PlayStation 4 Multiplayer Is Free This Weekend

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PlayStation 4 Multiplayer Is Free This Weekend

If you’ve been soloing Destiny (yes, it’s possible), scouring Diablo III’s Sanctuary by yourself, or simply want to make the most of this week’s release of FIFA 15 online, Sony is giving you the chance to do so for free. This weekend, September 26 through 28, PlayStation 4 multiplayer is free.

No action is required on your part. You just need to sign in, and initiate an online game from within the title you want to play.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Now Available To Everyone

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Now Available To Everyone

The Super Smash Bros. demo for 3DS no longer requires a code to download. All you have to do is long into the eShop on the 3DS and activate the download.

There's a Smash Bros. demo on the 3DS eShop now. Anyone can download it. No codes necessary.

Originally only available to Club Nintendo platinum members (who each received three codes), the period of exclusivity has expired. For more on the demo, you can find details on Ninendo's website.

Destiny Servers Go Down Temporarily, Recent PSN Attackers Taking Credit

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Destiny Servers Go Down Temporarily, Recent PSN Attackers Taking Credit

The issues were quickly resolved, but Destiny's servers were down temporarily earlier, and those who recently attacked PSN and Xbox Live are taking credit.

If you were having trouble connecting to Destiny – we had problems on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game – you may want to try logging on again. The group, which goes by @LizardSquad on twitter, tweeted that Destiny's errors were part of their first tests. The group took credit for errors affecting Call of Duty, as well.

We've reached out to Bungie for more information about the downtime, and for confirmation about the hacker group's involvement.

Season Two Killer Instinct Fighter Maya Trailer Teases New Combatant

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Season Two Killer Instinct Fighter Maya Trailer Teases New Combatant

Returning Killer Instinct fighter Maya is coming to the Xbox One title soon, and a new trailer shows her knife throwing skills in action.

Maya is part of Killer Instinct's second season, which also includes T.J. Combo, as well other unannounced fighters. You can check out the trailer for Maya below, where she takes on season one's Sadira.

At the end of the trailer, you will also see a tease for a new fighter, who appears to be some kind of mummy. It's likely he is an original character to the Killer Instinct series.

China Xbox One Launch Delayed

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China Xbox One Launch Delayed

The launch of the Xbox One was supposed to happen on September 23, but Microsoft needs a little more time.

A representative from Microsft offered the following statement about the delay:

Despite strong and steady progress, we are going to need a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible for our fans in China. At Xbox, we pride ourselves on delivering first-rate gaming and entertainment experiences, and to allow us to deliver on that promise, we need to reschedule the launch of Xbox One. Working with our partner, BesTV, we look forward to launching in China by the end of this year. We’re looking forward to hosting our fans and partners in China on Sept. 22 at the Oriental Pearl Tower as planned, and will have hands-on gameplay, entertainment and Xbox One giveaways.

Oculus Announces A New Developer Model: Crescent Bay

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Oculus Announces A New Developer Model: Crescent Bay

Oculus has announced a new headmounted display that is "as big a leap forward as DK2 was from DK1." Crescent Bay adds key features and integrates some of the work that Michael Abrash and his team were working at Valve.

The new headset harks back a bit to Crystal Cove with its exposed LEDs, but this time they're on the back, too. This means that Crescent Bay (and the eventual consumer Oculus kit) will include 360 degree tracking. The Crescent Bay also includes integrated audio. The headphones can be moved out of the way, so those who want to use their own earbuds can.

CEO Brendan Iribe says this is not the consumer model (we expect to see a LED-permeable plastic placed over the LEDs in fairly short order, just like the change from Crystal Cove to DK2). The devices that are here at Oculus Connect were hand-made at Oculus HQ over the past few days are are extremely fragile.

Our TGS Localization Wishlist

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The hardest part about visiting Tokyo Game Show is seeing tons of games that are only slated for release in Japan. Of course that doesn't mean these games won't eventually come to the West. In fact, most the time with big titles, it's pretty obvious that a North American announcement is in the future. We got hands-on time with a lot of interesting games this week. Here are our picks for what we hope eventually lands on our shores.

Bravely Second

North American fans fought hard for the opportunity to play Bravely Default, so much so that Nintendo stepped in and localized it. It looks like the fans knew what they were talking about, because not only did Bravely Default sell well, it was also met with plenty of praise. Now Square Enix is developing a sequel, Bravely Second, featuring Agnes from the first game. Square Enix made it known that they were impressed with how it did in the West, so we're hoping that gave them confidence in a North American release. From what we played, Bravely Second had everything you loved about the first game, still capitalizing on its intriguing brave/default turn-stocking system. This time around we noticed richer and prettier environments than before, and the beautiful hand drawn backgrounds still stand out. Needless to say, we don't want to miss out on another chance for more Bravely Default in all its turned-based glory.