There’s A Chinese Mobile Clone Of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS In Development, And It Doesn’t Look Half Bad

Battle Royale style games are the new MOBA, and as such, lots of gaming companies are cloning PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in an attempt to take a swipe at the top dog's massive profits. While PUBG seems all to focused on Fortnite as of late, a well known Chinese company Tencent has announced their own PUBG clone by the name of Glorious Mission. In creating this game, Tencent hopes to climb atop the mobile gaming charts in China, and possibly the world.

If the game is as smooth as this trailer makes it seem, they might just do it: 

That's pretty solid gameplay for a mobile game that claims it will boast 100 man battles! It's worth noting that Tencent owns a fair chunk of Epic Games who is currently getting threatened with legal action for their Battle Royale mode they included in Fortnite. Weird coincidence, right?

No release date has been announced for the game as of yet, and even when it does get a release there is no guarantee this project makes its way to a Western audience. I'm personally hoping it does as I'd like to see how such an ambitious project can possibly perform on a mobile platform. What about you?

Source: Gamespot

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Microsoft Just Unveiled An Insane Steph Curry Xbox One X Bundle That Can’t Be Bought

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Despite typical struggling sales in Japan and a group of people who believe 4K consoles aren't the wave of the future, Microsoft is holding their head high. So high, in fact, that they flexed on anyone who was dissing the Xbox One X by showing off a console bundle that even the most anti-Microsoft critic would accept. In a collaboration with Under Armour (who just launched NBA star Steph Curry's new shoes), Microsoft unveiled an astounding VIP bundle that contains the following:

  • Custom Xbox One X adorned with Steph Curry's name and number plus an Elite Controller
  • Custom Xbox One X Curry 4's with Xbox socks
  • V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Headphones with BoomPro Gaming Microphone
  • A roller case that also doubles as a charging station for electronic devices
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Given all that, the price tag has to be pretty high, right? Wrong, and it turns out you can't even purchase this bundle even if you had the cash for it. Microsoft says a select number of consoles will be given out to "influencers" (Athletes/Youtube/Twitch Personalities) who will either show it off in several spaced out content videos or give it away in an attempt to get more followers. 

Personally, I'm hoping for the latter as I would love to own all of this regardless of my feelings on the Xbox One X. Do you feel the same? 

Source: IGN

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Here’s What A Trailer For THE SHINING Would Look Like In 2017

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Trailers weren't nearly as big a deal as they are now back when The Shining was first released, so suffice it to say the trailer could use a bit of a sprucing up to sell new audiences to the film. If you're looking to get someone to watch this great film, show them this trailer made by The Solomon Society! Minus the odd music choice, this trailer is very similar in style to Mother!, or at least I think it is. Would this trailer convince you to watch the film?

WATCH DOGS Is Currently Free To Download On PC, Get The Details

There are so many good games rolling out on consoles and PC right now, it's really hard to justify downloading one old game...unless its free. That's why we're here today telling you that Ubisoft has made Watch Dogs free to download from now until November 13th. Those looking to take advantage of the deal simply need to login to their Uplay account and get the game at the link below. 

Across every platform Watch Dogs critical rating hangs around an 80%, although the game was trashed by some news outlets upon release as it shipped with some game breaking glitches. Obviously, all of that stuff has been fixed now, and what's left is the first installment of the world's first sandbox hacking game. 

It's actually crazy to think this game will be five years old next year! Where does the time go? Do you remember playing Watch Dogs back in the day? What are your thoughts on it?

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Guillermo Del Toro Is Taking A Year Break From Directing

Guillermo Del Toro is taking a break from directing, and fans shouldn't expect to see him back in the saddle until at least a year from now. As far as why Del Toro is stepping away, the director took some time to talk to Collider about the decision and states it comes down to giving a film the proper amount of attention it deserves. Specifically, The Shape Of Water

“I felt The Shape of Water needed a good six months of undivided attention, to find an audience and to enjoy it, as a human being that made something I’m proud of and happy with. It’s happened to me, in the past. In 2001, with The Devil’s Backbone, which is my second favorite movie I’ve ever done, I was doing Blade 2. Shape is the first, and then Devil’s, and then Pan’s [Labyrinth]. When Devil’s Backbone was touring, I was busy in post-production on Blade 2, and it shouldn’t happen like that. I was so proud of that movie, and I didn’t enjoy it and I didn’t maximize my time with it. Movies are like children. They grow up and they leave you, and they don’t come back home. They go to university and don’t call. So, I wanted to travel with Shape of Water.”

Not like anyone can argue with that! Even if people were mad, is Del Toro really going to be away so long that he's no longer relevant? I'm just glad The Shape Of Water is doing so well as I've wanted to see him hit a home run with one of his films for awhile! Are you excited to see it?

A Zelda OCARINA OF TIME And MAJORA’S MASK Port Could Be Headed To The Switch

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A new job listing has gone up on Grezzo's website, and it has some folks speculating we could be seeing Zelda classics Ocarina Of Time and Majora's Mask on Switch very soon. The company, who is responsible for both remakes of the game on Nintendo 3DS, posted the following job description on their website:

"Would you like to make a legend together 2"

The "2" in there is a joke to the fact that the company posted a similar listing when they were developing Majora's Mask simply stating "Would you like to make a legend together". Considering that ended in Majora's Mask on 3DS a lot of folks are wondering if that means Nintendo tapped Grezzo to port their titles over to the Switch. 

Of course, there are other scenarios that are possible. It's possible Grezzo could be hiring out to bring another Zelda title to 3DS, or perhaps Secret of Mana considering the company's founder directed the game. All we REALLY know is that whoever is helping make this game is doing so in Unreal Engine 4. 

If it's not happening now, we can assume that these two Zelda titles will make their way to the Switch at some point. Would you be excited if that happened, or are you burnt out on playing the games over the years?

Source: IGN

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The Creator Of KICK-ASS, Mark Millar, Is Creating A Comic Book For Netflix Called THE MAGIC ORDER

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Creator of Kick-Ass, Mark Millar, is making a comic book for Netflix, and we just learned a bit about it. Titled The Magic Order, the series sounds like Harry Potter, but if Harry Potter were the tale before Harry Potter was born. Check out the synopsis:

We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster and these people are the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in The Magic Order, as five families of magicians sworn to protect our world for generations must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one. By day they live among us as our neighbors, friends and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness ... unless the darkness gets them first.

Millar's company Millar World was acquired by Netflix in August and this will be the first title he produces with them in control of the company. As for what Netflix is planning to do with this acquisition, we have no idea. Are we going to be able to read this comic on Netflix? Is Netflix going to develop television shows for these comics? What do you think their play is? The series is set to launch in Spring of 2018. Thanks Polygon for the tip. 

The Creator Of KICK-ASS, Mark Millar, Is Creating A Comic Book For Netflix Called THE MAGIC ORDER

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Creator of Kick-Ass, Mark Millar, is making a comic book for Netflix, and we just learned a bit about it. Titled The Magic Order, the series sounds like Harry Potter, but if Harry Potter were the tale before Harry Potter was born. Check out the synopsis:

We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster and these people are the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in The Magic Order, as five families of magicians sworn to protect our world for generations must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one. By day they live among us as our neighbors, friends and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness ... unless the darkness gets them first.

Millar's company Millar World was acquired by Netflix in August and this will be the first title he produces with them in control of the company. As for what Netflix is planning to do with this acquisition, we have no idea. Are we going to be able to read this comic on Netflix? Is Netflix going to develop television shows for these comics? What do you think their play is? The series is set to launch in Spring of 2018. Thanks Polygon for the tip. 

Ronda Rousey Punched A Dude In The Nuts To Promote The Xbox One X

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Gaming companies have done some weird things to promote consoles in the past, but this has to be about the weirdest/worst way to do so that I've ever seen. Last night on Conan, the show enlisted the help of former UFC champion Ronda Rousey to show people the true power of 4K gaming. Apparently, the best way for that to happen was to have Rousey uppercut a dude right in the nuts...take a look:

So obviously this was a bit, but that initial hit to the balls looked like a genuine blow! If you slow this thing down you'll actually see some lift upon impact! I would assume the guy who signed up for this was wearing a cup, but even then that only offers so much protection. 

I can't really blame Rousey for such a shitty idea, but I gotta take aim at Microsoft because who enjoyed that? I don't imagine the usual Conan audience enjoys a scripted sack tap, but maybe the cringe factor of it all is what really sells it to the public. After all, I'm sitting here today and writing about it for you all, so they're getting coverage. 

Whether or not it's good coverage is a completely different story. Do you see the humor in this? How many people signed off on something so dumb?

Source: Kotaku

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The Xbox One X Is Selling Out In Japan, But That’s Not Good News

It's no secret, the Japanese are not fans of Xbox products. So when Japanese store fronts began posting "Sold Out" signs in regards to the Xbox One X, many in the gaming industry were astounded to see the country is running dry of its stock of consoles. A little further investigation proved this is true, although it doesn't sound like good news for Microsoft in Japan.

Apparently, the reason Japan is "sold out" of Xbox One's is due to the fact that they're only ordering as many consoles as folks come in and pre-order, and there are no plans to have the console simply hanging out on store shelves in hope somebody will buy them. So, anyone in Japan who wants an Xbox One X is most likely not getting one until they've ensured the retailer they will actually purchase it when it arrives. 

Of course, it's always possible someone who buys might return the console, in which case the retailer would most likely put it out on the floor, but it's absolutely wild to see Microsoft is THAT unpopular there. One Japanese electronics retailer even posted a sign that said they would not have the console at launch, or in the future. 

Of course, Microsoft isn't Nintendo, so they aren't 100% laser focused on the thoughts and feelings of a small island when there are billions others they can serve around the world, so life goes on. Do you think the Xbox One X will do well at launch? 

Source: Kotaku

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