The Game Awards Reveals 2017 Award Nominees

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The Game Awards Reveals 2017 Award Nominees

The Game Awards has released its list of nominees for this year's show, with fans able to cast their votes for the first time.

In an announcement released earlier today, The Game Awards host lays out its nominees across all categories for its upcoming 2017 award show on December 7. In terms of games, knock out hits like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Destiny 2 lead the pack, while titles like Persona 5 and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice are in the running for more than a few themselves.

There's also a host of other catagories and nominees which can be viewed down below. It should also be noted that this is the first year fans can vote for their favorite entries through several social media platforms [Full Disclosure: Game Informer is on the voting jury]. Be sure to check out The Game Awards' official site for instructions on how to cast a vote.

Gifting Is Now Available For Everyone On Xbox One

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Gifting Is Now Available For Everyone On Xbox One

You can now gift Xbox One games through the console's store, a feature that had previously only been available to preview program members.

Xbox program director Mike Ybarra confirmed the news last night on Twitter, advertising that the feature comes in time for Christmas gifting. When buying games on the Xbox One store, the option to gift the purchase to another Xbox Live user will be right there. Make sure to be aware what region the recipient is in, however, as you want to use the regional story to match whoever is receiving the gift.

Have a friend who spent all their money on the Xbox One X and needs software but hates physical games? Christmas shopping just got easier!

Gifting Is Now Available For Everyone On Xbox One

about X hours ago from
Gifting Is Now Available For Everyone On Xbox One

You can now gift Xbox One games through the console's store, a feature that had previously only been available to preview program members.

Xbox program director Mike Ybarra confirmed the news last night on Twitter, advertising that the feature comes in time for Christmas gifting. When buying games on the Xbox One store, the option to gift the purchase to another Xbox Live user will be right there. Make sure to be aware what region the recipient is in, however, as you want to use the regional story to match whoever is receiving the gift.

Have a friend who spent all their money on the Xbox One X and needs software but hates physical games? Christmas shopping just got easier!

Cards Against Humanity Promises To Save America In Latest Marketing Event

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Cards Against Humanity Promises To Save America In Latest Marketing Event

Cards Against Humanity is back with another limited holiday promotion, providing the game's fanbase with another surprising twist, akin to previous events about purchasing wilderness or poop

Despite the company behind the card game of the same name saying they’re done with holiday promotions of this sort, they’re back again with what the company describes as a plan to save America. According to a mockumentary set in the future and their FAQ, Cards Against Humanity is purchasing land along the U.S.-Mexico border, giving each person a bit of the land and retaining a law firm specializing in imminent domain to make sure a wall is never built. The mockumentary promises five more days of surprises to follow, but doesn’t detail them. As the company says on their website, “if you voted for Trump, you might want to sit this one out.”

A $15 purchase comes with additional surprises in later packages, but here on Day 1, all purchasers are being promised an illustrated map of the land, a certificate of promise to fight the building of a border wall, new cards for Cards Against Humanity, and other unnamed items spread out over six physical packages to be sent over the course of December 2017.

Cards Against Humanity Promises To Save America In Latest Marketing Event

about X hours ago from
Cards Against Humanity Promises To Save America In Latest Marketing Event

Cards Against Humanity is back with another limited holiday promotion, providing the game's fanbase with another surprising twist, akin to previous events about purchasing wilderness or poop

Despite the company behind the card game of the same name saying they’re done with holiday promotions of this sort, they’re back again with what the company describes as a plan to save America. According to a mockumentary set in the future and their FAQ, Cards Against Humanity is purchasing land along the U.S.-Mexico border, giving each person a bit of the land and retaining a law firm specializing in imminent domain to make sure a wall is never built. The mockumentary promises five more days of surprises to follow, but doesn’t detail them. As the company says on their website, “if you voted for Trump, you might want to sit this one out.”

A $15 purchase comes with additional surprises in later packages, but here on Day 1, all purchasers are being promised an illustrated map of the land, a certificate of promise to fight the building of a border wall, new cards for Cards Against Humanity, and other unnamed items spread out over six physical packages to be sent over the course of December 2017.

Hollow Knight Switch Slips To 2018, Other Consoles Being Considered

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Hollow Knight Switch Slips To 2018, Other Consoles Being Considered

Hollow Knight, the 2D Dark Souls-like Metroidvania by Team Cherry, has slipped into 2018 for its Switch port.

In a blog post on their website, the developer was candid and simply said that they need more time for code optimization due to the PC version being taped together in an optimized way. The game is up and running, it just needs a bit more work before it is ready for release. 

The blog post also mentions that other consoles are being considered. When Hollow Knight was originally announced, the targets were PC and Wii U, with the latter eventually changing to the Switch. Now Team Cherry is in talks with other platform holders, but remains committed to getting the Switch version out first.

Hollow Knight Switch Slips To 2018, Other Consoles Being Considered

about X hours ago from
Hollow Knight Switch Slips To 2018, Other Consoles Being Considered

Hollow Knight, the 2D Dark Souls-like Metroidvania by Team Cherry, has slipped into 2018 for its Switch port.

In a blog post on their website, the developer was candid and simply said that they need more time for code optimization due to the PC version being taped together in an optimized way. The game is up and running, it just needs a bit more work before it is ready for release. 

The blog post also mentions that other consoles are being considered. When Hollow Knight was originally announced, the targets were PC and Wii U, with the latter eventually changing to the Switch. Now Team Cherry is in talks with other platform holders, but remains committed to getting the Switch version out first.

Ubisoft Pitches In To Support Northern California Fire Relief Efforts

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Ubisoft Pitches In To Support Northern California Fire Relief Efforts

Last month, a series of deadly wildfires broke out across Northern California, leaving at least 41 people dead and forcing more than 20,000 people to evacuate the area. While the effects of the flames are still felt across California, many people have stepped up to support both the victims and fire relief efforts, including game developer Ubisoft. As of today, new Assassin's Creed t-shirts and hoodies are available now in the US store, and all of the proceeds for which go to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund.

With a team in San Francisco, Ubisoft like many developers in Northern California has felt the effect of these fires firsthand. “We have employees, family and friends that were directly impacted by these fires," said Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft Americas. "We’ve donated money and we’ll roll up our sleeves volunteering, but we want to do more. The shirts are just one of the ways we can continue to support our neighbors who have lost everything.” 

The limited edition Assassin's Creed t-shirt and hoodie both display the phrase "NorCal Strong" and are available until December 31. Go here for more information about the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, which has raised more than $20 million in donations to help those affected by the fires. 

Ubisoft Pitches In To Support Northern California Fire Relief Efforts

about X hours ago from
Ubisoft Pitches In To Support Northern California Fire Relief Efforts

Last month, a series of deadly wildfires broke out across Northern California, leaving at least 41 people dead and forcing more than 20,000 people to evacuate the area. While the effects of the flames are still felt across California, many people have stepped up to support both the victims and fire relief efforts, including game developer Ubisoft. As of today, new Assassin's Creed t-shirts and hoodies are available now in the US store, and all of the proceeds for which go to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund.

With a team in San Francisco, Ubisoft like many developers in Northern California has felt the effect of these fires firsthand. “We have employees, family and friends that were directly impacted by these fires," said Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft Americas. "We’ve donated money and we’ll roll up our sleeves volunteering, but we want to do more. The shirts are just one of the ways we can continue to support our neighbors who have lost everything.” 

The limited edition Assassin's Creed t-shirt and hoodie both display the phrase "NorCal Strong" and are available until December 31. Go here for more information about the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, which has raised more than $20 million in donations to help those affected by the fires. 

Report: Nintendo And Universal In Talks About Making Animated Super Mario Movie

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Report: Nintendo And Universal In Talks About Making Animated Super Mario Movie

Nintendo and Universal are in talks about bringing Mario back to the big screen, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal

The article states that Illumination Entertainment, the company behind both Despicable Me and Minions, is close to reaching a deal with Universal Pictures and Nintendo to create an animated Super Mario Bros. film. The previous and only feature length movie starring Mario was 1993's Super Mario Bros., which starred Bob Hoskins. 

Nintendo already has a deal with Universal to open up a Nintendo Land section in select Universal Studios theme parks, which will include rides based off franchises such as Donkey Kong and Mario Kart. The first of these theme park areas is opening up in Osaka to coincide with Japan's hosting of the 2020 Olympic Games.