/Gaming/ Last Updated: Tue, Jan 16th, 2018 @ 1:35am EST

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Eddie Makuch

Assassin's Creed Origins Patch Coming Soon, See The Patch Notes Now

A new patch is coming on Tuesday, January 16 for Assassin's Creed: Origins, and it's something of a big one. One of the topline additions is support for The Hidden Ones expansion, which comes out soon. The game's first expansion, The Hidden Ones sees Bayek fighting with the Romans in a new region. The expansion includes a new story and raises the level cap to 45. It is included with Origins' Season Pass and can also presumably be purchased separately.

The new Origins patch also adds a new...

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Eddie Makuch

Fortnite Dev Says It's Not Adding Vehicles As Game Passes 40 Million Downloads

Gears of War creator Epic Games' popular, stylized shooter/building game Fortnite has passed a new player milestone. More than 40 million people have downloaded the game as of January, the studio told Rolling Stone. This is up 10 million from 30 million in December.

Epic wouldn't provide any details on how the 40 million downloads are spread between the paid Save the World version and the free PUBG-like Battle Royale mode. Whatever the case, 40 million is a massive figure, the likes of which...

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Eddie Makuch

Netflix App For Nintendo Switch Still Under Consideration

The Nintendo Switch launched in March with no video streaming services whatsoever. Nintendo said this was because it wanted to focus on games and games alone for launch, and that strategy seems to have worked, as the console has sold incredibly well thus far. The video streaming service Hulu was added in November 2017 but Netflix is still nowhere to be seen. All hope is not lost however, as Netflix has now confirmed that it remains in discussions with Nintendo about bringing a Netflix app to...

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Eddie Makuch

Nintendo Switch Netflix App Still Possible But Not Confirmed Yet

The Nintendo Switch launched in March with no video streaming services whatsoever. Nintendo said this was because it wanted to focus on games and games alone for launch, and that strategy seems to have worked, as the console has sold incredibly well thus far. The video streaming service Hulu was added in November 2017 but Netflix is still nowhere to be seen. All hope is not lost however, as Netflix has now confirmed that it remains in discussions with Nintendo about bringing a Netflix app to...

Polygon

Samit Sarkar

Here’s how God of War is different with Kratos’ ax

A more ‘grounded’ replacement for the Blades of Chaos

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Eddie Makuch

New Assassin's Creed Origins Patch Coming Soon, Here's What It Does

A new patch is coming on Tuesday, January 16 for Assassin's Creed: Origins, and it's something of a big one. One of the topline additions is support for The Hidden Ones expansion, which comes out soon. The game's first expansion, The Hidden Ones sees Bayek fighting with the Romans in a new region. The expansion includes a new story and raises the level cap to 45. It is included with Origins' Season Pass and can also presumably be purchased separately.

The new Origins patch also adds a new...

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Eddie Makuch

Saudi Arabia Lifts Movie Theatre Ban After 35 Years, Emoji Movie Among The First Shown

Saudi Arabia banned movie theatres back in the early '80s, but this ban was lifted back in December. One of the first screenings took place this past weekend, and it was a double feature of The Emoji Movie and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. The movies were shown at a makeshift theatre in the city of Jeddah, according to a report from Reuters.

Movie theatres had been banned in Saudi Arabia for 35 years. The ban in the 80s came as a result of "pressure from Islamists as Saudi...

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Eddie Makuch

Fortnite Dev Says No Vehicles Are Coming As Game Passes 40 Million Downloads

Gears of War creator Epic Games' popular, stylized shooter/building game Fortnite has passed a new player milestone. More than 40 million people have downloaded the game as of January, the studio told Rolling Stone. This is up 10 million from 30 million in December.

Epic wouldn't provide any details on how the 40 million downloads are spread between the paid Save the World version and the free PUBG-like Battle Royale mode. Whatever the case, 40 million is a massive figure, the likes of which...

Polygon

Samit Sarkar

Horizon Zero Dawn leads 2018 DICE Awards finalists

A total of 68 games recognized

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Kevin Wong

Blame WWE's High-Risk Culture For Paige's Retirement, Not Sasha Banks

According to multiple sources, WWE superstar Paige is being forced to retire from in-ring competition due to a serious neck injury. She's 25 years old, and although she's only been on WWE's main roster since 2014, she's actually been performing since she was 13. Her entire family is involved in the business, and she tag teamed with her mother in her family's Norwich promotion. That's 12 years of wear and tear.

This is not Paige's first bout with neck problems either. She suffered chronic pain...

Polygon

Samit Sarkar

Netflix ‘still exploring’ possibility of Nintendo Switch app

So you’re saying there’s a chance ...?

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Dan Auty

The Walking Dead Changes Showrunner Amidst Falling Ratings

AMC's zombie drama The Walking Dead is changing showrunners. It has been reported that Scott Gimple will leave the role he has occupied since 2013, and will be replaced by Angela Kang, who has previously worked on the show as a writer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gimple will now serve as chief content officer for the Walking Dead media franchise, which also includes the spin-off show Fear the Walking Dead, as well as "gaming and future brand extensions on a variety of platforms."...

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Oscar Dayus

This Battlefield 1 DLC Map Is Going Free For Everyone

Developer DICE has announced that Prise de Tahure--a Battlefield 1 map previously exclusive to owners of the Premium Pass or the They Shall Not Pass expansion--is going free for everyone. The map brings a tense, night-time urban setting and will be going free on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 16.

Starting the same day and ending January 22, base game owners will be able to sample some of the content from the They Shall Not Pass and In the Name of the Tsar expansions as part of the Turning...

Polygon

Samit Sarkar

Destiny 2 going down for maintenance before Faction Rally returns

Another hotfix incoming

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Oscar Dayus

Forza Horizon 3 Joins The Xbox One X Enhanced List

Xbox One X promised to bring even more beautiful graphics to your favorite games, and it's been delivering. With over 100 titles and counting, Forza Horizon 3's update has joined the ranks, and is available now.

Microsoft says the update allows you to play Horizon 3 in "native 4K," including the Hot Wheels and Blizzard Mountain expansions. The patch contains a bunch of visual enhancements for Xbox One X, from "improved car reflections and shadow resolutions" to "improved texture detail for...

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Tamoor Hussain

Motorstorm And Driveclub Devs Found New Studio To Make Sci-Fi Game

A number of former Motorstorm and Driveclub developers have established a studio in Liverpool, England to work on a new science fiction-themed game. Called Wushu Studios, the team is headed up by Alan McDermott, with Nigel Kershaw serving as design director, and Stuart Trevor taking up the position of art director. The three have each worked on Motorstorm and Driveclub titles for Sony, as well as other projects for Deep Silver and Revolution Software.

Wushu has also been working with former...

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Oscar Dayus

Two More Free Xbox Games With Gold Available Now

It's just past the middle of the month, meaning two more free Xbox games for January 2018 have gone live on the Microsoft Store. Xbox Live Gold subscribers can now grab Zombi on Xbox One and Army of Two on Xbox 360 for free.

This also means there's very little time left to grab the free games for the first half of January. Back to the Future: The Game and Tomb Raider: Underworld will cease to be free within the next few hours. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III will be free all...

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Oscar Dayus

"Major" PS4 System Update Beta Sign-Ups Are Now Open

Just a few months after the big 5.0 PlayStation 4 system update, Sony is preparing to release its next major firmware patch. Furthermore, you could get the included improvements early, as Sony has announced it is holding a beta for the update.

"You can register to be a beta tester anytime between today and the start of the beta expected in February," Sony stated. There's no word yet on what's included in the update, but the company did call it a "major" one. North American players can sign up...

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Tamoor Hussain

Top 10 UK Sales Chart: GTA 5's Popularity Shows No Sign Of Waning

Rockstar Games' perennially popular Grand Theft Auto V takes the top spot on the UK sales chart for the week ending January 13. According to sales monitor Chart-Track, this is the first time GTA V has reached No.1 since June 2017.

In total, GTA V has spent 14 weeks at No.1 since its launch, bringing it a little closer to the 18 week all-time all formats No.1 record currently held by Square Enix's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Chart-Track also states that GTA V has never been out of the top...

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Dan Auty

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 Release Date Confirmed For 2020

Although Marvel has traditionally announced release dates for its movies several years in advance, it has been more secretive about its plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the current Phase 3 ends. Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 is the only movie with an official release date after Phase 3 closes with 2019's Avengers 4, but we now know that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 will be released in 2020.

The news comes via director James Gunn, who helmed the first two Guardians movies and will...

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