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Witcher 3 Blood and Wine Update Is 10-15 GB, Main Theme Released

With the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s Blood and Wine expansion now less than two weeks away, CD Projekt Red has revealed some new information about it. First, community manager Marcin Momot wrote on Twitter that an upcoming update, presumably the one for Blood and Wine, is expected to be around 10-15 GB. The actual file size will vary depending on what platform you’re playing on; CD Projekt Red will announce further specifics “soon,” Momot said. Momot did not say if this “update” is actually the Blood and Wine expansion or a patch that will go up alongside the add-on that all players will need to download. We have contacted Momot in an attempt to get more details and will update this post with anything we hear back. By comparison, October’s Hearts of Stone was 3.5 GB on PS4 and 4.73 GB on Xbox One, while the expansion’s

Square Enix Xbox Sale Discounts Tomb Raider, Just Cause 3, and More

Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix has a bunch of its Xbox One and 360 games on sale right now. The sale is on until May 23, and the discounts are only available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The Xbox One games include last year’s Just Cause 3, Life is Strange, and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. It also features the definitive editions of Tomb Raider and Sleeping Dogs, as well as Murdered: Soul Suspect, Thief, and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. The Xbox 360 titles include backwards-compatible games like Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Just Cause 2, and Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. Games from the Hitman franchise, like Absolution and Blood Money, see discounts, in addition to Tomb Raider: Underworld, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, and Tomb Raider: Legend. You can check out a full list of the sales with Xbox Store links below. Xbox One Sales Xbox 360 Sales

PS4's Nioh to Revamp Stamina System, Remove Durability for Final Game

It’s been a couple weeks since Nioh‘s alpha demo period ended, and now developer Team Ninja has detailed what it will change for the final game. The changes are based on feedback it received from an online survey and includes improved exploration elements, the removal of weapon and armor durability, and a revamped stamina system. Other changes will consist of improved player and camera behavior while locked-on to an enemy and upgraded graphic performance. The demo provided an option to players that let them prioritize the resolution or frame rate. Additionally, Team Ninja has said it’s safe to delete game and save data from the Nioh Alpha Demo–you’ll still have the Mark of the Conqueror, which grants a reward in the final game. Players got the Mark of the Conqueror by completing the demo. Team Ninja also shared some visuals that showed how different regions reacted to the demo. The

Half of Hitman Players Blew Their One Chance to Kill This Guy

Hitman‘s Elusive Targets, the first of which was available last weekend, represent maybe the most interesting version of the game possible. Players have just a single chance to kill a target during a limited window of time, and only half of the people who attempted to do so last week came away successful. Hitman developer IO Interactive today released some statistics about the first Elusive Target, Sergie Larin. 53 percent of the attempted contracts saw Larin eliminated and the player get away safely, with 9.9 percent achieving a Silent Assassin rating. This requires you to kill only your target and hide the body without any witnesses, which is certainly a more elegant outcome than my approach of shooting him and his security guard in the head and leaving them in a stairwell. Unfortunately, IO didn’t provide any further information about the approaches that players took; I’d be curious to see

The Division Dev Admits End-Game Content Lacking; 1.2 Update Aims to Draw You Back

Speaking today on The Division‘s Special Report livestream for the game’s soon-to-launch 1.2/Conflict update, a Ubisoft representative offered a frank admission about the state of end-game content. “We created that beautiful world that players really enjoyed exploring during the levelling experience, but it’s true that when you reach the end of the game, there is not much to do in the open world,” project coordinator Quentin Correggi said. Ubisoft is hoping that The Division’s Conflict update, which comes out on May 24, will draw players back to the game’s open world by offering a series of new activities. In addition to the new Incursion, Clear Sky, players can expect activities called Search and Destroy and High Value Targets. Additionally, the Dark Zone is being updated to include a new hijacking feature that allows players to cut the extaction rope and spill all the loot. Developers said they were not satisfied

Gran Turismo Sport Limited Edition, Preorder Bonuses Revealed

Gran Turismo Sport releases on November 15, and if you already know you want to jump in and play on launch day, then there are some preorder bonuses you can take advantage of at different retailers. You can also pick up the Limited Edition, which comes with over $130 worth of content. The Limited Edition costs $69.99 and comes with eight cars, $1 million in-game credits, a livery sticker pack, 30 themed avatars, a racing helmet for your driver profile, and a steelbook case to hold the game. Everyone who preorders GT Sport gets early access to a three-car pack that includes a Ford Mustang Group B Rally Car, a Toyota FT-1 Vision GT Group 3, and a Peugeot 908 HDi FAP LMP1. More, retailer-specific bonuses are available, and you can see which store has what below. GameStop preorders get you: Two Early Access Bonus Cars Chevrolet Corvette Group 3

Homefront: The Revolution Ends With a Note About Its Difficult Development

Homefront: The Revolution is out this week (yes, really), marking the end of a long and difficult development cycle on the game. Its developer hasn’t shied away from this, even going the unusual route of including a note at the end of the game that acknowledges the situation. Entitled “A Word from the Game Director,” the note–shared on Twitter by Colin Tanner–briefly recounts the game’s history, going through publisher and developer issues. The full remarks, penned by studio head Hasit Zala, follow below. “Homefront: The Revolution has been in development for just over 4 years and as some of you may be aware the path has not always been a smooth one. Several reboots, the original publisher going into liquidation, the development studio changing ownership… I could go on. Thankfully throughout all these difficult times key people have kept faith and belief in the IP and the team’s ability to

Mario Kart Projected Onto Ice During NHL Game Intermission

The worlds of sports and video games collided last night, as the Tampa Bay Lightning projected Mario Kart onto the ice during a Game 3 intermission in their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It doesn’t look like any old version of the Nintendo racing game, however, as the one you see below features Lightning mascot ThunderBug and… some purple thing. The video, shot by Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, shows what looks like a ROM hack of 1992’s Super Mario Kart. It’s not clear whether its live gameplay or just a pre-recorded video, but the two characters being controlled are ThunderBug and that purple thing. You can try to figure out what it is in the video below–and if you do, let us know in the comments. Other characters that can be seen include Bowser, Toad, and Mario. You can follow who’s in the lead by looking at center

Captain America: Civil War Is Now 2016's Biggest Movie, Passing Zootopia

There is a new top-grossing movie of 2016: Captain America: Civil War. With $981.9 million globally, Disney’s superhero action movie pulled past another Disney film, Zootopia ($971.3 million), this week to become the highest-grossing movie this year (via Entertainment Weekly). Disney is having a big year. Three of the top five highest-grossing global movies this year come from the House of Mouse; the other is The Jungle Book, which has pulled in $831 million. The top five highest-grossing global films of 2016 are (according to Box Office Mojo): Captain America: Civil War — $981.9 million Zootopia — $971.3 million Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — $870.1 million The Jungle Book — $831 million Deadpool — $762.9 million When looking only at the domestic box office, Civil War is not faring as well, as it is the No. 5 movie this year, behind The Jungle Book, Batman v Superman: Dawn

Battleborn's First Free DLC Character Arrives Later This Month

A double XP event and the first of five free characters coming to Battleborn will be out in the next few weeks, Gearbox announced today. Alani is an Eldrid “warrior-monk healer” that will be out for all players on May 31 at 9 AM PDT. If you’ve purchased the Digital Deluxe edition of the game or the season pass, however, she’ll be playable beginning on May 24 at 9 AM PDT. Those who participated in the PS4 version of the open beta will also get her on May 24. “A member of the Eldrid faction who was raised as a healer, but forced to be a warrior, Alani is all that remains of her order after Rendain’s Jennerit Imperium stole the oceans from her world,” Gearbox’s description reads. “As a warrior from a planet with vast seas, Alani’s attacks and abilities revolve around her power to control water to dish

Free Halo 5 Forge Tools Coming to PC, Supports Up to 4K Resolution

Halo 5‘s Forge tools are coming to PC later this year, Microsoft announced today. In an Xbox Wire post, Microsoft revealed Forge — Halo 5: Guardians Edition, which is launching in the coming months for Windows 10. With the tools, players can create levels on Windows 10 PCs and publish them on Xbox One. Note that this is not Halo 5 the game, but only the Forge tools. Earlier this year, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said it was unlikely that Halo 5 would come to PC. The PC version of Halo 5’s Forge tools will include what’s in the Xbox One edition, as well as “some exciting new features designed specifically with PC users in mind.” These include (descriptions via Microsoft): Keyboard & Mouse Support – For the first time ever, Forgers will have the option of using a keyboard & mouse allowing for more precision control than ever before.

Dying Light Dev Making New IP and Possibly Dying Light 2 – Report

Polish developer Techland, the creator of the Dead Island and Dying Light franchises, is working on at least two new games. Now, CEO Paweł Marchewka has shed some further light on these projects. He told Eurogamer that one of the games is a new IP that will developed at the studio’s Warsaw office. It is described as an open-world fantasy game that has RPG elements “maybe in a slightly bigger sense than Dying Light,” Marchewka said. Though it will have some RPG elements, it is not to be thought of as a true RPG. Additionally, the game will offer co-op multiplayer and a single-player, he said. This game is not a repurposed version of Hellraid, which was put on hold last year, Marchewka said. However, it is likely the new IP will share some of the same technical elements of Hellraid, he explained. As for Techland’s other game, which is

New X-Men: Apocalypse Clip Shows Magneto's Tragic Story

X-Men: Apocalypse opens next weekend, and is already in many cinemas worldwide. But that doesn’t mean that the onslaught of trailers, TV spots and viral teasers is quite over. Another new clip has been released, focusing on Michael Fassbender’s villainous Magneto. Check it out below: X-Men: Apocalypse is directed by Bryan Singer, and also stars James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, and Rose Byrne. Last week, producer Simon Kinberg teased the post-credit sequence, and revealed it wouldn’t just set up the next film in the ongoing franchise. “It’s a nod toward potentially a lot of different movies,” he told Collider. “I mean certainly the Wolverine movie is related to what happens at the end of it, but there’s also another character that’s introduced, at least in name, in the tag and he could show up in any host of different X-Men films. Maybe a Gambit movie, maybe another

See Witcher 3 Blood and Wine's Beautiful But Deadly Region in New Video

CD Projekt Red today released a new trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s upcoming Blood and Wine expansion. The video is called “New Region,” and it shows off the expansion’s all-new setting, Toussaint. As you’ll see, Toussaint is a lovely, peaceful city–but it also has a monster problem that only the White Wolf can solve. We won’t spoil the surprise, but the second half of the video really takes a turn. Check it out: Blood and Wine launches on May 31 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It is The Witcher 3’s second paid expansion, following Hearts of Stone last October. Blood and Wine features more than 90 new quests and 40 points of interest to explore. Overall, the content should offer around 30 hours of gameplay. For more on Blood and Wine, check out GameSpot’s written news roundup and video preview. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launched

Gran Turismo Sport Release Date Announced

Gran Turismo Sport, the latest entry in the PlayStation-exclusive racing sim series, will launch for PS4 on November 15 in Japan, Asia, and North america, followed by a November 18 launch in the UK. The date was provided during a special event showcasing the game. Details, screenshots, and a trailer were scheduled to be officially released later today, but some of it has appeared online a little ahead of time. Take a look at a few screenshots below. GameSpot will update this post with further details as they’re revealed. Gran Turismo Sport was first announced last October. At the time, there were plans for a beta version to be available in early 2016. There’s no mention of that in today’s announcement, nor is there any reference to the PlayStation VR support that was mentioned last year. Sport is not to be confused with Gran Turismo 7, which is a separate