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The price-dropping spree that is Black Friday is upon us, and game companies are taking note. They're slashing prices and bringing out several bundle deals today, including a reduction of $50 off their Xbox One console.

This will bring the price down to a mere $349, so you are unlikely to see these kinds of prices again. If you don't fancy battling your way through the local games retailer to get one, Microsoft are also selling it from their website.

Read more after the jump!

Black Friday is just around the corner, but NewEgg has an early deal. You can score PlayStation 4 right now for $329. The deal is live and is set to last through November 28, or until supplies run out. Their quantity is said to be 10,000 units, but I imagine they'll sell quickly. If you're looking for a cheap PlayStation 4 this holiday season, this looks like the best deal so far.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire recently launched to the tune of 3 million sales, and they've provided a solid boost to 3DS sales in Japan. According to the Media Create figures, all four models of 3DS (regular, XL, New, and New XL) had increased sales numbers this week, with total 3DS sales increasing by around 23,000 over last week. Elsewhere numbers were down, as every console saw a decline and Vita's sales were nearly halved. Assassin's Creed Unity had a humbling debut, as only the PlayStation 4 version charted and it only sold 36,400 units. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.

Assassin's Creed Unity has had a rocky launch to say the least, from various bugs including characters appearing without a face to horrible frame rate drops on all of its released platforms. Ubisoft has acknowledged these problems and aims to release a patch on November 26th that targets and fixes over 90 bugs including frame rate and game crashes.

Ubisoft recently detailed the exact patch details on a forum post, including literally hundreds of tweaks they will be making in the game's third patch. Some fixes are mission-specific, while others are for changes made to fix the general running of the game.

Head past the jump to read more about this upcoming patch.

The launch of Assassin's Creed Unity was plagued with an unusually high number of glitches, and many have yet to be fixed. Ubisoft has responded to the harsh criticisms with both an apology and some gifts for fans. Anyone who bought Unity will be able to download the upcoming Dead Kings DLC for free. Additionally, those who purchased the game's now discontinued season pass will be given a free game of their choice from a selection of (relatively) recent Ubisoft launches. Hit the jump to check out the game list and Ubisoft's apology.

Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below, is only a few weeks away from its launch date of December 9th, which means Bungie is firing up the advertising guns with its latest trailer featuring a mysterious — and rather eccentric — player by the name of DrCrispy93. My guess is that he is a Bungie employee who has already gone through The Dark Below, but it's still a clever angle to play off of, especially if Bungie is trying to relate directly to players who love Destiny's inimitable loot. Oh, and jokes about sasquatches and unicorns. Can't forget those.

You can catch the trailer after the jump.

It looks like there could have been a few more levels to Ubisoft's Rayman Legends. A concept video for the the fifth title in the popular Rayman franchise has been released, showing off scrapped features that were dropped from the final version.

One of those features the game was originally meant to have is figurines that could be added to levels in-game using near-field communication (like Nintendo's amiibo figurines). In the video, we see a prototype Wii U controller that would have been able to use the technology, but since this wasn't finished in time, the figurines are instead placed on the GamePad's screen. The entire figurine idea was eventually removed totally from the game by Ubisoft.

See this and other scrapped features in the video after the jump!

Sony's popular LittleBigPlanet franchise just received a new entry, and you can pick it up free on PlayStation 4. Of course, there's a catch. Sony's looking to push sales of their Xperia Z3 smartphone, so buying the new phone and registering it on the website given on your receipt is required to unlock the free game. The free copy of LittleBigPlanet 3 is a digital version of the game, and the deal is good through December 1. Codes can be redeemed through December 31. 

We recently reported on a teaser for a new game from Twisted Metal and God of War director David Jaffe. The teaser gives off a strong horror vibe, but Jaffe has taken to Twitter to say that his new game is not in the horror genre, and the video was just made in good fun.

A little digging shows that his LinkedIn profile lists him as currently working on “an action title set in a new IP/World." Jaffe's studio, The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency, recently released two developer videos (here and here) that also have a horror feel to them, but apparently that's not an indication of the game itself. We'll find out more at the PlayStation Experience!

Sony's big PlayStation Experience event is just around the corner, and it looks like a veteran developer will be bringing something new to the table. A new teaser video for the event entitled "PlayStation Experience Notebook Teaser" shows a hand doodling something that you can't quite make out on a notebook, and pausing at the right time reveals a URL. 

This URL brings up a second video starring Twisted Metal and God of War director David Jaffe. The video is quite creepy and gives off a "horror" vibe, but Jaffe says it's not a horror game. The URL implies that the working title is "Haunted" but that has not been confirmed. We'll likely find out more when the PlayStation Experience hits on December 5. You can check out both videos by clicking above!