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Minecraft Boss Update & Add-Ons to debut in October

Minecraft Boss Update & Add-Ons to debut in October

At MineCon this weekend (that's Minecraft Convention), Microsoft-owned develop Mojang announced that the much-anticipated Boss Update will finally be released on October 18th for Minecraft: Pocket Edition on both iOS and Android, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta, and the new Minecraft: Gear VR Edition. First revealed at this year's E3, the Boss Update brings the game's boss battles to players on these versions for the first time.

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Blizzard is killing its Battle.net branding after 20 years of use

Blizzard is killing its Battle.net branding after 20 years of use

If you've been playing Blizzard games like World of Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, Hearthstone, and the recent Overwatch over the years, you know the name Battle.net as being synonymous with the developer's own. First introduced back in 1996 with the debut of the original Diablo, Battle.net was Blizzard's core multiplayer platform used to power every game that followed. But after 20 years of use, Blizzard announced last week that it was putting the name to rest.

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Street Fighter V PC update included rootkit, now pulled over malware concerns

Street Fighter V PC update included rootkit, now pulled over malware concerns

Thursday saw the release of an update for Street Fighter V on both PS4 and PC that included several new features, including new character Urien, a versus CPU mode, and stage KOs, or the ability for players to defeat opponents using a level's environment. But those playing the fighting game on PC noticed that they got something extra for their platform: a rootkit that allows any application access to the PC's kernel.

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Now you can play No Man’s Sky as a Doom mod

Now you can play No Man’s Sky as a Doom mod

Do you wish you could play No Man's Sky but don't have a PC (or PS4) powerful enough to run it? Maybe you're interested in the game, but turned off by all the reports about a lack of satisfying gameplay and/or the missing features that were promised before launch. Or are you one of those types that just really likes games that make use of tech from the original Doom? Well, if any or all of those statements apply, there's a mod that will be right up your alley.

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Call of Duty 3 gets Xbox One backwards compatibility

Call of Duty 3 gets Xbox One backwards compatibility

Xbox One backwards compatibility has added Call of Duty 3 to its roster, allowing those with the latest Xbox One console to play the older COD title. The addition was confirmed by Larry Hyrb via a tweet yesterday; the support is in place now, so you can go ahead and pick up the title for your Xbox One if you're so inclined. The addition joins both Call of Duty 2 and Black Ops on the backwards compatibility list.

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Gear VR getting Xbox One controller support, available first in Minecraft

Gear VR getting Xbox One controller support, available first in Minecraft

With services like Xbox Play Anywhere, Microsoft already has its hand in a few gaming honey pots. We can add one more to that list, as the company announced today that its Xbox One controllers will soon be compatible with Samsung's Gear VR. That functionality will be available first in Minecraft: Gear VR Edition through an update that's currently scheduled to land in October.

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Why Nintendo chose iPhone over Android

Why Nintendo chose iPhone over Android

It's become obvious that Apple has somehow shaken hands with Nintendo in a way that's brought the first real Nintendo-made Nintendo character game to their platform first. That game goes by the name Super Mario Run, a game which is a mobile-friendly edition of the first several Mario games mixed into one future-ready package. Today we find out why it was Apple, not Google and Android, that got to get the game first.

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Civilization VI system requirements released

Civilization VI system requirements released

With so many high profile game releases coming up before the end of 2016 - Titanfall 2, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Battlefield 1 - you'd be forgiven if, like me, you forgot that Civilization VI is also scheduled for an autumn launch. There are a lot of people out there looking forward to Civilization VI (or, on the other hand, hoping for a return to form after the stumble that was Beyond Earth), and ahead of its October 21 launch, Firaxis and 2K Games have unleashed the game's system requirements.

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Raspberry Pi retro gaming system is inside a NES cartridge

Raspberry Pi retro gaming system is inside a NES cartridge

Way back in the day the video game system of choice was the NES or Nintendo Entertainment System. I had one with the little robot that moved things around in the real world while you played a rather boring game on the screen. All of the video games came on big gray cartridges that you slid into the front of the system.

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Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder hits PS4 on October 18

Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder hits PS4 on October 18

Next month, PlayStation 4 owners will get Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder, Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment have announced. The game will be available on October 18, bringing gamers new content and features versus the previous title, including things like a new tier of dungeon, a trio of new adventure zones, guild alliances, an Ostorian relics system, and more. The new game will feature Catti-brie and Wulfgar, characters from R.A. Salvatore’s novels.

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Minecraft: Education Edition launches November 1

Minecraft: Education Edition launches November 1

Minecraft: Education Edition will be available starting November 1, marking the full release after months of being available under a limited early access program. According to the company, more than 35,000 teachers and students have been taking part in the early access program, and their feedback has been used to help refine the final product. Those who want to try before they buy should be sure to grab the early version before November 1 rolls around.

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Fallout Shelter offers up new stickers for iOS 10

Fallout Shelter offers up new stickers for iOS 10

Mario, as it turns out, isn't the only gaming icon you'll see with a sticker set in iOS 10. Today Bethesda updated it's popular mobile game Fallout Shelter, and though the update doesn't bring any major gameplay changes with it, it does include a new sticker set for Apple's latest mobile OS, giving Vault Boy a set of his own.

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