Metal Gear Movie Director on the Characters He Wants to Include

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“There’s no world in which I’m ever going to make a Metal Gear movie that Cyborg Ninja is not going to be in.”

The director of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie, Jordan Vogt-Roberts has spoken about his plans for the film – including the characters he’d like to include.

“I mean, I’m a big Sniper Wolf fan,” Vogt-Roberts told IGN whilst promoting his new film, Kong: Skull Island, “and when we were sitting down to think about the script at a certain point it was like, ‘is Cyborg Ninja in this movie or not?’ and the part of me that was a little kid was like, ‘there’s no world in which I’m ever going to make a Metal Gear movie that Cyborg Ninja is not going to be in.’ It’s really easy to be like, ‘it’s a good character to save for the second one,’ but no, no, no.”

Vogt-Roberts also explained that he’s considering whether to include fourth wall-breaking sections, in the style of Psycho Mantis in Metal Gear Solid (who spoke directly to the player about other games they had played):

“I actually do think that considering breaking the fourth wall is an important part of potentially what that movie would be. Finding a way to do that in an interesting way,” he explained. “I think things like Deadpool have actually shown that you can play with that conceit these days.

“To me, the fourth wall breaking is a little less important than the walking philosophies and ideologies those characters represent, and getting that right and the tone right and things like that. If breaking the fourth wall makes sense, I’m all for it, [but] I’m more interested in the ‘Kojima conversations’ about whatever song came out then or whatever – it’s that stuff that it just absolutely needs.”

Vogt-Roberts has spoken previously about how he wants to do series creator Hideo Kojima justice with the film, a point he reiterated to us:

“If you make a Metal Gear movie it needs to be […] completely committed to one tone but then goofy the next moment, and then stylised and bizarre but then beautiful and reflective, and just that whole spectrum of things that is Kojima’s voice.”

If you wanted proof of just how far Vogt-Roberts’ love for Metal Gear goes, look no further than his latest movie – the director points out that a boat in Kong is named Gray Fox, after the Metal Gear character of the same name.

Kojima himself appears to approve of the film’s directorial choice – he recently called Vogt-Roberts “a genius” after seeing his new film:

I knew @VogtRoberts was a genius in his indies days but ppl will see it in @kongskullisland. Enjoy Kaiju film of Kong’s island,not as reboot pic.twitter.com/H1iRfRPFP3

— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 6, 2017

Kong: Skull Island arrives this week releasing on March 9 in the UK and March 10 in North America and Australia. There’s no hint of a date for the Metal Gear Solid movie yet, but it seemingly has a director and a screenwriter on board.

Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor, and he hopes to god Psycho Mantis doesn’t look at what he’s been watching on Netflix. Follow him on Twitter.

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New Release! 20% off Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands from $48

Get 20% off with Amazon Prime or Best Buy GCU membership on the Xbox One and PS4 versions. PC versions are cheapest at GamersGate and Green Man Gaming. The Deluxe Edition gives you extra DLC content, including a new motorbike, new weapon, and XP booster. The Gold Edition gives you the Season Pass (access to two major expansions) as well as all the DLC content.

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New Release! 20% off Nier: Automata Day 1 Edition (PS4)

IGN’s review just came in for Nier: Automata, and it’s been rated 8.9/10 “Great”. The Day 1 Edition of this Japenese action RPG releases tomorrow. It includes the game, reversible box art, and bonus DLC skins and accessories.

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The best-reviewed screen protector for the Nintendo Switch is $9 cheaper than the officially licensed version

This one isn’t officially licensed, but it is practically the only Nintendo Switch screen protector with a great user rating and decent number of reviews on Amazon. Not only is it $9 cheaper than the officially licensed screen protector, it is made of tempered glass (the official one is plastic). Tempered glass is much easier to install (since it can be reapplied) and is more scratch resistant. TechMatte offers free shipping on this item AND includes two screen protectors in case you mess up.

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Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 for PS4/Xbox One only at Gamestop

Use code “SAVER” to get free shipping on your order. The PS4 and Xbox One version of this game is only available at Gamestop, This re-release comes fully loaded, including all previous DLC, Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works art book, and boasts full HD 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second.

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20% off  Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – IGN 10/10 “Masterpiece” 

Awarded Editors Choice with a perfect 10/10 “Masterpiece” on Amazon. The unanimous opinion across the internet is the the Switch isn’t worth buying without this game right here.

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20% off The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibos

Did you know Amazon Prime’s and Best Buy GCU’s 20% off discount also works on amiibos? Get the lowest prices on the following super popular figurines from the Breath of the Wild game.

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23% off Xbox Live Gold 1yr Subscription plus New Free Games for March

You’ll always need the Xbox Live Gold membership to play online, but there are other perks as well. You get discounts on select games every month. We always recommend getting the 1-year subscription since the cost per month is lower than the 1-month or 3-month subs.

Here are March’s free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers:

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75% off Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass w/ Xbox Live Gold

An Xbox Live Gold membership is required to access these prices. The game itself was awarded Editors’ Choice and and rated 9.3/10. The Season Pass includes four stories “Blood Ties,” “Lara’s Nightmare,” Baby Yaga,” and “Cold Darkness Awakened”, online co-op endurance mode, new “Extreme Survivor” difficulty, 12 outfits, 7 weapons, and 35 expedition cards.

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This Week’s Xbox Live Sale – The Witcher 3: Complete Edition for $25, Mega Man Legacy Collection for $6, Witcher 2 for $3, and more

An Xbox Live Gold membership is required to access these prices.

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$200 price drop on the Oculus Rift + Touch VR Headset/Controller Bundle and Robo Recall – the first REAL mindblowing VR game – is FREE

There hasn’t been a better case to jump onto the VR bandwagon until now. For March, Oculus has docked $100 off the price of the headset and the controllers each. If you were to buy both together, you’d save $200.

What might actually be an even better reason to get the Oculus is that the newly released Robo Recall shooter is included for FREE. I’ve played Robo Recall and it is a REALLY good game that does an outstanding job of immersing you with the VR technology. If you don’t believe me, you can check out IGN’s 8.5/10 rated review.

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The Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Computer Speakers have been around for 17 years and is still one of the best multimedia speakers in its price range

Use code “MEDIAPRO” to drop the price from $150 to $110. Klipsch is a well-known brand, and these Promedia speakers are one of their highest-praised and best-selling products of all time. I’ve owned two sets, the first set lasted through college and beyond, the second set is being used right now at my desk. For its small footprint, the Promedia packs a lot of power and bass with minimal distortion. It’s perfect for games and movies.

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The cheapest 200GB Micro SDXC Card available for the Nintendo Switch

Right out of the box, the Nintendo Switch has 32GB of built-in memory. That’ll cover almost everyone for Day 1’s downloads, but if you’re planning on becoming a frequent eShopper and see yourself buying lots of digital-only releases like Shovel KnightFAST RMX and Sonic Mania in the near future, you’ll want to look into upgrading your Switch’s storage by investing in a Micro SDXC Card. The Switch only has one memory card slot, so your best bet would be to get enough space to last the Switch’s lifetime.

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Today’s Headphone Deal – Wireless Bluetooth Sport Earbuds for $7

Use code “98F6X7LX” to get 65% off these wireless sport headphones. At this price, you won’t be too upset over losing them or breaking them.

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The Logitech M720 Triathlon Mouse can last up to 2 years on a single AAA battery and one-touch switch among 3 different computers

This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the Logitech M720 mouse (previous low was about $42). The M720 has two connectivity options: RF and Bluetooth. When in Bluetooth mode, it can pair with up to 3 different Bluetooth devices simultaneously. This is perfect for people who have multiple computers at their workstation or for road warriors.

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8lbs of Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein for only $8.13 per pound

Use code “OPTMAR17″ to drop the price from $85 to $65 for 8lbs of Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein. Available in two yummy flavors – Double Rich Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream.

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20% off Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch (Releases 4/28)

It’s too bad this game isn’t released at the same time as the Switch console, but at least we have a definite release date and it’s next month! Mario Kart, along with Super Smash Pros and Mario Party, is Nintendo’s definitive party game. There are plenty of better looking, more realistic, and more unique racers out there, but Mario Kart is IMO the funnest.

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Releases 3/21 – up to 27% off Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to release on March 21, but CDKeys is already busting out a 27% off discount on the PC version. For the console versions, both standard and deluxe editions are 20% off with Amazon Prime and you get the benefit of the Preorder Price Guarantee.

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Humble’s New Monthly Bundle gives you The Witness (rated a perfect 10/10 “Masterpiece”) and $100+ worth of other games for only $12

This month’s highlighted game as part of the Humble Monthly Bundle is The Witness, which sells for $40 by itself on Steam. This is one of the rare games that was given a perfect 10/10 score on IGN. Let’s not forget though that there are plenty of other games included, and the total package retails for over $100.

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New March Theme “Future Tech” Announced for Loot Gaming – 10% off

Use code “RADARLOOT”. Loot Gaming’s March theme is “Future Tech” and includes items from Overwatch, Mass Effect: Andromeda, TRON, and Prey. Expires 3/31.

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March’s Loot Crate Theme is “Primal” – get 10% off

Loot Crate sends you a “mystery crate” packaged with 4-6 items plus a t-shirt every month based on a particular theme. March’s theme is “Primal” and will include items from X-Men, Overwatch, and Predator. Expires 3/19.

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Playstation Firmware Update 4.5 is supposed to roll out today – compatibility with external hard drives

In anticipation of the update, we listed several hard drives that would pair well with the PS4. We specifically selected portable hard drives because of their size and the fact that they are completely USB bus powered. The exceptions are large-capacity (4TB and over) drives, where the price gap between portable drives and desktop drives is greater.

1TB Portable Hard Drives

2TB Portable Hard Drives

3TB Portable Hard Drives

4TB Portable Hard Drives

Desktop (non-portable) hard drives

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This PS4 Slim Uncharted 4 Bundle deal should have expired already

The $249 Playstation 4 Slim discount was supposed to expire on the 24th (it’s back up to $300 almost everywhere else). If you’re still looking to pick up a console, i.e. for the new Horizon Zero Dawn game, you might want to snag the last of these deals before it’s too late.

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Pick up some newest gen Xbox One Controllers at Black Friday prices

Slightly beats the price we saw on Black Friday. This latest generation model features sturdier construction with textured grips, double the range, and wireless Bluetooth capability, which allows it to be paired to a Bluetooth-compatible PC or tablet.

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Releases 3/28 – Planet Earth II (Blu-ray) for $35, (4K Blu-ray) for $50

Releasing later this month, the well-reviewed nature documentary is one of the best examples of reference material (especially the 4K version). The footage from Planet Earth II is visually and technically a substantial upgrade from the original Planet Earth series and best of all, it’s narrated by David Attenborough. For Xbox One S owners with a 4K TV, this is a must-buy.

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Light gaming needs, but plenty of power for everything else! Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i7-6500U 15.6″ Win7 Pro Laptop w/ Radeon R5 M335 Graphics for $549

Use code: “AFFLT549″. Core i7 laptops under $550 are pretty rare. In this case, you’re getting a 15″ 1080p Full HD display, 6th generation Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory, 1TGB hard drive, Windows 7 Professional (with a Windows 10 Pro license included), and 1-year Dell warranty. The Radeon R5 M335 discrete graphics can run intensive games (like GTA V) at arond 30-35fps at the lowest settings and at a reduced 1366×768 resolution. It should be able to run most Steam indie games perfectly well.

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Take $465 off the Workstation-Ready Dell Inspiron 15 Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core 15.6″ 4K 3840×2160 Touchscreen Laptop with 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD, and GeForce GTX 960M Graphics

Use code “XFFQ$2R6F92JX?” to take a whopping $465 off the retail price. This laptop doesn’t just do gaming, it’s powerful enough to serve as a great video or graphics editing workstation. The GeForce GTX 960M video card, although an older model, is still pretty good at playing games up to 1080p. Other notable specs include a 4K 3840×2160 touchscreen display, 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and dual storage drives (1TB hard drive + 128GB SSD).

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4-Year Subscription to Car & Driver Magazine for $12

Use code: “49506” to drop the price from $47.88 to just $12, a savings of 75%. DiscountMags one-off magazine discounts usually only last for 2 days. This is for a 4-year 48-issue print subscription.

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Save 33% off the Norelco 8900 Electric Wet/Dry Shaver and the Norelco Beard Trimmer 9100 as part of Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day

These deals will only last for today only. The Norelco shaver is a pretty sweet deal because you’re basically getting the SmartClean clean + charge base station for free. The beard trimmer is for you guys who want to keep your beard neat and trim instead of shaving it completely.

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Get the Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Toothbrush for under $20

If you have improper brushing technique, then an electric toothbrush might be better than a manual one. $20 is all it takes for you to have cleaner teeth and fewer visits to the dentist.

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Memory Foam 12″ Mattresses starting at $149

For those people like myself who stay up late playing video games and still have to wake up early for work, every hour of sleep is precious. If you are willing to buy a comfortable, ergonomic chair, you should do the same with your mattress. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for a queen-sized foam mattress (and it’s not Ikea-thin either). Memory foam distributes your body weight across a large area to create that float-like sleep. In addition, the foam material is hypoallergenic, dust-mite resistant, and anti-microbial. It also flat packs in a surprisingly compact box so that it is easier and cheaper to ship and very simple to install.

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Recommended for Gaming! Dell Inspiron 15 Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad-Core 15.6″ 1080p Laptop with GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics for $800

The GTX 1050 graphics card is faster than a desktop-class AMD RX 460 and is DirectX 12 compatible. It should easily be able to run any game on the 1080p display. You also get a robust 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive. This is currently the lowest price for a GTX 1050 Ti laptop.

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Gaming and VR Ready! Score this Alienware 13 6th Gen Intel Core i5 Quad-Core 13.3″ Full HD 1080p Gaming Laptop w/ GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics for $1100

Although this is a high price tag for laptops in general, it’s one of the lowest we’ve seen for a laptop equipped with a GTX 1060 video card, which is a slightly downclocked version of the desktop variant. The GTX 1060 will allow you to play just about any game currently available at high settings on the 1080p display. It is also the minimum video card I would personally recommend for someone thinking of pairing a Rift or Vive to a laptop.

The laptop also boasts a 13.3″ 1080p IPS panel display, 8GB of memory, 180GB solid state drive, and Killer 802.11AC WiFi networking.

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Video game deals from this week’s Daily Deal articles that are still live:

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Up to BONUS $500 Dell Gift Card with 4K HDTVs

New deals added 3/6. All the prices below are more or less what you would find on Amazon, but with the benefit of a sizeable Dell Gift Card that isn’t included at Amazon or anywhere else. The gift card can be used on just about anything sold from Dell Home or Dell Small Business. Depending on the size of your gift card, this means you can potentially snag a PS4 SlimPS4 ProXbox One S, laptop, video card, etc. The gift card comes within 2 weeks after your TV ships and carries a 90-day expiration.

Note: For some TVs listed, add to cart to see the extra gift card

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Our Complete Nintendo Switch Buyer’s Guide

If you’re looking for Nintendo Switch accessories, check out our guide here, which is our comprehensive list of Nintendo and Officially Licensed 3rd Party hardware, games, and accessories that are available/will be available within Nintendo’s launch window.

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New March Theme “Future” Announced for Loot Anime – 10% off

Use code “RADARLOOT”. Loot Anime’s March theme is “Future” and includes items from Ghost in the Shell, Psycho Pass, Kinaiver, and Clockwork Planet. Loot Crate sends you a “mystery crate” packaged with 4-6 items plus a t-shirt every month based on a particular theme. Expires 3/31.

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Considering a career in the gaming industry? There’s no risk in trying out some $19 courses at Udemy

We all love to play games, but have you ever considered a career in games? Since the advent of mobile gaming, there are more and more startups looking for avid gamers with programming and/or design knowledge. For only $19, you could start training yourself in tools, software, and programming languages specific to the gaming industry. Udemy is one of the largest, if not the largest, online course sites in the world. Because most of the courses are user-submitted, Udemy implements a rating system so you can check on experiences from other people.

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How About Two Months of Gamefly for $10?

Gamefly is normally $15 a month, but you right now you can get your first two months for only $10. Watch out for that auto-renew, as the third month will be $15, but you can always set a calendar reminder to cancel in time.

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Thirty Days of Free Streaming Anime with Crunchyroll Premium

Crunchyroll is Netflix for anime. Crunchyroll Premium gives you unlimited streaming access to brand new anime, ad-free, as well as tons of classics like Re:Zero, One Piece, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Gintama, and Fate/Stay Night. A Crunchyroll Premium free trial is normal 15 days, but we can hook you up with a 30-day trial, so sign up before this offer gets deleted.

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The Best Credit Cards for Gaming Rewards

Not all credit cards are created equal. If you want a card that can get you the most cash back, check out this handy guide.

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Students get a 6-month trial and 50% off Amazon Prime

Students can sign up for a free 6-month trial membership and then 50% off Amazon Prime 1-year membership, only $49.50 (normally $99).

A Complete Guide to Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Preorder Bonuses

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Mass Effect: Andromeda is nearly here. If you’re not a fan, you’ve probably been hiding in dark space for 50,000 years… or you just haven’t seen our IGN First content for Andromeda this month.

As with most major releases, multiple versions of Mass Effect: Andromeda will be available when it is released on March 21. Plus, if you’re planning on preordering, some retailers offer much more bang (and exclusive goods) for your buck than others. If you’re a more casual player, the standard $60 version ($48 with Amazon Prime) will be just fine, but we’re here to break down all the various preorder bonuses and exclusives if you want something more.

Deluxe Edition

Price: $70

Mass Effect: Andromeda: Deluxe Edition includes the core game, plus digital bonuses to give you an edge in both single-player and multiplayer. The full list of bonuses follows:

  • Deep Space Explorer armor set
  • A unique skin for the Nomad
  • 5 50% XP boosters for multiplayer
  • Pathfinder casual outfit
  • Scavenger armor
  • 4 Pathfinder Elite weapons
  • A pet pyjak
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda digital soundtrack
  • A Multiplayer Deluxe Launch Pack, which instantly unlocks weapons and equipment

A Complete Guide to Mass Effect: Andromeda's Preorder Bonuses

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Super Deluxe Edition

Price: $100

Mass Effect: Andromeda: Super Deluxe Edition includes all the bonuses of the Deluxe version, plus one very important deal: every week for 20 weeks, Super Deluxe Edition owners will receive one Premium Pack (for multiplayer) to boost their in-game progression.

If you are determined to enjoy Mass Effect: Andromeda primarily as a single-player experience, the Super Deluxe Edition won’t be worth your money. However, if multiplayer appeals to you, 20 Premium Packs are worth $60, making this version a bargain.

A Complete Guide to Mass Effect: Andromeda's Preorder Bonuses

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Preorder Bonuses

Preordering Mass Effect: Andromeda from most retailers grants you access to three goodies: the Deep Space Explorer armor set, a unique Nomad skin, and five 50% XP boosters for multiplayer. These items are included in the Deluxe and Super Deluxe game versions by default; the only way to receive them with the standard game is to preorder.

A Complete Guide to Mass Effect: Andromeda's Preorder Bonuses

Below, we’ll tell you which retailers offer these goodies and which retailers are sweetening the deal with additional deals or bonuses. Check them all out and decide which is right for you.

Amazon

Standard Edition price: $60 ($48 preorder price for Amazon Prime members)

Deluxe Edition price: $70

Super Deluxe Edition price: $100

Standard preorder bonuses:

  • Deep Space Explorer armor
  • Nomad vehicle skin
  • 5 50% XP boosters for multiplayer

Deals and preorder exclusives:

  • 20% off your preorder of Mass Effect: Andromeda with Amazon Prime ($48 instead of $60)

A Complete Guide to Mass Effect: Andromeda's Preorder Bonuses

GameStop

Deluxe Edition price: $70

Standard preorder bonuses:

  • Deep Space Explorer armor
  • Nomad vehicle skin
  • 5 50% XP boosters for multiplayer

Best Buy

Standard Edition price: $60 ($48 preorder price for Gamers Club members)

Deluxe Edition price: $70

Standard preorder bonuses:

  • Deep Space Explorer armor
  • Nomad vehicle skin
  • 5 50% XP boosters for multiplayer

Deals and preorder exclusives:

  • 20% off your preorder of Mass Effect: Andromeda with Gamers Club ($48 instead of $60)
A Complete Guide to Mass Effect: Andromeda's Preorder Bonuses
  • Steelbook case
A Complete Guide to Mass Effect: Andromeda's Preorder Bonuses

Target

Deluxe Edition price: $70

Standard preorder bonuses:

  • Deep Space Explorer armor
  • Nomad vehicle skin
  • 5 50% XP boosters for multiplayer

Origin

Deluxe Edition price: $70

Super Deluxe Edition price: $100

Standard preorder bonuses:

  • Deep Space Explorer armor
  • Nomad vehicle skin
  • 5 50% XP boosters for multiplayer

Microsoft Store

Deluxe Edition price: $70

Super Deluxe Edition price: $100

Standard preorder bonuses:

  • Deep Space Explorer armor
  • Nomad vehicle skin
  • 5 50% XP boosters for multiplayer

PlayStation Store

Deluxe Edition price: $70

Super Deluxe Edition price: $100

Standard preorder bonuses:

  • Deep Space Explorer armor
  • Nomad vehicle skin
  • 5 50% XP boosters for multiplayer

Deals and preorder exclusives:

  • Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 theme

Toys R Us

Deluxe Edition price: $70

Standard preorder bonuses:

  • Deep Space Explorer armor
  • Nomad vehicle skin
  • 5 50% XP boosters for multiplayer

Brian is a freelancer for IGN. You can follow him @albinoalbert on Twitter.

Quake Champions Closed Beta to Start ‘in the Coming Weeks’, Sign-Up Opens Today

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You can now sign up to take part in the closed beta for upcoming arena shooter, Quake Champions.

The previously-announced test – which will feature 12 characters to try out – is accepting applicants on the Quake website.

A new gameplay trailer’s also been released, which you can watch below:

We still don’t have an exact date for when the beta begins, but Bethesda says it will be “in the coming weeks”, so there’s not long to wait for the gibbing and rocket-jumping fix you crave.

It’s also set to be a sizable test. Last year, iD studio director Tim Willits said the game will only come out fully “after a really, really long closed beta. I’m telling people now, it’s going to be a long beta.”

Quake Champions aims to be a modern take on the classic competitive FPS, bringing hallmarks of the series (high speed, full-on gore) along with more contemporary touches, such as characters with distinct abilities.

There are still a couple of fact-shaped wrinkles to be ironed out, however – whether the game will be free-to-play, and if it will come to consoles as well as PC.

Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor, and he strongly associates the Quake franchise with a town in northern Sweden for reasons too boring to explain here. Follow him on Twitter.

Mass Effect Andromeda: How To Skip Multiplayer Missions And Still Get Rewarded

Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s multiplayer missions, which reward you with items and XP that carry over to the main game, are skippable–but you can still grab some rewards.

On Twitter, Andromeda producer Fernando Melo and lead designer Ian Frazier revealed some new information about the game’s multiplayer missions.

On the 6th day of MP-mas, the MP dev team gave to you: Strike Teams. Don’t want to play Missions in MP? Send STs out from either SP or MP. pic.twitter.com/s0LlO6pNLk

— Fernando Melo (@DiscoBabaloo) March 7, 2017

Melo said that, instead of playing missions in multiplayer, you can send out a Strike Team (an AI-controlled group of allies) to attempt the mission for you. This group, if successful, will still gain XP and can level up, increasing the chances of them finishing tougher missions. If you were to play these missions in multiplayer, it appears you would gain XP for yourself, as well as some in-game currency–though these details are a little unclear.

In addition, there are some Strike Team missions that cannot be played in multiplayer. These cannot be retried if you fail, says Frazier. Melo goes on to state that Strike Team soldiers are “randomly generated” and their appearance “fairly abstracted,” though you “do get to see the rough racial composition of each team,” Frazier added.

Lastly, the pair of developers says Strike Teams will have different traits, which will dictate which missions they’re good or bad at. You won’t get to choose the makeup of any one team, but you can decide which team tackles any one mission.

@TheRandomGamer Depending on the mission and if they succeed/fail, they may acquire traits that affect their performance in the future.

— Ian S. Frazier (@tibermoon) March 7, 2017

BioWare had planned to let a group of people play Andromeda’s more traditional multiplayer modes through a beta, but those plans were scrapped. However, people who attend PAX East can play the modes this week. Some good news emerged recently that the game will receive free DLC multiplayer maps after launch.

Andromeda launches on March 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A free trial for the game will be available through the EA/Origin Access programs on Xbox One and PC starting on March 16. This 10-hour trial lets players test multiplayer and single-player, though the campaign component is locked to a set number of missions.

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