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Desert Bus to get a VR-compatible sequel

Desert Bus to get a VR-compatible sequel

If you've never heard of the game Desert Bus, then you're missing out. Well, you're missing out on a game that quite literally has you drive across the desert in a bus. The game is quite literally the most boring thing you can play, as you drive from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas at 45 MPH, in real time. And it's getting a sequel, complete with VR support.

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Here’s your Mythical Pokemon release schedule for the game’s 20th anniversary

Here’s your Mythical Pokemon release schedule for the game’s 20th anniversary

When your highly-successful franchise hits a big milestone, you have to celebrate. Especially when people are still buying and playing your games in droves. Yesterday we showed you the new Special Edition Pokemon 3DS, which will be released next month. But Nintendo has gifts coming for everyone, once a month, through the end of the year. And we've got the schedule.

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Fallout 4 mod adds seasons to the game

Fallout 4 mod adds seasons to the game

We know that war never changes, but what about the seasons? In the world of Fallout, everything seems to be frozen in a bubble of time. Sure, crops grow, but aside from that, the trees and other vegetation remain exactly the same. Thankfully one creative modder set out to fix this little detail.

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Norwegian high school adds eSports to the curriculum

Norwegian high school adds eSports to the curriculum

School was a lot different back when I attended. Only in the later years did we spend time in the computer lab more than a couple of times per year. I distinctly remember having an exam in the 8th grade that consisted only of playing and completing Oregon Trail. Well, if you live in Norway, you might have a Counter-Strike match for your final exam.

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‘Psychonauts’ game arrives on PlayStation 4 this spring

‘Psychonauts’ game arrives on PlayStation 4 this spring

The classic PS2 game Psychonauts will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 this upcoming spring, according to Double Fine Productions’ James Stafford. This launch comes at a time when variations of the game are being produced; a crowdfunding campaign recently sought money to fund Psychonauts 2, for example, and Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin was recently announced as an upcoming PlayStation VR exclusive.

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EA’s Origin Access provides $4.99 subscription for PC games

EA’s Origin Access provides $4.99 subscription for PC games

Back in 2014, EA offered up a novel solution for gamers that want to play new games, but don't want shell out the cash for every one of them. The solution was EA Access, and was a subscription service that allowed you access to every game in The Vault for one low monthly fee. The only real downside to the service is that it has only been available to Xbox One owners.

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Sony’s “Let’s Play” trademark attempt foiled by another company

Sony’s “Let’s Play” trademark attempt foiled by another company

Let's Plays have been around for some time now. If you're not familiar, a Let's Play is where someone records themselves playing a game, adds commentary, and uploads it to someplace like YouTube. These can be a great way to learn about a game, or just entertain yourself for a couple of hours. And since it's a term that's not company or brand-specific, Sony thought it was about time that they went ahead and trademarked the term “Let's Play.”

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DraftKings and FanDuel can operate in New York again

DraftKings and FanDuel can operate in New York again

Last month we brought you the news that the Supreme Court ruled that both DraftKings and FanDuel could no longer operate in the state of New York. Well, specifically, that they were barred from “accepting entry fees, wagers or bets from New York consumers in regards to any competition, game or contest." That pretty much takes all of the fun out of what those companies do. It looks like that ruling is changing, at least for now.

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Become Mega Man with these limited edition headphones

Become Mega Man with these limited edition headphones

Ever since I played the first Mega Man game back on the NES, I was hooked. It was a pretty big change from jumping on goombas and hopping over pits. And it had a vastly different feel from shooting games like Contra. While I'll never have the powers of the Blue Bomber, I might be able to look the part, thanks to a new pair of headphones.

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Shovel Knight’s amiibo can be read while still in the package

Shovel Knight’s amiibo can be read while still in the package

When you buy a collectable figure, you've got a couple of options. You can take it out of the packaging, and enjoy playing with it, or leave it in the box, to remain in mint condition for all of its days. Unfortunately, if you're into collecting amiibo, you don't have much of a choice if you actually want to use them for their intended purpose. Thankfully there is at least one that you can use, while still leaving it sealed in its packaging.

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