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Nintendo’s new galaxy-themed 3DS XL has a truly ridiculous name

Nintendo’s new galaxy-themed 3DS XL has a truly ridiculous name

Nintendo, we need to have a talk. I thought that maybe you learned an important lesson about branding thanks to the failure that was the Wii U, but it's clear from this newest 3DS XL variant that you have not. You put Reggie on video to announce the "New Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL," today, and when the President of Nintendo of America has to say "new" so many times that he begins to doubt his script and stumble over his words, we've got a problem.

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Pokemon GO Update brings the worst knockoff ever

Pokemon GO Update brings the worst knockoff ever

This week an app from "Rejected Games" has found its way into the hearts and minds of Pokemon GO users everywhere. Despite the numerous distorted similarities to Pokemon GO, this "game" is not going to help anyone become a better Pokeball tosser in Pokemon GO. Not even a little bit. This app goes by the name "Ball Practice for PoGO", and it's absolutely horrible. We've gone ahead and played it so that there be no need to play, ever again, for anyone else.

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Eevee evolution Pokemon GO trick update and fix

Eevee evolution Pokemon GO trick update and fix

Pokemon GO has a big dilemma on its hands as the Eevee evolution trick stops working for one massive amount of users. What's going on? It's quite simple. We'll be running down the reasons why things have changed, and what will happen with Eevee in the near future - and through the year 2017 when the 2nd-Generation release of the game is made public. We'll begin with the evolution solution for those users that've never done it before.

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BioShock: The Collection previewed in new set of gameplay videos

BioShock: The Collection previewed in new set of gameplay videos

The release of BioShock: The Collection is just around the corner, and 2K Games has released a group of gameplay videos to show us what we can expect. Confirmed last month, BioShock: The Collection takes the three games in the BioShock series and remasters them for current generation console, giving them support for 1080p and "up to" 60 frames per second.

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First impressions with Samsung’s newest curved gaming displays

First impressions with Samsung’s newest curved gaming displays

This week the folks at Samsung have revealed two new gaming monitors, both curved, both top notch. These devices go by the name of CFG70 and CF791, the former coming in 24-inch and 27-inch models, the latter coming in a 34-inch model. All models roll will AMD's own FreeSync Technology, able to synchronize screen refresh rates in concert with user's AMD graphics cards.

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Modder brings Pokemon Go to the Dreamcast VMU

Modder brings Pokemon Go to the Dreamcast VMU

Those of you who ever spent any time with the Sega Dreamcast console likely remember the system's take on the memory card: the VMU. Short for "Visual Memory Unit," the palm-sized device plugged into the controller, often displaying extra information during gameplay, and when the rare title supported it, could also be used as a stand-alone unit to play mini-games on the go. Now, over 16 years later, someone is trying to make a VMU-compatible version of Pokemon Go.

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Russia-exclusive Halo Online PC game is getting shutdown

Russia-exclusive Halo Online PC game is getting shutdown

Most people probably know Halo as the flagship FPS game series on Microsoft's Xbox consoles. But what you may not have heard is that in early 2015, Microsoft released a free-to-play game called Halo Online for Windows PCs, making it exclusive to the Russian market. The game was never intended to be released outside the region, and it was only ever playable as a closed beta, but now it's been revealed that the projects has been cancelled for good.

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Ubisoft to retire free-to-play Ghost Recon on PC

Ubisoft to retire free-to-play Ghost Recon on PC

While free-to-play games, often supported by in-game purchases with real money, have become the norm on mobile, developer Ubisoft has decided that the format just isn't working for some of its PC series. Ubisoft has announced that it will be shutting down the multiplayer shooter Ghost Recon Phantoms, along with three other free-to-play PC titles, before the end of this year.

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Duke Nukem 3D remaster expected to be announced next week

Duke Nukem 3D remaster expected to be announced next week

Duke Nukem 3D is turning 20 years old this fall and it seems the game is getting a new remastered version in honor of the celebration. First released in 1996 on PC, Duke Nukem 3D is widely remembered for its rude and crude sense of humor, as well as helping to usher in the age of the FPS that was kicked off in part by Doom. But now an official website for the game features a countdown timer to an announcement next week, while additional details on the remaster have been posted on Reddit.

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Facebook launches Blizzard Streaming for live broadcasting of games like Overwatch

Facebook launches Blizzard Streaming for live broadcasting of games like Overwatch

If you're a frequent Overwatch player, you now have a new option for live broadcasting your gameplay. Thanks to the previously announced partnership between developer Blizzard and Facebook, gamers can now stream to Facebook Live with just one click. The feature is called Blizzard Streaming, and it's not just limited to the recent hit Overwatch, but works with any of the developer's games, including Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Diablo 3.

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Xbox Design Labs controllers begin shipping out to customers

Xbox Design Labs controllers begin shipping out to customers

If you pre-ordered one of Microsoft's new Xbox Design Labs controllers for your Xbox One, you'll be pleased to know that the first batch of them has started shipping out. Microsoft announced today that those who pre-ordered should receive their controllers in early September, so if that's you, check your email to see if yours has shipped.

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Final Fantasy 15 will be equal parts open-world and linear

Final Fantasy 15 will be equal parts open-world and linear

If the significant amount of gameplay footage for Final Fantasy 15 has lead you to believe the game is entirely open-world, then we've got some sad news for you. In an interview with Famitsu (as reported by Siliconera), Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata told readers that the game will be a mix of open-world and linear gameplay when it arrives later this year.

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