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Dying Light’s March update to bring ‘Hard Mode’

Dying Light’s March update to bring ‘Hard Mode’

Dying Light, the zombie survival game that has only just recently been released, is set to get an update in March, and with that update the entire thing will be taken up a notch: Hard Mode is inbound. This comes after some gamers have finished the game, and are looking to start again in an apocalypse world that's a bit harder the second time around. The feature will be part of a free update that any Dying Light gamer can grab.

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Turned 18? Now you can turn your PSN sub account into a master

Turned 18? Now you can turn your PSN sub account into a master

Even gamers grow older. There comes a time when a young gamer reaches a certain legal number of years where he or she can get access to content previously unavailable to them, legally or otherwise. When that coming of age does arrive, Sony will now let them easily gradate from a PSN Sub Account to a Master Account as easily as flicking a switch. Sony says this is a much requested feature and, considering that a lot of gamers probably turn 18 every year, it's somewhat puzzling it took them this long to implement it.

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John Carmack to talk mobile VR at GDC 2015

John Carmack to talk mobile VR at GDC 2015

This morning game developer and Oculus VR CTO announced he'd be attending GDC, the Game Developers Convention, to speak about mobile VR. As it was made clear last year that his full move to Oculus VR was made possible due to the Samsung Gear VR and the promise of a mobile smartphone virtual reality experience, this chat aught to be a real winner. This talk will go by the name "The Dawn of Mobile VR" - and Carmack says this dawn is "close."

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New Nintendo 3DS XL System Transfer requirement: screwdriver

New Nintendo 3DS XL System Transfer requirement: screwdriver

Ready to trade in your old Nintendo 3DS for a brand new Nintendo 3DS XL, launching in the US this weekend? Better hold on to your horses first. Unless you want to start absolutely from scratch, you will most likely want to transfer your files and games from the old system to the new one. But alas, it won't be a quick and easy ride, as performing a system transfer between the two generations is quite a laborious undertaking. You even need a screwdriver to do so!

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Saints Row franchise gets hot: the spoiler interview

Saints Row franchise gets hot: the spoiler interview

This month we had the opportunity to have a chat with Jim Boone, Senior Producer for Deep Silver Volition, about the Saints Row game franchise. With both Saints Row: Gat out of Hell and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected out now, it was time we found out what was going on with this double-release, and where Saints Row was headed next. We began by speaking with Boone about the company's reasoning behind releasing a stand-alone expansion for Saints Row IV instead of developing a whole new "full sized" game.

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Star Wars Rebels hit Minecraft for Xbox

Star Wars Rebels hit Minecraft for Xbox

It's time that the Star Wars universe - specifically the Rebels bit of it - hit the square-fitted environment of Minecraft. This is the second time a Star Wars-themed pack of skins has approached Minecraft, and the first that Star Wars' expanded universe has been brought to this environment. The first release was back in November of 2014 when the first "Classic" Star Wars pack brought on all of your favorite original characters from the first three movies. Now it's time to get animated.

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Anki OVERDRIVE adds modular tracks for war racing

Anki OVERDRIVE adds modular tracks for war racing

Anki has come a long way since its robotic racecar toys made their mildly-cringeworthy debut on-stage at an Apple keynote, and Anki OVERDRIVE is the new fleet for 2015. Like Anki DRIVE, the new OVERDRIVE cars are controlled remotely from an iOS or Android phone or tablet, the brains of the device providing a surprisingly capable driving AI that means even if you're playing by yourself there's still competition. For OVERDRIVE, however, Anki addressed two key requests from existing players: they wanted a modular track they could set up in different configurations, and they wanted even more ways to express their road rage.

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Gamer swatted in Minnesota, calls out prankster

Gamer swatted in Minnesota, calls out prankster

Despite the increasing number of individuals getting in trouble for it, some disgruntled or otherwise less-than-wise individuals are still swatting others -- calling in fake threats to have law enforcement and/or a SWAT team set to a gamer's home. One such 'prankster' was recently arrested for swatting, but already another incident has happened to fill the void, this time against gamer Joshua Peters, a USAF veteran living in Minnesota who goes by the handle "Koopatroopa787". After the incident, Peters called out his prankster.

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Steam Items released for all games

Steam Items released for all games

Just so long as the developer that runs the game you love best is all about the Steam Economy of virtual items, you'll be able to attain the lot sooner than later. Today Valve has released the Steam Inventory Service for all games, ready for Steamworks Developers whenever they feel like they want to get started. Of course there's some work to be done to implement this service, and it won't be done overnight - but it is there, and the hats are coming!

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New NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet with Tegra X1 rumored inbound

New NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet with Tegra X1 rumored inbound

It isn't exactly surprising to hear whispers of a beefed up SHIELD Tablet coming soon. In fact, we might be asking why it is taking so long. NVIDIA announced its shiny new Tegra X1 mobile chip early this year that would put a lot of its competitors on notice, even, or especially, Apple's own A8x processor. And what better way to prove the Tegra X1's graphical and processing prowess than by plugging it into one of your more successful mobile gaming products.

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