New PUBG Xbox One Update Out Now; Here Are The Patch Notes

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New PUBG Xbox One Update Out Now; Here Are The Patch Notes

The PUBG test server (PTS) was recently opened for players to try new game updates and patches for the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. The server closed on July 16, and all the updates are now live in the main game.

The new update patches pretty much every weapon in PUBG, and also adds a new firearm and vehicle. The UI has been given a noticeable improvement, the OC and AS servers have been merged into one Australian server, and the leaderboards have been completely reset. Player movement in regards to sprinting, shooting, and swimming have also all been tweaked. How sound works has been updated so players can more easily discern from which direction gunshots are coming from as well.

Perhaps the easiest change to notice is the new flight path that appears on the map prior to the start of a match. This will help players decide on a spot to parachute to before even getting on the plane, and more easily coordinate with teammates.

Amazon Prime Day 2018: The Best PC Gaming Hardware Deals (US)

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: The Best PC Gaming Hardware Deals (US)

After a long buildup, Amazon Prime Day 2018 is finally here, and we're into the second day of the sale. Running now through 11:59 PM PT July 17 (3 AM ET July 18), Prime members can save money on products in all kinds of categories on Amazon, including, of course, video games. Of particular note, tons of PC gaming hardware is on sale, from keyboards and mice to headsets and monitors. Among the latest deals to pop up is one on the Oculus Rift VR headset. You can get a Rift with two Touch controllers for $350, matching Amazon's lowest price ever.

We've sifted through the Prime Day deals and come up with our picks for the best deals on the best PC gaming gear. There are also a limited number of PC games on sale, including Xbox Play Anywhere-supported titles like Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 7 that you can see in your roundup of the best Xbox One deals.

What if you're not a Prime member? No worries, because as long as you haven't been a member for the past year, you can get a free one-month trial. That will carry you through Prime Day, getting you all the deals you want. And you can always cancel your membership before you have to pay if you don't want to continue it.

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best TV Show And Movie Deals (US Only)

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The deals keep coming on Amazon Prime Day 2018. The 36-hour event sees markdowns on a wide-range of products--some great, some weird. If you're here, maybe you've purchased enough games are curious about what else you can get. Lucky for you, there's an assortment of Blu-ray, 4K, and DVD movies and TV series that are on sale.. There's even an additional 20% off at checkout--though some titles do not include the discount. Below you can find a roundup of the best deals on the biggest movies and TV shows available.

Some of the most notable highlights include Game of Thrones Seasons 1-7 for $75, Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series for $24.67, and Spider-Man: Homecoming for $12.95. But there are countless others to pick from, especially if you're a big film buff. We've compiled a shortlist below, but if you want to see all there is to see, check out the full Amazon listing.

Remember that many of the deals you'll find during Prime Day run for a limited-time, ending before Prime Day wraps up late Tuesday, July 17 (3 AM ET on July 18). Add items to your cart quickly if you want to take advantage of these deals, but make sure to check out our Prime Day shopping tips to help you sort through the sales responsibly. Otherwise, we'll continue to update our roundups with the best deals we find.

Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals: Best 4K UHD Movie Sales (US Only)

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Amazon Prime Day is ongoing, and there is a staggering number of deals available. Not all of them are necessarily good deals, of course, but those in the market for movies do have some solid options. Specifically, those hunting for 4K UHD deals are in luck, as a nice selection of films can be had for $15 or less in the US.

Before diving into the specifics, remember that you'll need a Prime membership to take advantage of Prime Day deals. If you aren't currently a member and haven't been one in the recent past, you can likely sign up for a free trial, getting you access to Prime perks for the next 30 days. You can cancel before it auto-renews and still get to take home some cheap TVs, cooking equipment, games, or whatever else you want.

We've already rounded up a selection of some of the best movies and TV shows, as well as anime, but 4K deals in particular are desirable for those with the required hardware. If you're anything like me, you want to re-buy movies, but doing so at the crazy MSRPs of 4Ks is off-putting. Amazon Prime Day should make doing that (or picking up something new you want to get your hands on) much easier.

Create Your Own Game Deals Right Now For PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (US Only)

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Create Your Own Game Deals Right Now For PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (US Only)

Most of today's retail attention is aimed at Amazon Prime Day. But even though the online mega-retailer has cut prices on many items across nearly all categories, not everything is on sale. In an effort to share some of the spotlight, the retailer Rakuten is cutting 20% off prices on everything on its site--provided you enter the promo code SAVE20 at checkout. That means you don't need to wait around hoping Amazon does a Lightning Deal on the item you want. You can just buy it from Rakuten.

But as with all good things in life, this deal has some drawbacks. Like Prime Day, the promo code is only good until tonight at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET. The maximum discount you can get is $50, and the deal will end early if "promotional funding is exhausted." That's from the fine print. What's not in the fine print is that a number of items on the site have seen their prices cranked up higher than normal, meaning you won't actually get 20% off the MSRP for everything.

Despite those drawbacks, some good gaming deals are available at Rakuten today. You can get a Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Cons for $272 or one with gray Joy-Cons for $280 (down from $300). A PlayStation Pro 1 TB is down to $336 (from $400). Controllers for Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 can be had for between $40 and $50.

Best Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Gaming Deals On Switch And 3DS (US)

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Best Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Gaming Deals On Switch And 3DS (US)

We're nearing the end of Amazon Prime Day 2018, which means you have until the end of July 17 to get deals on all kinds of items from Amazon, including video games. The deals are strictly for Prime members, but even if you're not a subscriber, you can probably get a free trial month here to take advantage of the deals.

As is often the case when it comes to gaming deals, Nintendo fans don't have it quite as good as PS4 and Xbox One owners, but we can still find some good deals if we poke around. Games for Switch in particular have not at all been well-represented, but we've updated the list below with a selection of games we've spotted with a discount. Some of these aren't specific to Prime Day and thus don't require a membership, but the price cuts are also fairly modest in some cases--you can get $5 off MSRP on some of Nintendo's best games, like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.

Let's dive into the best Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS/2DS deals available during Prime Day 2018--just keep your expectations in check if you're hoping to be blown away.

Best Amazon Prime Day Gaming Deals: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, And 3DS

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We've cruising toward the end of Amazon Prime Day for 2018, and that means there are numerous deals for you to peruse before the sale concludes. In the US, the sale started out by taking down Amazon's website for many users. Now that it's working, you'll need an Amazon Prime membership--and you can sign up for a free trial if you don't already have one. There's still a fair amount of time left to take advantage of the sales on offer, and there may still be some to come that we don't yet know about.

Prime Day runs until midnight on the night of Tuesday, July 17 (3 AM ET). Some deals will be far more limited than that for one reason or another--some will only run for a few hours, while others will sell out, as we saw with a nice Nintendo Switch bundle--although that has since come back in stock, and it remains one of the best gaming deals from the sale. All of this makes it difficult to secure the best deals, but we're rounding up all of the top offers we've found for you below. We'll update this throughout the rest of Tuesday as more deals become available. Switch game deals have been disappointingly few and far between, but we have updated our Switch roundup with what few offers we've been able to spot. Some aren't Prime Day-specific, but hey--a deal is a deal.

Mario Tennis Aces Update On Nintendo Switch Will Nerf Bowser Jr.

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One of the most controversial competitors in Mario Tennis Aces is going to be nerfed later this week. Bowser Jr., whose extra long reach makes him a little too good at reaching difficult shots, has been criticized as unbalanced among the community and pro players alike. That will start to be addressed this Thursday with a new patch that, among other things, reigns in Bowser Jr.'s power level.

According to the patch notes, version 1.1.2 will adjust how fast Bowser Jr. can move when charging a shot and lower the angle to hit the ball back. Those changes may seem minor, but the notes are sure to point out that further balance changes are coming to Bowser Jr. before the August tournament. Rebalancing before a major tournament is likely a priority, since he's dominated tournaments and even led to finalists criticizing the game publicly.

Naturally, Bowser Jr. isn't the only target of the patch. All characters will have their ranges adjusted, along with tweaks to the amount of energy needed for Trick Shots. This will shorten the time to recover energy and reduce how much energy is used for a late Trick Shot. A returned serve will be unable to inflict a Body Shot until it bounces once.

Unlock Eight Alternate Box Art Options For Octopath Traveler On My Nintendo

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Unlock Eight Alternate Box Art Options For Octopath Traveler On My Nintendo

Octopath Traveler's box art celebrates the eight-person traveling troupe in its entirety, but if you find yourself especially fond of one character, Nintendo has provided additional box art you can use instead. The box art is limited to North America.

There are eight designs in total, one for each main character. All eight box arts can be downloaded from My Nintendo for 50 Platinum Points. You can buy them right now. They'll remain on My Nintendo through the rest of 2018 if you'd rather wait until after you've beaten the game though.

Don't worry, Platinum Points aren't related to Nintendo's Gold premium currency. You won't have to purchase more games to get the points you need. Platinum Points are typically unlocked by performing small tasks after you've logged into the My Nintendo home page, such as entering the eshop or linking your account across multiple Nintendo platforms.

Best Xbox One Game Deals On The Xbox Store This Week

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A new assortment of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games are now on sale in the Microsoft Store. As per usual, a number of these deals are only available to those who have an Xbox Live Gold subscription, but even players without one will be able to pick up a handful of great titles at a discount this week.

Anime fans in particular have a lot of great deals to choose from right now as part of the Microsoft Store's big Anime Sale. The Dragon Ball brawler-RPG, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, is discounted to $10 / £10, while the Deluxe edition of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is $29.70 / £22.93. Those who'd like to pick up both games can get the Dragon Ball Xenoverse Super Bundle for $34 / £26.

On top of that, all Xbox One owners can grab the acclaimed Zelda-like adventure Okami HD for $14 / £11.19. Additionally, both Standard and Deluxe Fortnite founders packs are on sale for everyone; the former is available for $24 / £21, while the latter can be yours for $36 / £30. Xbox Live Gold members, meanwhile, can get the beautiful platformer Fe for $10 / £9 and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 for $5 / £4.50.