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Gears of War 4 adorns first special edition Xbox One S

Gears of War 4 adorns first special edition Xbox One S

The new Xbox One S, a smaller, redesigned version of Microsoft's game console, won't be available until August, and already there's a special edition model announced. As you'd expect, it's themed after Microsoft's biggest exclusive title for the upcoming holiday season: Gears of War 4. The console drops the One S's white shell for a dark red, adorned with the Gears logo and laser-etched claw marks.

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Two men fall off 75ft cliff while playing Pokemon GO

Two men fall off 75ft cliff while playing Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO players have stumbled upon dead bodies, tripped and wrecked, continued to play while hurt, and have even, in some places, been lured and mugged. One of the more harrowing stories to surface, though, is that of two men who walked off a 75ft+ cliff while hunting monsters. The incident took place in Encinitas, California at a beach said to be close to San Diego. They were, as you’d expect, distracted by trying to catch nearby Pokemon.

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Assemblyman threatens Pokemon GO legislation in name of public safety

Assemblyman threatens Pokemon GO legislation in name of public safety

Pokemon GO has raised safety concerns on multiple levels, and now one Brooklyn Democrat has threatened to introduce legislation related to the game if the company behind it fails to be “be vigilant before they become liable” for any issues related to, it seems, public safety. Assemblyman Felix Ortiz made his statements earlier this week, saying, “Every single one of us who might want to play this game have to be very cautious."

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T-Mobile gives Pokemon GO players free data

T-Mobile gives Pokemon GO players free data

T-Mobile has announced that on July 19, as part of its T-Mobile Tuesdays campaign, it’ll give its subscribers free data for playing Pokemon GO. As with Music Freedom and Binge On, the data used while playing Pokemon GO won’t count against one’s high-speed data allotment…and this perk will remain available for the next year. In addition, the Uncarrier is offering some perks including a free snack and funds for hitching rides to nearby PokeStops or Gyms.

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Five tips I shouldn’t have to tell you about Pokemon GO, but probably do

Five tips I shouldn’t have to tell you about Pokemon GO, but probably do

We're past the stage where gamers emerged, blinking and squinting in the light, and well into Pokemon GO as a cultural phenomenon. Nintendo and Niantic's augmented reality game hit just the right balance of cherished franchise and smartphone-powered location based play, demonstrated by just how many people are up off the couch and out in the streets searching for Pikachu and Pidgey. Problem is, some bad habits have developed along with the hunt...

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Google Play Indie Games Festival kicks off in San Francisco this September

Google Play Indie Games Festival kicks off in San Francisco this September

Competing as a game developer on the Google Play Store can be a tough proposition, especially as we see more and more professional game developers leave their big studios to start or join studios dedicated to mobile games. If you're one of those small-time game developers, good news: Google has announced that it will be giving independent developers a chance to have their moment in the spotlight later this year, when it hosts the Google Play Indie Games Festival in San Francisco.

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Pokemon GO players can now suggest Gym and Pokestop locations

Pokemon GO players can now suggest Gym and Pokestop locations

If you're a Pokemon GO player living in a metropolitan area, chances are you're surrounded by Pokestops and Gyms. For those in more rural areas, though, stocking up on items by visiting Pokestops or duking it out at Gyms proves to be a little more difficult. That might all be changing soon, as Niantic has given Pokemon GO players the tools to suggest locations that would make for good Pokestops or Gyms.

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Fallout Shelter arrives on PC at long last

Fallout Shelter arrives on PC at long last

We heard earlier this week that the PC launch of Fallout Shelter was imminent, and now it appears that Bethesda has made good on that promise, finally bringing its charming little mobile game to the PC masses. The launch coincides with the release of Bethesda's version 1.6 patch, which has been revealed to be Fallout Shelter's largest content update ever.

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NES Classic Mini announced for November release

NES Classic Mini announced for November release

Nintendo's console woes have dominated talk of the Japanese company lately, with proclamations that the Wii U has failed popping up left and right. When the going gets tough, the tough apparently fall back on something that's worked before, with Nintendo today introducing the NES Classic Mini. The Classic Mini is a tiny NES that comes pre-loaded with 30 games from the 8-bit era, including the first three titles in the Super Mario Bros. series.

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Valve tells gambling sites to stop using Steam’s item-trading system

Valve tells gambling sites to stop using Steam’s item-trading system

Last week the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community was shaken up when it was discovered that two popular players had published videos promoting CS:GO Lotto, a gambling website for valuable in-game items, without disclosing that they were the owners. While developer Valve remained silent during the fiasco, it has now come out and said that it will begin cracking down on these third-party sites that let users trade items for real money.

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Pokemon Go hits UK, now Brits can start catching them all

Pokemon Go hits UK, now Brits can start catching them all

Pokemon Go, in case you haven't heard, is gradually taking the world by storm — and only because of a slow rollout thanks to overwhelmed servers. Good news for Poke-fanatics in the UK, as the mobile game has officially become available to download on the iOS and Android apps stores today. This comes just after the German debut of the app yesterday, meaning Pokemon Go's invasion of Europe is now in full-swing.

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Kinect Adapter for Xbox One S, Windows 10 now on pre-order

Kinect Adapter for Xbox One S, Windows 10 now on pre-order

In just a month or so, Microsoft will be launching a new console. No, it's not the Project Scorpio, of course. Well, half a new console, probably. The Xbox One S is scheduled to go out to the public in August, and as if to confirm that schedule, the Xbox Kinect Adapter for the smaller box can now be pre-ordered with shipping scheduled for August 31. And you'll probably need want to get one soon if you plan on doing anything Kinect related with the Xbox One S, or your Windows 10 PC for that matter.

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