Uber Is Giving Away Free Copies Of Madden In NFL Cities Today

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If you live in an NFL city and love football, you might want to make sure you have the Uber app on your phone. The taxi-alternative service is delivering copies of Madden NFL 16 for Xbox One today.

In order to try your luck at a free, early copy of Madden, you’ll need to enter a promo code specific to your city. The full list can be found on Uber’s site.

From there, pick the Madden option from the car selector. Chances are you’re going to need to keep trying (and hoping), because demand is extraordinarily high.

September PlayStation Plus Games Includes Fan-Picked Grow Home

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Sony has announced the list of games coming to PlayStation Plus next month. Don’t worry if you haven’t grabbed August’s games. You still have a full week.

Grow Home beat out Armello and Zombie Vikings to be named the first community choice inclusion in the Instant Game Collection. Here’s what else is coming next month:

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New Releases This Week - August 23 Through August 29

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New Releases This Week - August 23 Through August 29

Like a thirsty man clawing through the desert, we have found our oasis. The fall rush begins right… NOW. Ok. It begins tomorrow, but you get the point.

You want thrills and chills? Bam! Until Dawn. Are you ready for some football? Boom! Madden. You want remasters? Biff! Pow! Gears of War Ultimate Edition and Dishonored: Definitive Edition.

Here’s the full, onomatopoeia-filled list:

2015 Video Game Release Schedule

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2015 Video Game Release Schedule

It wasn’t even September when readers started asking when we’d publish the initial list of 2015 release dates. Our ever-popular and regularly updated roster of launch dates for the new year is here.

If you see anything we’ve missed, please let us know in the comments. Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates. Prior to that, they will appear in the bottom grouping.

A Mega Yarn Yoshi Amiibo (And Others) Have Release Dates

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In addition to a nearly complete list of first-party releases for Wii U and 3DS, Nintendo has shared when you’ll be able to fight for upcoming Amiibos. The information we received also includes a $40 large Yarn Yoshi amiibo, making it the most expensive Amiibo yet… unless you look at eBay.

Here’s what’s coming up over the next few months:

Are you still on the Amiibo hype train, or has scarcity driven you off?

Nintendo Announces Star Fox, Xenoblade, Fatal Frame Release Dates

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Nintendo Announces Star Fox, Xenoblade, Fatal Frame Release Dates

Nintendo has provided a complete list of major releases coming to the Wii U and 3DS this fall. The publisher’s holiday lineup takes shape with the announcement of release dates for Star Fox, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Devil’s Third, and more.

Normally, this kind of information would be delivered in a Nintendo Direct. However, with the untimely passing of company president Satoru Iwata, it seems Nintendo opted for a more a traditional approach.

Here’s when you can expect the major first-party titles on Wii U this fall:

Where Is Our Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition Review?

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In advance of next year’s planned release of Gears of War 4, the Coalition is releasing a new version of the original Gears of War tomorrow, on August 25. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition completely remasters the visual and audio experience of the game, while simultaneously striving to maintain the gameplay of the original 2006 game. We’ve been playing the new version for a couple of weeks, but are waiting to offer a final verdict.

Why? While we had the opportunity for a brief guided multiplayer session by members of the development team at the Coalition, we’ve yet to experience the game’s multiplayer as it will be experienced by the public. We’ve been told that dedicated servers and skill-based matchmaking should offer a solid online play experience, but we want to wait until we’ve played several hours of the multiplayer after the game has launched before making our own determination. 

In the meantime, players who are looking for a comprehensive visual overhaul of the original game should feel confident in their purchase. The campaign is beautiful, and includes levels drawn from the PC version, which have never been available on any Xbox platform. The multiplayer matches we've played feel true to the feel of the original albeit game, albeit with several new maps not present in that original version.

Boston Police Prevent Violent Plot At The 2015 Pokémon World Championship

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The 2015 Pokémon World Championship took place in Boston this weekend, and police are reporting it arrested of a pair of men on Friday threatening violence against attendees.

According to a report from myfoxboston.com, police were alerted to threats on social media and the pair, 18-year-old Kevin Norton and 27-year-old James Stumbo, were prevented from entering the convention center where the championship was taking place by security. Police later obtained a warrant to search the duo's car and found a collection of unlicensed firearms. Norton and Stumbo were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and other firearm related offenses.

The Pokémon Company offered a statement to myfoxboston.com saying, "Prior to the event this weekend, our community of players made us aware of a security issue. We gathered information and gave it as soon as possible to the authorities at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center who acted swiftly and spearheaded communication with the Boston Police Department. Due to quick action, the potential threat was resolved. The Pokémon Company International takes the safety of our fans seriously and will continue to ensure proper security measures are a priority."

Learn How Hitler's Cameo In Persona 2: Innocent Sin Complicated Localization For North America

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The true second Persona game, Innocent Sin, took 12 years to make it to North America and it was partially due to the inclusion of Hitler and other real-world references.

There are two Persona 2 games: Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment released in 1999 and 2000 respectively. Eternal Punishment was fully localized for North America, but it took it being remade  on PSP in 2011 for Innocent Sin to make it to North America. This was partly due to the workload of Atlus' localizers, but as the latest video from Did You Know Gaming points out, it was also due in part to a cameo from Adolf Hitler in the game.

The video also looks at unused Persona 3 and 4 designs, as well as content that didn't make either of the games' final cut. For more on Persona, head here to learn about the game's difficult, but ultimately successful transition to North America.