The Force Awakens In Disney Infinity 3.0 Next Month

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The Force Awakens In Disney Infinity 3.0 Next Month

With Star Wars: Episode VII set to conquer theaters on December 18, December may as well be renamed "Star Wars Month." Not only are fans getting a new film, but that same day also features the release of the Force Awakens Play Set for Disney Infinity 3.0.

The expansion features story and mission content based on the upcoming flick, and the figurines of playable characters Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and Kylo Ren are available now for pre-order. Check out the Disney-fied incarnations of Star Wars' newest heroes and villains in the trailer below. For more, check out our Disney Infinity 3.0 review.

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Rainbow Six Siege Open Beta Delayed

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Rainbow Six Siege Open Beta Delayed

Ubisoft has delayed the open beta period of Rainbow Six Siege due to technical reasons. The open beta was scheduled to start today in advance of the game's December 1 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Here's the post from the game's community manager:

We're currently seeing issues with matchmaking times and disconnection on all platforms. As such we're postponing the Open Beta until a later time and keeping the game under Closed Beta status. We apologize for the delay and can assure you this is our top priority. We will keep everyone updated regularly as we continue to deploy improvements.

PlayStation Plus In December Serves Up Kings And Blood Dragons

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PlayStation Plus In December Serves Up Kings And Blood Dragons

Sony has announced the six PlayStation Plus titles hitting the service in December. You’ve still got through Monday to lock in November’s titles, but you might want to do that before the turkey makes you forget.

Here’s what you can look forward to on the three platforms:

PlayStation 4

Techland Increases Price Of Dying Light Season Pass As The Following Expansion Grows

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If you’re interested in more Dying Light, you’re going to want to jump on the season pass in the next two weeks. Techland has announced that the $19.99 bundle is increasing in price by 50 percent.

The company says that the upcoming The Following expansion has grown significantly since its inception, leading to a standalone price point of $19.99 (up from $14.99). The developer suggests that it could exist as a standalone game, but will release it as DLC to avoid a further delay.

The price of the season pass increases to $29.99 beginning December 8. Those who already purchased it are unaffected and will still receive The Following as part of that bundle as promised. 

This War Of Mine Getting The Tabletop Board Game Treatment

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This War of Mine is getting a board game adaptation and its creators are calling it an, "instant-play game, with no need to read the manual before starting the adventure."

The game is being made in collaboration with the original video game's developer, 11 Bit Studios, and designers Michal Oracz and Jakub Wisniewski. Oracz has plenty of board game credits to their name, and Wisniewski worked on the recent Dying Light. As mentioned above, the goal for the game is to require reading the directions unnecessary, broaden the original game’s universe, and focus on human interactions and group decision-making.

The game is planned for release in 2016. You can read our review of the This War of Min video game by heading here.

Sony Announces Lifetime PS4 Sales Have Reached 30.2 Million

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Sony Announces Lifetime PS4 Sales Have Reached 30.2 Million

In late October, Sony announced via its quarterly earnings report that it had shipped 29.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles to retail (as of September 30). Today, the company shares that it has hit a milestone with 30.2 million units sold to customers.

This statistic pulls together sales through November 21 or 22, depending on region, making it accurate within a few days. Sony continues to truck on, despite a weak first-party holiday lineup.

While PlayStation 4 remains in the lead worldwide, Microsoft made a statement in October with Halo 5. The latest title in the $5 billion franchise motivated sales in October, giving Xbox One the edge over PS4 in October in the United States.

Civil War Comes To The Marvel Universe In First Teaser Trailer

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Civil War Comes To The Marvel Universe In First Teaser Trailer

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been on a path of construction. The company has assembled the greatest superhero arc ever to grace cinema. Next May, it all gets torn to pieces.

The next Captain America film riffs on one of the most important storylines in Marvel Comics history: Civil War. It’s hero versus hero, with a reformed Bucky Barnes (The Winter Soldier) at the heart of the dispute.

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Reader Discussion: Do You Already Know Your Game Of The Year?

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Reader Discussion: Do You Already Know Your Game Of The Year?

We're not done with 2015 yet, but maybe you've already played your favorite game. Is there anything you're waiting on before you make your decision?

Some of the big unknowns are Just Cause 3 and Xenoblade Chronicles X, but there are likely plenty of games you haven't had a chance to play considering how many great games came out this year. Do you know your GOTY 2015? Or do you still have a few more games that need your attention?

Star Wars Battlefront Mod Brings Ultra-Realism To A Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Star Wars Battlefront Mod Brings Ultra-Realism To A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Thanks to a Toddyhancer graphics mod, Star Wars Battlefront is receiving an extra level of realism.

Toddyhancer creator Martin Bergman, formerly a QA and localization tester at Activision (according to his LinkedIn), is still developing the mod, but plans to release it for public use. Bergman is also behind the Grand Theft Auto V photorealism mod.

Bergman states that the mod currently begins to falter at the 30-40 frames per second mark, though. Battlefront currently runs at 60 frames per second on consoles and PC.

3D-Printed Spartans Report To Duty

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3D-Printed Spartans Report To Duty

Halo fans can now immortalize their personal Spartans as 3D-printed figures. 3D printing technology companies Sandboxr and 3D Systems have teamed up with Halo developer 343 Industries and launched a Halo 5: Guardians figure customization service today.

Starting at $29.99, players can customize a Spartan to print, using either your in-game character or one created through the official Halo website. Options include customizable armor, helmets, colors, weapons, along with different poses and size options.

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