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6th November 2017
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Gamescom: Capcom Made A Lot Of Money Recently And Two Switch Games Helped

Capcom today reported earnings for the quarter ended September 30, and it was a good one for the Japanese gaming giant. For the quarter, sales in Capcom's gaming division, called Digital Contents, jumped 23 percent compared to the same period last year, to ¥20 billion, while operating income was ¥3.8 billion, a dramatic 248.4 percent increase year-over-year.Capcom specifically called out the Nintendo Switch game Monster Hunter XX as a title that "performed strongly." Additionally, Ultra Street Fighter II The Final Challengers for Switch was labeled as a "smash hit." Capcom also mentioned the…

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6th November 2017
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Gamescom: Top New Games Out This Week On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC, And 3DS - November 5

Another week, another batch of hot new games to get your hands on. This Tuesday, you can race with the blue blur in Sonic Forces or in the driver's seat with Need for Speed Payback. The 3DS proves it's still standing strong with Mario Party: The Top 100, and the Nintendo Switch goes to hell with Doom. Finally, the PC crowd can enjoy the tense samurai combat of Nioh: Complete Edition.Sonic Forces -- November 7You know the name of the game with Sonic, but the latest installment is shaking things up with custom characters. For the first time, you can design your own hero to race alongside the blue…

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29th October 2017
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Gamescom: Top New Games Out This Month On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC - November

At the start of every month, New Releases takes a look at the full month's releases instead of our usual weekly preview of upcoming games. November will see one shooter return to its roots with Call of Duty: WW2 and another launch into space with Star Wars: Battlefront II. Speed demons can also get their fix with Need for Speed Payback. On the family-friendly side, you can also run through Sonic Forces or save the multiverse with Lego Marvel Superheroes 2.Call of Duty: WW2 -- November 3As you can tell from the name, Call of Duty is going back to the second World War. But with a campaign mode set…

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18th October 2017
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Gamescom: Final Fantasy 15, Puzzle Fighter, And Some Of The Best Upcoming Mobile Games

Along with their upcoming console and PC titles, Square Enix, Capcom, and Bandai Namco all had a selection of mobile games on display at their booths during New York Comic-Con. A few are already available to download from the Apple and Google Play Stores, but several of them were playable for the first time to the public at the show. Here are five of the best ones we got a chance to see.Puzzle FighterPuzzle games are a natural fit for mobile devices, which makes them a suitable home for Capcom's upcoming Puzzle Fighter revival. This new installment is developed by Capcom Vancouver, the studio…

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16th October 2017
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Gamescom: E3: Top New Games Out This Week On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC - October 15

Every Sunday, GameSpot takes a look at a handful of the hottest games launching that week. In the fantasy realm, you can get your hands on South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Fire Emblem Warriors. If you prefer something more grounded, you can race your way through Gran Turismo Sport, throw down with WWE 2K18, or hatch a world-conquering plan with Age of Empires: Definitive Edition.South Park: The Fractured But Whole -- October 17The Stick of Truth sequel is all about superheroes. As the New Kid, you'll choose from 12 powers and align yourself with Cartman's Coon & Friends or the Freedom…

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12th September 2017
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Gamescom: Get The Battlefield 1 Xbox One S Bundle For Only $200 Right Now In The US

Looking for a new Xbox One S? Walmart in the United States has rolled out a really good deal where you can get the 500 GB Battlefield 1 system for just $200 pre-tax. This is the "storm gray" version of the console; a matching controller and a copy of Battlefield 1 are also included in the package.Walmart offers free, two-day shipping, though you'll pay extra for tax depending on where you live. Go to the retailer's website here to learn more and place an order. It's not immediately clear when the deal will end, so if you're interested, you may want to act sooner rather than later (via Major Nelson).There…

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11th September 2017
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Gamescom: PES 2018 Improves On The Pitch Yet Again, But Its Lack Of Licenses Will Always Hold It Back

On the pitch, PES 2018 is fantastic. Every pass is beautiful, every tackle crunching, and every shot ferocious. If you've played any recent Pro Evo, that shouldn't come as a surprise. The series has improved dramatically since the PS3/Xbox 360 era, culminating in possibly the most fluid and satisfying football game ever released. FIFA's gameplay, meanwhile, has stagnated in recent years, becoming less responsive, more sluggish, and more frustrating to play.Despite this, FIFA easily outsells PES every year for one simple reason: licenses. We're yet to see if EA's behemoth has improved over last…

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28th August 2017
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Gamescom: Super Mario Odyssey Wins Best Of Gamescom Award, Xbox One X Wins For Best Hardware

Nintendo's Super Mario Odyssey has taken home the top honour at Gamescom's awards show. The upcoming Switch game won the Best of Gamescom award, organisers have announced. It won four others: the "Most Wanted" Consumer Award, the Best Nintendo Switch Console Game, Best Action Game, and Best Family Game.Odyssey launches this October exclusively for Switch. The console itself continues to be hard to find, but Nintendo recently promised to "ramp up" production of the console heading into the busy holiday season.Destiny 2 won Best Multiplayer Game and Best Social/Online Game, while the Xbox One X…

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27th August 2017
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Gamescom: Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition Could Come To Nintendo Switch

While Final Fantasy XV itself may not come to Nintendo Switch, the newly announced Pocket Edition of the game could. Game director Hajime Tabata said in an interview with IGN that there is "certainly a chance" that could happen. In fact, the said the probability of that happening is "certainly not zero.""Obviously we'd have to think about what the meaning and what the significance of bringing this to Switch would be," he explained. "You know, whether people would want to play it and whether it would be the right thing to do for our team."Right now, the Pocket Edition "doesn't actually have controller…

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25th August 2017
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Gamescom: Halo Wars 2 Expansion Awakening The Nightmare Release Date Announced

Awakening the Nightmare, the first big story expansion for Halo Wars 2, will launch on September 26, Microsoft announced this week at Gamescom. You play as the bag guys, The Banished, as you take on a Flood threat against the Ark. The Flood stand to be a formidable foe, as they can change forms to make things more difficult for you.In addition to the new story content, Awakening the Nightmare adds the Terminus Firefight mode. This involves squaring off against waves of randomised enemies. "The number of possible leader combinations with all the different leader powers and hero units is going to…

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25th August 2017
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Gamescom: Xbox One Sales "Lagging" Ahead Of Xbox One X Launch At GameStop

GameStop today reported earnings for its latest quarter, and one of the notable takeaways was that Xbox One was called out as "lagging." One reason that the console might be performing worse right now is due to the upcoming launch of the Xbox One X, management said during an earnings call. The idea is that Xbox fans might be holding off on buying an Xbox One given that the more-powerful Xbox One X is coming in November."We're seeing underperformance of Xbox One versus PS4, which we believe is due to the coming Xbox One X launch," management said.Microsoft has said on multiple occasions that the…

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24th August 2017
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Gamescom: A Final Fantasy 15 Sequel Probably Won't Happen, Here's Why

In spite of good sales and a positive reception, it seems that Final Fantasy XV is the last full game release for Noctis and his crew. Square Enix recently revealed that it's very unlikely that a sequel will be made; instead, the developer will be focusing on smaller expansions to the game.Game director Hajime Tabata told Polygon that a full sequel to Final Fantasy XV doesn't make sense for what the studio wants to do with it. In his opinion, development on a full sequel leaves fans without anything new for an extended period of time."If you do that full sequel model of expanding on an IP or a…

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