PSA: Five-Day PlayStation Plus Extensions For Holiday Outage Are Being Applied Now

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PSA: Five-Day PlayStation Plus Extensions For Holiday Outage Are Being Applied Now

PlayStation Plus members should be receiving an email from Sony regarding the network outage over the holidays. As you might recall, PlayStation Network suffered downtime due to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

As an apology, Sony is adding five days to every PlayStation Plus member’s account. Additionally this weekend, PlayStation Network members will all have access to a 10 percent discount on an entire purchase.

This means that no matter how many items you load into your cart, all of them (barring exceptions like PlayStation Plus memberships) will receive the discount. You can get more details (and the code you need to enter) in our previous story.

Star Wars Battle Pod Blasts Into Arcades Today

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Star Wars Battle Pod Blasts Into Arcades Today

Older gamers might remember a massive vector graphics Star Wars game that simulated the Battle of Yavin. Much has changed since that game was released in 1983, and Bandai Namco is updating the concept for today’s audience.

Star Wars Battle Pod was announced last fall, and it begins arriving in arcades today. The game features a wide field of view, blowing air, and vibrations to create a simulated starfighter or speeder bike environment.

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Sony And Nintendo Announce Indie Game Sales

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Sony And Nintendo Announce Indie Game Sales

Sony and Nintendo are both offering up a number of indie titles with steep discounts. You can pick up some gems if you act quickly.

Nintendo’s Wii U Super Indie Connection #2 sale has been running since January 15 and continues through January 29. If you own at least one of these titles (or purchase one at full price) you can save 60 percent on:

Steamworld Dig (Reg. $9.99, $3.99 after discount) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Reg. $14.99, $5.99 after discount) Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Reg. $14.99, $5.99 after discount) Chasing Aurora (Reg. $7.99, $3.20 after discount) Swords & Soldiers (Reg. $2.99, $1.19 after discount) Teslagrad (Reg. $14.99, $5.99 after discount)

Reader Discussion: Do You Rent Or Purchase Media From Xbox Live Or PSN?

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Reader Discussion: Do You Rent Or Purchase Media From Xbox Live Or PSN?

Microsoft and Sony continue to ramp up their media presence with video and music services. You can rent and purchase music, television shows, and movies via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, but do you?

If you do opt to acquire this type of content through one of the services, do you typically rent or buy? What draws you to the platform-specific services rather than one that touches multiple devices (like Amazon Instant Video)?

If you don’t use platform-native media services, why not? Are there things that could be changed to draw you to one of them? Let us know in the comments. 

See 15 Minutes Of New The Witcher 3 Gameplay On Monday, January 26

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See 15 Minutes Of New The Witcher 3 Gameplay On Monday, January 26

CD Projekt is going to be sharing new details for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Monday. The studio will be taking to Twitch for a live stream event featuring new footage and more.

The team will be providing live commentary for 15 minutes of new video. Additionally, they’ll be taking questions following the event, giving Twitch chat participants a chance to get their burning inquiries answered.

If you know what you want to ask, you can post your questions in the comment section of the announcement post. The stream begins at 11 a.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. Eastern on Monday, January 26 on GoG’s Twitch channel.

Meet The Man Who Films All Your Deaths In Call Of Duty

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Meet The Man Who Films All Your Deaths In Call Of Duty

Each day, there are thousands of deaths in Call of Duty. Now imagine if it was one man’s job to film all of those excruciatingly humiliating defeats.

In this humorous video for the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC, we meet such a man. No, this video doesn’t really tell us anything we didn’t already know about the Havoc DLC (new maps, new weapon, and Exo Zombies), but it’s amusing nonetheless.

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Windows 10 Preview Gets Xbox App Today

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Windows 10 Preview Gets Xbox App Today

Earlier this week, Microsoft detailed how Windows 10 will interact with the Xbox One. Part of that integration is the Xbox App, which is available today for Windows 10 preview members.

In the video below, you’ll see how friends, profiles, and notifications work in the app. If you’re a member of the preview program you should be able to start using it today.

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Out Of The Park Baseball 16 Acquires MLB And Minor League Baseball Licenses

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Out Of The Park Baseball 16 Acquires MLB And Minor League Baseball Licenses

Out of the Park Developments announced its upcoming baseball management simulation, Out of the Park Baseball 16, will feature licenses from Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball. This means the game will feature official league logos, team logos, alternate team logos, jerseys, and historical MLB logos.

OOTP 16 includes complete MLB and Minor League Baseball rosters, with ratings based on the Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA forecasting, as well as individual research by the development team. OOTP 16 also features several international leagues, as well as independent leagues within the US, all with researched rosters and ratings. Those who played OOTP 15 will also notice other features like new team owner goals and improved 3D ball flight presentation.

While Out of the Park Baseball is coming on PC, Mac, and Linux, the iOS version of the game, iOOTP Baseball, has been renamed MLB Manager to take advantage of the new licenses and will appear on Android as well.

PSA: PlayStation 10 Percent Discount Code Is Live

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PSA: PlayStation 10 Percent Discount Code Is Live

Sony is running a weekend-long promotion that gives each PlayStation Network user 10 percent off an entire purchase. The universal code is finally available (in the image above), and you can start picking out your items.

If you happen to forget the code, you can find it also under the “What’s New” section on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 home screens. As a reminder, the code expires on January 26 at 9 a.m. Pacific / 12 p.m. Eastern.

Most items are eligible, but you can’t use the code on pre-orders, PlayStation Plus and Music Unlimited subscriptions, and video or PlayStation Now rentals. Let us know what you decide to buy.

New Pokken Tournament Footage Shows Pikachu, Power-Ups, And Partners

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New Pokken Tournament Footage Shows Pikachu, Power-Ups, And Partners

Bandai Namco is finally giving us another look at its Pokémon-themed fighter, Pokken Tournament. New characters have been unveiled, as well as new mechanics that give the game more of a Pokémon feel than was displayed in the reveal footage.

Joining the fight are Pikachu, Gardevoir, and Suicine. Pokken Tournament will feature mid-match ultra states that unlock powerful moves and partner characters that can be called into battle for brief appearances.

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