This Weekend's Xbox Showcase Features Updates On Crackdown 3, Minecraft, And More

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This Weekend's Xbox Showcase Features Updates On Crackdown 3, Minecraft, And More

If you can’t make it to Mexico City for the XO18 Xbox FanFest this weekend, Inside Xbox has you covered. Today, Microsoft announced a two-hour broadcast that will bring you all the news from the show, including updates for Crackdown 3, Forza Horizon 4, Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and State of Decay 2.

The show also promises news on the Xbox Game Pass lineup, with over a dozen new games to be announced. You can look forward to interviews with developers and Microsoft brass like Minecraft studio head Helen Chiang and Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer.

During the show, Microsoft will be giving out free in-game items for Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 4 for players who watch the show live on Mixer while logged into their Microsoft account.

This Weekend's Xbox Showcase Features Updates On Crackdown 3, Minecraft, And More

about X hours ago from
This Weekend's Xbox Showcase Features Updates On Crackdown 3, Minecraft, And More

If you can’t make it to Mexico City for the XO18 Xbox FanFest this weekend, Inside Xbox has you covered. Today, Microsoft announced a two-hour broadcast that will bring you all the news from the show, including updates for Crackdown 3, Forza Horizon 4, Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and State of Decay 2.

The show also promises news on the Xbox Game Pass lineup, with over a dozen new games to be announced. You can look forward to interviews with developers and Microsoft brass like Minecraft studio head Helen Chiang and Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer.

During the show, Microsoft will be giving out free in-game items for Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 4 for players who watch the show live on Mixer while logged into their Microsoft account.

Call of Duty Blackout Mode Patch Removes Troublesome 9-Bang Grenade

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Call of Duty Blackout Mode Patch Removes Troublesome 9-Bang Grenade

Last night Treyarch dropped a new patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's popular Blackout mode that makes some key changes to improve the experience. 

Several weapons have received balancing passes – most importantly SMGs now have a little more stopping power to make them relevant – but the most critical change comes with the removal of the frequently spammed 9-Bang Grenade. We've noticed this powerful projectile has become an increasingly common crutch for people to use before engagements, so its removal is a welcome change.

In addition, the patch adds a new event bringing in the Blightfather from Zombies, a fearsome beast whom players can take out to earn big rewards.  If you see a pillar of red light rising to the sky, that's your cue to head that way for the big encounter. You only have until November 13 to take this bad boy down.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Free on Xbox One For a Limited Time

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Free on Xbox One For a Limited Time

Starting tomorrow and going through November 11, Xbox owners can play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 for free with no Xbox Live Gold membership required. Microsoft is unlocking Gold membership benefits for these two games only through this weekend for its Free Play Days for All event. 

Anyone interested in playing these games can download PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds here and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 here

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the online multiplayer battle royale that popularized the genre. Up to 100 unarmed players parachute onto an island but only one walks out. In order to emerge victoriously, players must scour the island for weapons and loot that can give them the edge in the fight. Currently, PUBG is only available for Xbox One, PC, and mobile, but there have been rumors of the game coming soon to PlayStation 4

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds And Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Are Free On Xbox One For A Limited Time

about X hours ago from
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds And Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Are Free On Xbox One For A Limited Time

Starting tomorrow and going through November 11, Xbox owners can play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 for free with no Xbox Live Gold membership required. Microsoft is unlocking Gold membership benefits for these two games only through this weekend for its Free Play Days for All event. 

Anyone interested in playing these games can download PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds here and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 here

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the online multiplayer battle royale that popularized the genre. Up to 100 unarmed players parachute onto an island but only one walks out. In order to emerge victoriously, players must scour the island for weapons and loot that can give them the edge in the fight. Currently, PUBG is only available for Xbox One, PC, and mobile, but there have been rumors of the game coming soon to PlayStation 4

This War Of Mine Nails Down Switch Release Date

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This War Of Mine Nails Down Switch Release Date

The Switch release of This War of Mine, 11 Bit Studio's rumination on war's toll on civilians, has a more specific release date on the system – November 27.

Fans of the console are getting the title's Complete Edition, which bolsters the 2014 game with DLC such as The Little Ones (which adds kids), story-based addition Father's Promise, and the War Child DLC (which aids the charity organization of the same name).

For more on This War of Mine, check out Dan Tack's review of the original title as well as a trailer for DLC The Little Ones.

This War Of Mine Nails Down Switch Release Date

about X hours ago from
This War Of Mine Nails Down Switch Release Date

The Switch release of This War of Mine, 11 Bit Studio's rumination on war's toll on civilians, has a more specific release date on the system – November 27.

Fans of the console are getting the title's Complete Edition, which bolsters the 2014 game with DLC such as The Little Ones (which adds kids), story-based addition Father's Promise, and the War Child DLC (which aids the charity organization of the same name).

For more on This War of Mine, check out Dan Tack's review of the original title as well as a trailer for DLC The Little Ones.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Director Contemplates Side-Game Content For Remake

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Director Contemplates Side-Game Content For Remake

It's been a while since Final Fantasy VII's remake was announced at Sony's E3 conference and the game has only been seen once in video form since then, with nary a peep in the last few years. The game has changed developers and a lot of the work has reportedly been completely restarted, which gives director Tetsuya Nomura an opportunity to rethink Final Fantasy VII's conventions. One way of doing that, Nomura says, is to consider which of the Final Fantasy VII compilation titles might be better wrapped into the main story.

At a closed event for the Switch port of The World Ends With You, the attending Tetsuya Nomura was asked about one of the Compilation games. Nomura's response, translated by Gematsu, seems to wistfully wonder aloud how those games should fit into the FFVII remake.

“Not everyone may know this, but I’m remaking Final Fantasy VII," Nomura said with a laugh. "Right now I’m concentrating on Kingdom Hearts III, but when that’s finished, VII will be where I head next. I’m thinking about ideas regarding the remake’s release — I even spoke to producer Kitase about it today. All of us old-timers are considering various developments in regards to what accompanies the remake. Like if we can manage to do something about the Compilation [of Final Fantasy VII] titles too. But for the time being, please wait for VII‘s turn to come.”

Smash Bros. Director Says All The DLC For Ultimate Has Been Decided

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Smash Bros. Director Says All The DLC For Ultimate Has Been Decided

Last week during the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, series director Masahiro Sakurai introduced the first season of DLC by stating that five characters, which the team has not started work on yet, will come after the game has released. Sakurai introduced the season pass and apologized for being unable to announce the five characters yet. Today, he announced that those five characters have been chosen by Nintendo and basically ended discussion on the subject.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s DLC line-up is now complete. This time the selection was made entirely by Nintendo. I decide if we can create a fighter based on their selection, then come up with the plan.

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Take Your First Look At The NFL Skins In Fortnite

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Take Your First Look At The NFL Skins In Fortnite

Why would you want to wear a dinosaur or pumpkin skin when you could represent your favorite football team instead? This is a strange question that Fortnite players will soon be asking themselves when the NFL skins appear in the game on November 9. Popular Fortnite players like Ninja showed them off during their livestreams today.

Ninja, who is a huge Detroit Lions fan, was decked out in the team's iconic silver and blue. When the skins are purchased, the player can select any team and number for any match. So if you start out by wearing a Miami Dolphins skin with the number 22, your next match could be as a Chicago Bear with number 45. The skins that are being sold feature three distinct looks for both male and female avatars.

As you can see from the image below, you can round out the football look with a goal post melee item.