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Happy Birthday Titanfall: all DLC are now free

Happy Birthday Titanfall: all DLC are now free

This been one year since the first release of Titanfall, the teams at Respawn and Microsoft have decided to push all DLC to the free zone. This means all three content packs that've been released in the time between the first push of Titanfall and now, with a whole lot of extra map action inside. This includes Titanfall Expedition, Titanfall Frontier's Edge, and Titanfall IMC Rising, each of them with their own set of maps to make your battle area much more massive.

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Netflix Hack Day: double log-in, Nintendo, and Earth

Netflix Hack Day: double log-in, Nintendo, and Earth

So you like hacking - and you like Netflix. Perhaps you'd enjoy watching House of Cards season 3 on your Nintendo Entertainment System? Lucky you, someone has figure out how to do such a thing, and they've posted a demonstration of this system this week. Straight from the Netflix Hack Day (Winter Season 2015), comes DarNES, a system that's relatively unmodified (hardware-wise), complete with Netflix. This system works - it plays video, scrolls through the UI, and accesses the internet.

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Steam for Linux: 1,000 games and counting

Steam for Linux: 1,000 games and counting

The recent GDC 2015, especially the revelation of its own VR ambitions, has thrust Valve and Steam back into the spotlight. Many gamers, especially of the PC kind, might still remember the promise of Steam Machines that have yet to materialize in retail forms. But while part of that equation lies on the hardware, especially the special Steam Controller, the other part is tied to the software. So just how well is Steam doing on Linux today? Well, apparently quite healthy, but it could do with a bit more.

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Upsilon Circuit game: die once and you’re gone forever

Upsilon Circuit game: die once and you’re gone forever

An upcoming fantasy RPG game called Upsilon Circuit has a unique twist on death, in that it is about as real as death can get in a video game: once you die, you're gone forever. This isn't simply a perma-death, wherein the character dies forever. Instead, once you die you can never play the game again, being resigned to join the audience of spectators who watch the very limited number of action gamers battle it out.

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Sony teases details of PS4 2.50 “Yukimura” update

Sony teases details of PS4 2.50 “Yukimura” update

Xbox One owners just got their happy dose of monthly updates, finally bringing in a most requested feature: screenshots! Soon, it will the PlayStation 4 camp's turn to rejoice when system firmware version 2.50 rolls around. Codenamed "Yukmura", the massive update will also deliver some of the functionality that have been most requested by users, which including being able to easily suspend and then resume their PS4 gaming session. Of course, that's not the only goodies that firmware 2.50 will bring to the gaming table.

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Sony PlayStation Mobile support ends

Sony PlayStation Mobile support ends

Sony tried to get mobile gamers interested in playing its games that were meant for the PS Vita on their Android devices, but it didn’t grab the attention of gamers. PlayStation Mobile was originally envisioned as a way for the PS Vita gamers out there to play the same games they buy for their Sony portable on their Android devices.

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Turkey to ban Minecraft for depictions of violence

Turkey to ban Minecraft for depictions of violence

When you think of Minecraft, the firs thing that pops into your mind isn't likely to be violence. That's not what the Turkish Ministry's Children Services General Directorate is suggesting, though, making clear this week that they intend to begin the process of banning the game from the country for its depictions of violence. "Although the game can be seen as encouraging creativity in children by letting them build houses, farmlands and bridges," said the ministry, "mobs [hostile creatures] must be killed in order to protect these structures. In short, the game is based on violence."

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Xbox One Master Chief Collection, March update launched

Xbox One Master Chief Collection, March update launched

March seems like a big joyous month for gamers, especially Xbox One fans and owners. The annual Game Developers Conference has just concluded last week, bringing inspiration, hope, and excitement to the industry. But for the Xbox faithful, there is even more reason to rejoice. Microsoft has just announced the availability of the long rumored and awaited Master Chief Collection bundle, bringing the iconic Halo titles together in a single package. Plus, the equally awaited March system update has started to roll out to users everywhere.

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ScreenStick is a stick-on joystick for tablets

ScreenStick is a stick-on joystick for tablets

Mobile gaming has become a sophisticated hobby over the years, and anyone who enjoys it quickly grows tired of on-screen digital controls. The solution is a mobile gamepad, of which there is no shortage, but they all come with the same design: a clip in which a smartphone or tablet is slid, positioning it above a standard gaming controller. ScreenStick is different, putting physical joysticks on your device's display using suction cups for a more natural feel when holding the device.

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Minecraft Simpsons Skins mini-Review

Minecraft Simpsons Skins mini-Review

This afternoon we're having a peek at the brand spanking new Simpsons Skin pack for Minecraft. This downloadable pack of skins is available for Xbox One and Xbox 360 as of this week, and includes characters like Bart, Marge, Homer, Maggie, and Lisa. Of course you'll also get oddities like Otto Mann, Nelson Muntz, Martin Prince, Janey Powell, Principal Skinner, and more. While this - like most downloadable skin packs for Minecraft - isn't a massive game-changer in any way, we thought we'd give you a bit of a peek at what you'd be dropping a three dollar bill on before you dropped it this week.

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