Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Sales Are Peachy With Over 1 Million Sold In Japan

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Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Sales Are Peachy With Over 1 Million Sold In Japan

Nintendo has announced that the first week of Super Smash Bros. 3DS sales have been, well, smashing. The publisher says that over 1 million copies of the handheld version have been sold in Japan.

This number represents sales to consumers, including digital copies of the game. Super Smash Bros. 3DS won’t reach our shores for another couple of weeks. 

The title arrives on October 3, with an early demo available with code now and a public trial opening up on September 19. To see the game in action, check out our Test Chambers of Battle Mode and Smash Run.

Harmonix Teams Up With Tilting Point For Multiple Mobile Titles

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Harmonix is planning to continue its work in mobile development after the release of Record Run this year. The studio is partnering with Tilting Point, an agency that provides expertise and resources for high-end independent developers working in the mobile space.

In an announcement this morning, Harmonix and Tilting Point confirmed a multi-title deal. The first game in the partnership is under development now and will be specifically designed for mobile devices.

Harmonix recently released Dance Central Spotlight on Xbox One. The studio is also gearing up for the launch of Disney Fantasia on October 21.

War Thunder Developer Gaijin Entertainment Is Restoring A Soviet Tank

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Recently, Gaijin Entertainment introduced the Soviet T-44 tank to War Thunder as part of the game’s Ground Forces expansion. Now, the team is partnering with the Central Museum of Armoured Vehicles in Kubinka, Russia to restore a real one.

In the first part of the series, we see the tank as it is now: rusted and in terrible disrepair. There are parts missing, and some have been crudely cut from the vehicle.

Thankfully, the turret still turns, giving the team hope. After assessing the scope of work, the team will get started on restoring the decaying exterior. 

Destiny’s Vault Of Glass Raid Opens At 2 A.M. Pacific Tonight

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Destiny’s Vault Of Glass Raid Opens At 2 A.M. Pacific Tonight

If you’re a night owl on the west coast or an early bird on the east, you can plan to jump into Destiny’s first raid as soon as it opens. We hope you’re ready though, because even though you can access it at lower than level 26, you probably shouldn’t.

The Vault of Glass raid opens at 2 a.m. Pacific tonight (September 16, 2014). Bungie has reassured fans that the opportunity will be open long-term. It’s not a timed event.

However, the six-person excursion is lengthy and will only save your progress for a week. So, if you haven’t yet hit level 20 and earned enough “light” gear to attempt the raid, don’t fret. 

Divinity: Original Sin Gets Free DLC

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Divinity: Original Sin Gets Free DLC

Larian Studios' Divinity: Original Sin has free DLC available today "The Bear and the Burglar", which includes two new NPC companions alongside some significant quality of life improvements.

The new companions will only be available when starting a new game, and double the storyline playable character roster of Divinity: Original Sin.

Armed with a bow, Bairdotr is ready to follow a trail of missing clues to find a missing druid, while Wolgraff is a standard rogue archetype perfect for sneaking around and emptying some rich civilian purses (and their paintings of course. those sell for a lot of gold).

Reader Discussion: What Would You Buy For $2.5 Billion?

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Reader Discussion: What Would You Buy For $2.5 Billion?

Today, Microsoft announced that it will be closing a $2.5 billion deal to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang. It isn’t the first major gaming acquisition this year, with Oculus going to Facebook for $2 billion and Twitch to Amazon for almost $1 billion.

If you were at the helm of the Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo ships, how would you spend that kind of money? Would you make a grand acquisition? Hire impressive talent? Or just do what you’re doing more efficiently?

We want to hear your suggestions for the big three. Alternatively, you can just tell us what you would do if Publisher’s Clearinghouse dropped off a giant $2.5 billion novelty check. We’re sure those answers will be just as fascinating.

Disney Infinity 2.0’s Toy Box Will Be A Budget-Priced Download, Too

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Disney Infinity 2.0’s Toy Box Will Be A Budget-Priced Download, Too

Disney Infinity 2.0 starring Marvel’s pantheon of superpowered heroes will be out in just two weeks. However, if tights and capes aren’t your thing, there’s another option that will be available later this fall.

Disney has announced a downloadable version of the Toy Box 2.0 creation mode for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Wii U. This will use your existing figure base and all your original Disney Infinity figures to access the new world-building tools.

You’ll also be able to use the new playsets and figures, including the Disney Originals figures, should you choose. This means that should you decide later to add an Avengers, Spider-Man, or Guardians of the Galaxy adventure playset later, you can do that.

Bungie President Harold Ryan And Team Answer Questions About Destiny’s Servers And The ‘Centipede’ Error

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Bungie President Harold Ryan And Team Answer Questions About Destiny’s Servers And The ‘Centipede’ Error

In the wake of Destiny’s launch last week, we had the opportunity to chat by email with Bungie president Harold Ryan. With Destiny now officially the largest new IP launch in history in the UK (according to GfK Chart Track), we wanted to know about the way forward as Bungie squashes bugs and tunes the experience.

Ryan and Zach Russell, Ringmaster at Bungie (yes, that’s his real title) answered our inquiries about the servers, errors encountered by some users, and how future content will be designed with feedback from the community.

Game Informer: The Destiny launch seems to have largely gone smoothly, and we’re curious if there’s anything specific from the pre-launch load testing that was directly applied or the team wouldn’t have otherwise known without the beta.Harold Ryan: Our public Betas have always been a key component of Bungie game development, starting with our Beta and continuing through ship and beyond maintaining a strong relationship with our community is a staple of Bungie games.

Hearthstone Deals Out Cards To 20 Million Players

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Hearthstone Deals Out Cards To 20 Million Players

Blizzard has struck gold with its free-to-play collectible card game, announcing today that Hearthstone now has over 20 million players. The title originally launched on PC and Mac in March, with the iPad version arriving shortly after in April.

Since the game came out of beta, the first single-player adventure module, Curse of Naxxramas was released. The best players in the world are headed for a championship bout at Blizzcon this November, with $250,000 on the line.

Those hoping to play on iPhones and Android devices won’t have to wait too much longer. Blizzard says those versions will be coming “in the not so distant future.” 

Learn How To Load A Gun With A Free Copy Of Receiver

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Learn How To Load A Gun With A Free Copy Of Receiver

The Humble Store’s latest giveaway is live, with a free copy of Wolfire Games’ Receiver. The title, which was created as part of the 7-Day FPS challenge, puts emphasis on gun handling as you explore randomized levels with only your pistol, flashlight, and a tape recorder.

The building is full of automated turrets and security drones, which will stand in between you and uncovering the secrets held within. Unlike many shooters, Receiver includes some of the minutia of using a gun, like managing the reload process.

All you need is a Steam account and a quick visit to the Humble Store. There’s also an End of Summer sale running, so while you’re there, you might want to look around since a portion of purchases help charity organizations.