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In just under a month, 343 Industries’ Halo: The Master Chief Collection will release exclusively on the Xbox One. New today came out on Xbox.com that the game has finally gone gold, meaning it was sent off to manufacturers to produce several millions of copies for worldwide consumption. The studio also explained that the game will utilize all of blu-ray disc’s storage space (45GB) and will also require a day-one 20GB install patch upon release in order to play.

“From the start, our philosophy has been to give Halo fans the best possible experience and not compromise the quality or features of the collection.” says Dan Ayoub, Studio Head at 343 Industries “The result is that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will take up almost all of the usable space of a single Blu-ray (45 GB), and we will also issue a content update at launch that is estimated to be 20 GB.  You’ll be able to start playing Campaign and more as the content is installing, with some features and multiplayer content being added via the update. Yes, the update is large, but we weren’t about to cut corners to save disc space. ”

343 also announced that you should be able to pre-order and pre-download the game later today so long as you purchase the game digitally through the Xbox Store.

If you have been living under a rock, Halo: The Master Chief Collection contains Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4 all upscaled to 1080P HD and 60 Frames Per Second. For Veterans of the series, this means you will be able to relive all of your favorite Halo moments and for new players, you will get to experience one of Microsoft’s biggest franchises on your Xbox One.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be released exclusively on Xbox One on November 11th, 2014 in North America.

Source: Xbox.com

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If you were one of many trying to get some time in on Destiny with some friends last weekend, you may have noticed that the friend system was broken. Users may have been experiencing issues trying to invite friends to games, start a party with friends and see who is online. Fortunately, Microsoft has come up with a quick fix to resolve this issue.

@XboxSupport on Twitter recommends that Xbox 360 users clear their cache by following the steps here. For Xbox One users, you may need to Power cycle your console by following the instructions here in order to get this issue resolved.

 

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The wait is almost over! Nintendo has confirmed Super Smash Bros for WiiU will launch in North America on November 21st, 2014.

This news comes via a press release which also details the success of Super Smash Bros for 3DS. In less than a week of North American sales, Super Smash Bros for 3DS has already sold over a whopping 2.8 million copies with no signs of slowing down. Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager states “Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is already in the hands of more than 2.8 million people worldwide” which makes this one of the fastest selling Nintendo 3DS products of all time.

tndodzzj8zpx2ejeyddzSuper Smash Bros for WiiU will also launch alongside the special edition Gamecube controller & Gamecube adapter as announced at E3 this year. The Gamecube adapter allows you to play select WiiU titles including Super Smash Bros for WiiU with up to 4 Nintendo Gamecube controller’s and will retail separately for $19.99.

The Gamecube adapter will support any Gamecube controller, whether be first or third-party and will even support Nintendo’s official wireless Wavebird controllers which were made available back in 2001. Additionally, Nintendo will also release a Gamecube controller with the Super Smash Bros insignia on it for $29.99 on November 21st.

If you are a seasoned veteran of the game, you may also be interested in the Super Smash Bros for WiiU bundle which includes one Gamecube controller, the Gamecube adapter and a copy of the game for $99.99. In the U.S. these will be available at many retailers including Gamestop, Best Buy, and Amazon. In Canada, these will only be available through Canadian retailer EBGames.

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3DS owners rejoice! Super Smash Bros for 3DS is now available at retail shelves and online via the Nintendo e-shop. Once purchased, make sure you register your copy over at Club Nintendo to opt-in to receive the games soundtrack on disc.

This new iteration of Smash Bros brings a variety of characters both new and old to the fight such as Pacman, Megaman, Mario and Sonic along with a few other surprises which we will detail in our upcoming review. We have been playing this title for a couple days now, so stay tuned to Gamingbits.com for our review coverage of Super Smash Bros for 3DS.

Keep note, once you pick up your game, make sure you update it to the latest version ’1.0.2′ in order to play online.

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Valve announced that Steam will soon support the Canadian Dollar and Norwegian Krone.

Starting on October 7th, 2014, customers in Canada and Norway will have their steam wallets converted to their respective currency. If you currently have funds in your steam wallet and have an account based in these regions, the funds will be converted automatically for you. There is no word on is the price of games will also change for Canadian or Norwegian customers.

Valve states in an email sent out to Canadian users. “If your Steam wallet has any money in it on October 7th, 2014 (Pacific Time), your U.S. Dollar balance will be converted to the Canadian Dollar, at a conversion rate dictated by market value at the time of conversion”

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