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Overwatch: Blizzard’s online FPS detailed for Beta release

Overwatch: Blizzard’s online FPS detailed for Beta release

Details on Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch game have begun to spill. At Blizzcon 2014, the company showed the game being played in what appeared to be an early bit of in-game gameplay. This game will be online, it'll be multiplayer, and it'll be both first-persona and third-person action, based on what we've seen thus far. Blizzard describes this game as "team-based first person shooters in objective oriented skirmishes."

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OUYA “Chickcharney” update focuses on user-made content

OUYA “Chickcharney” update focuses on user-made content

OUYA is not dead. And to prove that claim, the startup has just announced it's latest update that brings a couple of new features to the console and the OUYA gaming ecosystem as a whole. Taking center stage in this update is a focus on user-made content and mods, opening the door for more replayability in mobile games. Plus, it is finally possible to bundle games in promos and sales, just in time for the holiday countdown. Of course there are also bugfixes here and there plus the traditional new paint job for the user interface.

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CoD Ghosts, Advanced Warfare blocks PS4 Share Play for now

CoD Ghosts, Advanced Warfare blocks PS4 Share Play for now

Sony has just released its latest system update for the PlayStation 4 and it has poured a lot of focus on the "virtual couch" features of the new Share Play. But if you're quite excited to let others view your screen, or convince others to play your game for you, better calm down a bit and take stock of your games. Unsurprisingly, not all titles support the share-your-controller/screen feature, with some actively blocking it out. Call of Duty: Ghost and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare happens to be two of them.

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Call of Duty didn’t kill Titanfall: it was already dead

Call of Duty didn’t kill Titanfall: it was already dead

It's an absolute tragedy, the number of players that are playing Titanfall right this minute. It should be a good indicator that the game is in dire need of players that the game has been reduced to $19.99 for both PC and Xbox One - a good deal, by any measure. Unless you consider the possibility that you might not have enough players online to play the game. Is this Call of Duty's fault? Not by a long shot. Attempting to find a game that wasn't Attrition for the past several months (on PC, anyway) has been a mess.

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Nintendo is giving 3DS owners the classic they’ve been begging for

Nintendo is giving 3DS owners the classic they’ve been begging for

Nintendo is ready to resurrect one of the most-loved titles from the Nintendo 64, launching The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D as it brings back from the dead the classic as an exclusive Nintendo 3DS game in 2015. News of the game was shared today as part of the Japanese company's latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, with the quest title set to hit shelves next Spring with hero Link going on a quest through Termina. However, given that around fifteen years have passed since Majora's Mask was first released, there've been some changes along the way.

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Finally, GTA V gives you the best PS4 upgrade excuse

Finally, GTA V gives you the best PS4 upgrade excuse

If you've been sitting pretty with your PlayStation 3, insisting that there's nothing about the PlayStation 4 that could encourage you to upgrade, Grand Theft Auto V may have just spoiled that. The upcoming game is set to debut on PS4 and Xbox One later this month, and since all eyes are on what the console abilities of the next-gen hardware might be able to do, Rockstar Games has served up a side-by-side comparison of the differences. One thing is clear from looking at the same scenes on the PS3 and the PS4: your eyes are going to be a whole lot happier.

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Xbox Live down: Call of Duty in effect

Xbox Live down: Call of Duty in effect

Now that Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is out, the same outage that seems to happen after every major release is in full effect. Remember when the Alpha for Destiny was released? Same sort of situation. Or so it seems. There appears to be a relatively minor problem going on with some Call of Duty players attempting to play the offline campaign while Xbox Live is down. While it certainly should work just fine, it's appearing that even offline is offline, so to speak.

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Grand Theft Auto V FPS release coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One

Grand Theft Auto V FPS release coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One

There's little doubt now that the creators of Grand Theft Auto 5 were influenced by the early versions of the first person shooter mode modification to their game released earlier this year. What better way to experience the madness than from behind the drivers seat - while walking around? Each of the three main players of the game are given their own first-person perspective, making this a... transforming FPS? All will be revealed soon, and very soon - just as soon as RockStar deems the world worthy, it would seem.

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NVIDIA Ubisoft team-up: Crew, Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity optimized

NVIDIA Ubisoft team-up: Crew, Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity optimized

This week we're having more of a look at what NVIDIA and Ubisoft are doing to bring you the biggest next-gen games with the most optimized graphics in the business. In addition to bringing systems like HBAO+ for shadows, TXAA for super smoothness, and full-on 4K support for the lot of these games, they're giving them a boost with a "Pick Your Path" promotion that brings you one of the three for free. Just so long as you need a new graphics card, too.

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HP Omen gaming notebook rivals Razer for the mainstream

HP Omen gaming notebook rivals Razer for the mainstream

HP may not be the first name you think of when you consider meaty gaming notebooks, but the company is hoping to change all that with the HP Omen. Taking on potent rivals like Razer's Blade and models from Alienware, the Omen seems determined to strike as much of a balance as it can between power and affordability (something we can't always say about the gaming competition). So, there's no outlandish 4K display, but that does help with the price of entry.

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