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Xbox One X patch for Halo 5 will be ready for the console’s launch

Of all the Microsoft games receiving Xbox One X patches, Halo 5 is the one we’ve heard the least about recently.  However that hasn’t prevented the patch from coming out in time for the new console’s launch.  343 Industries has confirmed that the patch will be launching later today at 9:00 PT / 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT, well in advance of the console’s official launch date on November 7.  So what does it do? …

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Xbox One X Midnight Launch Event At GameStop Announced

Xbox One X launches around the world in only a few days, and players who want to get their hands on it right away will have a chance to pick one up at midnight from GameStop. The game retailer has announced it will host midnight launch parties at many of its stores in the US on release day. The launch parties begin on Tuesday, November 7, at 12:01 AM ET and will take place at …

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Bundle Stars becomes Fanatical, launch sale now live

Bundle Stars, the digital storefront that specialises in group game discounts, has become Fanatical. To celebrate its rebranding, the distributor has kicked off a Launch Sale that offers up to 80 percent off a number of top PC games.  Billed as a “new chapter” for the platform, Fanatical will continue seamlessly from an operational standpoint, with existing Bundle Stars customers promised a “completely hassle-free transition to the new website”. Crucially, this means retaining their existing …

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Super Mario Odyssey biggest Nintendo Switch launch ever in UK charts

Super Mario Odyssey – the Switch’s biggest hit so far Assassin’s Creed Origins has sold less than Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, but still managed to beat Super Mario Odyssey in the all formats chart. Game review: Assassin’s Creed Origins aims to fix the problems of the past The madness of last week’s release schedules has led to a split decision in this week’s UK sales charts, with Super Mario Odyssey the best-selling individual format game but …

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Why subscription gaming service Utomik is adding launch day releases

The PC game streaming service Utomik is making a push to add new titles on their launch day. Its first release day game was Neckbolt’s Yono and the Celestial Elephants, which came out on the Nintendo Switch, Steam, and Utomik at the same time earlier this month on October 12. Utomik a subscription service that offers unlimited play and costs $6 per month for a single player and $10 for a family plan that supports …

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Xbox One X launch shortages are possible in the UK, but more stock will be available weekly

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 28 October 2017 19:50 GMT It goes without saying that if you want a new console on launch day, it’s best to pre-order. Xbox One X won’t be an exception. Xbox UK has said it expects launch shortages of Xbox One X and Microsoft said it can’t guarantee stock will be available in UK stores to walk-ins. “The Scorpio edition sold out in record time,” UK boss Harvey Eagle told GI.biz. …

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Nintendo celebrates the launch of Super Mario Odyssey in style with a party in New York

Nintendo celebrates the launch of Super Mario Odyssey in style with a party in New York Super Mario Odyssey, one of Mario’s biggest adventures yet, is now available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system. The cap-tivating game follows Mario on a globe-trotting journey through numerous and varied kingdoms with his new hat companion, Cappy. In this massive sandbox-style game in the spirit of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, Mario uses incredible new hat-based …

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Argos is trialling a ‘one minute past midnight’ delivery service for the Xbox One X launch

For those looking forward to the new Xbox One X console, which boldly advertises itself as ‘the world’s most powerful console’, chances are you’ll want to get to playing it as soon as possible. In fact, with the release taking place on Tuesday, November 7, there will be many gamers who will want to purchase the console at midnight for an all-nighter of 4K gaming (trust me, I’m tempted myself). Your best option for doing …

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PUBG Xbox One release date update – HUGE Battlegrounds launch news coming soon | Gaming | Entertainment

PUBG fans can expect a huge announcement about the Xbox One release date soon. The unofficial Battlegrounds Twitter feed claims that a huge reveal is coming soon. The news drop will cover the Xbox One release date, the physical release on consoles, new updates and more. “HUGE NEWS is coming soon for PUBG including a closer look at the release date for Xbox One, Physical Release, New Updates and more!” the tweet reads. In terms …

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Xbox One X: Retailer’s Plan Could End the Midnight Launch Lines

The tradition of lining up for the midnight launch of a console or video game could soon come to an end. On Tuesday, British catalog retailer Argos announced plans to deliver the Xbox One X exactly one minute after its midnight launch on November 7. The trial run, which covers customers living within a select area of London, could mean fans no longer needing to wait in the freezing cold to get their hands on …

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Just over a month after launch, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is closing in on 1m uni

It’s been just over a month since Larian’s RPG title Divinity: Original Sin 2 finally released out of Early Access, and thus far things seem to be going pretty well for the project. The title debuted in second place in the Steam Top Ten – which is effectively the new No.1 given Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds dominance of the top spot – and sold half a million units in its first few days on shelves. For context, …

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WWE 2K18 release date COUNTDOWN: Launch times for PS4 and Xbox One, Switch to come later | Gaming | Entertainment

The general WWE 2K18 release date has been set for Tuesday, October 17, for many PS4 and Xbox One fans. Those with Deluxe Edition of the game have already been given access, but that soon won’t matter with the final launch date confirmed. 2K haven’t specified a time when WWE fans will be able to start playing on Tuesday, although it seems likely that it will be early, due to the servers already being live. …

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Mars and Partners Launch Uncommon Collaboration to Crowdsource Gaming Solutions that Solve Aflatoxin

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mars, Incorporated and collaborators launched an innovative food safety initiative to crowdsource solutions to solve aflatoxin, a little known but dangerous foodborne toxin that can cause liver cancer and stunting. Today a series of aflatoxin puzzles will go online on Foldit, a platform that allows gamers to explore how amino acids are folded together to create proteins. The puzzles provide gamers with a starting enzyme that has the potential …

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PUBG Xbox One release date SHOCK – Is this proof that console launch is imminent? | Gaming | Entertainment

PUBG fans could be playing Battlegrounds on Xbox One very soon. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has just been classified by the Australian ratings board, which suggests the PUBG release date is imminent. PUBG was given an MA15+ rating in Australia, which as VG247 points out, is the second strongest classification a game can receive. Interestingly, the classification page reveals that PUBG will launch with a lengthy new title on Xbox One. The ratings page lists PUBG as …

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Mario journeys across the country to celebrate the launch of Super Mario Odyssey

Mario journeys across the country to celebrate the launch of Super Mario Odyssey Before Mario explores the many wild and wonderful Kingdoms of the Super Mario Odyssey game when it launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on Oct. 27, he is taking off on a cross-country tour to explore some wild and wonderful locations in our world. Mario’s real-life odyssey starts in Los Angeles at Universal CityWalk on Oct. 10 and ends in New …

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