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Facebook launching gaming platform

It seems Facebook is looking to branch out from just FarmVille and various other microtransaction-laden games. According to a post on the Facebook developers blog, the social media giant will be teaming up with Unity to create a PC-bas...   read

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Star Trek Online's expansion launch trailer travels back from next week

I always get a little annoyed whenever a company debuts a "launch trailer" for their game more than 48 hours before the actual launch of a product. I know why they do it (i.e. to drum up hype, prompt some attention/preorders, etc.) but it j...   read

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Devil's Third

Devil's Third multiplayer to go offline at the end of 2016

When Devil's Third launched, practically nobody managed to get their hands on a copy and even fewer critics ended up liking it. Our own Chris Carter gave the game a fairly tepid review, calling the campaign "disappointing" but giving the mu...   read

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State of the Game

The Division is getting 'significant weapon balancing'

Ubisoft is getting serious with Tom Clancy's The Division. A few weeks back the company started banning cheaters on strike one and now there's a new patch planned that will bring, "significant weapon balancing" so that, "players will have t...   read

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Lookin' for Jamaharon

Star Trek Online debuts its Original Series expansion in July

Summer may not be the final frontier, but space sure is, and if Star Trek Online has its way, you'll be able to get all "these are the voyages" up in the 23rd century soon. Cryptic Studios have announced that Agents of Yesterday, the n...   read

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Ubisoft cracks down

The Division will ban cheaters on strike one

Ubisoft's past attempts to get tough on cheaters in The Division have apparently not gone far enough to dissuade cheating. The company is adopting the same policy that Rainbow Six: Siege just enacted: cheaters can now be banned on the first...   read

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Rainbow Six Siege cheaters can now be banned on the first offense

Ooh, an excuse to pull out the old "Halt, criminal scum!" tag. We've been through a lot together. Ubisoft has begun taking a harder stance on cheaters and hackers in its tactical competitive multiplayer shooter Rainbow Six Siege. As it now ...   read

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Neverwinter achieves platform parity by going to PS4

Back when the news broke that Star Trek Online was heading over to both PS4 and Xbox One, a few folks were curious as to the status of Neverwinter, another free-to-play MMO designed by Cryptic Studios that was already present on Xbox O...   read

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Star Trek Online console editions won't have cross-play

Star Trek Online may only have just been announced for its console debut after nearly six years running on PC, but some questions still burn in the minds of veteran PC players wondering what the news might mean for them, and among curious c...   read

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Star Trek Online boldly goes to PS4 and Xbox One

Well, let's file this one under "Things I absolutely didn't see coming," shall we? When the folks at Cryptic began teasing a "big announcement" related to Star Trek Online, I figured it would be more news related to last week's big announce...   read

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Star Trek Online goes old-school with Agents of Yesterday expansion

Most Star Trek fans will know that this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the venerable sci-fi series. Fans of Star Trek Online - all one of me - will also know that developer Cryptic have been playing it close to the vest with regards to...   read

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Grand Theft Auto Online

Get ready for 'massive' updates coming to Grand Theft Auto Online

Brace yourself - there’s a load of “massive, feature-rich” content heading to Grand Theft Auto Online.  In a recent update, Rockstar stated there’s “a lot more to come in 2016” in the &ldqu...   read

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Game domains

Top level .game and .games domains are coming very soon

It's not the sexiest news in our inbox today, but it may be the one that has the most impact for years to come. It was recently announced that the .game domain extension is launching for public purchases on May 17. A similar extension, .gam...   read

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Hitman save issues unfixable due to 'live game' experience

If you’ve had troubles playing with the latest Hitman episode handling your save data, you’re not alone. It can’t be fixed, either. Developer IO Interactive told Eurogamer the issue was as a result of Hitman’s &ldquo...   read

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Nice PDF you got there
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Star Trek Online's new flagship article is a nostalgia trip

We already know that fan-made projects can be really cool, but things can get to another level if a developer also happens to be a fan. That seems to be the case with Star Trek Online and one of the starship designers at Cryptic Studio...   read

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Team Blue/Green won the international Pokemon Splatfest

This past Saturday marked the first of hopefully many international Spaltfest contests in Splatoon, pitting fans of Pokémon Red against those of Pokémon Blue (or Pokémon Green, if you live in Japan). The event may have ...   read

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Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege patch brings custom matches, spectator cam

The latest Rainbow Six Siege patch introduces custom matches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Update 2.1 had already been deployed across PC last week, but an update on the official Ubisoft forum thread now confirms the patch is now live for...   read

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Grand Theft Auto Online

GTA Online is still making shedloads of money

If you thought the hype around Grand Theft Auto V - and specifically, the multiplayer component GTA Online - was over, think again. Addressing an earnings briefing (via Gamespot), CEO of Rockstar’s publisher Take-Two said that even tw...   read

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The Culling is what a Hunger Games game would be like

Developer Xaviant has announced Battle Royale-esque The Culling, a new game wherein 16 players battle to the death in a Hunger Games-like island arena.  Just like Hunger Games, you must scavenge for weapons, food, and resources, and &l...   read

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Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online kicks off its 6th anniversary celebrations

Star Trek Online turns six years old this week, and it's time for developer Cryptic to celebrate the fact as is the custom: By holding its yearly anniversary event. Players that log in between now and February 24th can participate in a...   read

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Mario Maker maintenance

Super Mario Maker is offline until tomorrow

[Update: Nintendo says everything's back to normal. Happy level hunting.] While you can still play and build levels in Super Mario Maker offline, the game's online features are temporarily unavailable while Nintendo fixes a bug in Create mo...   read

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Sign-ups for Mortal Kombat X's enhanced online beta begin Jan. 19

NetherRealm is taking another stab at Mortal Kombat X's online performance. After listening to player feedback, the team is changing the way the game works online, switching from a “dynamic input latency model” to a roll-back sy...   read

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This new The Division trailer looks incredible

After a trailer accidentally went up too early, and then was pulled, and was then mirrored and shared and Streisanded all over the place, Ubisoft has now officially released yesterday’s leaked trailer for The Division. The trailer off...   read

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Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online servers still down on PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 servers for Grand Theft Auto Online has been offline for several hours. Rockstar's status page acknowledges on the official site that the issue persists, but does not give an indication as to why the servers are down...   read

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PSN is down
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Sony is working to bring PlayStation Network back online

Having issues with PlayStation Network today? We're right there with you. Sony has confirmed it's aware of the problems. "We are still working on resolving today's issues with PSN," tweeted SCEA's official support line. "Thanks for your con...   read

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