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Pokemon Sun and Moon early purchasers get Munchlax for free

Pokemon Sun and Moon early purchasers get Munchlax for free

Nintendo has just held a new Direct broadcast entirely centered around the 3DS, and as expected, Pokemon Sun and Moon led the charge. This time around, there aren't many new reveals, but Nintendo did announce that there will a bonus for early purchasers of the game, just like those who bought Pokemon X and Y at launch.

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NVIDIA reveals ‘Vault 1080’ mod for Fallout 4

NVIDIA reveals ‘Vault 1080’ mod for Fallout 4

NVIDIA recently unleashed a slew of new graphics cards, but judging from a new announcement on the NVIDIA blog, that isn't all the company has been working hard on. NVIDIA announced today that it will soon be releasing a mod all its own for Bethesda's Fallout 4, and just as you'd expect from a company that primarily deals in GPUs, this one is meant to push graphics cards a bit harder than the base game.

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PlayStation Plus September game list: Journey, Datura and more

PlayStation Plus September game list: Journey, Datura and more

Sony has revealed the list of titles coming to PlayStation Plus next month, among them being Journey, Datura, and more. As always, the games are free to download for PS+ members, and unlike some months, this upcoming list is actually pretty exciting (unless you’ve played them all before). The lineup includes three titles for the PS4, four titles for the PS3, and two titles for the PlayStation Vita.

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Pokemon GO Update: Buddy System nearly enabled [UPDATE: Confirmed]

Pokemon GO Update: Buddy System nearly enabled [UPDATE: Confirmed]

A new feature in the newest Pokemon GO update, version 0.35, is spotted mentioning "Buddy" Pokemon and rewards for walking. While we spotted this in part in our newest Pokemon GO app file teardown, Reddit users like partycrabs and Leopaws have taken research on this Buddy system a step further, as we'll be discussing below. This system could very well give new life to the game, especially for users that live in suburban areas - out in the country where very few Pokemon, Pokestops, and Pokemon Gyms are few and far between.

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Battlefield 1 open beta now live on Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Battlefield 1 open beta now live on Xbox One, PS4, and PC

The time has come at last: Battlefield 1 has gone into open beta for everyone, so if you didn't sign up for Battlefield Insider to get early access to the beta, now is your chance to check out the game ahead of its October 21 release. Unlike the Titanfall 2 open beta that EA just held, this test is available across all three platforms - Xbox One, PS4, and PC - meaning no one gets left out in the cold.

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A curved display notebook? Acer Predator 21 X wows with vast laptop

A curved display notebook? Acer Predator 21 X wows with vast laptop

Curved displays are gradually making their way into the living room and onto the desktop, but so far laptops have been relatively immune to the charms of a flexed panel. That's something overdue, Acer believes, and so gamers have the promise of the Predator 21 X on the horizon, a vast, 21-inch portable with the world's first curved notebook display.

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Acer’s IFA 2016 gaming monitors keep an eye on your eyes

Acer’s IFA 2016 gaming monitors keep an eye on your eyes

Display makers these days are trying to think up of ways, some would say gimmicks, to invigorate the PC monitor market and especially appeal to the usually lucrative and high-spending gaming crowd. Samsung and LG both have their new UltraWide curved monitors, and while Acer does have a rather curious curved screen laptop, the first of its kind, it isn’t stopping there. At IFA 2016, it is unveiling three new monitors,, the Predator Z271T, Predator XB251HQT, and Predator XB271HUT, all designed for gaming that, while varying in specs, share one thing in common. All three sport Tobii’s eye-tracking technology, promising new areas of innovation in reactivity and input for games.

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Fallout 4 Nuka-World expansion now available

Fallout 4 Nuka-World expansion now available

The final Fallout 4 add-on, “Nuka-World,” is available now for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. With the expansion comes a foray into Nuka-World, which is split up into half a dozen distinct zones with their own perils and attractions. There’s a ton to do, according to Bethesda, though the map itself is a bit smaller than Far Harbor. The expansion brings new creatures, a trio of Raider gangs, and more.

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PlayStation Now launches on PC in the US, adds six new games

PlayStation Now launches on PC in the US, adds six new games

Well that didn't take long at all: a week after revealing that PlayStation Now would be coming to PC and launching the service in the UK, Sony has made it available in the US. Using PlayStation Now, gamers can stream more than 400 PlayStation 3 titles to their PC, giving them a chance to revisit old favorites from the previous generation or catching up on what they may have missed.

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PS4 Slim smiles for the camera in new unboxing video

PS4 Slim smiles for the camera in new unboxing video

Whether or not Sony wants to admit it, there sure seems to be a growing pile of evidence that the PS4 Slim does indeed exist. The latest is probably the most convincing, coming in the form of a review and an unboxing video from Let's Play Video Games' Laura Kate Dale. It's here that we see what appears to be a final version of the PS4 Slim, retail packaging and all.

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Pokemon GO unbans some “innocent” users

Pokemon GO unbans some “innocent” users

Pokemon GO creators Niantic Labs is probably having a terrible time nowadays. After the initial fever and fervor surrounding the game, the court of public opinion has quickly turned against them. And in its zeal to curb cheating, it may have turned some of its users against them as well. Niantic has recently started slamming the, sometimes perma, ban hammer on “cheaters”, but apparently some of those were simply ill-informed but otherwise innocent gamers. Now Niantic is working to reverse some of those bans, while still making sure that real cheaters and hackers get locked out.

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Minecraft Pocket, Windows 10 editions are getting “The Boss” update

Minecraft Pocket, Windows 10 editions are getting “The Boss” update

Minecraft is probably most known for all the creative and insane things players build in the blocky virtual world. But Minecraft also has a darker side to it: Survival Mode, where not everything is friendly and your equally blocky virtual existence is in danger every time the square sun goes down or when you venture into dark, ominous corners. Playing on that mode, Mojang, now part of Microsoft, is adding a few new features to Minecraft’s mobile and Windows 10 versions, including bosses and, of course, boss fights that make Minecraft more than just a crafting game.

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