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GOG kickstarts Big Fall Sale with free Mount & Blade

GOG kickstarts Big Fall Sale with free Mount & Blade

Yep, it's that time of year again when game publishers and distributors will all be vying for your hard earned money (or that of your parents). Kicking off the season is GOG, who no longer just offers "old games". For the next couple of days all the way up to November 25, the digital game distributor known and loved for its DRM-free copies will be filling your screens with loads of deals every hour and every day. Starting with a free copy of Mount & Blade in the first 48 hours of the campaign.

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ASUS ROG Gladius mouse: Omron switches, detachable cable

ASUS ROG Gladius mouse: Omron switches, detachable cable

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has introduced another gaming mouse: the Gladius. Designed for right-handed gamers and "ideal" for FPS sessions, the Gladius brings with it Omron switches as well as the ability to upgrade to different switches if preferred. Both the right and left mouse buttons are separate from each other, and both are rated for 20 million clicks, meaning you won't be wearing the Gladius out any time soon. This is joined by a detachable cable in micro USB form and a special coating ASUS says keeps issues with sweat to a minimum.

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Assassin’s Creed Phantom Blade replica transformed into real weapon

Assassin’s Creed Phantom Blade replica transformed into real weapon

We've seen a lot of interesting fictional weapons come to life, such as the Katana Lightsaber and the more recent Final Fantasy Gunblade replica forged from steel. Both were created by the industrious folks at Man at Arms, who have published the video of their most recent project: transforming a replica Phantom Blade from Assassin's Creed Unity into a real, functional weapon, per the requests of many. As always, we have a video of it in action for you after the jump.

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Playstation 1 games arrive on Android Wear

Playstation 1 games arrive on Android Wear

In the event you have the tiniest thumbs ever or you're especially keen to play PlayStation 1 games on your wrist, one industrious individual has shown it's possible to run PS1 games on Android Wear. He does so using an LG G Watch on which he plays Croc: Legend of the Gobbos. The game runs without a hitch, save for the troubles that come with touchscreen controls on a tiny wearable display, showing an impressive quality using the ePSXe PlayStation emulator.

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Bungie executive swatted by unknown prankster

Bungie executive swatted by unknown prankster

The phenomenon of "swatting" -- calling in a fake threat to get a SWAT team sent to someone's home -- is both illegal and potentially dangerous. That hasn't stopped the "prank" from taking place in growing numbers, however, and newest to the list of victims is an unnamed Bungie executive. Law enforcement descended upon his Washington home in the wee morning hours yesterday following a call that was believed to come from the home making big claims: a family held hostage, bombs, and guns.

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Xbox One price gets the holiday ax, bundles available too

Xbox One price gets the holiday ax, bundles available too

As mentioned last week, Microsoft is cutting down the price for the Xbox One, albeit temporarily only. The $50 discount, which brings the Kinect-less package down to $349 at the lowest, will be available across all units and bundles. The official statement is that this is to match the upcoming holiday season and to save gamers from grueling long Black Friday lines by buying their packages early. We'll give them the benefit of the doubt that this isn't about the Xbox One's sales trailing behind its PS4 rival.

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Internet Arcade puts 900 old-school games in your browser

Internet Arcade puts 900 old-school games in your browser

Let's say you're a gamer who's trying to dig deeper into gaming culture's roots. You've heard about these titles that have broken records, expectations, paradigms, and genres. Or maybe you're just really curious how those games of the past played out. Suffice it to say, you'd be out of luck if you wanted to go beyond a simple book or video hearsay. That is, until now. Thanks to the Internet Archive, you can now test, play, and maybe even enjoy a shockingly huge library of 900 arcade games right in your web browser.

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Sony promises VR will be showcased at PlayStation Experience

Sony promises VR will be showcased at PlayStation Experience

In case you missed it, Sony has a big community event planned for its gamers this coming December. The company has been teasing this event in bits and pieces, dangling precious few details amidst big promises that things will be spectacular. We recently found out about ticket availability and pricing, and now that sales have started, Sony has again taken to its blog with some promises. Among the tech and events attendees can expect to see at the PlayStation Experience, as it's called, is the company's virtual reality technology.

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Angry Birds Transformers arrives for mobile gamers

Angry Birds Transformers arrives for mobile gamers

Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, revealed this past summer that a new blockbuster would be assimilated into the game's bird-flinging world: Transformers. The thing is, you won't be flinging angry birds in this version of the series -- you'll be running on mechanical legs and using your robot arms to bring all sorts of blasting chaos instead. Such is the magic of the transforming suits and angry birds, which hold firm in their one and true mission in life: to destroy their enemies.

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Walmart starts selling used video games

Walmart starts selling used video games

For many, trading in a used game means making a pit stop at GameStop, something Walmart challenged earlier this year with a used game trade-in program kicked off in March. Under that, gamers could trade in their old unwanted video games in exchange for store credit, putting pressure on others in the used game market and leading up to what the company started today: the sale of used games. Joining this a special announcement about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

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