Xbox Games With Gold For August Includes Forza, For Honor, And More

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Xbox Games With Gold For August Includes Forza, For Honor, And More

Microsoft has announced what games Xbox Live Gold members can look forward to in August, and there’s a good amount of variety in the selection of freebies.

Throughout the entire month, players can grab Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One, which received solid reviews back in 2014. For the first two weeks of August, players can also pick up the polarizing Dead Space 3, which is playable on both 360 and Xbox One thanks to backward compatibility.

Starting on August 16, players can participate in some knight-on-Viking-on-samurai warfare in Ubisoft’s For Honor, which despite a rocky launch, has been improving ever since and is kicking off its seventh season of free DLC next month. Players can also pick up Epic Mickey 2 in the latter half of August; like Dead Space 3, it is available on both 360 and Xbox One.

No Man's Sky Players Are Reporting Erased Save Files

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No Man's Sky Players Are Reporting Erased Save Files

No Man's Sky received a huge update recently that adds a wealth of content to the game, including fleshed-out multiplayer. However, some players are reporting issues with the Next update, namely that the game starts them from the very beginning when they load their save file.

Hello Games has responded to this issue, saying there is a hotfix for that issue (and several others) on the way. It will go live on PC first and then PS4/Xbox One soon:

A new build has been sent to experimental on PC. This will go live to everyone on PC soon. Hot fix patches are in flight for PS4 and XBox (MS/Sony cert means this is a tiny bit slower, but will be with you asap) https://t.co/wm30JeWt5W

No Man's Sky Players Are Reporting Erased Save Files

about X hours ago from
No Man's Sky Players Are Reporting Erased Save Files

No Man's Sky received a huge update recently that adds a wealth of content to the game, including fleshed-out multiplayer. However, some players are reporting issues with the Next update, namely that the game starts them from the very beginning when they load their save file.

Hello Games has responded to this issue, saying there is a hotfix for that issue (and several others) on the way. It will go live on PC first and then PS4/Xbox One soon:

A new build has been sent to experimental on PC. This will go live to everyone on PC soon. Hot fix patches are in flight for PS4 and XBox (MS/Sony cert means this is a tiny bit slower, but will be with you asap) https://t.co/wm30JeWt5W

NHL 19 Open Beta Out Today

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NHL 19 Open Beta Out Today

Start practicing your dangles and cellys with the NHL 19 open beta, which starts today (at the time of this writing it's not yet available) and runs through August 2. This year's preamble focuses on the game's World of Chel hub, including Ones, Threes Drop-In, and the Pro-Am.

Ones is a 1v1v1 free-for-all where everyone simply competes to grab the puck and score on a single goalie. Threes is self-explanatory, and the Pro-Am is a single-player tutorial of sorts to get you attuned to the player-lock play of the EASHL.

No matter which mode you play you can try out the game's revamped class system, which lets you tweak your physique (which then alters your attributes) and try loadouts of primary and secondary traits. These traits, like Booming Slapper, also positively and negatively affect your player.

NHL 19 Open Beta Out Today

about X hours ago from
NHL 19 Open Beta Out Today

Start practicing your dangles and cellys with the NHL 19 open beta, which starts today (at the time of this writing it's not yet available) and runs through August 2. This year's preamble focuses on the game's World of Chel hub, including Ones, Threes Drop-In, and the Pro-Am.

Ones is a 1v1v1 free-for-all where everyone simply competes to grab the puck and score on a single goalie. Threes is self-explanatory, and the Pro-Am is a single-player tutorial of sorts to get you attuned to the player-lock play of the EASHL.

No matter which mode you play you can try out the game's revamped class system, which lets you tweak your physique (which then alters your attributes) and try loadouts of primary and secondary traits. These traits, like Booming Slapper, also positively and negatively affect your player.

NHL 19 Open Beta Out Today

about X hours ago from
NHL 19 Open Beta Out Today

Start practicing your dangles and cellys with the NHL 19 open beta, which starts today (at the time of this writing it's not yet available) and runs through August 2. This year's preamble focuses on the game's World of Chel hub, including Ones, Threes Drop-In, and the Pro-Am.

Ones is a 1v1v1 free-for-all where everyone simply competes to grab the puck and score on a single goalie. Threes is self-explanatory, and the Pro-Am is a single-player tutorial of sorts to get you attuned to the player-lock play of the EASHL.

No matter which mode you play you can try out the game's revamped class system, which lets you tweak your physique (which then alters your attributes) and try loadouts of primary and secondary traits. These traits, like Booming Slapper, also positively and negatively affect your player.

Free DLC For Ni No Kuni II Coming In Early August

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Free DLC For Ni No Kuni II Coming In Early August

Ni no Kuni II won us over with its combination of strong storytelling, solid RPG combat, and base-building mechanics when it released last March. For those who can't get enough of this colorful kingdom, more DLC is on the way soon. 

Bandai Namco laid out plans for forthcoming content, including season pass DLC, which the publisher says the first part will be available this winter. However, the free Adventure Pack update will be arriving first on August 9, offering two new bosses for players to take on as well costumes for Evan and crew:

Dutch Dota 2 Players Can Now See What's In Their Next Loot Box

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Dutch Dota 2 Players Can Now See What's In Their Next Loot Box

Dota 2 players in the Netherlands can now see what's going to be in their next loot box in the Treasury after Valve made changes to the game to satisfy Dutch regulations.

Players can see the contents of their next loot box, which is tied to their account, so resetting your computer isn't going to change what's in the box. Furthermore, the box odds are the same, and boxes can only be bought one at a time, with the contents of the next one only appearing after you buy the first one. 

Earlier this year, Dutch authorities declared that loot boxes in titles like Dota 2 ran afoul of the country's gambling laws because they're tied to real-world value. Dota 2's market is apparently disabled, but Valve made the change to the boxes nonetheless.

All 109 Episodes Of Batman: The Animated Series Will Be Released On Blu-Ray October 16

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All 109 Episodes Of Batman: The Animated Series Will Be Released On Blu-Ray October 16

WB has been teasing a blu-ray release for the well-loved early 90s Batman cartoon, Batman: The Animated Series, for a few months now. Finally, we have details of what such a package would look like, and there's good news and bad news.

The collector's edition includes every single episode of the series, including the two movies Mr. Freeze: SubZero and Mask of the Phantasm, Joker and Harley Quinn Funko Pops, and assorted other goodies. It also retails for the pretty alright price of $112.99. 

The bad news is that the collection is limited to 30,000 copies, which means it is almost going to be sold out before its October 16 release date. It's not clear why it's so limited, but if you're eager to get your hands on it, you probably don't want to wait.

Nickelodeon Kart Racers Announced, Pit A Sponge Against A Talking Baby

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Nickelodeon Kart Racers Announced, Pit A Sponge Against A Talking Baby

Announced today and out in a few months, Nickelodeon and GameMill Entertainment have announced a Nickelodeon kart racer titled Nickelodeon Kart Racers for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.

The game pits characters from Nickelodeon history against each other on tracks from a lot of the same series, like Tommy's house in Rugrats, Bikini Bottom, the sewers of New York City, and Arnold's school. Confirmed characters include Tommy Pickles, Reptar, and Angelica from Rugrats; Helga and Arnold from Hey Arnold; Patrick and Sandy from SpongBob SquarePants; and all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the new cartoon.

The game will be releasing on October 23 for $39.99.