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KOTOR II gets patched after 10 years to support Mac, Linux

KOTOR II gets patched after 10 years to support Mac, Linux

Joining the train of Star Wars-related games and media preparing the way for Episode VII later this year, PC RPG Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords received a massive patch. It's OK if you haven't heard of the game recently or at all, unless you've already been playing games or have been immersed in the Star Wars universe the last 10 years or so. The game was released back in 2005, making this its first ever patch in a decade. And it's a monumental one at that, bringing the game forward and to two new platforms.

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How Double Fine changed game development and Kickstarter forever

How Double Fine changed game development and Kickstarter forever

Today, Double Fine released to the public the last episode of its aptly named Double Fine Adventure documentary series. This ends a run that was something akin to a TV soap that spanned 20 episodes and three years (Episode went up August 2012). It also closes a chapter of the game studio's history, a single chapter but one whose effects have rippled throughout the gaming industry and the crowdfunding scene. And whether or not you actually liked their Broken Age game, there is no denying it: Double Fine made, and changed, history. For better or for worse.

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Street Fighter V intros new character, IAP business model

Street Fighter V intros new character, IAP business model

Street Fighter V is definitely shaking up things. More than just the new Variable system or Ken's fiery new look, the game is changing the way the game itself is sold and delivered. Doing away with all Editions that has become the butt of many jokes, Capcom will sell one and only one Street Fighter V, and that is all that you'll ever need. Everything else will be delivered like software updates, either completely for free, like fixes and balancing patches, or "earnable", like DLCs.

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The Last of Us soundtrack will soon be on vinyl

The Last of Us soundtrack will soon be on vinyl

Think carefully and you might remember hearing mention of The Last of Us soundtrack being slated to eventually arrive on vinyl. Your memory isn’t playing tricks on you — mention of the plans were made way back in December 2014, and now we’re finally hearing more about the imminent release: the vinyl soundtrack will be available to buy this upcoming Wednesday, and it will feature a stunning new cover made by the same designer who made the originally teased cover for the release.

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Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle goes up for pre-order

Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle goes up for pre-order

Football fans, today brings good news: the Xbox One is arriving in a new bundle, and it’s bringing Madden NFL 16 with it. Called, most appropriately, the Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle, it includes an Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive, offering ample space for all the downloads you’ve got planned, as well as a full download for Madden NFL 16 when it launches next month (August 25, to be precise). It is coming with a couple other perks, too, and you can pre-order it now.

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Modder heard you likes Doom, lets you play Doom while you play Doom

Modder heard you likes Doom, lets you play Doom while you play Doom

Yo dawg…, etc. We've seen the classic PC shooter Doom hacked and modded to run on everything from an ATM to an Android Wear smartwatch, but this tops them all. A modder going by the name The Zombie Killer on YouTube has managed to get Doom to run inside of Doom. Yes, really. You can walk up to a computer terminal while playing Doom, and from that in-game machine start playing Doom. No word yet on how deep the rabbit hole really goes.

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Mortal Kombat X brings the rock with Tremor

Mortal Kombat X brings the rock with Tremor

The final Mortal Kombat X component of the Kombat Pack has arrived in this week's bundle. The bits and pieces you get here include new skins and a whole new character: Tremor. This fellow is rather rocky. He's basically Jax, but with rock arms instead of metal. He's also got less rockets going for him and more magic. Almost like he's Sandman from Spider-Man, but with more rocks and less sand. You may well have seen him before, too - he first appeared in Mortal Kombat: Special Forces.

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Xbox One game streaming switched on for Windows 10

Xbox One game streaming switched on for Windows 10

In little less than two weeks, Microsoft will finally unveil its "universal" Windows 10 OS. To show solidarity with its PC sibling, the Xbox One is also revving up the hype machine. For starters, game streaming from the console is now enabled for everyone who has, or will have, a Windows 10 computer. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. The real meat is coming with the July update of the Xbox App on Windows 10, turning it into your one stop shop for your Windows Store and "regular" Windows games.

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Corsair Strafe Mechanical Keyboard mini-Review

Corsair Strafe Mechanical Keyboard mini-Review

It's time to dive back in on one of the biggest up-and-comers in the straight-to-consumers gaming peripherals game: Corsair. With the Corsair STRAFE, users work with the same high-quality mastery in mechanical keyboard clicking as the rest of the recent Corsair Gaming RGB light-up series, but here the options - and therefor the price - take a cut. You still get the high-end German-made quality of Cherry MX switches, of course. If you like lights, but you don't need the full rainbow, this chop of a keyboard might be right up your ever-loving red-lit alley.

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Twitch debuts Choice Chamber, first game encouraging viewer interaction

Twitch debuts Choice Chamber, first game encouraging viewer interaction

Studio Bean has just has just released the first game that uses Twitch's interactivity features as a primary feature. This project was funded in part by Twitch through KickStarter. At its core, Choice Chamber is a basic 2D side-scrolling game, throwing enemies and environmental hazards at players. But where things get really mixed up is in the fact that anybody watching the broadcast who can make live comments can have a direct impact on how the game unfolds.

UPDATE: This article previously suggested that Twitch developed this game when it was actually "Studio Bean." Twitch's role was to contributing money to their Kickstarter to help bring the game to final fruition.

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Shenmue 3 Kickstarter sets new record for most funded game

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter sets new record for most funded game

You may remember that in early June, the Kickstarter campaign from Koji Igarashi, producer of the well-known Castlevania video game series, for his new title Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, set a new record for the most funded game on the crowdfunding platform. Unfortunately, Bloodstained hasn't been able to hold onto the title for very long. With roughly 11 hours left (as of this writing), Shenmue 3 is the new record holder, raising over $5.6 million.

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Batman: Arkham Knight PC fix still months away

Batman: Arkham Knight PC fix still months away

Those are the words that no gamer wants to hear, especially after having invested, both financially and emotionally, on what should have been a blockbuster title. But alas, that seems to exactly be the case with Warner Bros. and Rocksteady's failed attempt to bring Batman to the PC. According to a leaked email from a retailer, a fix for the almost atrocious PC port is still a few months coming, which, for the sake of sanity and world peace, we'll presume to be September this year.

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