Xbox Games With Gold features Superhot in March

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Xbox Games With Gold features Superhot in March

Microsoft’s lineup of free titles for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in March is led by Superhot, and provides more than $69 worth of games, according to the company.

Superhot Team’s Superhot, the first-person action game in which time moves only when you do, will be available free from March 16 through April 15 on Xbox One. The console’s other free game for March is Trials of the Blood Dragon from RedLynx and Ubisoft Kiev, a combination of the motorbike racing series Trials and the Far Cry 3 spinoff Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Gold subscribers will be able to download it for free all month long.

Developer found hiding malware in game as anti-piracy tactic

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Developer found hiding malware in game as anti-piracy tactic

A developer admitted to targeting illegal users of its game by embedding malware in a piece of downloadable content — malware that enabled the company to access certain users’ personal data as a hedge against piracy.

Flight Sim Labs, which develops add-ons for the long-running Microsoft Flight Simulator series, as well as professional flight trainers used by military and commercial aviators, took to its forum to both apologize for and explain why it included intrusive DRM within its software, following a Reddit report from a user whose personal data had been compromised.

Unusual fighter Way of the Passive Fist coming next month

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Unusual fighter Way of the Passive Fist coming next month

I saw Way of the Passive Fist at Day of the Devs last year, and came away impressed by its original take on the 2D fighter genre. Now the game has a release date in early March, and a launch trailer.

It’s a love letter to early-’90s brawlers, but there’s a major departure point. Players do not have offensive moves, only defensive. Parries and counters are far more important than brazen attacks. It’s up to you to wear down opponents, before knocking them out with a feather-light touch.

Where’s Polygon’s Metal Gear Survive review?

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Where’s Polygon’s Metal Gear Survive review?

Metal Gear Survive, the survival-focused spinoff of the Metal Gear Solid series, comes to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One this week on Tuesday, Feb. 20. But don’t expect a review of the game on launch day (or anytime soon), because while reviewers received code last week, the game was unplayable without a required software update.

Konami said in an email to reviewers last week that the game’s servers won’t be live until launch. That means the game hasn’t been available to play, as Metal Gear Survive requires a constant internet connection.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 coming to Switch in May

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Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 coming to Switch in May

Nintendo Switch owners will get a double dose of classic Mega Man games in May, when Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 come to the portable console. The two collections, featuring 10 Mega Man games in total, will be released digitally and at retail, Capcom confirmed today.

The Nintendo Switch eShop release of Mega Man Legacy Collection will cost $14.99, while Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 will cost $19.99. If you want a physical copy, that goes for $39.99 and includes the first collection on the game card, with a download code for Collection 2.

What the Golf? is a hilarious, absurd reinvention of the slowest sport

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What the Golf? is a hilarious, absurd reinvention of the slowest sport

When it comes to sports ripe for gaming adaptations, I think most of us can agree that golf ... is maybe not the best idea. And yet there are myriad video game attempts out there to make golf way more exciting than the long, slow-paced affair it generally is.

Your mileage may vary, but Danish games studio Triband (best known for Keyboard Sports, another sports-themed, nonsports game) is not afraid to call out golf for being boring. But instead of dissing it, Triband decided to fix it, with its hilariously strange sports parody What the Golf? The game is now open for crowdfunding on Fig, the combination crowdfunding and equity-sharing platform.

Fortnite: Battle Royale’s season 3 Battle Pass will take players to space

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Fortnite: Battle Royale’s season 3 Battle Pass will take players to space

The second season of Fortnite: Battle Royale is almost done, and that means season three is almost here. With the newest season right around the corner, Epic has finally revealed the theme for season three’s Battle Pass: space.

That’s right, the newest Battle Pass will take players to the farthest reaches of the universe with space-themed cosmetics. Just like last season’s Battle Pass, the biggest rewards will come to those who play the most, but anyone who buys the pass will instantly be granted a few goodies. The only thing revealed so far is the Mission Specialist Outfit, which lets you run around the map in a space suit.

Hasbro will build Jabba’s sail barge, but only if 5,000 people want one

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Hasbro will build Jabba’s sail barge, but only if 5,000 people want one

Today toy manufacturer Hasbro unveiled a bold new crowdsourcing platform. Called HasLab, its goal is to gauge customer demand for so-called “dream products,” which it will only produce and ship once a certain pre-order threshold is met. The first project is a recreation of Jabba the Hut’s sail barge from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, which runs $499 and is expected to ship in Feb. 2019.

The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge, also known as The Khetanna, is a more than four foot-long prestige piece for Star Wars toy collectors. If the project goes forward, it will be fully compatible with the 3.75-inch Kenner-style Star Wars toys, first produced in 1978. Signed on to the project is Mark Boudreaux, principal designer at Hasbro and a 40-year veteran of the Star Wars toy line. Fans will need to pre-order 5,000 units for the campaign to succeed.

Fable returns with collectible card game, two years after troubled Kickstarter

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Fable returns with collectible card game, two years after troubled Kickstarter

Fable Fortune, the collectible card game from Flaming Fowl Studios, leaves early access on Feb. 22. The free-to-play title will go live on PC and Xbox One.

Flaming Fowl, which counts among its members several ex-Lionhead Studios members, originally pitched Fable Fortune on Kickstarter. With just a week to go in the campaign, the team had only earned some $86,000 of its $365,900 ask. That’s when the studio canceled the campaign, citing a new source of funding. Since then, Mediatonic joined the project and received top billing in promotional materials. Fans may recognize that team as the studio responsible for games like Hatoful Boyfriend and the Amateur Surgeon series.