Xbox Exec Responds To Claims That Microsoft Has Too Few Exclusives This Year

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Xbox Exec Responds To Claims That Microsoft Has Too Few Exclusives This Year

Xbox Studios general manager Shannon Loftis is "a little bit confused" over the claims that the Xbox One's holiday 2017 lineup of exclusive is on the weak side. Speaking to Game Informer, Loftis said Microsoft has "really good lineup" of exclusives this year. She mentioned titles like PUBG, which will launch on Xbox One before any other console, as well as titles like Forza Motorsport 7, Super Lucky's Tale, and Cuphead. You need to have an Xbox One (or a PC) to play any of those games this year.

"In terms of exclusives, I've heard that rumor and I'm a little bit confused because we have a really good lineup this holiday," Loftis said. "We've got the most popular game on the planet in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds--the Xbox console is going to be the only place where you can play that. We also have Forza Motorsport 7, which every single year reinvents the racing genre and basically owns racing in the video games industry."

Loftis went on to point out that already released Xbox One exclusives are getting updates for the Xbox One X, including Halo 5, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Halo Wars 2, Dead Rising 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Gears of War 4, among others.

Mini Centipede Arcade Machine Hits Kickstarter Goal In One Day

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Mini Centipede Arcade Machine Hits Kickstarter Goal In One Day

The crowdfunded Replicade X Centipede went live on Kickstarter on October 17 and hit its campaign goal of $50,000 in just over 24 hours. It's a 12-inch tall, 1/6th-scale arcade cabinet that plays Centipede using the original arcade ROM and it's officially licensed by Atari. GameSpot was able to take part in an early demonstration with a preview unit.

As for technical specifications, the bite-sized cabinet is built with wood housing and uses proprietary hardware to run the ROM. For the display, the Replicade has a 3.5-inch LCD screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio in portrait orientation. As for controls, the trackball and fire button are scaled down too, but function similarly to the original cabinet. Power comes from a lithium-ion battery that charges through a micro USB port. All the visual features are translated as well, like the laminated vinyl artwork on the cabinet's sides and the LED backlit logo above the screen.

New Wave Toys founder Shilo Prychak stated that the Replicade machines are intended to be functional collectors items produced in limited quantities. He also plans to expand the collection of Replicade machines for other retro arcade games beyond Centipede. And although the goal is to stick with the 1/6th scale, other games may require a larger dimensions to be properly played.

Nintendo Switch 4.0 Update Adds Video Capture Support, Data Transfer, And A Lot More

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A big new update for the Nintendo Switch is out now. Update 4.0.0 adds a number of notable features, perhaps the biggest of which are video capture support and the ability to transfer data to a new system.

With the update applied, you can hold down the Capture button and this will record the previous 30 seconds, saving to your album. You can then edit your video and share it to Facebook and Twitter. Supported games include Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Arms, and Splatoon 2. This feature may not be working for all of these games yet, as we tried it in Mario Kart 8 and a prompt said it was unsupported.

The other major new feature in the 4.0 update is the ability to transfer user and save data to another Switch. Complete instructions on how to do this can be found here.

Nintendo Switch 4.0 Update Adds Video Capture And Data Transfer Support, More

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A big new update for the Nintendo Switch is out now. Update 4.0.0 adds a number of notable features, perhaps the biggest of which are video capture support and the ability to transfer data to a new system.

With the update applied, you can hold down the Capture button and this will record the previous 30 seconds, saving to your album. You can then edit your video and share it to Facebook and Twitter. Supported games include Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Arms, and Splatoon 2. This feature may not be working for all of these games yet, as we tried it in Mario Kart 8 and a prompt said it was unsupported. All of the other games worked, so it's not immediately clear what's going on with Mario Kart 8.

The other major new feature in the 4.0 update is the ability to transfer user and save data to another Switch. You must have the 4.0 update to do this. Complete instructions on how to perform the data transfer can be found here on Nintendo's Support site.

Nintendo Switch 4.0 Update Adds Gameplay Recording And Data Transfer Support, More

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A big new update for the Nintendo Switch is out now. Update 4.0.0 adds a number of notable features, perhaps the biggest of which are video capture support and the ability to transfer data to a new system.

With the update applied, you can hold down the Capture button and this will record the previous 30 seconds, saving to your album. You can then edit your video and share it to Facebook and Twitter. Supported games include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Arms, and Splatoon 2. This feature is not working yet for Mario Kart 8. An message in the Switch's news channel says the feature is supported at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe version 1.3.0, but the current version is 1.2.1. So it sounds like the feature will be unlocked later in the racing game. Nintendo also says "many more games" will add support for video capture in the future.

Destiny 2 Servers Will Be Down Tomorrow

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Bungie has announced the next round of server maintenance for Destiny 2. The servers will be down on Thursday, October 19, for a period of four hours.

A post on Bungie's website explains that the downtime will begin at 8 AM PT tomorrow, at which time you won't be able to log in. At 9 AM PT, everyone who is still in an activity will be booted to the title screen. The maintenance is scheduled to end at 12 PM PT.

As always, things could change as it relates to the specific timing of the downtime. It could be shorter. It could be longer. As part of this maintenance, you will be prompted to download update 1.0.3.5.

Gran Turismo Sport's $46,600 Version; Dragon Ball FighterZ Release Date! - GS News

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GameSpot News with Jess McDonell and Dan Crowd—well, just Dan Crowd today I guess—brings you the video game news that matters. At least, for the previous 24 hour period. What happened today?

Dragon Ball FighterZ continues to bring all your favourite Dragon Ball Z characters, along with some of the ones you hate, to its flashy, 2D fighting circus act. Two more characters were announced today, could they be your favourites? (It’s unlikely). More importantly, a Japanese release date was also announced, meaning the Western one won’t be far behind it.

The Halos you love are about to get better. Well, marginally. A couple of Xbox One X patches were confirmed for the Master Chief Collection and Halo Wars 2, with an aim to bring significant visual upgrades to the game. But that’s not all! 343 talked about some of their plans to modernised a bunch of Halo’s systems in the future. Halo will NEVER DIE.

Riverdale's Season 2 Ratings Surge Thanks To Netflix

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Riverdale's Season 2 Ratings Surge Thanks To Netflix

With a number of new shows premiering, the biggest victory of the fall TV season may actually be the return of a series on The CW. After ending its first season with rather mediocre ratings, Riverdale returned on October 11 to quite a surprise--a much larger audience.

When it comes to live ratings, the new season of the series based on Archie Comics premiered to a 60% larger audience than the series debut did early in 2017. With 2.3 million live viewers, it fell just under The Flash--2.8 million viewers--when it comes to being the highest-rated show of the week on The CW. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the good news doesn't stop there. The show's live-plus-3 ratings--which include viewing via DVR up to three days later-- jumped to 3.3 million total viewers.

What prompted the major uptick in audience? There's a number of possibilities, whether it was episodes being available on The CW's app, reruns airing over the summer, or even the show having a strong presence at San Diego Comic-Con. That said, the answer to Riverdale's audience mystery should be obvious: Netflix.

WWE TLC 2017 Live Results And Updates

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WWE TLC 2017 Live Results And Updates


This Sunday, October 22, the team of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose reunites once again as The Shield to take on The Miz and his four stars in a TLC handicap match. That's not the only big match happening at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Raw brand-exclusive PPV, TLC, has six other matches, including the debut of former NXT women's champion Asuka.

It all kicks off at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on the WWE Network, with the Kickoff Show happening one hour earlier. Here's the entire match card and our predictions.

This Sunday, October 22, the team of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose reunites once again as The Shield to take on The Miz and his four stars in a TLC handicap match. That's not the only big match happening at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Raw brand-exclusive PPV, TLC, has six other matches, including the debut of former NXT women's champion Asuka.

It all kicks off at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on the WWE Network, with the Kickoff Show happening one hour earlier. Here's the entire match card and our predictions.