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Minecraft Boss Update & Add-Ons to debut in October

Minecraft Boss Update & Add-Ons to debut in October

At MineCon this weekend (that's Minecraft Convention), Microsoft-owned develop Mojang announced that the much-anticipated Boss Update will finally be released on October 18th for Minecraft: Pocket Edition on both iOS and Android, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta, and the new Minecraft: Gear VR Edition. First revealed at this year's E3, the Boss Update brings the game's boss battles to players on these versions for the first time.

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Street Fighter V PC update included rootkit, now pulled over malware concerns

Street Fighter V PC update included rootkit, now pulled over malware concerns

Thursday saw the release of an update for Street Fighter V on both PS4 and PC that included several new features, including new character Urien, a versus CPU mode, and stage KOs, or the ability for players to defeat opponents using a level's environment. But those playing the fighting game on PC noticed that they got something extra for their platform: a rootkit that allows any application access to the PC's kernel.

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Now you can play No Man’s Sky as a Doom mod

Now you can play No Man’s Sky as a Doom mod

Do you wish you could play No Man's Sky but don't have a PC (or PS4) powerful enough to run it? Maybe you're interested in the game, but turned off by all the reports about a lack of satisfying gameplay and/or the missing features that were promised before launch. Or are you one of those types that just really likes games that make use of tech from the original Doom? Well, if any or all of those statements apply, there's a mod that will be right up your alley.

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Call of Duty 3 gets Xbox One backwards compatibility

Call of Duty 3 gets Xbox One backwards compatibility

Xbox One backwards compatibility has added Call of Duty 3 to its roster, allowing those with the latest Xbox One console to play the older COD title. The addition was confirmed by Larry Hyrb via a tweet yesterday; the support is in place now, so you can go ahead and pick up the title for your Xbox One if you're so inclined. The addition joins both Call of Duty 2 and Black Ops on the backwards compatibility list.

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Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder hits PS4 on October 18

Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder hits PS4 on October 18

Next month, PlayStation 4 owners will get Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder, Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment have announced. The game will be available on October 18, bringing gamers new content and features versus the previous title, including things like a new tier of dungeon, a trio of new adventure zones, guild alliances, an Ostorian relics system, and more. The new game will feature Catti-brie and Wulfgar, characters from R.A. Salvatore’s novels.

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Minecraft: Education Edition launches November 1

Minecraft: Education Edition launches November 1

Minecraft: Education Edition will be available starting November 1, marking the full release after months of being available under a limited early access program. According to the company, more than 35,000 teachers and students have been taking part in the early access program, and their feedback has been used to help refine the final product. Those who want to try before they buy should be sure to grab the early version before November 1 rolls around.

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Grand Theft Auto Online update brings biker clubs

Grand Theft Auto Online update brings biker clubs

Grand Theft Auto Online has a new update inbound, and it’ll help you live out your biker dreams. With the update, gamers will be able to play as Prospects and Presidents for MC Clubhouses that dabble in “seedy business ventures,” says Rockstar. You’ll be able to create your own motorcycle club with up to 8 other players; the new mode will include both co-op and competitive gameplay, as well as all the trimmings you'd expect to see in an MC club including tattoos and weapons.

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‘Slain: Back From Hell’ arrives on PlayStation 4 tomorrow

‘Slain: Back From Hell’ arrives on PlayStation 4 tomorrow

PlayStation 4 owners will have a new game to enjoy starting tomorrow: Slain: Back From Hell. The title, which is also heading to the PS Vita, brings an old-school style with side-scrolling action. In it, gamers play as Bathoryn, a ‘doomed…grizzled warrior’ who has been forced to action against his will in a battle against evil Lord Vroll's various stooges and underlings. A game discount will be available for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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Metal Gear Survive gameplay footage revealed at Tokyo Game Show

Metal Gear Survive gameplay footage revealed at Tokyo Game Show

Back in August at Gamescom, developer Konami surprised everyone by announcing the first Metal Gear Solid game after the departure of series creator Hideo Kojima. Dubbed Metal Gear Survive, the upcoming game doesn't star protagonist Snake, but instead features four-player, online co-op survival play set in an alternate timeline of the MGS5 universe. Now this weekend's Tokyo Game Show was used to reveal the title's first gameplay in a demo running just over 15 minutes.

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PlayStation chief addresses No Man’s Sky complaints, admits PR ‘wasn’t great’

PlayStation chief addresses No Man’s Sky complaints, admits PR ‘wasn’t great’

No Man's Sky, one of this year's most anticipated PS4 games, has been the source of numerous controversy since its release in August. The first few days were plagued with bugs and other issues, even after a huge day-one patch, and eventually a huge number of players began complaining that the game didn't match up with how it had been marketed, and that promised features were missing altogether. Now Shuhei Yoshida, Sony's Worldwide Studios president, has addressed the issue, saying he understands players' frustrations.

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New Resident Evil 7 details include trailer and demo update

New Resident Evil 7 details include trailer and demo update

With the Tokyo Game Show currently underway in, well, Tokyo, developer Capcom has used the event to reveal new details and media on Resident Evil 7 biohazard. The most exciting bit is that the "Beginning Hour" teaser demo that was first released in June on PS4 has received a free update that adds new areas to explore. Also neat is that the PS Plus requirement has been dropped, so now anyone can download the latest version of the demo at no cost.

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Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection arrives for PS4, Xbox One in November

Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection arrives for PS4, Xbox One in November

Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection will be available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 starting this upcoming November. According to the company, more than 100 million copies of Assassin’s Creed games have been sold thus far, marking a big milestone for the franchise ahead of November’s “The Ezio Collection” launch. The Ezio Collection will include Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations, among other things.

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