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Red Dead Redemption 2 Teaser Points To Game News Next Week

If you're starved for new information about Red Dead Redemption 2, it seems we have something to look forward to quite soon. Rockstar has teased that some kind of announcement or reveal is slated for next week.
Unfortunately, we have almost no idea of what to expect–Rockstar merely tweeted the image below. It contains nothing but a date and time–Thursday, September 28, at 11 AM ET (8 AM PT/4 PM BST, or 1 AM AEST the next day)–on a background that resembles the look of Red Dead Redemption 2's marketing materials. The company might plan to share new details or release another trailer, but for the time being, there's no way to know exactly what's coming.
It's been months since Rockstar had anything to share from the game. It was originally slated for release this fall, only to be delayed until next year. New screenshots were shared in May, and prior to that, we got the trailer above. Beyond that it's been an excruciatingly quiet period for the game.
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Four Halo Games Now Xbox One Backwards Compatible With Free DLC

Picking up a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection is no longer the only way to a handful of Halo games on Xbox One. Microsoft has added four more games to the backwards compatibility library, all of them Xbox 360 entries in the Halo series.
As promised, Microsoft has made four games–Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4–playable on Xbox One. The full campaigns and multiplayer modes are included, and these are accompanied by all of their DLC packs, which are accessible for free. If you own any of these games, you can simply pop the disc in (or install it from the Ready to Download list, in the case of digital copies) and start playing.
These games are curious–but welcome–additions to the backwards compatibility list, given that Microsoft stands to make money from sales of The Master Chief Collection. That compilation includes improved versions of all of these games (Halo 3: ODST was offered as free DLC post-release), as well as a fully remastered ve..

Llamas Stop Creepily Staring At You Thanks(?) To Minecraft’s New Update

Sure, the latest update for Minecraft is a notable one for introducing cross-play to the wildly popular game–that's all well and good. But it's the bug fixes located in the patch notes that I think are the real highlight.
The latest instance of “patch notes that are much funnier than they have any right to be” comes with this week's Better Together update for Minecraft. There are a wide range of new features and tweaks, including the aforementioned cross-play support, but it also fixes so many bug fixes that developer Mojang decided not to share them all. Luckily, it did include a few.
Among them: This patch “stop[s] llamas from creepily turning their heads to stare at you while riding them.” Not being a hardcore Minecraft player, this is something I was admittedly unaware of–you can seemingly see it in the image above, which comes from this YouTube video by Aiden Art. Suffice it to say, it's something I will forever regret not being able to experience myself.

Destiny 2 Faction Rallies: When They Start, How They Work, And Gear Rewards

Weapons tied to factions have begun to pop up in Destiny 2, but things will soon become much more involved. Bungie previously revealed that something called Faction Rallies would begin on September 26, but we had no idea of what those would actually entail. The developer has now provided details on how they'll work and what you can get by participating.
Faction Rallies are a special event that kicks off with the weekly reset on Tuesday, September 26, at 2 AM PT / 5 AM ET / 9 AM BST and runs until the same time on October 3. All three factions return from the original Destiny–Dead Orbit (represented by Arach Jalaal), Future War Cult (Lakshmi-2), and New Monarchy (Executor Hideo)–to task players with “gather[ing] supplies for their faction and destroy[ing] enemy resources.” This is done by simply playing the game–you'll choose one of the three factions to align yourself with and then earn Faction Tokens by completing public events, Lost Sectors, Strikes, or the Raid, or by p..

You Can Try The Xbox One X This Weekend Ahead Of Launch

Microsoft's new Xbox One X is still over a month away from release, but you'll have a chance to go hands-on with the console early. Microsoft is partnering with Best Buy to host demos of the new console this weekend.
On Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24, select Best Buy stores across the US will have the Xbox One X on display with Forza Motorsport 7, giving many their first opportunity to play the upcoming console. The Saturday session will be available from 12 PM – 7 PM local time, while the Sunday demo will run from 11 AM – 6 PM.
You can find your nearest participating Best Buy store here. Future demo events will also be held at Microsoft Stores and GameStop locations; Microsoft will announce the details of those demos leading up to the events.
Xbox One X launches worldwide on November 7. A growing list of games will be enhanced when played on the new console; Microsoft recently explained exactly what that means. You still have a chance to pre-order an Xbox O..

Destiny 2 Xur Location Guide: Where Is Xur And What Exotics Is He Selling Today (September 22)?

Another week has passed, which means you're older, wiser, and that much closer to shuffling off this mortal coil. But if you're a Destiny 2 player, it also means the tentacle-faced vendor Xur is back in town, and he's got a few new Exotic items for you to purchase and parade around space.
As we learned last week, Xur now shows up on the map, which makes finding his location considerably easier than in the first Destiny. From September 22 to September 26, Xur will be kicking it on Titan, specifically The Rig. Take a look below to see his exact location and what he's selling.
Click image to view in full screen galleryThe Wardcliff Coil (Exotic Rocket Launcher) — 29 Legendary ShardsFoetracer (Exotic Hunter Class Helmet) — 23 Legendary ShardsACD/0 Feedback Fence (Exotic Titan Class Gauntlets) — 23 Legendary ShardsSunbracers (Exotic Warlock Class Gauntlets) — 23 Legendary ShardsBungie will conduct a round of Destiny 2 maintenance in the coming week, which means the g..

How To Watch A Free NFL Game On Xbox One Or PC This Sunday

As cord-cutting continues and an increasing number of internet-based companies look to capitalize on the situation, we've seen some new ways to watch NFL games pop up in recent years. A select number of games have been broadcast through places like Twitter, and this coming Sunday will see Yahoo stream a game online. You'll be able to watch for free on a variety of platforms, including Xbox One, PC, and mobile.
Yahoo has the rights to broadcast this Sunday's game between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars. While far from a marquee match-up, it is effectively an extra game; it's set to be played in London, and thus airs earlier in the day, before the day's regular slate of games. The action kicks off at 6:30 AM PT / 9:30 AM ET on Sunday, September 24.
There are a wide variety of ways to watch, including everywhere from Yahoo Mail to Tumblr to on your computer. A variety of mobile apps will also carry the game, as will those on various streaming..

This Week’s New PS4 Games Feature Some Big Names

The run of new releases continues this week with a bunch of new titles out for PlayStation consoles. While this week isn't as busy as it'll be next month and into the holiday season, there are quite a few notable big-name releases coming out this week.
Starting off, NBA 2K18 officially launched on September 19 following its release for pre-order shoppers last week. Another big-name title out this week is Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, while Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 hits retail this week as well. Racing game sequel Project Cars 2 hits this week, as does the 4v1 shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet. Scroll down to see a full rundown of new PlayStation games out this week.
You can also check out GameSpot's breakdown of the new Xbox One games out this week. Are you picking up anything this week? Let us know in the comments below!
New PlayStation Games Out This WeekSeptember 18The Solus Project (PS4; PS VR; digital)September 1936 Fragments of Midnight (PS Vita)The Binding..

Nintendo Says It “Dramatically Over-Delivered” Switch Units At Launch

Since it launched back in March, the Nintendo Switch has been notoriously difficult to find, with retailers such as GameStop often selling out of their allotments soon after they arrive. Even some big-name game developers like Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami haven't been able to purchase a Switch due to its scarcity. Naturally, it's easy to think that resolving the issue would be as simple as manufacturing more consoles, but Nintendo says it has already delivered more than expected.
In an interview with Mashable, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime commented on Switch's ongoing supply issues. According to Fils-Aime, the company made 2 million consoles available at launch, despite the fact that analysts predicted demand for the system would be much lower than that. “We actually sold through almost 2.8 million units, so we dramatically over delivered,” Fils-Aime said. “So what do some of the consumers on Reddit say? 'Gosh, Nintendo, if you would've..

Xbox One X Pre-Order Guide: GameStop, Best Buy, More Still In Stock

September 22 update: Amazon also now shows itself to be sold out, joining Target. A number of other US retailers are still offering pre-orders, but there's no telling how long they will last. Similarly, we don't know how easy it will be to find one in stores on release day, November 7.
Amazon [sold out]Best BuyGameStopMicrosoft StoreNeweggTarget [sold out]WalmartSeptember 21 update: More Xbox One X-enhanced games have now been confirmed, but Target has apparently sold out of its allotment of systems. Other retailers still show stock being available, however. Meanwhile, Walmart has brought its pre-orders online, giving you another potential place to pick one up. Stores may also have a limited selection of Xbox One X systems on its release date, November 7.
September 20 update 2: Xbox One X pre-orders have gone live at multiple retailers in the US. For as long as they remain in stock, you can pre-order through Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Microsoft Store, and Newegg. The..