Anthem Closed Alpha Coming Early December, Signups Now

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Anthem Closed Alpha Coming Early December, Signups Now

In a day full of Anthem news, EA and Bioware have just a bit more to say. Starting in December, players have a chance to participate in what Bioware is calling a Closed Alpha for Anthem with signups going on right now.

The Anthem playtest will be held on all the platforms the game is releasing on, so PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC get their own playtests. If you get into one, you're only able to playtest on that platform. The sign ups are held through EA's Playtesting site, so you can sign in here with your EA Account to choose your platform and cross your fingers.

Those who don't get picked will be placed on a waitlist to possibly be chosen.

Life Is Strange 2's Second Episode Has A Release Window

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Life Is Strange 2's Second Episode Has A Release Window

Life is Strange 2 kicked off in September to good reviews, but with no official word on the second episode's release, eager fans were left wondering when they could continue Sean and Daniel's adventure.

Good news came from a developer post on the official Life Is Strange Blog today which acknowledged the wait and explained, "The Life is Strange series is a project close to all of our hearts and one for which we do not want to rush development and thereby fail to meet the benchmark of quality and emotional impact that you, our players, deserve."

 The end of the post gave fans something to be excited about saying, "we can now officially say that Episode 2 will be released in January 2019," and later went on to tease more information coming in mid December. 

Gamers' Choice Awards Voting Window Extended, Adds Junior Voting

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Gamers' Choice Awards Voting Window Extended, Adds Junior Voting

Earlier this month, CBS announced its intentions to air a video game awards show on December 9 called the Gamers’ Choice Awards. After getting over 1.6 million votes, far more than expected, the voting window has been extended to December 2. You can go here to cast your vote.

An outcry from younger gamers was also heard so Gamers' Choice Junior categories have also been added. If you're under 13 years of age, you can vote here. You can see the Gamer's Choice Junior categories and nominees below.

Junior Fan Favorite Male Streamer

Gamers' Choice Awards Voting Window Extended, Adds Junior Voting

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Gamers' Choice Awards Voting Window Extended, Adds Junior Voting

Earlier this month, CBS announced its intentions to air a video game awards show on December 9 called the Gamers’ Choice Awards. After getting over 1.6 million votes, far more than expected, the voting window has been extended to December 2. You can go here to cast your vote.

An outcry from younger gamers was also heard so Gamers' Choice Junior categories have also been added. If you're under 13 years of age, you can vote here. You can see the Gamer's Choice Junior categories and nominees below.

Junior Fan Favorite Male Streamer

Get Ready For A New Anthem Trailer At The Game Awards

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Get Ready For A New Anthem Trailer At The Game Awards

The Game Awards airs next Thursday and it looks like the show is going all out to fulfill the promise of being gaming's biggest gala. We already know that ten new games will be unveiled on the award ceremony's stage. One of which, the host of The Game Awards, Geoff Keighley, teased recently. In a twitter post, Geoff announced a mysterious RPG title coming from Obsidian and Private Division

To follow this up, the Game Awards have promised to debut a trailer during the ceremony for the upcoming Sci-Fi online multi-player Anthem, which featured on Game Informer's cover back in July.  

Anthem has recently been in the news for possibly hinting the game might support cross-platform play sometime after launch. While Anthem won't release until February 2019, you can try to fill the time by checking out our hub

BioWare Teases "Secret Dragon Age Stuff" Details In The Coming Month

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BioWare Teases

BioWare is all about Anthem these days, but a blog post from general manager Casey Hudson teased that some details about "secret Dragon Age stuff" would be arriving in the coming month.

The blog, which you can read here, is mainly about where the development team is in terms of getting Anthem across the finish line. The game is currently at a point where the devs can take it and play it at home, which is exciting.

Near the end of the post, however, Hudson writes, "If you’ve been following these blogs, or myself and Mark Darrah on Twitter, you know we’re also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff.  Dragon Age is an incredibly important franchise in our studio, and we’re excited to continue its legacy.  Look for more on this in the coming month (though I won’t tell you where to look…)." It sounds like we might hear something about BioWare's fantasy franchise sometime in the next 30 or so days.

Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, Sonic Unleashed, And Aliens Vs. Predator Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

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Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, Sonic Unleashed, And Aliens Vs. Predator Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

Today, Major Nelson announced the addition of three new titles to the Xbox One’s backward compatible roster. Fans of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning can now resume their hack and slash role-playing on the Xbox One. Fans of the blue hedgehog will also be happy to hear Sonic Unleashed is now backward compatible and players can continue their fight against the xenomorphs with the now-backward compatible Aliens vs. Predator.

As of today, there are over 500 Xbox 360 titles now available for play on the Xbox One, so if you still haven’t made the jump to the current-gen system, there’s never been a better time. If you own the Xbox One X, some select Xbox 360 titles can even be played with enhanced graphics such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears of War 2, and Halo 3.

Backward compatible titles will instantly be available for download if you’re still using the same online profile from your Xbox 360 account, and if you used cloud saved games, you can pick up where you left off on either console. Players can also download backward compatible titles by inserting the corresponding game disc or purchasing the title from the Xbox live marketplace.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With 2.0 Update

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With 2.0 Update

Pocket Camp, the iOS and Android mobile device Animal Crossing game, released on November 21 back in 2017 and in order to celebrate the game's one-year anniversary, the game has been updated to version 2.0. Some of the affiliated updates are minor, like the ability to skip some scenes, but it also adds more intriguing things like "the cabin feature". You can check out the full list of updates below.

We don't know a whole lot about what's next for Animal Crossing, but we do know a new entry is making its way to Switch. You can read more about that here.

[Source: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp]

Fan-Favorite Character Emerges In New Dragon Ball Super: Broly Movie Clip

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Fan-Favorite Character Emerges In New Dragon Ball Super: Broly Movie Clip

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is a new Dragon Ball movie that will be making its way to North American theaters in January and it has some known quantities: Goku will be in it, Vegeta will be in it, Broly will be in it, and they will fight. A new 30-second clip from the film released today adds another character to the list: Gogeta.

You can check out the clip below which showcases the character as they take on Broly in some impressive fight sequences that will presumably appear in the final film.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly hits theaters on January 16. For more on the movie, head here.

Anthem Executive Producer Says No Cross-Platform Play... At Launch

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Anthem Executive Producer Says No Cross-Platform Play... At Launch

Anthem is a game that BioWare has been very clear will change and grow after it officially releases. In interviews the developer has taken a "never say never" approach to potential gameplay features, so make sure you keep that in mind while reading this tweet from producer Mark Darrah responding to a fan query on twitter.

Not at launch https://t.co/fzxBZz67iU

The definite news you can take from Darrah's response is clear – Anthem will not have cross-platform play at launch. Xbox players will not be playing with PC players on February 22. But, it also implies that cross-play could be in the game's future, and optimistically could potentially leap the PS4 hurdle. We have our fingers crossed, but also aren't holding our breath.