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Modder brings Pokemon Go to the Dreamcast VMU

Modder brings Pokemon Go to the Dreamcast VMU

Those of you who ever spent any time with the Sega Dreamcast console likely remember the system's take on the memory card: the VMU. Short for "Visual Memory Unit," the palm-sized device plugged into the controller, often displaying extra information during gameplay, and when the rare title supported it, could also be used as a stand-alone unit to play mini-games on the go. Now, over 16 years later, someone is trying to make a VMU-compatible version of Pokemon Go.

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Russia-exclusive Halo Online PC game is getting shutdown

Russia-exclusive Halo Online PC game is getting shutdown

Most people probably know Halo as the flagship FPS game series on Microsoft's Xbox consoles. But what you may not have heard is that in early 2015, Microsoft released a free-to-play game called Halo Online for Windows PCs, making it exclusive to the Russian market. The game was never intended to be released outside the region, and it was only ever playable as a closed beta, but now it's been revealed that the projects has been cancelled for good.

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Duke Nukem 3D remaster expected to be announced next week

Duke Nukem 3D remaster expected to be announced next week

Duke Nukem 3D is turning 20 years old this fall and it seems the game is getting a new remastered version in honor of the celebration. First released in 1996 on PC, Duke Nukem 3D is widely remembered for its rude and crude sense of humor, as well as helping to usher in the age of the FPS that was kicked off in part by Doom. But now an official website for the game features a countdown timer to an announcement next week, while additional details on the remaster have been posted on Reddit.

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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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Curvy, retro arcade gaming cabinet is all ’70s class

Curvy, retro arcade gaming cabinet is all ’70s class

Being a child of the '80s, I spent plenty of time around the stuff that made it from the '70s at friends and families homes. It seems to me that the hallmark of '70s design was curved wood and plastic. A sweet retro gaming cabinet from 8bitdo looks exactly like it came from the '70s only the graphics on the video games it contains are much cooler than most of what we had in the late '70s and '80s.

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The Division DLC delayed as ‘lingering issues’ get precedence

The Division DLC delayed as ‘lingering issues’ get precedence

Ubisoft says that ‘lingering issues’ are necessitating a delay in the launch of The Division DLCs, with Survival now being slated to release separately from Update 1.4. The update will be released this upcoming October, dealing with bugs and more, while Survival’s release has been pushed back to some time later this year and, as a result, the “Last Stand” release has been pushed back to some time in early 2017. Specific dates haven't been provided at this time.

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PlayStation VR title Rez Infinite gets limited edition physical release with vinyl, artbook

PlayStation VR title Rez Infinite gets limited edition physical release with vinyl, artbook

One of the better looking games to support the PlayStation VR headset this fall is Rez Infinite, a high-definition update of the cult-favorite Dreamcast/PS2 game Rez. The re-release of the music-based shooter features remastered visuals and audio, and while PSVR isn't required to play the game, the headset is said to allow players to experience Rez in an entirely new way.

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No season pass with Final Fantasy 15’s $270 Ultimate Collector’s Edition

No season pass with Final Fantasy 15’s $270 Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Final Fantasy XV fans are already disappointed over last week's announcement of the release date delayed by two months, but now comes the news that the game's most lavish package, the $270 Ultimate Collector's Edition, does not include the recently confirmed DLC season pass. That means the most dedicated fans, or at least those with the deepest pockets, will need to shell out an another $25 for the season pass, which appears to include a significant amount of story content.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the FPS’s latest sub-series

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the FPS’s latest sub-series

The release of this year's Call of Duty, titled Infinite Warfare, is fast approaching, and many fans of the long-running franchise still aren't pleased. It mostly boils down to two reasons: either they're unhappy that they have to buy the special edition in order to get the remastered version of the beloved CoD4: Modern Warfare, or they don't like the theme changes from modern combat settings to a futuristic, sci-fi story set in space. Unfortunately for those in the latter camp, there's likely to be more Infinite Warfare titles in the coming years.

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‘Below’ game delayed again, no one knows when it will launch

‘Below’ game delayed again, no one knows when it will launch

Capybara Games has announced another delay for ‘Below,’ and this time it isn’t giving a new future release date. The company says that a lot of soul searching has led it to this decision, and that rather than giving eager fans another release date that doesn’t pan out, it is simply ‘going dark’ while it works on the project. The next time we hear from the company, it says, we’ll know there’s finally a release date to be given and that, hopefully, it’ll be the final one.

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‘South Park: Fractured but Whole’ video shows off 15 mins of gameplay

‘South Park: Fractured but Whole’ video shows off 15 mins of gameplay

In case you forgot, there’s a new South Park video game in the pipeline, and as of late last month we finally started getting details about it. Called “South Park: The Fractured But Whole,” the game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and is a sequel to “The Stick of Truth.” You won't be able to get your hands on the game for a few more months, but ahead of its release is a new video showing off a solid fifteen minutes of gameplay footage.

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Metal Gear Survive debuts at Gamescom 2016, first Metal Gear post-Kojima

Metal Gear Survive debuts at Gamescom 2016, first Metal Gear post-Kojima

It was only a matter of time before Konami made a new Medal Gear Solid game following last year's departure of series creator Hideo Kojima, but few probably expected it this quickly. The Japanese game developer has announced Metal Gear Survive at Gamescom this week, describing it as a four-player, online co-op survival game that's set after the events of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, the 2014 prequel to MGS5: The Phantom Pain.

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