A blog post on Halo Waypoint details all of the new changes and tweaks coming in the newest iteration of Forge mode.

'Halo 5: Guardians' Forge mode detailed

The popular Forge mode from past Halo games will return in Halo 5: Guardians. A blog post on Halo Waypoint details all of the new changes and tweaks coming in the newest iteration of Forge mode. There are plenty of smart fixes coming in new editor, such as the ability to group objects together or weld items to other items.


CHECKPOINT: Far Cry Goes Primal

Far Cry maybe gets a new game, Super Meat Boy gets new artists for it's soundtrack, and Black Ops III gets real. Hosts: Dalton Martin & Conner Nolan Camera: Aidan Kearney Teleprompter: Caleb Meilink-Smith Music: Lex Bravary Graphics: Meghan Duffy, Sam Noble, and Lauren Lucas Producer: Dalton Martin


'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' most anticipated game of the holidays

According to the latest Nielsen survey, Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the most anticipated game this holiday season.  98% of those surveyed said they were excited for the first-person shooter, which so far includes twelve games in five main storylines, plus spin-offs. The survey, which measured consumer anticipation of games to be released later this year, polled more than 4,800 gamers between the ages of 7 and 54.  Variables such as the consumer’s interest in the product, consumer awareness of the product, and urgency to purchase the product were taken into account. Other highly anticipated multi-platform games include Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate from Ubisoft, which will be released October 23 and Fallout 4 from Bethesda Softworks, which will be released November 10.  Both games scored 95% in the survey and will be launched on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The newest game in the Halo franchise, Halo 5: Guardians by 343 Industries, scored a perfect 100% anticipation rating.  It will be released October 27 exclusively for Xbox One.  While it may have scored higher than Black Ops III, its platform exclusivity means that Call of Duty is still the most popular multi-platform game overall. Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be available November 6 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.   ----- Source: USA Today Image: GameSpot


Remapping feature coming to all Xbox One controllers

For Xbox One gamers wanting a controller remapping feature, but were deterred by the $150 price point for the Elite controller, you may just be in luck. Mike Ybarra, director of program management for Microsoft, responded to a tweet this weekend from user @StavEllis that asked why button configuration was exclusive to the Elite controller.

Just last month, Tokyo Game Show announced that the PlayStation's price would drop for those in Japan.

PlayStation 4 will drop in price

Retailer Target added an advertisement on their website saying that PlayStation 4 will soon be $50 cheaper in the United States. On Target's website in the Video Games section, there was an advertisement claiming that there will be a “$50 price drop on PS4”. The advertisement has since been taken down.


You can only die once in Upsilon Circuit

In most video games, death is only temporary. Such is not the case in the upcoming game Upsilon Circuit. Death means never playing it again. Upsilon Circuit, created by the studio Robot Loves Kitty, is built on an idea called “perma-permadeath.”  In “permadeath”, a character doesn’t come back after he or she dies and players might forever lose that character.  But in “perma-permadeath”, the player is never allowed to play they game again. The game is limited to only eight specially selected players, officially called “contestants”, at any given time.  These players are divided into two teams of four that work together, fight against one another, and kill monsters to gain experience and level up characters. The players don’t get to choose how their characters level up.  They don’t even get to choose their own abilities.  Those choices belong to the spectators.   Spectators play an enormous role in the game’s outcome.  For one, when a player dies, a spectator is selected at random to replace him or her.  Secondly, spectators allocate experience to each of the characters and can choose which abilities they gain.  Spectators can spend money to aid their favorite characters—or send trouble to a character they hate. Kevin Goble, co-creator of Robot Loves Kitty, put it simply: “We’re monetizing trolling.” In a sense, Upsilon Circuit is a video game/game show/social experiment hybrid.  Part of the game’s function is to study how players react given only one chance at playing.


Super Meat Boy's soundtrack acquires new artists

Although Super Meat Boy, the pioneering indie platformer coming out for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on October 6, should be ready to go the acclaimed original soundtrack had to be replaced due to rights not being secured with the composer, Danny Baranowsky. Tommy Refenes, a member of developer Team Meat said, "Now don't be too bummed because we had the opportunity to work with our favorite artists to re-score Super Meat Boy to celebrate its fifth anniversary...Their passion and love for the game can be heard in the work they put into making the game sound amazing.


Daredevil creative team working on Black Widow series

by Andi Tolentino Marvel Comics announced that a new series featuring Black Widow will be happening in early 2016. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Eisner Award winning creative team Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee shared that Natasha Romanov’s (Black Widow) will have a different continuation from past creators Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto’s take on the Avenger. Waid and Samnee plan to slowly grow out of Edmondson and Noto’s series. "It's similar to the way we approached Daredevil in that we’re not picking up specifically from the end of the previous issue or specifically from any one moment," Waid said. If you are one of the fans that never kept along with Black Widow’s storyline, no worries.

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