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Microsoft shutting down game-creation tool Project Spark on August 12

Microsoft shutting down game-creation tool Project Spark on August 12

Microsoft has pulled Project Spark from its online stores, making it no longer available for download on the Xbox One or PC. The "game"/creativity tool allowed users to, well, make their own video games as a free-to-play service. The company says Project Spark's servers will be shut down on August 12th, thus removing access to the game's online features.

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Shenmue HD remaster possibly on the way from Sega

Shenmue HD remaster possibly on the way from Sega

The world was set ablaze with Shenmue 3 hype last year after a Kickstarter for a new sequel from creator Yu Suzuki set new funding records. Now fans of the RPG series may have something else to look forward to, as developer Sega has said that it's "currently investigating" the possibilities of HD remasters for the Dreamcast classics Shenmue and Shenmue 2. If successful, the titles, first released in 1999 and 2001, respectively, would likely be ported to current-gen consoles.

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Monster Hunter Generations, special edition Nintendo 3DS gets US release date

Monster Hunter Generations, special edition Nintendo 3DS gets US release date

Almost eight months after its original Japanese release, the latest entry in Capcom's action-RPG series Monster Hunter is coming to the US on the Nintendo 3DS. Titled Monster Hunter Generations, the new game will maintain the series' trademark gameplay of four players teaming up to hunt and defeat massive creatures including dinosaurs and dragons, all while searching for better weapons and armor.

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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI launches for PC on October 21

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI launches for PC on October 21

Civilization VI is being developed for PC, 2K and Firaxis Games have announced. The news marks the series’ 25th anniversary, and gives fans something to look forward to. 2K says the sixth installment will give players new ways to grow their empire and dabble in their world, not to mention battling against some of the greatest leaders the world has known. The game won't be released until October, but can be pre-ordered for Windows now.

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‘Resident Evil 7’ launch teased for late 2016

‘Resident Evil 7’ launch teased for late 2016

Capcom has previously teased fans over Resident Evil 7, but until today, there was no word on when the game might launch. That (possibly) changed with Capcom’s newly made financial statement — the company hinted that a “full-scale offensive” concerning the Resident Evil series is planned to start later on this year. No clarification was offered, but all signs point to Resident Evil 7 arriving in our near future.

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First Pokemon Sun and Moon details coming May 10

First Pokemon Sun and Moon details coming May 10

Nintendo announced the titles of the latest Pokemon games, Sun and Moon, back in February, but few details about the 3DS games were revealed beyond the logos and a release period of "holiday 2016." Things will finally change this coming week, as Tuesday, May 10th will see new information released on the future of the series, said Junichi Masuda of developer GameFreak, director of the new Pokemon games.

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Uncharted: Fortune Hunter will unlock content in U4

Uncharted: Fortune Hunter will unlock content in U4

The release of the highly anticipated Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End on PlayStation 4 next week is only days away, but you can get started on series hero Nathan Drake's latest adventure early — and there's no need to steal an early copy of the game. Sony has just released Uncharted: Fortune Hunter on both iOS and Android, and it features over 200 levels of puzzle action and treasure hunting.

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Respawn teams with Lucasfilm and EA to make new Star Wars game

Respawn teams with Lucasfilm and EA to make new Star Wars game

Respawn Entertainment’s Stig Asmussen has announced a new company partnership with Lucasfilm and Electronic Arts to create a new Star Wars video game. “For me, just typing these words is surreal,” says Asmussen, adding, “The entire company erupted in cheers when it was announced that this would be our next endeavor.” The video game will be of the third-person action/adventure variety set in the Star Wars universe.

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Fallout 4 ‘Far Harbor’ DLC arrives on May 19

Fallout 4 ‘Far Harbor’ DLC arrives on May 19

The next Fallout 4 DLC will be ‘Far Harbor,’ and it’ll be available starting on May 19, Bethesda has announced. This will be the biggest DLC for Fallout 4 so far, following the previous ‘Automatron’ and ‘Wasteland Workshop’ downloads. Unlike the other two DLCs, though, this one will cost a fair bit at $24.99 USD — a substantial jump over the last DLC’s $4.99 price tag.

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‘Dishonored 2’ arrives on PS4, Xbox One, PC on November 11

‘Dishonored 2’ arrives on PS4, Xbox One, PC on November 11

Dishonored 2 will be arriving on the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on November 11, Bethesda has announced. The game will launch worldwide on that day, but before then we’ll get some additional looks at the game, as well as more information that’ll be arriving starting May 7 with an exclusive story in ‘Game Informer.’ The game was first revealed at least year’s E3 event.

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Mighty No. 9 launches June 21 in North America and Asia

Mighty No. 9 launches June 21 in North America and Asia

Mighty No. 9, the game that has been chronically delayed, will be launching in North America and Asia on June 21, the game’s creator has announced. In a statement today, Keiji Inafune said everyone outside of North America and Asia will get access to the title soon after starting on June 24. He describes the game as having “gone gold,” and says the team is in its final stages before it hits digital and retail shelves.

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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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