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Xbox’s Ultimate Game Sale goes live across Xbox One, 360

Xbox’s Ultimate Game Sale goes live across Xbox One, 360

Not content to let PC gamers have all the fun this summer, Microsoft has rolled out its Ultimate Game Sale for both Xbox One and Xbox 360. This is one of the largest sales of the year for the Xbox brand, with more than 250 titles getting discounts across both platforms. Xbox's Ultimate Game Sale comes on the heels of Steam's annual Summer Sale, which wrapped yesterday after offering up thousands of discounts on games across its store.

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Minecraft Pokemon FireRed is all sorts of awesome and insane

Minecraft Pokemon FireRed is all sorts of awesome and insane

We've seen all sorts of sometimes near-impossible feats of creativity produced inside the blocky world of Minecraft. The fact that the virtual world doesn't provide you with all the tools and sophisticated machinery to make those things only makes the feat even more impressive. We've seen replicas of low bit computers and even a working cellphone (with video chat even!). But none of those, perhaps, match the insanity of implementing the GameBoy Advance Pokemon Fire Red game inside Minecraft, like what Redditor Requag and company have accomplished. It's gameception, Minecraft style!

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The Top 5 Pokemon Sun and Moon features I’d like to see

The Top 5 Pokemon Sun and Moon features I’d like to see

It's kind of hard to believe that Pokemon will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For those of us outside of Japan, we haven't had the franchise quite that long, but if you're old enough to remember the US or European launch of Pokemon Red and Blue, Pokemon's 20th anniversary serves as a reminder that it's been a really long time since we took that first journey through the Kanto region. Pokemon Sun and Moon are being released in conjunction with the franchise's 20th anniversary, and it looks to be one of the most exciting Pokemon releases we've had in a while. With that in mind, I've come up with a list of five features I'd like to see in Pokemon Sun and Moon to make them stand out from the rest of the titles in this admittedly by-the-books series.

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Evo 2016’s Street Fighter V tournament will be broadcast on ESPN

Evo 2016’s Street Fighter V tournament will be broadcast on ESPN

Just in case you needed more evidence that professional-level video game tournaments are becoming mainstream entertainment, the ESPN television network has announced that it will be broadcasting the Street Fighter V world championship tournament, held in Las Vegas, later this month. The championship is part of the Evolution Championship Series (Evo), an annual event that hosts a number of high-level fighting game tournaments for other titles, including Tekken, Mortal Kombat, Super Smash Bros., and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom.

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New Overwatch Easter egg is Blizzard’s tribute to fan who died

New Overwatch Easter egg is Blizzard’s tribute to fan who died

Blizzard's hit FPS Overwatch received a sizable update this week, introducing a few small patches and adding the long-awaiting Competitive Play mode for PC and Xbox One players. But it also included a small Easter egg on the Lijiang Tower map, acting as the developer's tribute to a Chinese fan who sadly never got to play Overwatch, but was excited for its release.

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China cracks down on mobile games with new approval requirement

China cracks down on mobile games with new approval requirement

China's ever-present grip on the Internet and everything related to it just got a little tighter. In an effort to crackdown on popular media, mobile game developers must get their games pre-approved by the Chinese government before launching them in the nation. The rule went into effect today, though it was first announced in early June. To avoid running afoul of the new regulations, developers must submit their games to China’s State Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television, more commonly called “SAPPRFT," at least 20 days before launch.

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Xbox Play Anywhere offers up multi-platform gaming in September

Xbox Play Anywhere offers up multi-platform gaming in September

Of all the things announced during E3 2016, one of the most interesting was Xbox Play Anywhere. A new initiative by Microsoft, Xbox Play Anywhere allows users to play multi-platform titles on both Xbox One and Windows 10 while only requiring the game be purchased once. Microsoft revealed today that the service will be going live on September 13, but there are a few details users will want to know before they attempt to take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere.

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GameStop rolls Xbox 360, PS3, Wii into one mega bundle

GameStop rolls Xbox 360, PS3, Wii into one mega bundle

We're already well into the era of Xbox One and PS4, but if you somehow managed to miss out on the previous console generation entirely, GameStop has a new console bundle directly targeted at you. The massive games retailer has announced that it will bundle the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii together, putting a price tag of $160 on the package. Obviously, this is meant to help GameStop clear out its remaining stock of these increasingly obsolete consoles, but it's not a bad deal for someone looking to pick up these older consoles on the cheap.

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Overwatch Competitive Play lands on Xbox One along with nerfs, bug fixes

Overwatch Competitive Play lands on Xbox One along with nerfs, bug fixes

Well, that was quick: after launching on PC earlier just a few days ago, Overwatch's competitive mode has landed on Xbox One, bringing with it long-awaited nerfs to two very popular characters. Competitive mode has been missing from Overwatch up until now, with Blizzard opting to remove and rework the mode while the game was still in beta. Now it returns to the immensely popular game, giving players the chance to test their skill in an environment that is conceivably more focused on teamwork and communication.

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Astro A50 wireless gaming headset works with PS4/ PC and Xbox One/PC

Astro A50 wireless gaming headset works with PS4/ PC and Xbox One/PC

Astro Gaming has unveiled a new wireless gaming headset that will work with the PS4 or the Xbox One and your PC for gaming wherever you feel like playing. The headset is called the A50 Wireless and it has a base station that supports the PS4 and PC or Xbox One and PC. The headset transmits on a 5GHz frequency for reduced latency thanks to a less crowded spectrum.

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Street Fighter V trailer shows off tomorrow’s story mode release

Street Fighter V trailer shows off tomorrow’s story mode release

Tomorrow will bring the cinematic story mode update for Street Fighter V, and ahead of that release comes a trailer straight from Capcom showing off what you can expect. This is a major update, one that has been known for months and that brings the “A Shadow Falls” story mode. Capcom promises gamers will get a “ton of new content” with the update, and there will be two new characters joining the mix: Balrog and Ibuki.

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Twitch Social Eating category launches, confuses everyone

Twitch Social Eating category launches, confuses everyone

Slowly but surely, Twitch has been expanding beyond being just a website where people can stream themselves playing video games. At first, it was channel support for things like gaming talk shows or music, then came the launch of Twitch Creative, which allows users to stream as they do all sorts of creative and artistic things, from cosplay to 3D modelling. Today Twitch is celebrating the launch of a new category, and it's sure to leave some of you befuddled: social eating.

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