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Microsoft adds Bitcoin option for Xbox and mobile content

Microsoft adds Bitcoin option for Xbox and mobile content

The number of places where you can buy things with Bitcoin just got a bit bigger. Microsoft has announced that its customers can now use the cryptocurrency to pay for Xbox services and mobile content, doing so by first using the currency to add funds to a Microsoft account. Microsoft isn't the first well known company to add support for Bitcoin payments. In July, Dell announced that it would start accepting Bitcoin payments in partnership with Coinbase, and other companies like Overstock have also begun accepting the digital money.

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Sony’s PlayStation Experience: here’s what you missed

Sony’s PlayStation Experience: here’s what you missed

Sony just finished its standalone PlayStation Experience media event in Las Vegas this weekend, and it unloaded a ton of teasers on gamers. Not all of them good, unfortunately. But if you weren't keeping tabs on the press conference, you need not fret as there is plenty of time to catch up before the games hit stores next year. As to what those games are, it's a wide collection of sequels to iconic titles like Street Fighter and Yakuza, as well as a bunch of new inventions from indie developers.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin arrives April 7

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin arrives April 7

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be arriving on April 7 for a wide array of consoles and the PC. Both Namco Bandai and From Software made the announcement today, and with the game will come both enhancements and Dark Souls II's three DLC packs. The game will be available for the latest-generation consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), as well as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. We've got a trailer of the game, as well as all the details, after the jump.

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Counter-Strike pro players banned for cheating

Counter-Strike pro players banned for cheating

The world of professional gaming is in a bit of an upheaval, with multiple professional Counter-Strike players finding themselves banned after being discovered cheating. The spat is said to have started when the E-Sports Entertainment Association's tools banned Simon "smn" Beck for cheating. This caught the attention of Valve, which then received details from the ESEA and used that to upgrade its own anti-cheat tools. That, then, resulted in multiple players being caught, including professionals players.

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Grand Theft Auto V Update fixes transfer issue for PS4

Grand Theft Auto V Update fixes transfer issue for PS4

In recent times some Grand Theft Auto V gamers on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have had trouble transferring over Online characters -- if they hadn't played since 2013, that is. Trying to play GTA Online with the Xbox 360 or PS3, then, resulted in a notice that Rockstar's service weren't available. Rockstar Games had responded to the concerns, saying that it was looking into the issue and would have more to say later on. That spawned a series of new updates today, ultimately leading to the now-available patch for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles specifically.

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Sweden mulls over gender equality labels for video games

Sweden mulls over gender equality labels for video games

The Swedish agency Vinnova has given a gaming industry trade organization a grant to pursue a new project looking into whether video games in the nation should be labelled according to gender equality themes. The news comes from The Local, which reports that the project is inspired by the Bechdel Test, and that under it the association -- Dataspelsbranchen -- will work alongside multiple game developers to evaluate the issue. The project specifically aims to evaluate how women are portrayed in games and other gender-related issues.

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Super Smash Bros. ported to a TI-83 calculator

Super Smash Bros. ported to a TI-83 calculator

With the weekend officially upon us, you might be looking for something interesting to take up your time, maybe a little DIY tinkering to fill the hours. If you have an old TI-83 calculator lying around, Omnimaga user Hayleia has a project that might fit the bill: a Super Smash Bros. port for the calculator of seemingly endless possibilities. The project has been on-going since this past August, and has carried on nicely over the last few months, leaving in its wake a download you can grab now and enough instructions to get you started.

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Tales from the Borderlands’ first gameplay trailer goes live

Tales from the Borderlands’ first gameplay trailer goes live

Telltale Games has put its Tales from the Borderlands gameplay trailer up on YouTube, giving a long-awaited first look at the gameplay and the dangerous-as-always world in which it takes place. Tales from the Borderlands was announced back in December 2013, and is a five-part episodic game series set after Borderlands 2, as explained in the video (available after the jump). The game is set on Pandora, and follows two characters as they go gallivanting around in a "quest for greatness".

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PS Now roster expands with Mass Effect 2, Mirror’s Edge

PS Now roster expands with Mass Effect 2, Mirror’s Edge

Sony has just made an announcement that will give its gamers a lot more to chew on this coming holiday/gaming season. EA Games has just joined the somewhat still exclusive club of PlayStation Now streaming and as part of that new found friendship, it is making five popular titles for gamers to choose from. All five will be available starting December 2 on all consoles and markets supported by PS Now, for as little as a dollar a day for a whole week.

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