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Weekend in review:
Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition is now up for pre-order. It includes “a ‘sophisticated and dynamic graphic pattern across the exterior’ that Microsoft says was inspired by the original Xbox. The package will also include an exclusive vertical stand,” according to Polygon’s Michael McWhertor. “The hardware — an Xbox One X console and controller — will come emblazoned with the console’s codename printed in green.” With tax, it’s going to run you $527.69.
Additionally, Xbox confirmed 118 titles (and rising) that will be supported by Xbox One X. McWhertor has the full list.
Xbox also showed off its new Minecaft edition Xbox One and controllers at its Gamescom press conference Sunday, Polygon’s Owen S. Good reports. “Two Minecraft controllers will also be sold separately. The controllers are available Sept. 5, and the console bundle on Oct. 3.”
Check the Releases section for Gamescom trailers.
Sony said “no” to cross-platform play for Ark: Survival Evolved, Robert Purchese at Eurogamer reports. “This prompted someone to ask [lead designer Jeremy Stieglitz] whether PS4 and Xbox One audiences would ever be able to play Ark together, to which Stieglitz replied: ‘We have it working internally, but currently Sony won’t allow it :(.’ He didn’t elaborate.”
PlayStation’s Twitter had more than a few people panicking Sunday afternoon when it sent this cryptic tweet: “Hi, it’s OurMine, we are a security group, if you works [sic] at Playstation then please contact us – ourmine .org -> Contact.” Game Informer’s Imran Khan reports that, “It is not clear what Sony’s reaction will be to this issue, but it is not the first time hackers have attacked the company. In 2011, PSN was infamously taken down for an entire month after a hack that compromised every PlayStation Network account.”
Congratulations to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on hitting 8 million sales.
TheDW loves to highlight good cosplayers, and this girl is amazing. CryoCanine is Norwegian, Kotaku’s Luke Plunkett reports, and she excels at creating cosplay so good it looks like she just stepped out of the game.
“Also, you should know that as amazing as this is, it’s far from her only top-shelf Metal Gear cosplay. She’s also done The Boss” and “Sniper Wolf.”
You’ll always be in my heart, Reyes. BioWare announced it has no more plans to continue updating single-player content for Mass Effect: Andromeda. “We will continue to tell stories in the Andromeda Galaxy through our upcoming comics and novels, including the fate of the quarian ark. Our last update, 1.10, was the final update for Mass Effect: Andromeda. There are no planned future patches for single-player or in-game story content,” the announcement reads.
Looking for some new mobile games to play? Pocket Gamer’s Jon Mundy has compiled the “Best new iOS and Android games of the week.”
JayzTwoCents “no longer recommend[s]” Radeon after “this @AMD Vega price increase and the position they put us reviewers in,” he tweeted Sunday afternoon.
He’s miffed because AMD allegedly mislead consumers about Radeon RX Vega pricing. According to The INQUIRER’s Graeme Burton, “AMD has been criticised for misleading consumers over the price of its Radeon RX Vega graphics cards after one of retailer said that the prices quoted at launch were little more than an “introductory offer” and has already cranked up its prices.”
Pokken Tournament enthusiasts, a free demo will be available “soon” for Nintendo Switch, GameSpot’s Eddie Makuch reports.