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Wolfenstein: The New Order is as middling as I feared

Wolfenstein: The New Order is a videogame that has guns in it, and you use these guns to kill people. That's about as remarkable a statement as I could rack my brain for after spending three hours with game. As much as some W...   more

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DriveClub delayed past Japanese PS4 launch

In an industry so known for punctuality, breaking news comes out of Japan that the PS4 exclusive social racer DriveClub has been delayed, again. The game now sits at a nebulous "TBA" release date. Originally slated as a free ...   more

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes achievements leaked

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes' Achievement list has been leaked, and it's a curious one. Provided nothing gets shifted, the full 1,000 points are broken down between a mere 15 Achievements. Curious still, with the excepti...   more

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Comic-Con will only sell single-day badges this year

Not unlike PAX, San Diego Comic-Con has in some ways become a victim of its own success. The show has grown so popular that the biggest venues can't contain the amount of people who want to go every year. Drastic measures are...   more

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Fable Anniversary goes gold, pre-order bonuses announced

With just under a month until release, Fable Anniversary has gone gold and soon we will be able to remember what a proper Fable game feels like. Spare me your single-button combat silliness. As is par for the course, pre-orde...   more

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Man forces stepson to play Grand Theft Auto IV

Police in Japan's Kyoto Prefecture have arrested a man for allegedly forcing his stepson to play Grand Theft Auto for hours at a time. According to the allegation, 28-year-old Maasa Kawabata would wait until the boy's moth...   more

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Man arrested for making death threats against Nintendo

Police in Japan's Akita Prefecture have arrested an unnamed man who reportedly made numerous threats against Nintendo, his latest being death threats against two Nintendo executives. The two executives who were targeted will ...   more

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Sony Pictures looking to make $100 million in cuts

Coming off of a very successful console launch, Sony is looking to trim some fat in other parts of the company. The subject of these trimmings, Sony Pictures, is reportedly going to see $100 million worth of cuts, includin...   more

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Here's how to update an offline Xbox One (Update)

[Update: Microsoft has removed the file needed to update Xbox One in this manner. According to director of product planning Albert Penello, "...this file is not the day one update. It's a recovery file. It's much larger than...   more

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Amazon selling PC components for up to 40 percent off

For all the PC enthusiasts that are due for an upgrade, Amazon is having a sale of up to 40 percent off select DIY components. It's a pretty good mix of items that are on sale too: Corsair tower cases for $300; Intel i5 and i...   more

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Pokemon University now accepting student applications

Do you have a burning passion for Pokemon? Do you eat, sleep, dream, and breathe this hobby? Have you ever thought of turning it into a career? Welcome then, Pokemon University, the world's (only) premiere institute in ficti...   more

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Get Gone Home and four music albums for $25

Gone Home, one of the most lauded games of 2013, has re-released with a bundle package that includes albums from indie artists whose music was featured in the main game. For $5 more than the standalone cost of Gone Home you'l...   more

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Rumor: inFamous: Second Son bundle leaked

Hours away from the launch of the PlayStation 4, it look like a retail leak has outed Sony's first post-launch bundle. Oh boy! If true, it appears that Infamous: Second Son will have an accompanying system bundle. While Sucke...   more

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Data files hint at Call of Duty: Ghosts weapon DLC

Charlie Intel, courtesy of user @syncohboyy, recently got its hands on what look to be data files for weapon DLC in Call of Duty: Ghosts. The files plainly state "dlcweapon" with a number designation following each, as well a...   more

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SoulCalibur: Lost Swords is Namco's next F2P game

I love the SoulCalibur series, and I love what free-to-play games can offer, but a match made in heaven, these two are not. SoulCalibur: Lost Swords, is a free-to-play game similar to what we saw in Namco Bandai's last F2P e...   more

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Music Unlimited on PS4 can stream while playing games

In case you ever wanted to tune out a game's audio in favor of your own, PlayStation 4 has got you covered. Sony has confirmed at its New York review event that the Music Unlimited service can play even while a game is runnin...   more

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