How Formats Will Change Shadowverse

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How Formats Will Change Shadowverse

For fans of the anime-infused CCG Shadowverse, December 28 is going to usher in some massive changes. It will see an infusion of new cards, thanks to the Chronogenesis set, as well as a whole new class – Portalcraft – being added to the game. Even more importantly, however, it will also introduce formats to the game. From December 28 onwards, there will be two options for ranked play – Unlimited and Rotation. Unlimited is what you’re playing right now – every card in the game is allowed. Rotation, however, will drastically restrict the cards that are able to be played. Just Basic cards (of which there are 11 for each class, and XX neutrals) and the last five sets: Rise of Bahamut, Tempest of the Gods, Wonderland Dreams, Starforged Legends and Chronogenesis.

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CoD:WW2 Was the Best Selling Game of November and 2017

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Activision's decision to return the Call of Duty franchise to its World War 2 setting has paid off for the company, with Call of Duty: WWII topping the US video game sales charts for November 2017.

Not only did it come out on top for November, according to The NPD Group, but Call of Duty: WWII is now the best selling game of 2017. It's also the best selling game of the last 12 months.

Overall, spending on software was up 19 percent over the same period last year, with hardware spending up a whopping 52 percent, helped along by Nintendo Switch, which has now sold 10 million units.

Crytek Sues Star Citizen Dev Over Use of CryEngine

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Crytek is suing Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) for breach of contract and copyright infringement over the use of its CryEngine.

The lawsuit, which names both CIG and Roberts Space Industries as defendants, claims the companies "utterly failed to follow through" on the following promises agreed upon in their Game License Agreement (GLA):

"(i) to use the CryEngine game development platform exclusively and to promote that platform within the video game, (ii) to collaborate with Crytek on CryEngine development, and (iii) to take a number of steps to ensure that Crytek's intellectual property was protected."

Destiny 2 'Dawning' Holiday Event Kicks Off Next Week

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Destiny 2 is celebrating the holiday season with snowball fights, the return of Mayhem mode, weekly Milestone rewards, event-specific gear, and more.

Bungie confirmed it is bringing back the holiday spirit with special event "The Dawning," which lasts from December 19 to January 9. The event will feature exclusive legendary and exotic gear, social space decorations, special Dawning engrams, and gift-giving quests.

Players visiting social areas in the game may notice something different beginning next Tuesday, as the Tower and Farm are festively decorated, but this isn't the only change coming to Destiny 2 on the Dec. 19. Players will be able to loot piles of snow and pelt their friends, and strangers, with snowballs. Hitting enemies in Strikes with snowballs deals significant damage and leaves them stunned, so make sure to take advantage.

19 Nintendo Switch Games Released This Week

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Even as the year winds to a close, the Nintendo Switch is still seeing plenty of games arrive on the system, with another dozen added over the next seven days.

19 games, including Yooka-Laylee, Gorogoa, and Mutant Mudds Collection will be arriving on Switch from today through next Wednesday, Dec. 20. Find out the full slate of 19 games and one demo announced so far below:

Adventure Time Is Getting an Open-World Adventure Game

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Adventure Time is getting a new open-world adventure game next year.

Outright Games and developer Climax Studios have announced Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in spring 2018. The game has players explore a flooded Land of Ooo using their newly constructed boat.

Once the Land of Ooo goes underwater, causing familiar kingdoms to be cut off from each other, Finn and Jake go on a journey to find out what happened. During your adventure you'll traverse the dangerous sea to discover new locations across Ooo, recruiting BMO and Marceline to join your crew, and interrogate pirates for clues.

Rare Outlines Sea of Thieves' Progression System

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Rare has answered one of the Sea of Thieves community's biggest questions: what does progression mean in the sea-faring game?

During a recent livestream, the Sea of Thieves team outlined two concepts - how the progression system works, and how that progression system will be in step with Sea of Thieves'  primary goal of playing with others.

To become a 'Pirate Legend' - the core objective of Sea of Thieves - players build reputation through exploits and adventures. This is acquired specifically from a set of different trading companies  that represent your preferred playstyle.

Take-Two Announces New Label Private Division

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Take-Two Interactive today announced Private Division, a new publishing label for independent developers.

Private Division has already partnered to publish games from five different studios, including an unannounced RPG from Obsidian Entertainment helmed by Fallout co-creators Tim Cainand and Leonard Boyarsky. Its other projects include Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets' Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, ex-DICE developers' Project Wight, an unannounced sci-fi first-person shooter from Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto, and Kerbal Space Program.

No Private Division games are expected to be released before March 31, 2019, according to Take-Two. Kerbal Space Program's Making History expansion, which will be released in late 2018, is the sole exception.