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LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: DLC adds Ant-Man, ‘Civil War’ content

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: DLC adds Ant-Man, ‘Civil War’ content

TT Games’ Arthur Parsons, game director, announced today that LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will soon receive a DLC that brings in content from Ant-Man and the upcoming movie Captain America: Civil War. The DLC will be free to gamer owners, but will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 3. The game already includes content related to half a dozen Marvel movies.

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‘Psychonauts’ game arrives on PlayStation 4 this spring

‘Psychonauts’ game arrives on PlayStation 4 this spring

The classic PS2 game Psychonauts will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 this upcoming spring, according to Double Fine Productions’ James Stafford. This launch comes at a time when variations of the game are being produced; a crowdfunding campaign recently sought money to fund Psychonauts 2, for example, and Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin was recently announced as an upcoming PlayStation VR exclusive.

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Playing ‘Bullet Train’ on Oculus Rift (2016): the future of FPS gaming

Playing ‘Bullet Train’ on Oculus Rift (2016): the future of FPS gaming

In addition to taking the easy path up Mount Everest, this week at CES brought the opportunity to play Epic Games’ Bullet Train demo for Oculus Rift. If you were to simply watch the trailer for the game, Bullet Train offers little of interest -- it is, after all, just another game where the player grabs a gun and starts shooting. The hook, though, lies in its' platform: Oculus Rift, the hotly anticipated VR headset now up for pre-order. With the headset on, everything about FPS gaming changes.

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Lenovo Y series accessories target PC gamers

Lenovo Y series accessories target PC gamers

Lenovo has a handful of accessories amidst its new laptops and tablets, and they’re targeted at gamers. The Lenovo Y Gaming Mouse, as the name suggests, is designed for use with video games, as is the new Y Gaming Stereo Headset. For those frequently on the go, Lenovo has also taken the wraps off its new Y Gaming Armored Backpack, a three-compartment bag that can hold your gaming gear and keep it safe, too.

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Final Fantasy IX coming to PC, mobile, FF XV to launch 2016

Final Fantasy IX coming to PC, mobile, FF XV to launch 2016

Square Enix has definitely brought good cheer to its fans on almost all gaming platforms in current use. Not only did it reveal that Final Fantasy IX, a hidden gem in the series, is coming to PC and mobile devices, both iOS and Android, Hajime Tabata, game director of the upcoming Final Fantasy XV game, has publicly committed to a 2016 launch of the title. Of course, it might be too early to celebrate, but at least it gives a sliver of hope to fans on all those gaming devices.

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Lenovo ideapad Y700 Review: a powerful (and heavy) gaming laptop

Lenovo ideapad Y700 Review: a powerful (and heavy) gaming laptop

Lenovo has a new gaming laptop that obviously follows in the footsteps of its Y50 and other past gaming machines, but with updated features and hardware to tackle the industry’s most demanding games. The Lenovo ideapad Y700 gaming laptop features the same red-on-black design and angular mean-looking design elements as the maker's past gaming PCs, not to mention quite a heavy weight. We recently took the Y700 for a spin to see what all it can take; read our full review to see our results!

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‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’: new mode adds starvation

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’: new mode adds starvation

Ahead of the game’s PC version release, Rise of the Tomb Raider has received a new ‘Endurance’ mode that, as the name suggests, tasks the gamer with enduring the hard landscapes of the game. In particular, Endurance makes it possible for Lara Croft to die of starvation or freeze to death if the player isn't careful, adding a whole new element of difficulty to an already excellent title.

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PlayStation Plus will add half a dozen games next Tuesday

PlayStation Plus will add half a dozen games next Tuesday

PlayStation Plus will get half a dozen games next Tuesday, Sony has announced. Among the titles is Grim Fandango Remastered, which has been updated with graphics and gameplay suitable for Sony’s latest game console. The games will all be available starting the first Tuesday of January (that is, next week).

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Microsoft is looking into Xbox One’s ‘Halo: Reach’ issues

Microsoft is looking into Xbox One’s ‘Halo: Reach’ issues

Xbox One owners hoping to rekindle their fondness for Halo: Reach were disappointed to find the game runs very poorly on Microsoft’s latest console. According to reports from owners, the video game — which takes advantage of backwards compatibility — suffers from a very poor frame rate that leaves the game choppy, makes aiming hard, and in some cases has caused claims the game is entirely ‘unplayable.’

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‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ drops for PC next month

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ drops for PC next month

The PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider will be arriving some time next month, a new listing has revealed. The date is in line with Square Enix’s previously stated “early 2016” PC release plans, but the company hasn’t confirmed whether the January release is accurate. A specific launch date hasn’t been revealed. This isn’t the first time the PC version of the game has made an appearance, however.

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Chromecast gets new compatible games for Android and iOS

Chromecast gets new compatible games for Android and iOS

If you have a Chromecast or are giving one to someone for Christmas this year, Google has announced some new compatible games. The games that are now compatible include titles for Android and iOS devices. Newly compatible games include Angry Birds Friends supporting weekly tournaments.

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Bandai Namco brings more God Eater, Tales of, JoJo’s to PS4

Bandai Namco brings more God Eater, Tales of, JoJo’s to PS4

Finally Bandai Namco has taken notice of the west. After bringing the latest "Tales of" title, Tales of Zestiria, to the PlayStation, both PS4 and PS3, and PC via Steam last October, Sony and the game publisher are announcing a handful of new Japanese titles, both RPGs and fighting games, landing on Sony's gaming hardware next year, probably starting summer. These include the brand new Tales of Berseria, two God Eater titles, a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure fighting game, and a PS Vita exclusive Mobile Suit Gundam versus game.

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