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Sims 4 to get “Game Pack” in January

Sims 4 to get “Game Pack” in January

The folks behind The Sims 4 have a treat for gamers, and it has been dubbed a "Game Pack". There will be more than one Game Pack in the future, and the first one -- called Outdoor Retreat -- will arrive some time next month. Sound fun? Likely. Details on what exactly the Game Pack is are less clear, however, with it behind said the content will follow in the tradition set by Stuff Packs, which long-standing Sims fans should be familiar with.

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Angry Birds Epic update brings player vs player feature

Angry Birds Epic update brings player vs player feature

Rovio teased its new Angry Birds Epic back in March, rolling it out a short while later with all its epic battles, worlds, characters, and upgrades in tow. Unlike most Angry Birds games, "Epic" features turn-based battles with the birds fighting against the green piggies. Ahead of Christmas and potential new downloads, Rovio has pushed out a fairly big update that brings with it, among other things, player vs. player battles, letting gamers go at it with friends rather than digital enemies.

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Namco is making a Pac-Man themed entertainment complex

Namco is making a Pac-Man themed entertainment complex

Namco is planning to open a large Pac-Man themed restaurant and entertainment center in Schaumburg, a suburb of Chicago. The outlet will be called Level 257, and will feature a massive 40,000 square feet of food, fun, and Pac-Man nostalgia. Construction is under way, with Namco dropping occasional pictures of the progress on its Tumblr page, as well as a render of what the eventual store will look like. We've a gallery of the complex after the jump.

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Game ‘Hatred’ pulled from Steam Greenlight

Game ‘Hatred’ pulled from Steam Greenlight

Hatred, the controversial game that tries really hard to be really bad in an edgy sort of way, was pulled from Steam Greenlight a couple hours after it went live. The game has earned itself a fair bit of criticism recently over its premise, which is largely senseless violence for the sake of violence (aka, hatred). The game's developer Destructive Creations has said it respects Valve's decision to pull the game, and that it'll continue pushing forward with the title despite this setback.

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Mad Catz gets in the farming spirit with tractor controller plans

Mad Catz gets in the farming spirit with tractor controller plans

If you've ever been behind the wheel of a big tractor, you know it has a completely different feel than you get with a car's steering wheel and pedal system -- it's a bit thinner and feels looser, and the pedals complement it all for a bouncy, somewhat rogue driving sensation. Farming simulators (Farming Simulator 15, etc.) are fun in their own odd sort of way, but the experience isn't quite comparable with being behind the wheel of a tractor, and it seems Mad Catz is addressing that issue.

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DOOM artwork released by designer John Romero

DOOM artwork released by designer John Romero

DOOM's designer John Romero took to his Twitter account to celebrate the game's 21st birthday, doing so by tweeting a slew of "never-before-seen art from its development in 1993". Included among the art are some images of the team at work and clay models, sketchbook scans, and more. There's a look at some in-game elements that weren't included with the final version, and snippets of information to go along with them.

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Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i mobile gamepads now available

Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i mobile gamepads now available

Mobile gamers have access to loads of high-quality games that are best played with a gamepad rather than on-screen controls. Mad Catz has announced two new mobile gamepads that fit the bill, giving smartphone users a controller with device mount that expands their gaming prowess. The C.T.R.L.i and Micro C.T.R.L.i gamepads are now available from Mad Catz, but come with a catch -- they're only available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

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PS4 20th Anniversary Edition preorders begin, sell out in minutes

PS4 20th Anniversary Edition preorders begin, sell out in minutes

It was less than a week ago that Sony announced its special edition 20th Anniversary-themed PlayStation 4 console, featuring a gray paint job to match the original PlayStation system and limited to only 12,300 units worldwide. All Sony said was that preorders would start on December 6th in the U.S., but they didn't detail how or where reservations could be made. Well, the 6th has passed, and if you weren't one of very luck to place an order, you've probably missed your chance.

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Street Fighter V confirmed PS4/PC exclusive, features cross-platform play

Street Fighter V confirmed PS4/PC exclusive, features cross-platform play

Just over a day after its trailer was leaked early, Sony's PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas this weekend saw the official announcement of Street Fighter V, the latest entry in the hugely popular fighting game series. Along with an announcement teaser and first gameplay trailer, developer Capcom confirmed that the game will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and PC, along with the bombshell that players from both platforms will be able to face off.

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New Wii U Zelda trailer unveiled by game’s creators

New Wii U Zelda trailer unveiled by game’s creators

At the first Game Awards held in Las Vegas on Friday night, Nintendo gave the world its first look at the new Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U since this year's E3. A new hands-on video was shown with non other than Nintendo legend and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto, and series director Eiji Aonuma at the controls to demo new gameplay and features that will take advantage of the Wii U hardware.

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