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LEGO Marvel’s Avengers trailer debuts

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers trailer debuts

Lego is adding a new game, LEGO Marvel's Avengers, to its roster of adorable games that are fun for all ages. Lego branched into video games a long time ago with its LEGO Star Wars series. Since then, the Lego universe's partnership with Traveler's Tales has expanded to include popular characters such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and of course super heroes. Lego has had a field day with its superhero themed games, releasing three Batman: DC Superheroes games and a previous Marvel Super Heroes game.

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Dark Souls III promo image leaks with early 2016 launch tease

Dark Souls III promo image leaks with early 2016 launch tease

Last week word surfaced via The Know that the next game in the Dark Souls franchise, Dark Souls III, will be arriving next year for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, and that there were (are?) ongoing negotiations for a PC version of the title. There were a bunch of details in that leak (unconfirmed and unofficial, of course) alleging things like up to four players, 10 character classes, 45 new foes and 15 new bosses, 40 new armor sets, a full hour of cutscenes, and 100 new weapons. Now another leak has surfaced.

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SEGA reveals ‘Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice” game for 3DS

SEGA reveals ‘Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice” game for 3DS

Though SEGA has had some hits and misses, it presses on with its biggest cash cow Sonic and friends — this time around, it is 3DS owners who will be getting the next title. The company has announced a new game dubbed Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice for the Nintendo 3DS, and it will be arriving some time this winter (a time that will be seeing several other anticipated titles dropping). We don’t know the exact date at this point, but SEGA has dropped some details on what the title is about, as well as a teaser image.

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Microsoft announces 1TB Xbox One, includes new controller

Microsoft announces 1TB Xbox One, includes new controller

After several leaks, and just prior to E3, Microsoft has officially taken the wraps off a new Xbox One package featuring 1TB of storage. The 1TB model will include a revised controller which features a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom edge, allowing any audio head set with a standard plug to be connected. Priced at $399, Microsoft says the 1TB Xbox One will be available starting June 16th, with the existing 500GB model remaining on sale for $349.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 comes to life in accurate recreation

Grand Theft Auto 5 comes to life in accurate recreation

Is this a case of art imitating life, or life imitating art imitating life? Who knows, but it sure is cool to watch. YouTube channel CorridorDigital has created a video that depicts a highly accurate re-creation of Grand Theft Auto 5, the open-world game that lets players live the life of a criminal, in the real world. You might think, "how hard is it to act out a game that is heavily based on the real world in the first place?" Well, the "acting out" part might be easy, but it's the camera magic that really makes this video work.

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Destiny: The Taken King to launch in September with new subclasses, raid

Destiny: The Taken King to launch in September with new subclasses, raid

Big news for Destiny players today! It seems a significant amount of marketing material for the next expansion to the open-world FPS game has leaked, presumably just before an official announcement at E3 next week. Titled The Taken King, the new add-on seems to feature much more content than Destiny's previous two expansions, including new subclasses, a new raid and boss, and possibly even a new enemy race. The info also states The Taken King will see release on September 15th, with a price of $40 in the US.

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Mega Man Legacy preserves the past by playing in the present

Mega Man Legacy preserves the past by playing in the present

Capcom announces the Mega Man Legacy Collection, letting it be known that they'll not just be stopping here when it comes to restoring the classics. Just like we've got restoration for comic books, and we've got preservation efforts in place to keep historic buildings intact, so too will Capcom - and the rest of the gaming industry - bring back, restore, and rejuvenate classic video games from our past. This effort brings the original six Mega Man games to our present for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, and PC this summer.

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Final Fantasy Tactics now available from Google Play

Final Fantasy Tactics now available from Google Play

The game Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is now available for download from the Google Play Store. The game was launched by Square Enix on Thursday, and it is rated “E” for Everyone. Says the maker, this was the series’ first tactical RPG, and it was released back in 1997. The game then made another appearance after being released — again — in 2007 for the PSP, garnering itself a larger fan base. Now mobile users can enjoy it, too.

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Star Wars: Uprising mobile game tells post-Return of the Jedi story

Star Wars: Uprising mobile game tells post-Return of the Jedi story

As the release date for The Force Awakens draws nearer, Disney and Lucasfilm have just announced a new Star Wars mobile game that will fill in some of the story between the new movie and the original trilogy. While it may be difficult to expect a RPG on mobile be anything better than mediocre, Star Wars: Uprising has high ambitions, and even though there are free-to-play elements, the story being told is part of the universe's new canon.

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Pac-Man, Tetris and more inducted into Video Game Hall of Fame

Pac-Man, Tetris and more inducted into Video Game Hall of Fame

Some of the most recognizable and beloved video games have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, it has been announced. There are six games in total that have received the honor, and they are comprised of Pac-Man, Tetris, Pong, Super Mario Bros., Doom, and World of Warcraft. The games are said to have received this honor for more than one reason, the biggest one being that they've "transcended the world of gaming" to have a larger impact on the world as a whole.

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