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Turok is being restored for PC, will release on Steam

Turok is being restored for PC, will release on Steam

Night Dive Studios will re-animate the classic games Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil for the PC. The game will essentially be restored for modern machines, and once finished, it will be made available through Steam, GamersGate, Humble, and more. The game first launched nearly two decades ago in 1997, and quickly earned itself a faithful fan base. The game was rebooted several years ago for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, but did not enjoy the same success as the original titles.

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Rockstar Editor will have new features on PS4, Xbox One

Rockstar Editor will have new features on PS4, Xbox One

Rockstar Editor will have new features when it arrives on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, it has been announced. The editor will be arriving on the consoles with the next Grand Theft Auto V update, allowing gamers to capture and edit their in-game footage. The editor is nothing new, but the features coming to the next-gen consoles are. The update will be arriving next month, and the new Rockstar Editor features will also be made available on the PC.

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Nintendo details games, amiibo lineup for rest of 2015

Nintendo details games, amiibo lineup for rest of 2015

Nintendo has revealed its plans for the remainder of 2015, including the roster of games it has in the pipeline. Among the plans is a new exclusive Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle that will be offered through Walmart retail stores and online. The bundle will bring with it the game and Idea Book, as well as a 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color amiibo. That bundle will be available starting September 11 for $299.96 USD. There will be several new amiibo figures and a slew of new titles, as well.

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Japan’s Pokemon arcade fighting game is coming to Wii U

Japan’s Pokemon arcade fighting game is coming to Wii U

Good news for Wii U owners and Pokemon fans! It's just been announced that Pokken Tournament, an arcade fighting game set in the Pokemon universe, is coming to Nintendo's Wii U console in 2016. Until now, the game has only been available in Japan's arcades. The 3D fighting game lets players pit Pokemon in one-on-one battles. It hasn't been revealed if or how the Wii U version will differ from the original arcade release, but it is confirmed for a worldwide release next spring.

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Telltale’s Back to the Future games coming to PS4, Xbox One

Telltale’s Back to the Future games coming to PS4, Xbox One

Telltale Games, the makers of some of the very best episodic gaming series, including The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and The Wold Among Us, appears to be about to re-release its hit Back to the Future: The Game on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 consoles. While the developers have yet to officially announce it, the game is already listed on Amazon's US and Canadian sites, complete with the final boxart.

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Ubisoft: Rainbow Six Siege delayed until December

Ubisoft: Rainbow Six Siege delayed until December

Ubisoft has announced that, due to gamer feedback, it has delayed the release of Rainbow Six: Siege until December 1 of this year, about a month and a half later than the originally planned release date of October 13. Ubisoft announced the news today in a statement, saying the delayed launch covers all planned regions, and that while it “wasn’t an easy decision”, it is one that is necessary based on the feedback Ubisoft has gotten thus far from gamers.

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Wonky Pigeon lets gamers ‘destroy city with poo’

Wonky Pigeon lets gamers ‘destroy city with poo’

Getting tired of playing games as a goat, but don’t find ordinary human characters interesting enough? Late last week a new game launched on Steam called Wonky Pigeon, and in it you play as a pigeon who, apparently, is able to channel his dark side (as if pigeons possess anything more). The gamer is tasked with flying above a city and, it appears, a farm of some sort and identifying targets -- that is, people who are going about their own business until, out of nowhere, the pigeon unleashes its most foul weapon.

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The Twitch community is trying to play Dark Souls collectively

The Twitch community is trying to play Dark Souls collectively

Twitch, the live game broadcasting service, has had two successful attempts in the past where all viewers were in control, at the same time, of the game being played. First was one of the original Pokemon games, then came an older Metal Gear title. Thousands of people, all inputting commands into the chat window. It was madness, but in both cases, they were successful in beating the games. Now the Twitch community is doing it again, but this time with Dark Souls, the first entry in what is easily one of the most difficult series in recent history.

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Electronic Sports League reveals new drug policy

Electronic Sports League reveals new drug policy

Last month, the eSports organization Electronic Sports League revealed that it would be instituting a drug policy following revelations of drug use from a professional gamer. The nature of the drug policy wasn't revealed at the time, excepting that it would ban gamers from using drugs that give them a competitive edge in pro gaming competitions. The league revealed the new drug policy today in a post on Reddit, saying that it will be following the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) list of prohibited substances [PDF].

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PlayStation Plus’ first Vote to Play free game promotion starts this week

PlayStation Plus’ first Vote to Play free game promotion starts this week

Last week, Sony announced that as part of the PlayStation Plus subscription service, PS4 users would be getting opportunities to vote on a handful of games, with the winner being included in the next month's free game lineup. While it was said these voting campaigns wouldn't be held every month, it wasn't clear when the first one would begin. Turns out, it starts this week! The three games PS Plus members get to choose from have been announced, and voting will begin Thursday, August 13th.

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World of Warcraft: Legion unveiled with teaser

World of Warcraft: Legion unveiled with teaser

Blizzard has announced the upcoming expansion to World of Warcraft, it is called Legion. The company showed off Legion at Gamescom in Germany earlier today, including releasing the first teaser for the expansion that includes a look at both gameplay and its different features (we’ve the video after the jump). Among other things, World of Warcraft: Legion will include a new level cap raised to 110, as well as a new hero class called Demon Hunter.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 debuts new art style at Gamescom

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 debuts new art style at Gamescom

The last time the upcoming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 was shown off publicly was during E3 in June. It featured a graphics style that was very reminiscent of the series' classics THPS 1-4, albeit a bit more advanced because of today's gaming hardware. Characters were representative of the real-world skaters, even accounting for the older ages of some of them. That feeling of nostalgia extended to the game's controls and level designs. But at the Gamescom event in Germany this week, THPS5 is being presented with a slightly altered graphics style.

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