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Xbox One S is 40% smaller, and comes with a redesigned controller

Xbox One S is 40% smaller, and comes with a redesigned controller

As expected, Microsoft kicked off their Xbox E3 2016 briefing by announcing a new Xbox. Just like they did several years back, they have slimmed down their current console, but physical size isn’t the only thing that’s new about the Xbox One S.

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OSVR enters consumer VR market with $400 headset

OSVR enters consumer VR market with $400 headset

Taking on E3 2016 on the dawn of the first full day, OSVR have revealed their Hacker Development Kit 2. That's not just a developer device, but a full- blown consumer-ready virtual reality headset that's ALSO made for developers (and hackers), that'll cost users $399 right out the box. There aren't any controllers in the box, and you'll have to do some hacking to make it work with room-scale tracking, but it's basically all there - if you know what you're doing.

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BATMAN The Telltale Series paints a rather different picture

BATMAN The Telltale Series paints a rather different picture

The Batman we've seen in movies, games, and comics in the last few years have has been portrayed as a dark, brooding, violent, unstable, and almost psychotic vigilante in stark contrast to the Caped Crusader of old. After all, he is the Dark Knight nowadays. Taking a break from all that unrestrained action, an upcoming Batman game remains dark in theme but, instead of the dark corners of Gotham's streets, players will be exploring the dark corners of Bruce Wayne's mind. This is Batman, Telltale style.

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Xbox Android and iOS app revamp brings Xbox SmartGlass feel

Xbox Android and iOS app revamp brings Xbox SmartGlass feel

Microsoft has unveiled the refreshed Xbox App for Android and iOS devices. The app will keep you connected with all your gaming pals while you are away from your game console. Microsoft has brought everything that gamers feel comfortable with and like from Xbox SmartGlass into the refreshed Xbox app. The app will allow users to see what friends on Xbox Live are doing, share updates and game clips, watch and interact with game content, and buy games from the store.

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Pip-Boy: Deluxe Bluetooth Edition is fit for the apocalypse

Pip-Boy: Deluxe Bluetooth Edition is fit for the apocalypse

Gamers who have played Fallout 4 or any of the other games in the franchise will recognize what this is right away. It's the Pip-Boy Model 3000 Mk IV that the player wears in the game. It's a perfect replica and while it's worth noting that the one in the photos is a prototype, ThinkGeek promises it will look exactly like it does now when the final version lands. The device doesn't work with the video game, which is sad.

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Bethesda E3 Roundup: Everything you need to know

Bethesda E3 Roundup: Everything you need to know

It's E3 again, so naturally there is a ton of gaming news to sift through. Gamers, of course, have their favorites and loyalties, and suffice it to say, many of them were not disappointed this year. Take for example, Bethesda, who nearly had a dozen title to talk about for E3 this year. Those, however, aren't just new titles designed to bait in new, unsuspecting buyers. The game publisher also has a few treats and surprises to tempt fans of existing franchises to buckle up and gear up for another journey into their beloved fictional worlds.

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EA Sports FIFA 17 gets a story mode in “The Journey”

EA Sports FIFA 17 gets a story mode in “The Journey”

In almost all sports game, the entirety of the game is naturally focused on the game itself. After all, it is a sports game. However, the reality is, like any other human being, athletes do have lives to live outside the game, no matter how sports-centric those lives may be. That is exactly the focus of the new "The Journey" game mode that EA Sports added to FIFA 17 that details the life of fictional football player and Premiere League hopeful Alex Hunter, allowing players to shape his life and his career both on and off pitch.

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Xbox One S leaks: 40% slimmer console with 4K

Xbox One S leaks: 40% slimmer console with 4K

Microsoft's next Xbox console has leaked ahead of the company's E3 2016 press conference, the Xbox One S, a smaller but more potent version of the current machine. Long-anticipated for this year's E3, the new console's most noticeable change over the existing model is its reduced size - the name is almost certainly a play on "Xbox One Slim" - apparently 40-percent smaller than today's Xbox One.

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Halo Wars 2 leak reveals open beta coming at E3

Halo Wars 2 leak reveals open beta coming at E3

E3 2016 officially kicks off tomorrow, and Microsoft's big press conference is scheduled for Monday, June 13th. While we now know that a PC port of Halo 5 won't be among their announcements, it seems an open beta for the upcoming Halo Wars 2 will be. A listing for the game turned up on the Xbox Store (surely by mistake) on the Xbox One, revealing that the beta will be available from June 13th to June 20th.

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Rocket League heads to Neo Tokyo for June update

Rocket League heads to Neo Tokyo for June update

Rocket League developer Psyonix has announced the details on the upcoming June update for the hit soccer-with-RC-cars game. Available for free on June 20th, the update will introduce a new arena, "Neo Tokyo," featuring a neon-drenched, cybperunk-inspired take on the metropolis. There's several new features as well, such as a new play mode and the ability to trade-in items, along with two new DLC cars that can be purchased separately.

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Acer Predator G6 Review : War Machine

Acer Predator G6 Review : War Machine

The desktop Acer calls Predator G6 (G6-710 for this review) is a monster. It's not the largest and most all-inclusive PC they offer - it's not even the most massive Predator. Instead, it's a great combination of elements. It's powerful enough to run high-end games and virtual reality applications, acts like a custom-built rig (with plenty of bright lights and odd opening panels), and looks rather fine. There's room for expansion, but also rolls correct right out of the box.

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Fallout 4 gets listed for free, but don’t expect to keep your copy

Fallout 4 gets listed for free, but don’t expect to keep your copy

Yesterday some lucky gamers stumbled onto one of the best deals that you can find on a game. Fallout 4 was listed for free on the Xbox store. In fact, you could even pick up the Deluxe Edition of the game, which includes all current and future DLC without paying a dime. Was this perhaps this was part of some strange E3 promotion from Bethesda and Microsoft? No, sadly not.

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