Tony Hawk 5 Coming To PS3, Xbox 360 This Week According To Retailers

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Retailers are listing the last-generation version of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 for release this week. Activision has been quiet about the later release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but it seems those waiting for it on those platforms will be able to skate this week.

Sony listed the game as part of its weekly release schedule. GameStop (Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company) has the game listed for a Friday, December 18 release. Amazon suggests it will be out tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15.

We’ve reached out to Activision for clarification. We’ll update should we receive a response. For more, check out our review of the current-generation versions.

[Update] System Shock 3 Announced A Week After Everyone Already Figured It Out

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[Update] System Shock 3 Announced A Week After Everyone Already Figured It Out

Update: As we've known for six days, System Shock 3 is coming, unfortunately it appears that it's going to be a while. The game is currently in the "early concept stages of development."

A few new details have emerged, though. The game is a partnership between Otherside Entertainment, which owns the rights to future games in the franchise, and Night Dive Studios, which recently purchased the System Shock trademark.

Otherside was founded by Paul Neurath, who was a co-founder of System Shock studio Looking Glass Studios is handling development. Terri Brosius, who played the malicious AI Shodan in the first two games, returns. You can hear a clip of her in the role on the updated teaser site.

Work Has Started On The Next Battlefield, Due For Release In 2016

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Work Has Started On The Next Battlefield, Due For Release In 2016

Last week, EA made a huge move to formalize its role in competitive gaming by opening a new division headed by exectuive vice president Peter Moore. In that announcement, CEO Andrew Wilson named Battlefield as one of the properties that would be included.

As EA’s marquee shooter brand, it’s no surprise there’s more coming under that banner. But if you were concerned about EA holding to its commitment of a new title in 2016, DICE development director Dan Vanderlind put a fine point on it last week.

Now that we've shipped Battlefront and a part of the team continues to work on it, I am moving on to another project, the next Battlefield..

Super Mario Galaxy Appears To Be Headed For Wii U Digital Re-Release

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Super Mario Galaxy Appears To Be Headed For Wii U Digital Re-Release

At the start of 2015, Nintendo announced a first wave of Wii titles re-released as native Wii U games. Digital re-releases included Punch-Out, Metroid Prime Trilogy, and Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Starting with Mario’s planet-hopping sequel was a bit odd, but we were glad to see these games get digital re-releases without having to boot into the Wii menu. It seems like the first Galaxy game is now getting the same treatment.

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Create A Holiday Outfit For Witcher 3, Win A Sword

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Create A Holiday Outfit For Witcher 3, Win A Sword

CD Projekt RED, the developer behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is putting out a call for modders to create outfits for the game's cast, and one entry will win a sword.

You can find more details on the contest here. Basically, modders can craft any outfit for any character featured in The Wticher 3, upload it, and they will be entered to win a fancy, one-of-a-kind Witcher sword. The contest has actually been going on since September and doesn't end until January 5, so you have some time to get creating.

The contest is cool, but the real reason we're here is to discuss the image of Geralt above wearing a stylish Santa hat and packing a candy cane as a weapon. He also seems... happy? It's a strange image, but it's one that I am glad now exists in my life.

The Trailer For Independence Day: Resurgence "Is Definitely Bigger Than The Last One"

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The Trailer For Independence Day: Resurgence

Next year marks 20 years since the release of Independence Day, and will also mark the release of the film's sequel, Resurgence. Today, we got our first look at the movie with its first trailer.

Jeff Goldblum returns alongside the aliens who have held a grudge for two decades while humanity borrowed their technology to expand their own military capabilities. You can check out the trailer below.

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Reader Discussion: Do You Miss Arcades?

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Reader Discussion: Do You Miss Arcades?

Arcades are far from being totally gone, but the culture has certainly declined since its prime. Do you miss them?

I have memories of stuffing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade machine full of tokens with my brother until we beat it. The same goes for the Star Wars Arcade Trilogy machine that showed up a few years later. I also remember forcing my college friends to visit a nearby Chuck E. Cheese's with me so we could check out the arcade Mario Kart. I like the idea of the dedicated video game experience that requires a trip, but overall, I don't think I really miss arcades. I like having the best experiences at home where I can spend as much time as I want on them.

What about you? Are you disappointed that playing as Akuma in a Tekken game would require a trip to Japan, or that playing this crazy new Star Wars arcade machine requires a trip in the car? And what about this Batman game that you probably didn't even know existed? Do you miss arcades?

Fated Retribution Trailer Shows Street Fighter's Akuma's Place In The Tekken 7 Storyline

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Tekken 7 has been available in Japanese arcades for some time, but Bandai Namco recently announced a follow-up called Fated Retribution featuring Street Fighter's Akuma as a guest fighter.

The game is more or less an expansion to Tekken 7, which has been a common trend for the arcade Tekken fighters. It will feature new fighters, stages, and customizations.

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Trailer Shows The Post-Apocalyptic Tokyo Of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final

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Atlus has not announced if it is coming to North America yet, but that doesn't mean we can't take a look at the next entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series.

The game takes place in the same universe as Shin Megami Tensei IV and 25 years after the events of a devastating war between angels and demons.

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Clues Point To Sonic Generations Nearly Featuring A Third Dreamcast-Era Sonic

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Generations follows the exploits of two Sonics: modern pre-Boom Sonic and classic Genesis Sonic. It appears, however, that a third Sonic based on his Dreamcast iteration, may have also been considered.

The rumor comes from the latest episode of Did You Know Gaming, which covers Sonic Generations. You can check it out below.

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