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Tales of Zestiria JPRG debuts on PS4, PS3, and Steam

Tales of Zestiria JPRG debuts on PS4, PS3, and Steam

When you talk about Japanese RPGs or JRPGs, Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest will most likely be at the very top of that list. There are, however, some that do manage to do a stellar job at enticing players from both halves of the world. One of those is the Tales or Tales of series, and its latest, Tales of Zestiria, has just been released. Aside from being the first Tales of game released in nearly three years, this is also the first to be available on the PC, no emulator required.

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You only get One Life in this new FPS

You only get One Life in this new FPS

The formula for an FPS game is pretty simple. You run around, shoot enemies, die, respawn. Rinse and repeat until the match is done. Right? Well, a new game is looking to change up that formula ever so slightly. The aptly-named title One Life (currently on Steam Greenlight) aims to give players one chance to play their game. Should you die, you will be forever locked out of the game.

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Halo 5 comes with 9GB day 1 patch

Halo 5 comes with 9GB day 1 patch

There's no doubt that Halo 5 is one of the most highly-anticipated titles of the year. If you're excited about picking it up, popping in the disc, and playing straightaway, though, you're in for a little disappointment. As is the trend these days, Halo 5 is getting a day 1 patch, and it's a doosey: according to 343 Studio's Josh Holmes, you can expect a 9GB download once the game drops.

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Tales from the Borderlands: Finale shown off in trailer

Tales from the Borderlands: Finale shown off in trailer

In a trailer released today, Telltale Games showed off Tales from the Borderlands - Finale: The Vault of the Traveler, the final installment of its game series. The game won’t be arriving for download until October 20, at which point it will drop for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Mac OS X, and PC. The next day, October 21, it will be released for the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. Finally, on October 22, the game will be released for Android and iOS, covering the gamut of gaming devices.

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New Roccat Kova gaming mouse arrives next month

New Roccat Kova gaming mouse arrives next month

Roccat has announced plans to release an update to its 2010 gaming mouse Kova[+]. The new Kova mouse (which doesn’t seem to be called anything but “Kova”) will be available in both black and white iterations starting November 17. The peripheral features an ambidextrous design, making it suitable for both right-handed and left-handed gamers, and it is coupled with new features that improve performance and functionality over the past model.

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Blizzard: ‘Overwatch’ beta starts on October 27

Blizzard: ‘Overwatch’ beta starts on October 27

Blizzard showcased its upcoming “Overwatch” game at BlizzCon 2014, and now, nearly a year later, it has announced the title will be launching at a public beta on October 27 (the week after next). Only a small number of testers will be getting in at first, but after October 27, the company will be opening the beta's doors wide on select weekends to let anyone get in on the action. The beta is essentially split into two phases.

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Satechi Wireless Gamepad for mobile devices now available

Satechi Wireless Gamepad for mobile devices now available

Satechi has introduced and formally launched its new Wireless Gamepad, a Bluetooth gaming controller that works with iOS, Android, and Windows devices. The controller can be used with both smartphones and tablets, featuring a spring holder for attaching phones. The controller brings with it a total of three gaming modes, each of which are tailored to a specific platform.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 campaign missions to be unlocked from the start

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 campaign missions to be unlocked from the start

November 6 marks the day that Treyarch will launch the latest game in the Call of Duty series called Black Ops 3. Traditionally the campaign missions in the game are locked from the start meaning after you install the game you have to start with mission one and progress through the missions in order unlocking them as you go.

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National Videogame Museum to open in Frisco, Texas

National Videogame Museum to open in Frisco, Texas

Frisco, Texas, will soon be home to the National Videogame Museum; the museum is in development and will be opening its doors to visitors this upcoming holiday season. The museum will, as expected, be home to pieces of video game history: hardware, games, artwork, and such. The museum was founded by Joe Santulli, who describes the museum as an upcoming “nirvana for gamers.” If all goes as planned, the Videogame Museum will be opening in December.

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GameStop bucks the trend, will close on Thanksgiving

GameStop bucks the trend, will close on Thanksgiving

There tends to be two camps when it comes to stores being open on major holidays: those who feel it is wrong and want to be home with their friends and family, and those who need the holiday pay more and would rather work. The former of the two tends to win out, at least among the vocal, and now GameStop has decided to listen. The gaming retailer has announced that it will not be open on Thanksgiving this year.

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Nintendo shows off updated Miiverse design

Nintendo shows off updated Miiverse design

Nintendo has shown off the new Miiverse design, saying that with this change gamers will find it “even easier” to keep tabs on what’s going down in the company’s community. The update brings many changes, but Nintendo hails the real-time trending feature as the best aspect of the changes. With it, users are able to see Miiverse trending topics in real time, adding to that aforementioned ease of use.

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‘Risk’ board game is getting a big redesign next year

‘Risk’ board game is getting a big redesign next year

The board game Risk, a popular game that has been around for many years and has, at times, undergone facelifts, will soon be reintroduced with a new design. This latest design change brings with it a fairly drastic update, eclipsing the more minor tweaks we’ve seen over the decades, and will include changes to the game tokens and other peripherals. New illustrations, changes to the topography, and more are all inbound.

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