The hit indie title Shovel Knight has sold more than 300,000 copies, developer Yacht Club Games announced today. Heavily inspired by classic NES titles including Super Mario Bros. 3, Zelda II, and Duck Tales, Shovel Knight received a huge amount of praise when it released in June after a successful Kickstarter. Yacht Club Games announced the news and thanked fans on Twitter. You can see the tweet after the jump!

The latest update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which went live on Wednesday, makes quite a few improvements to the game's troubled matchmaking services. Specifics in the update include quicker matchmaking times, fixes to the creation of false matches, and additional fixes to end of match bugs. The Master Chief Collection has seen a cavalcade of updates since it launched on November 11th, with an additional update slated for next week — the likes of which should fix unbalanced teams in matchmaking, according to 343.

You can read the full patch notes from 343 Industries after the jump.

The numbers are in, and RuneScape players who have contributed to the Well of Goodwill by tossing their bonds, gold coins, and items into it have raised an impressive $160,158 for charity, which will be distributed among three different nonprofits.

The Well of Goodwill has raised over $250,000 since its inception last October, during which time Jagex has donated $1 for every 10,000,000 gold worth of in-game assets.

A number of indie developers with Microsoft's Xbox Live Indie Game (XBLIG) program have recently reported that the technology company still owes them money from the last pay period. Under the conditions set out in the program, developers get paid four times a year, within 45 days of the end of the quarter. The last quarter ended September 30, meaning the developers should have been paid by November 14. As it stands, Microsoft is three weeks past this cutoff. Hit the jump to learn more!

Christmas came early to EA Mobile this year as the company celebrated their newest milestone: two billion games downloaded. EA accomplished this achievement through the popularity of their many titles such as Madden NFL Mobile, FIFA 15 Ultimate Team, The Sims FreePlay and more, which are all available through the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon. To commemorate the occasion, EA is giving away free in-game gifts and rare items as a thank you to the gamers for their support. To collect your own, download and play any of the select EA mobile games between December 1st through December 17th.

It's early days, but Nintendo's Amiibo figurines are extremely popular. So popular, in fact, that UK retailer GAME is hiking their prices due to higher than expected demand. These Wii U compatible collectibles launched with a price tag of £11.99, but they're selling fast enough that some GAME locations are now charging £14.99 for them. With the holiday season upon us, Amiibo are selling fast, and GAME is taking advantage. How much would you be willing to pay for them?

Earlier, we reported that Amazon UK was delaying GameCube controller adapter orders as a result of having a limited quantity. It appears as though the situation has gotten worse, however. Many consumers have reported that Amazon UK is now cancelling outstanding orders of the adapter, simply because there aren't any more available. Amazon UK has sent emails to those affected confirming both the cancellation and that there has been no charge to their accounts.

This just goes to show how popular the GameCube controller is among Super Smash Bros. players. Currently, outside vendors on Amazon UK have two adapters for sale, with the lowest being almost £100! Were you lucky enough to get a hold of the adapter?

With today's release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in Japan (it's December 6 there), Sakurai is officially bringing the Pic of the Day series to an end. Pic of the Day started at E3 2013 and has continued since then, resulting in around 500 screenshots across 384 posts. It started as a small bonus for the staff, with pictures being limited to those inside the company.

Sakurai stated that he is happy to have some weight off of his shoulders, though his work is not done yet. Certainly going through screenshots almost every day and deciding which were appropriate for public release was tiring, and even more so when he had two games to develop. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say "Thank you for all of your hard work, Sakurai."

Do you have an old Game Boy lying around? Perhaps it's time for an upgrade. Enter the hdmyboy, a Game Boy mod designed by a pair of Dutch brothers that will allow you to bring your favorite handheld classics to the modern era. Seeking funding on Kickstarter, the hdmyboy team has developed a system that allows you to play in true HD; graphics are not upscaled but rather redrawn pixel by pixel in either 1080p or 720p.

More info and video after the jump.

It's been well-documented that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is severely lacking in quality, but the accompanying TV show is actually doing quite well. The PR firm for the show reports that it has seen double-digit and triple-digit gains with key demographics since it kicked off on November 8, and it's the top-rated show in its time slot for demo groups of boys 6-11, boys 9-14, and kids 9-14. The final episode of the season, Eggheads, airs this Saturday, and the show has been confirmed for new episodes starting early next year.