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Genji's sword is fearsome in real life, too

As a support main in Overwatch, I know Genji's blade all too well. I'm usually its first target! The folks at Baltimore Knife and Sword have made a real-world counterpart (complete with shurikens!) for this episode of Man at Arms: Reforged...   read

 
 
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A couple of weeks later, I'm torn on the PlayStation 4 Pro

I probably should have waited to buy a PlayStation 4 Pro. After a couple of weeks with Sony's higher-end console, that's the conclusion I've settled on as someone who is quite fond of PlayStation VR but doesn't yet have a 4K TV and likely w...   read

 
 
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Don't miss Nintendo's Cyber Deals on Wii U and 3DS games

The word "cyber" will forever read real weird to me, but deals? I love me some deals. You might've seen that Nintendo is running its digital game sale on the Wii U and 3DS storefronts, but if not (maybe you're taking the ignorance-is-bliss ...   read

 
 
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Forza Horizon 3's first expansion is Blizzard Mountain

Forza Horizon 3 makes for some great escapism, but if you're hoping to forget about winter with the Australia-set racer, you may want to skip the first expansion, Blizzard Mountain, for the time being. That name is not a lie: expect to go u...   read

 
 
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You can play FIFA 17 for free during Thanksgiving weekend

We don't typically do much FIFA talk around these parts, but I know you're out there. I know some of you are into these games! If you've held off on this year's installment but are willing to set aside the time and storage needed to downloa...   read

 
 
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Conan Exiles is taking its snake-punching ways to Xbox One

A week ago, in light of some new screenshots surfacing for Funcom's Conan Exiles, I said I was feeling the sandbox survival game despite my general fatigue with the genre. That's still true today as I watch this trailer informing us of a J...   read

 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is 'done' and nearing release

WayForward is nearing the end of its "very long development cycle" for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, a game that first graced Kickstarter in September 2013, and I think some celebratory hair whips are in order. Shantae is "done" as of this week...   read

 
 
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Sony is bringing some surprises to PlayStation Experience

We told you about everyone who will be at PlayStation Experience 2016, but now we can share a list of everything (well, almost everything) that'll be at the Anaheim convention in early December. Curiously, a few conspicuous "unannounced pan...   read

 
 
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Titanfall 2 is on the right track with its free DLC plan

Respawn Entertainment has a commendable post-release strategy for Titanfall 2, one that will hopefully help grow the player base and keep folks engaged enough to stick around. The short of it is that "anything that has effect on gameplay" w...   read

 
 
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Saints Row IV opens the floodgates for mods

Saints Row IV is a wacky game as is. Each entry in the series pushed the absurdity further, and in this one, you are a gang boss turned democratically-elected President of the United States that fends off aliens using superpowers because wh...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft has enabled more Watch Dogs 2 multiplayer modes

As a follow-up to Ubisoft pulling some of the online functionality in Watch Dogs 2 due to performance issues, the company has issued an update today that fixes and reintroduces online features to the Bay Area mayhem simulator. Through the M...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's rework of Symmetra sounds fantastic

As someone who had a lot of early success with Symmetra in Overwatch but eventually felt forced into taking more generally valued roles like Mercy or Lúcio, I have been eager to hear specifics about Blizzard's promised rework of the...   read

 
 
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The third season of Telltale's The Walking Dead begins December 20

We'll get a taste of season three of Telltale's The Walking Dead before the year is over. This five-episode run is dubbed "A New Frontier" and will first pick up on December 20, a little later than expected, across the studio's usual long ...   read

 
 
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The Monster Hunter movie sounds bananas

Given its past successes, Capcom is understandably interested in pursuing a film adaptation of Monster Hunter, and so is writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race, and the still-ongoing but almost finished Resident ...   read

 
 
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Frieza's forces are coming for Conton City in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Bandai Namco pledged to support Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 with updates and DLC, and today we're getting a glimpse at what those plans will look like in practice. The game's first update is due a month from now, on December 20, and this is wha...   read

 
 
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2K's NBA VR game reminds me of the early Wii days

My experiences with virtual reality have reinforced the idea that these games are (almost always) better in person than they appear in trailers. For the longest time, Rigs: Mechanized Combat League seemed over-the-top cheesy and easy to wr...   read

 
 
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Someone put Doom on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Continuing the time-honored tradition of people putting id Software's demon shooter on anything that'll have it, no matter how impractical, Facebook engineer Adam Bell has gotten the game to run on the MacBook Pro's oft-derided Touch Bar. ...   read

 
 
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Hitman's first season really is worth a look at $30

I know, I know -- you don't have time for more games as it is right now. I feel ya. But I also know that some of you have been patiently waiting for the first season of Hitman to wrap, and it has. Here's a nudge. IO Interactive has slashed ...   read

 
 
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A PS4 port is next for Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls

Spike Chunsoft's third-person adventure spin-off Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is yet another PlayStation Vita game seeking new life with a port to PlayStation 4. If you'd prefer to flee from the Monokuma masses on the l...   read

 
 
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Conan O'Brien does VR

At a recent visit to the YouTube Space in New York, funnyman Conan O'Brien demoed virtual reality games like Tilt Brush, Job Simulator, and The Thrill of the Fight. The results are, well, just look at that image! I certainly laughed. If yo...   read

 
 
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New Game+ will make it to Dishonored 2 next month

Arkane and Bethesda have passed along word that new custom difficulty settings and a New Game+ mode are in the works for Dishonored 2 next month. They'll arrive in an update, with the exact date TBA. Not exactly a lot to go on here, but cle...   read

 
 
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Civilization VI's fall update has a lot of changes

As a novice-at-best Civilization player, I tend not to get these games at launch. I know I'll enjoy them, but the discounts will eventually come and so too will updates and expansions. I'm usually not in a rush! With Civilization VI, though...   read

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront's Rogue One expansion and the VR mission drop on December 6

We're nearing the home stretch for Star Wars Battlefront, a game that is surprisingly still hanging in there (depending on which platform you're on). DICE will release its fourth and final expansion, Rogue One: Scarif, on December 6 for sea...   read

 
 
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This overview video makes the case for Super Mario Maker 3DS

Nintendo is pushing out Super Mario Maker for 3DS right in time for the holidays, and while there's no doubt in my mind that it'll sell well as a portable Mario game, this version leaves a lot to be desired compared to its superior Wii U c...   read

 
 
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Multiplayer in Batman: Arkham Origins will only exist for a couple more weeks

WB is closing down the multiplayer side of Batman: Arkham Origins on December 4, 2016. It's strange to learn that a game had a multiplayer mode by way of an announcement about said mode's fast-approaching closure, but that's exactly the sit...   read

 
 
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