Star Wars Episode 8’s Script is Finished, JJ Abrams Confirms

“I need that movie to be really good.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t quite here yet, but there is already much talk about the next films in the Star Wars series. The first standalone movie, Rogue One, is currently in production, and Star Wars Episode VIII will begin filming next year. Now Force Awakens director JJ Abrams has confirmed that the script for Episode VIII is finished, and provided a few details about its development process.

Episode 8 is being written and directed by Looper‘s Rian Johnson. In a lengthy interview with Wired, Abrams said: “The script for VIII is written. I’m sure rewrites are going to be endless, like they always are. But what Larry [Force Awakens co-writer Lawrence Kasdan] and I did was set up certain key relationships, certain key questions, conflicts. And we knew where certain things were going.”

“I showed Rian an early cut of the movie, because I knew he was doing his rewrite and prepping. And as executive producer ofVIII, I need that movie to be really good. Withholding serves no one and certainly not the fans. So we’ve been as transparent as possible.”

Abrams also spoke about the need to make The Force Awakenswork as a standalone movie for new viewers to the Star Warsuniverse, not just for longtime fans. “We wanted to tell a story that had its own self-contained beginning, middle, and end but at the same time, like A New Hope, implied a history that preceded it and also hinted at a future to follow,” he said.

“We’ve been able to use what came before in a very organic way, because we didn’t have to reboot anything. We didn’t have to come up with a backstory that would make sense; it’s all there. But these new characters, which Force is very much about, find themselves in new situations–so even if you don’t know anything about Star Wars, you’re right there with them. If you are a fan ofStar Wars, what they experience will have added meaning.”

The past few days have seen seen two new trailers for the film released, both containing previously unseen footage–a fulltrailer for Japanese audiences, and a new TV spot.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18, 2015. The film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher.

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Gaming Deals: PS4 + Free Fallout 4; Buy 2, Get 1 Free Games; Other Fallout 4 Offers

$40 Until Dawn, $27 Bloodborne, $30 God of War 3 PS4, $50 Halo 5, $40 GTA V PC, $45 PS4 controller, and more.

Buy any PS4 at Best Buy and get a free copy of Fallout 4 and a free controller charging station.

GameStop is also offering a free copy of Fallout 4 with the purchase of the Uncharted PS4 bundle.

When you purchase one of three big new game releases–Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, or Call of Duty: Black Ops III–you can save $25 on select games at Best Buy. These choices include Halo 5, Forza 6, and Grand Theft Auto V. If you’re a Gamers Club Unlocked member, your discount still applies, letting you get two $60 games for about $76.

Target has a buy two, get one free offer on all games. This doesn’t include preorders, but will include new releases like Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider once they’re available on Tuesday.

Get the Fallout 4 season pass for free at Target when you buy the Xbox One bundle, which includes a 1 TB system and a digital copy of the game for $400.

Amazon Prime members get $25 off the price of the Uncharted Collection PS4 bundle, bringing its price down to $324. It’s alsoavailable for $330 on eBay.

GOG’s Big Fall Sale continues. There are more than 350 games on sale (with more rotated in every 12 hours), daily bundles, and free games when you reach certain spending milestones during the sale (like System Shock 2 at $5 and Chronicles of Riddick at $15). Among the best deals right now are the Classic X Bundle for $12.46, a Myst bundle for $12.45, Jade Empire: Special Edition for $3, and Broken Age for $6.29.

Below you’ll find the rest of today’s best deals divided by platform.

PlayStation 4

Amazon is throwing in a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate with the $350 Uncharted PS4 bundle.

Target Cartwheel has a coupon taking 15 percent off the price of the Uncharted PS4 bundle, bringing its price under $300.

Check out all of this week’s deals on the PlayStation Store here, and all of the PlayStation Plus member-only deals here. Plus subscribers can get Tearaway Unfolded for $28 and Blood Bowl II for $35, among other things.

Other PS4 game deals:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — $53 (Walmart)
  • Fallout 4 — $50 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Lego Dimensions — $85 (Amazon) / $85 (Walmart)
  • Blood Bowl II — $40 (Amazon)
  • Tales of Zestiria — $50 (Amazon)
  • Lords of the Fallen — $16.34 (Amazon)
  • FIFA 16 — $50 (Amazon)
  • Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition — $48 (Amazon)
  • Bloodborne — $27 (Amazon)
  • Until Dawn — $40 (Amazon) / $40 (Walmart)
  • Sniper Elite III: Ultimate Edition — $23 (Walmart)
  • God of War III Remastered — $20 (Amazon)
  • MLB 15: The Show — $33 (Amazon)
  • Tearaway: Unfolded — $29 (Amazon)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 — $40 (Amazon)
  • Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Hall of Fame Edition — $20 (Amazon)
  • Mad Max — $48 (Amazon)
  • NHL 16 — $44 (Amazon)
  • Lego Jurassic World — $39 (Amazon)
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 — $20 (Amazon)
  • Mortal Kombat X — $49 (Walmart)
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection — $36.47 (Walmart)
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Sign — $29.64 (Amazon)
  • The Order: 1886 — $20 (Amazon) / $20 (Best Buy)
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD — $26 (Amazon)
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD — $25 (Amazon) / $25 (Best Buy) / $25 (GameStop)
  • Final Fantasy XIV — $22 (Amazon)
  • Grand Theft Auto V — $50 (Amazon)
  • Alien: Isolation — $19 (Amazon)
  • Infamous: Second Son — $20 (Best Buy) / $20 (GameStop)
  • The Last of Us Remastered — $19 (Amazon digital)

The free PlayStation Plus games for November are now availableand include The Walking Dead: Season Two and Magicka 2.

Xbox One

Walmart has an offer where you can get the Gears of War system bundle (white or black) with your choice of select games for $349. Game choices include Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid V, Mortal Kombat X, as well as three just-released games (Halo 5, WWE 2K16, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate) for $10 more.

EBay has a one-year subscription to Xbox Live Gold for $34.50.

Last week’s Deals With Gold are now available and include Wolfenstein: The New Order, Volgarr the Viking, and some very good 360 games, such as Catherine and Mass Effect 2.

Other Xbox One game deals:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — $47 (Amazon) / $48 (Walmart)
  • Halo 5 — $50 (Amazon – Prime only) / $50 (eBay)
  • Fallout 4 — $50 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider — $50 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Blood Bowl II — $40 (Amazon) / $40 (GameStop)
  • Lords of the Fallen — $25 (Amazon)
  • Evolve — $18.35 (Amazon)
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition — $30 (Amazon) / $30 (Walmart)
  • FIFA 16 — $49 (Amazon)
  • Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition — $49.40 (Amazon)
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 — $20 (Amazon)
  • DMC: Devil May Cry — $25 (Amazon)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight — $39 (Amazon) / $39 (Walmart)
  • Sniper Elite III: Ultimate Edition — $23 (Walmart)
  • Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Hall of Fame Edition — $20 (Amazon)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 — $47 (Amazon)
  • Mad Max — $48 (Amazon)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — $38 (Amazon) / $38 (Walmart)
  • Ryse: Son of Rome – Legendary Edition — $21 (Best Buy)
  • Alien: Isolation — $18 (Amazon)
  • The Crew — $24 (Amazon)
  • Titanfall — $10 (Microsoft Store)
  • Dying Light — $38 (Walmart)
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect — $10 (Microsoft Store)
  • Shadow Warrior — $10 (Microsoft Store)
  • Mortal Kombat X — $43 (Amazon) / $43 (Walmart)
  • Forza Horizon 2 — $48 (Amazon) / $34 (Walmart)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited — $39 (Amazon)
  • Thief — $12 (Amazon)
  • Sunset Overdrive — $27.54 (Amazon)
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection — $39 (Walmart)
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD — $24 (Amazon)
  • Fantasia: Music Evolved — $11 (Amazon) / $19 (Walmart)
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition — $15 (Microsoft Store)
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two — $13 (Microsoft Store)
  • The Evil Within — $20 (Amazon)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Unity — $12 (Amazon)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order — $21.50 (Amazon)

November’s free Games With Gold games are now available and include Pneuma, plus the backwards-compatible Xbox 360 game Dirt 3. Knight Squad and Dungeon Siege III are coming later this month.

PC

The newest Humble Bundle is the Humble Jumbo Bundle 5, letting you get games like Spintires, Insurgency, and more for just a few bucks. Several more games were recently added, such as Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Humble’s new weekly bundle celebrates this year’s Extra Life event. It consists of games like Jazzpunk, Overlord, and Overlord II.

If you have a free Green Man Gaming account, you can access the VIP area, where you’ll find deals like Might & Magic Heroes VII for $25, South Park: The Stick of Truth for $10, Far Cry 4 for $20, and Rocket League for $15.

You can save 20 percent at Green Man Gaming using the voucher SAVE20-NOVEMB-GAMING.

Regular Green Man Gaming customers should be aware the site is changing its loyalty program, which will result in the expiration of any existing credit on November 24. You should use any you have by then.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 is Origin’s next free On the House game.

Other PC game deals:

  • Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition — $24 (GMG)
  • Darksiders II Franchise Pack — $25 (GMG)
  • Grand Theft Auto V — $40 (Humble Store)
  • Galak-Z — $16 (Humble Store)
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls — $23.47 (Amazon) / $18 (Walmart)
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth — $18 (Best Buy)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited — $38 (Walmart)
  • The Evil Within — $18 (Amazon)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins — $9 (Amazon)
  • SimCity — $7 (Best Buy)
  • StarCraft II: Battle Chest — $19 (Amazon)
  • Evolve — $20 (Amazon)
  • Watch Dogs — $10 (Amazon) / $10 (Best Buy)

Wii U

Preorder Xenoblade Chronicles X at Best Buy and get a $10 credit toward pizza for some reason.

If you don’t mind buying a refurbished system, Nintendo’s online store has a Wii U bundle with Nintendo Land for $200, Nintendo Land and Super Mario 3D World for $225, or The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and Nintendo Land for $235.

  • Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival Bundle preorder — $50 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Lego Dimensions — $85 (Amazon) / $85 (Walmart)
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker — $33 (Amazon)
  • Splatoon — $45 (Walmart)
  • Mario Party 10 — $41 (Amazon)
  • Hyrule Warriors — $54.53 (Walmart)
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse — $33 (Amazon)
  • Just Dance 2015 — $26 (Amazon)
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World — $45 (Amazon)
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge — $11 (Amazon)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD — $45 (Walmart)
  • Wii Fit U + Fit Meter + Balance Board — $25 (Nintendo Store)
  • The Wonderful 101 — $30 (Nintendo Store)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate — $18 (Amazon)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut — $14.50 (Amazon)
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two — $11 (Amazon)
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition — $15 (Amazon)
  • Watch Dogs — $19 (Amazon)
  • Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed — $16 (Amazon)
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited — $18 (Amazon)
  • Transformers Prime: The Game — $15 (Amazon)

3DS

Nintendo’s online store is offering refurbished 2DSes for $60.

  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth — $44 Premium Edition (Amazon)
  • Mario Party: Island Tour — $26 (Amazon) / $20 (Walmart)
  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS — $33 (Amazon)
  • Code Name: Steam — $19 (Amazon)
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening — $34 (Amazon) / $34 (Walmart)
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf — $27 (Walmart)
  • Etrian Mystery Dungeon — $19 (Amazon)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 – Record Breaker — $36.50 (Amazon)
  • Steel Diver — $5 (Best Buy)
  • Tetris Ultimate — $13.49 (Amazon)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate — $11 (Walmart)
  • Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion — $11 (Amazon) / $8 (Walmart)
  • Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed — $23 (Amazon)

PlayStation Vita

  • Tearaway — $22 (Amazon)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection — $20.37 (Amazon)
  • LittleBigPlanet — $15 (Amazon)
  • Persona 4: Golden — $20 (Amazon)
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz — $14 (Amazon)
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale — $14 (Amazon)
  • Gravity Rush — $23 (Amazon)
  • The Wolf Among Us — $13 (Amazon)
  • Mind Zero — $26.48 (Amazon)
  • Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed — $18 (Amazon)

The free PlayStation Plus games for November are now availableand include Dragon Fin Soup and Invizimals.

Hardware

  • Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5 Controller — $60 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • PlayStation 4 Camera — $45 (Walmart)
  • Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows — $39 (Amazon)
  • Wired Xbox 360 Controller for Windows — $35 (Amazon)
  • DualShock 4 PS4 Controller — $45 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Xbox One Controller + Play & Charge Kit — $58 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • PlayStation Silver Wired Stereo Headset — $22 (Amazon)
  • 16 GB Vita Memory Card — $36 (Amazon)
  • 32 GB Vita Memory Card — $67 (Amazon)

Amazon prices are accurate as of publishing, but can fluctuate occasionally throughout the day.

GameSpot’s gaming deals posts always highlight the best deals we can find regardless of retailer. We also occasionally use retailer affiliate links, which means that purchasing goods through those links helps support all the great content (including the deals posts) you find for free here on the site.

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Fallout 4’s Free Fallout 3 on Xbox One Offer Expires in February

Plus, Fallout 3 confirmed as one of the 100-plus backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games starting November 12.

The special offer Microsoft announced at E3 where people who buy Fallout 4 on Xbox One get a free copy of Fallout 3 doesn’t last forever. Microsoft has now revealed that you’ll need to buy Fallout 4 on Xbox One by February 6, 2016 to get a free backwards-compatible version of Fallout 3 for Xbox 360.

On the Xbox.com site, the language says this offer is good “for a limited time.” But Fallout 4’s product page on the actual Xbox One games store includes mention of the end-date. The code for Fallout 3 will be delivered to you by way of a message 7-10 days after your purchase.

We’ve also now learned that Fallout 3 will be among the 100-plus Xbox 360 titles available on Xbox One through backwards compatibility when the feature arrives as part of the New Xbox One Experience on November 12. The full list of supported titles will be revealed on November 9.

Microsoft also worked with Fallout developer Bethesda on aspecial-edition Xbox One console that comes with a 1 TB system and a copy of the game (plus Fallout 3) for $399.

Fallout 4 launches on November 10 for PC, Xbox One, andPlayStation 4. We’ll have more coverage of the game this coming Monday, November 9. For now, you can check out this artist’s rendering of Disney princesses in the world of Fallout.

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Get Fallout 4 Free with Best Buy and Gamestop PlayStation 4 Bundles

Do you want to play Fallout 4, and were interested in a PlayStation 4? Well, I think I have a deal you might be interested in! Looks like that Best Buy, and Gamestop are giving the highly anticipated Fallout 4 when you purchase certain PlayStation 4 bundles.
Buy one of these bundles at a Best Buy to get a free copy of Fallout 4, and a $15 controller charging station.
  • The PlayStation 4 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle – $349.99
  • The PlayStation 4 Destiny: The Taken King Bundle Limited Edition Bundle –  $399.99
  • The PlayStation 4 Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Limited Edition Bundle – $429.99
With the free copy of Fallout 4, and the charging station – that’s a savings of $75 if you were interested. A pretty good deal!
Gamestop has launched their very own version of the bundle, but it is not as robust at the Best Buy offering. You get Fallout 4 for free if you purchase the PlayStation 4 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle for $349.99.
This is most likely the start of the holiday season sales that we should expect to start seeing. So, are you going to buy one of these bundles? Let me know in the comments!

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Buy 2, Get 1 Free Video Game Deal Begins at Target

All week long.

Retailer Target has launched a new buy two, get one deal on video games. Now through November 14, you can get three games for the price of two. This applies to all games (and even board games), but excludes preorders. This sale is noted on the front page of Target’s weekly ad, released today.

Head to Target’s website here to get started. The promotion comes at a busy time for new releases, as Halo 5: Guardians launched two weeks ago and Call of Duty: Black Ops III arrived just last week. This coming week sees the release of Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider on November 10.

Target also has some Fallout 4-themed deals and offers going this week. Everyone who buys the $399 1 TB Fallout 4 Xbox One console bundle also gets the game’s $30 DLC pass for free. In addition, Target is the exclusive seller of Quantum Cola, a real-wold item inspired by the rare drink from the RPG series.

In addition, Target–and many other retailers nationwide–will give you a free game of your choice with the purchase of a new Xbox One. This deal expires today, November 8.

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