Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition heads from mobile to Switch, PS4 and Xbox One

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Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition heads from mobile to Switch, PS4 and Xbox One

Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition, released in January on smartphones, is now available on consoles for the first time. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are now available on each console’s digital marketplace, a surprise release that was nonetheless hinted at earlier this week.

An ad for Pocket Edition briefly popped up on the European PlayStation Store earlier this week, setting off rumors that the mobile game would be making its console debut sooner than later. Turns out that they were right; Square Enix has taken this chibi-styled, tinier version of the full Final Fantasy 15 adventure out of people’s pockets.

Fortnite Monopoly is coming this October

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Fortnite Monopoly is coming this October

Tie-ins are nothing new for Fortnite, after all Avengers: Infinity War’s Thanos was in the game just a few months ago, but this time the game is moving into the physical space with the Fortnite Monopoly board game.

Thrilled to show you the final art and game board for Fortnite Monopoly! It’s so so fun and such a unique spin on the classic game mashed up with last player standing Fortnite. In stores Oct 1st!!! pic.twitter.com/aNqJmvfpb2

Remastered Lego Harry Potter collection coming to Switch and Xbox One

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Remastered Lego Harry Potter collection coming to Switch and Xbox One

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Years 5-7 will be remastered and released as the Lego Harry Potter Collection for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today. The anthology will launch Oct. 30.

The remaster appears to be the same as the one that launched for PlayStation 4 in October 2016. It comprises the 2010 (Years 1-4) and 2011 (Years 5-7) games plus two downloadable content packs adding 10 more characters and five spells to cast.

Destiny 2: Forsaken has fixed the franchise’s biggest raiding problem

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Destiny 2: Forsaken has fixed the franchise’s biggest raiding problem

Raids have always been the highest point of any Destiny experience. Players first fell in love with Destiny when the Vault of Glass released, and the Taken King expansion is best known for the excellent King’s Fall raid. Every Destiny raid going forward has had the same, major problem: consistency. But Forsaken has finally provided a solution that players have been asking Bungie about for the last five years.

[Warning: Very minor Destiny 2: Forsaken vendor inventory spoiler are ahead.]

Valve changed how Steam search works, furthering its new anything-goes model

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Valve changed how Steam search works, furthering its new anything-goes model

Valve is making changes to how search works on Steam. The changes come several months after the announcement of a new policy that will allow virtually anything to appear on the storefront, regardless of content, so long as it’s not “illegal or straight up trolling.” In the blog post, Valve also added clarity to what it considers to be trolling.

The changes to Steam, many of which are live now, focus on giving users the ability to tailor what games are displayed for them. For instance, you will now be able to indicate specific developers, publishers and curators who will be excluded from your search results. Valve said that customers will also be able to use tags to create a barrier between themselves and the type of content they don’t want to see.

Watch the first trailer for Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode, Blackout

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Watch the first trailer for Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode, Blackout

Black Ops developer Treyarch is bringing the battle royale genre to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 later this year with Blackout, a franchise-first mode that will introduce the largest multiplayer map Call of Duty players have seen to date.

A new trailer for Blackout released today by Activision and Treyarch shows off what Black Ops 4 players can expect when the game hits PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One in October. Players will fight on familiar destinations like Nuketown, Hydro and Cargo, all connected by a massive map that will support dozens of players. As seen in the new trailer, players will be able to fight in air, on sea and on land — and against zombies.

Fortnite patch 5.40 introduced a ton of weapon changes, here’s what they really mean

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Fortnite patch 5.40 introduced a ton of weapon changes, here’s what they really mean

Fortnite’s latest patch has arrived, and while most of the attention will rightly be placed on the new High Stakes event and the game mode that came with it, patch 5.40 also made a whole lot of weapon changes that are worth talking about.

The first change, and likely the most important, is that the burst rifle received a few much needed buffs. Ever since first-shot accuracy was added to the game back in Season 3, the burst rifle has fallen behind its steady-firing counterpart. Thankfully, Epic has finally decided to take a look at the weapon and give it some of the attention it needed.

Gone Home and Hyper Light Drifter lead this week’s Nintendo eShop update

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Gone Home and Hyper Light Drifter lead this week’s Nintendo eShop update

There’s a diverse array of games on Nintendo Switch eShop this week, including several familiar names that find a new home on the system.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since the original release of Gone Home, but a Nintendo Switch version of the classic indie adventure game is a good way to celebrate the milestone. Hyper Light Drifter is another indie that’s a great fit for Nintendo’s portable/console hybrid, and this release of the game includes Nintendo-exclusive content, like a new outfit and the Tower Climb challenge.

Eve Online developer to be acquired by creators of Black Desert Online

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Eve Online developer to be acquired by creators of Black Desert Online

CCP Games, creators of the famously complex spacefaring game Eve Online, will soon be acquired by Pearl Abyss. The South Korean developer and publisher is best known for its hit open-world action role-playing MMO Black Desert Online.

According to a press release issued today, CCP games “will continue to operate independently as a developer [...] while integrating the company’s extensive development and publishing expertise into Pearl Abyss’ operations for all current and future projects.”

THQ Nordic picks up Kingdoms of Amalur IP from 38 Studios’ wreckage

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THQ Nordic picks up Kingdoms of Amalur IP from 38 Studios’ wreckage

THQ Nordic announced Thursday that it has acquired Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and its related intellectual property — including the never-made MMO project code-named Copernicus.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Amalur and its associated IPs were part of 38 Studios’ 2013 liquidation after the studio, founded by former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling, went bankrupt in 2012. 38 Studios developed, and Electronic Arts published, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360 earlier that year.