Xbox One Party Chat Now Supports 12-Player Groups

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With Halo 5: Guardians coming in just a month, Microsoft is laying the groundwork. This includes an increase in party size to support the 24-player Warzone mode.

As of last night, Microsoft has increased party chat from eight players to twelve. You don’t need to be in the preview program or using the New Xbox One Experience. Everyone has the feature.

Microsoft needed to roll this out before the new dashboard, which is slated for a November launch. For more on Warzone, check out our coverage from earlier this week.

Metal Gear Solid V Has A New Game-Breaking Bug On PS4

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Metal Gear Solid V Has A New Game-Breaking Bug On PS4

The Metal Gear Solid V servers are finally stable. You can take Quiet out on missions without worrying about save-data corruption. You’re all set to play… unless you’re on PlayStation 4.

Konami has flagged a brand new bug for users on Sony’s current-gen console. This time, the issue pops up if you multiple PSN accounts on a single system.

If you run into this, you’ll receive an error that indicates that your save data is unusable. The full text of the message can be seen below (click to enlarge):

Gran Turismo 6 Track Path Editor Arrives For iOS And Android Devices

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Gran Turismo 6 Track Path Editor Arrives For iOS And Android Devices

If you are still playing Gran Turismo 6 or have been itching to get back behind the wheel of the nearly two-year-old game, you can now do so on completely new tracks. There’s one catch: you need to make them first.

Sony has released a Track Path Editor for iOS and Android devices that will let you create your own courses in one of four themes. These can be set for Free Run, Arcade, Open Lobby, and in the Community area of the game.

In order to import your tracks from your device, you’ll need to visit the new “tools” section found in the “My Home” area. Once you’ve updated your game and have access to this, you can bring over your creations from your tablet.

Xbox One Bundle Featuring The Lego Movie Is Today's Addition To The Holiday Lineup

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This week, Microsoft is announcing a new holiday Xbox One bundle each day. We're collecting all of the information on what will end up being nine different bundle options for shoppers this season.

The Lego Movie bundle includes a 500 GB Xbox One and a copy of The Lego Movie Videogame. Microsoft hasn't yet indicated whether this is a digital code or hard copy.

Retail price is $349, and it will be available in October. You can see the other bundles announced so far below.

Nintendo Dropped New Smash Bros. DLC While You Were Sleeping

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Nintendo Dropped New Smash Bros. DLC While You Were Sleeping

If you're just waking up and rubbing the sleep from your eyes, Nintendo left you a little present. Don't worry. This is the good kind of present and not the kind a pet might leave you after a long day alone.

In addition to the previously revealed Super Mario Maker stage, you can nab some new costumes, and a free bonus just for updating your game. The Super Mario Maker level cost $2.49 on either Wii or 3DS. You can get it for both platforms for just $3.49.

For Wii U, there’s also the Wind Waker pirate ship level from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. That costs $1.99.

Super Mario Maker Is Nintendo’s Latest Million-Selling Game

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Less than one month since its launch, Super Mario Maker has joined the list of Nintendo first-party million-sellers. The company announced the worldwide sales milestone this morning.

The more than 1 million players have created 2.2 million levels, which have been played a combined 75 million times. We’ve had some fun with it, too.

You can check out a rundown of levels created by Game Informer editors. You can also watch us play some of the stages built by our readers.

Activision Says Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Disc Contains Core Game, Patch Needed For Server Support

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Activision Says Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Disc Contains Core Game, Patch Needed For Server Support

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 released today and with it came a large, 7.7GB patch, leading many to speculate that the disc version might not contain the full game. Activision says that's not the case.

We reached out to Activision to inquire about the large patch and find more about its contents. You can find a statement from Activision below:

The core of the game is present on the disc and playable without downloading the patch. The patch does contain tweaks that are needed to fully integrate dedicated server support, which is needed if the player is connected to the Internet since the game is always online. The patch also gives the players additional content as well as improved stability and overall experience.

See Halo's Enemies, Vehicles, And Master Chief All Drawn To Scale

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See Halo's Enemies, Vehicles, And Master Chief All Drawn To Scale

Artist Andrew McGee, who brought us every colossus from Shadow of the Colossus drawn to scale, as well as a similar piece comparing Half-Life 2's assorted monsters, vehicles, and humans, has release a new piece focused on all things Halo.

The sizes aren't quite as perfect as McGee's last pieces, but for good reason. On his blog explaining the piece, McGee writes, "The sizes are slightly more approximate than the last two posters, partly because they vary over the games, but there’s nothing glaringly inaccurate (that I can see, anyway!)." If you want to buy the piece as a large print, you can do so by heading here. McGee is only planning on selling 50 of them, so you better jump on it if you want one.

For a bigger version of the piece, click on the image above, or check out McGee's DeviantArt page.

Mass Effect To Get Its Own Theme-Park Attraction

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Mass Effect To Get Its Own Theme-Park Attraction

California Great America theme park and Electronic Arts are teaming up to bring the Mass Effect experience back to Earth in the form of a new attraction. Visitors will ride Commander Shepard’s ship the SSV Normandy in an experience that blends 3D effects with a live performance.

The ride, curated by a live performer, will take visitors through the Mass Effect universe to a distant planet where they will “face off against larger-than-life foes” in an effort to save the day, according to BioWare's blog. The ride will also incorporate both 3D and 4D effects, which traditionally means the inclusion of rumble chairs and some level of movement.

The currently untitled ride will open in a renovated Action Theatre, which previously contained Mumble’s Wild Ride, based on the 2006 film Happy Feet. The ride is expected to open in 2016 at the park’s location in Santa Clara, Calif.