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Sweden mulls over gender equality labels for video games

Sweden mulls over gender equality labels for video games

The Swedish agency Vinnova has given a gaming industry trade organization a grant to pursue a new project looking into whether video games in the nation should be labelled according to gender equality themes. The news comes from The Local, which reports that the project is inspired by the Bechdel Test, and that under it the association -- Dataspelsbranchen -- will work alongside multiple game developers to evaluate the issue. The project specifically aims to evaluate how women are portrayed in games and other gender-related issues.

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Goat Simulator update to MMO for free this Thursday

Goat Simulator update to MMO for free this Thursday

For those of you that've played Goat Simulator, you understand the madness. It's a tiny game, one in which you're a goat that does insane and inane things for the greater good of simulating the real life experiences of a goat. For those of you that've not experienced Goat Simulator - may god have mercy on your souls. This game is about to get a major update this Thursday. An update that's also an expansion. An update that's also entirely free for people that already own the game.

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PS4 Black Friday Bundles: GTA V and LEGO Batman 3

PS4 Black Friday Bundles: GTA V and LEGO Batman 3

Black Friday is coming and you know it by how brands are ramping up their promos and treats designed to relieve you of the burden of holding on to your money. Naturally, games and gaming hardware are one of the most common beneficiaries of such sprees, and the PlayStation 4 is no different. Claiming it to be the consistent top selling console since last year's launch, Sony is offering not one but two bundles, each with not one but two games to be enjoyed.

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Call of Duty is Back: Now What?

Call of Duty is Back: Now What?

I’ve completed the campaign, I’ve played online, and I’ve shot just about every weapon the game has to offer. And I can say unequivocally that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare brings the franchise back to a place of prominence and esteem it lost in recent years. For everyone who left the Call of Duty franchise over the awfulness that was Ghosts, Advanced Warfare has atoned for those sins and then some.

Call of Duty is back.

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Super Smash Bros. ported to a TI-83 calculator

Super Smash Bros. ported to a TI-83 calculator

With the weekend officially upon us, you might be looking for something interesting to take up your time, maybe a little DIY tinkering to fill the hours. If you have an old TI-83 calculator lying around, Omnimaga user Hayleia has a project that might fit the bill: a Super Smash Bros. port for the calculator of seemingly endless possibilities. The project has been on-going since this past August, and has carried on nicely over the last few months, leaving in its wake a download you can grab now and enough instructions to get you started.

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Tales from the Borderlands’ first gameplay trailer goes live

Tales from the Borderlands’ first gameplay trailer goes live

Telltale Games has put its Tales from the Borderlands gameplay trailer up on YouTube, giving a long-awaited first look at the gameplay and the dangerous-as-always world in which it takes place. Tales from the Borderlands was announced back in December 2013, and is a five-part episodic game series set after Borderlands 2, as explained in the video (available after the jump). The game is set on Pandora, and follows two characters as they go gallivanting around in a "quest for greatness".

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Should you give Ubisoft a break on Assassin’s Creed Unity?

Should you give Ubisoft a break on Assassin’s Creed Unity?

This week is not a great one for Ubisoft. They've been hit relatively hard for their slightly lackluster release of Assassin's Creed: Unity, with reviewers finding the game less than perfect in some cases and downright unplayable in others. But what if Ubisoft had waited? What if they delayed again - past the two weeks delay they'd noted back in August? At what point does it make sense to release a product that's unfinished? At what point does a development team have to stop and release?

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Assassin’s Creed Unity update: patch released ASAP

Assassin’s Creed Unity update: patch released ASAP

Issue surrounding the release of Assassin's Creed Unity are currently being addressed by Unity in a second patch. While many players have already downloaded the first "Day 1 Patch", there's a second in the mix. This second download for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, will address several of the most stand-out issues that've come up in the release of the game. Falling through the ground when you jump off a building? No worries for you - all will be well soon, so says Ubisoft.

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Pokemon ORAS trailer details “Legion of Legendary Pokemon”

Pokemon ORAS trailer details “Legion of Legendary Pokemon”

This week we're getting the most detail-heavy - yet short - trailer in the Pokemon Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire collection since the game was first revealed. In this trailer you'll see how you can transfer Glalie from the special demo version of the game. You'll see a note on the Delta Episode. You'll see Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf. You'll see so many Legendary Pokemon your head will spin! It's time for you Hoenn fans to "prepare to embark on an incredible journey," so says the Pokemon company.

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