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Android starts to Tango as iPhone potential wanes

Android starts to Tango as iPhone potential wanes

While Apple's next iPhone seems to show little potential for great change, Google announces Android software integration with one of their most forward-thinking projects ever: Tango. Apple has built a massive consumer following with the idea that their iPhone is reliable, secure, and ubiquitous - unavoidably present in the public eye. Google, on the other hand, creates the software that manufacturers of all sorts then use to create their own, unique smartphones. This week, Google announced that they'd be adding Tango software to the next version of Android. This could change the public's expectations for a great smartphone entirely.

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Oculus is shooting itself in the foot with DRM

Oculus is shooting itself in the foot with DRM

When you release the "next big thing" in your particular corner of the market, a company relies on a few things to ensure its success. One key component is making sure that the product delivers on all of its promises. Another is to rely on brand recognition to get people to purchase it. And finally, you have to make sure that you don't manage to upset your user base before they even get your product into their hands. Oculus seems to be struggling pretty hard with that last part, currently.

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Minecraft to finally make its debut in China

Minecraft to finally make its debut in China

Minecraft may have captured the imaginations of gamers old and young, as well found a place in educational environments, around the world, but there's one significant population that still doesn't have access to the game: the people of China. Fortunately that's about to change, as developer Mojang and franchise owner Microsoft have announced that Minecraft will be launching in China thanks to a five-year partnership with NetEase, a local internet company.

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Destiny: Rise of Iron poster leak teases next expansion

Destiny: Rise of Iron poster leak teases next expansion

Destiny fans, take notice! A leaked image of a promotional poster has given away the title of the game's next expansion, expected to be released this fall. Called Rise of Iron, the poster shows the character Lord Saladin holding a large hammer/axe and standing among several wolves, in what could be one of the game's Earth locations. Assuming the poster is legit, this could be part of the promotional material we see next month at E3 when the expansion is officially announced.

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All World of Warcraft expansions are now free for all players

All World of Warcraft expansions are now free for all players

The next few months are looking to be good ones for Blizzard, and fans of their popular MMO, World of Warcraft. In June, Blizzard will release their first feature film, based on the franchise. Then in August, they'll be releasing the next expansion for the game, Legion.

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Someone already beat Doom on Ultra Nightmare difficulty without dying

Someone already beat Doom on Ultra Nightmare difficulty without dying

While the open multiplayer was hit or miss for most players, now that the new Doom has been released, reviews have been praising the campaign mode of developer id Software's reboot. The game manages to walk the tightrope of staying loyal to the classic originals, while still bringing something new to the table and incorporating modern FPS mechanics.

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Xbox One running Windows 95 and Duke Nukem 3D

Xbox One running Windows 95 and Duke Nukem 3D

Someone is always trying to get some old OS or other bit of software to run on modern platforms for no other reason than nostalgia or because they wanted to. The most recent of this sort of feat is a YouTuber called vcfan who was able to get Windows 95 to run on an Xbox One game console. The game console is essentially a PC so it's not hard to believe this can happen, but there is a caveat.

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Rockstar Games will be revealing new projects ‘soon’

Rockstar Games will be revealing new projects ‘soon’

Rockstar Games will be taking the wraps off some new projects ‘soon,’ according to Take-Two’s recent financial report. The publisher mentioned Rockstar in its report, saying that it has “exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.” Rockstar, of course, is behind some quite popular games, most notably Grand Theft Auto. What kind of projects are in the pipeline?

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Warcraft movie tickets will come with a free copy of the game

Warcraft movie tickets will come with a free copy of the game

Next month, the lore behind the popular MMO, World of Warcraft, will make its way to the big screen. And Blizzard is no doubt hoping that moviegoers will develop a new interest in the game, even if they've never played it before. In fact, if you got to the right theaters, you'll get a free copy of the game to take home and install.

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Yokai Watch 2 is coming to the US, and it’s bringing lots of toys

Yokai Watch 2 is coming to the US, and it’s bringing lots of toys

After the huge success in Japan, Yokai Watch made its debut to Western gamers this past November, nearly two years after the game’s original Japanese release. While the franchise’s reception hasn’t been as extraordinary as its rival, Pokemon, the games and television show seems to have made enough bank to continue the line with Yokai Watch 2. The release of the second game was really when the series began to take Japan by storm, so hopefully the same can be said about the US market.

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Angry gamers petition to have Uncharted 4 review score removed from Metacritic

Angry gamers petition to have Uncharted 4 review score removed from Metacritic

The internet is an angry place and no one gets angrier than gamers when someone disagrees with the majority. One reviewer recently found out the hard way what it was like to become the target of anger from hordes of gamers after posting a negative review of the new Uncharted 4. This created a blemish on the game’s overall score on the site Metacritic. And nothing gets gamers more riled up than someone having a dissenting opinion.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon, which starter should you choose?

Pokemon Sun and Moon, which starter should you choose?

If you haven’t heard by now, Nintendo has recently released images of the new starter Pokémon for its new Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon set to release in November of this year and the news has taken the internet by storm. The reason why? They’re all unbelievably cute that it’s hard to choose between them! Whereas most years there’s always been a clear winner that won everyone’s heart, this year there is no clear winner. Well, there is a clear loser.

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