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Facebook launches Blizzard Streaming for live broadcasting of games like Overwatch

Facebook launches Blizzard Streaming for live broadcasting of games like Overwatch

If you're a frequent Overwatch player, you now have a new option for live broadcasting your gameplay. Thanks to the previously announced partnership between developer Blizzard and Facebook, gamers can now stream to Facebook Live with just one click. The feature is called Blizzard Streaming, and it's not just limited to the recent hit Overwatch, but works with any of the developer's games, including Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Diablo 3.

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Best Retro-Inspired PC Games for 2016

Best Retro-Inspired PC Games for 2016

Today's video game industry draws a lot on the successes of the past, and that certainly isn't a bad thing. With so many indie developers (and a few triple-A developers) paying homage to gaming's past, we've been treated to a number of excellent games, and here we'll round up just a few of the best for those who want a hefty dose of nostalgia to go along with their gaming. Keep in mind that this isn't necessarily a list of the best classic games available for PC, nor is it a list of the most recent games available. Rather, it's a list of games, both new and old, that draw on the past to deliver an experience that's worth both your time and money.

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Battlefield 1 Premium Pass will feature 4 expansions, 20 maps

Battlefield 1 Premium Pass will feature 4 expansions, 20 maps

As exciting as Battlefield 1 may seem, we're being reminded today that it is, in fact, still an Electronic Arts game. The company has unleashed details of Battlefield 1's Premium Pass well ahead of the game's October 21 launch, letting us know just how much we'll pay for the full Battlefield 1 experience. Spoiler alert: it's a lot of money.

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Best Buy kicks off 50 hour sale, but are the deals worth it?

Best Buy kicks off 50 hour sale, but are the deals worth it?

Best Buy has kicked off its 50 hour sale, celebrating its 50th anniversary with 50 deals. Discounts apply to a range of items, with everything from TVs, phones, video games, and even amiibo on sale. With a milestone as big as 50 years in business, you'd expect the accompanying sale to be rather noteworthy, but are the deals here worth writing home about? The answer is a resounding "maybe."

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Gears of War 4 PC requirements surface alongside 4K gameplay video

Gears of War 4 PC requirements surface alongside 4K gameplay video

We're only a couple of months away from the launch of Gears of War 4 on PC and Xbox One, and in an effort to keep the hype machine rolling, Microsoft has premiered a new video that features 10 minutes of gameplay footage. The video is more or less what you'd expect a Gears of War demo to be, only there's one distinct feature here that makes this particular video stand out from the rest of the Gears 4 content we've seen so far: it's giving us our first glimpse at what the game will look like in 4K.

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Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC just made the game a must-have

Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC just made the game a must-have

We've been getting a lot of news coming in from Gamescom, but if a Metal Gear game centered around zombies doesn't sound like your cup of tea, maybe Star Wars can help. Electronic Arts has detailed a new Battlefront game mode called Battle Station, which will arrive with the game's incoming Death Star DLC. Despite the game's rather sparse offerings at launch, it sounds like Battle Station might make returning to Battlefront well worth it for a lot of players.

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Overwatch’s Eichenwalde map revealed and previewed in new trailer

Overwatch’s Eichenwalde map revealed and previewed in new trailer

Overwatch has been getting quite a few noteworthy additions lately, from new loot boxes and game modes centered around the 2016 Olympics to the introduction of the new hero Ana. Blizzard is showing us today that it isn't done just yet, announcing Eichenwalde, the first new map for Overwatch since launch, at Gamescom in Germany today.

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Titanfall 2 beta dates and details revealed for Xbox One and PS4

Titanfall 2 beta dates and details revealed for Xbox One and PS4

We still have a couple of months left to go before Respawn and EA unleash Titanfall 2, but before the full game launches, the developer and publisher duo will be giving players an early look at the title through a beta test. We knew the beta test was incoming, but now we've got dates, details, and unfortunately, some bad news for PC players, with Respawn saying the beta test will only be taking place on Xbox One and PS4.

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Fallout 4 Nuka-World release date revealed alongside new gameplay trailer

Fallout 4 Nuka-World release date revealed alongside new gameplay trailer

Development on Fallout 4 is set to wrap up with the release of its final DLC pack, Nuka-World, and judging from the add-on's newest gameplay trailer, it would appear that Bethesda is planning to go out with a bang. In fact, as Nuka-World puts players in the middle of their own wasteland theme park, we'll probably be treated to several bings, bangs, and booms as Bethesda gives us its final piece of DLC content.

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No Man’s Sky PC disaster reminds us why we should stop pre-ordering games

No Man’s Sky PC disaster reminds us why we should stop pre-ordering games

In case you missed the news, No Man's Sky launched on PC last week, and the version that appeared on Steam and GOG was in rough shape. Users reported a whole slew of problems with the game, from frame rate hitching even on overpowered rigs to frequent crashes. The backlash against developer Hello Games was swift and widespread, with angry purchasers tanking the game's Steam user rating almost immediately. All the while, gamers who have been through this before held it up as an example of why we should no longer pre-order video games.

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GoldenEye 007 gets HD remake as Source engine mod

GoldenEye 007 gets HD remake as Source engine mod

First released in 1997 on the Nintendo 64, GoldenEye 007 became an instant classic. Its multiplayer features were unprecedented on consoles at the time, and the game alone was worth the price of the N64. Even before the original Halo, GoldenEye 007 was the forefather of console FPSes. Now, 19 years later, and with 10 years of work from dedicated fans, a complete HD remake is available on the PC, built with Valve’s Source engine.

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No Man’s Sky suffers launch issues on PC, patch incoming for PS4

No Man’s Sky suffers launch issues on PC, patch incoming for PS4

No Man's Sky is barely out of the gate on PC and already the release seems to be plagued with launch issues. Users are reporting issues that are negatively affecting performance on the PC version of the game, and there are currently so many negative reviews on the game's Steam page that it may be a good idea to wait a bit before taking the plunge on No Man's Sky.

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