Discounts on PS4 consoles, Nintendo Switch accessories and more of the best game deals

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Discounts on PS4 consoles, Nintendo Switch accessories and more of the best game deals

It’s been a pretty slow week for deals, but there are a few worth mentioning. eBay has the limited edition gold 1TB PlayStation 4 console marked down to $269.99, about $30 lower than retailers elsewhere.

Also reminder that you have until Friday, Aug. 4, to take advantage of Green Man Gaming’s huge summer sale. You’ll be able to score deals on Mortal Kombat XL, Ori and the Blind Forest, BioShock The Collection, Dead Rising 4 and many more during the flash deals running this weekend.

Dedicated servers coming to For Honor

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Dedicated servers coming to For Honor

Dedicated servers are coming to For Honor, Ubisoft's hack-and-slash fighting game, the publisher announced on Thursday.

The lack of online servers has been blamed for the connectivity problems on PC since For Honor Launched on Feb. 14. Ubisoft on Thursday announced that two seasons of multiplayer content will be added to the game, with dedicated servers a part of that.

NBA 2K18 introduces story-driven franchise mode

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NBA 2K18 introduces story-driven franchise mode

NBA 2K18 will be the first entry in the long-running simulation basketball franchise to feature a narrative-driven franchise mode, developer Visual Concepts announced this week.

Makers of sports games have been putting stories in their single-player career modes for many years now. But franchise modes, in which you manage the roster and finances of an entire team, have remained relatively clinical exercises where the player makes their own story.

This might be the most heartwarming video game commercial ever

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This might be the most heartwarming video game commercial ever

Dragon Quest has never been as popular in North America as it is in Japan. In Japan, the release of a new Dragon Quest game is a massive, world-consuming event. It’s so big that (possibly apocryphal) stories have popped up about the government forcing publisher Square Enix to only release new games in the series on Saturdays, to avoid obsessed gamers skipping out on school and work to stand in line at a store.

While the veracity of that urban legend is debatable, the spirit of it — and recognition of the impact Dragon Quest has had on so many lives — is captured perfectly in the video above. This is a Japanese commercial for the upcoming release of Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age. It was released a few months ago, but we saw it floating around on Twitter yesterday, as the game nears release in Japan.

Dark Souls vinyl soundtrack is a limited edition, nine-LP collectors’ set

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Dark Souls vinyl soundtrack is a limited edition, nine-LP collectors’ set

This week, Bandai Namco announced Dark Souls: The Vinyl Trilogy, a nine-LP boxed set that will be a limited edition of 2,000 copies. No price has been announced, but it’s expected to go on sale this fall.

The original Dark Souls was released in 2011 and included an orchestral score composed by Motoi Sakuraba. Later games in the series also included the work of composer Yuka Kitamura. The boxed set will include everything from both artists, gathering together the trilogy’s complete orchestral score for the first time.

Final Fantasy 15’s royal ride coming to Forza Horizon 3

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Final Fantasy 15’s royal ride coming to Forza Horizon 3

Final Fantasy 15’s luxurious ride, the Regalia, is coming to Forza Horizon 3 next week as a free download. Players who own either Forza Horizon 3 on Xbox One or Windows 10, or Final Fantasy 15 on Xbox One will receive the Regalia via an in-game message or Xbox Live message on Aug. 1.

The cast of Final Fantasy 15 drives the Regalia across the kingdom of Lucis on their epic road trip, and Forza Horizon 3 players will be able to take similarly leisurely cruises across Australia. The Regalia’s a big, powerful car; it’s nearly 21 feet long and seven feet wide, according to Xbox.com, and boasts a 7.2-liter supercharged V12 engine that delivers 536 horsepower and 590 lb/ft of torque.

Pyre doesn’t have online multiplayer, but there’s a good reason why

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Pyre doesn’t have online multiplayer, but there’s a good reason why

The heart of Pyre, the new role-playing game from indie studio Supergiant Games, is basketball-esque combat in which two teams try to dunk a round object in each other’s, well, pyre. Known as the Rites, these battles can be played outside of the campaign in the Versus Mode, in which you can take on another person or the AI. But while online play is de rigueur in games these days, Pyre’s Versus Mode is a throwback: The two players have to be sitting together in the same room.

Pyre players are clamoring for Supergiant to add support for online multiplayer, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards. In an FAQ on their website, the developers said they “do not have plans to introduce online play in an update.”

PlayStation Plus subscription prices are going up in Europe

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PlayStation Plus subscription prices are going up in Europe

Sony will be increasing the price of its PlayStation Plus membership for European consumers starting Aug. 31. A full-year membership for those in the United Kingdom will go from £39.99 to £49.99. For those in the European Union, the price will jump from €49.99 to €59.99.

The information comes via anecdotal reports on Twitter of an email sent by Sony this morning to all PS+ members in Europe. The email has since been

Dragon Quest 11 coming to North America in 2018

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Dragon Quest 11 coming to North America in 2018

The next mainline entry in Square Enix’s Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age, is coming to the West in 2018. Square Enix announced today that Dragon Quest 11 is currently being localized into five languages, including English, for release next year.

Dragon Quest 11 is being released for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS this weekend in Japan, but Square Enix has been quiet about the game’s release elsewhere in the world until today. Dragon Quest 11 is also bound for Nintendo Switch, but that version does not currently have a release date. The game was one of the first titles announced for Switch, back when it was known as the Nintendo NX.

Free-to-play Warframe dogs Destiny's steps

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Free-to-play Warframe dogs Destiny's steps

Digital Extremes director Steve Sinclair likes to tell a story about the early years of Warframe. He was exhibiting at PAX East in early 2013, when a small group of guys from Bungie dropped by the booth.

Warframe had just gone into open beta. Bungie's Destiny had recently been announced, though details were scant.