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Overwatch

Overwatch console update adds Ana, nerfs Torbjorn and Symmetra

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 familiar if you c...   read

 
 
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Furi

Today's Furi patch addresses noisy PS4 fans and bugs

I love and sometimes loathe Furi, the tough twin-stick action/shooter title that released earlier this month from The Game Bakers. Every time I boot up my PlayStation 4, its icon is right there on the home screen, challenging me to get to w...   read

 
 
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Battlefront
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Star Wars Battlefront's much-needed offline multiplayer looks fab

As of early tomorrow morning, Star Wars Battlefront will have something it probably should have had a long time ago but I'm still thankful to see now: offline play with cooperative support. In the new Skirmish mode, you'll be able to play ...   read

 
 
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Battlefront

You can play Star Wars Battlefront multiplayer offline against bots next week

DICE is giving Star Wars Battlefront another shot in the arm with a new way to play the game offline. Beginning July 21, Skirmish mode will let players compete against bots alone (or with a partner in split-screen co-op on consoles) in the ...   read

 
 
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Dangerous Golf
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I need to give Dangerous Golf another look thanks to this update

I was very much on board with the idea of Dangerous Golf and its silly sports-based mayhem, but the experience of actually playing it, as described in Steven's review, was enough to put me off. With today's patch on all platforms, however, ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch

New Overwatch patch brings big Zenyatta, D.Va, and Mercy buffs

As much as the spotlight is on Overwatch's new sniping support character, Ana Amari, today has also brought about a bunch of changes for existing favorites like D.Va, Mercy, and Zenyatta. There's a new update for the game's PC version avail...   read

 
 
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TF2 Competitive update
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Team Fortress 2 adds ranked play in 'Meet Your Match' update

Are you ready to meet your fellow man, rip out his rib cage, and fashion a ladder of bones and viscera out of them to climb to the top ranks mercenary esteem and praise? Well, good news you sociopath, Team Fortress 2's new “Meet Your ...   read

 
 
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Fallout 4

Codsworth can say a bunch of new names in Fallout 4

It's a little thing, but hearing your robot butler Codsworth say your name out loud is one of the great joys of Fallout 4. Bethesda has an update for the game (out now on PC; next week on Xbox One; sometime on PlayStation 4) that, in part, ...   read

 
 
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SFV story mode review

Review: Street Fighter V: A Shadow Falls

I’m sure it’s difficult to write a compelling story mode for a fighting game. First, you start with a cast of disparate oddballs, karate-wizards and leggy Interpol agents, each with odd backstories that you have to find a way to...   read

 
 
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Alienation

Alienation adds four-player local co-op next week

I am so down with Housemarque's twin-stick shooter Alienation, and I bet if you played it, you would be too. The game's lack of local co-op has understandably kept some folks away, but the studio is addressing that omission with an update n...   read

 
 
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Overwatch

Overwatch is rolling out competitive play today on PC, next week on consoles

It has taken Blizzard longer than expected to get Overwatch's competitive mode up, running, and ready, but today's the day -- if you're on PC, that is. The patch enabling competitive play is expected to go live later today, according to the...   read

 
 
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Doom

Doom's next update has a neat feature that's a callback to the original game

Doom did what most people thought was impossible when it captured the essence of the 1993 game and adapted it to 2016 standards. It was an undertaking that seemed preordained to fall flat, but id Software did an incredible job making D...   read

 
 
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Halo 5

Halo 5 is getting Warzone Firefight and a free-play promo next week

Next week is a big one for Halo 5: Guardians, whether you own the game or not. On June 29, 343 Industries is adding Warzone Firefight, a round-based PvE survival mode, as well as Score Attack for the campaign, three maps (Attack on Sanctum,...   read

 
 
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Hotline Miami 2

Hotline Miami 2's level editor is ready at last

The level editor for Hotline Miami 2 is no longer in beta, and to celebrate, I think a Carpenter Brut playlist is in order. If it seems like this rollout has taken its sweet time, I agree -- the game is over a year old and, initially, I tho...   read

 
 
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Overwatch

Blizzard nixes Overwatch's 'Avoid this player' feature

Today on the Overwatch front we learned that, yes, it is possible to be too skilled. Blizzard has issued a patch on PC to disable the "Avoid this player" functionality because it is "not currently performing in a way that [it feels] is heal...   read

 
 
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Steam Controller

The Steam Controller's Activator Update makes it even more customisable

Valve has released a beta build for its newest Steam Controller update, and somehow it’s managed to cram even more customisation options into an already almost overloaded pad. The Activator Update’s patch notes are slightly conf...   read

 
 
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Rocket League
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Rocket League's incoming Neo Tokyo update is the big one

Psyonix is cooking up a substantial update for Rocket League launching June 20, 2016. There's going to be a new(ish) multi-tiered map, Neo Tokyo, which has been streamlined and touched-up from its original appearance as Underpass in the "R...   read

 
 
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Paragon
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Epic is opening up Paragon's beta on August 16

I'm not necessarily looking for another MOBA, but Paragon has made the rounds among enough friends who have had decent things to say about it (even Steven!) that I'll have to give it a look eventually. The game hits open beta for PC and Pla...   read

 
 
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Minecraft

Mojang blows hot 'n' cold with new Minecraft content

Update 1.10, The Frostburn Update, brings new polar and desert regions to Minecraft. As well as the usual smattering of fixes and revisions, an auto-jump option, and a polar bear, we’ll also see an all-new technical block called Struc...   read

 
 
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Xbox One
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Xbox One preview members can chat with Cortana starting this week

This summer's Xbox One update introduces the digital personal assistant Cortana, and for those of you in the Preview program, you'll have the chance to sample the voice-based navigation as early as this week by opting in. Cortana is access...   read

 
 
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Steam Controller

Valve has sold over 500K Steam Controllers

More than half a million Steam Controllers have been sold, according to Valve. The funky, big-eye-looking device has continued to improve since we reviewed it. Here are some of the recent enhancements for further customization and ease of u...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V

Capcom is holding Ibuki back until the end of June

Street Fighter V's next character, Ibuki, was supposed to be out in May. That is no longer the plan due to "unforeseen delays." Why wait so long to inform players? I'm not sure. But Capcom says it will "work to communicate information surro...   read

 
 
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Olly Olly OxenFREE DLC

Oxenfree's getting free DLC, PS4 version out today

Oxenfree is easily one of my favorite games this year (check out my collector's edition cooler in the header), as it feels tailor made for those who love dark '80s adventure flicks, spooky stories, and eerie pop synth. Now the game is ...   read

 
 
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Unreal Tournament
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Unreal Tournament has a new map to try out

After marathoning Doom's pitch-perfect campaign this past weekend and dabbling in its not-half-bad multiplayer, I've been in the mood to revisit a random assortment of first-person shooters. A little Painkiller here, a bit of Unreal Tourn...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee

Playtonic confirms playable Yooka-Laylee demo, but no release date yet

A playable Yooka-Laylee demo will be available to some backers of its Kickstarter campaign. The spoiler-free demo offers a glimpse of the game’s sandbox, platform design to those who have donated at least £20 towards the £...   read

 
 
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Hmmm, novelty DLC costumes that you still have to purchase using in-game

 
Kerrik52

Ever seen a crab defending his hood?(Link to crab battle video

 
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Hack and slash games with anime girls, JRPGs with anime girls, brawlers with anime girls, visual novels with anime we will they make a single player shooter with anime girls (as player characters)?

 
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I read some of the I shouldnt do Its like watching folks punch themselves in the face and then threatening Just try me! Ill do it again! Feeling more confident after each

 
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Holy hell Halo Started downloading at around 3 hours later Im still installation and

 
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Would love it if Gorechosen was a game about basically anything else but Khorne: Space Marine honor duels, Eldar matching skills, Dark Eldar arena games, drunk Guardsmen, sober orks vying for

 
Michformer

As the game that introduced me to Bethesda and rejuvenated my interest in RPGs, Oblivion means an awful lot to me as a Gopher explains in his most recent video the elements that made the fourth Elder Scrolls so engrossing, and I echo his

 
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On a relatively routine trip home, but everything that could go wrong is going Cant decide whether to blame public transport or So Ive settled on the next best thing: I shall blame

 
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Dear Diary, It happened again! I Streetpassed the 2nd other person ever to own Senran Kagura 2 since I got the game some 6 months

 

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