Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Weekly Event Offers Double Bonuses

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Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Weekly Event Offers Double Bonuses

Nintendo has revealed the next in-game event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. While previous ones have been themed around certain kinds of Spirits, this week's event will give players a chance to earn some extra bonuses.

The Double XP and SP event kicks off on January 10 at 10 PM PT (1 AM ET / 6 AM GMT on January 11) and runs for the usual three days, concluding at the same time on January 13-14. During the event, you'll earn twice the normal amount of Spirit experience and Spirit Points when you participate in Spirit Board matches.

In contrast to the game's previous events, it doesn't appear that any particular Spirits will pop up more frequently on the Spirit Board during Double XP and SP, but the event does provide a good opportunity to power up your own Spirits quickly.

CES 2019: AMD Radeon 7 Announced, Price And Release Date Confirmed

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At CES 2019, AMD president and CEO Lisa Su announced the world's first 7nm gaming GPU, titled the Radeon VII. According to CNET, Su claims it's the most powerful gaming GPU the company has ever built.

AMD displayed the Radeon VII's technical prowess at CES, demoing Devil May Cry 5. Su said the game was running "well above" 60 frames per second at 4K resolution. She also mentioned that in comparison to AMD's Vega 64, most games on average get a 25 percent performance boost on the Radeon VII. Certain titles, such as Battlefield V, can receive as high as a 35 percent increase. The Radeon VII will have 16 gigabytes of high-performance memory and one terabyte a second bandwidth

The Radeon VII is scheduled to release February 7 and cost $700. The gaming GPU comes bundled with the remake of Resident Evil 2, The Division 2, and Devil May Cry 5.

CES 2019: AMD Radeon 7 GPU Announced, Price And Release Date Confirmed

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At CES 2019, AMD president and CEO Lisa Su announced the world's first 7nm gaming GPU, titled the Radeon VII. According to CNET, Su claims it's the most powerful gaming GPU the company has ever built.

AMD displayed the Radeon VII's technical prowess at CES, demoing Devil May Cry 5. Su said the game was running "well above" 60 frames per second at 4K resolution. She also mentioned that in comparison to AMD's Vega 64, most games on average get a 25 percent performance boost on the Radeon VII. Certain titles, such as Battlefield V, can receive as high as a 35 percent increase. The Radeon VII will have 16 gigabytes of high-performance memory and one terabyte a second bandwidth

The Radeon VII is scheduled to release February 7 and cost $700. The gaming GPU comes bundled with the remake of Resident Evil 2, The Division 2, and Devil May Cry 5.

January PS Now Games Announced: Prey, Metro 2033 Redux, And More

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The start of a new month means the release of some new games. Though January is usually a slow month for new games, Sony's here to compensate by announcing the release of a host of new PS Now games, including God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Onechanbara Z2: Chaos, Project CARS 2, and more.

Headlining the list of January's PS Now game offerings is Arkane Studios' atmospheric FPS, Prey. Released in May 2017, Prey sees Morgan Yu use his newfound powers to battle against aliens and uncover the secrets that lurk within the Talos I space station. In addition to Prey, PS Now will get another FPS this month: 4A Games' Metro 2033 Redux. Initially released in March 2010 before getting re-released in the Metro Redux collection in August 2014, Metro 2033 Redux follows Artyom as he attempts to save his home station from the dangers prowling in the darkness of the Metro.

Dune Reboot Movie Cast Keeps Getting Better, With MCU Actor In Main Villain Role

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Dune Reboot Movie Cast Keeps Getting Better, With MCU Actor In Main Villain Role

The new movie adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel series Dune continues to take shape. Following the news earlier this week that Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista will star as the villainous "Beast" Rabban, it has been reported that Thor actor Stellan Skarsgård will take on the key villain role of Rabban's uncle, Baron Harkonen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Skarsgård joins Timothy Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), who plays main character Paul Atreides, and Mission Impossible star Rebecca Ferguson in the movie. Skargaard is best known for his role of Eric Selvig in several Marvel movies, including Thor and The Avengers, and as Bootstrap Bill in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He is also the father of actors Alexander and Bill Skarsgård.

Dune does not yet have a set a release date, but it will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, who previously helmed Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival. The multi-book series was written by Frank Herbert, and the first volume was published in 1965. The movie was first announced in February 2017, when Herbert's son Brian suggested that it could be the first part in a series of films.

Fallout 76 Patches And Updates for January Outlined

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Bethesda continues to iron out issues in Fallout 76, with a couple of new patches on the way for the game soon. In a new post on its website, the developer shared details on some of the tweaks and changes it'll be rolling out for the online RPG this month.

The first update is slated to arrive next week, on January 14. This one will focus primarily on making further improvements to the game's performance and stability. Bethesda says the patch will also resolve a number of issues that have been raised by players, such as fixing exploits and tweaking Perks and weapons. Full patch notes will be shared next week.

Beyond that, Bethesda is working on another patch that it plans to launch "near the end of the month." This one will likewise focus on making community-requested fixes for various issues in the game, among them the number of plans that Vendors have available and other problems with Perks.

Sony Reveals Top Downloads For December 2018

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Though it's still freezing outside, Sony's holiday season heated up the competition, selling more than 90 million PS4s as of December 31. In addition to being the fourth best-selling console of all time--currently behind the Wii, PlayStation, and PlayStation 2--Sony has announced that Insomniac Games' Spider-Man has sold 9 million units digitally and physically as of November 25. To shed more light on the rest of the company's stellar holiday season, Sony has released an official list of its top downloads for December 2018.

Leading the pack of PlayStation 4 games is PUBG Corporation's battle royale title PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, which launched on December 7. Following that is Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 which has its own battle royale mode, Blackout. In third is Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V, a game that released during the last console generation and is still, ostensibly, making the studio a lot of money.

Moving over to PlayStation VR, it's Beat Games' Beat Saber on top. Second to the lightsaber rhythm game is Owlchemy Labs'Job Simulator, a game that released nearly three years ago. Placing in third is SIE London Studio's PlayStation VR Worlds, a compilation of games Sony released alongside the company's virtual reality headset back in October 2016.

Play Xbox One Game Pass Games To Earn Free Rewards

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Ever since its inception, Xbox Game Pass has been a simple, money-saving way to play a wide selection of Xbox One and backwards-compatible titles. Now, with a new promotion Microsoft has just kicked off, you can earn Microsoft Rewards points by playing any Xbox Game Pass games of your choice. You can then spend those points in a variety of ways, including purchasing games and DLC, and renewing your membership.

It's all part of Xbox Game Pass quests, which let you earn up to 2,100 Microsoft Rewards points between now and February 3. To start earning, go into the Xbox Game Pass membership area on your Xbox One and click on quests to see what's available. This is also where you can go to track your progress on the quests.

New quests will be available each month, with the next set going live on February 4. Here are January's quests, as listed on Xbox Wire:

Ubisoft Abandons Steam For Epic Games Store, Starting With The Division 2 PC Release

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Ubisoft has announced the PC version of The Division 2 will release solely on the Ubisoft Store and Epic Games Store. So, unlike the original The Division, Ubisoft's upcoming third-person shooter is skipping out on releasing on Steam.

This won't be the only Ubisoft title that Epic steals away from Steam either. In a blog post, Epic revealed that it is partnering with Ubisoft "on additional select titles." Those games have not yet been announced, but Epic did tease that information would come out "during the coming year." Epic and Ubisoft's partnership might set a new precedent for major developers picking one PC game store over others, changing the PC gaming landscape to more closely reflect the scramble for first-party exclusives seen on consoles.

Ubisoft previously released the system requirements for the PC version of The Division 2, revealing the different specifications you'll need to run the game at bare minimum, recommended, high, and elite performance. Each performance type requirement is listed below.

Ubisoft Abandons Steam For Epic Games Store With The Division 2 PC Release

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Ubisoft has announced the PC version of The Division 2 will release solely on the Ubisoft Store and Epic Games Store. So, unlike the original The Division, Ubisoft's upcoming third-person shooter is skipping out on releasing on Steam.

This won't be the only Ubisoft title that Epic steals away from Steam either. In a blog post, Epic revealed that it is partnering with Ubisoft "on additional select titles." Those games have not yet been announced, but Epic did tease that information would come out "during the coming year." Epic and Ubisoft's partnership might set a new precedent for major developers picking one PC game store over others, changing the PC gaming landscape to more closely reflect the scramble for first-party exclusives seen on consoles.

Ubisoft previously released the system requirements for the PC version of The Division 2, revealing the different specifications you'll need to run the game at bare minimum, recommended, high, and elite performance. Each performance type requirement is listed below.