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After six years, Star Trek Online releases its most sought-after starship

Normally, it's not news when Star Trek Online releases a new playable starship. After all, over six years in operation Cryptic's Trek-themed MMO has added hundreds of ships to shoot aliens with. However, this is no normal ship. It's th...   read

 
 
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's microtransactions include in-game currency

While it has already been fairly common knowledge that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Breach mode would contain purchasable Booster Packs, the extent in which microtransactions have permeated throughout the overall game was somewhat of an...   read

 
 
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The mobile version of Lumines launches next month

Lumines has had a storied 12-year history, and after a four-year hiatus since the (good) Vita game, we're getting a new version. Before you get too excited, know that it's another mobile edition (there are at least three ports already, as t...   read

 
 
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The first Dark Souls III DLC sounds disappointing, seems PVP-centric

So uh, according to Hachima, Bandai Namco has announced by way of various Japanese gaming magazines that Dark Souls III's first DLC (of two total) will consist of items and a PVP-exclusive map called "Immortal Competition" that sports a sno...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go draws massive, scary Taiwan crowds

Pokemon Go is still big in Taiwan, and man is it insane. Most of the more popular Go areas around me are ghost towns at this point with just a dedicated few left, but these images verified by the Eastern Broadcasting Company show massive cr...   read

 
 
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The unannounced PS4 Slim now has an in-depth unboxing video

[Update: The video has now been made private. Surely Sony doesn't want its cat out of the bag, and seeing as these aren't out yet then street date has certainly been broken, or these are possibly stolen. Either way, the PS4 Slim is rea...   read

 
 
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Bayonetta gives dance lessons in Smash

YouTuber Master0fHyrule wants to show you what the rest of the Super Smash Bros. roster would look like if they learned how to dance like Bayonetta. The results range from silly to disturbing. The video shows most of the game's c...   read

 
 
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[Updated video] The PS4 Slim is definitely definitely definitely real

[Update 2: Here's a new mirror of the pulled Eurogamer video.] [Update: The original video just got pulled. We're looking for a mirror. In the meantime, you'll have to take us at our word that it was a PS4 Slim booting up.] Sony doesn...   read

 
 
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I need these Xbox Onesies right now

Apparently, Xbox Australia unveiled the Xbox Onesie today, and I need one of each color right this instant. They look comfortable as fuck, and somehow fashionable. Microsoft is foolish if it doesn't sell these. I'd be willing to pay $50-60,...   read

 
 
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Review: Alone With You

A lot of debate sparks over what constitutes a “game.” Many people aren’t keen on things like walking simulators because they bear little resemblance to more classic experiences. Some people love them for their ability to ...   read

 
 
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Disgaea 2 is coming to Steam, but not until January

Typically, when I hear that an older game is being ported over to PC, I expect to see it pop up on Steam in the near future. A few weeks. Maybe a month. Hell, sometimes they're even stealth-released! The newly-announced port of Disgaea 2, t...   read

 
 
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This is the new PlayStation 4 controller

[Update 2: The video is now private. Surely Sony doesn't want its cat out of the bag, and seeing as these aren't out yet then street date has certainly been broken, or these products are possibly stolen. Either way, the PS4 Slim is re...   read

 
 
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Destiny: Rise of Iron's raid won't be as technical as King's Fall

Destiny players have gone through three raids now. Crota's End is generally considered the weakest, but there's ongoing debate about which is better between the first raid, Vault of Glass, and the most recent one, King's Fall. One thing the...   read

 
 
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New Square Enix promotion offers buy one, get one on Xbox games

For the next week, purchasing a Square Enix game on Xbox One will net you a freebie. It's probably not going to be the kind of bonus that tilts the scales on you buying game. Rather, it's the sort of bonus that you get and say "Oh, I should...   read

 
 
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Dark Horse to publish new Zelda art book

[Header image by Jessica Smith] A new Legend of Zelda art book is coming from Dark Horse Comics, the company behind the Hyrule Historia compendium. Since that was released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the series, I guess this...   read

 
 
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I missed the first game, but Oceanhorn 2 has my attention

Cornfox & Bros. is turning its Oceanhorn action-adventure property into a series. The sequel, Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, "will be built upon the same elements that were the heart and soul of the first Oceanhorn game: expl...   read

 
 
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Here's when you can start playing Mankind Divided

The official Deus Ex Twitter account has posted the times that you'll be able to unlock your pre-load for Mankind Divided. It sucks to be in Europe (the game is basically launching a day later). After waiting through the long download...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes home award for best of gamescom

Well, this sounds familiar. Nintendo is racking up the pre-release accolades for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It had already won Best of Show at E3 from the Game Critics Awards (and Destructoid's Game of the Show, too). It has some new hardwa...   read

 
 
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25% off PlayStation Plus at Groupon before the price hike

Update: Groupon is now out of stock! Bummer. We will keep a lookout for other PS Plus deals. Current next "best" is $48.50 from eBay deals. Not much of a discount - yet. Tucked away in its late-July post, Sony made an unpleasant announcemen...   read

 
 
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Here's how you can make some Fallout 4 weapons for yourself

We've written before about the YouTube show Man at Arms, which shows modern day blacksmiths creating real world versions of weapons from popular culture. The show reminds me quite a bit of Mythbusters since they always test w...   read

 
 
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Allison Road may still see the light of day

It's still unclear what exactly went down with Allison Road. The P.T.-inspired horror adventure game went from seeking Kickstarter funding to having a publisher in Team17, and just as things were looking their most hopeful, the project was ...   read

 
 
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Maid cafes CONFIRMED for Persona 5

One of my favorite things about playing RPGs set in Japan (before I was able to visit for myself last year for the first time!) is wandering the streets and learning new customs. The Yakuza series (minus the egregious cuts for 3) was r...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Plus price to increase in September

Sony stealthily announced that the membership price for PlayStation Plus will be increasing towards the end of September. Instead of making a formal disclosure, it opted to update the PlayStation blog post for Plus' August game line-up with...   read

 
 
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What did you think of the Titanfall 2 beta?

Last night, the first open beta for Titanfall 2 (on consoles at least) concluded. I was actually kind of sad because I had just started enjoying myself, particularly with a few major design shifts and improvements that were made on the...   read

 
 
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King of Fighters XIV will get PS3 controller support with a day one patch

King of Fighters fans won't be left wanting for updates for XIV when it drops this week, as SNK has a day one patch already planned. Lead designer Hidetoshi Ishizawa has confirmed that not only will some characters be tweaked for ...   read

 
 
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