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littleBits connects Minecraft redstone creations to real world electronics

littleBits connects Minecraft redstone creations to real world electronics

Minecraft's blocky and pixelated world has become the home of many an ingenious digital creations and recreations, like "to scale" model of iconic starships to actually (somewhat) working gigantic smartphones. But for all their awesomeness, they remain within realm of ones and zeroes. That is, until now. A company called littleBits has created the ultimate Minecraft mod. Called bitCraft, this mod and its accompanying physical, real world cloudBit boards and modules make it possible to turn the in-game redstone into catalysts for all kinds of real world hardware mods and inventions.

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Rainbow Six Siege gets Ultra HD DLC for PC in first update

Rainbow Six Siege gets Ultra HD DLC for PC in first update

Yesterday, Ubisoft pushed out an update for newly launched Rainbow Six Siege, bringing it up to version 1.1. This patch is the “first of many,” says Ubisoft, with the changes going live today. The patch covers all the platform, though Ubisoft wants PC users will see an (expected) error message. The update adds new features and improvements while tweaking existing functionality.

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Nintendo: Bayonetta heading to Super Smash Bros soon

Nintendo: Bayonetta heading to Super Smash Bros soon

Nintendo has announced that Super Smash Bros. will soon be getting a new character: Bayonetta. The announcement was made today in a video showcasing the character’s arrival, as well as ample gameplay and details about her various fighting abilities. The witch brings with her a bunch of guns, limbs of demons, and a couple dashing outfits. Her arrival comes after being the top voted character on the Super Smash Bros ballot.

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Report: Hideo Kojima forming new studio with Sony

Report: Hideo Kojima forming new studio with Sony

Hideo Kojima, the creator behind well-known video games and the source of speculation throughout the year, has reportedly officially left Konami and is forming a new game studio with Sony Computer Entertainment. Kojima left Konami on December 15, according to a new report; rumors that he was leaving the company surfaced back in October, though Konami had denied the speculation and claimed Kojima was still employed.

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Fable Legends beta delayed until Spring 2016

Fable Legends beta delayed until Spring 2016

Developer Lionhead Studios has announced the Fable Legends open beta, which was scheduled to launch for the holidays, has been delayed until Spring 2016. The game has already been under a closed beta, which will open to another 100,000 gamers in the coming weeks. Based on feedback and the belief that Lionhead can “make it even better,” the developer has decided to extend the length of the closed beta, pushing the open beta back a few months.

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OnePlus and AirConsole deal brings exclusive games

OnePlus and AirConsole deal brings exclusive games

OnePlus has announced a new deal with AirConsole that brings exclusive mobile games to those with a OnePlus handset. Under this new partnership, OnePlus owners will get early access to AirConsole’s new upcoming mobile games through the latter company’s gaming system. AirConsole's gaming platform works by putting the games in one's browser and using the smartphone as a game controller.

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GTA Online: Executives and Other Criminals trailer teases upcoming launch

GTA Online: Executives and Other Criminals trailer teases upcoming launch

Rockstar Games has a new update in the pipeline for GTA Online, and it’s called Executives and Other Criminals. Joining the release details is a trailer teasing gamers with what they can expect: opulent apartments, flashy cards, fancy clothes, and agreeable company. Sound appealing? That's good, as you'll become one of these exclusive VIP baddies with the means to build your own criminal empire.

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Project Phoenix, $1m Kickstarter game, delayed until 2018

Project Phoenix, $1m Kickstarter game, delayed until 2018

Shipping dates stated on Kickstarter campaigns are more often than not rough estimates for when a product will launch; after all, projects don't always go as planned and sometimes delays arise. Every now and again a product will ship considerably later than estimates -- take Mighty No. 9, for example. Less common, though, and far less acceptable are massive delays, including the one just announced for the game Project Phoenix.

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Behold Facebook’s top and most notable games of 2015

Behold Facebook’s top and most notable games of 2015

Yes, it's that time of year again when people, almost anyone really, become more reflective and think about where the past year has gone. And so, it's also time for the almost never ending lists of the best of the best of 2015. And when it comes to finding out what people think are the best, there is perhaps no better data source than Facebook. So for this year's top games and so called "games of the year", Facebook is releasing its own rather lengthy list, both for games you play on Facebook as well as those you do on your phone.

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How 1,699 Linux games can give Steam OS a boost

How 1,699 Linux games can give Steam OS a boost

As of today, there are 1,699 games on Steam compatible with Linux. That's just one game short of a 1,700 of a significant milestone. But why the obsession with numbers on a platform traditionally associated more with servers and render farms and very rarely modern games? Because Valve has placed all its Steam OS eggs in one Linux basket and the adoption of the operating system in this market will ultimately seal the fate of what is perhaps the company's biggest, not to mention riskiest, business venture.

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PlayStation promo brings year of gaming, WB titles

PlayStation promo brings year of gaming, WB titles

Starting December 8, PlayStation owners will be able to get a year of game streaming at a discounted rate for an entire year. In addition to the promo rate, Sony has also added nine new games from WB to PlayStation Now, expanding its library just in time for all the new subscribers it hopes to get. The new titles include Batman Arkham Asylum, Arkham Origins, F.E.A.R, a couple Harry Potter titles, and more.

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Multi-part FF7 Remake teased, original launches on PS4

Multi-part FF7 Remake teased, original launches on PS4

Last June, Square Enix and Sony made almost every gamer's fantasy come true when the two announced that one of the most beloved Japanese RPG titles in one of the most beloved Japanese RPG franchises will finally be getting a do-over, including a long awaited visual makeover. Now half a year later, the two are once again teasing the crowd with actual in-game footage and gameplay of the Final Fantasy VII remake for the PS4, complete with obligatory eyecandy. That said, some hardcore fans might end up not liking some of the game design directions that the remake is taking the beloved classic.

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