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The Overwatch Open is going to be nationally televised

If you want to see some players who actually stay on the payload, there's a mighty fine opportunity coming up in the fall. The best of the best at Overwatch are going to be on national television at the end of September. Eleague and Fa...   read

 
 
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Yeah, you're probably not going to win a free copy of Trials of the Blood Dragon

When Ubisoft announced earlier this month that it was running a skill-based promotion where players could win a copy of Trials of the Blood Dragon, it seemed like a neat idea. Don't get me wrong -- Trials of the Blood Dragon isn't a ve...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4 doesn't have a locked frame rate on PC

While Gears of War 4 is coming to both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, the experiences across the two platforms won't be identical. With the Play Anywhere functionality, players will be able to hop between the two versions freely to make t...   read

 
 
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No Man's Sky
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How to make a living the honest way in No Man's Sky

Your interactions with No Man's Sky's extraterrestrials can be aggressive (B-E Aggressive!), but they don't have to be. There are more diplomatic space ways of conducting your space business. Consider, if you will, trading as a means ...   read

 
 



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Gears 4

Gears of War 4's protagonist is named after Marcus Fenix's BFF

Earlier this year, we were introduced to the lead role in Gears of War 4. This strapping young lad's name is JD Fenix, and he's the son of the star of the original Gears trilogy Marcus Fenix. Steven did an in-depth analysis of what we knew ...   read

 
 
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This Mafia III live action trailer ruins a perfectly good suit

Lincoln Clay doesn't really give a damn if you're a fashionista; he has no problem ruining your threads. A bullet hole and blood all over your snazzy white suit? There's no coming back from that. All the club soda in the world won't make a...   read

 
 
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Evolve's new hunter isn't Zapdos like I thought

When I heard that Electro Griffin is Evolve Stage 2's newest hunter, I immediately assumed it was Pokémon's Zapdos. A griffin is a mythical bird-thing and "electro" obviously means electricity. Neat! I'd take down a monster with Zap...   read

 
 
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Here's another look at the Mini NES, this time on a totally 80s laser grid

Nostalgia's a hell of a drug, eh? Nintendo's banking on it this fall when it releases the Mini NES for $60. It doesn't seem like a risky venture, though; it feels like a smart one. This thing will sell like hotcakes. Still not convinced? W...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V

Capcom confirms Juri's coming to Street Fighter V on July 26

We knew the wait wouldn't be long, but now we know that it'll be exactly five more days. Capcom told us earlier this month that Juri would come to Street Fighter V sometime in July; as it turns out, she'll be here next Tuesday. The new...   read

 
 
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South Park

South Park: The Fractured but Whole's big fancy edition has a Cartman RC car

The kids of South Park don't have a lot of great options for transportation. They can ride the school bus, but that driver's mean as all hell. They could have their parents taxi them around, but that's totally lame. Or, in the case of Cartm...   read

 
 
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Square Enix makes the first episode of Life is Strange permanently free

You won't have to rewind time to make good on this new offer from Square Enix. Starting tomorrow, Life is Strange episode one is free on all platforms, and it looks like it'll stay that way forever. Not a bad deal! The first installme...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft

Vivendi buys even more stake in Ubisoft, says it's not eyeing a takeover

It's a saga that's almost a year old at this point, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Vivendi's on the warpath to buy as much stake in Ubisoft as it possibly can; Ubisoft's just trying to stand its ground. Another chapter to that story...   read

 
 
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Mafia III protagonist's life has been anything but a cakewalk

We know that Mafia III's Lincoln Clay hasn't had it easy. He's a black man in the American south during the 1960s (a struggle that developer Hangar 13 hopes to do justice with its New Bordeaux setting). He's also a Vietnam veteran. Oh yeah...   read

 
 
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Battleborn

Battleborn is insanely cheap in this week's Humble Bundle

Much ado has been made about Battleborn's fledgling player count, a statistic that's especially worrying given that the game launched less than three months ago. That number's bound to increase now, all thanks to a particularly fantastic Hu...   read

 
 
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Rock Band developer Harmonix has two very obvious goals in mind for the release of the Rivals expansion in October. On one hand, it wants to give existing customers something new, a reason to keep playing the game. On the oth...   read
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Rock Band 4
  Watch Video Around the reveal of Rock Band 4 in the spring of 2015, developer Harmonix assured us that Rock Band 4 wouldn't just be the game before Rock Band 5 and Rock Band 6. Instead, Harmonix was taking a more dedicated...   read
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Most every video game goes through some degree of turmoil en route to becoming a finished product. Creative changes, financial woes, conflict with the publisher -- these are all examples of common issues that might cause stra...   read

 
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Xbox at gamescom

Xbox's plans for gamescom don't include a press conference

In recent years, Microsoft has treated gamescom kind of like a second part to E3. Xbox would hold a press conference at the beginning of the week to announce new games and to give better looks at titles that hadn't yet come out. It very muc...   read

 
 
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Curious about the new Overwatch hero? Watch her in action now

Blizzard formally revealed Ana, Overwatch's newest hero this morning, and that stirred up plenty of curiosity about how she actually plays. We know the basics of her abilities and whatnot, but people want to know more specifics. Fortunatel...   read

 
 
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NHL 17 shows off the new ways to keep pucks out of your net

NHL 17, like all annualized sports games, is committed to a steady stream of gameplay improvements each and every year. I had a chance to see that first-hand at E3 last month, where I wrote about some of the more important changes; this ne...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's new hero has been revealed

After teasing her imminent arrival for a week or so, Blizzard has lifted the veil on who Overwatch's 22nd hero is. And, she's exactly as we expected. Mostly. Her name is Ana Amari and she's a sniping support character. The video below goes...   read

 
 
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Amazon Prime Day

Amazon has more than 6,000 video game items on sale for Prime Day

I don't think I've ever been so conflicted when writing about an Amazon games sale. Like, more than 6,000 things are on sale. That seems like something you'd want to know about, right? At the same time, the sheer scope of this event makes i...   read

 
 
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Evolve

People are actually playing Evolve again

Evolve, a game that was left for dead by all accounts, has had new life breathed into it. Servers are no longer ghost towns, as players are playing again. Like, a respectable number of people. It's amazing what making your game completely f...   read

 
 


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Overwatch

Overwatch's new hero will be revealed at or before San Diego Comic-Con

We had an inkling that we'd soon find out who's the newest Overwatch hero. Most recently, that has been based on a pretty blatant tease by Blizzard. These sorts of things generally aren't hinted at so strongly unless something big is i...   read

 
 
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  Watch Video At a cursory glance, Vampyr, developer Dontnod Entertainment's third game, could not be any more different from Life is Strange. One's an action role-playing game set in early 1900s London; the other is an exploration- and na...   read

 
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