After 12 Years Of Only Making PlayStation Games, Quantic Dream Is Going Multi-Platform

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Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit developer Quantic Dream recently raised money from Chinese internet company NetEase, at which time many wondered if it meant that the French studio would continue to make games only for PlayStation consoles. Now we know it won't.

Quantic Dream boss Guillaume de Foundaumiere told GamesBeat that while the studio will continue to release games for PlayStation consoles, the exclusivity arrangement is seemingly over.

"We will continue to work on PlayStation, which is a platform we love and that we know very well, but we will also consider other platforms as we want to make our creations accessible to as many gamers as possible worldwide, regardless of the platform," he said. "This is definitely a shift for us after 12 years developing exclusively for PlayStation. We are confident we can make a smooth transition [to multi-platform development] while keeping the high level of quality that we target for our games."

Last Chance To Get January's Free Xbox One Games With Gold

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February is almost here, which means a new set of free Games with Gold will soon be available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. That also means time is running out to grab January's free titles, which are scheduled to go back to their regular price on February 1.

If you haven't grabbed this month's offerings yet, this is your last chance to download the critically acclaimed platformer Celeste and Ubisoft's beloved shooter Far Cry 2, both of which will remain free for Xbox Live Gold members through January 31. Thanks to backwards compatibility, the latter is also playable on Xbox One.

In addition to those two titles, another free game is available right now for Xbox Live Gold subscribers: the off-road racer WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship. This one will remain free until February 15, so you still have a little more time left to download it if you haven't already. You can see the full list of January's free games below.

Last Chance To Grab January's Free Xbox One Games With Gold

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February is almost upon us, which means a new set of free Games with Gold will soon be available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. That also means that time is running out to grab January's free titles, which are scheduled to go back to their regular prices on February 1.

If you haven't grabbed this month's offerings yet, this is your last chance to download the critically acclaimed platformer Celeste and Ubisoft's beloved shooter Far Cry 2, both of which will remain free for Xbox Live Gold members through January 31. Thanks to backwards compatibility, the latter is also playable on Xbox One.

In addition to those titles, another free game is available right now for Xbox Live Gold subscribers: the off-road racer WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship. This one will remain free until February 15, so you still have a little more time left to download it if you haven't already. You can see the full list of January's free games below.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Review Roundup - Here's What The Critics Are Saying

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Kingdom Hearts 3 is one of the most anticipated games of the year. Fans have been waiting years for the release date of the third mainline entry in the series to arrive, and that moment is nearly here--it launches tomorrow, January 29.

If you're not familiar with the series, you might enjoy our Kingdom Hearts story primer, or everything you need to know about Kingdom Hearts 3. One notable thing that's emerged in the last few days is that the game's epilogue will be added after launch to avoid spoilers being leaked. And if you want to know how long it will take to see that epilogue, you can find out by taking a look at Kingdom Hearts 3's campaign length estimate.

We awarded the game an 8/10 in our Kingdom Hearts 3 review, while critics across the board seem pretty positive about this concluding chapter. Read on below for a selection of other reviews or check out GameSpot sister site Metacritic for more, or head over to CNET for thoughts from a series newcomer.

Dean Ambrose Is Leaving WWE, The Company Confirms

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Dean Ambrose Is Leaving WWE, The Company Confirms

The Lunatic Fringe is headed for the exit. Former WWE Champion Dean Ambrose will leave WWE once his current contract expires in April. The news was first reported by PWTorch, before the company commented on the manner.

"Dean Ambrose (Jonathan Good) will not be renewing his contract with WWE when it expires in April," WWE said in a statement. "We are grateful and appreciative of all that Dean has given to WWE and our fans. We wish him well and hope that one day Dean will return to WWE."

The news comes as a surprise, given the last few months of Ambrose's career. After returning from injury, he briefly reunited with fellow The Shield members Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. After Reigns took a leave of absence from the company to battle leukemia, Ambrose turned heel and became Intercontinental Champion, entering into a lengthy feud with Rollins.

EA Removing FIFA Points In Belgium After Loot Box Crackdown, But The Drama Isn't Over Yet

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Gaming giant EA is removing FIFA Points, a form of virtual currency for the franchise's lucrative Ultimate Team mode, across all titles from the franchise in Belgium following the country's crackdown on loot boxes. In a blog post, EA said it came to the decision to remove FIFA Points following "discussions with the Belgian authorities."

The FIFA Points will be removed from all FIFA games on console and PC by the end of January, EA said. While FIFA Points will no longer be purchasable for Ultimate Team, people can still of course play Ultimate Team; going forward, all extra content can only be unlocked through gameplay. This was always the case, as the FIFA Points were available as an option for players who wanted to unlock new content faster. The game's other in-game currency, coins, along with the transfer market, will remain up and running in the wake of this news.

Gamers in Belgium will get to keep any unspent FIFA points, but, as mentioned, they will no longer be available to buy more. "We apologize to our players in Belgium for any inconvenience caused by this change," EA said.

Here Are Some 2019 Super Bowl And Halftime Show Options

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Here Are Some 2019 Super Bowl And Halftime Show Options


On Sunday, February 3, the NFL's NFC and AFC champions will face each other in the Super Bowl. Millions of people across the United States will be tuning in to see which American football team will reign supreme on CBS. Additionally, the halftime show for the evening will be a performance from Maroon 5. But what if you don't want to watch that halftime show? What if you don't want to watch the Super Bowl at all? Luckily, there is some counter-programming which may be up your alley.

There was a time that networks planned counter-programming for the Super Bowl Halftime show, like when MTV hosted its Celebrity Deathmatch halftime specials. However, that's not so much the case anymore. Regardless, there are a few options to avoid having to see Maroon 5 play. Additionally, if football isn't your thing, there are a few networks hosting TV and movie marathons that might be up your alley.

Below, you'll find some halftime show options and some non-football options to watch on Superbowl Sunday. Or you can figure out what is new to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video and avoid live TV altogether. We're kicking this off with three halftime show counter-programs.

Fallout 76 Update: Patch Notes Detail Tons Of Balance Changes And Bug Fixes

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Bethesda has released another update for Fallout 76 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. As the developer previously detailed, this patch focuses primarily on implementing various balance adjustments and resolving a "large wave" of bugs and other issues still lingering in the online RPG.

This time around, the patch weighs in at approximately 3.5 GB for PS4 and Xbox One, and 500 MB for PC. Among other changes, Bethesda has capped the carry weight limit to "1,500 pounds over the character's current maximum carry weight"--meaning if your carry weight limit is 210 pounds, your maximum will be 1,710.

"These limits exist primarily to keep servers from performing poorly, which can happen when we have too many items in the game world," Bethesda explained in its patch notes. "They also play [a] role in helping to regulate the in-game economy. We do recognize the desire to be able to own more of the cool items that we have in the game, and we are looking into a variety of solutions, including increasing the stash size."