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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI launches for PC on October 21

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI launches for PC on October 21

Civilization VI is being developed for PC, 2K and Firaxis Games have announced. The news marks the series’ 25th anniversary, and gives fans something to look forward to. 2K says the sixth installment will give players new ways to grow their empire and dabble in their world, not to mention battling against some of the greatest leaders the world has known. The game won't be released until October, but can be pre-ordered for Windows now.

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‘Resident Evil 7’ launch teased for late 2016

‘Resident Evil 7’ launch teased for late 2016

Capcom has previously teased fans over Resident Evil 7, but until today, there was no word on when the game might launch. That (possibly) changed with Capcom’s newly made financial statement — the company hinted that a “full-scale offensive” concerning the Resident Evil series is planned to start later on this year. No clarification was offered, but all signs point to Resident Evil 7 arriving in our near future.

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Nintendo NX to launch in March 2017 and skip E3

Nintendo NX to launch in March 2017 and skip E3

There have been rumors flowing about a new Nintendo NX handheld gaming device coming but nothing official has been heard. That has changed this week with Nintendo officially confirming that the Nintendo NX is coming in March 2017. That is about a year from now, Nintendo is trying to start the buzz early. With mobile gaming being all about the smartphone these days Nintendo seems bent on making it more about portable consoles like it was back in the Nintendo DS days.

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Telltale’s bringing ‘7 Days to Die’ to PS4 and Xbox One this June

Telltale’s bringing ‘7 Days to Die’ to PS4 and Xbox One this June

Telltale Games, the company behind the new Michonne-centric The Walking Dead game, has announced plans to bring “7 Days to Die” to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 7 Days to Die is described as a “survival horde crafting game” taking place in a post-apocalyptic world where zombies roam. The game was made by indie developer The Fun Pimps, and will be brought to consoles via Telltale Games, which cites the game’s existing 1.5 million PC players across the globe.

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Street Fighter V updates add challenge mode, 8-player lobbies, more

Street Fighter V updates add challenge mode, 8-player lobbies, more

Capcom has a new video detailing this month’s pair of updates, with community manager Matt Edwards walking gamers through what they can expect. The two updates will bring, in total, new online functionality and new offline features, as well as the in-game shop. Players will get access to a variety of tutorials spanning all skill levels, as well, helping them master the new combat system and get a grip on the game’s roster of combat moves.

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Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Outer Rim’ update now available

Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Outer Rim’ update now available

Yesterday brought a big Star Wars: Battlefront update, and with that updates gamers get access to a bunch of new stuff: Hutt Contracts, new firearms, and so much more. It’s 8GB to download and is available to game owners now, and brings a bunch of hero changes, a whole slew of bug fixes, several mission changes, nearly a dozen multiplayer mode changes, a couple handfuls of vehicle changes, and more. The Outer Rim expansion is now also available to all Season Pass owners.

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Hellblade real-time motion capture turns the real into virtual seamlessly

Hellblade real-time motion capture turns the real into virtual seamlessly

Game developer Ninja Theory is making a video game called Hellblade that is using some very impressive motion capture technology to get a real actresses movements and emotions into the virtual world. The game is focused on a female Viking warrior called Senua who is battling insanity. Ninja Theory showed off a demo of how it is capturing motion from actress Melina Juergens and putting it into the game at GDC.

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Hidden Prison Architect 3D mode shows how ugly your prison is

Hidden Prison Architect 3D mode shows how ugly your prison is

If you have never played Prison Architect, a unique and very cool game allows you to design and build your own prison that will house inmates. The challenge is to build a prison that functions and keeps the bad guys behind bars. In the game, the prisoners will riot, attack guards, and even tunnel out if you don’t keep an eye on them.

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BlueStacks 2 adds app tabs and quick action bar

BlueStacks 2 adds app tabs and quick action bar

Fans of the BlueStacks App Player will be glad to hear that a new and updated version of the player has been launched. The new version is called BlueStacks 2 and it has some nice updates to how it operates. One of those updates is multi-tasking capability.

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Futurama: Game of Drones mobile game inbound

Futurama: Game of Drones mobile game inbound

Wooga has announced in partnership with Fox Digital Entertainment that it is working on a Futurama mobile game called Futurama: Game of Drones. The title's tongue-in-cheek reference to a certain popular TV series may or may not suggest the direction the game will take. Says Wooga, the mobile game will be based on an original storyline by Dave Grossman, Patric M. Verrone, and Jonathon Myers, the latter of whom was involved with Game of Thrones: Ascent.

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Inventor builds working Assassin’s Creed Rope Launcher

Inventor builds working Assassin’s Creed Rope Launcher

If you are a big fan of the Assassin's Creed video game franchise, you may have played the latest game in the series that is set in Victorian England. The game is Assassin's Creed Syndicate and focuses on twin assassins Jacob and Evie Frye. In the game, the duo interacts with historical figures as they try to solve murders that happened in the past.

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Rock Band 4 developer’s workers found posting Amazon reviews

Rock Band 4 developer’s workers found posting Amazon reviews

Earlier this week, Amazon filed a lawsuit against more than a thousand individuals who allegedly offered to post fake reviews on Amazon in exchange for measly sums of money. The company did this for the expected reasons: fake reviews result in jaded customers, and the value of the company’s reviews plummet. In light of that, it is especially bad timing for employees of Rock Band 4’s developer, Harmonix, to get caught posting positive reviews for its own video game.

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