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Xbox One S Battlefield 1 bundles detailed ahead of October 21 launch

Xbox One S Battlefield 1 bundles detailed ahead of October 21 launch

Microsoft will release Xbox One S bundles featuring Battlefield 1 and either 500GB or 1TB of storage starting on October 13. The bundles will initially rollout in Europe on that date, and will be followed on October 21 in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The 500GB console bundle will be available in white and “Storm Grey Special Edition” colors, while the 1TB console will be available as the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle.

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FIFA 17 Demo arrives tomorrow with ‘The Journey’ experience

FIFA 17 Demo arrives tomorrow with ‘The Journey’ experience

FIFA 17 will be launching on September 27, but some gamers will get a chance to experience the game ahead of that launch with “FIFA 17 Demo.” The demo launches starting tomorrow and brings with it a limited experience for ‘The Journey,’ a game mode we’ve previously detailed, as well as “Own Every Moment.” As well, EA Sports says there will be four single-player Skill Games included with the FIFA 17 Demo, as well as a trio of new multiplayer Skill Game, and more.

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Sony clarifies: no charge for PS4 Pro game patches

Sony clarifies: no charge for PS4 Pro game patches

Gamers planning to update to Sony's new PlayStation 4 Pro later this year can breathe a sigh of relief: users will not need to pay for the patches that enable existing games to take advantage of the new console's improved display options. Word began circulating late last week that it would be up to developers to decide if they charged players for their game's patch which would add support for high dynamic range (HDR) color and the PS4 Pro's increased power.

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No Fallout 4 or Skyrim mods on PS4, Bethesda confirms

No Fallout 4 or Skyrim mods on PS4, Bethesda confirms

After players have been waiting for months now, developer Bethesda has revealed that its games on PlayStation 4 — specifically Fallout 4 and the upcoming Skyrim remaster — will not support the anticipated mods feature. Now, this isn't a case of Bethesda being jerks and having lied to us all this time, or even one of them not being able to get the feature to work on PS4. Instead, it seems that Sony has ruled that it will not approve user mods in a way that Bethesda feels they "should work."

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DOOM update 3 will bring Deathmatch and Private Matches

DOOM update 3 will bring Deathmatch and Private Matches

DOOM will be receiving Update 3 this month, and with it will come three things: Deathmatch and Private Matches, as well as a sneak peak of the upcoming Arcade Mode, which is itself a future addition for the campaign mode. Ahead of the update’s release, Bethesda will be giving gamers a look at the modes on September 13 at 11AM PT via livestreamed gameplay. The livestream will include gameplay from Arcade Mode, though it won’t be arriving with Update 3.

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PS4 peripherals detailed: stand, Platinum headset, new controller

PS4 peripherals detailed: stand, Platinum headset, new controller

Sony has detailed the new peripherals for the PlayStation 4, including the new wireless DualShock 4 controller, PlayStation Camera, Platinum wireless headset, and vertical stand. These join the newly introduced PlayStation 4 Slim and Pro models, the first being a slimmer model of the original hardware and the latter being a more advanced console with HDR and 4K support.

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World of Warcraft: Legion companion app arrives for Android and iOS

World of Warcraft: Legion companion app arrives for Android and iOS

Blizzard has announced the launch of the World of Warcraft: Legion companion app, a free offering for WoW Legion players who want to take the game with them wherever they go. “…Even the most stalwart of Azeroth’s defenders can’t be at their computer all the time,” the company explains, and so the app offers several features to fill the void, including things like exploring world quests, training recruits, researching Order Hall upgrades, and more. The app is available now for both iOS and Android.

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HDR is coming to every PS4 soon via firmware update

HDR is coming to every PS4 soon via firmware update

If you own the 'original' PlayStation 4 and feel a bit left out by today's Sony event, good news: Sony has a little present for you, and it will be arriving next week. As announced today, all PlayStation 4 devices -- including the original one -- will be getting HDR support via a firmware update arriving next week. Once it arrives, your PS4, regardless of whether you have the original or slim, will get some level of HDR capabilities.

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PlayStation 4 Slim has thin body, round corners, arrives September 15

PlayStation 4 Slim has thin body, round corners, arrives September 15

Sony has officially unveiled the PlayStation 4 'slim' model, and it looks exactly like it did in the most recent leaks we saw. Bringing with it a slim body, as well as rounded corners, the unit looks distinctly like a PS4, but definitely distinct enough in its own right to stand out from the original, sharper model. If you've been waiting months to buy a PS4 in anticipation of this launch, good news: you'll be able to get one starting September 15 for $299.

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Xbox One begins testing Clubs, LFG features for preview members

Xbox One begins testing Clubs, LFG features for preview members

Members of Microsoft's Xbox One preview program have started receiving a test version of the console's October update, and it seems to focus on two main new features: Clubs, and Looking for Group (LFG). These are both essentially tools designed to bring fans of the same games together, as well as make it easier to find others who want to play the same multiplayer content in real-time.

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PlayStation 4 Elite controller surfaces on Target’s website

PlayStation 4 Elite controller surfaces on Target’s website

Ahead of Sony’s event this month, a third-party PS4 controller called the ‘PlayStation 4 Elite Controller’ surfaced on Target’s website, only to be pulled a short time later. The controller has the same general shape as the regular PS4 controller, but comes with a somewhat futuristic, geometric design. The controller was originally listed as a pre-order item, but that pre-order was obviously premature given that the entire product listing has been taken down.

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Telltale’s Walking Dead Season 3 gets release date, titled

Telltale’s Walking Dead Season 3 gets release date, titled

A third season of Telltale Games' award-winning The Walking Dead game was originally announced back at E3 earlier this year, but the developer has now revealed a few new details, including the release window and official title. Fans of Telltale's signature episodic-gaming and interactive narrative style have been patiently waiting to find out what happens after the end of 2013's TWD season two. Now we know we'll be rejoining our returning heroine Clementine this November.

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