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Kanye West reveals video game about his mom going to heaven

Kanye West reveals video game about his mom going to heaven

It was almost a year ago exactly when hip-hop mega-star Kanye West made a passing comment during a radio interview about making his own video game. It's something that most of us probably never expected anything to come of, but we should've know Yeezy would stay true to his word. At a launch party this week for his new album, The Life of Pablo, West revealed the first look at his game, which is about on his late mother ascending to heaven.

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Watch Dogs sequel confirmed for release by April 2017

Watch Dogs sequel confirmed for release by April 2017

Watch Dogs, the much-hyped open world game that put players in the role of a hacker, is getting a sequel, it turns out. While the first game, released in May 2014, was received by fans and critics with a fair amount of disappointment, developer & publisher Ubisoft has confirmed that work has begun on Watch Dogs 2, and that it's due to be released by April 2017.

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Xbox One gets Quantum Break special edition console bundle

Xbox One gets Quantum Break special edition console bundle

Microsoft has just announced the latest bundle for the Xbox One console, this time featuring the latest exclusive title, Quantum Break. The console and controller come in a limited Cirrus White color, although Microsoft says the Quantum Break bundle will be available with black hardware as well. Inside the box players will find a 500GB model Xbox One, a downloadable copy of Quantum Break, as well as code to download developer Remedy Entertainment's previous title, Alan Wake.

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Titanfall sequel tipped by new McFarlane Toys figures

Titanfall sequel tipped by new McFarlane Toys figures

It's been some time since Xbox One-exclusive Titanfall took the FPS-genre by storm, with its multiplayer-only, mech-based combat. Developed by Respawn, itself made up of Call of Duty vets, the game ran its course in terms of DLC releases over the first year, and now things have gone quiet for the series. Fans have been eagerly awaiting news of a follow-up, and the first hints of a "Titanfall 2" may have just been leaked by figurine maker McFarlane Toys.

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Telltale’s ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne’ arrives Feb 23

Telltale’s ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne’ arrives Feb 23

Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Michonne will be available to gamers starting on February 23. As the title suggests, this series (of which there will be three episodes) will focus on series character Michonne and her own story within the universe. The game will arrive first for PC, Mac, and both PlayStation consoles, and then the next day for Microsoft's consoles. Trailer after the jump!

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Metal Gear Solid V multiplayer DLC detailed, dated

Metal Gear Solid V multiplayer DLC detailed, dated

Konami's Metal Gear Solid V debuted last fall, and while it was a big hit among critics and fans, there's been little in the form of new content since then. Players who enjoy the game's multiplayer component, called Metal Gear Online, will be happy to finally hear about an upcoming expansion that will introduce new maps, a new playable character, and even a new game mode. One of the best parts is that the DLC, titled "Cloaked in Silence," is even coming to the older-gen consoles alongside the PS4 and Xbox One.

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Street Fighter V CG trailer teases June’s story mode

Street Fighter V CG trailer teases June’s story mode

Street Fighter V’s launch is nearly upon us — it’ll be launching February 16, in case you didn’t hear — and ahead of that launch comes a fully CG trailer giving us our best yet look at the game. This trailer is particularly exciting in light of the DLC news in recent days; let your imagination run, because this summer the game will score a load of storyline content that fleshes it out in a way no other Street Fighter has experienced. Video after the jump!

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Researchers add AI to ‘Super Mario’, bring characters to life

Researchers add AI to ‘Super Mario’, bring characters to life

Researchers with Tübingen University’s Cognitive Modeling group added artificial intelligence to Super Mario, bringing the characters to life, at least to a degree, adding social skills and a level of intelligence. The project was led by Professor Martin Butz, and it aims to demonstrate what video games may be like with “socially intelligent game characters.”

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst gets closed beta, new story trailer

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst gets closed beta, new story trailer

Mirror's Edge Catalyst, a new entry in the first-person action series that debuted the last generation of consoles, has been eagerly awaited since its 2014 announcement. While it was originally scheduled for release this month, publisher Electronic Arts now promises that it will debut in May, and has shared a new story trailer, along with details on a closed, multi-platform beta.

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Nintendo nixes its ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker project

Nintendo nixes its ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker project

Think back to the fall of 2014, and you might remember mention of a sleep tracker Nintendo had in the works. The company had announced plans to develop a device that would track someone’s sleep data and how fatigued they are, something that would perhaps rest on a bed stand rather being on your wrist. Not much has been said about it since, and almost as quietly as it had announced it, Nintendo has shelved the project.

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New Doom release date finally confirmed

New Doom release date finally confirmed

Fans of game developer Id Software will soon finally be able to get their hands on the studio's newest masterpiece: the long-awaited reboot of historic FPS series Doom. Bethesda is publishing the title, coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and they've just released a new campaign trailer to mark the news of a confirmed release date. Viewers can get a serious helping of gore and violence in the video below, while they'll be able to get their hands on Doom starting May 13th.

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PS4 gets limited edition Uncharted 4 bundle in April

PS4 gets limited edition Uncharted 4 bundle in April

As the final installment in the popular PlayStation game series, Uncharted 4 is set to become the latest PS4 flagship title when it finally releases on April 26th. To celebrate the occasion, Sony will be releasing a limited edition PS4 console that not only comes bundled with the game, but features a custom color and image of Uncharted hero Nathan Drake on top. Pre-orders are set to begin later today, with a release on the same day as the game, April 26th.

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