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No Man's Sky's day one patch almost sounds like a new game

These days it's not uncommon for a big game to have a day one patch that irons out some odd bugs or even activates a feature or two, but it's still a rare thing to have a doozy like the one planned for No Man's Sky's opening day.  In a...   read

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Galak-Z gets The Void and Arcade Mode on PS4

Galak-Z on PlayStation 4 is catching up with its PC counterpart. As of this week in North America (Europe will have to wait for certification to wrap up), 17-Bit's space-combat title now has The Void, a high-score-chasing survival mode tha...   read

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Evolve now lets you take characters for a test run before buying them

Evolve has seen something of a resurgence in its player base ever since going free-to-play last month. As such, it has put some pep in developer Turtle Rock's step, as now there are all sorts of new hunters, features, and events that ...   read

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Pokemon GO update removes distance tracking, battery saver mode, and nerfs moves

A new update for Pokémon Go is out and with it come changes that arguably make the game both better and worse.  Here is the full changelog: Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen Adjusted bat...   read

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Doom has free and paid DLC incoming

After touching up Doom with a photo mode and a "classic" gun placement option, id Software has shifted its attention to multiplayer and SnapMap for the game's second free content update due out tomorrow, July 29. There are two new multipla...   read

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Sign up to get the next PS4 system update early

Sony is working on the next PlayStation 4 system software update, and if you'd like to get in on it early, there's a chance to do so -- sign-ups for the 4.0 beta are over here (European PSN users, click here). It's unclear what the firmware...   read

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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'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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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'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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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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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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