video games

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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Lenovo Y series accessories target PC gamers

Lenovo Y series accessories target PC gamers

Lenovo has a handful of accessories amidst its new laptops and tablets, and they’re targeted at gamers. The Lenovo Y Gaming Mouse, as the name suggests, is designed for use with video games, as is the new Y Gaming Stereo Headset. For those frequently on the go, Lenovo has also taken the wraps off its new Y Gaming Armored Backpack, a three-compartment bag that can hold your gaming gear and keep it safe, too.

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Activision reportedly buys Major League Gaming in $46M acquisition

Activision reportedly buys Major League Gaming in $46M acquisition

Activision Blizzard, the gaming giant behind the Call of Duty and World of Warcraft franchises, is believed to have purchased Major League Gaming (MLG), the e-sports organization, taking over "substantially all" of its assets in a $46 million acquisition. According to a report from eSports Observer, which says it learned of the deal through documents related to the sale, the deal was approved by MLG's board of directors on December 21st.

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Lenovo ideapad Y700 Review: a powerful (and heavy) gaming laptop

Lenovo ideapad Y700 Review: a powerful (and heavy) gaming laptop

Lenovo has a new gaming laptop that obviously follows in the footsteps of its Y50 and other past gaming machines, but with updated features and hardware to tackle the industry’s most demanding games. The Lenovo ideapad Y700 gaming laptop features the same red-on-black design and angular mean-looking design elements as the maker's past gaming PCs, not to mention quite a heavy weight. We recently took the Y700 for a spin to see what all it can take; read our full review to see our results!

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‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’: new mode adds starvation

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’: new mode adds starvation

Ahead of the game’s PC version release, Rise of the Tomb Raider has received a new ‘Endurance’ mode that, as the name suggests, tasks the gamer with enduring the hard landscapes of the game. In particular, Endurance makes it possible for Lara Croft to die of starvation or freeze to death if the player isn't careful, adding a whole new element of difficulty to an already excellent title.

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PlayStation Plus will add half a dozen games next Tuesday

PlayStation Plus will add half a dozen games next Tuesday

PlayStation Plus will get half a dozen games next Tuesday, Sony has announced. Among the titles is Grim Fandango Remastered, which has been updated with graphics and gameplay suitable for Sony’s latest game console. The games will all be available starting the first Tuesday of January (that is, next week).

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Microsoft is looking into Xbox One’s ‘Halo: Reach’ issues

Microsoft is looking into Xbox One’s ‘Halo: Reach’ issues

Xbox One owners hoping to rekindle their fondness for Halo: Reach were disappointed to find the game runs very poorly on Microsoft’s latest console. According to reports from owners, the video game — which takes advantage of backwards compatibility — suffers from a very poor frame rate that leaves the game choppy, makes aiming hard, and in some cases has caused claims the game is entirely ‘unplayable.’

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‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ drops for PC next month

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ drops for PC next month

The PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider will be arriving some time next month, a new listing has revealed. The date is in line with Square Enix’s previously stated “early 2016” PC release plans, but the company hasn’t confirmed whether the January release is accurate. A specific launch date hasn’t been revealed. This isn’t the first time the PC version of the game has made an appearance, however.

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Nintendo 2DS arrives in Japan with limited-edition Pokemon colors

Nintendo 2DS arrives in Japan with limited-edition Pokemon colors

It's been over two years now since Nintendo debuted its 2DS handheld system in the US, dropping the 3DS's clamshell hinge as well as 3D functionality in favor of a slate-like form factor with a budget-friendly price. Now the odd portable is arriving in Japan for the first time, but in the form of special Pokemon-themed editions. The four models come in transparent red, blue, green, and yellow, and coincide with Nintendo's release of updated versions of the original Gameboy Pokemon titles.

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Pokken Tournament controller gets a US release date

Pokken Tournament controller gets a US release date

Last week we brought you the news that Bandai Namco was making a special controller with a single game in mind. Specifically, this controller was designed for Pokken Tournament, a Pokemon arcade fighter. While it was interesting to see a controller specifically designed for a fighting game, there was one disappointing part to the news: It was only to be released in Japan.

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