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Xbox One ‘Dusk’ and ‘Copper’ wireless controllers unveiled

Xbox One ‘Dusk’ and ‘Copper’ wireless controllers unveiled

Microsoft has unveiled a couple of new wireless controllers, both with a faded color gradient finish, which is a first among Xbox One wireless controllers. The two controllers are dubbed “Copper Shadow” and “Dusk Shadow,” each hinting at the color of the controller as it fades to black. Colors aside, they come with all the usual Xbox One controller features.

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‘BioShock: The Collection’ rating appears, this time in Taiwan

‘BioShock: The Collection’ rating appears, this time in Taiwan

Another video game rating for BioShock: The Collection has surfaced, this time in Taiwan. The newest document joins a rating recently surfaced in Brazil, where a document was published revealing the bundle’s title, as well as the platforms it will be available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This time around, though, we have a photo of the bundle's cover.

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‘The Division’ made $330m in first week, set new record

‘The Division’ made $330m in first week, set new record

The Division had the biggest first week ever for a new game franchise, Ubisoft has announced. The video game raked in $330 million across the globe during its first five days, beating out Destiny and others to take the new record. As well, this makes The Division Ubisoft’s highest bestselling game ever, something that isn’t surprising considering it has already broken at least one other record.

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MSI Vortex VR-ready mini desktop now available

MSI Vortex VR-ready mini desktop now available

MSI’s mini desktop, the VR-ready Vortex, is now shipping. The miniature tower is about the size of a subwoofer, says MSI, but it packs all the hardware gamers need to get their favorite titles up and running. A mixture of powerful hardware, high-end features, and a specialized cooling system make for a PC that is “minimal in footprint by maximum in performance,” says MSI. Features include support for up to six video outputs and a 360-degree cooling vortex.

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PlayStation VR is going to cost you a lot more than $399

PlayStation VR is going to cost you a lot more than $399

By now you've heard the big news about PlayStation VR, Sony's new PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset: it's being released this October, there's going to be plenty of games available, and it will cost $399. While that last bit certainly isn't a lie, it is a bit misleading, unfortunately. Part of the reason the pricing is such a big deal is because the PlayStation VR drastically undercuts the $599 Oculus Rift and $799 HTC Vive, but there's a few accessories required that Sony has neglected to put in the box.

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Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta starts April 18

Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta starts April 18

The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta will be arriving on April 18, it has been announced. Those who have played the game’s ultimate edition on the Xbox One and Windows 10 will see tokens for beta early access arrive; on April 24, the early access will end and all Xbox Live Gold members (who qualify) will get a beta invite. The multiplayer beta will be available until May 1.

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Fallout 4 ‘Automatron’ DLC showcased in trailer

Fallout 4 ‘Automatron’ DLC showcased in trailer

Bethesda has released the Automatron trailer for its upcoming Fallout 4 DLC, teasing gamers with what they can expect next week when the download goes live. We've already heard all the details on what the DLC entails -- what we've been graced with today is a short trailer showing the Automatrons in action, including the creation process. These robot companions will include hundreds of mods.

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Rocket League is trading soccer for basketball

Rocket League is trading soccer for basketball

Rocket League, the indie game that became an instant smash hit on the PlayStation 4 and saw a recent release on the Xbox One, is getting a new mode in the near future that looks to completely change-up the gameplay. See, Rocket League is basically about playing soccer (or football, if you're outside the US) with small RC cars. But developer Psyonix has revealed that in honor of March Madness, players will be getting a basketball mode.

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Amazon Japan begins shipping video games internationally

Amazon Japan begins shipping video games internationally

Gamers who like to import titles from Japan take notice, the Japanese version of Amazon will now ship select games and hardware to international locations, potentially offering a cheaper option than turning to dedicated importers. While Amazon Japan has offered international shipping on other types of products, this is a first for video games. The change went without a formal announcement, and was only recently noticed by users on Twitter and the NeoGAF forums.

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Doom sees new multiplayer trailer, beta details released

Doom sees new multiplayer trailer, beta details released

The May 13th release date for the new Doom game from Id Software and Bethesda is rapidly approaching, and while we were treated to a new campaign trailer several weeks ago, now it's time for multiplayer details to spill. A new multiplayer trailer was released today with plenty of new gameplay footage, as well as the dates for an upcoming beta on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and how players can participate.

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Watch the trailer for Koi, the first PS4 game developed in China

Watch the trailer for Koi, the first PS4 game developed in China

Seeing big-name video games for a major console come out of China is not an everyday thing, let alone small, indie titles. So it's fitting that the first such game for the PlayStation 4 is a beautiful, vivid experience called Koi. Coming from Chinese developer Oasis Games, Koi will be one of the first title to be published Sony Computer Entertainment Shanghai (SCES), and will be seeing its debut public appearance at the Game Developers Conference later this month.

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Here’s how Street Fighter V quitters are being punished by Capcom

Here’s how Street Fighter V quitters are being punished by Capcom

Last week I told you about how the recently released Street Fighter V was having a problem with "rage quitters," or players quitting matches early when they're losing and frustrated, instead of being a good sport and seeing it to the end. Developer Capcom asked players to help gather evidence of these quitters in action, and now they've come back with details on how these people are being punished.

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