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How to make a living the honest way in No Man's Sky

Your interactions with No Man's Sky's extraterrestrials can be aggressive (B-E Aggressive!), but they don't have to be. There are more diplomatic space ways of conducting your space business. Consider, if you will, trading as a means ...   read

 
 
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It's time to give Starbound another look

This is not the same Starbound I remember playing two-plus years ago. Not even close! As of today, Chucklefish's extraterrestrial sandbox adventure game is no longer on Steam Early Access because, well, it's finished. The full release vers...   read

 
 
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Friday Night Fights - Maps are fun

I've been really fascinated by maps recently. Not sure what it is, but the shapes and curves really attract me. I get all excited looking at them, and I feel they get excited being looked at. It's fucking weird. Not quite sure what has come...   read

 
 
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Sonic The Hedgehog 4, six others come to Xbox One via backward compatibility

So this is the part where I say "eight games" have hit the Xbox One by way of Xbox 360 backward compatibility, and you respond "Silly Mr. Peanutbutter! Sonic 4 is one game!" Well, we're both right. Indeed, Sonic 4 was split i...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go update to provide players with some goddamn common sense (Fauxclusive)

Following a seemingly endless supply of stories about Pokémon Go players hurting themselves, getting into accidents, and wandering into places they shouldn't be, developer Niantic announced today an update for the popular app that wi...   read

 
 
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The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare pre-order bonus is a Terminal remake

I like Nuketown well enough, but if it was going to be yet another pre-order bonus outside of Treyarch's line of Call of Duty games somehow, I'd be pretty pissed. Nope, it's a Terminal remake from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 --...   read

 
 
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At this point, the reaction to Metroid Prime: Federation Force seems split

Let's check in with the E3 2015 trailer for Metroid Prime: Federati.....whoa! It's 10,000+ likes to 88,000+ dislikes. That's right, people hated it. But wait, there's more. It's been over a year now, and some of you out there have came arou...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

Niantic wants you to stop asking for new Pokemon Go stops and Gyms

Several days ago, Niantic asked you to report new locations for PokéStops and gyms, in case your area didn't have them already. Well, stop that!In a new help section that has popped up on its website (coinciding with the Japanese lau...   read

 
 
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Details for Telltale's Walking Dead Season 3 come out of Comic Con

Recently we learned a wee little bit about Telltale's Walking Dead Season 3, but it was mostly a confirmation that it was still happening, and still featured Clementine. Now, by way of information that the publisher released at San Diego Co...   read

 
 
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Blizzard kicks off Warcraft animated short series with Gul'dan

Gul'dan, a name pretty much everyone knows by now because of his appearance in the recent Warcraft film as well as Heroes of the Storm, now has his own animated short. Blizzard is crafting a new series called "Harbingers," which s...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is out in Japan, God save us all

So uh....a short while ago Niantic noted that it "wouldn't launch Pokémon Go" in a ton of regions (including Japan) until it got a handle on the servers. So of course the game was released in Japan last night. As was previously sugge...   read

 
 
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Baby-making RPG Conception II coming to Steam next month

It feels like forever ago, but Conception II only came out in 2014 on the 3DS and Vita -- and even then we kind of knew the latter's days were numbered. If you didn't grab it then though no biggie, because Spike Chunsoft is bringing it to S...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go datamined, and where are the legendaries?

If you've been playing Pokémon Go all day and night, you may have noticed a few creatures that are impossible to find -- Mew, Mewtwo, Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno, and....Ditto? Any information about them is pure speculation, with ...   read

 
 
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Best Buy 'Black Friday in July' video game sales roundup

Like last year, Best Buy is taking the Christmas-in-July idea to a new level with its next big sale. Tomorrow marks the retailer's Black Friday in July sale and just like the real Black Friday, most of the deals have already started up the ...   read

 
 
Overwatch
With the PC patch already taken care of, Blizzard has now added Ana, Overwatch's new sniping support character, to the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (though not without some bugs). The full list of changes should look fa...   read

 
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Battleborn Pendles

Battleborn's 27th hero Pendles releases on August 4

It has been almost two months since the release of Alani, the Eldrid healer and 26th Battleborn hero. The small community of people still invested in Gearbox's FPS/MOBA have spent a lot of that time wondering "When are we going to get Pendl...   read

 
 
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Gears 4

Gears of War 4's protagonist is named after Marcus Fenix's BFF

Earlier this year, we were introduced to the lead role in Gears of War 4. This strapping young lad's name is JD Fenix, and he's the son of the star of the original Gears trilogy Marcus Fenix. Steven did an in-depth analysis of what we knew ...   read

 
 
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I love Paper Mario: Color Splash's sense of style

Nintendo has taken the Paper Mario series in a light-adventure direction that, as a fan of the original N64 game and its superb sequel The Thousand-Year Door, I'm not especially enthused about. That said, I have to appreciate the papercraf...   read

 
 
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This Mafia III live action trailer ruins a perfectly good suit

Lincoln Clay doesn't really give a damn if you're a fashionista; he has no problem ruining your threads. A bullet hole and blood all over your snazzy white suit? There's no coming back from that. All the club soda in the world won't make a...   read

 
 
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Evolve's new hunter isn't Zapdos like I thought

When I heard that Electro Griffin is Evolve Stage 2's newest hunter, I immediately assumed it was Pokémon's Zapdos. A griffin is a mythical bird-thing and "electro" obviously means electricity. Neat! I'd take down a monster with Zap...   read

 
 
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Ludens

Kojima Productions' mascot makes for a cool figure

San Diego Comic-Con is this week, and that means lots of toys blowing up my Twitter feed and, if I'm not careful, also my wallet. "Dang, that looks real ni--oh, it's $350. Welp." As far as things I can afford, NECA is reviving one of my chi...   read

 
 
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Here's another look at the Mini NES, this time on a totally 80s laser grid

Nostalgia's a hell of a drug, eh? Nintendo's banking on it this fall when it releases the Mini NES for $60. It doesn't seem like a risky venture, though; it feels like a smart one. This thing will sell like hotcakes. Still not convinced? W...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V

Capcom confirms Juri's coming to Street Fighter V on July 26

We knew the wait wouldn't be long, but now we know that it'll be exactly five more days. Capcom told us earlier this month that Juri would come to Street Fighter V sometime in July; as it turns out, she'll be here next Tuesday. The new...   read

 
 
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Nioh

Nioh sure has some ugly demons

Good news: Team Ninja's Nioh will have another playable demo on PlayStation 4. Bad news: this so-called "beta demo" won't appear until August 23, and like the alpha build before it, we'll only be able to test it out for a limited time. Come...   read

 
 
God Eater Resurrection
It's been quite a long time since Bandai Namco first threw its hat into the monster-hunting ring with God Eater, and since then the landscape has changed. Monster Hunter itself moved to the Nintendo 3DS, a whole new gene...   read
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