Weekly Recap: Top 10 Best-Selling Games of November, Nintendo Switch Less Powerful Than PS4
Here's a recap of the week's biggest stories and some you might have missed.
THE BIG STUFF:
It's that time again. The NPD Group this week announced the Top 10 Best-Selling games in the US for the past month. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, of course, came out on top for November. Meanwhile, the PS4 broke the Xbox One's win streak to become the best-selling console during the month. [Full story]
While Nintendo won't share more details on the Nintendo Switch until its January event, a report this week from VentureBeat shared some new insight on its specs. According to sources, the system will have around 1 teraflop of performances, which is below the PS4 and Xbox One. It'll still be a capable console, for sure, but you shouldn't expect the highest-end graphics. [Full story]
THE OTHER STUFF:
You can now play some Xbox One games with Oculus Rift, as the virtual reality feature has now gone live, Major Nelson announced this week.
Streaming site Twitch has announced AutoMod. This is an automated bot for filtering racist and sexist comments on Twitch. Get more details on it here.
Here's the first footage of the PlayStation 4 version of fighting game Tekken 7. Previously, all we saw was footage of the arcade edition. Watch it here at IGN.
Iconic Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto sat down for an interview with TV personality Katie Linendoll recently to discuss the soon-to-launch mobile game, Super Mario Run. You can listed to the chat, which dives into the inspiration behind the game and more, here on iTunes.
EA's exclusivity arrangement with car company Porsche is apparently coming to an end, freeing up other franchises to have Porsche cars appear in other games. Read more at GT Planet.
BioWare's PC MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year. To celebrate, BioWare is giving away a bunch of goodies--get all the details here.
You can now buy all manner of Rocket League apparel, thanks to the fine folks at Jinx. Go to the retailer's Rocket League page to see everything you can buy.
Battlefield 1 is apparently having some issues on PC. Specifically, thousands of people reportedly can't play or are struggling to play the game thanks to a DirectX issue. Learn more here.
Rainbow Six Siege got a big new patch this week--check out the full patch notes here.
Zack Snyder has released a new image of Aquaman from next year's Justice League movie. We see Aquaman in a coat, for some reason. Go to Batman-News to see the image and learn more.
Here's the newest trailer for Sniper Elite 4's Hitler-killing bonus mission.
Virtual reality company Survios this week announced that it raised a whopping $50 million from a number of venture capital firms and Hollywood studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
Funcom this week announced a partnership with Dark Horse Comics for a new digital comic book for its new open-world game Conan Exiles. "By reading the comic, fans will get a unique glimpse into the events that take place in the savage Exiled Lands," Funcom said.
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