The Division's Huge 1.6 Update Detailed, Here's What It Adds And Changes

After announcing the first details on The Division‘s upcoming Last Stand expansion yesterday, Ubisoft today talked about the game’s next update, 1.6.

Whereas Last Stand is a paid add-on, 1.6 is free for all players and launches on the same day for every platform, as Last Stand does. The first two expansions, Underground and Survival, launched first on Xbox One and PC as part of a timed-exclusivity deal between Microsoft and Ubisoft.

The Division's Huge 1.6 Update Detailed, Here's What It Adds And Changes

As explained in a blog post today, update 1.6 adds a lot of new content and makes some big changes. First, it introduces Dark Zone North, which comprises Dark Zone 7, 8, and 9. “While the Dark Zone has never been the most welcoming place in New York, the situation up in Dark Zone 7-9 is especially dire,” Ubisoft said...

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Capcom Not Bringing Resident Evil To Nintendo Switch

Capcom has said it is potentially interested in making games for the Nintendo Switch, but it doesn’t look like the Resident Evil series is among them, at least not yet.

Capcom Not Bringing Resident Evil To Nintendo Switch

Producer Masachika Kawata told Express Online about the Switch, “I think it’s a very unique piece of hardware.” However, Capcom isn’t bringing Resident Evil to Switch now or anytime soon.

“I’m looking forward to the possibilities of the system itself, but we have no plans at the moment regarding Resident Evil on Switch,” Kawata said (via NeoGAF).

Capcom is among the dozens of development partners for the Switch, so it’s possible some Capcom games will come to the console.

Resident Evil 7 launches on January 24 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It was recently confirmed that it’s an Xbox Play Anywhere game for Xbox One...

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Watch a Lot of Ghost: Recon Wildlands Single-Player Footage

Curious about Ubisoft’s open-world Ghost Recon game, Wildlands? The publisher today put out an extended trailer for the 2017 game that provides a good look at the campaign.

Game designer Dominic Butler narrates the 20-minute video, which spotlights some missions, the first of which involves storming a church and stealing a bible. The video specifically focuses on solo play, though the game also supports multiplayer. When playing alone, you will always have three AI-controlled teammates that you can give directions to. Also on display in the video is Wildlands’ day/night cycle and weather system, among many other game elements.

Wildlands launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 7, 2017...

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Final Fantasy 15's Limited-Time Carnival Event Shown Off In New Trailer

Final Fantasy XV‘s Moogle Chocobo Carnival event is days away from kicking off. We now have a better idea of what to expect, thanks to a new trailer.

The carnival launches as part of a recently unveiled update that adds the ability to take your own photographs outside of battle (something that’s briefly shown in the video), a photo frame, and a costume for Noctis.

But it’s the carnival itself that is the main attraction. The limited-time event kicks off in North America on January 23 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET. It decorates Altissia and introduces new food, Noctis outfits, and side quests. There’s also fishing, chocobo racing, and at least one carnival game to take part in, a sort of shooting gallery. Square Enix didn’t say how long it will run for.

This will all be available on both PS4 and Xb...

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PC Gaming Hardware Revenue Hits $30 Billion In 2016, A New Record – Report

Research firm Jon Peddie Research has announced some new data regarding the PC gaming market. According to JPR (via Game Informer), PC gaming hardware alone drove $30 billion in revenue worldwide in 2016, setting a new record. It wasn’t mentioned in the report what the previous record was.

PC Gaming Hardware Revenue Hits $30 Billion In 2016, A New Record - Report

The $30 billion figure includes things like pre-built and custom-made gaming rigs, as well as upgrades like new cards. Accessories and audio systems are also factored into the number.

According to JPR, the PC gaming market for hardware is going to grow by 6 percent (compound annual growth rate) through 2019.

The research firm added that the Asia Pacific market is the global leader in terms of market size and growth for PC gaming hardware, accounting for $11.3 billion in 2016...

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Dated for Xbox One/PC, Physical Xbox One/PS4 Versions Coming

Following its release on PS4 in December, Capcom today shared new details regarding upcoming versions of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

First, the game launches for Xbox One and PC on March 7. Both of these versions will be available digitally for $25, the same price as the PS4 version.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Dated for Xbox One/PC, Physical Xbox One/PS4 Versions Coming
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On the same date, physical editions of the Xbox One and PS4 versions will be released through GameStop. These carry a price tag $5 higher–$30–and is described as “limited edition” on Capcom’s blog. It features “updated” cover art (above) and an exclusive, 10-page comic.

Marvel’s Sean Chen and Gerardo Sandoval contributed art to the comic, which “tells the story of two colliding universes featuring some of the most iconic Marvel and Capcom characters.” You can check out the comic’s cover below.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Dated for Xbox One/PC, Physical Xbox One/PS4 Versions Coming

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Next EA Access Free Games Revealed

Two more games are being added to EA Access on Xbox One, apparently.

People on Reddit and NeoGAF say that Battlefield 3 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 are now in the EA Access “Vault” of free games on Xbox One. The games aren’t available for everyone yet, it seems, as they didn’t show up when GameSpot checked the library minutes ago.

Next EA Access Free Games Revealed

Battlefield 3 and Bad Company 2 would join Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline in the EA Access Vault. There are 30-plus games in the catalog–you can see all of them here. Battlefield 3 and Bad Company 2 are Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility.

There is no word yet on if Battlefield 3 and/or Bad Company 2 would also come to the Origin Access on PC. No version of EA Access is available on PlayStation 4.

In addition to free g...

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Injustice 2 Beta Confirmed, Registration Now Live

Update: Following a tease earlier today, an online beta test for Injustice 2 has now been confirmed. You can sign up to take part here, though there’s no indication of when it starts or how many people will be accepted. The test will be available on both PS4 and Xbox One; you’ll need to choose one of the two platforms you want to receive access on when registering.

Original Story: Ed Boon, the head of Mortal Kombat and Injustice studio NetherRealm, enjoys teasing things on Twitter. He’s done that again today, posting a message that might suggest a beta for Injustice 2 is on the way.

He tweeted the image below with the caption, “Don’t know why, but I can’t help feeling like there is something missing today….” The image shows off a series of Greek alphabet characters but leaves out “beta...

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Free Madden 17 When You Buy An Xbox One At Target This Week

It’s a big day for football, with the AFC and NFC Championship games taking place later today. The winners go on to compete in Super Bowl LI, two weeks from today. Presumably to jump in on the increased interest in the game, Target has rolled out a new weekly deal on Madden NFL 17.

When you buy any new Xbox One S at the store this week, you’ll get a free copy of Madden NFL 17. What happens if you buy the Xbox One S bundle that comes with the game already? It’s not exactly clear, as that bundle does not appear to be available at Target right now.

Free Madden 17 When You Buy An Xbox One At Target This Week

Whatever the case, you’re likely getting Madden NFL 17 as an extra bonus game, as some Xbox One S bundles already come with a free game. There are bundles for Battlefield 1, Gears of War 4, FIFA 17, Minecraft, and others...

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Call of Duty Was the Top-Selling Console Franchise, Again, in 2016

With 2016 concluded, we’re beginning to get details on sales data for the full year. Following new NPD and ESA reports, Activision has now proclaimed that Call of Duty was the top-grossing console franchise in the world last year.

Specifically, Activision described Call of Duty as the “top-selling console video game franchise globally for 2016 based on revenue.” It notes this is the eighth year in a row that’s been the case in the US, and the seventh time in the last eight years that it’s been true worldwide.

It’s worth pointing out the specificity of its language: This definition doesn’t have it competing with super-successful PC or mobile games, and it’s talking in terms of revenue. That leaves the door open for another series to have come out on top in terms of unit sales.

When contras...

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