/Gaming/ Last Updated: Nov 25, 2014 @ 3:00 pm EST

Gamespot

Eddie Makuch

Microsoft Reveals Xbox One/360 Pre-Black Friday Game Deals

Microsoft today launched a wide-ranging pre-Black Friday sales promotion, offering deep discounts on dozens of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles such as Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Forza Motorsport 5, Red Dead Redemption, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, among many others.

The deals were announced today on Microsoft's Xbox Black Friday deals website. The discounts listed below are available now on Xbox Live through December 1, while more deals--on games, consoles, accessories, and Xbox...

Gamespot

Eddie Makuch

Next Assassin's Creed Unity Patch Has 300+ Fixes, Will Arrive This Week

The next patch for open-world game Assassin's Creed Unity is a big one. Ubisoft writes on the game's Live Updates page that Unity's third patch, due this week, will include more than 300 fixes.

Patch 3, as Ubisoft is calling it, will be deployed tomorrow (November 26) on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and later in the week for PC. Among other things, the patch addresses Unity game crashes, animation bugs, and networking glitches.

The patch should also improve the game's controversial frame...

Kotaku

Mike Fahey

Tiny Mass Effect Figures Protect Your Pockets From Reapers

Coming soon to a GameStop near you, the Mass Effect trilogy gets a series of Minimates figures to collect in the most annoying way possible.

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Polygon

Ben Kuchera

Jurassic Park's Dr. Malcolm once told gamers to 'get the stink blown off,' and it's amazing

Electronic Arts released a Jurassic Park game on the original PlayStation back in 1997, allowing you to play as both human characters and the dinosaurs themselves. It wasn't very good.

On the other hand, if you collected every DNA strand from the game, Jeff Goldblum, in character as Dr. Ian Malcolm, would show up and tell you to get a life, and maybe go on a date.

Yes, it's as amazing as it sounds.

"Turn the thing off, for heaven's sakes," he said. "Go outside, you know, and breathe...

Polygon

Brian Crecente

Nintendo turns Mario Kart 8 into an arcade machine, takes it on the road

Nintendo is hitting the road for nearly a month, bringing an interactive gaming space to 16 malls across the country from Nov. 24 to Dec. 21.

The set-up includes 2DS, 3DS, amiibo and Wii U games, but the real show stealer is a Mario Kart 8 tournament played on an over-sized, high-definition screen. The kart gaming system features four side-by-side chairs and a display with four screens. Nintendo also said they will be doing giveaways at the events as well.

Here's the lineup for Wii U...

Polygon

Colin Campbell

How EA Sports' FIFA is helping to spread soccer in the USA

As a Brit who lives in America and who loves soccer (to avoid confusion and boring conversions about etymology, I use the American name for the game), I'm always impressed by how many fans I come across.

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Polygon

Megan Farokhmanesh

Origin Black Friday sale discounts more than 200 PC games

Black Friday has come to Origin with discounts on more than 200 games, including titles from franchises such as Assassin's Creed, Battlefield, Dead Space, Mass Effect and The Sims.

Games are available across Mac, Windows PC or, in some cases, both for up to 75 percent off. Titles such as Battlefield 3, Mass Effect, Spore and Tomb Raider are available for under $5, along with older games such as Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods, Ultima 9: Ascension and Dungeon Keeper.

Dealzon...

Kotaku

Yannick LeJacq

Sony's Original Vita Ads Were Misleading, Says U.S. Government

Sony has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over claims that the company falsely advertised its PlayStation Vita console when it was first released in 2012. The company is now required to issue refunds to Vita customers affected by the advertising.

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Kotaku

Shane Roberts, Commerce Team

The Black Friday Wii U Bundle, Origin and Uplay Black Friday Sales

This 4-game Wii U Bundle for $360 has been one of our most requested Black Friday deals, and you can grab it now, on Wednesday, online, with free shipping. Promo code WIIUDEAL.

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Kotaku

Patricia Hernandez

​There Are Things Worse Than Silence In Dragon Age

Sometimes, when you're talking with someone in Dragon Age, a glitch might happen: all conversation options disappear, and you're left standing there in silence. Usually it's just a small, annoying niggle. But here, it's kind of perfect.

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Kotaku

Jason Schreier

What Games Do You Want To See Remastered For PS4/Xbox One?

In the wake of last night's news that Namco Bandai is remastering Dark Souls II for current-gen systems , I'm curious: what else do you want to see get remade for PS4 and Xbox One?

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Polygon

Justin McElroy

Quality Control spins some Tales from the Borderlands

In each episode of Quality Control, Polygon managing editor Justin McElroy talks to a critic after they review a new game and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish they had been able to discuss in more depth in their review? Also: Did they play it wrong?

In this episode, we talk with Ben Kuchera about his review of Tales from the Borderlands which you can find right here. We'd love to know what you think...

Polygon

Megan Farokhmanesh

Snake looks even harder to play on a hacked keyboard

Snake is a simple, classic game that challenges players to move a pixel forward without running into obstacles, walls or their own ever-growing tail. It's found a home on arcades, mobile phones and computers, but a software developer upped the challenge by playing on a hacked keyboard.

In a video on YouTube, user Spritetm's channel demonstrates how tricky Snake can be on a keyboard. Spritetm, a self-proclaimed "hacker of all kinds of electronics things by night," retooled a...

Polygon

Samit Sarkar

Star Wars comes to Minecraft on Xbox

The Venn diagram of Minecraft players and Star Wars fans includes literal millions of people, and they can now celebrate those two interests with the Star Wars Classic Skin Pack, publisher Microsoft Studios announced today.

Microsoft released the add-on today for $2.99, exclusively for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of Minecraft. True to its name, the Star Wars Classic Skin Pack includes a wide variety of skins for characters from the Star Wars original trilogy.

In fact, the DLC...

Polygon

Michael McWhertor

Sony might owe you $50 if you own a PS Vita, thanks to the FTC

Sony will compensate early adopters of its PlayStation Vita to settle a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission over ads for the portable game machine that were deemed misleading to consumers.

The FTC and Sony Computer Entertainment America announced the proposed settlement today, which will see Sony give consumers who purchased a Vita before June 1, 2012, either $25 in cash or credit as a refund or a $50 merchandise voucher for "select video games, and/or services." Sony is also...

Gamespot

Eddie Makuch

Square Enix Announcing New Console RPG Next Month - Not A Remake

Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix is gearing up to announce a brand new console role-playing game next month, president Yosuke Matsuda said in the latest issue of Famitsu (via Gematsu).

"Actually, right now, we're working on a new RPG specifically for consoles and it isn't a remake," Matsuda said. "We'll start talking about it more in December and go from there."

Possible venues for the game's announcement include the 2014 Video Game Awards or Sony's PlayStation Experience, both of...

Gamespot

Eddie Makuch

Horror Franchise Haunted House Resurrected Today On PC -- Interview

Haunted House is back. The latest game in the series, which originated with 1982's Atari 2600 game, is called Haunted House: Cryptic Graves, and it's available today on PC through Steam for $20.

The Unreal-powered Cryptic Graves was inspired by the 1982 classic, which some consider to be the video game industry's first survival-horror game. In the 1982 game, you played a pair of eyes, but Cryptic Graves is a far deeper adventure-horror game, putting you in the shoes of Anya...

Kotaku

Yannick LeJacq

In Real Life, Super Mario's Galaxy Would Explode

Shocking as this may be to hear, video games aren't always realistic. But just how unrealistic are they? A group of physicist took a look at Super Mario Galaxy recently, and their findings show the true extent of the iconic plumber's disregard for the laws of nature.

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Kotaku

Meredith Woerner on io9, shared by Jason Schreier to Kotaku

First Jurassic World Trailer Will Make You Scream At Dinosaurs Again

Here it is: the first official trailer to Jurassic World. And once again, we humans just don't know when to stop playing God. "You just went and made a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea." See for yourself!

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Polygon

Dave Tach

Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Ivory King guide

Welcome to Polygon's guide for Crown of the Ivory King, the third downloadable content pack for Dark Souls 2. Just a couple of things before we gets started.

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