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SCDKey celebrates Black Friday with cheap OS/game keys

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 41 mins ago

SCDKey is getting into the Black Friday spirit this year with some cheap codes for us to share with you, with discount codes on Windows 10 and Office through to the latest games like Battlefield V and Fallout 76.

 

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As usual the site is offering Windows 10 Pro OEM for just $12.60 with our discount code, while Office 2016 and Office 2019 are both up for grabs at $31.50 and $45.07, respectively. Setting up a new PC can be done in a much cheaper way thanks to SCDKey, with an offer going above operating systems and software to PC and even Xbox One games and subscriptions. The software/OS discount code is SKTT10%.

 

It's not just PC gamers that can jump onto the gaming sales with SCDKey offering up Fallout 76 with an Xbox One digital code, and a 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership. Battlefield V is offered in an Origin CD key while Hitman 2 is offered through a Steam key. The additional 3% discount offered with the TweakTown and SCDKey deal is SKTT3%.

 

Windows/Office With 10% Discount Code: SKTT10%

 

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM CD-KEY GLOBAL $14 (it will be $12.6 after use the code)

Office2016 Professional Plus CD Key Global $35 (it will be $31.5 with code)

Office2019 Professional Plus CD Key Global $50.08 (it will be $45.07 after use the code)

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Playground Games discusses benefits of Microsoft ownership

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 35 mins ago

Playground Games highlights one of the most interesting benefits of being part of Microsoft Studios.

 

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We've known Forza dev Playground Games is making a new IP for a while now. The game is an open-world action game, and sources say it's actually a new Fable project, and should be quite ambitious. Now Playground Games execs say Microsoft's recent acquisition of the studio was strongly affected by the new project and discuss what it means to be part of the first-party Xbox brand.

 

In a recent interview with EDGE Magazine, Playground founder Ralph Fulton shines light on an overlooked benefit of umbrella ownership: being able to easily communicate with other studios. It may not sound like a lot, but this is absolutely integral for growth in games development, especially since most of the work is iterative in nature and builds upon itself over time.

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Nintendo has no immediate plans for N64 mini

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 3 mins ago

Patents indicate Nintendo will probably make a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition, but don't expect it any time soon.

 

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Business for retro gaming is quite good. Nintendo has made millions off of its NES and SNES micro-console re-releases, and there's evidence an N64 mini will happen at some point. But when? Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime gives us an answer but it's not a good one. Essentially Fils-Aime hints the mini consoles could be overshadowed by Nintendo's recent Switch Online paid subscription service, and Nintendo could slowly drip-feed classic games on that platform more prominently than mass-market micro-systems.

 

When asked flat-out by Kotaku if an N64 Classic is coming, Fils-Aime said the system isn't in the immediate future. It's apparently not even on the horizon. "I would not ever rule something out, but what I can tell you is certainly that's not in our planning horizon," the Nintendo president said.

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Telltale begins dismantling business and liquidating assets

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 25 mins ago

Telltale is preparing its funeral by finalizing its worldly affairs one step at a time.

 

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The saga of Telltale's demise is a sad one underlined by mismanagement and the ruthlessness of the games industry. The tale is almost over, though: the company has just started a process called assignment where it will liquidate its assets in an aim to settle its debt with creditors. Publication GameDaily confirmed that Telltale's liquidation is on the horizon, and will be handled by a company called Sherwood Partners.

 

The article goes into great depth about Telltale's closure proceedings. The devs aren't actually filing for bankruptcy and will instead undergo a process called "assignment," which essentially closes the studio down while selling assets to pay off any outstanding debts. We have no idea who has bid or even bought Telltale's assets--or what these assets actually are besides engine tech, given the studio licensed all of its games.

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THQ Nordic has 35 unannounced projects in development

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 21 mins ago

After picking up more major IPs, THQ Nordic now has 35 unannounced projects in development.

 

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In its third quarter earnings report, THQ Nordic delivered some interesting stats: out of the 55 games currently in development, 35 of them haven't been revealed yet. This poses an exciting and interesting prospect given the company's current IP pool, which includes Kingdoms of Amalur, Timesplitters, and countless others. This figure shows THQ has added yet another unannounced game to its slate--it had 34 mystery games in dev as of August 2018, and now it has 35. So maybe it's a new Timesplitters game? Yeah...we hope so.

 

"Our PR, marketing and sales teams across the globe did an extensive work supporting and building the demand for our pipeline of upcoming releases. Looking towards the upcoming two quarters, we are all excited about our key releases of Darksiders 3 and Metro Exodus. By the end of the quarter, we had 55 games under development, of which 35 are still in the pipeline waiting to be announced," the games-maker wrote in the report.

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Metroid Prime 4 is 'well into development'

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 11 mins ago

Development on Samus' new adventure is proceeding quite well and Nintendo already has an internal release target set for the game.

 

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No one knows when exactly Metroid Prime 4 will launch on the Nintendo Switch. Originally announced at E3 2017, Nintendo has been coy about specific details and has kept things mostly under wraps. Although the game is listed as TBD under Nintendo's public future slate of titles, Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime says the company has overseen enough development progress to set a tentative internal launch window.

 

"Internally, we have expectations about when [Metroid Prime 4] is going to be released. We haven't announced it, but yeah, the game is well in development," Fils-Aime told Mashable.

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Corsair keyboards and mice are coming to the Xbox One

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 14 hours, 35 mins ago

Razer won't be the only ones with gaming peripherals on the Xbox One in the near future, with Corsair joining the list of licensed hardware partners for the Xbox.

 

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There are only a few keyboards, mice and headsets that work on the Xbox One from Corsair right now, but the company is putting more and more of them through testing and validation before they put them online.

 

Corsair explains: "CORSAIR is excited that the Xbox One team has opened up support for keyboards and mice. Xbox One players now have at their disposal the same precision and reliability that PC gamers have enjoyed from CORSAIR peripherals for years. Play titles such as Fortnite, Warframe, and Minecraft with CORSAIR wired and wireless keyboards and mice, with many more compatible games on the way".

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Rainbow Six Siege goes free-to-play for the weekend, Nov 18

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 18 hours, 14 mins ago

Ubisoft has announced yet another free-to-play weekend for their strategic shooter Rainbow Six Siege. Players across all platforms will be able to join in on the action on November 15th.

 

 

Ubisoft has decided to make their shooter free-to-play for a weekend once again, the last month we saw Rainbow Six Siege go to free-to-play was on August 16th, with that weekend we also saw a 60% discount and it is the very same for this one. The developer has taken to their blog to post reminders about the benefits of participating in the free weekend. The post covers the basic, pre-loading of the game, playing with friends over the weekend, current purchasing options, progress and content availability.

 

In the entire post you will an image for each of the regions and the times the free weekend begins. The free weekend will be across all platforms; PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. For more information, please visit the official Ubisoft website here.

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Nintendo head wished Smash Ultimate launched in early 2018

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 19 hours, 14 mins ago

Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime has commented on the coming launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, saying a December launch is tough and wished Ultimate launched earlier in the year.

 

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In a recent interview with Kotaku, Fils-Aime discussed Nintendo's coming line-up for the end of 2018. The President expressed very strong hope towards coming Nintendo titles such as Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee & Pikachu and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There would be a few things that Fils-Aime would change though if he was given the opportunity to do so, "Would I have loved to have seen, as an example, Smash Bros. launch earlier in the year? Certainly. An early December launch is challenging. It's challenging from a business perspective. It's challenging from a retailer perspective."

 

Fils-Aime continues and shines light towards the growth the Nintendo Switch is having, "But having said that, as I look at the pace of growth we've had, our ability to bring Fortnite to the system, our ability to have Diablo III on the system, Wolfenstein, you look at the third-party support which has been quite strong, when you look at the independent community support which has been quite strong, I believe when you and I reconnect in January and we look at our performance through the first 22 months of its life cycle, I believe we're going to be exceptionally proud of the result here in the U.S. of what Nintendo Switch has been able to do."

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Director does Ultimate Q&A

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 20 hours, 14 mins ago

Ahead of the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the games director, Masahiro Sakurai has answered some questions regarding the content of the coming game.

 

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Sakurai has answered these questions on Japanese magazine Famitsu, some of the topics that have been covered are the introduction of Incineroar, Ken, Amiibo launches, trophy removals, spirits, online matchmaking, elite matches, piranha plant and how close the game is away from completion.

 

Just like in the last Smash Ultimate Direct, Sakurai reiterates the concentration Nintendo will be putting into the deciding factors that will determine the online matchmaking system. Sakurai says "The game is completely synchronized. Distance (between players) is a top deciding factor." The Director continues and sheds some light towards the completion of the game and Adventure Mode, "I'd like to write more about Adventure Mode if given the opportunity. The ROM is already complete." In the entirety of this post you will find each the answers to each of the categories that are mentioned above.

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