New Black Ops 4 Update Changes Blackout, Multiplayer, And Zombies; Full Patch Notes Listed

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Treyarch has revealed the full patch notes for the final January console update--titled 1.12--for Black Ops 4, which is now live. The update implements many changes in the console versions of the Call of Duty game, with Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies mode all being affected. Treyarch also wrote that additional content is "planned for later this week."

Update 1.12 adds Blackjack's Gun Game, Hardcore Moshpit, Endurance Chaos Moshpit, Mercenary Capture Moshpit, and Safeguard to the featured playlist in Multiplayer. In Zombies, classic and loot weapons have been added--which include the MP 40, Grav, Daemon 3XB, SWAT RFT, and KAP 45--and several bugs have been addressed.

For Blackout, all three levels of armor are being nerfed, with level three armor no longer fully protecting you from explosives or melee attacks. The radius and effectiveness of concussion grenades has also been reduced, while the fuse time and damage of the cluster grenade has increased. The new Blackout gametype Ambush has also debuted on PS4 with the new update, and is scheduled to come to Xbox One and PC next week.

Kingdom Hearts 3: Reviewing The Unreviewable

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Kingdom Hearts 3: Reviewing The Unreviewable

Welcome to our first ever Review Q&A, where GameSpot reviewers and friends take a deep dive into our review process (and hopefully answer some of your biggest questions). First up: Kingdom Hearts 3! Reviewer Tamoor Hussain and superfan Lucy James talk about the 14-year wait for Kingdom Hearts 3, the hardest parts of the review, and how nostalgia factors in to it all. Make sure to let us know if you'd like to see more behind-the-scenes reviews features like this one and how we can make them even better--but first, enjoy!

Tamoor Hussain is UK Editor and Global Head Of News for GameSpot. He reviewed Kingdom Hearts III, giving it an 8/10. On top of working at GameSpot, he’s got a side hustle as a full-time weeb. More importantly, he has been a lifelong fan of Kingdom Hearts since the series began.

Lucy James is Senior Video Producer at GameSpot. She's a part-time weeb who cried in the audience of the Sony 2013 E3 press conference when Kingdom Hearts III was announced. She can and will explain the plot of the series to you if you ask nicely.

PS4 Humble Bundle Gets You A Bunch Of Games For Very Cheap

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The Humble Bundle has partnered with PlayStation for a sale on a bundle of indie titles along with bonuses. The Humble Indie PlayStation Bundle offers up to nine PS4 games, with some proceeds going to charity, for a limited time.

At the lowest tier you can get Grim Fandango Remastered, The Bard's Tale Remastered, and InnerSpace. Those three games are available if you pay at least one dollar. The next level up unlocks if you pay more than the average, which as of time of writing is approximately $9. That tier includes Layers of Fear, Wasteland 2 Director's Cut, The Talos Principle, and Broken Age. Finally, the last tier unlocks at $15 or more, granting you Killing Floor 2 and Shadow Warrior.

Those nine games are joined by the soundtracks for Grim Fandango and InnerSpace at the dollar level, and the Layers of Fear and Broken Age soundtracks at the more-than-average level. As always you can pay what you want and select how the money is distributed to Humble, charity, and developers.

New PS4 Humble Bundle Gets You A Bunch Of Games For Very Cheap

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The Humble Bundle has partnered with PlayStation for a sale on a bundle of indie titles along with bonuses. The Humble Indie PlayStation Bundle offers up to nine PS4 games, with some proceeds going to charity, for a limited time.

At the lowest tier you can get Grim Fandango Remastered, The Bard's Tale Remastered, and InnerSpace. Those three games are available if you pay at least one dollar. The next level up unlocks if you pay more than the average, which as of time of writing is approximately $9. That tier includes Layers of Fear, Wasteland 2 Director's Cut, The Talos Principle, and Broken Age. Finally, the last tier unlocks at $15 or more, granting you Killing Floor 2 and Shadow Warrior.

Those nine games are joined by the soundtracks for Grim Fandango and InnerSpace at the dollar level, and the Layers of Fear and Broken Age soundtracks at the more-than-average level. As always you can pay what you want and select how the money is distributed to Humble, charity, and developers.

Star Wars Actor In Talks For Dune Reboot Movie

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The much-anticipated new movie adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel series Dune continues to add some big names. Following the news earlier this month that MCU stars Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgård will play key roles, it has now been reported that Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac is in talks to join the cast.

According to Variety, Isaac is in negotiations to play the role of Duke Leto, the father of lead character Paul Atreides, who will be played by Timothy Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name). As well as playing Poe Dameron in the recent Star Wars movie, Isaac is known for roles in Ex Machina, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Annihilation.

Skarsgård is set to play the evil Baron Harkonen, while Bautista will appear as "Beast" Rabban, Harkonen's nephew. The cast also includes Mission Impossible star Rebecca Ferguson, and the movie will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, who previously helmed Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival. Dune does not yet have a release date.

New PS4 Game Sale Now Live For PS Plus Members In The US

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On top of the ongoing PS Essentials sale, a new selection of PS4 game deals has gone live on the US PlayStation Store. From now until February 5, Sony is holding the PS Plus Specials sale, which offers discounts on an array of PSVR-compatible games--but only for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Capcom's critically acclaimed horror game, Resident Evil 7, is one of the many titles on sale this week. The standard edition is available for $15, while the Gold edition--which includes all of the game's DLC--is $25. You can also pick the DLC up individually at a discount; Banned Footage Vol. 1 is $5, Banned Footage Vol. 2 is $7.49, and End of Zoe is $9.

Beyond that, Dark Souls developer From Software's experimental VR game, Deracine, is $27. The VR version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is down to $36, while Ubisoft's unsettling Transference is $17.49. You can also get Until Dawn's VR prequel, The Inpatient, for $12, and the spin-off rail shooter Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is $4.49.

GameStop Abandons Attempts To Sell Itself

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GameStop has announced that it is no longer trying to sell itself to another company. The video game retail company did not provide further details as to what that means for its future.

"GameStop's Board has now terminated efforts to pursue a sale of the company due to the lack of available financing on terms that would be commercially acceptable to a prospective acquirer," GameStop said in a blog post. The announcement caused investment stock in GameStop to plummet, with the trading value decreasing by more than 25 percent to $11.24 USD at the time of this writing.

The company first began looking for a potential buyer in June 2018. GameStop went into talks with private equity firms and also hired a financial advisor, according to sources familiar with the situation. However, GameStop never confirmed a sellout was a definitive final outcome, and said in a statement that it was exploring other solutions to its financial difficulties as well.

GameStop Abandons Attempts To Sell Itself, Stock Takes A Major Hit

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GameStop has announced that it is no longer trying to sell itself to another company. The video game retail company did not provide further details as to what that means for its future, but its stock price has plunged dramatically as a result.

"GameStop's Board has now terminated efforts to pursue a sale of the company due to the lack of available financing on terms that would be commercially acceptable to a prospective acquirer," GameStop said in a blog post. The announcement caused investment stock in GameStop to plummet, with the trading value decreasing by more than 25 percent to $11.24 USD at the time of this writing.

The company first began looking for a potential buyer in June 2018. GameStop went into talks with private equity firms and also hired a financial advisor, according to sources familiar with the situation. However, GameStop never confirmed a sellout was a definitive final outcome, and said in a statement that it was exploring other solutions to its financial difficulties as well.

GTA 5 Giving Away Free Cash In February

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Grand Theft Auto Online is debuting a new RC toy car with all sorts of custom options and dangerous weaponry to pack a tiny wallop. But if you're not sure you want to buy yet, you can sample it in a series of new races and earn double rewards in the process. Plus just logging in can net you some free cash.

First off, logging into GTA Online each weekend in February will get you $250K in GTA cash, so coming back over and over will net you a total of $1 million. Each week's reward will populate into your Maze Bank account the following weekend.

You can also get both double cash and RP in any of the eight new races centered around the new RC Bandito: All Downhill From Here, Trailer Park Dash, Air Traffic Control, Beach Please, Docking Around, Paleto Bae, Go For 'Broke, and Tee'd Off. In addition, you can get double cash and RP from any Stunt Race, or from the Running Back (Remix) mode. Rockstar teases that a variety of modes will spit out double cash and RP the whole month of February as well.