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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer modes, maps will be free

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer modes, maps will be free

Details have been dropped on the multiplayer for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, with the first and foremost tidbit being that future multiplayer modes and maps will be arriving in the game for free. As well, all of the gameplay and vanity items available in the in-game store will also be obtainable through ordinary (read: free) gameplay. The idea, says the game's creator, is to have a game that "won’t be fragmented by different types of DLC."

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Nintendo announces new Splatoon Amiibo for July

Nintendo announces new Splatoon Amiibo for July

Nintendo continues to make a killing from the sales of its Amiibo, small collectible figures that can connect with Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games to unlock new content or characters. The Japanese game company revealed that it's shipped 53.6 million Amiibo in total since their debut in late 2014, with 24.7 million figures shipped in the last year alone. To add to the collection Nintendo also announced that new Amiibo for the Wii U game Splatoon will be released in July.

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Watch the first Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer now

Watch the first Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer now

There's little doubt now that Activision will be announcing this year's Call of Duty game, titled Infinite Warfare, in the coming week, as the first teaser trailer has been posted to YouTube, as well as appearing within Black Ops III multiplayer matches. It's rumored and hinted for weeks now that 2016's Call of Duty would make the jump to a futuristic, sci-fi-themed setting, moving away from the modern/near future setting we've had for several years now, and this teaser is about as bleak, dystopian future as you can get.

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‘The Division’ cheaters face new detection methods, exploit sanctions

‘The Division’ cheaters face new detection methods, exploit sanctions

Ubisoft is cracking down on “The Division” cheaters, saying in a statement today that it is strengthening its anti-cheaters efforts to deal with the issue. Gamers have been vocal in their outcry about the issue; to satisfy them, Ubisoft has new cheat detection methods for hunting down a greater number of unfair gamers. As well, Ubisoft says those who are caught cheating will also face a longer first-offense suspension and won’t be given a second chance.

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered confirmed with emoji

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered confirmed with emoji

By now you've probably heard something about the leak revealing a remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, likely to be included with a special edition of this year's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The leak centered on an image posted to Reddit of a pre-order promotion for Infinite Warfare from the store Target. While we're most likely going to hear the official details next week, and more at E3 in June, Modern Warfare Remastered has basically been confirmed in a humorous tweet.

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This special edition Xbox One was customized by Iron Man

This special edition Xbox One was customized by Iron Man

Microsoft has released custom, limited edition Xbox One consoles to celebrate the releases of games like Forza 6 and Halo 5, but now they've let the one and only Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, have a turn at designing one. Just in time for the release of Captain America: Civil War in theaters, a white Stark Industries version of the console has debuted, complete with its own arc reactor.

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Nintendo Wii U production may end by March 2018, says Kimishima

Nintendo Wii U production may end by March 2018, says Kimishima

Nintendo may end production for the Wii U by March 2018, says Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima. The news comes on the heels of Nintendo’s next-generation NX announcement, as well as the company’s financial estimates. Nintendo anticipates its operating profits will rise over the coming year, increasing 36.9-percent by March 2017, banking on both a new console and smartphone games to help with the financial push.

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2016 Call of Duty is called Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered also leaked

2016 Call of Duty is called Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered also leaked

With E3 2016 quickly approaching in June, it's that time of year when Activision confirms the title and release date for the upcoming Call of Duty game. It's expected that this info will come sometime next week, but it appears the details have leaked a bit early. It looks like this year we'll be playing Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, a fitting title considering the game has been rumored to feature a futuristic/sci-fi theme set in space.

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Nintendo confirms Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem as next smartphone apps

Nintendo confirms Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem as next smartphone apps

Nintendo's first smartphone app, Miitomo, has become certified hit for the company, but remember that it's only the first of five mobile releases the Japanese gaming giant has promised through 2017. Shortly before Miitomo's debut, Nintendo stated that the next app wouldn't be another original chat/messaging-based release, but something based on one of their popular gaming series. Now we know that will be true for the next two apps, as Nintendo has revealed they will be from the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem series.

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Mojang releases new, non-Minecraft game on Steam for free

Mojang releases new, non-Minecraft game on Steam for free

You most likely know Mojang as the small, Swedish developer behind the mega-popular Minecraft, as well as now being owned Microsoft. However, that doesn't mean Minecraft is the only thing its employees work on. The latest side project, so to speak, has just been announced, and it's already available to play now! It's called Crown and Council, and has been described as a "fast-paced strategy game."

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AI’s next big challenge is a Doom deathmatch

AI’s next big challenge is a Doom deathmatch

Computer AI has long been defeating humans in the game of chess, and earlier this year Google's AlphaGo became the first to beat a world champion in the ancient Chinese board game Go, but now it's time to settle the score in a game that really matters: a classic FPS. That's what a group of AI researchers hope to see, with a new challenge inviting computers to face-off in Doom, but playing as humans would.

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Modded Sega Genesis games getting official support, distribution on Steam

Modded Sega Genesis games getting official support, distribution on Steam

Fans of Sega's Genesis console (also known as the Mega Drive in Europe and Japan) have long been able to dive back into their library of classic 16-bit games on Steam, but starting next week, it's going to be even better. Complete with Sega's support, Steam is launching the Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub, which will include the ability to play modded versions of the games.

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