Gravity Rush 2: Get More Precious Gems and Level Up Faster

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Gravity Rush 2: Get More Precious Gems and Level Up Faster

Precious Gems are the currency for Power-Ups for Kat in Gravity Rush 2. If you want to make Kat more powerful, you need to collect Precious Gems, the more, the better. These gems aren't exactly rare, but the key to leveling up fast is to find them in vast quantities. This guide will show you the best ways to use your Precious Gems to level up Kat faster.

Precious Gems aren't hard to come by, and in fact, you'll start getting them right at the onset of the game. To collect gems, you have to kick and punch the Ore deposits you can find in the various Gravity Storm locations. When you break open a deposit, Precious Gems will fall out, which you can then use to level up Kat's skillset.

To use your Precious Gems, you have to navigate to the Power Up menu via the Options menu. Once you're in the Power Up menu you can choose from the following six categories to upgrade Kat's skills:

PlayStation Network Under $5 Flash Sale Can Save You Tons

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PlayStation Network Under $5 Flash Sale Can Save You Tons

If you're looking for some great games on the cheap for your Sony PS Vita, PlayStation 3, or PlayStation 4, this PlayStation Network Flash Sale has them. For under $5 you can choose from a host of titles on the PlayStation Store from now until 1/23 at 11 AM ET/8 AM PT.

The list of games available is too long to post, but some of my favorite highlights are:

These are some excellent deals on some awesome games. To check out the full list of titles available in the January PSN Flash sale, head over to the PS Store page.

HTC Will Certify Vive Tracker Compatible Accessories

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HTC Will Certify Vive Tracker Compatible Accessories

HTC revealed their new Vive Tracker at CES 2017 earlier this month. The Vive Tracker is a device that can be detected by the Vive's Lighthouse system, and once it's attached to an object, it can be replicated in a virtual reality space. The Tracker opens the door for accessory makers to create swords, guns, shields, and any number of other objects for use in VR games.

However, don't expect the market to be flooded with the same kind of knock-off accessories we've seen in the industry in the past. HTC will be establishing an official certification process for accessories that manufacturers will have to pass to get a stamp of approval. This process will establish a measure for customers of which accessories work best with the HTC Vive Tracker and make it easier to find and purchase quality products.

Although HTC hasn't released details on what the Vive Tracker certification process would consist of, they are making sure that accessory makers are getting the support they need to ensure their products will be ready to go to market. HTC is giving away a thousand Trackers to various companies around the world to spur interest in the new possibilities the Tracker offers the HTC Vive platform.

ZeniMax Wanted 15% of Oculus for Carmack's Contributions

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ZeniMax Wanted 15% of Oculus for Carmack's Contributions

Palmer Luckey and Brenden Iribe took the stand yesterday and answered questions about ZeniMax's accusation that Oculus stole its VR tech. Luckey went in-depth concerning his development of early Oculus Rift prototypes and his relationship with former id Software/ZeniMax employee John Carmack.

The prosecution brought into question a Non-Disclosure Agreement signed by Luckey that pertained to ZeniMax Media's VR tech, and whether or not Luckey had informed Oculus co-founder Brenden Iribe about it. Luckey responded that as far as he could remember, he had told Iribe of the NDA, but that he could have been incorrect.

In the second day of the Luckey/Irebe testiomony, an email chain between Luckey and Iribe from 2012 was also brought up concerning Carmack's contributions to Oculus. These communications revealed that ZeniMax Media wanted 15% share in Oculus for Carmack's work with the then start-up company. However, Luckey and Iribe felt like 2% was more than enough. Luckey went on to state that ZeniMax's demand for a 15% share was "out of the blue."

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Nintendo's Last Wii U Title

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Nintendo's Last Wii U Title

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last Nintendo-produced title to release on the Wii U. Reggie Fils-Aimé confirmed Breath of the Wild as the last first-party Wii U title in an interview with Polygon after the Nintendo Switch event last Friday.

“From a first-party standpoint, there's no new development coming after the launch of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” he said. “We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”

Although new Wii U titles won't be produced by Nintendo, there are no plans to dismantle the Wii U's eShop or online services. Wii U titles will continue to be sold at brick-and-mortar shops as well as on the eShop, and there will be ongoing support for Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon.

Gravity Rush 2: Collectibles, Walkthrough, and Guides

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Gravity Rush 2: Collectibles, Walkthrough, and Guides

Gravity Rush 2 takes place directly after the story told in the first Gravity Rush, which came out in 2011 for the PlayStation Vita, and in 2016 for PlayStation 4. The story in Gravity Rush 2 is a direct continuation of the plot of the original Gravity Rush, with Kat and Dusty taking the lead role. Once again, you'll have to learn to harness the power of gravity, defeat nefarious creatures, and save the ones you love. All of our information on getting every collectible, side quest walkthroughs, guides, and tips will be collecting in this hub for easy access.

Gravity Rush 2 has gameplay, characters, and features from the original game, but it expands them and takes you to new, bigger, locales to explore. You'll be introduced to new features too, like differing gravity styles Kat can use for even more diverse combat options.

This section is where you'll find our various Gravity Rush 2 walkthroughs. Our walkthroughs will help you complete side missions and other quests in the game. We'll be adding more walkthroughs as time goes on.

NPD Group releases sales data for December 2016 and its annual report

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NPD Group releases sales data for December 2016 and its annual report

Market analyst NPD Group has published two sales reports: one for December 2016, and another looking back at annual trends and data for the entirety of last year.

Total spending took a hit last month, with $2.8 billion spend on hardware, software, and accessories, for a 15 percent decrease for the month relative to December 2015.

Hardware and software sales for the year were more uneven. The hardware category dropped by 24 percent as a result of total sales and average retail prices compared to units sold and the price per unit in 2015. "On a positive note, Nintendo did shift an additional 4 percent of 3DS systems thanks in large part to the heightened demand for Pokémon," an NPD representative pointed out.

Ubisoft announces schedule for Rainbow Six Siege Invitational

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Ubisoft announces schedule for Rainbow Six Siege Invitational

Ubisoft announced the full schedule for its Rainbow Six Siege Invitational, a tournament that will be broadcast from February 3-5.

Matches will be broadcast on Rainbow Six Siege's Twitch and YouTube channels. The full schedule for the tournament can be found below.

Rainbow Six Siege Invitational pits the top players on Xbox One and PC against each other for a prize pool worth $200,000.

Rocket League devs talk Competitive Season 4 and rewards for Competitive Season 3

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Rocket League devs talk Competitive Season 4 and rewards for Competitive Season 3

Rocket League developer Psyonix has posted a lengthy update on the game's forthcoming Competitive Season 4 and rewards to be doled out for Competitive Season 3.

Players noted that Season 3 went on for a quite a while, and Psyonix explained why.

"We’re making a number of changes in Competitive Season 4—all of which will be revealed in more detail closer to the start of the season—and these changes required us to lengthen Season 3," the developer said.

Close-up images show Nintendo Switch user interface

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Close-up images show Nintendo Switch user interface

The Binding of Isaac developer Nicalis posted and then deleted a tweet showing aspects of the Switch's user interface (via Polygon).

A Switch game menu appears in the shot, along with icons for The Binding of Isaac, Cave Story, and 1001 Spikes, seemingly confirming that Nicalis will bring those games to Nintendo's console/handheld platform.

"Isaac was lonely so we brought a few friends to keep him company," the developer wrote in its tweet.