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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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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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Resident Evil 7: Capcom teases gamers with “stay tuned” message

Resident Evil 7: Capcom teases gamers with “stay tuned” message

We’ve heard hints about a seventh installment in the core Resident Evil franchise, and now Capcom has teased that the title may be coming soon. The current latest installment of the series, Resident Evil 6, was released back in 2012, and fans have been eager to know when Resident Evil 7 would arrive. The following year, 2013, a resume surfaced in which the worker had stated she’d done some work on the unannounced seventh installment game.

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Midora game out of funding despite successful Kickstarter

Midora game out of funding despite successful Kickstarter

Crowdfunding campaigns don't always go the way backers would hope -- they're a risk, and if you're going to invest in one, you need to understand that. That's not to say that you shouldn't be upset if you money goes to waste; outright scams are quickly being targeted by legal measures, and questionable campaigns have resulted in refunds. There's the grey area, though, the campaigns that, despite valid efforts, don't end up working out as anticipated.

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Apple Watch, Apple TV now run DOOM thanks to Facebook devs

Apple Watch, Apple TV now run DOOM thanks to Facebook devs

It is a running joke tradition among gamers and computer geeks that a computer isn't really a proper computer until it can run DOOM. The very first DOOM, that is. Well, now you can consider the Apple Watch a proper computer. And the Apple TV too, of course. A pair of developers from Facebook's Tel-Aviv office spent their specially designated hackathon time to play around with iOS. And what better way to do that than by porting DOOM to run on Apple's latest non-desktop, non-mobile devices.

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