Where Is Xur? Destiny 2 Location And Exotic Weapons Guide (Dec. 28-Jan. 1)

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Where Is Xur? Destiny 2 Location And Exotic Weapons Guide (Dec. 28-Jan. 1)

The Dawning, Destiny 2's holiday event, is nearly over, which makes this weekend your last chance to give a few holiday cookies to Xur. The special vendor who only appears from Friday to Tuesday each week also has his usual crop of products: Exotic weapons and armor. Here's everything you need to know about where to find Xur and what you can buy from him during your final Exotic shopping days of 2018.

For the final weekend of December, you'll be able to find Xur on Titan in the area known as The Rig. If you still need to deliver him Strange Cookies to get all the Triumphs for the Dawning event, check out our Dawning recipe guide before you miss your chance.

As usual, he's offering Exotics from the Year One collection to help you get all the best weapons and armor from before the release of Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion. This week, Xur has D.A.R.C.I., a powerful sniper rifle that gives you a whole bunch of information about enemies when you activate its "Personal Assistant" perk by aiming through the scope. When the Personal Assistant is activated, the rifle does a lot more damage and has better targeting acquisition, making it a pretty great tool both in the Crucible and against enemies throughout the solar system.

2018: The Year MoviePass Changed How We See Movies

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2018: The Year MoviePass Changed How We See Movies

It's a good time to be a movie exhibitor. In 2018, movie theater revenue broke records, thanks in large part of massive event films like Black Panther and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Because of those major tent pole titles, along with many others, it's expected that the year will end with theaters bringing in $11.8 billion domestically--besting the former record of $11.4 billion in 2016. However, while the films themselves are a hugely important driver of the current boom, there's something else that deserves at least some of the credit: MoviePass.

The MoviePass subscription service relaunched in late 2017, allowing customers to see one movie a day, 365 days a year, all for only $9.99 per month. Chances are anyone who's been to a movie theater knows just how insane that is. After all, in many US cities, you'd be hard pressed to see one movie for 10 bucks, let alone a year's worth. Still, those behind MoviePass--which originally came onto the market in 2011 at a higher price and much less fanfare--believed profit would come because of the data they'd be collecting, which could be used in targeted marketing.

Free Steam PC Game From GOG, But Hurry

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Free Steam PC Game From GOG, But Hurry

A number of big video game sales are going on right now, including the Steam Winter Sale, PlayStation Holiday Sale, and Xbox Countdown Sale. But if you prefer getting games for free (and who doesn't?), GOG has what you're looking for. Between now and December 30, you can download the horror game Soma for PC, Mac, and Linux, totally free. While you're there, GOG probably hopes you'll check out its own winter sale, which runs through January 3.

Soma is a first-person game that takes place in an underwater research lab. As often happens in these sorts of games, you find yourself alone in the facility with no recollection of how you got there or what's going on. Your job is to avoid being killed by what lurks in the shadows as you learn about the lab and make your way to safety.

In GameSpot's 9/10 Soma review, Richard Wakeling wrote, "I came in expecting something similar to Amnesia, just in a terrifying new location, but what I found is an intelligent game that forced me to think and contemplate ideas as only the best sci-fi is capable of doing. It may not stir the hordes of wailing YouTubers looking for the next best haunted house, but SOMA succeeds at crafting something much more meaningful in a genre that’s deserving of more than just simple jump scares."

Free PC Game From GOG, But Hurry

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Free PC Game From GOG, But Hurry

A number of big video game sales are going on right now, including the Steam Winter Sale, PlayStation Holiday Sale, and Xbox Countdown Sale. But if you prefer getting games for free (and who doesn't?), GOG has what you're looking for. Between now and December 30, you can download the horror game Soma for PC, Mac, and Linux, totally free. While you're there, GOG probably hopes you'll check out its own winter sale, which runs through January 3.

Soma is a first-person game that takes place in an underwater research lab. As often happens in these sorts of games, you find yourself alone in the facility with no recollection of how you got there or what's going on. Your job is to avoid being killed by what lurks in the shadows as you learn about the lab and make your way to safety.

In GameSpot's 9/10 Soma review, Richard Wakeling wrote, "I came in expecting something similar to Amnesia, just in a terrifying new location, but what I found is an intelligent game that forced me to think and contemplate ideas as only the best sci-fi is capable of doing. It may not stir the hordes of wailing YouTubers looking for the next best haunted house, but SOMA succeeds at crafting something much more meaningful in a genre that’s deserving of more than just simple jump scares."

GameStop's Winter Sale Drops Prices On PS4, Xbox One, And Nintendo Switch Games

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GameStop's Winter Sale Drops Prices On PS4, Xbox One, And Nintendo Switch Games

The gift-giving holidays are over, but retailers still need to pay the rent. To help urge you to open your wallet as one year ends and another begins, GameStop is running its Winter Sale, which sees prices dropping on all kinds of PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch games. Read on to see what's on sale between now and January 1.

For starters, if you buy two pre-owned games, you'll get one free. The PlayStation Classic just released on December 3 for $100, but the plug-and-play console is already down to $60. No matter which system you have, you can grab the newest toys-to-life game on the market, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, for just $40. And if you trade in select games, you'll get $20 off any new game or pre-order.

A good number of games are on sale this week, including many recent releases that are available for up to half off. Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Battlefield V, Hitman 2, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are available for $30 each only months or weeks after release. Also, $35 gets you Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which is quite a deal on one of the year's biggest titles.

GameStop Winter Sale Drops Prices On PS4, Xbox One, And Nintendo Switch Games

about X hours ago from
GameStop Winter Sale Drops Prices On PS4, Xbox One, And Nintendo Switch Games

The gift-giving holidays are over, but retailers still need to pay the rent. To help urge you to open your wallet as one year ends and another begins, GameStop is running its Winter Sale, which sees prices dropping on all kinds of PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch games. Read on to see what's on sale between now and January 1.

For starters, if you buy two pre-owned games, you'll get one free. The PlayStation Classic just released on December 3 for $100, but the plug-and-play console is already down to $60. No matter which system you have, you can grab the newest toys-to-life game on the market, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, for just $40. And if you trade in select games, you'll get $20 off any new game or pre-order.

A good number of games are on sale this week, including many recent releases that are available for up to half off. Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Battlefield V, Hitman 2, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are available for $30 each only months or weeks after release. Also, $35 gets you Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which is quite a deal on one of the year's biggest titles.

The Best Switch Games of 2018 By Score

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The Best Switch Games of 2018 By Score

Best Switch Games of 2018 By Score

Nintendo achieved great success with the Switch during its first year, with the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (GameSpot's 2017 Game of the Year) and Super Mario Odyssey reminding longtime fans why they love Nintendo games, and showing newcomers that Nintendo isn't afraid to steer its most popular franchises into unexpected directions.

2018, however, was a very different year for Nintendo Switch owners. Prior to the end-of-the-year combo of a new Pokemon game and the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo mostly let other developers and publishers run with the momentum. Indie hits like Dead Cells and Celeste provided lots of challenging, side-scrolling action. Fighting games like BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle and Dragon Ball FighterZ proved, for the first time in a long time, that fighting game fans have a home on a Nintendo platform. In addition to all of the great games we've gathered below--all of which scored an 8 or higher on GameSpot--we've also got an in-depth feature that recaps the year that was for Nintendo Switch in greater detail.

And if you're interested in other 2018 review roundups, or our bounty of features discussing and showcasing the year's best games overall, jump over to GameSpot's Best Games of 2018 hub. And while you're there, keep your eyes peeled for our most anticipated games coming in 2019.