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Hearthstone Grand Tournament expansion brings 132 new cards

Hearthstone Grand Tournament expansion brings 132 new cards

Unlike Mojang's Scrolls, it seems that Blizzard's Hearthsthone online card battle game is doing quite well. At least well enough to warrant a major expansion to this sub-franchise of the Warcraft line. Like you would expect from a card game expansion, The Grand Tournament dumps a whole lot of new cards for players, just a bit over 130 in total. Of course there are new features to be had as well, including a new "Inspire" mechanic and new ranking rewards at the end of each month.

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Rockstar Editor will have new features on PS4, Xbox One

Rockstar Editor will have new features on PS4, Xbox One

Rockstar Editor will have new features when it arrives on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, it has been announced. The editor will be arriving on the consoles with the next Grand Theft Auto V update, allowing gamers to capture and edit their in-game footage. The editor is nothing new, but the features coming to the next-gen consoles are. The update will be arriving next month, and the new Rockstar Editor features will also be made available on the PC.

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Nintendo details games, amiibo lineup for rest of 2015

Nintendo details games, amiibo lineup for rest of 2015

Nintendo has revealed its plans for the remainder of 2015, including the roster of games it has in the pipeline. Among the plans is a new exclusive Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle that will be offered through Walmart retail stores and online. The bundle will bring with it the game and Idea Book, as well as a 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color amiibo. That bundle will be available starting September 11 for $299.96 USD. There will be several new amiibo figures and a slew of new titles, as well.

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Nintendo patent reveals game console without optical drive

Nintendo patent reveals game console without optical drive

A newly discovered patent from Nintendo reveals the gaming company may be planning to ditch the optical drive in its next console. Thankfully they aren't planning to make a return to cartridges, like in the pre-GameCube days, but rather forego any kind of drive at all for inserting games. Instead, it seems Nintendo may have finally caught up to the thinking of Sony and Microsoft, and sees a future where games are downloaded over the internet and stored locally.

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Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch just a few weeks away

Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch just a few weeks away

Remember Batman: Arkham Knight? Know about the PC version? Unless you're one of those bitten by the horrible launch that should never have been, you're unlikely to know about it since it was pulled from the shelves. Hope, however, might be springing eternal. WB Games community manager braved the angry mob to announce that, if all goes well, the much awaited patch to fix the PC version of the game will be coming in the next few weeks. That is, if all goes well, of course.

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Pokemon World Championship entrants arrested with trunk full of guns

Pokemon World Championship entrants arrested with trunk full of guns

Two young men were arrested in Boston late last week after they were illegally in possession of a large number of guns and ammunition. While the good news here is that another awful public shooting incident may have been prevented, the strange part is that the two were participants in the Pokemon World Championships. The Boston Police Department had been warned in advance after James Stumbo, 27, and Kevin North, 18, had posted an image of the weapons on Facebook along with mentions of the tournament.

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Final Fantasy VII for iOS Review

Final Fantasy VII for iOS Review

What do you remember about 1997? I remember a time before the iPhone or iPad, a period when the Internet boom was in full swing, and computer shows were a key part of my life. I also remember a video game that changed my opinion of role-playing games forever: Final Fantasy VII. Back then, the game was a monster hit and today, it lives on in my heart (and the hearts of millions around the globe) as one of the best RPGs to ever grace the PlayStation. Final Fantasy VII is without exaggeration, a masterpiece.

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This Madden NFL 16 ad has dancing, dinosaurs, and “Al Pacino”

This Madden NFL 16 ad has dancing, dinosaurs, and “Al Pacino”

Today you're going to witness an awe-inspiring video spot for the next Madden football video game. This video bounces off the last super-absurd ad spot for the game, bringing in a couple of headband-wearing muscle masters to answer the call of a madman, who's kidnapped our hero's girlfriend. They've got to train, and train hard. They've got to get so good at the game that they can't lose. It's kind of like Athene the world's greatest paladin, but not quite as dramatic.

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Metroid spectacularly re-imagined in Unreal Engine 4

Metroid spectacularly re-imagined in Unreal Engine 4

Developer CryZENx brings a fully re-imagined Metroid Prime gameplay environment into existence with Unreal Engine 4. And boy does it look fantastic. What you're going to see is a project - not an official game made for release. Here you'll see some of the capabilities of the graphics environment Unreal Engine 4, complete with realistic lighting, shadows, atmosphere, and everything in-between. Just keep reminding yourself that while this isn't a real game - it could indicate where Metroid could go, someday, maybe.

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Real life first-person zombie shooter pops up on Chatroulette

Real life first-person zombie shooter pops up on Chatroulette

Turns out, if you still use Chatroulette, the website that matches you and your webcam up with a random stranger, you may not always be shown someone doing something obscene. You might just get thrown into a real life first person shooter (FPS), with you in control of someone trying fight off zombies. That's exactly what happened when random users were paired with the British film production crew Realm Pictures, who managed to create a live-action FPS that plays out in real-time right before viewers.

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Japan’s Pokemon arcade fighting game is coming to Wii U

Japan’s Pokemon arcade fighting game is coming to Wii U

Good news for Wii U owners and Pokemon fans! It's just been announced that Pokken Tournament, an arcade fighting game set in the Pokemon universe, is coming to Nintendo's Wii U console in 2016. Until now, the game has only been available in Japan's arcades. The 3D fighting game lets players pit Pokemon in one-on-one battles. It hasn't been revealed if or how the Wii U version will differ from the original arcade release, but it is confirmed for a worldwide release next spring.

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