Special Edition Diablo III Switch Bundle Revealed

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Special Edition Diablo III Switch Bundle Revealed

Diablo III is shaping up to be a fairly big deal for Nintendo and Blizzard, two gaming giants that have mostly not worked together in decades. To celebrate, the two are going to be offering a Nintendo Switch bundle themed after Diablo III with a unique dock and art.

The Diablo III Switch bundle includes a download code for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, a Diablo-themed carrying case with the Blizzard logo on one side, a Switch itself with Diablo art on the back, grey joycons, and Diablo art on the Switch dock. Check out pictures of everything below.

The bundle is available for pre-order now at Gamestop and will be available with the game when it releases on November 2, same day as the game standalone. Last week, rumors swirled around the idea of Blizzard instituting crossplay for Diablo III soon, but they just as quickly downplayed any possibilities.

Special Edition Diablo III Switch Bundle Revealed

about X hours ago from
Special Edition Diablo III Switch Bundle Revealed

Diablo III is shaping up to be a fairly big deal for Nintendo and Blizzard, two gaming giants that have mostly not worked together in decades. To celebrate, the two are going to be offering a Nintendo Switch bundle themed after Diablo III with a unique dock and art.

The Diablo III Switch bundle includes a download code for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, a Diablo-themed carrying case with the Blizzard logo on one side, a Switch itself with Diablo art on the back, grey joycons, and Diablo art on the Switch dock. Check out pictures of everything below.

The bundle is available for pre-order now at Gamestop and will be available with the game when it releases on November 2, same day as the game standalone. Last week, rumors swirled around the idea of Blizzard instituting crossplay for Diablo III soon, but they just as quickly downplayed any possibilities.

Exclusive: Four Corpse Party Games Are Coming To PC Soon

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Exclusive: Four Corpse Party Games Are Coming To PC Soon

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from the Corpse Party series, but Xseed is bringing it back in force. The company is re-introducing some entries on PC that were previously exclusive to Sony’s portable systems and mobile, Book of Shadows and Blood Drive. On top of that, Sweet Sachiko’s Hysteric Birthday Bash and Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient are being added to the list of games North American players can get their hands on. 

Sweet Sachiko’s Hysteric Birthday Bash is a spin-off that takes Corpse Party in a new direction: romantic comedy. Yes, you read that right. The premise has series’ antagonist Sachiko Shinozaki, the twisted spirit who ruthlessly murdered countless students and superiors, throwing herself a birthday party. If you played previous games, you know Sachiko likes to toy with people, and we’re sure that will be on display here as she puts her guests - which include her previous victims – through various activities for her amusement. Team GrisGris said it was made in relation to fan feedback to create something a little lighter and happier...but only for this one special day. 

Exclusive: Four Corpse Party Games Are Coming To PC Soon

about X hours ago from
Exclusive: Four Corpse Party Games Are Coming To PC Soon

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from the Corpse Party series, but Xseed is bringing it back in force. The company is re-introducing some entries on PC that were previously exclusive to Sony’s portable systems and mobile, Book of Shadows and Blood Drive. On top of that, Sweet Sachiko’s Hysteric Birthday Bash and Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient are being added to the list of games North American players can get their hands on. 

Sweet Sachiko’s Hysteric Birthday Bash is a spin-off that takes Corpse Party in a new direction: romantic comedy. Yes, you read that right. The premise has series’ antagonist Sachiko Shinozaki, the twisted spirit who ruthlessly murdered countless students and superiors, throwing herself a birthday party. If you played previous games, you know Sachiko likes to toy with people, and we’re sure that will be on display here as she puts her guests - which include her previous victims – through various activities for her amusement. Team GrisGris said it was made in relation to fan feedback to create something a little lighter and happier...but only for this one special day. 

Rockstar Games Talks About Criticism Regarding Women In Its Games

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Rockstar Games Talks About Criticism Regarding Women In Its Games

With Grand Theft Auto, Bully, and Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games has proven itself to be one of the most innovative and provocative developers in the industry. But their games aren't always perfect. One of the most constant criticisms lobbied at the developer is a misogynistic streak over how the games treat its female characters, particularly when it comes to prostitution mechanic in Grand Theft Auto as well as story beats that feature women being kidnapped and beaten. Despite demonstrating the ability to create interesting and strong women characters like Bonnie McFarlane, no Rockstar Game has featured a woman as its protagonist outside of the avatars you can make in modes like Grand Theft Auto Online.

Speaking with Vulture, co-founder Dan Houser spoke about female characters in the context of Red Dead Redemption 2, implying that female representation will be different than previous titles:

The whole piece is a fascinating behind the scenes look into Rockstar Games. You can read it here.

Rockstar Games Talks About Criticism Regarding Women In Its Games

about X hours ago from
Rockstar Games Talks About Criticism Regarding Women In Its Games

With Grand Theft Auto, Bully, and Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games has proven itself to be one of the most innovative and provocative developers in the industry. But their games aren't always perfect. One of the most constant criticisms lobbied at the developer is a misogynistic streak over how the games treat its female characters, particularly when it comes to prostitution mechanic in Grand Theft Auto as well as story beats that feature women being kidnapped and beaten. Despite demonstrating the ability to create interesting and strong women characters like Bonnie McFarlane, no Rockstar Game has featured a woman as its protagonist outside of the avatars you can make in modes like Grand Theft Auto Online.

Speaking with Vulture, co-founder Dan Houser spoke about female characters in the context of Red Dead Redemption 2, implying that female representation will be different than previous titles:

The whole piece is a fascinating behind the scenes look into Rockstar Games. You can read it here.

Rockstar Games Reveals New Details About Red Dead Redemption II, Including Game Length Estimate

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Rockstar Games Reveals New Details About Red Dead Redemption II, Including Game Length Estimate

Vulture recently got the chance to visit Rockstar Games' Manhattan office and talk with the development team as Red Dead Redemption II nears release. The publication came away with a number of noteworthy new details.

Here are some of the biggest ones:

For more nuggets of information, you can read the Vulture piece here. If you want to know what we think of Red Dead Redemption II's gameplay so far, here's our hands-on preview.

Black Ops 4 Breaks Activision, PlayStation Store First-Day Digital Sales Records

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Black Ops 4 Breaks Activision, PlayStation Store First-Day Digital Sales Records

Along with some pretty high praise from critics (including Game Informer's own Dan Tack), Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has also gained some pretty high sales numbers from customers, breaking a few sales records on the digital sales front.

Activision has announced Black Ops 4 has sold more digital copies in its first day than any other game in Activision history, beating out Call of Duty: WWII's previous record and becoming the most popular Activision title on the Xbox One storefront. It's also broken the first-day record for any full game release on the PlayStation Store. Black Ops 4 also sold twice as much as WWII on PC, likely owing to this being the first game in the series to release on Battle.net instead of Steam. The company did not release specific overall or platform-specific sales, however.

For more on Black Ops 4, check out our recent New Gameplay Today Live using the game's split-screen feature, as well as our coverage hub for the game below.

Black Ops 4 Breaks Activision, PlayStation Store First-Day Digital Sales Records

about X hours ago from
Black Ops 4 Breaks Activision, PlayStation Store First-Day Digital Sales Records

Along with some pretty high praise from critics (including Game Informer's own Dan Tack), Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has also gained some pretty high sales numbers from customers, breaking a few sales records on the digital sales front.

Activision has announced Black Ops 4 has sold more digital copies in its first day than any other game in Activision history, beating out Call of Duty: WWII's previous record and becoming the most popular Activision title on the Xbox One storefront. It's also broken the first-day record for any full game release on the PlayStation Store. Black Ops 4 also sold twice as much as WWII on PC, likely owing to this being the first game in the series to release on Battle.net instead of Steam. The company did not release specific overall or platform-specific sales, however.

For more on Black Ops 4, check out our recent New Gameplay Today Live using the game's split-screen feature, as well as our coverage hub for the game below.

Check Out Some Behind-The-Cameras Secrets From Throughout The Resident Evil Series

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Check Out Some Behind-The-Cameras Secrets From Throughout The Resident Evil Series

After taking a look at what's going on in individual games outside the purview of the cameras, Youtuber Shesez has encompassed a series' worth of strange secrets in the latest episode of Boundary Break, which covers a few Resident Evil games.

Watch for some strange tidbits from throughout the series, which include neck textures only the women in Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles have, what happens to the Licker in Resident Evil 2 when it's not crawling on windows, and how some of the series' most iconic scenes are choreographed.