Destiny 2 Open Beta Extended, Here’s The New End Time

Destiny 2's open beta has been extended, developer Bungie has announced. Things were supposed to come to a close a few hours ago, but instead you'll be able to keep playing for a little longer so the studio can carry out some “additional service testing.” The beta will now end on July 25 around 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET / 2 AM BST.
The Destiny 2 Open Beta has been extended through Tuesday 7/25 for additional service testing. Expected completion is 6 PM PDT.
— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) July 23, 2017Destiny 2's open beta began on July 21, and offers players a taste of the campaign and multiplayer. The opening mission, Homecoming, is available and you can see some of the cinematics from the campaign. There's also the attack/defend Countdown mode on the Endless Vale map.
The Inverted Spire is also playable for those who want to try a strike. It's set in a Vex stronghold and can be played with two friends. Matchmaking is available to fill these slots for those that aren&#0..

Check Out These Iconic Movie Monsters As Highly Detailed Statues From Comic-Con

While Comic-Con showcases upcoming television show and film, the show floor displays new products, and some of them will cost you a pretty penny. One booth that stopped many Comic-Con-goers in their tracks was Chronicle Collectibles, which displayed brand-new statues featuring some iconic characters.
A few of the highlights from the show floor were the Gremlin standing on a copier, which Gizmo is trapped inside of; a Freddy Krueger statue standing above a boiler room; and a couple of highly-detailed Guyver-related pieces. Price points were not listed for any of the statues; however, if comparing the size and scale of these new figures to ones Chronicle Collectibles have released in the past, these statues will more than likely start around the $600 mark.
At this point in time, none of these products shown above are available on the Chronicle Collectibles website for pre-order, as Comic-Con was their debut to the world. If you're interested in more, here are some statues and figure..

New Street Fighter 5 DLC Costumes Revealed

Capcom has revealed more DLC costumes for Street Fighter V. Unlike the retro fighter outfits the publisher revealed earlier this month, this particular batch is inspired by athletic competitions of a different nature.
On July 25, players will be able to purchase sports outfits for Ibuki, Laura, and Rashid. Ibuki's costume is a volleyball uniform, while Laura and Rashid both don soccer jerseys and shorts. Like other DLC costumes, the sports outfits retail for $4 each. You can take a look at them below.
The new costumes are releasing alongside the previously revealed retro DLC outfits for Alex, Ibuki, and Juri. These costumes are all inspired by older Street Fighter games: Alex and Ibuki's costumes are both based on their respective looks in Street Fighter III, while Juri's is taken from Street Fighter IV. The iconic Suzaku Castle from Street Fighter II is also being offered as a DLC stage.
Finally, Street Fighter V's newest DLC character, Abigail, also debuts on July..

New Xbox One Bundle Announced As Free Game Promotion Goes Live

Those in the market for an Xbox One have some new options worth considering. In addition to a free game promotion, Microsoft has announced a new bundle centered around this year's Madden.
With Madden NFL 18's launch about a month away, Microsoft has revealed the details of a new system bundle that will debut alongside it. It consists of an Xbox One S with a 500 GB hard drive and a digital copy of Madden 18 for $279. There are also a couple of other, smaller bonuses included: a one-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass, a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial, and a promo code that gets you 20% off an order at NFLShop.com.
At $279, this is slightly cheaper than the standard retail price of 500 GB Xbox One S systems, which tend to be $300 but are occasionally discounted to $250. Given that you're able to pick this up on August 25, the same day Madden 18 launches, it's not a bad deal. The bundle will be available in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
If you're interested in getting..

Free Switch Eshop Cash And Other Good Game Deals In Best Buy’s New Sale

Best Buy continues to pretend it's November. Following last week's Black Friday in July sale, the retailer has followed it up today with a Cyber Monday sale.
Among the new deals is one on Nintendo Eshop gift cards, which can be redeemed on Switch, 3DS, or Wii U: purchasing a $50 card entitles you to a $10 card for free. In light of how infrequent deals on the Switch's Eshop have proven to be so far–there's been, uh, one–this is essentially an opportunity to take $10 off the price of any game, letting you get, say, Splatoon 2 for $50 instead of $60.
Some offers are completely new or steeper versions of those from last week; you can find Horizon: Zero Dawn for $30 ($24 with Gamers Club Unlocked), MLB 17 for $20 ($16), or DualShock 4 controllers for $40.
A number of other deals are repeats from last week, though that doesn't make them any less worthwhile. PlayStation VR is $350, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is $10 ($8), Job Simulator is $10 ($8), Injustice 2 is $40..

New Street Fighter 5 DLC Costumes Revelaed

Capcom has revealed more DLC costumes for Street Fighter V. Unlike the retro fighter outfits the publisher revealed earlier this month, this particular batch is inspired by athletic competitions of a different nature.
On July 25, players will be able to purchase sports outfits for Ibuki, Laura, and Rashid. Ibuki's costume is a volleyball uniform, while Laura and Rashid both don soccer jerseys and shorts. Like other DLC costumes, the sports outfits retail for $4 each. You can take a look at them below.
The new costumes are releasing alongside the previously revealed retro DLC outfits for Alex, Ibuki, and Juri. These costumes are all inspired by older Street Fighter games: Alex and Ibuki's costumes are both based on their respective looks in Street Fighter III, while Juri's is taken from Street Fighter IV. The iconic Suzaku Castle from Street Fighter II is also being offered as a DLC stage.
Finally, Street Fighter V's newest DLC character, Abigail, also debuts on July..

Xbox One X Pre-Orders Will Open Soon, Says Xbox Boss

If you're eager to reserve your Xbox One X, Microsoft says there's not long to go until you can order your unit. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has stated that it “won't be too much longer” until pre-orders are live for the upgraded Xbox console.
Replying to a query on the subject, Spencer wrote: “Our plan is set for this. All approvals are done so … [it] won't be too much longer.”
Our plan is set for this. All approvals are done so now just landing the announce with all the info, won't be too much longer.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) July 24, 2017Xbox One X was revealed at E3 2017, but at the time of writing it is still not available to pre-order in the US, UK, or Australia. When listings do eventually go live, the console will cost US $500 / £449 / AU $649. We already know, meanwhile, that the device is launching on November 7 worldwide. Microsoft says the X is the company's smallest console ever, and we recently learned it can stand vertically. For more on the ..

Why Skull And Bones Is Not An Assassin’s Creed Spinoff But Instead A New IP

One of Ubisoft's big surprises from E3 2017 was the announcement of an ambitious-looking naval warfare game called Skull & Bones. We played it at E3 and came away generally impressed. Skull & Bones is clearly inspired in part by Assassin's Creed, and its main developer, Ubisoft Singapore, created the much-liked naval battles in Assassin's Creed III and Black Flag.
So why did Ubisoft decide to make Skull & Bones a brand-new IP instead of connecting it to the juggernaut Assassin's Creed series? GameSpot visited Ubisoft Singapore's office today and that question was among those put to Ubisoft Singapore managing director Olivier de Rotalier and Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot in a roundtable interview.
“After Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, [we wanted] to stay in the pirate fantasy and to make it bigger and stronger,” de Rotalier said.
The team at Ubisoft Singapore created a prototype featuring 1v1 naval warfare battles, and it was a lot of fun, though it was also..

Top 10 UK Sales Chart: Switch’s Splatoon 2 Beaten By Crash Bandicoot In Debut Week

In its first week on sale, Nintendo Switch's Splatoon 2 has been beaten by the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. According to sales monitor Chart-Track, the remake trilogy is now tied with The Last of Us Remastered for the PS4 exclusive with the most weeks spent at No.1, with three. Nintendo's shooter sequel did outperform the original Splatoon's debut week, but it was not enough to help it to the summit of the physical sales chart for the week ending July 22.
Below these, Grand Theft Auto V continues to chart well at No.3, while more Nintendo titles enjoy a resurgence as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild finish No.4 and No.6–up from No.13 and No.18 last week–respectively. Last week's No.1, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, slips to No.7 in its second week on sale.
In our Splatoon 2 review, critic Kallie Plagge said the shooter “seems very similar to the first game [at first glance],” but “all the small changes, and even the bigger on..