On December 3rd, Geoff Keighley will be holding The Game Awards for the second straight year. Keighley is looking to strike a good balance between on-stage awards and world premieres, and he announced earlier today that there will be ten world premieres.

We don't know what all of the premieres will be, and we're sure to see some surprises, but one game has been confirmed. Far Cry Primal was recently announced by Ubisoft, and we'll be getting our first-ever look at gameplay footage during The Game Awards. We'll be livestreaming The Game Awards and covering all of the exciting announcements as they come, so join us on December 3rd!

The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and the latest Star Wars game is a hit all around the world. EA's Star Wars Battlefront easily debuted at number one in Japan, selling nearly 124,000 copies on PlayStation 4.

Sony's console saw a slight sales boost of about 2,000 units from this (and several other games), but it wasn't the surge you might expect from a number one game. Meanwhile, Nintendo had a fairly unremarkable week in game sales, but 3DS hardware sales jumped by over 7,000 over last week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

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!

Microsoft launched Xbox One game streaming on Windows 10 earlier this year, and it seems to have been a success. Many were skeptical about how many people would actually use the feature, including Xbox and Windows Director of Program Management Mike Ybarra. However, Ybarra revealed in an interview that the feature is "huge" and the usage of it is "very high."

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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!

Beginning to make the Xbox One backwards compatible to the Xbox 360 was nice and all, but what if Microsoft took that a step further? What if Microsoft went back an entire other generation and made original Xbox games playable on Xbox One? That would be a least a little bit cool, right? It's unlikely, but believe it or not, Microsoft hasn't just thrown the idea out.

Speaking with The Inner Circle Podcast, Microsoft's Xbox and Windows Platform Director of Program Management Mike Ybarra said that right now the company's focused on making more Xbox 360 games backwards compatible and that Original Xbox compatibility would be rather challenging, though "nothing is impossible."

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More players are online in Star Wars Battlefront on PlayStation 4 than Xbox One and PC combined, according to information from P-stats.com. At the time of writing, 49,137 players are on PC, 113,696 are playing on Xbox One, and 189,191 are on PlayStation 4. This suggests that significantly more players own Star Wars Battlefront on Sony's console than the other options, but until official sales figures are released nothing can be confirmed.

Following a string of Nintendo console anniversaries last week, it's finally Microsoft's turn to celebrate. Today marks exactly two years since Xbox One debuted in North America, Australia, Brazil, and parts of Europe on November 22nd, 2013.

Xbox One generated a lot of pre-launch controversy with some of its planned features, but the console has recovered nicely under the new leadership of Phil Spencer. Xbox One can't boast the sales numbers that PlayStation 4 has, but it's still handily outpacing Xbox 360's numbers. The console has also evolved through regular updates, with new features like backwards compatibility making it a better overall experience. It's been a good two years for Xbox One, and we look forward to seeing what Microsoft has planned for the future!

The latest update to Halo 5: Guardians has brought back the Big Team Battle mode. The mode, which was present in Halo 2 and Halo 3, pits players against one another in an 8 v 8 battle.

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EA Sports launched Madden NFL 16 back in August, bringing its annual hit football game back in time for the NFL season. If you're interested in the latest Madden iteration but haven't yet made the purchase, EA's looking to reel you in this weekend. Now through the end of Sunday night you can play the full version of Madden NFL 16 completely free on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PlayStation 4 version allows for unlimited play over the weekend, while the Xbox One version allows for ten hours of play.

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.

The future of the Souls series seems to be up in the air right now. According to comments dating back to June, series director and president of From Software Hidetaka Miyazaki said that Dark Souls III would prove to be a turning point for the series, though it would not be the final installment. However, recent statements by Miyazaki seem to indicate otherwise. If these statements are to be believed, it seems unlikely that we will see a new Bloodborne or Dark Souls title over a new IP.

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Not everyone was able to pick up the spiffy new Xbox One Elite Controller, but as the next part of the New Xbox One Experience, Microsoft has added button mapping for all controllers on the console through the Xbox Accessories App.

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It's been three years since Resident Evil 6 released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Naturally, it's about time we heard news about Resident Evil 7. Well, get your butts ready folks, because it looks like a Resident Evil game is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One: Resident Evil 6. Finally, players can realize the cooperative camp of the game on current-gen hardware complete with the slapstick of getting hit by subway trains and purposefully crashing planes all over again.

The Korean Game Rating Board recently rated Resident Evil 6 for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Board also leaked the HD re-release of Resident Evil: Revelations back in 2013, so they've got a track record with this franchise. So you've got this to look forward to if you're into Resident Evil 6 or whatever.

Although Turn 10 said they would only include microtransactions in Forza Motorsport 6 if fans were asking for them, it seems they have gone ahead with it anyway. Players can now buy Tokens, which can be used to buy cars, upgrades, and Mod Cards. One Token equals 500 in-game credits, and the cheapest Token pack is $0.99, which gets you 100 Tokens. However, you can also buy 20,000 Tokens (10 million credits) for $99.99. The $0.99 pack is not listed in the in-game store, but it is available through Xbox Store.

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