Watch the Epic Destiny Dark Below DLC Opening Cinematic

With an epic trailer worthy of Blizzard, the opening cinematic for Destiny's Dark Below DLC has leaked online.

The poster, MrJester6598, wrote in the description: "This is the opening cinematic for the Dark Below DLC out next month. I can not explain how to get access to this video on the game as it was due to an error that i was able to see this."

At the end of last month, Bungie released some official screenshots from the expansion, and players sifting through the game's recent patch data to uncover information on upcoming multiplayer modes and exotic gear. The Dark Below is set to launch on December 9.

What do you think? Are you still playing Destiny, or is this teaser enough to bring you back in if you've quit?

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Halo 5 Beta Will Allow 343 to Make Meaningful Changes

The upcoming beta for Halo 5: Guardians isn't just a marketing ploy or a mere server test, it's an opportunity for developer 343 Industries to gather feedback and implement major changes if need be. That's according to 343 executive producer Dan Ayoub, who explained in a new interview why the studio is launching the beta almost a year ahead of the full game's release.

"We're going to get a lot of player data coming off of this, we're going to hear what people like and don't like, and we're going to have a year to respond to that" -- Dan Ayoub

"A lot of the time you'll see betas a couple of months before launch and generally those are more to test servers, make sure the back end's going to hold up," he told CVG. "Doing something a year in advance gives us the opportunity to be a lot more reactive. If we put this thing out two months before launch, we aren't going to be able to change or tweak anything. We're going to get a lot of player data coming off of this, we're going to hear what people like and don't like, and we're going to have a year to respond to that."

Ayoub's comments follow those from Halo franchise director Frank O'Connor, who previously said the Halo 5 beta would be a "real" beta.

The Halo 5 beta kicks off in late December for those who bought the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. There may be other ways to get in, but 343 hasn't announced those yet. The beta will give gamers a first feel for the many significant changes 343 has made to the Halo formula in Halo 5, including a range of new player abilities such as ground pound and thrusters.

We recently got to play Halo 5, and you can hear our reactions and see some footage in the video embedded above. For more on Halo 5, which launches in fall 2015 for Xbox One, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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The Crew Open Beta Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

A PlayStation 4 and Xbox One open beta for The Crew, Ubisoft's open-world racing game, will take place between November 25 and 27.

Ubisoft says this open beta represents "the last chance to drive the roads of the United States ahead of the worldwide launch on December 2."

Players who register for the online trial will be allowed to freely explore the United States and compete in two of the game's five race zones: the Midwest and East Coast. Meanwhile, two of the five spec classes, Street and Dirt, will also be available to try out. Some online features will be exclusive to Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus members.

"The Crew offers a truly enormous living, breathing open world with varied and detailed environments, full of activities to explore seamlessly either alone or with friends," Ubisoft said in a press release. The company claims that The Crew's game world is so vast that it would take about 90 minutes to drive from coast to coast.

Successful betas of the game have drawn in more than one million players, Ubisoft added.

The Crew will ship from December 2 on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox 360.

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PS4 "The Best Place To Play" This Holiday, Sony Says Via New Promo

Not long after Microsoft said Xbox is the "best place to play," Sony is making the same claim for the PlayStation 4. The company released a hype video today, meant to let gamers know why they should buy a PS4 this holiday if they are still on the fence about upgrading to Sony's new console.

The short video features clips of major games such as Grand Theft Auto V, as well as Far Cry 4 and Destiny, which both have exclusive content, or timed-exclusive content, on PS4. The video also touts PS4's sports library, which includes multiplatform games such as NBA 2K15, Madden NFL 15, and FIFA 15, in addition to the Sony-exclusive MLB 14: The Show.

Other games on display in the video are Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, as well as more exclusives in the form of Little Big Planet 3, The Last of Us Remastered, and Infamous: First Light.

If you're in the market for a PS4, various retailers will offer a $400 bundle that includes a system and copies of GTA V and The Last of Us Remastered. That's the best deal we've seen so far this year.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Update Released on PS4, Xbox One

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games says in a new blog post that it is "taking your feedback seriously," going on to claim that the game is "getting better because of it."

To make its point, Sledgehammer has released a list of changes currently rolling out for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game, many of which address exploits and cheating.

Below is a list of improvements coming to Xbox One and PS4, courtesy of Sledgehammer. The developer added that is appreciates all the feedback it's received so far and hopes fans will continue to chime in with their thoughts on how Sledgehammer can improve the game going forward.

Advanced Warfare publisher Activision announced on Thursday that the game is the "biggest entertainment launch" of 2014, outpacing all other games and even movies released this year so far.

MULTIPLAYER:

  • Atlas Gorge - Momentum - Adjusted spawn locations.
  • Biolab - Crane Wash - The Aerial Assault Drone out of world.
  • Biolab - Hallway - Player out of world .
  • Biolab - Jutting piece of collision - Player out of world .
  • Defender - Security Gate Area - The Aerial Assault Drone and Recon Drone out of world.
  • Defender - Laser Center - Care Package invalid location.
  • Detroit - Jimmy’s Diner Corner - Player out of world.
  • Detroit - Lower Street - The Aerial Assault Drone and Recon Drone out of world.
  • Detroit - Park - Portaling.
  • Greenband - Atrium - Player out of world.
  • Greenband - Zen Garden Lane - The Aerial Assault Drone and Recon Drone out of world.
  • Greenband - Aquarium Lobby - The Aerial Assault Drone and Recon Drone out of world.
  • Horizon - Mission Control - Player out of world.
  • Horizon - Exterior Hangar - Player out of world.
  • Instinct - Temple - Player out of world.
  • Recovery - Command Center - Player out of world.
  • Retreat - Pool Area - Player out of world.
  • Retreat - Turtle Garden - Player out of world.
  • Connectivity Optimizations.

ADVANCED WARFARE - EXO SURVIVAL:

  • Exo Survival Global - Losing HUD in Goliath.
  • Exo Survival Global - AI issue after completing level 25.

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EA Reveals Need For Speed No Limits

Electronic Arts has revealed the latest project in its longstanding Need For Speed series, in development for smartphones and tablets.

Need for Speed No Limits, due to launch some time in 2015, is being developed by the Melbourne, Australia based studio Firemonkeys. Key features have yet to be announced, though a representative for the studio said No Limits has been built from scratch "to deliver the insanely-fast driving and incredible graphics that fans have come to expect from Need for Speed--all in the palm of your hand."

Firemonkeys was the outcome of a merger, which took place in 2012, between two EA development studios in Australia. The group was responsible for Real Racing 3, a popular and highly polished racing game that stirred controversy due to its free-to-play mechanics.

It is not clear yet whether No Limits will be a free-to-play title.

"The team at Firemonkeys has also been bringing Need for Speed to mobile gamers for years, and it’s an honor and a privilege to once again get behind the wheel of this incredible franchise and redefine street racing on mobile," read a post on the EA blog.

"We're constantly amazed by the power and performance we're able to get out of the latest phones and tablets and think you will be too."

A trailer for the new racer can be found above, with new artwork published below.

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PS4 With $50 Gift Card Walmart Deal

Megaretailer Walmart has announced a special, pre-Black Friday sale, which kicks off tomorrow, and features good deals on PlayStation 4 hardware and a variety of games.

Beginning tomorrow, November 21, Walmart will give you a $50 in-store gift card with a purchase of a standard PlayStation 4. With so many new games out now, you shouldn't have trouble spending it.

Walmart is also marking down a variety of games and Skylanders packs during the promo. See the image below or Walmart's website for more. These deals are good November 21-27, leading up to Black Friday.

For more Walmart deals, check out our roundup of the retailer's huge variety of Black Friday gaming discounts.

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Xbox One Gathers Momentum in UK as Sales Hit 1m

Microsoft has reached one million Xbox One sales in the UK following a string of high-profile game releases and targeted marketing campaigns.

The next-gen system, which now typically retails for £100 less than its launch price, has managed to outsell the PlayStation 4 for three weeks straight, according to MCV. Sales were bolstered by a spate of key releases, from Halo: The Master Chief Collection to Sunset Overdrive to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Sony's PlayStation 4 reached one million UK sales at the end of the summer.

"We're seeing fantastic momentum with Xbox One having sold almost 10 million units to retailers worldwide," said Xbox UK marketing director Harvey Eagle.

"This momentum is reflected in the UK, particularly over the last three weeks, which is extremely encouraging as we approach the Christmas shopping period. People buy consoles to play the best games, and Xbox One is home to the best games. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is one of the highest rated next-gen console games released, Sunset Overdrive is the highest rated new franchise on any next-gen console, and Forza Horizon 2 is the highest rated driving game on any next gen console."

Eagle added: "We have an excellent line up of games to look forward to in 2015, including Quantum Break, Fable Legends, and of course Halo 5: Guardians. With some great deals to be had on the high street, now really is the best time to be an Xbox One owner."

The sales milestone was revealed two days ahead of the Xbox One's year-one anniversary. To celebrate, Microsoft is giving away free content to those who have bought the system in its first twelve months.

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Far Cry 4 PS3 Corruption Bug Fix is to Delete and Reinstall

Ubisoft has published a set of instructions regarding how Far Cry 4 players affected by the PlayStation 3 data corruption bug can overcome the issue. Unfortunately, it's not very pleasant.

The publisher writes on Far Cry 4's Live Updates page that you'll need to delete the game from your hard drive, go the PlayStation Store, and re-download an updated version of the open-world title.

The PS3 data corruption bug has only been reported for digital copies of the game. Ubisoft adds that future digital versions of Far Cry 4 on PS3 "should also not be affected by this issue."

You can see the full instruction list for how to delete Far Cry 4 and reinstall the correct version at Ubisoft's website.

Ubisoft also announced that it's fixed a bug for the PC version of Far Cry 4 that caused the game to crash and go directly to a black screen when external USB devices were attached. Fans discovered they could fix the problem by disabling USB devices and select drivers, but Ubisoft has a more official fix in the pipeline.

The developer will release patch 1.4.0 for Far Cry 4 that should fix this issue entirely. This patch, which also addresses other issues, will be released tomorrow, November 21, "or in the following days." The full patch notes will be published ahead of the update's release.

For more on Far Cry 4, check out GameSpot's review.

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Resident Evil Remake Screenshot Comparisons

Capcom has released another batch of comparison screenshots for its upcoming Resident Evil remake, showing just how far the game has come since its first re-release for the GameCube in 2002.

In addition to the comparison images (use the slider to see the differences), Capcom released a bevy of new images from the game. You can see all 19 screenshots in the gallery below.

The first Resident Evil shipped on PS1 in 1996, and six years later, Capcom shipped a remake for the GameCube. This new-gen remaster, with even more graphical enhancements, is scheduled to launch in early 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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