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Chromecast gets new compatible games for Android and iOS

Chromecast gets new compatible games for Android and iOS

If you have a Chromecast or are giving one to someone for Christmas this year, Google has announced some new compatible games. The games that are now compatible include titles for Android and iOS devices. Newly compatible games include Angry Birds Friends supporting weekly tournaments.

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Bandai Namco brings more God Eater, Tales of, JoJo’s to PS4

Bandai Namco brings more God Eater, Tales of, JoJo’s to PS4

Finally Bandai Namco has taken notice of the west. After bringing the latest "Tales of" title, Tales of Zestiria, to the PlayStation, both PS4 and PS3, and PC via Steam last October, Sony and the game publisher are announcing a handful of new Japanese titles, both RPGs and fighting games, landing on Sony's gaming hardware next year, probably starting summer. These include the brand new Tales of Berseria, two God Eater titles, a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure fighting game, and a PS Vita exclusive Mobile Suit Gundam versus game.

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Minecraft National Championship dominated by 10-year-old

Minecraft National Championship dominated by 10-year-old

A 10-year-old has won the world’s first Minecraft National Championship, beating out more than a thousand gamers from across the nation. Julien Wiltshire is a 10-year-old hailing from LA, California; in Minecraft, he goes by the name SuperKraft11. The championship was held by Super League Gaming and took place over the course of 6 weeks in the United States.

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Xbox Fitness nixes Kinect requirement, adds downloads

Xbox Fitness nixes Kinect requirement, adds downloads

Microsoft has pushed out an update for Xbox Fitness that removes the Kinect requirement. The change opens Xbox Fitness to a larger number of Xbox users, but with a lesser experience in that Kinect is required to fully take advantage of what Xbox Fitness is capable of. Joining this change also comes workout downloads for offline playback, making it easier to sidestep connectivity troubles and data caps.

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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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