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‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ DLC brings zombies on March 29

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ DLC brings zombies on March 29

Next week, Xbox owners with Rise of the Tomb Raider will get access to the game's next DLC "Cold Darkness Awakened." First came “Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch” and Endurance Mode; this time around, gamers are getting a hoard of zombie Trinity soldiers to battle against, and they're tasked with shutting down the decommissioned base from which the zombies are raised.

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PlayStation VR Launch Bundle pre-orders start today, Core pre-orders March 29

PlayStation VR Launch Bundle pre-orders start today, Core pre-orders March 29

Sony pulled the wraps off its PlayStation VR headset back during GDC and if you have been counting the days until you can get one in your home, good news. Sony has announced that pre-orders for both the PlayStation VR launch Bundle and the PlayStation VR Core will kick off this month. Specifically the PlayStation VR core can be pre-ordered starting March 29 at 7am.

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DOOM: all six multiplayer modes detailed

DOOM: all six multiplayer modes detailed

The new DOOM is arriving on May 13, and it’ll be bringing multiplayer modes with it. Bethesda has detailed all six planned multiplayer mode, and has dropped a trailer that shows a snippet of gameplay. The six multiplayer modes include: Soul Harvest, Freeze Tag, Warpath, Domination, Team Deathmatch, and Clan Area, a mixture of new and classic battles for maximum fun. Check out the video after the jump!

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Microsoft asks if Xbox gamers OK with selling back titles

Microsoft asks if Xbox gamers OK with selling back titles

Before digital copies of video games proliferated, there was a sub-market that thrived in selling second hand, or "slightly used", cartridges and discs for a fraction of the original price. GameStop is just the latest and most legit incarnation, but selling a game you're already done with, or didn't like, wasn't that alien a concept back then. And then Steam and its ilk happened. Doing the same with digital copies has been next to impractical but based on a survey for Xbox gamers, Microsoft might be interested in it.

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Report: ‘PlayStation 4.5’ console in pipeline with 4K, more power

Report: ‘PlayStation 4.5’ console in pipeline with 4K, more power

Sony is quietly working on a PS4 hardware update called the “Playstation 4.5,” according to sources. This updated console will still be a PlayStation 4 in spirit, but will get some hardware upgrades that enable it to play 4K-resolution video games and better handle PlayStation VR, among other things. The PS4.5, as it's being called, will be more competitive with PC hardware when it comes to running VR headsets, as well.

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Xbox One ‘Dusk’ and ‘Copper’ wireless controllers unveiled

Xbox One ‘Dusk’ and ‘Copper’ wireless controllers unveiled

Microsoft has unveiled a couple of new wireless controllers, both with a faded color gradient finish, which is a first among Xbox One wireless controllers. The two controllers are dubbed “Copper Shadow” and “Dusk Shadow,” each hinting at the color of the controller as it fades to black. Colors aside, they come with all the usual Xbox One controller features.

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‘BioShock: The Collection’ rating appears, this time in Taiwan

‘BioShock: The Collection’ rating appears, this time in Taiwan

Another video game rating for BioShock: The Collection has surfaced, this time in Taiwan. The newest document joins a rating recently surfaced in Brazil, where a document was published revealing the bundle’s title, as well as the platforms it will be available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This time around, though, we have a photo of the bundle's cover.

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‘The Division’ made $330m in first week, set new record

‘The Division’ made $330m in first week, set new record

The Division had the biggest first week ever for a new game franchise, Ubisoft has announced. The video game raked in $330 million across the globe during its first five days, beating out Destiny and others to take the new record. As well, this makes The Division Ubisoft’s highest bestselling game ever, something that isn’t surprising considering it has already broken at least one other record.

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MSI Vortex VR-ready mini desktop now available

MSI Vortex VR-ready mini desktop now available

MSI’s mini desktop, the VR-ready Vortex, is now shipping. The miniature tower is about the size of a subwoofer, says MSI, but it packs all the hardware gamers need to get their favorite titles up and running. A mixture of powerful hardware, high-end features, and a specialized cooling system make for a PC that is “minimal in footprint by maximum in performance,” says MSI. Features include support for up to six video outputs and a 360-degree cooling vortex.

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System Shock Remastered gameplay trailer looks nothing like 1994

System Shock Remastered gameplay trailer looks nothing like 1994

Back in the day one of the hottest games out there was the game System Shock. That game debuted in 1994 and was a first-person cyberpunk RPG; it still has legions of fans to this day. Night Dive Studios is a game developer known for buying up the rights to old games and launching them again and it is doing this with System Shock.

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Twitch’s Stream First turns livestream viewers into participants

Twitch’s Stream First turns livestream viewers into participants

Live streaming has become quite the trend these days. While we now stream live events, like sports, concerts, and political debates, the activity really has its roots in gaming. Twitch.tv was at the forefront of that new movement, becoming the de facto place for live streaming games. Now that live streaming is more or less an established activity, it wants to stir things up a bit. It has just revealed its Stream First initiative which not only puts streaming front and center, it also turns it into a collaborative activity.

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Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta starts April 18

Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta starts April 18

The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta will be arriving on April 18, it has been announced. Those who have played the game’s ultimate edition on the Xbox One and Windows 10 will see tokens for beta early access arrive; on April 24, the early access will end and all Xbox Live Gold members (who qualify) will get a beta invite. The multiplayer beta will be available until May 1.

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