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Guitar Hero Live makes you an actual (digital) rock star

Guitar Hero Live makes you an actual (digital) rock star

The Guitar Hero franchise seems to have more life than actual rock stars. A full decade in, a typical band would have retired or split up for solo projects. Not Guitar Hero, though. Ten years old and a full five years or so since its last release, Guitar Hero Live is coming your way. Not a reboot, Guitar Hero Live is more than a game — it’s a platform. Along with the new-look game, you’ll also get access to GHTV, Guitar Hero’s play-along collection of videos.

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Rockstar Editor will let you stage your dream GTA video clip

Rockstar Editor will let you stage your dream GTA video clip

GTA V for PC is here, but it seems that Rockstar has something more for fans of the franchise on computers. Along with the release of the PC version of the title, the game developer will also be including the Rockstar Editor. This handy little tool will allow players not just capture and relive some of their best moments and stunts in the game, it will even let them cook up their own action sequences, in case what they find in game is just not quite to their standards.

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Bungie teases the days leading to Destiny Expansion II

Bungie teases the days leading to Destiny Expansion II

Destiny's Expansion II might be coming late, but Bungie is making sure you'll be entertained, or at least informed, until that day arrives. House of Wolves, the title for the next big installment of one of the hottest MMO's to hit the console, is arriving on May 19. While gamers eagerly, and perhaps nervously, await that promised update, Bungie will be filling in the lull, not by spilling all, but by teasing bits and pieces that will make up Expansion II. This is both to tease players as well as to avoid the nasty surprises that muddied Expansion I last year.

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Activision teases new incarnation of Guitar Hero for PS4 and Xbox One

Activision teases new incarnation of Guitar Hero for PS4 and Xbox One

Activision just released this teaser trailer for one of their soon-to-be-released games. The teaser is purposefully mysterious as it doesn't specify a game title, but after watching it we're leaning towards a new game from the Guitar Hero franchise. It's been almost five years since the last Guitar Hero game came out. The last title released was Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, and it sold only a disappointing 86,000 units in its first week. Is five years too long of a lapse for the game to win back its former cult status?

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HP Omen Pro : for game makers, not just players

HP Omen Pro : for game makers, not just players

The second coming of the HP Omen is here with the HP Omen Pro, one made for game developers more than game players. Inside users will find an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M graphics card, and enough solid state drive storage to make with the game creation. This machine costs more than its partner (the non-pro), and rolls with many of the same looks on the outside. While most game developers take to desktops to push their high-powered creations, this machine makes the case for on-the-go makers.

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Monster Hunter Stories for 3DS will take a “new direction”

Monster Hunter Stories for 3DS will take a “new direction”

Monster Hunter is dead. Long live Monster Hunter. Or something to that effect. The next installment for the Monster Hunter franchise has just been revealed and its already causing a bit of a stir. First, it will be available for the Nintendo 3DS, no word yet on any plans to debut elsewhere. But perhaps more importantly, there are already hints in place that Monster Hunter Stories, as it will be officially called, will not be like the Monster Hunter that you might have grown to love, but one that its creators will take to a new direction.

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Mortal Kombat X mobile makes you want to grab the real deal

Mortal Kombat X mobile makes you want to grab  the real deal

If all goes well, gamers will get their hands on the latest installment of the blood and gore Mortal Kombat franchise this week. But if you're still on the fence about spending some dollars on the game, maybe you'll want to get the free to play mobile Mortal Kombat X game just to whet your appetite. Or not. While the game does posses the characters, factions, locations, and some of the high quality graphics promised in MKX for consoles, that's basically all there is. It's as if the game was designed to disappoint and frustrate you enough that you'll want to really buy the full thing instead.

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Final Fantasy XIII now streams to iOS and Android in Japan

Final Fantasy XIII now streams to iOS and Android in Japan

If you're any sort of a mobile gamer, you might have started jumping up and down before, or even after, reading that headline, but do try to calm down a bit for the details. Yes, it is true that, at least for Japanese smarpthone owners, the most recent, non-MMORPG, Final Fantasy game is indeed playable on their device, but that's not because the game has miraculously been ported to iOS or Android. This is all happening through the magic of game streaming and, is, therefore, quite limited in reach.

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Xbox One highlights energy-saving mode for lower electric bills

Xbox One highlights energy-saving mode for lower electric bills

A few weeks ago, the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council was critical of Microsoft and their Xbox One console in how its "Instant On" mode was wasting energy and increasing electric bills of gamers around the world by a collective $250 million. Now, Microsoft is making more of an effort to put the Xbox One's energy-saving option front and center during set-up, allowing users to make a clear choice about using less electricity, and save an average of $6-$15 per year, according to the company.

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PAMELA is a horror game without the cliches

PAMELA is a horror game without the cliches

Horror games are always fun, but too often they're like horror movies -- cliched and repetitive, repeating the same dry stories with vaguely similar characters. That's not always true, though, and sometimes a horror game surfaces that breaks the mold in some way. PAMELA looks to be one of those, presenting a horror game wrapped in a bright-neon and clean science fiction-like package. It's a survival horror game, and it'll be available for the PC when it launches. Trailer available after the jump!

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