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While some of my Gamnesia colleagues have had the honor of discussing 2016's gaming highlights, it now falls on me to reflect on one of the year's most crushing disappointments. But what to choose? No Man's Sky, although eventually cleared of false advertising charges, suffered from criticism of misleading advertising, as well as some advertised features still being absent from the game. While Pokémon GO has certainly been successful, it's been similarly frustrating that Niantic struggled for so long to fix tracking issues, and that early-promised features such as trading have yet to arrive nearly six months later. As for my personal choice for 2016's most disappointing game... well, I wouldn't say it left me crying like an anime fan on prom night, but it was still pretty upsetting. So let's talk about the only remaining game in the banner above (whoops, spoiler alert!): Mighty No. 9.

Head inside for some totally upbeat end-of-the-year chat!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, developer Free Radical had been in the middle of developing the next chapter in the Star Wars: Battlefront saga, but the game was mysteriously cancelled in 2008. However, thanks to YouTube user FuZaH, you can now watch six minutes of remarkably advanced gameplay and graphics (at the time) from the game.

Make the jump to watch the leaked gameplay!

We are coming up on the end of December, and despite being in the thick of the holiday season, it looks like Microsoft is planning ahead by announcing next month's Games With Gold lineup. As with every month, the lineup includes two Xbox One games and two newly backwards compatible Xbox 360 games. The games in question are NeocoreGame's Deathtrap, Double Helix and Iron Galaxy Studios' Killer Instinct Season 2, Double Fine's The Cave, and the popular Ubisoft platformer Rayman Origins. 

 Make the jump for more information and a trailer! 

A new Fallout-themed expansion pack is coming to Minecraft sometime soon, introducing tons of new skins, environments, and creatures to the game, as well as a morbid new texture pack.

The expansion will cost $6 at launch and will be available on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U. Mojang hasn't announced an official launch date for this expansion, but the company has said that it is coming sometime soon, probably in the next couple of months. Make the jump to learn more!

Rockstar Games' 2006 open-world title Bully is now available on the Xbox One through backwards compatibility. Additionally, if you already own Bully: Scholarship Edition on Xbox 360, the new game should appear automatically in your Xbox library.

Read more after the jump!

The fifth and final episode of the Batman: The Telltale Series came out yesterday, and along with it a new trailer. This final episode, called City of Light, appears to be the dramatic culmination of the series and is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, and mobile.

While there is no word on a second season, you can now get the entire collection in stores. Make the jump for more info and to watch the trailer!

Xbox One launched without backwards compatibility, but Microsoft has been steadily providing that feature to fans on a game-by-game basis, and the library of backwards compatible games just grew once again. Major Nelson announced today that BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite are all joining the backwards compatible library.

This pushes the total number of games up over 300, and Xbox boss Phil Spencer has added that nearly 50% of all Xbox One players are now playing backwards compatible games. Have you been enjoying the library of last gen games?

Fans of Telltale's Batman series don't have too much longer to wait for the thrilling conclusion of the series. Telltale Games announced earlier today that the fifth episode of Batman: The Telltale Series, entitled "City of Light," will launch on all platforms in just under a week on December 13th. City of Light revolves around the Children of Arkham as they execute the final act of a plan to take down the Wayne family name.

How far will you go to protect the city of Gotham? The power is in your hands.

Hot on the trails of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Medal of Honor: Airborne, a couple of new games have found their way over to the Xbox One backwards compatibility program. Available to play on Xbox One right now, Injustice: Gods Among Us (and its disc-only Ultimate Edition) and Atari's Haunted House have been added to the program. Haunted House is the 2010 sequel to the 1982 classic Haunted House, which is one of the earliest examples of a survival horror game. If you don't have either Injustice or Haunted House, you can purchase them through the Xbox store.

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Colin, and Ben, as we break down another huge amount of Nintendo news, including EA's support for Switch, Phil Spencer's wish to see Banjo in Smash, what feels like yet another delay for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and tons of reports about Nintendo Switch's software lineup. After the break, we sit down to talk about the newly-launched Pokémon Sun and Moon, and our full thoughts on what they do so right and so wrong. You can check out all this and tons more in the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

For those of you who have Xbox Live and want to know which free games you'll be able to play in December, Microsoft has got you covered. Sleeping Dogs and Outlast will be available on Xbox One, while Outland and Burnout Paradise will be on Xbox 360. Only Sleeping Dogs will be available for the entire month. Outlast will be available from December 15th to January 15th, while Outland will be available from December 1st through the 15th, and you'll be able to grab Burnout Paradise from December 16th through the 31st.

A New Frontier, the third season of the Walking Dead video game, has been delayed to December 20th. The first episode of the season will become available online on that day, with the remaining four episodes launching periodically over the following months. Physical copies of the game will not be released until February 17th, 2017.

The first episode of A New Frontier will cost $4.99 on all platforms, and all subsequent episodes will cost the same upon their release.

Back in August, Telltale released the first episode of Batman: The Telltale Series named Realm of Shadows. Today, Telltale released Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham, which will put players in "very different places" based on the choices you made in the previous episode. Telltale released an official synopsis and trailer of the latest episode, where Batman must make some difficult decisions.

Check out the trailer after the jump!

A few days ago, on November 18th, Microsoft kicked off its Black Friday sale for this year, with several dozen special deals available on the Xbox Store for games on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. These discounts are only the beginning of this year's sale, however. On November 25th—the official day of Black Friday in the United States—Microsoft launches its full sale, with over 250 different games at discounts ranging from 40% to 60% off. On top of that, Microsoft will be offering a huge discount on Xbox Live Gold Memberships: if you purchase a subscription in the next few days, your first month of Xbox Live Gold will cost on $1, instead of the usual price of $9.99.

The NPD Group has released their sales report for the month of October, highlighting software and hardware data in the US, including Xbox One's fourth straight month as the top-selling home console. In software, Battlefield 1 was the big winner despite launching late in the month, and a record-breaking beta is likely to thank for the game's strong start. Mafia III and Gears of War 4 also made the top five, while Civilization VI and Titanfall 2 checked in at eighth and ninth place, respectively. You can check out the full list by clicking below!