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.

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."

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.

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.