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January 7th, 2012
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Soul Calibur V (PS3) (UK IMPORT)
DescriptionSOULCALIBUR V is the newest installment of its multi-million selling weapons-based fighting series for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3. It delivers exhilarating 3D fighting mechanics, breathtaking visuals, and new characters, as well as expanding the online + character creation modes.
On May 19, Bungie filed three trademark applications with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) related to that name. One is for "Eververse"; another covers "Eververse Trading Co."; and a third pertains to the "Eververse" logo you see below.
Each covers a long list of things, ranging from the expected--video game software--to things like Halloween clothing and action figures.
Bungie has not announced anything called Eververse, so we're left scratching our heads on this one. We've contacted Bungie, asking for additional insight on the matter.
The developer also recently trademarked something called The Taken King.
If Eververse and The Taken King are related to Destiny, it's possible these are the names of the game's new DLC due out this summer or its major expansion slated for this fall.
The "Eververse Trading Co." reference is particularly interesting, given Bungie's previous comments about the possibility of Destiny one day introducing a player trading system.
"The investment designers, there's a lot of conversations I'm sure that happen about that," Destiny creative director Christopher Barrett said in April. "We're always considering features like that. Personally, I'd prefer not to have player trading. But you'll get different opinions across the entire team."
Target has some nice prices on recent games, offering Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for $28 (PS4, Xbox One) and Mortal Kombat X for $38.49 (PS4) or $42 (Xbox One).
Walmart is offering The Last of Us Remastered PS4 bundle with an extra controller or Battlefield Hardline for $399. Alternatively, you can add $10 to get The Witcher 3 or Mortal Kombat X in place of the controller/Hardline.
You can buy a year of Xbox Live Gold on eBay for $38.
You can preorder a pair of games through Dell--The Elder Scrolls Online or Batman: Arkham Knight--and receive a $15 Dell gift card.
Below you'll find the rest of today's best deals divided by platform:
Groupon has the Last of Us Remastered PS4 bundle with copies of Alien: Isolation and Call of Duty: Ghosts for $420.
EBay has seller-refurbished PS4s for $324.
Trade in a working 250 GB Xbox 360 or PS3 Slim and get at least $175 toward a new PS4 at Best Buy.
Buy a PS4 (including the $400 Last of Us Remastered bundle) and get a free copy of Destiny at Best Buy.
The PlayStation Store has kicked off a sale on Deep Silver games, offering discounts like the Saints Row IV: Re-Elected + Gat Out of Hell PS4 bundle for $15.49. It also has a separate, PlayStation Plus member-only sale, bringing Bloodborne and Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin down to $48 each, among other deals.
Other PS4 game deals:
PlayStation Plus' free games for May are available for one more day and include Guacamelee, Murasaki Baby, Hohokum, The Unfinished Swan, and more. June's free games announced last week will be available tomorrow, June 2.
Walmart is offering the Halo Master Chief Collection Xbox One bundle with a free second controller or Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for $349. Adding $10 more lets you get Battlefield Hardline in place of Advanced Warfare, while $20 more lets you pick either Witcher 3 or Mortal Kombat X.
Best Buy will take $20 off the price of a one-year Xbox Live Gold membership when you buy any Xbox 360 or Xbox One.
Microsoft's latest Deals With Gold promotion is on, discounting a handful of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, such as Alien: Isolation for $24 and Screamride for $27. You can check out all the deals here.
Other Xbox One game deals:
June's free Games With Gold games are now available and include the newly released Massive Chalice and Just Cause 2.
If you're an early backer of the upcoming Bard's Tale 4 Kickstarter, you'll get a free copy of Wasteland 2 or either of the first two Witcher games. Or you can get the first two Witcher games for free by preordering The Witcher 3's season pass on GOG.
The latest Humble Weekly Bundle features Relic Entertainment's games, including the Company of Heroes and Dawn of War series.
GOG has a sale on Interplay games, offering Freespace 2 and Giants: Citizen Kabuto for $4 each, among other deals.
Get 20 percent off at Green Man Gaming with the promo code: GET20P-ERCENT-OFFNOW
Ultima VIII: Gold Edition is free on Origin.
Other PC game deals:
Best Buy still has the special edition Splatoon Wii U bundle for $300.
Nintendo's online store has the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD edition Wii U bundle in stock for $300.
If you don't mind a refurbished system, Nintendo's online store also has a Wii U bundle with Nintendo Land for $200, or Nintendo Land and Super Mario 3D World for $225.
The new Humble Bundle is offering a number of Wii U (and 3DS) games on the cheap, marking the first time a Humble Bundle has ever offered console or handheld games.
Walmart is offering a New 3DS XL bundle with Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and your choice of select Amiibo figurines for $219.
Alternatively, the retailer has a New 3DS XL bundle with your choice of select games and a Pokemon figurine for $219-$227. Eligible games include Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Code Name: Steam, and quite a few more.
Groupon is selling the 3DS XL Super Mario Bros. 2 Gold Edition, which includes the game and a limited-edition system, for $175.
The new Humble Bundle includes several 3DS games.
Amazon prices are accurate as of publishing, but can fluctuate occasionally throughout the day.
GameSpot's gaming deals posts always highlight the best deals we can find regardless of retailer. We also occasionally use retailer affiliate links, which means that purchasing goods through those links helps support all the great content (including the deals posts) you find for free here on the site.
That's just days after another gaming event, PAX Prime, wraps up on August 31.A scene from GameStop Expo 2014
The GameStop Expo 2015 will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, featuring more than 250,000 square feet of demo booths and more. Confirmed attendees so far include industry heavyweights such as Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Warner Bros, and Take-Two.
GameStop also said virtual reality technology will be available to try at the GameStop Expo 2015. In addition, there will be panels with industry experts and "gaming legends," as well as tournaments, celebrity appearances, and autograph sessions.
This is the GameStop Expo's fourth year and second in Las Vegas. GameStop merchandising VP Bob Puzon said this year's event will be "bigger, better, and the ultimate gaming event for our fans."
Registration for the GameStop Expo 2015 is now open. You can buy a general admission pass for $40 or a $110 VIP pass that comes with perks like early access to the show floor, a lounge, and a swag bag. There is also a $20 student pass, but this is available on-site only beginning at 3 PM on September 2. The show itself runs 11 AM through 6 PM.
You can buy tickets to GameStop Expo 2015 through this website or at a local GameStop store. People under 17 need to be accompanied by an adult.
Your choices are PC copies of inXile's Wasteland 2 or CD Projekt Red's The Witcher or The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The free game will be delivered at the end of The Bard's Tale IV's crowdfunding drive in July. Wasteland 2 can be redeemed on either Steam or GOG, while The Witcher and The Witcher 2 can only be redeemed on GOG, which CD Projekt Red owns and operates.
The Kickstarter campaign for The Bard's Tale IV will open tomorrow, June 2, starting at 6 AM PDT / 9 AM EDT. June 2 marks the 30th anniversary of the original game's release in June 1985.
“This is our way to show our gratitude to those who continue to support us," inXile CEO Brian Fargo said in a statement. "We're also very happy to be working with our friends at CD Projekt, who have shown they understand the right way to treat your fans."
The Bard's Tale IV was announced earlier this year, and we learned more about some of its new features last month. The most recently released game in the series is 2004's The Bard's Tale, also developed by InXile. The Bard's Tale IV, however, is positioned as a sequel to The Bard's Tale III, released all the way back in 1988.
inXile is looking to go three-for-three on Kickstarter, as the studio previously successfully raised millions of dollars for Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera, which is still in development.
The game, which did not have a pre-release announcement or build up, is described on Steam as allowing players to "explore environments filled with adventure ... discover secrets and treasures ... create your own models."
Naturally, as an Early Access game, developer TT Games and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive have invited players to submit feedback.
"LEGO Worlds will be a fully open-world, creativity-driven game so we want to ensure that we provide it with the utmost care and attention as we expand on our ideas," Warner Bros. says.
"So much of this game will be about building and sharing and by sharing our plans with the community, we hope to incorporate their feedback and build an experience together that fans of Lego and this genre of video games can enjoy."
A host of new images can be found below:Click on the images below to view in full screen.
According to the Steam Early Access page, Lego Worlds will be in Early Access "through 2015 at which point we hope to have our full list of features in place."
"We'll evaluate a release candidate in early 2016," it continues, "but we won’t consider the game complete and ready for release until we believe our community feels we have delivered a great game."
According to 2K the sequel "transports players 20 years into the future, where humanity lost the war against the alien threat that has established a new world order."
"The secret paramilitary organization known as XCOM is largely forgotten, and must strike back to reclaim control of Earth and free mankind from the aliens’ rule."
Check out the trailer below.
Here's a story overview provided on the official XCOM 2 website:
"Twenty years have passed since world leaders offered an unconditional surrender to alien forces and XCOM, the planet's last line of defence, was left decimated and scattered. Now the aliens rule Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface, while concealing a sinister agenda below and eliminating all who dissent from their new order.
"Only those who live at the edges of the world have a margin of freedom. Here, a force gathers once again to stand up for humanity. Always on the run, the remnant XCOM forces must find a way to rise from the ashes, expose the insidious truth behind the occupation, and eliminate the alien threat once and for all."
In the game, the XCOM is now the invading force and must manage dwindling resources while evading the alien threat in a new mobile headquarters.
"Players must use a combination of firepower and stealth-like tactics to help XCOM recruit soldiers and build a resistance network, while attempting to expose the evil alien agenda and save humanity."
2K is touting procedurally-generated levels, which it says "will make each experience unique to the player," along with a "deeper level of modding support." The game will also feature five updated soldier classes, increased soldier customisation, a variety of new alien and enemy types, evolved tactical combat, "and more."
XCOM: Enemy Unknown designer Jake Solomon returns for the sequel as creative director. According to Solomon, the feedback from players has had a big part to play in the development on XCOM 2.Click image to view in full screen
"The feedback from the passionate XCOM community played an important role in the development of XCOM 2," he said.
"We're thrilled to implement long-time fan requested features such as procedural levels and modding support, as well as adding more of what makes XCOM great like new aliens, enemies and soldier classes."
Other noteworthy elements of XCOM 2 are the new Advent enemies that "offer a distinct tactical challenge".
Here's a feature list of XCOM 2 features:
Check out a screenshot gallery of the game above.
"Due to a surge in high-end crime across southern San Andreas, demand for luxury goods and services is at an all-time high," Rockstar says. "Upscale merchants of all kinds are scrambling to fill their inventories to serve the newly wealthy."
The new content is coming to GTA Online through the two-part "Ill-Gotten Gains" update. The second installment is due out later this summer, though Rockstar didn't say more about what it might contain.
For now, you can check out some of the new items in the image gallery below.
GTA V has shipped nearly 52 million copies across all platforms. Though Rockstar has continually updated GTA Online with smaller DLC items, fans are still waiting for the promised single-player DLC.
You can watch the entire video below, while a roundup of key announcements follows further down.
Below are some of the key takeways from the event, divided by platform. Looking ahead, we're expecting Nintendo to make more announcements during its E3 briefing on Tuesday, June 16.