Microsoft and release Minecraft-themed coding tutorials

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Microsoft has announced a new partnership with to release Minecraft-inspired coding tutorials. The tutorials, designed by Minecraft game designers, have players interact with characters Alex and Steve in 14 self-guided challenges. Players are also able to further explore the tutorials’ core concepts in free-play time. The tutorials were created for Hour of Code, a global annual campaign held during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13) that features one-hour introductory experiences aimed at educators and students.


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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness hitting Steam in 2016 as Disgaea PC

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NIS has announced that their long-running tactical role-playing series Disgaea will be making its PC debut next year. Set to release in February, a revamped port of the first game in the series, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, titled Disgaea PC will launch on Steam. The new version will include all of the content from the PSP re-release Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness as well as an updated interface, improved textures, support for controllers (and keyboard and mouse), and Steam goodies (achievements, badges, cloud saves, and trading cards). The story will take series newcomers back to the beginning, as Laharl, the son of the recently deceased Overlord Krichevskoy, sets off with his vassal Etna and angel trainee Flonne to take control of the Netherworld.


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Fallout 4 ships 12 million copies, $750 million brought back to vault

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Bethesda announced that 12 million copies of Fallout 4 were shipped for launch, and that after brisk sales, more copies are en route to retail. The initial allotment represents a hefty $750 million in sales. On the digital front, a Steam record was broke when over 470,000 concurrent players were logged. Twitch also revealed that it was the “most viewed game launch of all 2015 games.” So I would say things are going well over at Bethesda HQ. Oh, I hope everyone’s feeling better; I heard there’s a nasty bug making the rounds.


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Mega Man Legacy Collection physical editions detailed, dated

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Capcom has released new info about the physical edition of Mega Man Legacy Collection. Scheduled to launch on February 23, the 3DS version will be available as a $29.99 standard version and a $49.99 collector’s edition, while the PS4 and Xbox One versions will run $29.99. The handheld version will feature over 100 new art and history pieces in the Museum; also, owners of the original Mega Man amiibo will be able to unlock exclusive remix challenges. On the subject of amiibos, the collector’s edition will include not only the standard version’s two 3DS themes, 18-song compilation soundtrack, and 4 stickers, but also 6 post cards and an exclusive gold-colored Mega Man amiibo. PS4 and Xbox One owners will also receive the compilation soundtrack and stickers, plus a Robot Master cheat sheet.


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Life is Strange to get limited physical release on January 19

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Square Enix has announced a limited-run physical version of Dontnod’s Life is Strange for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The time-bending episodic adventure will be available in a boxed set on January 19 and contain a 32-page art book, directors’ commentary, and a selection of tracks from the game. The full list of included tunes is available below, with 14 from the soundtrack and 8 from the game’s composer, Jonathan Morali.


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Halo 5: Guardians’ free Battle of Shadow and Light update detailed

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343 Industries has announced that they will soon be rolling out the first free content update for Halo 5: Guardians. Scheduled to launch later this month, Battle of Shadow and Light will add 48 new REQs, a new assassin animation, and Big Team Battle maps. The new REQs include the ninja-themed Shinobi armor, the legendary Dying Star Light Rifle, Tundra- and Woodland-themed skins, and the Tracer armor set. The new 8v8 Big Team Battle playlist will go live next week with four maps that have been revamped to offer greater mobility: Deadlock, Basin, Guillotine, and Recurve.


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Watch the first 15 minutes of gameplay from Hard West

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CreativeForge has released the first 15 minutes of gameplay from Hard West. The tactical role-playing game, set to launch next week, puts players in the spurs of Follow Warren, a man trying “to survive in a world full of hard choices and even harder consequences.” The footage highlights the strategic map, heavy use of narration, and a few of the unlockable skills. These are just a handful of the 40 missions he’ll have to undertake as he battles cannibals, cultists, and henchmen.


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inXile updates console version of Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut

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The first patch has been released for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut. There are 10 bug fixes and over 20 balance-related issues tweaked in the update. Some of the changes made include improved sound positioning in conversations, increased time for animal husbandry engage, and the removal of Friendly Fire from Master Hunter. The full list of fixes and tweaks can be found below.


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Rodea the Sky Soldier launches for 3DS and Wii U

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Kadokawa Games’ aerial action title Rodea the Sky Soldier has hit store shelves for 3DS and Wii U. Developed by Sonic and Nights creator Yuji Naka, Rodea tasks players with saving the sky kingdom of Garuda from the renascent forces of the Naga Empire. Also, as a reminder, publisher NIS has included the Wii version in first-run copies of the Wii U version.


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Final Fantasy XI final big update launched, Seekers of Adoulin

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Square Enix is capping off 14 years of Final Fantasy XI with one final update. Seekers of Adoulin adds a new area, Reisenjima, where players will battle to secure Vana’diel. To celebrate, all accounts inactive as of October 23 will be able to play the ending chapter for free from November 13 through 24, and all previous releases are also being discounted. The Seekers of Adoulin expansion pack will be $4.99 (from $9.99) and the all-in-one Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition will be $9.99 (from $39.99) from tomorrow until November 30. World Transfers have also been reduced from $18.00 to $9.00. Additional details about the discounts can be found here.


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