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Halloween is just around the corner, and Mojang is celebrating with a special three-in-one spooky bundle for Minecraft on consoles. The Spooky Bundle contains the Halloween Mash-up (featuring a pre-built spooky world for you to explore), the Halloween Battle Map, and the Campfire Tales Skin Pack. You can now grab all three of these in one bundle for $6.99 on any console edition of Minecraft. You can also check out a trailer for the Spooky Bundle by clicking below!

It's almost the beginning of the month, which means another round of free PlayStation Plus Games. This month, players will be able to experience Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and The Deadly Tower of Monsters on their PS4 Systems, Dirt 3 and Costume Quest 2 for PS3, and Letter Quest Remastered and Pumped BMX+ on PlayStation Vita. Personally, I've been meaning to play through Everybody's Gone to the Rapture for some time now. Do any of these games catch your eye? Let us know after the jump!

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and EA has an international hit on its hands. Battlefield 1's beta was a record-breaking success, and the World War 1 game is off to a respectable start in Japan, debuting at number one with over 113,000 sales on PlayStation 4. Mario Party: Star Rush was an extremely distant second with over 26,000 sales.

Despite its success, Battlefield 1 did nothing to boost PlayStation 4, and Sony saw its console's sales drop by more than 3,000 from last week. PlayStation 4 was still the top seller with over 27,000 units sold, and 3DS came in second with over 24,000 combined sales from its various models. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.

Over the course of the past year, Telltale Games has released Minecraft: Story Mode, a cinematic point-and-click adventure title based on Minecraft, the ever-popular Swedish sandbox game. Minecraft: Story Mode was divided into eight separate "episodes," and digital copies of these episodes were released individually between October 2015 and September 2016 on multiple platforms.

Yesterday, Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure, a physical collection that contains all eight episodes of the game, launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To commemorate the release of the new collection, Telltale Games published a launch trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode, which can be seen after the jump!

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was another underwhelming week for the Japanese market. Monster Hunter Stories retained its spot at number one with another 67,000 units sold, but no other titles really stood out. The PlayStation 4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider took second place with just over 21,000 sales, and Paper Mario: Color Splash was a close third.

PlayStation 4 was the top-selling hardware once again, moving just over 30,000 units. 3DS took second place, while Vita was a distant third. The launch of Color Splash did nothing to aid Wii U, as the struggling console's sales slumped below 2,500 for the week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

One of my most anticipated expansions for LEGO Dimensions is launching in just over a month. Starting November 18th, retailers will be carrying the Sonic Level Pack, which includes Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Speedster, and The Tornado as physical figurines. While we don't have any footage of the new levels, we now know a little bit more about what characters will appear in the new content. Joining Sonic and Dr. Eggman in the lineup, Knuckles, Tails, Shadow, and fan favorite Big the Cat will enter the fun as well. Here's hoping we set off on an adventure to find Froggy!

When PlayStation 3 originally launched back in 2006, it came with an "OtherOS" feature that allowed users to install Linux on a partitioned section of the console's hard drive. However, Sony released an update that removed this feature in 2010, leading to a class action lawsuit against the company for breach of warranty and false advertising. It took six years, but a settlement was finally reached back in June, and Sony is now beginning the process of paying out cash to its customers. Hit the jump for the details!

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and Capcom's beloved Monster Hunter franchise is topping the charts once again. Monster Hunter Stories, a colorful, RPG-style spin-off to the core series, debuted at number one with over 140,000 units sold. While that might sound like a big number, it's actually quite disappointing for Capcom, as last year's Monster Hunter X sold 1.4 million units at launch, or ten copies for every one copy of Monster Hunter Stories sold at launch.

In hardware, PlayStation 4 topped the charts once again with over 31,000 units sold, while 3DS (along with 2DS and the various other models) sold just under 30,000, taking second place. No other hardware was able to move more than 10,000 units for the week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below!

Two teenagers, Zachary Buchta and Bradley Jan Willem Van Rooy, from Maryland and the Netherlands respectively, were charged with cyber crimes for the attacks that brought both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network down in the holiday season of 2014. The two were charged in federal court for "conspiring to cause damage to protected computers," and the Department of Justice has also seized four domain names including lizardsquad.org. Buchta was arrested last month and ordered to appear in Chicago before a judge.

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Back in June, Activision announced a brand new Skylanders game that would allow fans to create their own characters. Starting on October 16th, when Skylanders Imaginators launches in North America, the company will allow you to pay $50 to have your own creations 3D-printed by Shapeways, a company that specializes in 3D printing. On top of this, you can get your Skylander printed on a t-shirt for $25 or on a card for $15.

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The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and a new game is sitting atop the charts. FIFA 17 came in at both first place (on PlayStation 4) and fifth place (on PlayStation 3), selling just under 70,000 copies between the two versions. It was a relatively quiet week otherwise, as no other new titles eclipsed 15,000 sales, and Persona 5 and Yo-kai Watch 3 continued to chart high weeks after launch.

In hardware, sales were down for every single home console and handheld (including individual models) when compared to last week. PlayStation 4 easily took the top spot again, despite a decline of over 13,000 sales from last week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

Minecraft has been out for years, and it's still one of the most popular video games in the world. Microsoft has helped prolong the success of the sandbox game with regular updates (some free and some as paid DLC) adding in new features and content, including textures, music, pre-made worlds, and more. Minecraft is getting a double dose of new content tomorrow, including a paid Chinese Mythology mash-up pack and a free update that adds polar bears, banners, igloos, and more. 4J Studios has released a new trailer for the update, and you can check it out by clicking below!

In the latest addition to the LEGO video game franchise, LEGO Dimensions, players are now able to go head to head in four person competitive multiplayer called Battle Arenas. Players can take each other on in 21 different arenas and in the 4 different game types called "Capture the Flag," "Objective," "Base Bash," and finally "Tick, Tag, and Boom." Each of the Battle Arenas in new expansion packs are still compatible with the original Starter Pack.

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We are currently in the throes of September this week, with only a mere two days left until the Autumnal month of October rears its leaf-ridden head. Much like every month of the year, the beginning of October means there is a brand new list of free games for PlayStation Plus members to get their hands on. Considering the limited selection of recent months, October may prove to be the most exciting month we have seen in a while.

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The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was another solid week for PlayStation 4. Sony's console dropped in sales from 96,000 to just under 50,000 (following a huge spiked caused by the new model), but it still easily took the top hardware spot. In fact, Media Create's life-to-date sales breakdown shows that PlayStation 4 has now passed Wii U for total sales in Japan. PlayStation 4 has now sold 3,267,243 units in Japan to Wii U's 3,265,329, despite the fact that Wii U had a head start of over 14 months. You can check out the full sales breakdown by clicking below.