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Street Fighter V updates add challenge mode, 8-player lobbies, more

Street Fighter V updates add challenge mode, 8-player lobbies, more

Capcom has a new video detailing this month’s pair of updates, with community manager Matt Edwards walking gamers through what they can expect. The two updates will bring, in total, new online functionality and new offline features, as well as the in-game shop. Players will get access to a variety of tutorials spanning all skill levels, as well, helping them master the new combat system and get a grip on the game’s roster of combat moves.

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Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Outer Rim’ update now available

Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Outer Rim’ update now available

Yesterday brought a big Star Wars: Battlefront update, and with that updates gamers get access to a bunch of new stuff: Hutt Contracts, new firearms, and so much more. It’s 8GB to download and is available to game owners now, and brings a bunch of hero changes, a whole slew of bug fixes, several mission changes, nearly a dozen multiplayer mode changes, a couple handfuls of vehicle changes, and more. The Outer Rim expansion is now also available to all Season Pass owners.

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Arcade cabinet pits Tesla, Edison, your hands in mortal combat

Arcade cabinet pits Tesla, Edison, your hands in mortal combat

It seems to be the trend these days to pit famous dead people against each other. And now, we're not talking about disgusting, decomposing zombies. Last month saw the beginnings of what would be a "Science Kombat" game that pit pixelated embodiments of famous scientists, both dead and alive, imbuing them superpowers to inflict fatality on other scientists. At SxSW, someone cooked up a more limited yet more elaborate version of that concept, involving Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. The catch? The players themselves will also be in a shock. Literally.

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Nintendo’s Miitomo unbelievably hits 1 million in 3 days

Nintendo’s Miitomo unbelievably hits 1 million in 3 days

It will unlikely be ranked among Nintendo's top grossing games, especially since it's available for free, but Miitomo might have just landed a place in the gaming company's hall of fame. Not only is it Nintendo's first mobile game, if you could really call it that, it also managed to grab 1 million registered users in the first three days since it launched. Considering that's just in Japan, that is an impressive number which could bode well for its future and give pundits and naysayers food for thought.

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Nintendo Wii U production tipped to end this year

Nintendo Wii U production tipped to end this year

Nintendo will stop production of the Wii U by the end of this year, sources say. Such a business move will mark the end of Nintendo's lackluster console, and will reportedly be joined by the announcement of a new game console, though details are sparse at this time. Poor sales are cited as the cause, and the Nintendo NX is most likely the rumored replacement.

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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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