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Following in the wake of EA and DICE's controversial microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II, the companies are reportedly taking a different approach with the loot boxes used in Battlefield 2018.

According to Kotaku, sources claim DICE is intending to have this year's Battlefield 2018 only include cosmetic-oriented microtransactions and not those that would affect a player's abilities in-game. Kotaku's sources also claim, however, that the plans for the games microtransactions have changed and may change again before its release, so this plan is not set in stone.

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We're back with another Monster Hunter World Boot Camp! If you've got questions, hop into the Twitch live chat, because we probably have answers.

Casey DeFreitas, our Monster Hunter World wiki lead, started this weekly stream to answer any questions you might have about Monster Hunter. It's a huge game with a lot of depth, and with more than 200 hours played, there's still even more to uncover.

Today we'll be starting by building a set around the hilarious Wiggler Head, and discussing if Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy set is viable before moving on to questions asked in the chat.

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of Secret of Mana, the colorful and dynamic Super Nintendo RPG that remains near and dear to many an old-school JRPG fans's hearts.

Though the original title received an enhanced port for iOS in 2010 and Android in 2014, publisher Square Enix decided to reintroduce the game to old and new players alike with a proper remake for PC, PS4, and Vita – one that remains faithful to its roots while adding a few changes to make it more accessible to modern gamers. Below is a quick roundup of some of the biggest changes not found in the original SNES title. It's out February 15.

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Masaru Oyamada, the producer of the upcoming Secret of Mana remake for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC, spoke to IGN about the possibility of the game eventually making its way to Nintendo Switch, as well as the chances of the Seiken Densetsu Collection ever getting a release outside of Japan.

While Square Enix doesn't currently have plans to port the full 3D Secret of Mana remake to Nintendo's latest console, the demand for a Switch version has the studio considering the possibility.

"When we originally started to develop this title, the Switch wasn't announced at that time, and so we started developing for the PlayStation platforms," Oyamada explained. "With that said, after announcing this, there has been quite a bit of demand for the Switch version. So, we are taking in that feedback, and if there is large demand for it we'd like to see what we can potentially do. But no plans as of yet."

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Welcome to Best. Game. Ever., our new video series where we ask entertainers, athletes, comedians, and creators to weigh in on their all-time favorite video games. From Mario to Master Chief, 8-bit to 4K, we're celebrating the best games ever, and in our second episode, we're taking a look at the best head-to-head titles.

In Episode 2, Game of Thrones' Liam Cunningham, The Walking Dead's Austin Amelio, comedian Heather Anne Campbell, and more talk about their favorite head-to-head games, covering everything from fighters like Mortal Kombat to sports titles like NBA Jam. Watch the episode in the player above, and find out if your favorite head-to-head titles get a mention.

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Warning: this article contains spoilers for the ending of The Punisher: Season 1!

If you've made it to the end of The Punisher: Season 1, you probably have a good idea of which character will serve as the main villain of Season 2. The show wraps up with a badly disfigured Billy Russo clinging to life in a hospital bed and silently vowing revenge against Frank Castle. This pretty much guarantees that Russo will reemerge as the villain Jigsaw in Season 2.

As we begin the long wait for the next season, here's everything you need to know about Jigsaw and why he's managed to stay the one recurring thorn in the Punisher's side all these years.

Given that the Punisher's entire modus operandi is killing criminals in brutal and spectacular fashion, it makes sense that his rogues gallery is pretty small compared to the likes of Spider-Man or Iron Man. Yet somehow, Billy Russo has managed to survive one encounter after another with Frank Castle, repeatedly cheating death and returning to exact vengeance on his most hated enemy once again.

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More Pokemon have leaked. Be wary, some spoilers ahead.

Earlier this year, we dubbed October 27 the busiest day of 2017 in the world of games, movies, and television. Between three major game releases, a huge Netflix debut, and a big Halloween movie, the day seemed more packed than any other this year.

Well, November 17 is giving that Friday a run for its money, with Justice League, The Punisher, Star Wars Battlefront II, and so much more being released.

Check out the gallery below, watch the video above, or read our full breakdown of the absolutely packed day. And be sure to come back to this page over the coming days, as we'll update this post with all relevant reviews for November 17's biggest releases.

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Blizzard announced World of Warcraft Classic during its BlizzCon 2017 keynote, which is a "classic" server option for WoW.

Classic, which is currently in development at Blizzard, is an attempt to replicate the feeling of playing the original World of Warcraft — though not necessarily how it played right at launch.

“We want to reproduce the game experience that we all enjoyed from the original classic WoW without the launch experience," J. Allen Brack said during the BlizzCon keynote.

IGN spoke to Blizzard at BlizzCon 2016 about the possibility of legacy servers ever coming to the game, and the ensuing months saw Blizzard dealing with private "vanilla" servers. The vanilla private server Nostalrius, after being shut down by Blizzard last year, was reopened at the end of 2016. But the start of 2017 saw the team behind Nostalrius clashing with those making Elysium, another private, legacy server.

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