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Fable Legends is really gone for good, refunds going out

Fable Legends is really gone for good, refunds going out

Some legends just aren't meant to be and simply fade with the passing of time. If there were any hope that Lionhead Studios' stillborn cooperative online action game would live on, those were now all dashed. As of 13th of April, 2016, Fable Legends is no more. Considering it never really got a public release, some would probably say it never really was in the first place. The one sliver of good news is that at least those who made in-game purchases will all be refunded in due time.

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Flappy Bird has been ported to…an ecig

Flappy Bird has been ported to…an ecig

The Flappy Bird hysteria has died down, the app is still absent from the app stores (excluding the bajillion knockoff apps), and yet the game hasn't disappeared from our hearts and porting efforts. The most recent port involves a particularly large e-cigarette with an equally large black-and-white display, as well as a trio of buttons...and the fixings needed to play a tiny, probably frustrating game of Flappy Bird.

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Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Bespin’ expansion coming this June

Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Bespin’ expansion coming this June

Star Wars: Battlefront will be getting a new expansion called ‘Bespin’ this upcoming June. This will be the second digital expansion pack since the game’s release, following the ‘Outer Rim’ DLC, and it’ll include four new maps that’ll be available for all of the “most popular” game modes. What awaits gamers in the expansion pack? Among other things, says game producer Craig McLeod, you’ll get to “spend time in a carbonite chamber.”

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Grand Theft Auto V has made “at least” $500 million from microtransactions

Grand Theft Auto V has made “at least” $500 million from microtransactions

Microtransactions are a double-edged sword. Through them developers can earn additional money, which can fund future content, and can allow them to release games and content for less than they might have, without them. But they can also be a cash cow that helps those who don’t mind spending cash, and leaves those on a tight budget feeling left behind.

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The Division’s new loot system and trading explained

The Division’s new loot system and trading explained

The first big update for Tom Clancy's: The Division has dropped, and with it comes one huge change. Sure, there are plenty of changes, but I want to focus for a minute on just one of them. Loot. Specifically, you can now trade loot with your friends, but it's not quite that simple.

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New Xbox One incoming, according to FCC filing

New Xbox One incoming, according to FCC filing

Since early March, rumors have been swirling around that Sony is planning on releasing an updated PlayStation 4. The idea is that it will pack some extra power that would let it run 4K games, among other things. This would likely also help with some of Sony's VR plans, as the console will need all of the extra juice it can get. But what about Microsoft? Well it turns out that the company may also be considering a new revision of the Xbox One.

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Microsoft’s Marmalade simplifies making cross-platform games

Microsoft’s Marmalade simplifies making cross-platform games

Xbox fans, no need to pick your pitchforks and light up those torches. This isn't yet the feared moment when Microsoft muddles the divide between PCs and consoles. Well, at least not yet. Perhaps it does lay the foundations, but at face value, Microsoft's new Marmalade platform is intended to ease the not so fun aspects of developing games that run on Windows 10, Android, and even iOS by giving developers an API, tools, and emulators that abstracts all those OS differences away into a single, common platform.

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Nintendo should adopt The Pokemon Company’s attitude toward mobile devices

Nintendo should adopt The Pokemon Company’s attitude toward mobile devices

Did you know that there's going to be an augmented reality Pokemon game launched this summer? It's going to be huge. Nintendo doesn't want to let their most lucrative characters and games to be released as-is on mobile devices - not unless they're being manufactured by Nintendo. Nintendo doesn't own Pokemon. The Pokemon Company owns Pokemon. The Pokemon Company has the opportunity to show Nintendo what they've got waiting for them if they open their doors to 3rd-party device game and app releases.

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Fix Dark Souls III crashing issues with these tips

Fix Dark Souls III crashing issues with these tips

This is the big week for Dark Souls fans here in the US. While the game has been out in Japan for a little while already, the rest of the world is only just now getting access to the game. And so far, it's proving to be a far more difficult challenge than the previous two games, although for very different reasons.

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This Nintendo Zapper Glock fires 9mm rounds

This Nintendo Zapper Glock fires 9mm rounds

I'm pretty sure that the first gun of any sort that I ever held was grey and made of plastic. It had a red trigger, and I primarily used it for hunting ducks. Yes, it was the Zapper for the original NES. Well one handgun maker has dressed up a Glock to look just like that classic Nintendo accessory, and gotten a lot of heat over it.

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Phaeton is an 80’s arcade shooter with a classic high-score prize

Phaeton is an 80’s arcade shooter with a classic high-score prize

Back in the 80's, there was one way to prove that you were the best at a particular video game. All you needed to do was rack up your high score at the local arcade, and put your initials at the top of the board. If you were really good, you might even submit your score to Twin Galaxies, who kept track of all of the highest scores in the land. Well today, you can relive some of that enjoyment, thanks to author Ernest Cline.

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Titanfall 2 trailer teases swordplay and PS4 release

Titanfall 2 trailer teases swordplay and PS4 release

This morning Respawn Entertainment and EA Games revealed their first teaser trailer for Titanfall 2. It's been a couple of seasons out, now, since the first Titanfall was released, and the companies have been bashing about since then, creating another mech warrior game that - this time - appears to be ready to give you a bit more freedom in how you'll be tearing your opponents apart. In the first Titanfall, it's a lot more about the guns. In this one - we've just seen a sword. It's a big-time sword-fighting action brawler, for that we can cross our fingers without a doubt.

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