Path Of Exile Coming To PlayStation 4

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Path Of Exile Coming To PlayStation 4

Action RPG fans have been long singing the praises of Grinding Gear Games' Path of Exile, the free-to-play loot-based game with strong Diablo influences. The game was released in 2013 on PC to surprising popularity and multiple expansions before launching on Xbox One in August 2017. Now, over a year since the first console port, the developers are bringing the game over to PlayStation 4 for the first time.

Alongside the 3.5.0 expansion coming to PC and Xbox One in December, the PlayStation 4 version is also set to launch the same month. While the expansion has a set date of December 7, the PS4 version will launch during a vaguer time period sometime during December.

Check out the PS4 release trailer below.

Football Manager 2019 Has Something For Everyone

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Football Manager 2019 Has Something For Everyone

Football Manager 2019 is out on PC and mobile, but if you're a fan of the franchise you obviously don't need me to tell you that. You've probably already made Krasnodar the biggest club in the world – or maybe you're still tinkering with your training schedule in the pre-season. But as a neophyte to the series and all its complexities I'm here to tell everyone that there is room for all kinds of players in Football Manager 2019.

It's easy for your eyes to glaze over when you're not a hardcore fan looking at a yearly sports title's annual feature sheet. You haven't been playing each installment from front to back anyway, so why should this year catch your eye any more than the others? Football Manager 2019 does well to bridge this divide and give something to fans of all stripes through its fundamental design.

I'm not a huge fan of the game's menu colors or layout, but overall the title does a good job executing one of its basic charges: Giving players the information and tools they need to succeed, and then letting them take control of their destiny. It's not just through the new, optional induction tutorial system. Giving unsure or uninterested managers the choice to delegate whole sections of the game to their staff offers the flexibility necessary to offload parts of this large title without sacrificing its scope and complexity.

Report: Blizzard Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement Just Before BlizzCon

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Report: Blizzard Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement Just Before BlizzCon

Last week, Blizzard's keynote speech at BlizzCon ended with Diablo Immortal, a mobile Diablo game made in collaboration with Chinese mobile developer NetEase. The announcement stung certain fans, many of whom got extremely upset at the new game, partly because it is the only announced Diablo project on the horizon. According to a report from Kotaku, however, Blizzard was debating whether to mention Diablo 4 is in development at the same time and ultimately decided against it.

According to Kotaku's sources, the original intention was to announce Diablo Immortal, then end on a video of Blizzard co-founder Allen Adham confirming Diablo 4's existence and saying that the game is still development and not yet ready to show. Instead, the show ended with the Immortal announcement, concluding the conference on somewhat of a low note for fans in attendance as they sat silently waiting for a "One More Thing" coda.

The timeline matches with a blog post from Blizzard a few weeks ago, where the company tried to clamp down on expectations by more or less saying Diablo 4 is coming, but won't be at the show in any form. It is possible that Blizzard thought that announcement served the same purpose as the video, but it hard to speculate on their reasoning for choosing not to announce Diablo 4.

YouTube May Be Coming To Switch This Week

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YouTube May Be Coming To Switch This Week

Nintendo has had a public distaste for media apps on the Nintendo Switch, stating that they prefer to focus on the Switch as a games machine when asked about generally standard apps like Netflix. This stance is not entirely consistent, however, and seems like it will be made even less consistent with rumors of YouTube arriving on the system as soon as this week.

Over the weekend, French site NintendHOME found a listing on Nintendo of America's website which showed YouTube as a Switch app with a prospective release date of November 8.

❓Rumeur – L’application YouTube devrait arriver prochainement sur Nintendo Switch, plus précisément le 8 novembre si on en croit le site de Nintendo America. pic.twitter.com/NgvBhDJu1G

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Mercenaries Live Events Are Being Put On Ice

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Mercenaries Live Events Are Being Put On Ice

One of Ubisoft's prospective plans for Assassin's Creed Odyssey was the introduction of Mercenary occurrences, occasional live events that added epic mercenaries into Assassin's Creed Odyssey for the player to meet and kill. The idea was similar in function to Hitman's elusive targets, time-limited assassination targets that encouraged players to re-engage with the game during set times. For Ubisoft's game, however, a problem emerged when the last two mercenary events were cancelled on the eve of going live. Now the developer says that they're putting a freeze on the entire idea while they work out the bugs.

"Two weeks ago, when we attempted to launch the first Epic Mercenary Event with Damais the Indifferent, we discovered that the content didn’t properly appear for a majority of our players," a Ubisoft community manager explained in a forum post. "It wasn’t satisfactory to have an event available to only a portion of our players, so we decided to temporarily remove the Epic Mercenary Events from the game altogether until the issue is resolved. We are working on a fix and are hoping to introduce them later this month. We will provide an updated ETA as soon as possible."

NFL Skins Coming To Fortnite

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NFL Skins Coming To Fortnite

A new cultural phenomenon is teaming up with an old one; Epic Games has announced that Fortnite is partnering with the NFL. According to Epic's blog post, NFL-themed outfits are hitting the Fortnite item shop later this week on November 9. 

Six outfits will be available – three male, and three female. Once purchased, you can swap any of the skins to represent all 32 NFL teams and customize the number.

To get an idea how these uniforms might look in action, check out the reveal video below.

Metal Gear Solid V, Cities: Skylines Headline December's Humble Monthly Bundle

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Metal Gear Solid V, Cities: Skylines Headline December's Humble Monthly Bundle

Two games for December's Humble Monthly Bundle have been announced: Cities: Skylines and Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience. 

Humble Monthly is a $12/month subscription service that supports charities. Once subscribed, you get a handful of games each month at no extra cost that you can keep forever. The games are revealed periodically throughout the month.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience includes the full game, all DLC, and Ground Zeroes. Humble Monthly's edition of Cities: Skylines will also include its expansion After Dark.

Blizzard Responds To Backlash Surrounding Diablo Immortal

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Blizzard Responds To Backlash Surrounding Diablo Immortal

Following Diablo Immortal's reveal at Blizzcon this weekend, many fans have reacted to the announcement negatively as most hoped for a next major installment to the franchise.

The upcoming mobile title, Diablo Immortal, has been called a "slap in the face" by fans. Some claim it looks like a reskin of an already existing mobile game, Crusaders of Light, which is also made by NetEase.

During an interview with Kotaku, Blizzard co-founder Allen Adham explains that the studio expected some backlash, but "not to this degree."

Spyro Drone Flies Across America To Deliver Spyro Reignited Trilogy To Snoop Dogg

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Spyro Drone Flies Across America To Deliver Spyro Reignited Trilogy To Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is a big fan of Spyro the Dragon, and with the release of Spyro Reignited Trilogy coming up, he's being delivered a personal copy in a very special way.

A giant, fire-breathing Spyro drone is flying across America, from New York City to Los Angeles, to bring the Spyro Reignited Trilogy right to Snoop Dogg's doorstep. 

Hang tight @SnoopDogg I'm coming. NYC to LA. #SpyroToSnoop #SpyroDrone pic.twitter.com/laNiZYUBym

Reader Discussion – Do You Use The HDMI In Port On Your Xbox One?

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Reader Discussion – Do You Use The HDMI In Port On Your Xbox One?

When it launched back in 2013, the Xbox One promised it would be the all-in-one solution for media in your living room. This meant equipping it with an HDMI In port, which let you run other inputs, like that of a cable box, through it as well, letting you watch (and in some cases, control) your TV without swapping inputs. Neat, right?

I just don't think anyone uses it. For me, it acts as a test of memory when I'm trying to hook mine up to an new TV. Is the HDMI port I need to hook it up to my TV the one closest to the power cable, or the one furthest away. I swear I screw it up at least 70 percent of the time. But why is that port still there!?

I'm happy to be proven wrong about my assumption. Do you actually use that thing, for TV or anything else? Let me know!