Sony Sending Out Trial PlayStation VR Units To Select Plus Members

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Sony Sending Out Trial PlayStation VR Units To Select Plus Members

Although the peripheral is still selling well, Sony is trying at least one new way to get more people into PlayStation VR: Giving select PlayStation Plus members the chance to try it out for free.

It's too late to get in on the promotion now, unfortunately. PlayStation Plus yesterday received an email prompting them to try the platform for 14 days using a unique code in their email. The programs includes the "Free Trial Bundle," which includes a headset, Skyrim VR, and the PlayStation VR demo disc (the bundle does not seem to include PlayStation Move controllers).

The email sent members to this trial site, which is no longer accepting applications to receive the bundle. The site does prompt visitors to "check your email for future programs from PlayStation," which could be a generic company message or a possible indication that the promotion could return at some point in the future provided this round goes well.

Watch The Trailers For The Two Versions Of PUBG Headed To Mobile In China

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Watch The Trailers For The Two Versions Of PUBG Headed To Mobile In China

Earlier this week we reported that Tencent had big plans to bring PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to mobile in China. Those plans have turned out to be fairly major, as the company is publishing not one but two mobile versions of the game in China.

We know very little about either game, as all we have are to go on (in English, anyway) is a trailer apiece. One is developed by Timi Studio (which Tencent owns) adds naval battles and seems to more heavily emphasize combat, but the trailer for it is more cinematic (though it does look like it takes place using in-game assets). You can watch the trailer for that version below.

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What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash Bros., Gears Of War 4, And Rocket League

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What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash Bros., Gears Of War 4, And Rocket League

Although Dreamhack Winter will most likely be taking up your time this weekend, several other games also have marquee events this weekend.

Dreamhack is back for the Winter, bringing with tournaments for several major games. You can check out all the events below, and check out your favorites!

If one Smash event isn't enough for you, you can also catch the Super Smash Bros. For Wii U2GGC championship this weekend, which will also have several top players in attendance. (Stream and Schedule)

Cuphead Patch Nerfs Charge Shot Damage, Eliminates Mugman Army Glitch

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Cuphead Patch Nerfs Charge Shot Damage, Eliminates Mugman Army Glitch

Studio MDHR has released a promised patch for Cuphead today, nerfing the lauded Charge Shot and fixing up a few of the glitches in the game.

The charge shot, which had a damage per second about three times the starting weapon. Early on, Studio MDHR promised to fix this, which left a window for players to be able to get through the game with the damage intact, until now. As recompense, parrying while charging the shot no longer resets the charge, so damage should still be okay.

The patch also eliminates the Million Mugman Army, a glitch that allowed players to manipulate the co-op add in/drop out menu to add Mugman copies to the world map or, crucially, boss fights. You can check out a video of this glitch, which was awesome and I'll miss it even though I never used it, below.

Upcoming PlayStation 4 Theme Summons The Soul Of A PlayStation 2

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Upcoming PlayStation 4 Theme Summons The Soul Of A PlayStation 2

An upcoming PlayStation 4 theme has you partying like it's 2001 again.

The theme was made by Truant Pixel in cooperation with Sony in Japan, U.S., and even Naughty Dog, and is a love letter to the PlayStation 2's operating system. It even invokes the PS2's crystal clock in the background.

You can download it on December 6 to feel the power of Toy Story graphics in real time. Before that, though, you can check out a trailer of the new theme in action below.

Weekend Warrior – End Of The Year Grind

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Weekend Warrior – End Of The Year Grind

This weekend people in the office are mainly trying to catch up on the year's major releases and polishing off some nearly finished games. Let us know what you're playing this weekend in the comments below!

George Ash (@GeorgeEAsh) – Nothing new this weekend, I'll keep playing Heat Signature, which I bought on sale over the Thanksgiving break and have been enjoying. I'll also inevitably play more Overwatch, and may even pop back into PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or Cuphead.

Cody Mello-Klein (@Proelectioneer) – This weekend I’ll mostly be catching up on some TV (Mr. Robot) and continuing my new game + playthrough of the Witcher 3 because time is a flat circle and I’ll never stop playing the Witcher no matter what you say.

The Internet Thinks Thanos Looks Goofy, And Is Making Him Look Goofier

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The Internet Thinks Thanos Looks Goofy, And Is Making Him Look Goofier

The Avengers: Infinity War trailer came out the other day and people lit up with acclaim and speculation and a lot of quizzical looks at why Thanos looks so weird.

The Marvel comics supervillain that has a fetish for infinity stones and Death has been set-up as the Avengers' ultimate nemesis for more than a few movies, and thus more than a few years, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now that he has been officially revealed in a well-lit scene and not cast in shadows, the internet is wondering why actor Josh Brolin looks so much like a weird raisin in the role.

Thankfully, a character looking goofy means we get photoshops designed to amp up the goofiness and circle around and make us okay with the original goofiness.

Bloodborne Data Miners Find Unused Bosses And More

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Bloodborne Data Miners Find Unused Bosses And More

Around a day ago, Bloodborne data mining programs were publicly introduced on Reddit by user daemon1 after years of trying to dive deep into the game. In the time since, fans of the game have already gone through and found unused bosses and enemies in the game files.

Youtube user Sanadsk, who is well known for videos on lore and hidden content, was given files from daemon of both enemies and NPCs that didn't make it into the final game. Sanadsk was tasked with showing off the cool things that were left on the cutting room floor.

One boss, a golden-furred chimera beast, seems like it also has black fur, spurring speculation that it might have gone gold during the fight. Another boss looks like a two-headed winged demon that doesn't seem to make sense within Bloodborne's world, but would fit in well with Dark Souls. Related to that, a skeleton monster is also seen which is near-identical to Dark Souls 3's Carthus Skeleton enemy, indicating it must have been in Bloodborne originally.

Super Mario Run Is The Most Downloaded Game On Android In 2017

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Super Mario Run Is The Most Downloaded Game On Android In 2017

In Google's accounting of the top downloaded music, movies, games, and general things of 2017, with Nintendo's Super Mario Run topping the list for most downloaded game on the Google Play store.

The game, which is free to download but costs money to upgrade beyond the first world, was released on Android on March 22 after a four month exclusivity window for iOS. The game launched to generally mixed reception on both stores due to its price structure, which was seemingly out sync with the audience.

The game got a significant update in late September that added a new world, new characters, and using your own music for the game. Last month, Nintendo reported that, despite the 200 million downloads, Super Mario Run did not generate an acceptable profit.

Nintendo Reveals What Super Mario Cereal's Amiibo Does

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Nintendo Reveals What Super Mario Cereal's Amiibo Does

A few days ago, images of a Super Mario Cereal appeared on the internet, with Kellog's confirming its existence shortly after. Images of the box showed that the box itself acted as an Amiibo with Super Mario Odyssey, with the back of the box promising a vague "power up your adventure" functionality.

Thanks to a blog post from Nintendo, we now know what it does: unlock gold coins or a heart. That's it.

Depending on how often it can be activated, it might not be the worst thing in the world. There are challenges in the game that could definitely be aided by a heart every so often and there is a costume in the game that costs 9999 coins. It is also probably a good thing that the Amiibo in a possibly hard-to-find cereal box is not adding critical aspects to a game.