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Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 is now official

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 is now official

If you’re a Five Nights at Freddy’s fan, you’re likely well aware of all the hoopla that happened last week when that blank image — an image of nothing — appeared, hinting (at least many thought) that a new game was going to happen. Such hope was met with good news this evening, with a fourth iteration of the game being made official. There might be a bit of disappointing news wrapped up in it all, however — the game’s name hints that we might have finally reached the end.

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Minecraft for PS4 to get ‘The Simpsons’ skin pack tomorrow

Minecraft for PS4 to get ‘The Simpsons’ skin pack tomorrow

Earlier this year, Minecraft players got a The Simpsons skin pack for Minecraft…if they were using an Xbox, that is. We did a mini review of sorts to give a look at the skin pack, and now those on the PlayStation 4 who have been waiting will also be able to get it. The DLC is set to drop this week, and if all goes as anticipated, we’ll be seeing it hit the PlayStation Store on April 28 (that’s tomorrow).

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Gears of War Remastered inbound for Xbox One

Gears of War Remastered inbound for Xbox One

The launch of a new console generation is usually an opportune time to relaunch well-loved titles, tweaked a bit to the technology of the present age. We've seen that happen with the rather contentious Halo: Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One. And now it seems that Gears of War will be getting that same treatment, but to a lesser degree. Screenshots and whispers of a remastered version of another iconic first person shooter have been going around the net, though many of the missing puzzle pieces have yet to fall into place.

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CoD Black Ops 3: co-op, customizations, swimming, coming 6th November

CoD Black Ops 3: co-op, customizations, swimming, coming 6th November

Game developer Treyarch has removed some of the fog that surrounds Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and suffice it to say, fans will be in for another treat in this installment. Aside from a date to look forward to later this year, the developers behind the popular game line has let out hints of what gamers can expect once the it lands in their hands. With a feature pool that includes local or online co-op campaigns, heavy character customizations, and new movement mechanics, Black Ops 3 is poised to become yet another hit in the long running franchise.

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Nintendo Wii U bundle ‘Splatoon’ arrives May 29

Nintendo Wii U bundle ‘Splatoon’ arrives May 29

Nintendo has announced the upcoming arrival of a Wii U Splatoon bundle, which will bring with it the title alongside Nintendo’s Wii U console. The bundle will be available starting next month from Best Buy, and will involve a Wii U Deluxe console, pre-installed Nintendo Land games, and a code to download Splatoon for free. The game is a family-friendly offering, being an action shooter with ink-spraying, customizable characters, splatting, squid transformations, ink-swimming, and more. It'll be priced at $299.99 USD when it drops.

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Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Storm’ arrives June 2

Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Storm’ arrives June 2

Blizzard has announced that its upcoming Heroes of the Storm game will be launching on June 2, and ahead of that debut will be open beta testing kicking off on May 19. Heroes of the Storm is a free-to-play online game for teams that pulls in “a diverse cast” of the maker’s most iconic characters and pits them together in battle. There are different gameplay modes, customization options, ranked play for skilled players (and options for newbies), and much more.

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Mewtwo glitch hits Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Mewtwo glitch hits Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Earlier this week, emails with codes to download the playable Mewtwo character in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS versions of the title rolled out to qualified gamers (those who had registered both versions of the game during the promotional period). It’s a special perk for those gamers, while the rest of us are forced to wait for the character’s availability until April 28. It looks like we’re not missing out on too much, however, with a new glitch causing gamers grief and prompting a statement from Nintendo.

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Halo: Spartan Strike launches on multiple platforms

Halo: Spartan Strike launches on multiple platforms

Microsoft Studios is once again expanding its Halo franchise beyond genres and beyond platforms. It has just announced the launch of Halo: Spartan Strike, actually its second top-down shooter game that eschews the FPS conventions of the main titles. And also unlike the main titles, which are mostly confined to Xbox consoles, Spartan Strike is available for a whole lot more platforms and devices, including the iPad, the iPhone, Windows 8, Steam, and even Windows Phone. Curiously, there is still no sign of an Android port.

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Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo code emails are rolling out

Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo code emails are rolling out

Today brings good news for those who have both the 3DS and the Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. — the email containing the Mewtwo character DLC codes are rolling out now. This is notable for two reasons: if you don’t qualify, you’ll have to pay for the character; and, secondly, you’ll have to wait until April 28 to get your digital hands on it. Reports of the codes being received by some qualified gamers started popping up this morning, first for those located in Japan, but with those in North America and Europe seeing them soon after.

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Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward gets pretty cinematic trailers

Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward gets pretty cinematic trailers

Final Fantasy fans who have stuck around even up to the MMORPG incarnations of the franchise are in for a treat. Square Enix has revealed not one but two cinematic trailers for Heavensward, the largest update the online game will be getting since A Realm Reborn. Though it's still two months away, that is, if all goes according to schedule, the trailers will definitely serve as tasty appetizers to adventurers in Eorzea who have been left hanging with the events that took place in the last chapter of the game.

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