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Watch Dogs 2 confirmed as Ubisoft’s first big E3 reveal

Watch Dogs 2 confirmed as Ubisoft’s first big E3 reveal

E3 2016 is less than two weeks away, and one game developer is already announcing what new titles it will show off at the industry event. In an email today, Ubisoft has revealed a handful of the games it will present during its press conference, with the biggest surprise being Watch Dogs 2. Well, may 'surprise' isn't the right word, as the game has been rumored for months now, but this is the first confirmation of the title from Ubisoft, with E3 being its official debut.

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Fallout 4: Far Harbor DLC update addresses poor PS4 performance

Fallout 4: Far Harbor DLC update addresses poor PS4 performance

Fallout 4's first major expansion, Far Harbor, has been out for a few weeks now, and while the DLC has been mostly well received among the game's fans, players on the PlayStation 4 have had to deal with some serious problems. It turns out that the dense fog that covers the huge new environment causes the PS4 version to suffer frame-rate issues and even crash under certain circumstances. Fortunately developer Bethesda has just made a fix available that sets things right.

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The Sims 4 update frees up gender customization options

The Sims 4 update frees up gender customization options

The Sims 4 has received a free update that is removing gender customization options, allowing for players to set up a more diverse range of Sims that express the features they want. If you want a female Sim with a manly walking style, a male Sim with a feminine voice, or any other arrangement, this update makes it possible.

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Minecraft hits the 100 million sales milestone

Minecraft hits the 100 million sales milestone

Do you play Minecraft? You’re certainly not alone if you do. According to Mojang, the company has sold an average of 53,000 copies of Minecraft everyday so far in 2016, and it has officially reached (and exceeded) the 100 million sales milestone since first launching. To help put that massive number in perspective, Mojang says that if you were to take everyone who has purchased Minecraft and put them together in the same country, it would be the 12th most populous nation in the world.

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Fable Fortune card game debuts after death of Lionhead

Fable Fortune card game debuts after death of Lionhead

UK developer Lionhead Studios may be dead, having closed its doors earlier this year, taking the Fable franchise with it, but the series has just re-emerged, albeit in a different form: a virtual card game. Titled Fable Fortune, the game was being developed in secret by Lionhead at the same time as the now-cancelled Fable Legends. Similar to Blizzard's Hearthstone, Fortune is a free-to-play collectible card game, and now work on it is being continued by a handful of former Lionhead employees.

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Minecraft cracks down on brand promos (by banning them)

Minecraft cracks down on brand promos (by banning them)

Minecraft maker Mojang has banned servers and mods that exist only to promote a product that is unrelated to Minecraft itself. In a statement today, Mojang’s Owen Hill said that the existence of such promos “doesn’t feel right, or more importantly, fun.” As such, Mojang has updated its Commercial Usage Guidelines with a new section, doing so while reassuring users that it won’t “affect the usual server and video monetization.”

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Mirror’s Edge is getting a TV adaptation

Mirror’s Edge is getting a TV adaptation

The original Mirror's Edge game was released in 2008 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and it went on to earn good reviews from critics and praise from fans. Now, eight years later, we're only a week away from developer EA releasing the sequel/reboot, Mirror's Edge Catalyst. However, we may be getting even more of Mirror's Edge, its future dystopian world, and freerunning parkour hero Faith in the future, except in the form of a TV show.

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No Man’s Sky developer confirms new release date: August 9

No Man’s Sky developer confirms new release date: August 9

Earlier this week we reported that there was evidence the upcoming PlayStation 4/PC game No Man's Sky was going to be delayed by a few weeks, missing its June 21st release date. The bad news is that it's true, the adventure/space exploration game will be delayed, but the good news is that eager players won't have to wait very long. Developer Hello Games has stated that No Man's Sky will now be released on August 9th, adding an extra seven weeks.

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Dragon Quest Builders gets US release this fall on PS4, Vita

Dragon Quest Builders gets US release this fall on PS4, Vita

Dragon Quest Builders, the spin-off of the popular Japanese RPG series, is finally coming stateside this fall, Square Enix has announced. Featuring more than a hint of inspiration from Minecraft, the game will be released in October on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Until now it's been limited to Japan, having debuted in January on PS4/PS3/Vita.

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No Man’s Sky to miss its June release date

No Man’s Sky to miss its June release date

Bad news for gamers looking forward to the ambitious, highly anticipated No Man's Sky, as it looks like the PlayStation 4/PC title has been delayed and will not be making its June 21st release date. There's been no official word yet from UK developer Hello Games, or publisher Sony, but different sources have confirmed the news to several outlets, including Kotaku.

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 tops 40 million units sold

Sony’s PlayStation 4 tops 40 million units sold

It's sometimes surprising to hear how well the PlayStation 4 is performing this console generation when remembering how difficult things were for the PS3 several years ago. The latest word from Sony is that the PS4 has just hit the milestone of selling 40 million units. That's less than a year since hitting the 30 million mark, and less than six months after topping 35 million, making the PS4 Sony's fastest-selling console in its history.

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Ubisoft details The Division’s next free update

Ubisoft details The Division’s next free update

While the last month or so has seen some difficult times in the game world of The Division, mostly in the form of players discovering exploits and developer Massive's controversial decision to punish them, another free content update is landing this week before publisher Ubisoft moves on to the paid DLC releases. Titled "Conflict," update 1.2 will introduce a new enemy challenge, as well as some important changes to the Dark Zone, The Division's multiplayer area where players must fend for themselves against anyone and everyone.

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