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Xbox One will now play your multi-disc Xbox 360 games

Xbox One will now play your multi-disc Xbox 360 games

Microsoft has been doing an excellent job of consistently adding more games to support the Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature since it debuted last year. It seems like every month a handful of popular Xbox 360 titles get added to the list, and with the latest update, multi-disc games are now supported too. In a post on Reddit, Microsoft's Larry Hryb revealed that the first game take advantage of this is Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut.

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Atari classics Missile Command and Centipede are going to be movies

Atari classics Missile Command and Centipede are going to be movies

Movie adaptations based on big-name, current generation video games, like Assassin's Creed, World of Warcraft, and Uncharted for example, are nice and all, but what the world really needs is to see the all-important classics brought to the big screen. I'm talking Atari's Missile Command and Centipede. Never mind the fact that neither of those titles have anything close to a story, if Hollywood can produce a quality film based on the board game Battleship, I have no doubt they can do the same here.

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Blizzard details how Overwatch cheaters will be dealt with

Blizzard details how Overwatch cheaters will be dealt with

Overwatch, the new team-based first-person shooter from Blizzard, just concluded its open beta earlier this week, and the game proved to be very popular, seeing over 9.7 million players. Now that the next step is awaiting the May 24th release, Blizzard has taken a moment to explain how it will deal with players caught cheating, and it's a simple, clear-cut policy: one strike and they're out. Cheating just once will result in a permanent ban from Overwatch.

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Microsoft shutting down game-creation tool Project Spark on August 12

Microsoft shutting down game-creation tool Project Spark on August 12

Microsoft has pulled Project Spark from its online stores, making it no longer available for download on the Xbox One or PC. The "game"/creativity tool allowed users to, well, make their own video games as a free-to-play service. The company says Project Spark's servers will be shut down on August 12th, thus removing access to the game's online features.

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Shenmue HD remaster possibly on the way from Sega

Shenmue HD remaster possibly on the way from Sega

The world was set ablaze with Shenmue 3 hype last year after a Kickstarter for a new sequel from creator Yu Suzuki set new funding records. Now fans of the RPG series may have something else to look forward to, as developer Sega has said that it's "currently investigating" the possibilities of HD remasters for the Dreamcast classics Shenmue and Shenmue 2. If successful, the titles, first released in 1999 and 2001, respectively, would likely be ported to current-gen consoles.

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Warcraft trailer gets recut in World of Warcraft

Warcraft trailer gets recut in World of Warcraft

We're just under a month away from the release of Warcraft, the movie based on the popular gaming franchise of the same name. Movies based on video games rarely work out the way that we hope, as it's not always easy to translate a story from an interactive medium to a passive one. One person has decided to take a new approach to the movie, by releasing their own remake of the trailer.

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Activision is going to use Facebook Live for e-sports broadcasting

Activision is going to use Facebook Live for e-sports broadcasting

As Activision Blizzard continues to get serious about e-sports as a major form of broadcast entertainment, the mega-publisher has announced that it will use Facebook Live as one outlet for bringing game matches to the masses. Thanks to a new partnership with the social network, Activision Blizzard will have more than just Twitch and YouTube as a way of building an audience for its MLG.tv platform.

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Monster Hunter Generations, special edition Nintendo 3DS gets US release date

Monster Hunter Generations, special edition Nintendo 3DS gets US release date

Almost eight months after its original Japanese release, the latest entry in Capcom's action-RPG series Monster Hunter is coming to the US on the Nintendo 3DS. Titled Monster Hunter Generations, the new game will maintain the series' trademark gameplay of four players teaming up to hunt and defeat massive creatures including dinosaurs and dragons, all while searching for better weapons and armor.

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Disney Researchers found a way to make faster RFID toys

Disney Researchers found a way to make faster RFID toys

Disney might have officially called it quits in publishing its own digital games, but it isn't completely throwing in the towel in researching the best ways to make those. Either that or the researchers at Disney got the memo too late. Teaming up with researchers from Carnegie Mellon and MIT, Disney Researchers have come across a solution that would make RFID-based toys and games faster but also more efficient, by doing away with the need to even include batteries just to keep track of objects.

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Hitman GO’s newest targets: Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR

Hitman GO’s newest targets: Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR

Hitman GO is an unusual game. Although it traces its roots back to Square Enix's popular stealth and assassination game, it has taken a slightly different turn on mobile and later on consoles as well. Now it is scouting new ground and will be taking down targets right in front of your eyes. Yes, Hitman GO has finally landed on VR, making it the publisher's first commercial VR game. Now available for the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR, practically both using Oculus' VR platform, Hitman GO: VR Edition puts a new spin on an already unique gameplay.

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Final Fantasy X, X-2 land on Steam in Remastered HD glory

Final Fantasy X, X-2 land on Steam in Remastered HD glory

A couple of years ago, it was near inconceivable that Square Enix would bring its PlayStation exclusive Final Fantasy titles to the PC. Save for Final Fantasy VII and VII, which were practically cult classics. Today, all but one of those single-player JRPGs are available on the Windows platform via Steam. Square Enix has finally launched both Final Fantasy X and its direct sequel X-2 on Steam as a Remastered version. That leaves the relatively less popular Final Fantasy XII out of the Steam party.

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Check out NVIDIA’s 200FPS DOOM gameplay demo

Check out NVIDIA’s 200FPS DOOM gameplay demo

If you're a PC gamer, then you know that over the weekend, NVIDIA announced their new GTX 1080 and 1070 cards. The announcement came Friday evening, but this was only one part of a larger ongoing event over the weekend. At one point on Saturday, members of id software came out to showcase DOOM running on one of the newly-announced cards. And now we have footage of the demo that was shown.

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