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Classic PC Strategy Game Rise Of Nations: Extended Edition Available For Major Discount

When it was first released in 2003, Rise of Nations was celebrated as an excellent mix between Civilization and Age of Empires. Nearly 15 years later, the PC game continues to appeal to RTS fans, with publisher Microsoft releasing the game on its own store with a huge discount.
For a limited time, the game's Extended Edition (which includes the game's expansion Thrones and Patriots and upgraded graphics) is just $5 on the Windows Store (75% off the regular price of $20). The same deal is available on Steam, and it's worth noting the Expanded Edition also allows cross-play between the Windows Store and Steam versions. The special pricing is available until September 28.
In 2014, Microsoft announced it had acquired the rights to Rise of Nations and re-released the game, following a series of set backs and the eventual folding of developer Big Huge Games. The Extended Edition's graphics are an improvement over the original; water and textures have been identified speci..

New South Park: Fractured But Whole Trailer Targets Kanye West’s Game About His Mom

It's been a long wait for the game, but South Park: The Fractured But Whole has finally gone gold, meaning it's ready to begin being manufactured ahead of its release in October. To mark the occasion, Ubisoft has released a new trailer which–while innocuous on the surface–cracks a joke at the expense of Kanye West and his upcoming video game.
As seen above, the trailer focuses on a talking, chain-wearing gay fish character and his mother. The fish enlists the help of the player's character to ensure the fish's mother gets into heaven; this unfolds through a sequence that's reminiscent of both Flappy Bird and Robot Unicorn Attack. This seems harmless enough, though there are references you may not put together if you aren't caught up on the show or your latest Kanye West game development news.
The fish character is a callback to the Season 13 episode of South Park called “Fishsticks,” which originally aired in 2009. In it, the show parodies a song of West..

Vampire Action RPG Code Vein Doesn’t Have An Easier Difficulty Setting

Since it was first unveiled earlier this year, Bandai Namco's Code Vein has drawn comparisons to another of the publisher's series, Dark Souls, due to its similar combat system. It appears that isn't the only thing it shares with the Souls games, as it will also be very challenging.
During a roundtable interview at Tokyo Game Show, Bandai Namco revealed that Code Vein doesn't have any difficulty settings. The game is deliberately designed to be challenging, and players won't be able to switch to an easier setting to overcome a particularly difficult boss or sequence. However, the publisher revealed that you can freely change your character's Blood Code during the course of the game, allowing you adjust your character's stats to adapt to new challenges.
That isn't the only means players have to help them along the way; as the publisher previously detailed, you will be able to choose a companion to accompany you. The character you select will follo..

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Is Nintendo Switch’s Best-Selling Third-Party Game

It may have seemed like an unusual premise at first, but Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is proving to be a critical and commercial success. The Ubisoft game is now Nintendo Switch's top-selling non-Nintendo title, according to sales numbers from the NPD Group and Chart-Track GFK and reported by Eurogamer.
While Nintendo titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 have continued to dominate the sales charts, other third-party games like Super Bomberman R have sold well. Still, Mario + Rabbids has already topped the list since its release at the end of August. Eurogamer also reports Nintendo has picked up the game for publishing in Japan and South Korea.
Back in early September, sales data from Australia and New Zealand showed Mario + Rabbids was the top-selling game across all platforms in the two countries during its launch week. The game was the second most-purchased game across all platforms during the same week in the UK.
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Star Trek: Discovery Release Date, Trailer, How And Where To Watch Online With CBS All Access

The next installment in the Star Trek franchise is coming to a television near you on Sunday, September 24. However, watching the entire first season won't be as simple as flipping on your television to CBS, as the new series will be part of its new streaming service, CBS All Access. Here is everything you need to know in order to watch the new show. If you're looking for more details about the show's story and timeline, check out Star Trek Discovery: Everything You Need To Know.
The First Episode Will Air On CBSEveryone with a television–as long as you have a service to get channels, like cable or an antenna–will be able to watch the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery. The first episode of the series will air on CBS on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT. However, it could be delayed as it's following 60 Minutes as well as an NFL game. In addition, you will be able to stream the show live and on-demand through CBS All Access.
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Overwatch Free Weekend Now Live On PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Update: The free weekend for Overwatch has officially begun on all platforms. Coinciding with this, Blizzard has discounted the game, dropping the price of the game to $30. Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition drops to $40, while the Game of the Year upgrade can be had for just $10. The free weekend runs through September 25, but the sale extends beyond that, running until September 28 at 11:59 PM PT. The original story follows.
The Overwatch free weekend is starting soon on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. If you want to play exactly when it starts, Blizzard has announced the specific start-times for the major regions around the world. The free weekend begins at 11 AM PT on September 22, and you can see how that translates to where you live in the image below.
DON'T FORGET: You can play Overwatch FREE on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One starting tomorrow at 11AM PT!
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Take A Peek At Final Fantasy 14’s Next Patch, The Legend Returns

Square Enix just dropped a healthy helping of new screenshots of Final Fantasy XIV's next patch, The Legend Returns, which is due in early October. This sneak peek gives us a good look at the new main scenario quests, a Final Fantasy XII-inspired raid, dungeon, housing, and more.
For this particular patch, Final Fantasy XII writer and director Matsuno Yasumi and director, illustrator, and designer Keita Amemiya have joined the team as guest creators. Take a look at their work coming to life in the screenshots below.
The new main scenario quests follow Lyse after the liberation of Ala Mhigo. Her people must come to terms with the past, but also find a way to rebuild and move forward towards their free future. Choices will affect Fordola, who still waits in her prison cell, and now that Raubhan's dream has come true for Ala Mhigo, what will he return to?
As for the new alliance raid, Return to Ivalice, the residents of Kugane wake up to a rather large surprise. Above their city..

New PSN Flash Sale On PS4, PS3, And Vita Games Happening Now

In addition to this week's batch of PSN deals, Sony is holding another flash sale in the PlayStation Store. This weekend, PS4, PS3, and Vita owners can find some steep discounts on a number of great titles.
For a limited time, PS4 players can pick up Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for $19.79. Those who are intrigued by the upcoming vampire action RPG Code Vein can pick up the developer's previous title, God Eater: Resurrection, for $6.79. A number of anime games are on sale as well, including Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 ($15), Attack on Titan ($30), J-Stars Victory VS+ ($12), and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven Bundle ($15). Some other notable discounts include:
Adventures of Pip — $6BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend — $15Broken Age (Cross-Buy with Vita) — $4Child of Light — $3.74Crypt of the NecroDancer (Cross-Buy with Vita) — $3Day of the Tentacle Remastered (Cross-Buy with Vita) — $3The Disney Afternoon Collection — $8Grim Fandango R..

Destiny 2: Trials Of The Nine Now Live

It's Friday, and the latest Trials of the Nine event is now live in Destiny 2. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players can now jump into the high-end Crucible activity in the hopes of securing bragging rights (and some quality gear).
For this second appearance of Trials of the Nine, the map is Altar of Flame, and the game mode is Survival. In this gametype, two teams of four compete to exhaust the other team's supply of lives. Each team starts out with eight, and once they're all gone, players are no longer able to respawn (essentially making this a race to secure 12 kills). [Update: Due to a bug that allowed players to leave the map on Altar of Flame, Bungie has changed this week's Trials to Countdown on the map Eternity.]
To unlock Trials of the Nine, you'll need to have completed the campaign, fulfilled the Call to Arms Milestone (where you simply play enough Crucible matches before the weekly reset) at least once, and have a Power level of at least 260. The comp..

Destiny 2 Xur Location Guide: Where Is Xur And What Exotics Is He Selling On 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..