Game Rant Open Discussion: December 25th

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Whether you celebrate on or before December 25th, or maybe you don’t even celebrate at all, it’s hard to deny there’s something magical about the last weeks of December. Gamers everywhere are getting and giving their favorite or most anticipated games as gifts, and then spending the next few days marathoning through them solo or with their family.

With that in mind, most of the major news this week was kept to a minimum in order to avoid getting lost in the holiday chaos. Even so, there were some stories worth discussing, so here we go!

Uncharted 4 Delayed

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Perhaps the biggest news this week was the announcement that Uncharted 4 has been delayed yet again, this time from March until April 24th. While not as devastating a delay as the first, which pushed Uncharted 4 from fall 2015 to spring 2016, this is still likely to be seen as a disappointment by some.

Thankfully, developer Naughty Dog was quick to couple the news with a promise that the extra time will ensure Uncharted 4 meets fans’ high expectations. With this being the final game for Nathan Drake, anticipation is high, as is the pressure, and Naughty Dog wants to make sure every element is as perfect as it can be.

No More Episode 7 DLC for Star Wars Battlefront

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Star Wars may be taking the world by storm right now with cross-promotions between the recently released Episode 7 and nearly every product on the market, but one video game is sadly passing on any future crossover potential. In a Twitter exchange this week, an Electronic Arts dev confirmed that there are no current plans for more Episode 7 DLC.

Obviously, with developer DICE at the helm, Star Wars Battlefront is going to get DLC, but its focus will apparently be on the original trilogy. That isn’t to say DICE won’t change its mine, but that’s the plan right now.

Steam Security Leak

Steam Offline Security Leak

On Christmas day, while many gamers were happily enjoying their presents and time with the family, Valve was working overtime trying to correct a major security issue with its Steam digital storefront. While it’s unclear how the issue started, many users began reporting the ability to see other users’ information, including credit cards and PayPal accounts. Obviously, Valve quickly jumped on the issue and tried to resolve, even going so far as to take Steam offline for a short while.

For now, though, it appears things are back to normal and gamers can enjoy the Steam Winter Sale as intended.

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