Loot Crate Holiday Lineup Packs Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Call Of Duty Booty

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Loot Crate Holiday Lineup Packs Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Call Of Duty Booty

Loot Crate, the monthly geek and gamer gear subscription club, unveiled its latest premium crate themes today. The limited edition mystery boxes will contain four to seven collectibles, apparel, gadgets, art, or other products from Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Call of Duty.

Here are the prices and sale dates for the three brand-themed boxes:

In the past, Loot Crate has partnered with companies as diverse as Bethesda, Bioware, Disney, and Nintendo. Along with its limited edition crates (which non-subscribers can also purchase), the club plans to introduce monthly anime loot and pet loot subscription lines.

Here Are All Of The Currently Available Guitar Hero Live Tracks

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Here Are All Of The Currently Available Guitar Hero Live Tracks

Unlike its competition in the music game world, Guitar Hero Live has completely abandoned the traditional notion of DLC. Instead of selling gamers new music, Activision and Freestyle Games will be adding it to the streaming Guitar Hero Live service.

That means you’re likely going to want to know what’s available to play on the disc and via Guitar Hero TV. That’s where we come in.

We’ll be updating this list of tracks as more music is added. For now, you have more than 240 tracks to get you started and our review if you want to know what we think of the game.

New Fallout 4 Mod Lets You Know Just What You're Saying

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New Fallout 4 Mod Lets You Know Just What You're Saying

Fallout 4’s new dialogue system has some players frustrated, with certain prompts leading to comments some may not have anticipated making. A pair of modders has released a new interface mod, bringing back Fallout 3's full dialogue options.

A collaboration between Nexus Mods forum users Shadwar and Cirosan, the mod effectively replaces the Fallout 4’s brief dialogue prompts with the full text each option results in. Fallout 3 previously implemented a full dialogue interface, allowing players to know exactly what they were saying prior to picking an option. Fallout 4 discarded this system for a dialogue prompt mechanic similar to the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or the Mass Effect trilogy. 

The mod also groups dialogue options in sequential order from top to bottom, letting players use number keys to make their choice when playing on a keyboard, rather than cluster them around the original circular system. Separate versions are available for players using keyboards or gamepads. Cirosan added in his original post that the mod is still in beta, and certain dialogue options may still be presented as their original brief prompts.

Darkest Dungeon Coming To PS4 & Vita This Spring

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Darkest Dungeon Coming To PS4 & Vita This Spring

Glory and riches are the goals of all dungeon hunters, but in Darkest Dungeon, madness, other maladies, and death challenge any who dare enter. Now, explorers on PlayStation 4 and Vita will be able to take up developer Red Hook Studio's formidable challenge.

The game is scheduled to hit the systems some time in the spring of next year. Currently it's in Steam Early Access, with a PC release date of January 19.

Darkest Dungeon tasks players with assembling a party of characters of different classes as they fight and explore their way through different dungeons. Perma-death, various debuff states, effective party management, and characters' stress levels are just some of the challenges that await.

Street Fighter X GI-Joe Crossover Event Coming To Comics

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Comic book readers are no strangers to crossover events. DC battled Marvel, Mega Man teamed up with Sonic, Robocop combated the Terminator, Superman took on the Aliens, and come this February, Street Fighter is squaring off against GI-Joe in a six-issue limited series from IDW Publishing.

This series is written by Aubrey Sitterson (Hulk, Superman, Tech Jacket, Worth) with art from Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain) Each issue is 40-pages in length and comes with variant covers. IDW's official synopsis of the first issue makes it sound a little bit like Mortal Kombat: "On a hidden island in international waters, 16 combatants enter a secret tournament… one that pits Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE! M. Bison and Destro have joined forces, and taking them down will require the world’s finest warriors: Ryu, Snake Eyes, Guile, Scarlett, Chun-Li and Duke."

As strange as this crossover sounds, many of the other events I listed above were quite good. I'll reserve judgment until I get my hands on it, but I certainly never expected to see this story in comic form.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Slips To An August 2016 Release

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution's release date has been bumped from February of next year to the end of August. Eidos Montreal revealed the news on a post on the game's official site, citing the studio's unwillingness to compromise on quality in order to meet the earlier deadline.

"We're confident and proud of the game so far," wrote Eidos Montreal studio head David Anfossi. "However, as we are now playing through the game in full we can see that it will require more time in post-production for tuning, iterations, and refinement to meet our high standards. In order to achieve this, we need to move the release of the game to August 23rd, 2016.

"We are sorry to disappoint you with this news, and also thank you for all of your support and comments. This game is a huge part of our lives, and we don't want to compromise on its quality."

Learn How Star Wars Snuck Its Way Into Chrono Trigger And Other Obscure Details

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Learn How Star Wars Snuck Its Way Into Chrono Trigger And Other Obscure Details

The latest Did You Know Gaming episode looks at the SNES classic Chrono Trigger, and why dreams were an integral part of its creation.

Learn how much of the game's soundtrack was born during composer Yasunori Mitsuda's dreams, and how the stress of development gave him a stomach ulcer. The video also looks at what is known about the franchise's future, and a possible character overlap with the game's sequel Chrono Cross.

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Overwatch Holding Beta Test Weekend This Friday

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This weekend, additional players can hop into the Overwatch closed beta during a limited, invitation-only Beta Test Weekend. Players from the U.S. and Europe can hop into Blizzard’s hero-based shooter to help stress test servers and provide feedback.

Testing begins Friday, November 20 at 9 a.m. PT on Friday and concludes the same time the following Monday, November 23. To prepare new players ahead of time, Blizzard will flag accounts during a scheduled maintenance on Thursday providing notice to download and install the beta client so they’ll be ready to go come Friday. 

Beta Test Weekend is set to feature the full 21-hero roster, available to all, as well as three maps: Hanamura, King’s Row, and Watchpoint: Gibraltar. For more details on what the beta entails, visit the official blog post. 

Play NBA 2K16 For Free This Weekend

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Play NBA 2K16 For Free This Weekend

The real NBA season is less than a month underway, but gamers can take a free crack at the digital version for a short period of time. Xbox Live Gold members can play NBA 2K16 free of charge this weekend.

Xbox Live Gold members will have access to the game from 9 a.m. PT on November 20 through 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday November 22.

During the week, players will also have the option to purchase the game at a discount on the Xbox Store and retain their achievements and Gamerscore earned during their free play time.

WB Interactive Hires Madden Developer Co-Founder Steven Chiang To Lead Worldwide Studios

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WB Interactive Hires Madden Developer Co-Founder Steven Chiang To Lead Worldwide Studios

Warner Bros. Interactive has hired former Zynga studio president and co-founder of Madden developer Tiburon Studios Steven Chiang. Chiang will serve as executive vice president for worldwide production and studios, overseeing all core and free-to-play titles for the publisher.

The news comes just a month after the promotion of David Haddad to president of WB Interactive. Chiang will report to Haddad, covering all internal studios (like NetherRealm) and WB’s third-party development relationships. 

WB has been slowly entering the mobile, free-to-play space with games connected to its largest offerings. Card-based fighting games tied to Injustice: Gods Among Us and Mortal Kombat X are two examples of how the publisher is leveraging its core games and intellectual properties for the mobile market.