Sunset Overdrive free this Saturday


Xbox Live Gold members with an Xbox One will be able to play Sunset Overdrive for free all day Saturday, according to Microsoft's Major Nelson. Access to the free trial will begin at 12:01AM Eastern Time tonight. It is the "full game" and those who decide to purchase the game later can pick up right where they left off. We've confirmed this will also occur in Europe, but don't have clarification on timing as of posting.

This is a pretty swanky deal to try out Sunset Overdrive. There's no option to pre-load the demo, so if you're interested in the demo, make sure to set an alarm so it'll be waiting for you come morning.

Mewtwo to be paid Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U DLC in the future


Last month, Nintendo announced that Mewtwo would make his return to the Super Smash Bros. universe in the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. The powerful Pokemon would become available as free DLC only to those who purchase and register both ports. Fans who prefer to own only one version were left wondering if they too would be able to snatch up Mewtwo somehow.

Nintendo revealed just this morning that Mewtwo will actually become paid DLC sometime in the future. As it stands right now, it seems this offer is only available to players in Europe, and we are anxiously awaiting word from the company on whether or not the add-on option will make its way to other regions.

However, those who do happen to purchase and register both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Smash will receive a special treat. Not only will you be rewarded with download codes for Mewtwo on both consoles, but those who register will be sent a copy of the exclusive Super Smash Bros. soundtrack that includes 72 tracks from both versions of the game.

This image (above) was tweeted out by Nintendo of America and posted by their European branch as well, so we can expect these goodies to hit both regions. US players must register both of their games by January 13, 2015 if they're looking to score the soundtrack, while those in Europe must register by January 20, 2015.

Mewtwo very well may be the only DLC character to grace Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, as series creator Masahiro Sakurai stated that there are no more plans for additional paid Smash content at this time.

Assassin's Creed Unity Initiates Patch On Its Way

Ubisoft says that it's prepping a patch for Assassin's Creed Unity's Initiates service – the web-based info/tracking hub for the series – that ties back into Unity via chests you can only open up if you've signed up for the program.
The patch is scheduled to go live today at 9 a.m. EST, and the service will go offline for about an hour and a half to accommodate it.
The update aims to allow players to record what they've done in previous games in the series (including the ability to get Arno's legacy costumes) on their Initiates profile as well as synchronize profile data faster.
There are myriad problems in the game, and Ubisoft has been working on various updates to try and correct them, including the disappearing faces on PC.

Wal-Mart got scammed into selling PS4 consoles for $90


Customers have used Wal-Mart's price-matching promotional in order to purchase $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for a fraction of the retail price using third-party sellers on Amazon.com, CNBC reports.

Earlier this month, the retailer announced it would begin a price-match promotion with select online retailers including Amazon; However, the website allows any Amazon user with a registered selling account to create authentic-looking sales pages.

As a result, a number of Wal-Mart customers have posted images to Twitter and Reddit showing receipts confirming Wal-Mart accepted fake Amazon listings.

"LMAO Amazon and Walmart jig just got ps4 for $97," reads a tweet from Twitter user Tahaa8, alongside an image of a receipt.

"We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything," reads Wal-Mart's online price match policy. "So if you find a current lower online price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we'll match it."

Free Destiny Trial Available Now


Bungie has released a free trial/demo for its first-person shooter Destiny across all platforms. On Xbox One and PS4 it's called a Trial, and on Xbox 360 and PS3 it's labeled a Demo.

Whatever you call it, the trial/demo lets players sample Destiny's character creation process and progression, as well as some story mission content, and cooperative and social activities.

On Xbox One and PS4, the Destiny trial will require 20 GB of disk space, while the Destiny demo on Xbox 360 and PS3 will mandate that you have 6 GB of free disk space. As a result, the following Xbox last-generation consoles won't support the demo.
  • Xbox 360 Arcade Console
  • Xbox 360 4 GB Console
  • Xbox 360 Core System
  • PlayStation 3 12 GB System
Bungie also explains that an internal hard drive is required for the Destiny demo; external storage devices such as USB flash drives are not supported.

All of your character progression will transfer to the full Destiny game, so long as you purchase a copy on the same platform family you played the demo on. That means Xbox 360 to Xbox One transfers are supported, but not Xbox 360 to PS3 or PS4.

Destiny launched in September, and has 9.5 million registered users by publisher Activision's latest count. Bungie will support the game with two expansions, the first of which--The Dark Below--will be released next month. Bungie is also now working on a full-on Destiny sequel.

Destiny Expansion Pass Holders Can Pick Up Their Exclusive Sparrow Today

If you purchased the Destiny Expansion Pass, which includes the first and second DLC packs, you get something extra. Bungie teased the gift last week, and but now you can unwrap it.
The exclusive sparrow is emblazoned with flames, giving it a look like Michael Bay’s Optimus Prime. Don’t hold that against the Tumbler, though.
This speed demon can roll in midair. Just hold the right trigger or R2 and use your left thumbstick to initiate the roll, Maverick.

GTA 5 PS4 And Xbox One Cheat Codes


There are many differences between the PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA 5 and their last-gen counterparts. However, one thing is the same: you can cheat your ass off.

GTA 5 on Xbox One and PS4 have a long list of cheat codes for players to use. These codes can make you invincible, instantly give you vehicles, and more. They can break the game entirely or just give you a little leg-up.

Be warned, though: if you use any cheat codes, you'll be unable to earn Achievements or Trophies during that play session.
Character Cheats
This collection of cheats gives your character items or changes their physical condition.

Drunkenness
PS4: Triangle, Right, Right, Left, Right, Square, O, Left
Xbox One: Y, Right, Right, Left, Right, X, B, Left

Fast Swimming
PS4: Left, Left, L1, Right, Right, R2, Left, L2, Right
Xbox One: Left, Left, LB, Right, Right, RT, Left, LT, Right

Fast Running
PS4: Triangle, Left, Right, Right, L2, L1, Square
Xbox One: Y, Left, Right, Right, LT, LB, X

Invincibility
PS4: Right, X, Right, Left, Right, R1, Right, Left, X, Triangle
Xbox One: Right, A, Right, Left, Right, RB, Right, Left, A, Y

Max Health and Armor
PS4: O, LT, Triangle, R2, X ,Square, O, Right, Square, L1, L1, L1
Xbox One: B, LB, Y, RT, A, X, B, Right, X, L|B, LB, LB

Parachute
PS4: Left ,Right, L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, Left, Left, Right, L1
Xbox One: Left, Right, LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, Left, Left, Right, LB

Super Jump
PS4: L2, L2, Square, O, O, L2, Square, Square, Left, Right, X
Xbox One: Left, Left, Y, Y, Right, Right, Left, Right, X, RB, RT

Recharge Character Ability
PS4: X, X, Square, R1, L1, X, Right, Left, X
Xbox One: A, A, X, RB, LB, A, Right, Left, A

Skyfall: Teleports your character high in the air. Parachute not included.
PS4: L1, L2, R1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, L1, L2, R1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right
Xbox One: LB, LT, RB, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right, LB, LT, RB, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right

Slow-Motion Aiming
PS4: Square, L2, R1, Triangle, Left, Square, L2, Right, X
Xbox One: X, LT, RB, Y, Left, X, LT, Right, A

Wanted Level - Raise: Increases wanted level by one star each time you enter the code
PS4: R1, R1, O, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
Xbox One: RB, RB, B, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right

Wanted Level - Lower: Reduces wanted level by one star each time you enter the code
PS4: R1, R1, O, R2, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left
Xbox One: RB, RB, B, RT, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left

Weapons & Ammo
PS4: Triangle, R2, Left, L1, X ,Right, Triangle, Down, Square, L1, L1, L1
Xbox One: Y, RT, Left, LB, A, Right, Y, Down, X, LB, LB, LB

Weapon Modifier Cheats
These cheats enhance your attacks in usual ways.

Explosive Melee Attacks
PS4: Right, Left, X, Triangle, R1, O, O, O, L2
Xbox One: Right, Left, A, Y, RB, B, B, B, LT

Explosive Bullets
PS4: Right, Square, X, Left, R1, R2, Left, Right, Right, L1, L1, L1
Xbox One: Right, X, A, Left, RB, RT, Left, Right, Right, LB, LB, LB

Flame Bullets
PS4: L1, R1, Square, R1, Left, R2, R1, Left, Square, Right, L1, L1
Xbox One: LB, RB, X, RB, Left, RT, RB, Left, X, Right, LB, LB

World Cheats
Use these codes to alter the properties of the game world.

Change Weather
PS4: R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, Square
Xbox One: RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, X

Change Gravity
PS4: Left, Left, L1, R1, L1, Right, Left, L1, Left
Xbox One: Left, Left, LB, RB, LB, Right, Left, LB, Left

Friction: Vehicles lose their traction, causing them to slide all over the road.
PS4: Triangle, R1, R1, Left, R1, L1, R2, L1
Xbox One: Y, RB, RB, Left, RB, LB, RT, LB

Slow Motion: The world slows down more each time you use this code. Time will be returned back to normal when you enter it a fifth time.
PS4: Triangle, Left, Right, Right, Square, R2, R1
Xbox One: Y, Left, Right, Right, X, RT, RB

Vehicle Cheats
Use these codes to get a free ride instantly.

Cars

Comet
PS4: R1, O, R2, Right, L1, L2, X, X, Square, R1
Xbox One: RB, B, RT, Right, LB, LT, A, A, X, RB

Garbage Truck PS4: Circle, R1, Circle, R1, Left, Left, R1, L1, Circle, Right
Xbox One: B, RB, B, RB, Left, Left, RB, LB, B, Right

Golf Caddy
PS4: O, L1, Left, R1, L2, X, R1, L1, O, X
Xbox One: B, LB, Left, RB, LT, A, RB, LB, B, A

Rapid GT
PS4: R2, L1, O, Right, L1, R1, Right, Left, O, R2
Xbox One: RT, LB, B, Right, LB, RB, Right, Left, B, RT

Stretch Limo
PS4: R2, Right, L2, Left, Left, R1, L1, O, Right
Xbox One: RT, Right, LT, Left, Left, RB, LB, B, Right

Bikes

BMX
PS4: Left, Left, Right, Right, Left, Right, Square, O, Triangle, R1, R2
Xbox One: Left, Left, Right, Right, Left, Right, X, B,Y, RB, RT

Maibatsu Sanchez
PS4: O, X, L1, O, O, L1, O, R1, R2, L2, L1, L1
Xbox One: B, A, LB, B, B, LB, B, RB, RT, LT, LB, LB

Shitzu PCJ 600
PS4: R1, Right, Left, Right, R2, Left, Right, Square, Right, L2, L1, L1
Xbox One: RB, Right, Left, Right, RT, Left, Right, X, Right, LT, LB, LB

Aircraft

Buzzard (helicopter)
PS4: O, O, L1, O, O, O, L1, L2, R1, Triangle, O, Triangle
Xbox One: B, B, LB, B,B,B,LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y

Duster (plane)
PS4: Right, Left, R1, R1, R1, Left, Triangle, Triangle, X, O, L1, L1
Xbox One: Right, Left, RB, RB, RB, Left, Y, Y, A, B, LB, LB

Stunt Plane
PS4: O, Right, L1, L2, Left, R1, L1, L1, Left, Left, X, Triangle
Xbox One: B, Right, LB, LT, Left, RB, LB, LB, Left, Left, A, Y

Just Cause 3 Won't Have Multiplayer At Launch


When open-world sandbox game Just Cause 3 is released next year for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, it will not include a multiplayer mode, developer Avalanche Studios has confirmed. 2010's Just Cause 2 didn't ship with multiplayer support, either, although a group of fans--with the blessing of Avalanche and publisher Square Enix--released a multiplayer mod after the game's release.

In an interview with Game Informer, Avalanche co-founder Christofer Sundberg said he has nothing but love for the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod, but explained that official multiplayer support for Just Cause 3 would have strained the developer's focus on making a great sandbox world.

"The mod is absolutely fantastic," Sundberg said. "We owe those guys a lot. They have actually supported the game and helped it stay alive so many years after it was released. We don't expect the fans to make the multiplayer for Just Cause 3, but at some point you have to make a choice on where your focus is. Our strength is the sandbox experience, and we want to deliver a great Just Cause 3 experience."Just Cause 2's fan-created multiplayer mod

Though Just Cause 3 won't ship with official multiplayer support, Sundberg teased that a multiplayer mode could be added to the game post release, in a similar way to how Grand Theft Auto V's head-to-head mode was launched in October 2013, following the game's release a month prior.

"Maybe sometime down the line we'll take Rico into the modern world of multiplaying," Sundberg said.

One way Avalanche could introduce multiplayer to Just Cause 3 is through Square Enix's new cloud gaming initiative, Shinra Technologies. Interestingly, Game Informer reports that some of developers working on that project are set up inside Avalanche's office in New York City, suggesting that the companies might be working together on something new for Just Cause 3.

Shinra Technologies vice president of business Jacob Novak said one possibility that cloud gaming allows is to "enhance" games after their initial release. One example he provided was to introduce a multiplayer mode to a game that doesn't have it out of the box, which lines up with Just Cause 3.

Asked directly if Shinra Technologies was working with Avalanche on a multiplayer mode, Novak said, "We're working on a possible future collaboration with Avalanche Studios." He added, "I think it does make a lot of sense."