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Batman: Arkham Night for PC pulled, critical issues cited

Batman: Arkham Night for PC pulled, critical issues cited

Games being delayed because of last minute showstoppers are nothing new. In fact, they have almost become expected. But games being suspended almost immediately after launch is definitely not a common occurrence. So when the PC version of a high profile, highly anticipated title like Batman: Arkham Knight gets pulled from shelves just days after its launch, you can bet that something is terribly wrong. And that is exactly what Warner Bros. Interactive is admitting to on Steam when it announced on Steam that it is halting PC sales until issues are ironed out.

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Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition arrives tomorrow

Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition arrives tomorrow

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida announced that Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition will be arriving tomorrow, something promised to follow “a long time” spent preparing for the launch. The offline availability will launch tomorrow, and the online functionality will start rolling out. This follows a very long wait for the game, a wait that is going to be joined by a healthy dose of caution. Sony is careful to reassure gamers that a lot of effort has gone into getting things going without any issues…though that, of course, is yet to be seen.

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Nintendo’s Splatoon holds strong with new sales milestone

Nintendo’s Splatoon holds strong with new sales milestone

Nintendo's ink flinging game Splatoon has found itself a wide fan base, and that popularity is reflected in the game's recent milestone: more than one million units have been sold. Splatoon is a third-person shooter game with a distinct Nintendo flavor featuring Inklings (the squid-like creatures) that are controlled by players — when the Inklings are in human form, they shoot colored paint-like ink which splats other players. When in squid form, the Inklings can swim through the ink. There are guns, bombs, and a lot of amusement.

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Shenmue 3 actually needs $10M to truly have an open world

Shenmue 3 actually needs $10M to truly have an open world

One of the factors that made Shenmue such a hit back in 1999, aside from its story, of course, was it was one of the very few to advocate and open world gameplay, something that we may be taking for granted these days. So imagine the surprise, and probably some disappointment, when creator Yu Suzuki, answering questions in a Reddit AMA thread, revealed that the dream of a truly open Shenmue world can only be realized if the campaign's fund reaches the $10 million mark.

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Flitchio smartphone case has built-in game controller

Flitchio smartphone case has built-in game controller

Playing mobile games by using joysticks on the touchscreen is a frustrating process. There are third-party game controllers as an alternative, and they work just fine. The problem with them, however, is that they're somewhat large and they require the user to carry them around. Enter the Flitchio, a smartphone case that has a game controller built into it. This positions a pair of flat controls on the back of the case, allowing an impromptu game to be played without having to tote around a separate controller.

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Super Mario Maker launches 11 September, demo kiosks ready

Super Mario Maker launches 11 September, demo kiosks ready

It might not be the most well thought out date for a launch, but at least Nintendo is putting exact figures this time. Almost exactly a year since it was announced, Super Mario Maker will finally be landing exclusively on the Wii U on 11th September this year. But if you're itching to actually try it out before you buy, you might just be in luck. Partnering with Best Buy, Nintendo will have demo kiosks ready North America, giving fans a chance at making their dream Mario level.

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Square Enix’s E3 2015 loot bag includes a new NieR

Square Enix’s E3 2015 loot bag includes a new NieR

A lot of game studios and console makers have already revealed their wares at E3 2015 and, naturally, Square Enix won't be left behind. It has unleashed a flood of new titles, both coming soon and those coming really, really soon. Some of them, we've already heard about and are already awaiting with baited breath. Others, are new to our perked ears and have satisfactorily piqued our curiosities. And still, some exist in the realm of possibility that may never see the light of day.

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Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Killer Instinct to land on PCs

Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Killer Instinct to land on PCs

E3 2015 naturally has a lot of great tidings for those on Xboxes and PlayStations, but the PC crowd need not feel left out too much. Although Microsoft still touts its Xbox One as *the* gaming device, its unifying spiel of Windows 10 is trickling into gaming aspects as well. Yep, the recently confirmed Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will also be landing on Windows PCs, giving gamers a chance to enjoy all that shooting action in all its high res and high fps beauty.

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Xbox Game Preview is like Steam Early Access with free demos

Xbox Game Preview is like Steam Early Access with free demos

Today's gamers are more conscientious of purchases, being wary of games that over promise and under deliver. At the same time, however, they are also more willing to put their money where their mouths are, willing to help fund games still in development in exchange for some exclusive early access to the game and experience its evolution. Balancing those two needs is a delicate dance and Microsoft might have just mastered the steps. With Xbox Game Preview, gamers won't have just access to alpha or beta versions of games, they can also have a free peek at it first.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda coming holiday of 2016

Mass Effect: Andromeda coming holiday of 2016

It's still a few months away, which means there still could be substantial delays, but BioWare is obviously excited to join the hype machine that is E3 2015. It has just announced that the next Mass Effect title will not just be taking place in a different location of the universe, it is going to also be offering a slightly different experience. Mass Effect: Andromeda, if everything goes to schedule, which does, will be landing in stores, both virtual or otherwise, by 2016's holiday season.

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