Get These 11 PS4 Games For Dirt Cheap

Humble Bundle is primarily known for selling PC games, but it’s currently offering a bundle of digital titles for PS4. It’s the THQ Nordic PlayStation Bundle, and it comes in three tiers that get you a nice pile of games for between $1 and $15. Seeing as buying the games would normally run you $269, it’s a killer bargain even if you’re only interested in a few of the titles. The bundle goes away November 13, so if you want to get the deal, make sure to buy before then.

If you buy in at the $1 level, you’ll get two games. The first is Lock’s Quest, a strategy game that has you build a fortress and defend it against an invading arm. The other is the platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut.

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Pay more than the average amount ($10 at the time of this writing), and you’ll get unlock the second tier of titles. This includes the strategy/adventure game This is the Police, an RPG called The Dwarves, and the 2002 first-person shooter Red Faction II. Also in tier two is the adventure game Black Mirror (no relation to the TV show) and Destroy All Humans 2, a game that originally launched on PS2 and has you do as the title suggests.

Finally, if you drop $15 on the bundle, you’ll get four additional titles. There’s the hack-and-slasher Titan Quest and the Zelda-like game Darksiders Warmastered Edition (playing it would be a good way to prepare for the series’ upcoming third installment). Also in the third tier is the turn-based RPG Battle Chasers: Nightwar and the side-scrolling shooter Sine Mora EX. Most of the games in this tier scored either an 8 or 8.5 in our reviews, so it’s easy to recommend this bundle if you want to fill out your PS4 game collection for cheap.

Pay $1

  • Lock’s Quest
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut

Pay More than Average

  • This is the Police
  • The Dwarves
  • Red Faction II
  • Black Mirror
  • Destroy All Humans 2

Pay $15

  • Titan Quest
  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition
  • Sine Mora EX
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar

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Undertale Announcement Teased For This Halloween

Toby Fox, creator of the critically acclaimed indie RPG Undertale, took to Twitter to tease an upcoming announcement for his next project. Fox will tweet out the announcement on the Undertale Twitter account on October 31.

“For those who completed Undertale, it’s really important that you check [the Undertale Twitter account] 24 hours from now,” Fox tweeted on October 30 at 6:02 AM PT / 9:02 AM ET / 2 PM BST. “I want to make something new,” he continued, “and it all begins with your feedback.” Fox provided no additional hints as to what the announcement might be, only that those who wish to participate in helping him with his next project will require Windows PC or macOS X.

The last major Undertale announcement was the reveal of a Nintendo Switch port, as well as a new physical collector’s edition of the game that comes with a golden heart-shaped locket that plays music. Fox has kept further details about the game’s future close to the chest, and fans have wondered if Undertale might be getting a sequel that spawns a franchise. The indie title has dozens of in-game secrets, a meta narrative, and references to the Mother series–some of which are still unexplained. Players have theorized these details might be explored in future Undertale games.

In our Undertale review, Tyler Hicks gave the game a 9/10, writing, “Without spoiling the many ways it will screw with your expectations, it isn’t possible to truly capture how wonderful Undertale is. You wouldn’t know it with a passing glance, but it’s one of the most progressive and innovative RPGs to come in a long time, breaking down tradition for the sake of invention, with great success.”

Undertale is available on PS4, Switch, PS Vita, and PC.

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Fallout 76 Beta’s First PS4 / PC Beta Test Arrives Today

Beta tests for Bethesda’s upcoming online RPG, Fallout 76, continue to take place, but as was the case with the first sessions, they have only been available on Xbox One. PS4 and PC players won’t be left out for too much longer, however, as Bethesda has now shared the dates and times for a number of upcoming beta sessions.

Following the two betas that took place this past weekend, Bethesda will hold its first multiplatform beta session today, October 30, making that the first chance PS4 and PC players will have to jump into Fallout 76. As before, the beta will only be accessible during a brief window of time, beginning at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET and ending at 8 PM PT / 11 PM ET.

Three other multiplatform beta sessions are planned throughout the rest of the week; you can see the full list of dates and times below. The reason for such a sporadic schedule, Bethesda says, is to “stress test and break the game,” hence why the beta is only accessible during “targeted time frames.”

In order to qualify for the beta, you’ll need to pre-order Fallout 76 on your platform of choice. Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to follow the steps outlined on Bethesda’s FAQ page. If you’re playing on PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll also need to have an Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus subscription to participate.

Fallout 76 launches on November 14. If you’ve participated in the beta, you’ll be able to carry your progress over to the full game. As another incentive to pre-order the title, players will receive 500 Atoms–Fallout’s in-game currency–to purchase cosmetic items from the game’s shop. For more, be sure to check out our roundup of everything we know about Fallout 76.

Upcoming Fallout 76 Beta Times

October 27 (Xbox One only)

  • US Pacific Time: 2 PM – 4 PM
  • US Eastern Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
  • UK BST: 10 PM – 12 AM
  • Australia AEDT: 8 AM – 10 AM (Sunday, October 28)

October 28 (Xbox One only)

  • US Pacific Time: 9 AM – 11 AM
  • US Eastern Time: 12 PM – 2 PM
  • UK GMT: 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Australia AEDT: 3 AM – 5 AM (Monday, October 29)

October 30

  • US Pacific Time: 4 PM – 8 PM
  • US Eastern Time: 7 PM – 11 PM
  • UK GMT: 3 AM – 7 AM (October 31)
  • Australia AEDT: 10 AM – 2 PM (October 31)

November 1

  • US Pacific Time: 11 AM – 4 PM
  • US Eastern Time: 2 PM – 7 PM
  • UK GMT: 6 PM – 11 PM
  • Australia AEDT: 5 AM – 10 AM (November 2)

November 3

  • US Pacific Time: 2 PM – 6 PM
  • US Eastern Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
  • UK GMT: 9 PM – 1 AM
  • Australia AEDT: 8 AM – 12 PM (November 4)

November 4

  • US Pacific Time: 11 AM – 6 PM
  • US Eastern Time: 2 PM – 9 PM
  • UK BST: 9 PM – 1 AM
  • Australia AEDT: 5 AM – 12 PM (November 5)

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Destiny 2 Patch Notes Detail How Update 2.0.5 Makes Getting The Best Loot Less Annoying

It’s the Destiny 2 patch we’ve been waiting for. The October 30 patch for the game, which drops alongside the weekly reset, brings a load of quality-of-life improvements to Destiny 2, including a handful that should make getting the best loot in the game a little less frustrating.

Along with Update 2.0.5 itself, Bungie released patch notes that detail some behind-the-scenes alterations that won’t be super obvious to players, but should lessen the grind for some Exotics and unique weapons a little less grindy.

The change that’s likely to affect the most players is the alteration to Exotic drops. Right now, there’s a low chance that players will get Exotic engram drops from enemies while they play through the game, but the item that comes out of those drops is random, which results in a lot of duplicate Exotics. Bungie has altered those drops so that Destiny 2 takes your collection of Exotics into account when determining which item is in the engram you receive. Exotics you don’t have will be weighted higher than those you do, which should increase the chance of getting something new out of random drops. Bungie also changed things so that when you do get a duplicate Exotic, the chances that it’s a piece of armor, rather than a gun, will be higher–because armor has random perks and guns don’t. That way, even if you do get a duplicate Exotic armor, there’s a chance it’ll be different or better than what you already have.

More players should have a chance at getting another new Exotic that came with Forsaken, Destiny 2’s latest expansion: Malfeasance. The Exotic hand cannon can only be earned through a series of quests, and those quests only kick off when players happen to encounter and kill a specific Primeval enemy when playing Gambit matches, called the Ascendant Servitor. Update 2.0.5 ups the likelihood that the Ascendant Servitor will appear in Gambit matches, which should give more players a chance at unlocking Malfeasance.

In the area of non-Exotic unique loot, Bungie has made grinding Nightfall Strikes more fruitful. Each Nightfall has specific loot that only drops in it, but the chances of receiving that stuff are usually pretty low. Destiny 2 now tracks how many Nightfalls you’ve played without receiving a unique drop, and each time you don’t get one, the chances you will in the next Nightfall are increased.

There are a bunch of other balancing and rule changes that come in Update 2.0.5, which you can read about on Bungie’s website. They also include a nerf to Sleeper Simulant, a gun that has dominated Gambit and Crucible matches since Forsaken came out, that’s sure to bum out a few players–and probably make several more happy to use a different weapon for a change.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Glitch Gives Out Tons Of Gold Bars

Red Dead Redemption 2 hearkens back to a simpler time when America’s paper money wasn’t yet inflated. Ten dollars was a lot of money back then! But with one weird trick you can render the game economy functionally meaningless by roping in thousands of dollars in seconds.

As found by Mida Life Crisis on YouTube, you can exploit a glitch to trick the game into thinking you haven’t picked up a gold bar, even as it repeatedly gets added to your inventory. It basically boils down to finding the sheriff’s office in the ruined town of Limpany. As detailed in the video, the desk in this office has a gold bar, but you can break it by saving your game just as Arthur bends down to pick it up and then reloading the save. That puts several duplicates of the gold bar in the desk overlapping, so you can pick up 30 of them at a time. That sells for a cash value of $15,000, which basically makes you the Old West version of a lottery winner.

When we tested this for ourselves, we used a slightly different method. Instead of bending down and saving, we simply saved after opening the lockbox, but before taking either of the two items–a gold bar and a pamphlet. Traveling back to the lockbox revealed only the gold bar without the pamphlet. It’s crucial to hold the Take button so that Arthur picks up gold bars continuously. Also, be sure to load up the correct save, because in another of our tests, hitting the wrong one seems to have broken the glitch from then on.

Of course, be warned that like any bug, taking advantage of this could have unforeseen consequences, so use at your own risk. If you do want to take advantage, keep in mind that exploits like this tend to be patched or hotfixed relatively quickly to secure the integrity of the game. If you want to ill-got some gains, you’d better be hasty.

This isn’t the only way to game the system in Red Dead 2, and there are certainly other ways to make some money quickly. Check out some of our favorite cheats, and while you’re at it find where to get the best horses and animal pelts. Plus you should read up on what exactly to do with that legendary bear pelt.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Boasts Huge Launch, But GTA 5 Beats It

It seemed likely that Red Dead Redemption 2 would be a hit, but Rockstar claims it has surpassed even lofty expectations. The company announced that it achieved $725 million during its opening weekend, making it one of the biggest launches of all time–not just in video games, but in terms of all entertainment.

In the announcement, Rockstar boasted that this is the “single biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment,” outpacing movies like Avengers: Infinity War which made $257 million in its opening weekend. (Of course, movie tickets cost significantly less than a new game at $60-100.)

This puts it in second-place for sales in its first three days to another Rockstar game, Grand Theft Auto V, which achieved $1 billion. But since those first three days started on a Tuesday, it isn’t an opening weekend, which is the spin Rockstar is using to boast about Red Dead. Take-Two previously said it expected Red Dead to fall short of GTA5 sales. Other achievements from the big launch include several records for digital sales on PlayStation Network: the most pre-orders, biggest day-one full game sales, and most sales in the first three days.

If you’re one of those millions who picked up Red Dead 2 already, check out our tips for beginners and read all about what to do with your legendary bear pelt. If you’re still on the fence or deciding on a platform, read up on which console performs better, and check out GameSpot’s Red Dead Redemption 2 review. “Red Dead Redemption 2 is an excellent prequel, but it’s also an emotional, thought-provoking story in its own right, and it’s a world that is hard to leave when it’s done,” wrote critic Kallie Plagge.

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Free Xbox One Games With Gold For November Announced

As October draws to a close, Microsoft has announced the free Games with Gold for November 2018. These games will be available to download at no cost for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners with a subscription to Xbox Live Gold. The titles in question are the Xbox One games Battlefield 1 and Race the Sun, as well as the backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games Assassin’s Creed and Dante’s Inferno. That’s $85 worth of games–not bad.

November’s headliner is Battlefield 1, a 2016 game that brings players back to the first World War. Its campaign is a series of single-player missions that tell stories across numerous real-world battles and locations. As is traditional for the franchise, the multiplayer mode is mostly composed of sprawling maps, with players battling using era-appropriate weapons and vehicles. Battlefield 1 will be free the whole month of November. And today’s the last day, but you can get all of the multiplayer DLC by grabbing the Premium Pass for free.

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Race the Sun–free November 15-December 16–is a much simpler game, but it’s likely to get you in the “just one more try” mindset. In it, you pilot a futuristic plane that hurtles ever forward as the sun sets in the distance. Your job is to avoid the many obstacles in your way and get as many speed boosts as possible. Each run ends either when you crash or the sun sets.

You’ll be able to see how far Assassin’s Creed has come over its 11-year history if you download the first installment between November 1-15. Finally, Dante’s Inferno plays a lot like the older God of War games, and it has you descend into hell to rescue your beloved Beatrice from the devil. It’s available for free November 16-30.

If you hurry, you still have time to download October’s Games with Gold if you haven’t done so already. Xbox One owners can grab Overcooked and the Xbox 360 game Hitman: Blood Money. The action-RPG Victor Vran is also available until November 15.

November 2018 Games with Gold

Xbox One

  • Battlefield 1 (November 1-30)
  • Race the Sun (November 16-December 15)

Xbox 360

  • Assassin’s Creed (November 1-15)
  • Dante’s Inferno (November 16-30)

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The Week’s Best Xbox One Digital Game Deals

It’s a new week, which means the Microsoft Store has a fresh set of deals on digital Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. This week’s selection isn’t all that large, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find anything worth picking up. And as usual, you’ll need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to take advantage of some of the deals below. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of this week’s sale.

The acclaimed RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 is on sale this week for $45. We gave it a score of 10/10 in our review. Brett Todd wrote, “From lonely farmhouses through pitched battles with gods in far-flung dimensions, Divinity: Original Sin II is one of the most captivating role-playing games ever made in both its original and Definitive incarnations, with the latter proving that even the most complicated role-players can be ported successfully to gamepad-limited consoles.”

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If board games are more your speed, Ubisoft has discounted a number of its offerings this week on Xbox One. You can grab the world-conquering game of Risk for $6, the card game Uno for $4, or Monopoly Family Fun Pack for $8. The Monopoly bundle comes with three versions of the game, including a traditional one with an animated board, one that lets you create your own board, and a fast-paced card game variant.

Racing fans can pick up MotoGP 18 for $30 or the unique team-based racer Onrush for $18. Dirt 4 also got a big price cut, bringing it down to $15. Anyone who fondly remembers the NES and SNES era can grab the shoot-’em-up The Mummy Demastered for $14 or the gorgeous platformer Owlboy for $18. And if whipping baddies with your hair sounds like an enjoyable way to pass the time, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is on sale for $16.

You can find more of our picks below, or head over to the Microsoft Store’s deals page to see the complete list of this week’s discounts.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Gets Big Nintendo Direct This Week

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is likely to be the last triple-A game release of the year, thanks to a December release, but there’s still plenty we don’t know: the full roster, the mysterious final mode, the mystery of Waluigi’s absence, etc. At least some of those questions may be answered this week, with a new Nintendo Direct revolving around the game. It will take place Thursday, November 1 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET.

Judging by the tweet promoting the presentation, this looks to be a big one. It will be 40 minutes long, and then be followed by a Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation. By comparison the last Smash-focused Nintendo Direct was just over 25 minutes, and it revealed the Castlevania stages and characters, Chrom and Dark Samus, Isabelle, and King K. Rool. The Nintendo Direct at E3 was roughly 40 minutes, and it was about a wider spate of games than just Smash.

So what could such a long, Smash-focused Direct bring? It’s a good bet we’ll see more fighters revealed, possibly even the entire roster. Director Masahiro Sakurai also conspicuously teased a mysterious final mode that’s important enough to be in the main menu. Revealing an all-new mode for Smash Bros. that stands alongside the usual competitive modes could justify a longer presentation as well.

This will be the last Nintendo Direct for Smash Bros. Ultimate, so it’s likely to tell us all we’ll know before release. The game comes out on December 7.

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No Man’s Sky “The Abyss” Update Explores The Ocean Depths

No Man’s Sky has launched a free update that explores a slightly different kind of black void. The Abyss is available now, and adds more detail to underwater environments and some heavily reworked gameplay elements for exploring the briny depths of a planet.

A post on the PlayStation Blog detailed the update, titled The Abyss. It introduces five times more variety for aquatic environments and more variety of creature behaviors. Underwater creatures appear more frequently, and more unique and scary underwater creatures have been added. You can also explore sunken wrecks to scavenge their cargo, customize a new submarine called the Nautilon, and build an underwater base of operations with more than a dozen new base parts

For a more narrative experience, you can play a new story scenario called The Dreams of the Deep. In it, you’ll uncover the mysteries of a stranded crew or someone lost in the depths of the ocean.

This is part of the continuing ongoing content following No Man’s Sky Next, the big title update that served as a sort of second launch for the once-beleaguered game. That update itself added all sorts of new space oddities and quality-of-life improvements. The 1.58 update also added weekly content updates for long-term play.

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The Abyss update specifically mentions that this is part of Hello Games’ plan for ongoing large title updates to complement the ongoing smaller-scale reworks. This one is focused on the oceans of waterlogged planets, but it seems the studio has more large updates in the works as well.

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