Sensational Sports Sales

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Sensational Sports Sales

All the major sports title may have already been released, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're late to the game. In fact, with many of them on sale for Black Friday and having updated since launch (oftentimes addressing maddening bugs, etc.) and some added content, now's a great time to pick up some of these titles.

Many of these can be found on the digital storefronts for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as regular retailers*, but check before clicking or heading out. Some of these also might be console-specific, only be digital, have different start/end times for their sales, have different sale pricing, etc.

Furthermore, some are offering deals on titles' special editions and in-game currency, so if you're interested in playing a game's fantasy collection mode like Ultimate Team, for instance, and want to pay for some premium currency, it can pay to get those too.

First Image Of Monster Hunter Movie's Actual Hunters

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First Image Of Monster Hunter Movie's Actual Hunters

It seems like there's a new image off the set of the Monster Hunter movie every few days, but this one is special. The first few images showed soldiers in Humvees holding guns as they traversed the desert, raising red flags for fans concerned about the adaptation of the game. Perhaps as a response, another image has shown up, which you can see above, courtesy of Sony's Twitter.

The image shows Tony Jaa wielding a Giant Jawblade, which is a bone weapon, and a crossbow. Milla Jovovich is carrying a pair of dual blades on her back. The movie's story follows a group of modern military soldiers discovering that monsters have invaded their world and can only be defeated by weapons made using the parts of monsters. Thus, they have to learn how to fight from actual monster hunters from another world, like Tony Jaa here.

"Behind our world, there is another," says the official studio description, "a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, revolting attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man who has found a way to fight back."

First Image Of Monster Hunter Movie's Actual Hunters

about X hours ago from
First Image Of Monster Hunter Movie's Actual Hunters

It seems like there's a new image off the set of the Monster Hunter movie every few days, but this one is special. The first few images showed soldiers in Humvees holding guns as they traversed the desert, raising red flags for fans concerned about the adaptation of the game. Perhaps as a response, another image has shown up, which you can see above, courtesy of Sony's Twitter.

The image shows Tony Jaa wielding a Giant Jawblade, which is a bone weapon, and a crossbow. Milla Jovovich is carrying a pair of dual blades on her back. The movie's story follows a group of modern military soldiers discovering that monsters have invaded their world and can only be defeated by weapons made using the parts of monsters. Thus, they have to learn how to fight from actual monster hunters from another world, like Tony Jaa here.

"Behind our world, there is another," says the official studio description, "a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, revolting attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man who has found a way to fight back."

Resident Evil Costumes Come To Street Fighter V

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Resident Evil Costumes Come To Street Fighter V

Resident Evil and Street Fighter universes have a lot in common, if you think about it. Both basically have things that are not called magic but are imperceptible from magic. Neither one likes to ever age their characters with rare exceptions of children who become capable adults. Both have zombi–okay I guess there's some differences, zombie costumes aside. You can minimize those differences, however, with Capcom's newly-announced Resident Evil costumes for Street Fighter V.

The new costumes are for Cammy, Kolin, and Urien. Kolin dresses up in Ada's Resident Evil 6 outfit, which seems like a missed opportunity to not use her red dress from Resident Evil 2 and especially 4. Urien completes the global saturation by dressing as Wesker, who has bad plans that inexplicably work out until Chris shows up. Cammy takes on the clothes of Jill Valentine, which gives her pants, so maybe she'll be less cold now.

You can check out the video for these costumes below.

Resident Evil Costumes Come To Street Fighter V

about X hours ago from
Resident Evil Costumes Come To Street Fighter V

Resident Evil and Street Fighter universes have a lot in common, if you think about it. Both basically have things that are not called magic but are imperceptible from magic. Neither one likes to ever age their characters with rare exceptions of children who become capable adults. Both have zombi–okay I guess there's some differences, zombie costumes aside. You can minimize those differences, however, with Capcom's newly-announced Resident Evil costumes for Street Fighter V.

The new costumes are for Cammy, Kolin, and Urien. Kolin dresses up in Ada's Resident Evil 6 outfit, which seems like a missed opportunity to not use her red dress from Resident Evil 2 and especially 4. Urien completes the global saturation by dressing as Wesker, who has bad plans that inexplicably work out until Chris shows up. Cammy takes on the clothes of Jill Valentine, which gives her pants, so maybe she'll be less cold now.

You can check out the video for these costumes below.

Call Of Duty Edges Out Red Dead Redemption II In October U.S. Sales

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Call Of Duty Edges Out Red Dead Redemption II In October U.S. Sales

October was always expected to be one of the most contentious months of the year for video game sales. While many publishers simply got out of the way of Red Dead Redemption II, Rockstar's first game since the mammoth Grand Theft Auto V broke every sales record, the month was still fairly packed. This month's report from the  National Purchase Diary, or NPD, paints a picture of a pretty booming game industry even separate from its biggest players.

In terms of software, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 rules the roost, edging out Take Two and Rockstar's old west adventure, though it isn't clear by how much. Before the oddsmakers take too much of a beating, however, it is important to note that Black Ops released on October 12 while Red Dead Redemption II released on October 26. This gave Black Ops 4 two more weeks of sales to count and positioned Red Dead Redemption much closer to the cutoff date for sales. It seems likely that a significant percentage of Red Dead Redemption II's sales will show up in the November NPD.

However, this takes nothing away from Call of Duty, which instantly rocketed to the top selling game of the year just solely based on its October performance. It seems, then, that Activision now has hard data to point to whenever anyone asks if Call of Duty games need a single-player campaign.

Call Of Duty Edges Out Red Dead Redemption II In October U.S. Sales

about X hours ago from
Call Of Duty Edges Out Red Dead Redemption II In October U.S. Sales

October was always expected to be one of the most contentious months of the year for video game sales. While many publishers simply got out of the way of Red Dead Redemption II, Rockstar's first game since the mammoth Grand Theft Auto V broke every sales record, the month was still fairly packed. This month's report from the  National Purchase Diary, or NPD, paints a picture of a pretty booming game industry even separate from its biggest players.

In terms of software, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 rules the roost, edging out Take Two and Rockstar's old west adventure, though it isn't clear by how much. Before the oddsmakers take too much of a beating, however, it is important to note that Black Ops released on October 12 while Red Dead Redemption II released on October 26. This gave Black Ops 4 two more weeks of sales to count and positioned Red Dead Redemption much closer to the cutoff date for sales. It seems likely that a significant percentage of Red Dead Redemption II's sales will show up in the November NPD.

However, this takes nothing away from Call of Duty, which instantly rocketed to the top selling game of the year just solely based on its October performance. It seems, then, that Activision now has hard data to point to whenever anyone asks if Call of Duty games need a single-player campaign.

Rurouni Kenshin Joins Jump Force's Roster

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Rurouni Kenshin Joins Jump Force's Roster

Bandai Namco has revealed the newest character for Jump Force, the Shonen Jump-based arena fighter bringing in characters from the magazine's long history. This time, both Himura Kenshin and Makoto Shishio from the 1994 manga Ruroni Kenshin are joining in for the crossover fighting game.

In Rurouni Kenshin, protagonist Kenshin was a former soldier/assassin renown for his swordsmanship, but was used by the military primarily to kill. As a consequence, a more adult Kenshin created a special blade with a blunt side facing forward so that he could defeat opponents without murdering them. Shishio is the primary villain from the manga's Kyoto arc, covered head-to-toe in bandages after being burned by the government.

While there is no video yet, presumably both characters will play with sword styles hewing close to their anime adaptations.

Rurouni Kenshin Joins Jump Force's Roster

about X hours ago from
Rurouni Kenshin Joins Jump Force's Roster

Bandai Namco has revealed the newest character for Jump Force, the Shonen Jump-based arena fighter bringing in characters from the magazine's long history. This time, both Himura Kenshin and Makoto Shishio from the 1994 manga Ruroni Kenshin are joining in for the crossover fighting game.

In Rurouni Kenshin, protagonist Kenshin was a former soldier/assassin renown for his swordsmanship, but was used by the military primarily to kill. As a consequence, a more adult Kenshin created a special blade with a blunt side facing forward so that he could defeat opponents without murdering them. Shishio is the primary villain from the manga's Kyoto arc, covered head-to-toe in bandages after being burned by the government.

While there is no video yet, presumably both characters will play with sword styles hewing close to their anime adaptations.

Spider-Man: Turf Wars DLC Impressions – Keep It Coming

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Spider-Man: Turf Wars DLC Impressions – Keep It Coming

Insomniac’s Spider-Man is being talked about as game of the year for many, so any excuse to play more is a good one. Fortunately, Insomniac has given us plenty of reasons to keep playing, with a series of DLC packs spaced only a month apart.

The second set of DLC, Turf Wars, picks up right where The Heist left off. When Hammerhead – an old fashioned gangster with a metal head – makes a play to become the city’s new crime boss, Spider-Man swings into action to save the day.

Fortunately, this DLC is full of good moments and interesting twists. The dialogue and the narrative maintain the level of quality on par with the base game, and I like how Insomniac plays with the power dynamics between Spider-Man and police captain Yuri Watanabe, as Yuri wrestled with how far she’s willing to go to take down New York’s dastardly villains. Oddly enough, much of the story feels standalone, so you don’t need to play The Heist (or even finish the main game) to play this, but I’d still recommend doing so.