Deep Silver Auctioning Off Saints Row: The Third Genki Mobile For Charity

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Deep Silver Auctioning Off Saints Row: The Third Genki Mobile For Charity

If you don't feel like enough people are staring at you while you drive down the street and you enjoy giving money to charity, then Deep Silver has the perfect eBay auction for you.

The Genki Mobile is a modified 1956 Ford F-100 pickup created for the promotion of Saints Row: The Third. Deep Silver says the vehicle is street legal and the t-shirt cannon is still totally functional

The auction is happening now and bids start at $7,500. You can find the auction here. Proceeds are going to the The Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation, which is an organization that advances spinal cord research. You can find out more about the organization here.

New Halo: The Master Chief Collection Update Speeds Up Matchmaking Among Other Fixes

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New Halo: The Master Chief Collection Update Speeds Up Matchmaking Among Other Fixes

As promised by 343 Industries, a new update is now available for Halo: The Master Chief Collection improving matchmaking and team balancing.

You can find the full breakdown of the update by heading here. The update speeds up matchmaking, prevents false matches form being created, helps maintain your party through matchmaking, and more. The update also helps with team balancing, but 343 Industries does not expect all team balancing issues to be resolved with this update. Another update is already being prepared for next week which will focus on this issue.

For more on the problems facing Halo: The Master Chief Collection, visit our last update on the matter. For more on this fall’s rampant online problems, you can read a recent opinion piece.

Red Faction: Guerrilla Ditches Games For Windows Live, Now On Steam With Improvements

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Red Faction: Guerrilla Ditches Games For Windows Live, Now On Steam With Improvements

The Games for Windows Live exodus continues, as another title jumps ship for Steam. Red Faction: Guerrilla, published by THQ and now under new management at Nordic Games, has arrived on Valve’s platform with enhancements.

In addition to minor (but fun) updates like achievements and Steam Trading Cards, the new version features optional DirectX11 support, new maps and an additional game mode, and save game migration from Games for Windows Live. A number of minor improvements, including camera changes, and the removal of multiplayer aim assist bring the game up to speed.

Red Faction: Guerrilla on sale right now for $2.99 on Steam (regularly $19.99). If you happened to miss it last month as part of Xbox Live Games with Gold (or just want a prettier version), now’s the time. For more, check out our extremely positive review of the title from its 2009 release.

PlayStation UK Celebrates 20th Anniversary With An Eight-Minute Medley Of Game Music Covers

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PlayStation UK Celebrates 20th Anniversary With An Eight-Minute Medley Of Game Music Covers

PlayStation Access, a UK arm of the PlayStation brand, paired up with YouTube musician SquidPhysics and his friends to put together a musical salute to some of the most-loved games ever played on a PlayStation console. If you’ve played any one of these games, it’s time for another nostalgia trip.

Most of the covers sound remarkably close to their in-game originals, but a few arrangements have been given artistic flair. Even when modified, every cut is still immediately recognizable from the first few notes, which is a testament to the creative power of video game music composers.

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PSA: Four-Week PlayStation Holiday Sale Starts Now

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PSA: Four-Week PlayStation Holiday Sale Starts Now

Sony has announced the kickoff of a four-week PlayStation sale on games, movies, and television shows. Each week, a new batch of content will be offered at sale prices, most with additional discounts for PlayStation Plus members.

If you’re still pondering your game of the year choices, Oddworld: New ’n’ Tasty, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Wolfenstein: The New Order are on the list. Also on the games roster, you’ll find Zen Studios’ CastleStorm, Tales of Symphonia, and Velocity Ultra.

Be sure to check out the full list on the PlayStation Blog.

Nintendo Investigating System-Breaking Wii U Error Codes 160-0103 And 160-1710

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Nintendo Investigating System-Breaking Wii U Error Codes 160-0103 And 160-1710

Recently, Wii U owners have been reporting problems following the latest Super Smash Bros. update. Error codes related to system memory have emerged leaving the game and consoles usable.

The two codes in question are 160-0103 and 160-1710. When reached for comment, Nintendo of America confirmed the problems and said that they are under investigation.

“A small percentage of consumers playing Wii U may experience error codes (160-0103 and 160-1710) that could affect the ability of the system to function properly,” a representative told us via email. “We are investigating this issue now.”

Graffiti Artist Shok-1 Shows The World Pac-Man’s Insides

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Graffiti Artist Shok-1 Shows The World Pac-Man’s Insides

Pac-Man has been endlessly gobbling up power pellets for over 30 years, but have you ever stopped to think about where they all go? Inspired by the icon himself, graffiti artist Shok-1’s new print “The Consumer” finally answers this eternal question, giving us our first look at the yellow puck’s insides.

“The Consumer” made its debut earlier this year in Germany as the mural seen in the header image. The artist created the translucent X-Ray effect using freehand techniques; no stencils or tape were implemented.

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January Cover Revealed – No Man's Sky

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January Cover Revealed – No Man's Sky

This month we bring you the Science Fiction Issue, headlined by the ambitious No Man's Sky. We flew out to Hello Games' Guildford offices in England to see new elements and get some answers on this enigmatic game. For the first time you will learn about the imposingly large galactic map, the enemy forces you'll be battling, new details on the economy and upgrades, and much more.

Next up is an eight-page feature on the upcoming Destiny expansion, The Dark Below. We played all of the new story missions, strikes, and competitive maps, and even tried out the new raid. We asked Bungie about raid loot drops, non-skippable cutscenes, storytelling complaints, PVP exotic bounty issues, and plenty more. In addition to our magazine feature, if you'd like to read all about The Dark Below immediately, we just posted a separate preview online to coincide with the announcement of this issue.

Our standard preview section takes a break this month with a package completely devoted to upcoming sci-fi games. Evolve leads the pack with a full rundown of the final tier of hunters and detailed explanations of all previously unannounced modes. We also check out Halo 5: Guardians, Axiom Verge, Battleborn, Mighty No. 9, Quantum Break, Star Citizen, and Star Wars Battlefront, to name a few.

EA And DICE Acknowledge Battlefield 4 Final Stand DLC Problems

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The last piece of Battlefield 4 DLC, Final Stand, isn’t working for a number of players. Users are reporting that non-Premium members who purchased the content a la carte are unable to use it.

Following reports from our readers and investigation of the problem on the Battlefield forums, we reached out to EA. The publisher shared a statement acknowledging the issues.

“We are aware of the issue regarding Battlefield 4 Final Stand not working for non-Premium players and are working on a solution,” a representative told us via email. “We ask that fans experiencing this issue manually remove Final Stand from their hard drive. Once we can confirm the solution players will need to re-download it. Stay tuned to official Battlefield channels for updates.”