FIFA 20 Loses Juventus After PES 2020 Announces Exclusivity Deal; EA Responds

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Juventus will be exclusive to PES 2020 this year, meaning FIFA 20 will have to make do without. PES publisher Konami has announced a "long-term" deal with the club that makes PES "the only console football game to include the Italian champions."

Konami says the partnership covers exclusive use of Juve's "team name, crest, and official kits"--as well as its Allianz Stadium--within "console football video games." That leaves the door open for other games, such as Football Manager, to include the club, but details on that are unclear. What is clear is that FIFA will not include Juventus this year; EA has stated its plans to instead feature an unlicensed version of the club.

"Following a close relationship with Juventus Football Club, EA Sports can confirm that June 30 marked the end of its partnership with the club," EA said.

Xbox One X Gets Deep Discount For Prime Day (US)

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Prime Day is here, and thanks to the competition between Amazon and several other retailers, there are deals to be found just about everywhere. With the combination of a discount and a coupon code, you can snag an Xbox One X console for almost $200 off.

See Xbox One X at Google Express

The deal comes from Antonline through Google Express. The discount at checkout is $166 off, but with the addition of a coupon code (JULY20SAVE) you can make that $186 off. That's almost a savings of $200 from a system that ordinarily costs $500, putting it at about $314. That's roughly in the price range of standard, non-4K consoles.

Rainbow Six Siege Update Out Now On PS4, Xbox One--Here's What It Does

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Ubisoft has revealed the patch notes for Rainbow Six Siege's new Y4S2.2 update, which is available now on PS4 and Xbox One. The patch will seemingly not be released on PC.

"The Y4S2.2 patch will be primarily bug fixes aimed at cleaning up issues raised during the Test Server and during the early weeks of season release while we prepare for the next update and work on other major issues," Ubisoft said in a blog post. "Clash and deployable shields have previously been re-enabled on live servers across all platforms, but we are continuing to monitor the fix that went out."

The most notable changes in the update are tweaks to the recently-introduced reverse friendly fire. The threshold at which RFF kicks in when attacking hostages have been changed, Ubisoft says.

New Borderlands 3 Trailer Sees Vault Hunters Dance In A Murderous Musical

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Gearbox has released a new trailer for Borderlands 3. The trailer sees the game's four playable Vault Hunters--Moze, FL4K, Zane, and Amara--all dance to the song "So Happy Together" while they kill an army of bandits. All things considered, it's not the weirdest thing that Borderlands has ever done but it's still pretty silly.

The trailer, which can be watched above, begins with Claptrap dancing as a loot crate behind him opens. Inside the crate, a mini version of Pandora comes to life and Zane begins to playfully shoot the bandits surrounding him as "So Happy Together" starts to play. Although the other three Vault Hunters initially look at Zane with confusion, they all soon join in and the remainder of the murderous musical is devoted to showcasing each of the characters' unique special abilities.

FL4K brings out the beasts under his control to chew on downed bandits to the rhythm of the music. Moze summons Iron Bear and crushes some enemies as the song transitions into the chorus. Zane dances to the chorus alongside his holographic decoy, and the two twirl together arm in arm while murdering the surrounding bandits. Finally, Amara joins the fray, careening down into the crowd with her Siren powers erupting into a colorful explosion. The four Vault Hunter then all join hands and dance together as they continue to shoot all the enemies around them.

New PS4 System Update Out Now, Here's What It Does (Not Much)

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Sony has released a new system software update for PS4, but it doesn't add all that much. The brief official patch notes state the update "improves system performance."

The 6.72 update is available now, and it weighs in at around 463 MB. The "system performance" line is a fairly standard one for minor updates like this.

The next major PS4 update, meanwhile, is still in beta. That patch will contain big improvements to the console's Party chat system, including increased chatroom size, better audio quality, and improved network connectivity. There are also a couple of neat accessibility options being tested: the PS4 Second Screen mobile app will allow you to enter text to be spoken aloud to other party members. Additionally, the app can transcribe incoming chat audio from your friends.

SDCC 2019 Giveaway: Win* all these collectible sets!

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The 50th anniversary of San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner and to commemorate the occasion we are giving away a grand prize package that includes a Furreal Mighty Roar Simba; a Captain Marvel collection set that comes with the Captain Marvel Photon Power figurine, Photon Power FX Glove, Captain Marvel with Marvel's Goose set and a Captain Marvel (Starforce) figurine. The winner will also take home the Star Wars Retro Collection, (featuring the 1977 designs of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, Chewbacca and Princess Leia).

The first runner up wins a Transformers exclusive from SDCC 2018, Throne of Primes and other Transformer goodies like Retro Rock Garage: Bumblebee figurine, two decks and three starter packs for the Transformers Trading Card Game. But it's not all about Autobots and Decepticons, this package comes with Stranger Things items like a Stranger Things Walkie Talkie phone case, Dungeons & Dragons Starter Game, an electronic arcade game and Trivial Pursuit - 80's Edition, all inspired by the Netflix show.

The second runner up prize pack is an Overwatch Ultimates collection with figures of Sombra, Tracer, Rienhardt, Mercy & Pharah, Lucio, Ana & Soldier: 76, and Reaper.

No Borderlands 3 Cross-Play At Launch, But It Could Come Later

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Borderlands 3 will not have cross-play support at launch in September across any of its platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC. However, the feature could be added at some point after release, as Gearbox is "committed" to making it happen, according to Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford, who set out to temper expectations for a teaser of something to come on July 16.

His statement came after Gearbox released a teaser inviting players to a "celebration of togetherness." Some people saw this as a reference to cross-play, but that's not the case. The teaser was for something else; whatever it is, it'll be revealed on July 16 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET. [Update: The time has arrived, and it's turned out to be a new Borderlands 3 trailer in which the game's various playable Vault Hunters all dance around, albeit with the sort of Borderlands-y twist you might expect.]

We hope to see you there.

Madden 20 Ratings Revealed For Every Player And Team

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Madden NFL 20's release is coming up soon, and one of the most exciting parts of "Madden Season" is the reveal of player ratings. EA started things off with ratings for rookies and later the four 99-rated players, and now the company has revealed the ratings for every player in the entire game.

We'll break down the Top 10 players at some high-profile positions below, but you can go to EA's website to see a full breakdown of every player rating.

As far as overall team ratings go, the Philadelphia Eagles are the highest-rated overall at 89, while the Miami Dolphins are the lowest-rated at 74. The New Orleans Saints have the highest-rated overall offense at 92, while the Chicago Bears have the best defense rating at 88.

NBA 2K20's Top-Rated Players Revealed, And You Can Probably Guess Who's No. 1

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It's not just Madden NFL 20 that's revealing its player ratings. Another one of this year's big sports games, NBA 2K20, has now begun to announce its own player ratings.

LeBron James is the highest-rated with a 97 overall rating, while Kawahi Leonard is No. 2 also with a 97 rating. Giannis Antetokounmpo follows at No. 3 with a 96 rating, while Kevin Durant and James Harden round out the Top 5 with 96 overall ratings. There are no surprises in the Top 5.

You can see the full 1-20 list below.