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Mod lets you play Fallout 4 as Dogmeat

Mod lets you play Fallout 4 as Dogmeat

I am a huge fan of Fallout 4, but the companions in the game leave a lot to be desired in my book. I find most of them to be more of a hindrance than a help, they always block doors or walk into my line of fire like morons. I've played mostly with Paladin Danse since he can actually fight if you need to. The problem is he isn't very stealthy leaving you basically unable to sneak up on people, especially if your power armor has the stealth boy mod. A new mod for the game has been unveiled, and it lets you play the game as one of the companions, specifically the cute and ferocious Dogmeat.

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Popular NES “shooter” Duck Hunt gets an unofficial VR remix

Popular NES “shooter” Duck Hunt gets an unofficial VR remix

Back in the days of the NES (Famicom in other parts of the world), there were already shooting games. But not quite like the FPS titles of today. With the limitations of technology back then, most of those games were limited to billboard and arcade types of gameplay. But at least they had a (light) gun! One of the most popular to hit the cartridges was Duck Hunt. With the new dawn of virtual reality, it just seemed fitting to give an homage to the title, which is exactly what New Jersey Institute of Techonology student Joseph Delgado did.

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Minecraft Overworld updates to give more ways to make machines

Minecraft Overworld updates to give more ways to make machines

To say that there has been an explosion of digital creativity ever since Minecraft launch would probably be an accurate assessment. Nevermind recreations of locations, both actual and fictional, Minecraft has given imaginative and passionate people the tools to create almost anything inside the pixelated, blocky world, from simplistic computers to gigantic phones that do communicate with the real world. Now Microsoft, Minecraft's new curator, is preparing an update that could boost that creativity even further. With the upcoming Overworld patch, players will have more tools at their disposal to invent almost anything.

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‘Carmen Sandiego Returns’ launches on iOS

‘Carmen Sandiego Returns’ launches on iOS

Carmen Sandiego returns for a new generation of children, launching on the platform kids most prefer for gaming. The new title is Carmen Sandiego Returns, and it is now available for iOS. The game brings Carmen Sandiego with a slightly updated appearance, as well as those dastardly Villains’ International League of Evil (VILE) baddies. As with the classic games, which arrived a trio of decades ago, the newest game will teach kids history, geography, and more.

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‘Risk’ board game is getting a big redesign next year

‘Risk’ board game is getting a big redesign next year

The board game Risk, a popular game that has been around for many years and has, at times, undergone facelifts, will soon be reintroduced with a new design. This latest design change brings with it a fairly drastic update, eclipsing the more minor tweaks we’ve seen over the decades, and will include changes to the game tokens and other peripherals. New illustrations, changes to the topography, and more are all inbound.

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Capcom spills details on Street Fighter V beta landing on July 23

Capcom spills details on Street Fighter V beta landing on July 23

Scores of gamers have grown up playing Street Fighter and the next game in the franchise is expected to be a big hit. That game is called Street Fighter V and the first playable beta for the fifth installment in the franchise is expected to land on July 23. Ahead of the launch of that beta, Capcom is offering up some details on what players can expect in the beta when it lands.

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Anki Overdrive gains new play modes

Anki Overdrive gains new play modes

Earlier this year we talked about the cool racing game called Anki Overdrive. This isn't some sort of mobile or console game that you play in the virtual world. Anki Overdrive is a racing game with virtual weapons that has players controlling tiny cars via smartphones on a real track. It’s sort of like the next generation of slot cars.

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Bowling Central update adds Apple Watch as motion controller

Bowling Central update adds Apple Watch as motion controller

Love bowling but hate having to wear those funny shoes? The Wii has been the long-running champ among alternative bowling methods, but those who own an Apple Watch will soon have another option. Rolocule Games has introduced the 2.0 version of its Bowling Central game for Apple users, and with the update comes Apple Watch support, allowing the wearable to be used as a sort of motion-based game controller. Presently Bowling Central has been available for the iPhone and iPad for use with the Apple TV, and is akin to the company’s previous Motion Tennis game.

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Halo 5: Guardians to boast four-player co-op Blue Team mode

Halo 5: Guardians to boast four-player co-op Blue Team mode

One of the most anticipated games of 2015 for the Xbox game system is Halo 5: Guardians. We already know many of the details of the game including the launch date of October 27. Some new details about the game from a major cover story in the magazine Game Informer have surfaced, and fans of Blue Team will be excited to hear this. The game will reportedly feature a four-player co-op mode with Blue Team.

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Facebook Messenger’s first game is called Doodle Draw

Facebook Messenger’s first game is called Doodle Draw

Many Facebook users weren't happy when Facebook took away the integrated chat function of the normal Facebook app and made users download a second app for chat. That app is Facebook Messenger and today Facebook has expanded the available options for fans of Messenger to spend time checking out together. The first true game available for Messenger has launched and it is called Doodle Draw.

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Bloxels lets you build your own video games one block at a time

Bloxels lets you build your own video games one block at a time

Video games on tablets are very popular with just about every age group from grandparents down to kids. One of the most popular games out there is Minecraft because it lets players build anything they want in the digital world with blocks of material. A new game system has debuted that brings that ability to build anything you want to the real world and keeps its digital component as well.

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Microsoft celebrates 25 years of Solitaire with global tournament

Microsoft celebrates 25 years of Solitaire with global  tournament

Microsoft Solitaire first appeared on Windows 25 years ago. In that time, new time-wasting games took over. Solitaire used to be the ultimate way of killing time at work, with Minesweeper coming in at a close second place finish. Nowadays, games like Candy Crush are ubiquitous. Solitaire never had a the kind of social components that makes games so catchy today. That's about to change. To mark the silver anniversary, Microsoft will be hosting a global solitaire tournament in June. Hopefully it will have more than just ranking, and there should be a social element as well, if it wants to regain ground against games from a newer generation.

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