Should I buy a PlayStation 4 Pro for my PlayStation VR?

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Should I buy a PlayStation 4 Pro for my PlayStation VR?

The PlayStation 4 Pro is a system with many improvements and a few baffling omissions, and owners of 4K televisions are likely going to flock to the hardware to take advantage of the higher resolutions and upgraded visual effects.

One of the bigger questions about the hardware is how much improvement it brings to virtual reality games. If you have a PlayStation VR, is it worth it to upgrade to the PlayStation 4 Pro?

Pokémon Sun and Moon are leaking all over the place

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Pokémon Sun and Moon are leaking all over the place

Pokémon Sun and Moon won’t hit stores until Nov. 18, yet some players have already come across what they say are legitimate early copies of the Nintendo 3DS games. You know what that means: There are tons and tons and tons of pictures, stats and story details out in the wild, whether or not fans are ready for them.

(In case you’re one of those spoiler-sensitive types, here’s your big spoiler warning not to scroll any further.)

Pokémon Go is throwing extra Pokémon and items at players this week

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Pokémon Go is throwing extra Pokémon and items at players this week

Pokémon Go’s new daily bonus feature went live Monday as part of its latest version update, and Niantic threw in another bonus of its own along with it. From now until Nov. 11, players will find far more Pokémon to catch and items to collect as they’re out and about.

Hitting up PokéStops will result in a nice increase in Poké Balls, Great Balls, Hyper Potions and other desirable items with little effort, but it’s the increased Pokémon spawn rate that’s especially nice. Some players are finding huge numbers of Pokémon on their maps at once, with diverse species in the mix.

PlayStation Vue dropping MTV, Comedy Central and other Viacom-owned channels

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PlayStation Vue dropping MTV, Comedy Central and other Viacom-owned channels

Sony’s television streaming service, PlayStation Vue, is losing more than 20 channels — all of them owned by media conglomerate Viacom — this Friday, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog. That means channels like MTV, Comedy Central, Spike and Nickelodeon will no longer be available to PlayStation Vue subscribers.

Dwayne Benefield, head of PlayStation Vue, announced the channel lineup change today, saying, “As part of our ongoing evaluation of the PlayStation Vue offering, we have determined that removing the bundle of channels from Viacom is the best way for us to continue to offer the most compelling value to our fans.”

Hearthstone’s Mean Streets of Gadgetzan expansion will attempt to fix its worst class

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Hearthstone’s Mean Streets of Gadgetzan expansion will attempt to fix its worst class

For most of 2016, and indeed much of the nearly three-year life of Hearthstone, one of the game’s nine classes has stood out as notably worse than the others on the ranked ladder: the priest. While a few semicompetitive priest decks have popped up here and there, nothing has lasted for long, and they’ve never compared to the top decks of other dominant classes.

If you need further proof, just look at the decks used in professional Hearthstone tournaments. Of the eight players who competed for the 2016 Hearthstone World Championship at BlizzCon this past weekend, only one brought a priest deck. And in 2015? Same, just one.

Neko Atsume gets live-action movie next year

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Neko Atsume gets live-action movie next year

Neko Atsume, the free-to-play Japanese kitty-collecting game that took worldwide audiences by storm last year, is hitting the big screen. Japanese games site Game Jouhou reports that a live-action adaptation of the mobile hit will premiere next year.

Entitled House of Neko Atsume, the film tells of a frustrated writer in need of a change of pace. He heads out on his own into the country to rediscover his groove, only to find inspiration from a bunch of friendly stray cats instead — presumably the cast of Neko Atsume.

Xbox One Preview Program opens up to all users, under a new name

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Xbox One Preview Program opens up to all users, under a new name

The Xbox Preview Program, which tested new features of the Xbox One, is being renamed and will be open to all users, Microsoft announced yesterday.

The new program is called the Xbox Insider Program. Previously, one needed an invitation to be part of the Xbox Preview Program, which showed off and solicited feedback on changes the Xbox team had in mind for its major updates, especially the one that usually comes in late fall.

Fallout 4 PS4 mod support is imminent

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Fallout 4 PS4 mod support is imminent

The patch bringing mod support, at last, to Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4, is finished and going through certification, developer Bethesda Game Studios noted today.

It's been a long and winding road toward mod support on PlayStation 4, which was originally promised late this summer, was repeatedly delayed, and looked dead altogether back in September.

Pokémon Go’s latest update comes with some big pros and cons

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Pokémon Go’s latest update comes with some big pros and cons

Pokémon Go’s latest update is rolling out to iOS and Android users, and with it comes some of the biggest changes the game has seen in a while. There’s more to find than just the promised daily bonus feature when logging back into the game, however, and active players aren’t appreciative of all of the tweaks.

Joining the new daily rewards on the list of additions are shake-ups to what happens after defeating a gym. Pokémon Go developer Niantic explained in a status update that players will now have a surefire chance to nab an opposing gym after they’ve knocked out its leader. That means that there should no longer be any fear of a scheming stranger laying claim to another trainer’s rightfully deserved gym immediately after defeat.

Titanfall 2 developers are rebalancing some things, but they aren't saying exactly how

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Titanfall 2 developers are rebalancing some things, but they aren't saying exactly how

Titanfall 2's latest update is live, carrying with it some important changes, fixes and inclusions — and an interesting detail regarding how Respawn Entertainment will discuss balancing changes: They aren't.

It's common for developers (especially of multiplayer shooters) to show their homework when a patch goes out that addresses balance — cooldown increased/reduced here, range for a certain weapon there. But Respawn won't be doing that, beyond just saying what got a balancing treatment.