Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Xbox Live Games With Gold For December 2022

  Xbox One X/S

• Colt Canyon - Available from December 1-31

• Bladed Fury - Available from December 16 - January 15

PlayStation Plus Games For December 2022

The PlayStation Plus titles for December have been announced. Here’s the full list of games: 

  • Biomutant (PS5/PS4)
  • Divine Knockout: Founder’s Edition (PS5/PS4)
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (PS4)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 3 Releasing Next Week

Eight more courses are bringing festive fun to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC* for the Nintendo Switch system on Dec. 7! With the addition of Wave 3 courses, 24 of the 48 courses in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass will be available to play.

The Wave 3 courses include the frolicking fields of DS Peach Gardens and the frosty merriment of Merry Mountain, which features seasonal sights and sounds to take in while cruising around the track’s frigid peaks and towering pines. Plus, enjoy the colorful views of London Loop from the Mario Kart Tour mobile game and navigate galactic turns in the 3DS Rainbow Road course, just to name a few. To see all eight Wave 3 courses in action, check out an overview trailer here:

Wave 3 features the Rock Cup and the Moon Cup, with classic courses appearing from the Mario Kart series across the Wii, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and Mario Kart Tour games. Each course can be played locally or online. Cups are divided as follows:

  • Rock Cup
    • Tour London Loop – Gobsmack your rivals as you drift around familiar landmarks and into first place in this England-inspired course originating from the mobile game Mario Kart Tour.
    • GBA Boo Lake – Get your feet wet on this spooky, Boo filled track set on a haunted lake in this course that originated in Mario Kart: Super Circuit!
    • 3DS Rock Rock Mountain – Careful, sharp turns and bouncing boulders abound on this high-altitude course. Here’s a mountaineering tip: Ramp over a warp pipe to put some wind in your sails!
    • Wii Maple Treeway – Leap through the fall foliage and race across massive trees on this course from Mario Kart Wii – just don’t disturb the Wigglers enjoying an autumnal stroll!
  • Moon Cup
    • Tour Berlin Byways – Watch out for falling Whomps and Thwomps as you make your way around the stunning sights in this course that originated in Mario Kart Tour.
    • DS Peach Gardens – Chirping birds, bopping Chain Chomps and fields of flowers flourish on this course set in the vast gardens of Peach’s castle from Mario Kart DS! Can you spot all the familiar topiaries?
    • Merry Mountain – Hit the halfpipe and bank up the snowy hills on this charmingly festive course from Mario Kart Tour that features massive candy canes and wrapped gifts galore. And … is that a flying sleigh train?
    • 3DS Rainbow Road – Look up in the sky – it’s … Mario! Rainbow Road winds and twists around multiple planetoids on this celestial course that originated in Mario Kart 7 on Nintendo 3DS.

With the upcoming launch of Wave 3, which will join Wave 1 and Wave 2, half of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass courses will be playable, with another 24 still to come next year! The roster of currently raceable courses already includes Wii Coconut Mall, N64 Choco Mountain, DS Waluigi Pinball, Wii Mushroom Gorge and Sky-High Sundae, as well as Ninja Hideaway, New York Minute and Tokyo Blur from Mario Kart Tour, and more. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass includes six separate waves, with eight courses each, which will all be released by the end of 2023.

ICYMI: Toy Story Comes To Disney Dreamlight Valley On December 6th

The Disney Dreamlight Valley Twitter account has revealed that the game's next major content update will be released on December 6, 2022. As previously revealed by GameLoft, the new material is based on the iconic Toy Story franchise and features essential characters such as Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Disney Dreamlight Valley is currently available in Early Access on the Nintendo Switch eShop, and additional information about the Toy Story content will be revealed shortly.

ICYMI: PlayStation Plus Premium And Extra Library Gets 20 More Games

PlayStation Plus Premium and Extra members will get access to 20 new games in the game library, including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a slew of Kingdom Hearts titles, various Ratchet & Clank games, and more.

PlayStation introduced these 20 titles last week, and as promised, all of them are now accessible to play with particular PlayStation Plus subscriptions as of today. Here's a look at all 20 games:

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition | PS5, PS4
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege | PS5, PS4
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX | PS4
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue | PS4
  • Kingdom Hearts III | PS4
  • Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory | PS4
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm – Enhanced Edition | PS5, PS4
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2 | PS4
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint | PS4
  • Chorus | PS5, PS4
  • What Remains of Edith Finch | PS4
  • The Gardens Between | PS5, PS4
  • Earth Defense Force: World Brothers | PS4
  • Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain | PS4
  • Onee Chanbara Origin | PS4
  • Ratchet & Clank | PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando | PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal | PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked | PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction | PS3

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Google Starts Issuing Stadia Refunds

With Stadia's looming demise in January, Google has began honoring its pledge to compensate consumers. The refund procedure began yesterday, and Google has issued a FAQ outlining how it works.

As previously mentioned, Google is refunding any software purchases made through the Stadia Retail (such as games, DLC, in-game currency, and current pre-orders) and hardware purchases made through the Google Store; physical store purchases cannot be returned. Hardware that qualifies includes:

  • Stadia Controller
  • Founder's Edition
  • Premiere Edition
  • Play and Watch with Google TV packages

Stadia Pro subscriptions will not be returned, although members can continue to play their Pro titles until the closure. Those who acquired a subscription on or after September 29, 2022 and were charged for it will get their money refunded.

Refunds will be granted in the same method of payment that was used to make the transaction. If that account is no longer available, Google will send an email with instructions for setting up an other means of getting the refund.

Users may have already received an email informing them of the status of their refund. Although payments are currently being made, this does not guarantee that you will receive yours today or this week. This will be a phased deployment that will last until January 18. There's no telling when you'll get your refund, so eligible customers should keep a watch on their inbox and bank account over the next several days or weeks.

Fortnite: Chapter 3 Final Event Happening Next Month

Epic Games has announced that the final event for Fortnite Chapter 3 will take place next month.

The final event will be place on December 3 at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET. According to Eurogamer, this information was provided via a title card displayed at the end of the Fortnite Champion Series, which took place over the weekend.

Unfortunately, Epic Games only hinted the end of Fortnite's Fracture era. What happens in Chapter 4 or how this concluding event will play out is uncertain. Fortunately, we won't have to wait long because the event begins in just a few weeks.

If past Fortnite chapter finales are any indication, anticipate massive PvE fights throughout the island, plenty of spectacle, an exciting climax, and, of course, some downtime while the game prepares to launch the new chapter.