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Battlefield 1 PC requirements revealed, GTX 1060 or RX 480 recommended

Battlefield 1 PC requirements revealed, GTX 1060 or RX 480 recommended

We're almost exactly a month out from the release of Battlefield 1, and PC players who didn't participate in the recent multiplayer beta are almost certainly wondering what kind of rig they'll need to run the game. Electronic Arts and DICE have unleashed those details, and unsurprisingly, you'll need a relatively beefy PC to run Battlefield 1 as it is intended.

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Pokemon Company CEO comments on Nintendo NX hybrid rumors

Pokemon Company CEO comments on Nintendo NX hybrid rumors

When you consider that Nintendo owns the Pokemon trademark, it probably won't come as much of a shock to hear Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara say that his company will release Pokemon games for Nintendo's incoming console, currently code-named the Nintendo NX. What may come as a surprise, however, is that Ishihara has commented on what the NX will be when it arrives in what will presumably be March 2017.

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Panasonic reveals lineup of four new LUMIX cameras

Panasonic reveals lineup of four new LUMIX cameras

There have been a whole slew of new cameras and accessories announced at Photokina 2016, and Panasonic is adding to that by announcing four new cameras of its own. These new devices are all part of the LUMIX series of cameras, and range from cameras that are still in development to ones that will be available later this year.

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Olympus reveals OM-D E-M1 Mark II at Photokina 2016

Olympus reveals OM-D E-M1 Mark II at Photokina 2016

Olympus has announced the latest entry in its OM-D series of cameras, today introducing the world to its OM-D E-M1 Mark II at Photokina 2016. While the camera is currently in development, Olympus already has a slew of details to share about the new camera, boasting that it will be a compact system camera that can nonetheless compete with pro-level DSLRs.

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Nikon KeyMission line of action cameras launches in October with three models

Nikon KeyMission line of action cameras launches in October with three models

Nikon is looking to make a splash in the action camera space with its new KeyMission line. Announced today, the line is set to go on sale in October and will feature three different cameras, ranging from options that are good for those who are looking for a more entry-level device to one that's aimed at those who want a fully-featured action camera.

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Pokemon GO Update may add trading, battling, in-game events

Pokemon GO Update may add trading, battling, in-game events

Now that the much talked about buddy system has landed in Pokemon GO, where does the game go from here? We know that Pokemon GO will come to Apple Watch, but that version doesn't seem to be adding any new features to the game itself. Sitting down with Recode's Decode podcast, Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke ran down the list of some of the upcoming features planned for the game.

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Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC gets release date and first gameplay trailer

Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC gets release date and first gameplay trailer

We're closing in on the launch of Star Wars: Battlefront's new Death Star DLC, but up until now, we haven't seen any gameplay footage from it. Electronic Arts and DICE have decided to let us in on a little peek ahead of launch, and this looks like it might be worth the price of admission. Not only are we getting new hero characters Bossk and Chewbacca, but the trailer confirms that the Death Star trench run will feature in the DLC, something many of the Star Wars faithful will likely get excited about.

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Don’t be ridiculous, Sony: PS4 can’t compete with PC

Don’t be ridiculous, Sony: PS4 can’t compete with PC

As many of you will know by now, Sony has announced the PS4 Pro, serving as something of a stop-gap between this generation and the next (if console generations will even continue to be a thing after this one). Sony's 4K and HDR compatible console could be hitting the scene as much as a full year before Microsoft's Project Scorpio hits the scene, giving Sony a significant head start that is so massively important in this console arms race it and Microsoft have found themselves in.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed into 2017

South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed into 2017

We've got some sour news for those who are looking forward to the next South Park game, as Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed. Originally scheduled to launch in December, it now won't see release until 2017. Ubisoft revealed the delay earlier today in short post on its blog.

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Battlefield 1 beta becomes largest EA beta of all time with 13.2m players

Battlefield 1 beta becomes largest EA beta of all time with 13.2m players

If you thought that maybe the market for first person shooters was beginning to narrow, Electronic Arts and DICE would like a word with you. The two companies announced today that its multiplayer beta for Battlefield 1, which ran for a little over a week, has become the largest beta in EA history, attracting a grand total of 13.2 million players.

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Disney’s Moana gets its first official trailer

Disney’s Moana gets its first official trailer

We're just a couple of months out from the release of Disney Animation Studios' next film, Moana, and today the company is giving us an early look at the movie with its first official trailer. So far we've just seen teasers and promo images, so those who are excited about this release will definitely want to check out the trailer, which features the longest look we've had at Moana yet.

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Uber now lets you request rides using Apple Maps and Siri

Uber now lets you request rides using Apple Maps and Siri

It's been a big couple of days for Uber. Yesterday the company announced that it was rolling out a fleet of self-driving vehicles in the Pittsburgh area for testing, and now the app is getting a pretty major upgrade on iOS. A new update to the Uber iOS app is offering up some increased functionality, as users can now use Apple Maps and Siri to hail a ride.

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