PS4's Best-Selling PSN Games For January Revealed

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Now that February is underway, Sony has revealed last month's best-selling PS4 games on PSN in the US and Europe. January saw the release of two of this year's most anticipated titles, Capcom's Resident Evil 2 remake and Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts 3, and each one unsurprisingly charted highly on both sides of the pond.

Kingdom Hearts 3 was the most-downloaded PS4 game in the US in January, with Resident Evil 2 taking the runner-up spot. The survival horror game proved to be even more popular across the Atlantic; it was Europe's best-selling PSN game for January, while Kingdom Hearts debuted at No. 6.

The rest of the chart was made up largely of the usual suspects, including Rockstar's perennial hit Grand Theft Auto V, which continues to sell astoundingly well despite its age; the game was No. 2 and No. 3 in Europe and the US, respectively. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 took the No. 4 spot in the US, while PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, which made its PS4 debut in December, was No. 5 in Europe and No. 6 in the US.

Smackdown Will Air Live On Fox, And More WWE Content For The Network Planned

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In early 2018, Fox announced a deal with WWE to get the TV rights to its Tuesday night programming, Smackdown Live. The agreement, which cost Fox a reported $1 billion for five years, will kick off this October, but one question WWE fans have had was, "Will Smackdown continue to air live?"

There is official confirmation now about the fate of Smackdown in late 2019. "It's live, and what's remarkable [is] these are people that know their audience," Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier explained during the Fox executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour. "They're great storytellers and I think it fits beautifully with what we're doing."

While Smackdown is coming to Fox, there is more WWE content planned for this new partnership, treating wrestling more as a sport than a weekly, episode TV series. "The Fox sports networks, FS1, and others, will have some other wrestling--not live Smackdown, not Raw, but other ties to the WWE world."

Crash Team Racing Is Shaping Up To Be A Fantastic Recreation Of The Original

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Crash Team Racing Is Shaping Up To Be A Fantastic Recreation Of The Original

I adore Crash Team Racing; it was one of my favorite games growing up and it still is to this day. I remember every course, item, and shortcut from the original. And even after all these years, I can still compete against some of my best lap times. I firmly believe that CTR is the best kart racer of all time, and after playing a few hours of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, I can say with most certainty, that there's nothing to worry about about.

Nitro-Fueled's presentation is incredible. The three tracks I got to play--Crash Cove, Polar Pass, and Dingo Canyon--all looked great. There’s so much new detail that developer Beenox has packed into the remake, not only on the tracks themselves, but particularly in the backgrounds. In Polar Pass, for example, I noticed bears climbing banners while a train chugged along just above the raceway. Details like this added new life to classic tracks, elevating their presentation past the original.

New Black Ops 4 Update Rolls Out; Full Patch Notes Listed

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Treyarch has released another update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Only minor changes are being made to Blackout, but the update makes larger changes to Multiplayer and Zombies.

For Blackout, the update fixes an issue that allowed helicopters to fly outside of the circle on Ambush without malfunctioning. If you try to do so now, you're going to crash. Ambush is the newest game type in Black Ops 4's battle royale mode. It features a rapidly closing safe zone and limits players to sniper rifles, launchers, and melee weapons. Ambush will only be available for a limited-time.

Larger changes have come to Multiplayer and Zombies in the new update. In the former, the issues that allowed 9-Bang to be used more than once per round in Heist and caused stability problems in Search & Destroy have been fixed. Mercenary Nuketown has also been added as a Featured Playlist, with Hardcore Nuketown, Mercenary Capture Moshpit, and Endurance Chaos Moshpit being added to the Featured category rotation. For Zombies, the update fixes several different exploits and glitches that have been plaguing some of the weapons.

The Division 2 Beta Pre-Loading Begins

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Ubisoft is preparing to launch the beta test for The Division 2 this weekend, and you can begin pre-loading now. The beta will begin on February 7 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 10 AM GMT. Pre-loading began 24 hours before that point.

This is a private beta, so you can get access one of two ways. The first is to simply pre-order the game. Digital pre-orders will be granted access automatically without a key. You can also use manual links to add it to your library on Xbox One or PS4. Retail pre-orders will come with a unique code to be redeemed through the official site, which will then grant you a key. Note that digital pre-orders through the Epic Games Store will have their keys delivered in an email from Epic.

The other method of entry is to sign up through the official site and hope to be randomly selected. If you are, you'll receive an access key via email, and then redeem it through the same method as the pre-order.

WWE Elimination Chamber PPV 2019: Match Card And How To Watch It

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We're on the long, dusty road to Wrestlemania, but we have to make a pit stop at the last PPV before it that matters, Elimination Chamber--because Fastlane may as well be an episode of Monday Night Raw. Like most PPVs nowadays, there will be plenty of title matches on the card, but unlike most major WWE events, the star of the show is none other than the titular Elimination Chamber match.

This match, which we only see once a year, puts six--or 12 if it's a tag team match--WWE superstars into an enclosed cell, but to make things more interesting, four of the six competitors are placed in pods at the start of the match. Then, another competitor enters the match every five minutes. This is an elimination match, so it only ends when--well--all but one WWE superstar is left standing.

This year's event comes to PPV and the WWE Network on Sunday, February 17. And the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas will host it, beginning at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET / 12 AM GMT (February 18). Like all PPVs, there will be a Kickoff Show beginning one hour prior. Luckily, this event won't be as long as the Royal Rumble, which came in at around seven hours.

Game Release Dates In February 2019: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, And PC

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2019 may have only just begun, but this year has already given us some great new games, with many more on the way. Capcom and Square Enix capped off January with two veritable blockbusters, the Resident Evil 2 remake and Kingdom Hearts 3, and February has a handful of its own marquee titles in store for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

February 15 in particular is shaping up to be one of the busiest days of the year in terms of releases. Three big-name games are set to launch on that day, including Microsoft's oft-delayed Crackdown 3, Ubisoft's latest Far Cry game, New Dawn, and Metro Exodus. Bandai Namco's star-studded crossover brawler, Jump Force, also arrives that day, while BioWare's anticipated shooter/RPG follows closely behind on February 22.

That's on top of all the titles that have already been released, including Ace Combat 7, the Advance Wars-like strategy game Wargroove, and Respawn's surprise free battle royale game, Apex Legends. There are plenty of others on the way this month as well. You can see all of the biggest game releases for February 2019 below. For a wider look at what's ahead this year, be sure to check out our complete list of game release dates in 2019.