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Pac-Man turns 35 today — iOS and Android users get a treat

Pac-Man turns 35 today — iOS and Android users get a treat

If you love Pac-Man and have an Android or iOS device, Bandai Namco has a treat for you: a new game to celebrate the game's 35th anniversary, which is today. The game is available in the respective app stores, with each one hawking a big '35' at players and a bunch of other features. The game features a bunch of new mazes, the ability to add more mazes to one’s own collection, bonus rounds, daily tournaments, and more.

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Lizard Squad teen admits guilt in 23 charges of swatting, harassment

Lizard Squad teen admits guilt in 23 charges of swatting, harassment

A 17-year-old in Canada plead guilty in court this week to 23 criminal charges of harassment, including swatting and extortion, mostly aimed at young women who played the online game League of Legends. The British Columbia resident describes himself as being a member of the hacking group Lizard Squad, and admitted to a number of swatting incidents that targeted victims in Tucson, Arizona and Florida, among other US cities.

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Xbox on Windows 10 preview brings avatars and friends

Xbox on Windows 10 preview brings avatars and friends

With all the fuss about Windows 10 on PCs and smartphones, some might have forgotten one other promise that the latest Windows version has made: an Xbox One experience on Windows 10. While the day when we can start playing Xbox games on our Windows PCs is still "coming soon", gamers can at least for now enjoy some of the social aspects of the Xbox experience when Windows 10 comes around in a few months, thanks to this May preview of the Xbox app for Windows 10.

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Level 257: a day at the upscale Pac-Man themed arcade and lounge

Level 257: a day at the upscale Pac-Man themed arcade and lounge

"To play is human." Such is the philosophy behind Level 257, a new luxurious lounge, arcade, restaurant, and bowling center near Chicago. Whatever you think it is, you're wrong. It's not an arcade. It's not a bowling alley. It's not a lounge. It's not a restaurant. At least, it's not any of those things in the way you're thinking of them. Level 257 is a place all of its own, and no single part of it exists separate of the other. It is luxury that invites you to dress casually. It is an arcade woven around a miniature library. It is sparkling bowling lanes a few paces from a full bar and cushioned leather lounge seating. It is, ultimately, an experience.

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Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon for 3DS arrives this winter

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon for 3DS arrives this winter

Nintendo made a wee announcement today, revealing that the new Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon game for the 3DS will be launching some time this winter. This follows 2013’s Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity game, and will be launching in North America for those using Nintendo’s portable console. The news was jointly revealed by the Pokemon Company International and by Nintendo. More details after the jump!

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Razer Firefly, the light-up mousepad you never knew you needed

Razer Firefly, the light-up mousepad you never knew you needed

A light-up mousepad by the name of Firefly is coming from the folks at Razer, made to be a perfect match for the rest of your "Chroma" edition peripherals. This device is a "hard gaming mouse mat", if you want to be specific about it, working with a micro-textured surface to make certain your laser mouse movement is as speedy and precise as possible. Razer also suggests that this surface has an "enhanced reflective quality" that'll deliver fabulous "rapid in-game responsiveness."

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BBC’s Grand Theft Auto movie earns it a lawsuit

BBC’s Grand Theft Auto movie earns it a lawsuit

In case you hadn't heard, the BBC is working on a Grand Theft Auto movie and it, by all accounts, is progressing nicely. Or was up until the moment Rockstar Games slapped the BBC with a lawsuit. The lawsuit was recently filed against the BBC by Take-Two Interactive, which is Rockstar Games’ parent company. The reasons revolve around trademark infringement, and according to a statement Take-Two tried to work things out with the BBC before resorting to the legal route. Apparently the talks did not go well.

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Need for Speed 2015 reboot (teaser) trailer revealed

Need for Speed 2015 reboot (teaser) trailer revealed

The first teaser trailer for Need for Speed 2015 is released with a brief glimpse of some in-game engine visuals. While this isn't precisely representative of what you're going to be seeing in the game, so to speak, it is an idea of what the finest of the fine will look like in cut-scenes. As always, we'll have to wait a bit longer for full gameplay action. Like E3 2015 time, we're talking here. This game will include some of the most fantastic buzz-words you've ever read.

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YouTube now supports 60fps live gameplay streaming

YouTube now supports 60fps live gameplay streaming

Gamers who enjoy viewing high quality gameplay footage on YouTube will be pleased to hear the video site is now supporting 60 frames-per-second for live streaming. It was only last October when YouTube began offing 60fps playback of videos that had been uploaded, allowing Call of Duty fans to watch buttery smooth footage. To make the jump to including gameplay being live streamed in only seven months is quite impressive.

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Nintendo’s 8GB Wii U Basic set to be discontinued in Japan

Nintendo’s 8GB Wii U Basic set to be discontinued in Japan

Things have been somewhat quiet for Nintendo in the Wii U market lately, what with several of the system's big games delayed until later this fall, and it being unclear what the company might show off at E3 this year. Now, that doesn't mean the console is in dire straits at this point, but Nintendo has revealed that it's killing off one of the Wii U models in Japan, which may be a sign of what's to come for other regions.

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