March 8.

Square Enix Celebrates David Bowie’s Life With Free Omikron: The Nomad Soul

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Square Enix Celebrates David Bowie’s Life With Free Omikron: The Nomad Soul

Yesterday, we shared with you David Cage’s touching story of how he came to work with David Bowie on Omikron: The Nomad Soul. If you haven’t yet played it, now is your best opportunity.

Square Enix has announced that for a limited time it will be giving away the game via its storefront. It costs $9.99 regularly, but by entering the code “Omikron” at checkout, you can get it gratis.

It comes in the form of a Steam key, so you'll need an account with Valve's service. If you want to see us put it through its paces, we featured the game on Replay in 2013.

Pokkén Tournament Lands In March, First Run Copies Come With Shadow Mewtwo Amiibo Card

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Pokkén Tournament Lands In March, First Run Copies Come With Shadow Mewtwo Amiibo Card

Pokkén Tournament has a release date in North America. Nintendo has announced that the game will drop in March for Wii U.

The Bandai Namco-developed Pokémon fighting game was released in Japanese arcades last year. First run copies of the home version will come with an Amiibo card featuring Shadow Mewtwo. Tapping the card on the gamepad unlocks the character for use immediately.

We’ve inquired with Nintendo if the Mewtwo card can substitute for an Amiibo figure in Smash Bros. We’ll update should we receive a response.

Reminder: Today Is Your Last Day For Two Xbox Live Games With Gold Titles

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Reminder: Today Is Your Last Day For Two Xbox Live Games With Gold Titles

It’s January 15, which means that two games are about to rotate off the Games with Gold service. If you haven’t locked in your downloads, take a moment to get that done.

Leaving the service tomorrow are Thief for Xbox One and DiRT Showdown for Xbox 360. Rotating in are Zheroes for Xbox One (available early as a free-with-membership download) and Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Xbox 360 (note that this is the original release and not the director’s cut).

You still have time to pick up Killer Instinct Ultra Edition, this month’s other new Xbox One game. It will remain on the service through January 31. 

The Division Beta Begins At The End Of January

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The Division Beta Begins At The End Of January

Eager to dive into Ubisoft’s long-awaited The Division? You won’t have to wait long to put the game through its paces, as dates for a closed beta have been announced.

For those playing on Xbox One, you’ll kick things off on January 28. A day later, PlayStation 4 and PC players can begin their trek into post-viral New York City.

The beta closes for everyone on January 31, giving you a month to mull over your thoughts before it launches on March 8. If you’re interested in participating in the test period this month, you’ll need a code. 

Impressive Fallout 4 Cosplay Nails Nick Valentine's Look

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Nick Valentine was one of the most intriguing companions from Fallout 4, so we can't blame fans for wanting to dress up like him, but we didn't expect it to look this good.

Don't let your jaw hit the ground while looking at this Nick Valentine cosplay from Arcanum Order. Need to know why we love Nick Valentine so much? Read Tim Turi's appropriately titled Why We Love Fallout 4's Nick Valentine. Check out some extra shots below.

PS2 RPG Dark Cloud 2 Levels Up To PS4

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PS2 RPG Dark Cloud 2 Levels Up To PS4

Fans of Level-5’s beloved cell-shaded RPG can look forward to playing the game again on PS4. And they only have to look forward to next week.

During a recent PlayStation Blogcast, the team running the PlayStation Blog talked about their favorite games of 2015. They also revealed that Dark Cloud 2 would be available on PS4 via PS2 online emulation starting January 19.

In Dark Cloud 2, a couple of time-warped kids battle their way through a series of procedurally-generated dungeons in order to stop an evil emperor from ruining the world in the past. Instead of leveling up in the traditional sense, players leveled-up their weapons, which allow them to take down greater foes.

NPD: PlayStation Wins December 2015

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In advance of the NPD report for December, Sony has announced a duo of successes to close out 2015. The company says hardware and software both performed well during the holiday.

PlayStation 4 was the top-selling console in the United States in December and for 2015 on the whole. Sony also says that it had the strongest third-party software sales in the United States at retail for the 12-month period.

Sony reiterated impressive holiday sales statistics. The company sold through 5.7 million PlayStation 4 consoles during the holiday, bringing the total number of units sold worldwide to 35 million.

Nintendo Kicks Of Winter Warm Up eShop Sale

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If you’ve been looking to add to your backlog in this relatively slow month, Nintendo has a number of games on sale. While the theme isn’t immediately clear, each of the games is considered to be “Awesome Action,” at least in Nintendo’s eyes.

This portion of the three-week sale runs from today through January 21 at 8:59 a.m. Pacific / 11:59 a.m. Eastern. Throughout the sale, you can save up to 30 percent on included games. 

Here are this week’s offerings: