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Xbox Live Gold Members are regularly given free games for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One through Microsoft's Games With Gold program. The free games coming in December 2015 have just been announced, and they are Thief and The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing for the Xbox One, and Castlestorm, Sacred 3, and Flashpoint: Dragon Rising for the Xbox 360. All Xbox 360 games on the Games With Gold program are available for backwards compatibility with the Xbox One.

The games will all be available on different days, so follow after the jump to see when you can get each one!

A new Xbox Live Gold deal offers quite a few game discounts for Xbox One and Xbox 360. A lot of games for Xbox One are offered, including Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut, and ScreamRide. Some Xbox 360 games are also offered, including Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6, Metro 2033, and Freefall Racers. The deal only lasts until Monday, so be hasty!

Following its massive success as a book and television series, the next challenge for Game of Thrones was to make it big in video games. As such, HBO partnered with critically-acclaimed developers Telltale Games to combine the Game of Thrones universe with Telltale's defining story-driven, episodic style.

Telltale's video game adaptation has been a big hit, and the season finale recently released, but the story is far from over. Speaking with Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Bruner, Telltale's CEO, co-founder, and executive producer on the Game of Thrones video game series, confirmed that season two is already in development. Click below for more.

Minecraft: Story Mode blends the Minecraft \ universe and some of its gameplay mechanics together with the story-driven, episodic style that Telltale Games is known and loved for. Episode 3: The Last Place You Look will begin rolling out on November 24th, and Telltale Games has released a trailer to build hype.

In Episode 3, Jesse and crew must discover a means to locate Soren, the final member of the Order of the Stone. They'll see sights and wonders beyond belief, including the horrors lurking beneath the starless sky of The End. Only Soren's knowledge can help push back the all-consuming Witherstorm, but will it be enough to save the world? Click below to check it out.

A terrifying new easter egg in Call of Duty: Black Ops III was discovered recently by YouTuber TheHiddenBlade01, which turns all of the mannequins on the map "NUK3TOWN" into the horrific Weeping Angels from Doctor Who.

To trigger the easter egg, the player must shoot off all of the mannequin's arms, which will immediately bring them all to life and make them attack the player character. The mannequins are very strong, but they are only able to move when no player is looking at them, so they have to sneak up behind the players and attack them while they aren't in sight.

Follow after the jump to check it out!

Game of Thrones has been immensely popular as both a book and television series, and late last year, Telltale Games began to bring it to life as a critically-acclaimed video game experience. Telltale applied their award-winning formula to Game of Thrones, giving players the power to control the story with their actions. The season finale launches tomorrow, and Telltale has released a video that recaps some of the big choices from the previous episodes and highlights what's still to come. You can check it out by clicking below!

Just the other day, Microsoft launched backwards compatibility on the Xbox One for Xbox 360 games, starting with a list of around 100 seventh generation titles. And it came at a good time for Fallout players, because it meant the now backwards compatible Fallout 3 could be offered as a free bonus to anyone buying Fallout 4 on their Xbox One.

But backwards compatibility can be murky territory, so it's important to see if that bonus is actually worth anything. Thankfully, Eurogamer did, and the answer is a resounding "yes." They tested Fallout 3 side-by-side on Xbox 360 and Xbox One and found that the game runs at least as well on Xbox One as it did on the previous console, maybe even just a bit better.

There's a video to go along with further details inside!

Xbox One's backwards compatibility has finally arrived. While the list of games isn't insanely extensive right now, more titles are sure to join its ranks. It'll take some time, but one hundred and four Xbox 360 games available at launch is no number to scoff at. Xbox's Richard Irving asserts that the meaning behind backwards compatibility isn't an all-encompassing library; rather, Xbox is focusing on acclaimed titles that players want to relive again and again. Series like Halo are only the beginning of backwards compatibility. Xbox reaches out to fans to learn what they want for backwards compatibility and then reaches out to publishers for approval. Head inside for the full quote.

You may have heard of somethingthing called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which has been a subject of political talk lately. Some details of the agreement recently leaked online, which showed us many ways that the TPP could be harmful to gaming if it passes.

This was one of our talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts on the TPP, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

Black Friday is coming in less than two weeks, and while some stores' deals are being leaked, Best Buy seems to have released their deals online without warning. There are numerous deals available, including console bundles, computers, televisions, and other hardware, as well as brand new games from some of the biggest franchises around. Read more after the jump!

Being something of an MMO, Destiny's the kind of game people enjoy sharing with their friends. Obviously, Bungie, the game's developer, is a big fan of that word-of-mouth publicity, and they're actually preparing an initiative to reward players who spread the word. Bungie announced plans in their most recent Bungie Weekly to get what they've aptly entitled the Refer a Friend program up and running in Destiny soon.

The developers claim that the "more tech savvy" of the game's userbase may even notice bits from it when Destiny's November update rolls around, though they're still "putting the finishing touches" on the full feature.

Details on Refer a Friend are past the jump.

After years of producing Spike TV's video game awards, Geoff Keighley broke away to host his own event last December. The Game Awards were generally well-received and the event was a success, prompting Keighley to bring the show back for a second year. The Game Awards 2015 will be held on December 3rd, with various video game companies and Verizon sponsoring, and respected industry veterans like Reggie Fils-Aime, Phil Spencer, and Hideo Kojima are serving as advisers for the event. The full list of awards and nominees has just been released, and you can check it out by clicking below.

The NPD Group report for the month of October is in, revealing that Xbox One was the top-selling hardware in the US last month. The NPD Group also breaks down the top-selling software, but it should be noted that their report only covers physical copies of new games sold at retail. With this in mind, the report shows that software sales for the month were down 3% from October 2014.

The top-selling game, unsurprisingly, was Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One. It was also one of just three games (the others being Yoshi's Woolly World and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection) that made the top ten despite only being available on a single platform. Most of the top ten is the usual suspects, including annual releases and sports games, and Rock Band 4 managed to grab a spot as well. You can check out the top ten by clicking below.

Konami has just released Update 1.06 for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, making numerous across the board, with additional weaponry coming to Metal Gear Online, changes to the PF Rating system, and additional security devices to protect your Forward Operating Base.

Furthermore, keen observers on Reddit discovered an undocumented change to a mission in the game, but for spoiler reasons we have hidden the rest of this post past the jump. Check it out!

The finale to Telltale's episodic Game of Thrones adventure has a release date, and it's just around the corner. As confirmed by Telltale's own website, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series episode 6 is set for release on November 17th — in just one week — for North America and three days later, the 20th, for Europe.

Telltale says episode 6 is "definitely an episode you might want to play more than once," claiming that the fate of House Forrester is in your hands: "your choices, your story."

As well, Telltale released a number of screenshots for the episode. Head inside to check them out!