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Xbox Live goes free for the Battlefront II beta this weekend

The open beta for Star Wars Battlefront II is all the rage right now, but some people might not be sure if they want to pay for Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus just to play a beta. I know I wouldn't, but I also have PC as an option. If y...

 
 
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A Spec Ops: The Line sequel ain't happening

Yager's 2012 magnum opus Spec Ops: The Line has won much critical and public acclaim for its miserable but thought-provoking campaign, a take on the grim Congo tale Heart of Darkness. But, despite its status as a remarkable endeavor, it's h...

 
 
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It's the perfect time to start fresh in Dark Souls

For way too long now I've been telling myself I'm overdue for a fresh run through Bloodborne, but it looks like I'll need to postpone those plans yet again. The Dark Souls reddit community is starting its three-week "Return to Lordran" even...

 
 
 
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Gone Home headlines October's Xbox Games with Gold

Strolls, not spooks, are the theme for October's Games with Gold on Xbox. Halloween would be the easy and obvious route, but next month's freebies for Xbox Live Gold subscribers mostly ignore that. Well, big deserted houses can be kind of ...

 
 
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The Navy is using Xbox controllers to make life easier

In some rather bizarre news, the Navy will be adding Xbox 360 controllers to Virginia-class submarines to make controlling the vessels' periscopes easier.  The Xbox controllers will be replacing a $38,000 joystick system designed by Lo...

 
 
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Halo 3 is 10 years old today, and I'm still in love with it

On September 25, 2007, the final installment of the Halo trilogy was unleashed upon gamers the world over. It was a gargantuan financial success; Halo 3 became the biggest entertainment launch in history, with over $170 million in sales wit...

 
 
 
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Four Halo games are backward compatible on Xbox One

A slew of Halo games for Xbox 360 are now playable on Xbox One through backward compatibility, and if you don't own or don't care to mess with The Master Chief Collection, that's darn good news. The timing here works out rather well. I've ...

 
 
 
 
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Get ready for Forza 7 with September's Games with Gold

In the lead-up to October's launch of Forza 7, Microsoft will be giving out Forza 5 on Games with Gold next month. Alongside their flagship racing series comes Oxenfree on Xbox One, while 360 gamers will get Hydro Thunder Hurricane and Batt...

 
 
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Brink has gone free-to-play on PC after six years

We occasionally see multiplayer-focused games go free-to-play when they underperform. Evolve and Battleborn are two recent examples; publisher 2K Games eventually made them free when it was clear that residual sales had dried up, ...

 
 
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Battlefield: Bad Company now playable on Xbox One

It feels like Battlefield: Bad Company came out forever ago, and with no continuation of the spin-off series in sight, it's always nice when its name pops up in the news. As of today, the Xbox 360 version is now playable on Xbox One through...

 
 
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BioWare has plans for eventual Dragon Age sequels

Depending on who you ask, Dragon Age is either one of the best RPG franchises to come out of BioWare in a long time or a lot of failed potential from a once great company. While I never personally cared for the series, I do admire how the P...

 
 
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Rock Band Blitz will be playing its final concert soon

On (or before) August 28, Rock Band Blitz will be leaving digital marketplaces for good Harmonix announced today. While not specifically mentioned, this is probably due to music licenses expiring. Blitz launched five years ago and record co...

 
 
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Bayonetta headlines August's Games with Gold selection

For a couple of months now, the selection of Games with Gold titles hasn't been too hot. Microsoft had continuously outdone Sony's choices on PS Plus for awhile, but then Sony seemed to pick things up and provide something other than obscur...

 
 
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Why the hell haven't you played Afro Samurai?

Every time I see a discussion of underappreciated or underrated games, it's always the same ole usual suspects: Spec Ops: The Line, Binary Domain, Ninja Blade, Deadly Premonition, and so on. Whenever I bring up Afro Samurai there's nev...

 
 
 
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Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD is being removed from Steam

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is a pretty bad homage to the classic PlayStation Neversoft series. It combined the original Pro Skater with its sequel and eventually got some maps from Pro Skater 3 as downloadable content. Honestly, this is...

 
 
 
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The Xbox 360's original code name was a nod to The Matrix

Microsoft's home consoles represent a blind spot in my video game knowledge. For one reason or another, I've never owned one. But even though an Xbox has never graced my television screen, I've still spent countless hours playing 360 games ...

 
 
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Brotherly Love

[Dere proves once and for all that children are terrible and the only good taste in the world comes from adults. ~Strider] These past couple months, between the craziness that is work and the craziness that is my home life, I've had some ti...

 
 
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Xbox's big summer sale is live

There's an ice cream truck that sometimes drives through my neighborhood during the summer. I rarely see it but I always know it's there because it's blaring that generic-yet-incredibly-specific Ice Cream Truck Music. Even though it comes b...

 
 
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Xbox is gearing up for another Ultimate Game Sale

Like most platform-holders, Xbox is throwing a massive sale during the dog days of summer. Why wouldn't it? It's the perfect time of year when the seasonal lull leaves people bored enough to pick up some new games if the prices are right. ...

 
 




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Spiders For Sale

I didnt like Majoras Too linear, too many obnoxious mini games, the 3-day cycle just became an inconvenience after a The original LoZ is still the Going to try Adventure of Link and Links Awakening in the near

 
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Bush Dog

Honestly, I doesnt understand a single line but wth I really love the

 
Lawman

I thought Id seen absurd prices in video games Shroud of the Avatar has no, thats not in-game currency they want you to spend, but real My head hurts

 
Marcel Hoang

Tonight’s my last night with the beta, so I’m going to try to solo the monsters you’re not intended to hunt, Jyuratodus and I already failed to hunt Rathalos once but maybe now that I know how to track him with

 
jak2364

Sword Coast Legends is on sale on Steam before its for the deluxe edition, so if thats something any of you have been meaning to get, nows your last Im thinking about getting it, but I remember hearing it was pretty mediocre?

 
lokhe

What with the Bayonetta triple announcement on Switch, is it too much to hope for a Metroid Prime Trilogy announcement too? Build some hype for Prime 4? :)

 
Electric Reaper

Alice 3 I dont know what I did, but the program glitched out and starting displaying random fragments of itself in its own

 
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