Sony Reveals PlayStation Classic Mini-Console, Comes With 20 PlayStation Games

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Sony Reveals PlayStation Classic Mini-Console, Comes With 20 PlayStation Games

Sony has announced the PlayStation Classic, a mini-console akin to the NES Classic or SNES Classic from Nintendo, which contains twenty PlayStation games built-in.

While Sony has not given a full list of all the games available yet, their website announcing the product lists Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms as games included. Those games are also included in the reveal trailer, which you can find below.

The device has HDMI output and two controllers for local multiplayer titles. The miniature PlayStation will retail for $99 in the U.S. and is intended to release on December 3, twenty-four years to the day of the PlayStation's Japanese launch.

Pre-Vampire Raphael Revealed For Soulcalibur VI

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Pre-Vampire Raphael Revealed For Soulcalibur VI

Bandai Namco has revealed that Raphael, Soulcalibur's resident fencer who went from protagonist to antagonist over the course of the series, is back. Thanks to the magic of time travel and also, like, regular magic, Raphael can turn back the clock on becoming a vampire and instead just be a weird guy in a carnival of way weirder guys.

Raphael was leaked a few weeks ago through unofficial footage of a build that showed both him and Cervantes, both of whom have now been announced. If Bandai Namco were waiting to announce Cassandra, which clearly they must be, then now is a good time when we're all caught off-guard. 

Soulcalibur VI is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 19.

Pre-Vampire Raphael Revealed For Soulcalibur VI

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Pre-Vampire Raphael Revealed For Soulcalibur VI

Bandai Namco has revealed that Raphael, Soulcalibur's resident fencer who went from protagonist to antagonist over the course of the series. Thanks to the magic of time travel and also, like, regular magic, Raphael can turn back the clock on becoming a vampire and instead just be a weird guy in a carnival of way weirder guys.

Raphael was leaked a few weeks ago through unofficial footage of a build that showed both him and Cervantes, both of whom have now been announced. If Bandai Namco were waiting to announce Cassandra, which clearly they must be, then now is a good time when we're all caught off-guard. 

Soulcalibur VI is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 19.

Nintendo Switch Firmware 6.00 Available, Allows You To Play Digital Games On Different Systems

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Nintendo Switch Firmware 6.00 Available, Allows You To Play Digital Games On Different Systems

A new Nintendo Switch update, timed to release alongside the paid online subscription plan, has been released and is available for download now. The update adds Nintendo Online features like cloud saving, which is not available for every game, and perhaps an ill-timed addition of six new Toad icons.

The far bigger and decidedly surprisingly addition, however, is that digital games can now be shared among different consoles. Perhaps as a consequence of Nintendo now preventing Nintendo Network IDs from being unlinked to system profiles, you can now designate a Switch as a "Primary" system. On non-primary systems with the Nintendo profile signed in, digital content can be accessed whether or not that console was the purchasing console or not.

To put it another way, it seems to be very close to how Sony designates primary and non-primary PS4 consoles for accounts.

Nintendo Switch Firmware 6.00 Available, Allows You To Play Digital Games On Different Systems

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Switch Firmware 6.00 Available, Allows You To Play Digital Games On Different Systems

A new Nintendo Switch update, timed to release alongside the paid online subscription plan, has been released and is available for download now. The update adds Nintendo Online features like cloud saving, which is not available for every game, and perhaps an ill-timed addition of six new Toad icons.

The far bigger and decidedly surprisingly addition, however, is that digital games can now be shared among different consoles. Perhaps as a consequence of Nintendo now preventing Nintendo Network IDs from being unlinked to system profiles, you can now designate a Switch as a "Primary" system. On non-primary systems with the Nintendo profile signed in, digital content can be accessed whether or not that console was the purchasing console or not.

To put it another way, it seems to be very close to how Sony designates primary and non-primary PS4 consoles for accounts.

Madden Leads August Software Sales While Monster Hunter Creeps Back In Behind It

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Madden Leads August Software Sales While Monster Hunter Creeps Back In Behind It

The August data for U.S. video games are in from the National Purchase Diary, which tracks retail and some online sales depending on the publisher. August is traditionally known as the month where Madden releases and acts as a harbinger to a deluge of other games that didn't see fit to release in the early Summer months and this year is no exception.

Madden NFL 19 topped the list this year in software sold, making it the best launch month for a Madden game since Madden NFL 13 in 2012. While both debuts were huge, as a general rule, Madden tends to be the top game every August consistently except for the two years where NPD calendar's included it in September.

Madden, it turns out, is actually the only new listing of the top five this year. Monster Hunter World clawed its way back to the second spot thanks to the PC release, further solidifying Capcom's monstrous success with the game. Rainbow Six Siege jumped up six spots from the previous month, thanks partly due to aggressive free-play campaigns by Ubisoft and multiple eSports tournaments centered around the game.

Madden Leads August Software Sales While Monster Hunter Creeps Back In Behind It

about X hours ago from
Madden Leads August Software Sales While Monster Hunter Creeps Back In Behind It

The August data for U.S. video games are in from the National Purchase Diary, which tracks retail and some online sales depending on the publisher. August is traditionally known as the month where Madden releases and acts as a harbinger to a deluge of other games that didn't see fit to release in the early Summer months and this year is no exception.

Madden NFL 19 topped the list this year in software sold, making it the best launch month for a Madden game since Madden NFL 13 in 2012. While both debuts were huge, as a general rule, Madden tends to be the top game every August consistently except for the two years where NPD calendar's included it in September.

Madden, it turns out, is actually the only new listing of the top five this year. Monster Hunter World clawed its way back to the second spot thanks to the PC release, further solidifying Capcom's monstrous success with the game. Rainbow Six Siege jumped up six spots from the previous month, thanks partly due to aggressive free-play campaigns by Ubisoft and multiple eSports tournaments centered around the game.

Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition Announced For PlayStation 4 And PC

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Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition Announced For PlayStation 4 And PC

Late last night, Tri-Ace announced that their PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 RPG Resonance of Fate will be getting a 4K/HD Edition for PlayStation 4 and PC.

The sci-fi fantasy RPG was first released in 2010 and caught a lot of attention with its flashy and strategic combat. The game was originally published by Sega, but the company confirmed to us that they licensed the title to Tri-Ace for the HD remaster.

The 4K part of the title refers to the PC and PlayStation 4 Pro enhancements, while the base model will run the game at 1080p. All versions will run at 60 frames per second.

Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition Announced For PlayStation 4 And PC

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Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition Announced For PlayStation 4 And PC

Late last night, Tri-Ace announced that their PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 RPG Resonance of Fate will be getting a 4K/HD Edition for PlayStation 4 and PC.

The sci-fi fantasy RPG was first released in 2010 and caught a lot of attention with its flashy and strategic combat. The game was originally published by Sega, but the company confirmed to us that they licensed the title to Tri-Ace for the HD remaster.

The 4K part of the title refers to the PC and PlayStation 4 Pro enhancements, while the base model will run the game at 1080p. All versions will run at 60 frames per second.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Free Weekend Announced

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Ghost Recon Wildlands Free Weekend Announced

If you've wanted to play Ghost Recon Wildlands and just haven't had the time or inclination to pick it up, or are worried you might not stick with it long enough to justify the price, then Ubisoft is offering a free weekend to help solve those problems.

Play Ghost Recon Wildlands FREE this weekend and get access to a ton of Year 2 content. Keep your progress and get the game for up to 60% off!

The free weekend begins on September 20th at 12:00 a.m. PDT and ends for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 24th at 10:00 a.m. PDT. PC ends a day earlier on September 23 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. Players will have access to the entire game, including the single-player open world and all the multiplayer during those times.