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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Xbox One bundle unveiled at SDCC

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Xbox One bundle unveiled at SDCC

With the San Diego Comic-Con officially underway in, well, San Diego, Microsoft held a panel for the upcoming Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One. The big announcement was that a special bundle will be released next month featuring the Xbox One console and a copy of the HD remaster of the original Gears of War. John DiMaggio, the voice actor behind Gears' protagonist Marcus Fenix, was even tapped to host the panel, which also offered an inside look at the game's recreation process.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta hits PS4 August 19th

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta hits PS4 August 19th

The latest entry in gaming's biggest FPS franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, will soon be upon us, and these days that can only mean one thing: a multiplayer beta test to get fans pumped up. Call of Duty players won't be disappointed, as developer Treyarch has just announced the beta will be available for PlayStation 4 on August 19th. Keep in mind that date is only for players on the PS4, as a beta will be available on Xbox One and other platforms, but just at a later date.

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Amazon now offering customized, 3D-printed video game characters

Amazon now offering customized, 3D-printed video game characters

Amazon has expanded its 3D printing service to give customers the ability to order collectible figures of characters from the video game series Infinity Blade, Smite, and Primal Carnage. This new offering comes via a partnership with Sandboxr, a company that specializes in 3D printing figures. Even better is that Amazon customers can choose from 35 characters available and customize them to their heart's content. Afterwards they will be printed on-demand and shipped.

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Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Destiny bundle arrives in September

Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Destiny bundle arrives in September

Not satisfied with your regular ol’ PlayStation 4? Sony has taken the wraps off a new limited edition Destiny console that will be arriving in September as part of a larger bundle. The bundle centers around a 500GB PlayStation 4 with a silver themed design and a matching white controller, and will include a copy of Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition. The bundle will be available for purchase starting on September 15; the price has not yet been revealed.

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Modders hack N64 controller to work with Xbox One

Modders hack N64 controller to work with Xbox One

Back at E3 this year, Microsoft announced a fancy new Xbox One controller that will let users modify it by swapping out the analog sticks and D-pad, and even remapping buttons to new paddles on the bottom. That controller is going to be priced at a steep $150. But they also announced a new Xbox One game titled Rare Replay, a collection of 30 games from developer Rare's last 30 years, including several hits that were originally on the Nintendo 64. So what's going to be the best way to play those games? Why, with a modded N64 controller, of course!

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Forza Motorsport 6 to feature entire Formula E lineup

Forza Motorsport 6 to feature entire Formula E lineup

Forza Motorsport 6, the latest in Microsoft's flagship racing game series for the Xbox One, is nearing its September 15th release date. Developers Turn 10 said some time ago that the game will feature over 450 cars, but it was only starting at E3 this year that they began to reveal the list. The first 117 vehicles were announced last month, and now another 37 have been added to the list, with the big surprise being that the full lineup of Formula E all-electric racecars.

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Pre-ordering Fallout 4 on Xbox One gets users Fallout 3 too

Pre-ordering Fallout 4 on Xbox One gets users Fallout 3 too

Back in during all the madness of E3 last month, when developer Bethesda first announced Fallout 4, they also mentioned that those who buy the Xbox One version of the game would get a free downloadable copy of 2008's Fallout 3. Other details were slim at that time, such as if the deal required the purchase of the limited edition of Fallout 4, or for how long the offer would be available. Bethesda has now cleared the air on things, with a blog post detailing how Xbox One gamers can score the series' previous entry.

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Splatoon is getting a new ‘Tower Control’ mode

Splatoon is getting a new ‘Tower Control’ mode

Nintendo has announced that Splatoon is about to get a new multi-player game mode for both “kids and squids”, a mode that is called Tower Control. This will join the multi-player modes already offered in the game, and will be applied in Ranked Battle — says Nintendo, this includes Splat Zones. With Tower Control, gamers are tasked with riding a tower that is floating into the enemy base — this will, however, also leave the person who is riding it more open to being splatted.

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Nintendo Miiverse has ‘big changes’ inbound

Nintendo Miiverse has ‘big changes’ inbound

Nintendo has revealed some upcoming ‘big’ changes for Miiverse, with new features being inbound as part of a redesign that will improve one’s ability to talk about the titles they’re playing. Included among all this will be a new look for different aspects of Miiverse, with items being broken down by category and those categories are getting a new look. Discussions, Drawings, and Journal entries will all have their own sections, and some other current features will be going away as a result.

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King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember arrives next month

King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember arrives next month

As we’d first talked about in late summer last year, Sierra Entertainment has been revived and its first order of business was bringing back King’s Quest, a title that debuted earlier this year. Now the second installment of the title is upon us, and it is called King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember. This will be the second installment of what will eventually be a five-part series, and it has been announced that it will arrive on July 28.

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