New Xbox One Game Deals Available Now On Xbox Live

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Microsoft has kicked off a new sale on Xbox Live. This week, players will find discounts on nearly every installment in the Assassin's Creed series across Xbox One and Xbox 360, along with a selection of deals reserved exclusively for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

On the Xbox One side, last year's Assassin's Creed Odyssey has been discounted to $30, while the series' previous installment, Assassin's Creed Origins, is down to $19.80. Xbox One owners can also pick up The Ezio Collection--which packages Assassin's Creed II, Brotherhood, and Revelations together--for $20, while the fan favorite Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is $12.

On Xbox 360, both the original Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed Liberation HD--a remake of the series' previously Vita-exclusive spin-off--are down to $8 each, while Assassin's Creed III is $10. Thanks to backwards compatibility, all three of these games are also playable on Xbox One.

Fortnite Mobile Patch Adds Bluetooth Controller Support

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Fortnite's latest update adds the extra gear and bug fixes we've come to expect from Epic's regular updates, but one surprising addition comes after a long wait. The 7.30 update, which released just today across all platforms, finally adds bluetooth controller support on mobile devices.

Upon downloading the update, Android players will be able to use most Bluetooth gamepads and adapters including Steelseries Stratus XL, Gamevice, and Moto Gamepad. Players on iOS can use the MFi controllers like the Steelseries Nimbus and Gamevice. It also adds 60 Hz gameplay on some Android models, for those who want performance out of their mobile play.

Other additions in v7.30 include the chiller grenade and the return of the Solid Gold limited-time mode. The chiller grenade has a knock-back effect that makes enemies slide along the ground with icy shoes but be careful because it also affects your own teammates. The Solid Gold LTM makes every weapon drop Legendary quality, letting you more easily try out some new ones, and also provides more crafting materials.

Fortnite Mobile Patch Brings Bluetooth Controller Support

about X hours ago from

Fortnite's latest update adds the extra gear and bug fixes we've come to expect from Epic's regular updates, but one surprising addition comes after a long wait. The 7.30 update, which released just today across all platforms, finally adds bluetooth controller support on mobile devices.

Upon downloading the update, Android players will be able to use most Bluetooth gamepads and adapters including Steelseries Stratus XL, Gamevice, and Moto Gamepad. Players on iOS can use the MFi controllers like the Steelseries Nimbus and Gamevice. It also adds 60 Hz gameplay on some Android models, for those who want performance out of their mobile play.

Other additions in v7.30 include the chiller grenade and the return of the Solid Gold limited-time mode. The chiller grenade has a knock-back effect that makes enemies slide along the ground with icy shoes but be careful because it also affects your own teammates. The Solid Gold LTM makes every weapon drop Legendary quality, letting you more easily try out some new ones, and also provides more crafting materials.

Destiny 2 Update Rebalances Supers And Wrecks Nova Warp--Read The Patch Notes

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Along with Destiny 2's new Exotic weapon quest, The Draw, comes a big new update to the game that is likely to have some pretty sweeping changes for the Crucible, Destiny's competitive mode. The update rebalances basically all of the ultra-powerful Super abilities players use in the game, making some a little stronger and a few much less powerful.

Chief among the nerfs in Update 2.1.4 is the one to Nova Warp, one of the Supers added to the Warlock class with Destiny 2's big Forsaken expansion. The extremely powerful attack allowed players to fire off an explosion all around their bodies that vaporized anyone unlucky enough to get close. It was a Super that was tough to deal with when you were facing it down in the Crucible, seemingly lasting forever and absolutely destroying players at great distances.

Bungie has reeled in Nova Warp quite a bit, slowing down your movement speed while you're charging the explosion and increasing the energy cost of each charge, resulting in fewer explosions. Bungie also decreased the damage the attack can do to other players by 27% and dropped its duration by almost seven seconds.

Destiny 2 Update Patch Notes: Bungie Change Supers And Wrecks Nova Warp

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Along with Destiny 2's new Exotic weapon quest, The Draw, comes a big new update to the game that is likely to have some pretty sweeping changes for the Crucible, Destiny's competitive mode. The update rebalances basically all of the ultra-powerful Super abilities players use in the game, making some a little stronger and a few much less powerful.

Chief among the nerfs in Update 2.1.4 is the one to Nova Warp, one of the Supers added to the Warlock class with Destiny 2's big Forsaken expansion. The extremely powerful attack allowed players to fire off an explosion all around their bodies that vaporized anyone unlucky enough to get close. It was a Super that was tough to deal with when you were facing it down in the Crucible, seemingly lasting forever and absolutely destroying players at great distances.

Bungie has reeled in Nova Warp quite a bit, slowing down your movement speed while you're charging the explosion and increasing the energy cost of each charge, resulting in fewer explosions. Bungie also decreased the damage the attack can do to other players by 27% and dropped its duration by almost seven seconds.

The Hong Kong Massacre Review - Very Hard Boiled

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The Hong Kong Massacre Review - Very Hard Boiled

The Hong Kong Massacre aims to replicate the experience of a gun-kata-action scene, where characters shoot while diving through the air, performing acrobatic feats as they blow each other's brains out. It's an extremely violent riff on the twin-stick shooter, one clearly inspired by Hotline Miami and Max Payne. You play as a former detective in 1992 Hong Kong, seeking retribution against the Triad for murdering someone close to you. The exact specifics are unclear, but that doesn't matter too much--the plot elements are kept to a minimum, as the game focuses most of its energy into frenetic and satisfying action.

At the start of each mission you equip one of four guns--a pistol, SMG, rifle or shotgun--and are then unleashed in a top-down level to kill everyone inside it. Because of the zoomed-out view you can see into rooms and scope out opponents well before they know you're there. The rules of engagement are established quickly: one shot from any gun is all it takes to kill either you or your enemies (until later levels where some enemies get body armor and can withstand two shots), and you also need to collect new guns from the enemies you kill, lest you run out of ammo. If you go into a dive, you cannot be hit until the dive is over. Your enemies can dive too, and the same rules apply for them.

Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge Location Guide Week 4 (Jan. 29-Feb. 5): How To Complete The Week 4 Challenge

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Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge Location Guide Week 4 (Jan. 29-Feb. 5): How To Complete The Week 4 Challenge

Each week brings a shuffling of content to Destiny 2, and this week that includes the new Exotic weapon quest to reclaim the Destiny 1 hand cannon, The Last Word. The Ascendant Challenge, on the other hand, is not actually new--we're actually back to the fourth week of the cycle of challenges. But whether you've done it before or not, there's good reason to give it a shot, as Powerful gear awaits you as a reward. Here's where to go and what to do to complete the current Ascendant Challenge.

Before you try to tackle the Ascendant Challenge, the same requirements as always hold true; most notably, you need a Tincture of Queensfoil. This is a consumable item that you'll happen upon while playing in the Dreaming City, although you can also buy them. Using a Tincture gives you the Ascendance buff, which allows you to see a Taken portal. It's this portal you must go through to complete the Ascendant Challenge. Along with a Tincture, you have to grab the Ascendant Challenge bounty from Petra in the Dreaming City; it's through this that you actually get your Powerful gear.

DC Universe To Get Much Bigger, With Thousands Of Comics Added

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DC's streaming service DC Universe launched back in September, offering fans a mix of movies, TV shows, and comic books. It has now been announced that the service will be expanding its curated comic collection, more than doubling the number of titles on there over the next few months.

DC has confirmed that the current selection will be joined by thousands of titles, including some classic adventures from Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Among the latest additions are much-loved collections such as Batman: Hush, Batman: Year One, Gotham Central, Flashpoint, Infinite Crisis, Static Shock, and Superman: For All Season. There will also thousands of single issues representing the vast scope of DC's comic output, from classic adventures from the '80s to more recent New 52 and DC Rebirth stories.

In a statement, Sam Ades, senior vice president and general manager of DC Digital Services, said: "When launching DC Universe, we knew the comic reader was an area that we wanted to expand and provide more choice. Fans want a place to discover new titles and the opportunity to enjoy full arcs of iconic and notable storylines from start to finish. We are listening to fans and responding with an expanded comic book offering that improves the overall DC Universe experience."

PSA: iPhone Users Should Disable FaceTime Right Now

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Unless you're comfortable with people discreetly listening in on your most private conversations (it's okay, I talk about the movie Face Off with my cat, too), you should disable FaceTime right now on any supported devices. A newly discovered bug impacting iOS devices, including iPhones, allows someone to call another user through FaceTime and force it to begin transmitting the call receiver's audio--all without them potentially even being aware.

As originally reported by 9to5Mac, the process involves you initiating a FaceTime call and then adding yourself to the call again. Due to the bug, this causes the other person's device to effectively answer the call so that you can hear audio from their end. This has been confirmed by numerous other sources, and it's reportedly possible that--if the call receiver presses the Power button--video is transmitted, too.

Apple has acknowledged the bug and says a fix is coming later this week. In the meantime, it's disabled Group FaceTime functionality, which is seemingly to blame for the issues, although 9to5Mac says it's still possible to take advantage of the exploit.