Google has announced the long rumored subscription based service to YouTube. This new service will be called YouTube Red, giving users enhanced and uninterrupted experiences across YouTube and YouTube Gaming. Some of the benefits of this paid service include ad-free videos, the ability to save videos and songs to your mobile device to watch offline, and a free Google Play Music subscription. Conveniently, if you currently have a Google Play Music subscription, you will receive a YouTube Red membership for free. This service will be available for purchase on October 28th for $9.99 a month. If you are not so sure about it, users in the United States can get a free one month trial of YouTube Red.
Microsoft and 343 know you got that Halo itch, the one that will not go away. Ahead of Halo 5: Guardians release date, 343 Studios has made the game's soundtrack free to stream for one week. In addition, the entire soundtrack will go on sale October 30th of next week. While there are the digital and traditional cd albums, there is a very limited run of clear vinyl editions of the Halo 5 soundtrack. These are very limited and only available at Hastings. If you are truly dedicated, perhaps the Limited Edition soundtrack is best for you. Coming with two compact discs, a vinyl double album, a Blu-ray with 5.1 Surround-Sound edition soundtrack, cinematic exclusive, “The Sprint – Making Halo 5: Guardians”, orchestral music sheet of "Jameson Locke", and a digital download card featuring exclusive bonus tracks.
The final episode in Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series is scheduled for mid-November. "The Ice Dragon", will be available on November 17th, along with a retail disc for the six episode series.
With the addition of safes to PAYDAY 2's system, the response hasn't exactly been all positive. The rewards locked away in the safes seem to be fine, but opening those will mean you need a drill that conveniently costs $2.50. Developer Overkill has added these drills as available drops at the end of heist missions. This likely won't please everyone, but at least there is a chance to earn drills for free now.
When a game from Kickstarter goes unfinished, a few things usually happen shortly there after. First is the outcry from fans who backed the game, then an apology from the developers (or in some cases no word at all), and the project is forgotten. In a strange twist of fate, one of those "forgotten" games has been purchased by a major developer. Woolfe - The Red Hood Diaries has been purchased by UK developer, Rebellion. You might know this developer from several games, most notably the Sniper Elite series. Rebellion has obtained the IP and all assets to Woolfe. Rather than announcing that they are continuing development, Rebellion has done something different. Due to running out of money, original developer GRIN could not ship the Kickstarter rewards to backers. The first order of business by Rebellion is shipping all of the backer rewards as originally intended by GRIN. If you are looking for more of the game, unfortunately Rebellion has no word on the future of the franchise. This is a feel-good story of a developer coming in and honoring those who have yet to be fulfilled with their rewards.