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Street Fighter V: story mode DLC and Fight Money detailed

Street Fighter V: story mode DLC and Fight Money detailed

Street Fighter V will, in due time, give players a much more thorough and extensive story mode than past games, though it won’t be available at launch. Instead, Capcom plans to release a bunch of cutscenes as a free update scheduled for this upcoming June, a solid few months after the game’s released on February 16. The company also recently dropped some details on what gamers can expect regarding Fight Money.

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‘The Arcade’ gaming hotel opens in Amsterdam

‘The Arcade’ gaming hotel opens in Amsterdam

Just when you thought Amsterdam couldn’t get any better, it is now the home of what is being called the first gamer-centric hotel in Europe: The Arcade Hotel. As its name suggests, this hotel is designed specifically for gamers of all sorts, and that includes both modern and classic gaming consoles. The hotel opened its doors to the public this past weekend.

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‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ arrives on PS4 soon

‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ arrives on PS4 soon

The trippy game Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 early next month, giving gamers on Sony’s console a chance to voyage into psychedelic battle. The game involves a round kind of strange-but-fun spaceship in which the gamer and either a second player or an “AI pet” dash about firing all manner of weapons at “the evil forces of Anti-Love.”

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Xbox One ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ bundle up for preorder

Xbox One ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ bundle up for preorder

Microsoft has launched the new Xbox One ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ bundle for preorder, giving gamers an early chance at reserving one of the units for themselves. The bundle includes an Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive and, of course, the “The Division” game itself. As an extra perk, those who preorder will be given guaranteed early access to the beta starting on January 28.

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Minecraft: Story Mode for Wii U arrives Thursday

Minecraft: Story Mode for Wii U arrives Thursday

This upcoming Thursday, Minecraft: Story Mode from Telltale Games will be available on the Wii U. The Thursday release will be for the “The Order of the Stone,” the first episode in the Minecraft: Story Mode series. Other episodes will be added for Wii U gamers “in the coming weeks,” though specific release dates for those haven’t been revealed yet.

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Hitman Collector’s Edition unveiled, pre-order to arrive “soon”

Hitman Collector’s Edition unveiled, pre-order to arrive “soon”

The Hitman Collector’s Edition has been unveiled, showing fans what they can expect when the game and bundle arrive in March. The Collector’s Edition bundle features items selected based on what gamers voted for, and include — in addition to the game itself — a hardcover book, small statue, a tie and clip set, and special packaging.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Ubisoft cracks down on cheaters

Rainbow Six Siege: Ubisoft cracks down on cheaters

Yesterday, Ubisoft released its third update for the newly released game Rainbow Six Siege. While the update won’t be dropping for consoles until January 20, it has already arrived for the PC, and certain aspects of the update have already gone into effect for consoles (namely, anti-cheating changes). According to Ubisoft, this is a smaller update than the previous two, but was released because the company had to get some fixes out quickly.

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Kickstarter: games drew nearly a million backers in 2015

Kickstarter: games drew nearly a million backers in 2015

Kickstarter has released numbers from 2015 pertaining specifically to games. According to the company, games alone drew nearly a million backers over the course of last year, and those backers pledged more than $144.4 million to various projects. The number of projects that were successful, though, is disappointing with a 30.3-percent overall success rate.

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Roccat Renga stereo gaming headset launches in February

Roccat Renga stereo gaming headset launches in February

Roccat has taken the wraps off its new Renga stereo headset for gamers. The German manufacturer says its new headset is compatible with PCs and tablets, as well as mobile devices and the PlayStation 4, among other things. The headset is scheduled to launch late next month in the United States and Europe for $49.99 USD (and Euro).

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LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: DLC adds Ant-Man, ‘Civil War’ content

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: DLC adds Ant-Man, ‘Civil War’ content

TT Games’ Arthur Parsons, game director, announced today that LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will soon receive a DLC that brings in content from Ant-Man and the upcoming movie Captain America: Civil War. The DLC will be free to gamer owners, but will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 3. The game already includes content related to half a dozen Marvel movies.

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‘Psychonauts’ game arrives on PlayStation 4 this spring

‘Psychonauts’ game arrives on PlayStation 4 this spring

The classic PS2 game Psychonauts will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 this upcoming spring, according to Double Fine Productions’ James Stafford. This launch comes at a time when variations of the game are being produced; a crowdfunding campaign recently sought money to fund Psychonauts 2, for example, and Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin was recently announced as an upcoming PlayStation VR exclusive.

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Playing ‘Bullet Train’ on Oculus Rift (2016): the future of FPS gaming

Playing ‘Bullet Train’ on Oculus Rift (2016): the future of FPS gaming

In addition to taking the easy path up Mount Everest, this week at CES brought the opportunity to play Epic Games’ Bullet Train demo for Oculus Rift. If you were to simply watch the trailer for the game, Bullet Train offers little of interest -- it is, after all, just another game where the player grabs a gun and starts shooting. The hook, though, lies in its' platform: Oculus Rift, the hotly anticipated VR headset now up for pre-order. With the headset on, everything about FPS gaming changes.

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