Wow, Atlus is going all out with Persona 5: The Royal

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Wow, Atlus is going all out with Persona 5: The Royal

An Atlus re-release typically means new characters, storylines, and features. In the case of Persona 5: The Royal, we already know the developers have added a new phantom thief and that the game will ease up on forcing you to go to sleep early, in addition to including an entire new semester of gameplay. But there’s more — way more.

According to a recent translation obtained by Siliconera, the new game will also allow you to stream up a little more of the narrative on websites like Twitch. Previously, Persona 5 made headlines after Atlus threatened streamers and YouTubers who showcased gameplay past the in-game date of November, but apparently that restriction has shifted to somewhere midway through December.

Xbox Games with Gold offers Jedi Starfighter, Sherlock Holmes in November

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Xbox Games with Gold offers Jedi Starfighter, Sherlock Holmes in November

Xbox Live Gold subscribers and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will get access to four free games in November as part of those subscriptions, including detective adventure Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter and original Xbox game Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter — a chance to relive some of the thrilling and memorable events of Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

Both of those titles will become available through Xbox Games with Gold starting Nov. 1.

Modern Warfare had the best opening weekend for Call of Duty this generation

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Modern Warfare had the best opening weekend for Call of Duty this generation

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare topped $600 million in sales in its first three days of release, Activision said Wednesday morning, which makes this the highest-selling game in the Call of Duty franchise on this console generation.

The generation’s previous high watermark for the series had been 2015’s Black Ops 3, which saw sales totaling $550 million in its first three days. More recently, Black Ops 4 (2018) and Call of Duty: World War 2 (2017), both had sales of around $500 million in their first three days of release.

New Death Stranding trailer is the game’s most spoiler-filled, and coherent, yet

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New Death Stranding trailer is the game’s most spoiler-filled, and coherent, yet

If Death Stranding’s previous trailers have yet to convince you that Kojima Productions’ bleak open-world adventure is for you, or if you need to know much more about the game’s story, check out its launch trailer. It may be the most straightforward look at Death Stranding’s story to date.

But be warned: The nearly-eight-minute launch trailer for Death Stranding reveals much about the plot, and highlights a few key moments that might be considered spoilers.

Formula 2 racing is secretly the best thing about F1 2019

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Formula 2 racing is secretly the best thing about F1 2019

Anthoine Hubert, a French Formula 2 driver for BWT Arden, died in competition at Spa-Francorchamps on Aug. 31. The mid-season update for F1 2019, which adds the 2019 F2 season schedule, teams and drivers, is dedicated to him. F2 racing, which debuted this year, has added significant depth and variety for race fans in Codemasters’ motorsports series.

F2 is also the mode I use to calibrate the difficulty in F1 2019’s Career. Before the next race in my F1 career, I go to the same track in an F2 car and take a qualifying run against their field, then adjust the AI based on how I do. That’s because Formula 2 places a greater emphasis on driver skill, as all cars are built to the same specification, with the same chassis and engine. In straight-away F1 racing, where car performance varies widely, it can be hard to tell if your mid-pack driver’s top-10 finish was authentic or not.

Mitsubishi Taiwan pulls Hearthstone sponsorship after Hong Kong player suspension

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Mitsubishi Taiwan pulls Hearthstone sponsorship after Hong Kong player suspension

After Blizzard Entertainment’s controversial decision to suspend Hearthstone pro Chung “blitzchung” Ng for pro-Hong Kong statements, the publisher lost a sponsorship deal with Mitsubishi Motors Taiwan, according to a report.

The Daily Beast today reported news of the canceled sponsorship, which comes after Hearthstone viewers on Reddit noticed that Mitsubishi’s logo had disappeared from broadcasts after Chung’s Oct. 8 suspension.

Next Battlefield game coming by 2022, Apex Legends will be EA’s ‘annual shooter’ for 2020

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Next Battlefield game coming by 2022, Apex Legends will be EA’s ‘annual shooter’ for 2020

The next Battlefield game is coming in either 2021 or early 2022, Electronic Arts announced during an investor call Tuesday. The next big game from EA DICE will ship during EA’s 2022 fiscal year — which runs from April 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022 — and EA will instead focus on another game, Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends, as its marquee shooter in 2020.

Apex Legends will expand next year onto new platforms, including mobile, and EA will push the game into China, the company said. EA added that it’s keeping Respawn “hyper-focused” on Apex Legends, and when asked about the possibility of Titanfall 3, chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said he couldn’t confirm anything, but added, “We won’t forget about [Titanfall].”

Fortnite adds a raid boss to battle royale for Halloween

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Fortnite adds a raid boss to battle royale for Halloween

Fortnite has been more than just a battle royale game for quite a while now, and Epic is always looking for ways to spice things up. For this year’s Fortnitemares, the game’s annual Halloween event, the developer added another twist on the formula by including a raid boss in Fortnite Battle Royale.

The new boss is the Storm King and he should look familiar to anyone who’s played Fortnite: Save the World recently. In the Battle Royale version of the fight, around 20 players drop onto the map toward the center island. After a few seconds the Storm King himself spawns, and uses similar mechanics to his Save the World cousin.

Destiny 2’s Festival of the Lost patch fixes the game’s worst subclasses

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Destiny 2’s Festival of the Lost patch fixes the game’s worst subclasses

Every year Bungie holds Destiny 2’s annual Festival of the Lost celebration around Halloween. This time around the festivities include a host of news modes, cosmetic items, and a new balance patch that fixes some the games strongest and weakest subclasses.

For Titans, the Striker subclass is getting the most attention. Striker’s Trample ability is getting nerfed in almost every respect. Its lowest end damage is going down, and it won’t recharge quite as quickly now. On top of those nerfs, the cost of each attack when using the super is now going up from 2 percent to 3 percent.