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Google tipped to bring ‘Ingress’ game to TV

Google tipped to bring ‘Ingress’ game to TV

Google's Ingress, the brainchild of its Niantic Labs game studio that was launched a handful of years ago, is a game that mixes the digital world with the real one involving people all over the world, and it has proven widely successful. Many people play the game daily, and that popularity is spurring Google take Ingress further, at least according to some sources that have cropped up. If the word going around is correct, Niantic Labs will be turning the game into a television show.

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Grand Theft Auto V update will fix graphics quality issue

Grand Theft Auto V update will fix graphics quality issue

If you're an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 owner and you've recently updated Grand Theft Auto V with Title Update 1.08, you've likely noticed a problem that has managed to catch Rockstar Games' attention: the graphics quality took a nose dive, and the enjoyability of gameplay went with it. Gamers have been complaining about this issue, and today Rockstar announced that it has set its sights on the problem. There's no fix yet, but one is being looked into, and as you'd expect, gamers will be given an update about when it is available.

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Xbox One scores Rosetta Stone language app

Xbox One scores Rosetta Stone language app

Your Xbox One is already used for gaming, watching movies, and other assorted activities, and now it can be used to brush up on your language skills...at least if those language skills requiring learning English or Spanish. This is made possible through Rosetta Stone, which has announced the launch of an Xbox One app that teaches the languages through a sort of simulated immersion environment, much like what you would get traveling to a region that spoke the language.

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Man at Arms creates real-life version of Link’s Hylian shield

Man at Arms creates real-life version of Link’s Hylian shield

We've seen different fictional weapons come to life via the folks behind Man at Arms, including that fantastic katana lightsaber. They've created many weapons and related items over time, and the latest in their project pipeline is a real version of Link's Hylian shield from Legend of Zelda. As with past videos, we get a look at the creation process from start to finish, including ample amounts of red-glowing metals, and we've got the entire video for you after the jump!

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Halo 5 teasers hint at traitorous Master Chief

Halo 5 teasers hint at traitorous Master Chief

Halo 5: Guardians is being hyped with an alternate reality game that -- based on the teases dropped so far -- is hinting at something big: Master Chief might be a traitor. Such information has been gleaned by rabid fans from across the Internet as they pick apart teaser videos, websites, audio, and more. The word "traitor" has made an appearance more than once, and one teaser video in particular seems to tell a story using a series of individual words flashed at a nearly imperceptible rate on the side of a bullet.

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Destiny update 1.1.2 will include colorblind mode

Destiny update 1.1.2 will include colorblind mode

Bungie has detailed its upcoming 1.1.2 update for Destiny, and among the planned changes is the addition of a Colorblind Mode which, as it suggests, is a mode the changes the color profile so that the game is more playable for those with colorblindness. It's not the first game to add such a mode, of course, but it is an important addition given how often color is used to indicate things about weapons or players that is lost in translation for those who can't see it. Joining the colorblind mode will be some changes to the audio options, as well.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s DLC ‘Ascendance’ hits Xbox on March 31

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s DLC ‘Ascendance’ hits Xbox on March 31

The second Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC -- titled "Ascendance" -- will be arriving on March 31 for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360, it has been announced. PlayStation gamers will be forced to wait an extra month before it drops, but it looks to be worth the wait. Activision and Sledgehammer Games have detailed what the latest expansion will bring with it, and that includes the second chapter for the Exo Zombies mode and new weapons, among other things.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata arrives in Forza Horizon 2

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata arrives in Forza Horizon 2

Forza Horizon 2 gamers are now able to download the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, taking it out for a virtual spin before the real-life version goes on sale. The download is free for Xbox One gamers to grab; the Car Pack includes the MX-5 playable car promised to offer "stunning" attention to all the details, all of which can be tested out and seen in a variety of different day/night settings and different climates. Three other sportscars will be joining the MX-5, including a concept car from 2010.

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Majora’s Mask 3D was last month’s top-selling game

Majora’s Mask 3D was last month’s top-selling game

NPD Group's numbers are in from last month, and it shows overall strong sales in the gaming industry, with February having an 8-percent year-on-year increase. Sales for both hardware and games hit $955.6 million, with $378.2 million of that coming solely from hardware sales (a year-on-year 10-percent increase). Though software sales weren't quite that high, there was a 7-percent year-on-year increase with $338.9 million coming in. It was an overall good month for the industry, particularly Nintendo which saw high console and software sales.

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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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