New trailer for Destiny's The Dark Below glances at gameplay


After Destiny's cinematic introducing the story of the game's upcoming DLC, The Dark Below, leaked, Bungie opted to issue a more explanatory video. As seen on the video below, the developer diary-style trailer discusses the "one way trip" nature of The Dark Below's design. The trailer also introduces Eris Morn, the merchant and primary quest-giver that failed to defeat the DLC's main villain Crota in the past.

The Dark Below will launch on December 9 and adds new gear and maps to the game, which are also shown in today's video. The DLC will cost $20, and it is also part of the Destiny's $35 season pass program. Those that buy the expansion will also receive a new Sparrow vehicle capable of performing some fancy tricks.


PlayStation Plus Exclusive Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- PS4 Demo Coming Soon

PlayStation Plus PS4 subscribers will get a shot to try out the new Guilty Gear early.
Available exclusively to PlayStation Plus subscribers, a demo for the oddly titled Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is coming to PlayStation 4 on Tuesday, November 25. The demo plans were revealed during a recent episode of the PlayStation Blogcast. You can skip to the 12:25 mark of the podcast to hear more.
The PlayStation Blogcast has a disclaimer on all of its episodes saying, "PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice," so it's entirely possible that this demo may not appear on Tuesday.

[Rumor] Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer In Nine Theaters Friday

In a since removed post on Twitter, Regal Cinemas has announced it will be showing the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens this weekend. Before you rush to purchase tickets though, you might want to check out the limited list of locations.
The Verge captured the tweet before it was removed, indicating that nine theaters will host the trailer starting Friday and through the weekend. According to what was shared (and since deleted), here’s where you’ll be able to catch your first look at Episode VII:
  • Irvine, California - Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX
  • San Diego, California - Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • Atlanta, Georgia - Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • Chicago, Illinois - Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
  • New York City, New York - Regal Union Square Stadium 14
  • Warrington, Pennsylvania - Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
  • Knoxville, Tennessee - Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • Houston, Texas - Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX
  • Seattle, Washington - Regal Thronton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX
We’re keeping an eye on the Regal Cinemas and official Star Wars Twitter account, and we’ll update should new information emerge.

Microsoft celebrates Xbox One's first year with gifts to lucky fans

Early Xbox One purchasers: Today might be your lucky day. A post on Major Nelson's blog explains that in celebration of the Xbox One's first year on the market, console owners will be "selected at random to receive a special gift from us." The blog post offers a full list of potential prizes, but highlights include the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Sunset Overdrive console bundles and a one-year subscription to Xbox Live Gold. Free copies of Limbo, as seen in the above image tweeted by Xbox's Jeff Rubenstein, are also planned as a thank-you to Day One console adopters.

Luck won't be the driving factor for everything related to the anniversary, however. Fans 17 or older that have used their console for more than 10 hours, reside in one of the original 13 markets for Xbox One and made their purchase between November 22, 2013 - November 11, 2014 will receive The Year One Celebration box. The bundle contains a Year One-themed gamer picture, dashboard background, desktop image and free rentals of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods. Those living in the US and Canada will also get a sampler pack of Dragon Ball Z episodes.

Aside from free stuff, Xbox crunched a few community-wide statistics to see what Xbox One owners accomplished in their first year. The communal Gamerscore total earned on Xbox One has surpassed 11 billion, which was earned throughout two billion hours of play. The year's four most-earned achievements include Forza Motorsport 5's "Welcome to Forza Motorsport,"Titanfall's "Build Yourself," Destiny's "Ship Rite" and Call of Duty: Ghosts' "Spatial Awareness."

Your Far Cry 4 Co-op Woes On PlayStation 4 Should Be Fixed



On Friday, Ubisoft released a new patch for Far Cry 4 that aims to fix a number of problems on PlayStation systems. The improvements should be noticed on both systems, with one significant co-op repair arriving on the PlayStation 4.

The short list of improvements, includes fixes to match stability, progression page problems, issues with the shop, map browser, and sound glitches. On the PlayStation 4, Ubisoft has also implemented improvements to cooperative play that will eliminate a problem with users getting hung up on the main menu and the second player stuck in the lobby.

Patches are in progress for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC, but they will be numbered differently. For more on problems with a number of this fall's releases.

Sony Denies PSN Was Hacked


Sony says it found no signs to indicate that PSN was hacked and that 2,131 logins were compromised, as a hacker group recently claimed.

As first reported on GameSpot's sister site CNET, the hacker group that claimed responsibility for a DDoS attack on Blizzard's servers, claimed to have obtained usernames and passwords for 2,131 PSN accounts, 1,473 Windows Live accounts, and 2,000 2K Games accounts.

"We have investigated the claims that our network was breached and have found no evidence that there was any intrusion into our network," Sony said in a statement to Joystiq. "Unfortunately, Internet fraud including phishing and password matching are realities that consumers and online networks face on a regular basis. We take these reports very seriously and will continue to monitor our network closely."

As CNET later noted, the leak may have been faked by repurposing customer login details obtained in previous breaches. So, you're probably safe, but it's never a bad idea to change your password anyway.

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.