Fallout is getting a TV series from the makers of West World on Amazon

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Fallout has always had a lot to offer. Fallout is a series that continues to amaze with its post-apocalyptic setting in a world where Nucleac War has made it one giant wasteland. Now, Bethesda and Amazon have revealed their team up with Westworld Creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy through their studio Kilter Films. Here is what you need to know.

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Amazon officially axes ad-free viewing on Twitch and Prime Discounts on games

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Earlier today we discussed how pre-orders for Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man had officially become a thing. Well, it looks like Amazon has caved in and joined Best Buy in eliminating the 20% off on all new video game releases. Additionally, there are some major changes to Twitch Prime as well.

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Famed Touchscreen eSport title Vainglory Announces Premier Partnership with Amazon Appstore

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Today, Vainglory’s developer Super Evil Mega Corp and Amazon have announced the title Vainglory will be supported by Amazon Appstore to support the 2016 eSports season in both North America and Europe. The season officially starts today and will run through September 11th, 2016. The top eight teams per region will compete in the Summer Live Champions in North America through September 2nd through September 5th, while the European Summer Live Championships will run from September 9th through the 11th. Additionally, as part of the program, Amazon will be hosting the championships, which are expected to set new records for both viewership and participation in the events.

In addition, the Amazon Appstore will be rewarding players throughout the season with discounts and bonus Amazon Coins, the digital currency that lets customers save up to 25 percent off in-app purchases. The season’s competitive structure and events are managed by Super Evil Megacorp and Twitch as part of their multi-year deal to enhance and grow Vainglory esports events.

We’ve been working closely with Amazon since our inaugural Autumn Season Championship, and their passion for and dedication to Vainglory is going to make our Summer season the biggest and best yet,” said Kristian Segerstrale, COO and executive director at Super Evil Megacorp. “Amazon’s support, along with the continued work from our friends at Twitch, will allow us to put on a top-notch season for Vainglory’s community of millions. We’re excited to kick off the Summer Season today in cooperation with the Amazon Appstore.

With Amazon’s Vainglory Summer Season beginning today with their new eSports Structure, Twitch and Super Evil Megacorp have announced their “The Evil Eight,”, which is a new tier of elite competition for both Europe and North America, which features only the top 8 teams from the regions. The teams will battle it out each weekend on twitch.tv/vainglory in eight-team tournaments, earning points in championship standings. Alongside will be a community-run “Challenger” tier of competition, with weekly Evil Eight challenger battles. The two-tiered new structure for competitions will bring forth more opportunities to broadcast the elite eight teams as they duke it out for number one. Among these matches you’ll see elite teams such as Team Solomid, G2 eSports, Team Secret, mousesports and SK Gaming, while giving up-and-coming teams a path to their own tournament victories and ultimately the seasonal championship. More details to be announced soon.

The Twitch community has shown a lot of love for Vainglory, making it the fastest-growing mobile game on our platform,” said Nick Allen, director of esports operations at Twitch. “Touchscreen esports has a lot of potential right now given the ratio of mobile devices to PCs, with Vainglory on track to really blow the doors wide open on this movement. Adding more momentum is the new Evil Eight competitive structure, which will make broadcasts of Vainglory even more engaging for viewers.

Summer season is poised to have 3-5 million viewers tune in to the action, doubling the number of viewers from the Winter 2015 event. The Season will culminate in the Vainglory Summer Season Championships taking place September 2-4 in North America and September 9-11 in Europe. In addition to hosting the live events, Amazon and Vainglory will be offering special Amazon Coins offers on ICE purchases and more.


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Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.

Ready to Save? We’ve Compiled the Best Black Friday Gaming Ads

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When it comes to Black Friday, the holidays and amazing sales, we’re going to try and have you covered the best we can. Why? Even as a team of journalists, we don’t make any money off B.A.T.G.R., but instead our every day jobs. So to us, saving money is a big deal as our member(s) spend hundreds to thousands a year on games, hardware and things such as TV’s in order for us to bring you the news we do. So this week? We’ve dug through the best video gaming deals we think you could enjoy and compiled them for you. So lets take a look below as we count down to the best deals with the last one being the one we felt as a team would be the best for your family gamers. So what have we done? Found the deals that seem the best and even linked each of the Black Friday Ads for you. Below we’ve listed the best deals we felt for each of the price ranges. While there are many more games and items to be listed, we couldn’t list all of them, but we have, as stated, linked to the Black Friday Ads for you to dig completely through.

Wal-Mart

3-Months PlayStation Plus – 7.96
3-Months Xbox Live – 12.50
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Controllers – 39.99
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – 34.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition – 34.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Dragon Age Inquisition Gold Edition – 34.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Forza 6 – 34.99 – Xbox One
Fifa 16 – 34.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain – 34.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Mortal Kombat X – 24.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt – 24.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Splatoon – 24.99 – Wii U
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – 24.99 – Nintendo 3DS
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – 24.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Batman: Arkham Knight – 24.99 – Xbox One and Playstation 4
Bloodborne – 24.99 – PlayStation 4
Gears of War Ultimate Edition – 14.99 – Xbox One
Rare Replay – 14.99 – Xbox One
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack – 39.99 – PlayStation 4 Version Only

Best Buy

Grand Theft Auto V – 34.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Need for Speed – 34.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 34.99 – Xbox One and
PlayStation 4 – Other Platforms Possible
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – 34.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Forza 6 – 34.99 – Xbox One
Splatoon – 34.99 – Wii U
Batman: Arkham Knight – 24.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt – 24.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Mad Max – 24.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 24.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Just Dance 2016 – 24.99 – Wii U
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – 24.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Controllers – 39.99
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Park – 39.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – Other Platforms Possible
Guitar Hero Live – 69.99 – Xbox One and PlayStation 4

While we would like to say Target’s Black Friday Ad is much different from the others, it’s not. If you wish, you can take a peek at it here. Below we saved the best for last when it comes to bundles.

Xbox One Consoles – 299.99 – 349.99 – Best Buy | Target | Wal-Mart
Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection PlayStation 4 Bundle – 299.99 – Best Buy | Wal-Mart | Target
Wii U Console – 249.99 – Target
New Nintendo 3DS XL – 179.99 – Target

We hope this gives you a few ideas for that gamer or upcoming media person in your family! Let us know if there are other savings you wish to know about while we wait for GameStop to release their Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads. Will you settle for the Gamers Club Unlocked at Best Buy in order to save 20% off those amazing deals? Let us know who you settle for in order to complete your shopping and why.


About the Writer:

dustin_batgr_prof

Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.