It’s been almost a month since the release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. While many of us are still going strong, one aspect of the game has sparked a debate among the members of our staff. Or rather, not an aspect of the game proper, but instead the case it came in. That’s right, I’m talking about the cover art. I am under the impression that the Smash covers could’ve been much better. What purpose does the cover play and why are the Smash covers bad? Hear my thoughts after the jump!

Although Bungie's Destiny has had exceptional sales numbers and pulled in huge profits, it has also seen its fair share of complaints. One key component of the game that was seen as particularly lackluster by many players and reviewers was the story. In an interview with Eurogamer prefaced by the opening statement "Destiny's story failed," Bungie president Harold Ryan talked about the upcoming expansion, The Dark Below, promising that it offers "a very different approach to telling a new story to players than the thematically-driven story from the original launch of the game." Check out the full statement below!

Today saw a massive swarm of news coming from Satoru Iwata in the form of Nintendo's quarterly report. In addition, their financial report was released yesterday. Between these two documents, Nintendo seems to be in a very good place. Not only do they have $4.5 billion in the bank, but they turned a $90 million loss from the first quarter into a $132 million profit in the second. Expectations for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U have been on the rise since the 50-Fact Extravaganza and the solid sales of the 3DS version. Of course, there have been many other stories to come out of these reports. Which story, if any, caught your eye? Are you happy with Nintendo's progress and plans for the future?

The Dark Below, the first expansion for Bungie-developed sci-fi shooter Destiny, is set to launch on December 9, but other currently unavailable content has already been discovered in the game. In the past many companies have shipped games with fully fleshed out extras hidden away to be unlocked later as "downloadable content" for a price, and this practice of charging for on-disk DLC typically does not sit well with gamers. In a recent interview Bungie president Harold Ryan explained that this is not the case with Destiny. Hit the jump to check it out!

Ubisoft has just released their financial report for the past quarter (and they're doing quite well), revealing a number of sales figures and projections. Notably, Watch Dogs has sold (this likely mean shipped to retailers, not necessarily sold through to customers) 9 million copies, and Ubisoft eventually expects it to eclipse 10 million. The upcoming Far Cry 4 is expected to sell at least 6 million copies, and Ubisoft is confident that these two games along with the Assassin's Creed franchise will help them reach an operating income of €150 million for the year. 

Shuhei Yoshida, the president of World Wide Studios, recently posted a comment concerning the company's most recent release, Driveclub, and the problems it's experienced after its release. He acknowledges that the game's release was not as smooth as expected, and that server performance is weak. Apologizing for the lack of the promised free PlayStation Plus version, he also confirmed that it would be postponed for right now. Make the jump for his whole letter.

If you own a copy of Grand Theft Auto 5 for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, you're in luck. Rockstar has announced that if you own a last-gen copy of the game and you buy a new copy of Grand Theft Auto 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC, you can get access to a variety of exclusive activities. 

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More details regarding Nintendo's Quality of Life project have arisen, from Satoru Iwata himself. For those of you who don't know, the QOL is essentially a sleep sensor that is meant to improve restfulness using a non-contact radio frequency, also reducing fatigue in the process. It also uses sensors, hooked up to a cloud service to monitor your lifestyle and will monitor your sleeping habits, respiratory patterns, and heart rate. You can read more and see what Iwata had to say after the jump!

Sony added many features with the PlayStation 4's newest update, Masamune 2.0, but unfortunately introduced some new bugs. The update's key features include: changing the background color of the home screen, share play, and crashing systems. When put in "rest mode," the new name for sleep mode, the console may just simply not power back on.

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Music is always an important part of any Super Smash Bros. game, and the Wii U version is no exception. It was recently discovered that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will include at least 437 songs, but that is not the only music news that has been revealed. For instance, the Wii U version's menu music is going to be upgraded into a higher quality.

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