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Hardcore: an action film styled like an FPS game

Hardcore: an action film styled like an FPS game

When we watch movies, we expect them to follow a certain conventional style; the same goes for FPS video games. YouTube is full of videos themed after the latter, mixing live action with the first-person-shooter style common in games like those in the Call of Duty franchise. Not many of those videos match the quality and consistent styling of a new live-action movie tease called "Hardcore", which hopes to ultimately be the "First Ever Action POV Feature Film", according to the maker's Indiegogo campaign.

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Ultimate Halloween costume puts father & son inside MechWarrior

Ultimate Halloween costume puts father & son inside MechWarrior

No matter how clever or cool you thought your Halloween costume was this year, odds are it still doesn't stand a chance next to this father and son duo inside a MechWarrior costume. Said to have been planned for several years, Ryan Bowen used simple materials to create the frame of the mech, with himself inside, while at the same time carrying his 6-month old son and making him appear inside the pilot seat.

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Sony promises VR will be showcased at PlayStation Experience

Sony promises VR will be showcased at PlayStation Experience

In case you missed it, Sony has a big community event planned for its gamers this coming December. The company has been teasing this event in bits and pieces, dangling precious few details amidst big promises that things will be spectacular. We recently found out about ticket availability and pricing, and now that sales have started, Sony has again taken to its blog with some promises. Among the tech and events attendees can expect to see at the PlayStation Experience, as it's called, is the company's virtual reality technology.

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Walmart starts selling used video games

Walmart starts selling used video games

For many, trading in a used game means making a pit stop at GameStop, something Walmart challenged earlier this year with a used game trade-in program kicked off in March. Under that, gamers could trade in their old unwanted video games in exchange for store credit, putting pressure on others in the used game market and leading up to what the company started today: the sale of used games. Joining this a special announcement about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

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Alienware 13 and Graphics Amplifier: merging the powerful and portable

Alienware 13 and Graphics Amplifier: merging the powerful and portable

Alienware is targeting gamers who want the best of both worlds: a portable gaming machine that is powerful enough for when they're out and about (or just chilling in the recliner), and a powerful machine for when they need all the performance they can get. In comes the Alienware 13 laptop and the Graphics Amplifier, which complements the laptop by boosting its performance to desktop levels via graphics card innards. The company has also dropped some details about its Area-51 flagship gaming rig.

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PlayStation 4 software update 2.0 arrives October 28

PlayStation 4 software update 2.0 arrives October 28

The past couple of weeks have been a blur of game console updates and pre-update details, with the Xbox One October update having started rolling out on October 15, and PlayStation having followed closely behind it with details about its own users can expect in the 2.0 update. While Sony did detail the goods last week, in terms of features and improvements, it didn't say when PlayStation 4 users could expect to see the update, which makes it hard to be anticipatory.

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Paranautical Activity creator resigns after making death threat

Paranautical Activity creator resigns after making death threat

In case you missed it, a bit of hoopla surfaced earlier this week revolving around Steam, the game Paranautical Activity, and the game's rage-prone creator Mike Maulbeck. The final version of Paranautical Activity was released on Steam on Monday, but some snafu resulted in the game's page showing it as "Early Access". This frightened Maulbeck, who was worried that still being dubbed Early Access would "cripple" the game's success. Rather than dealing with the problem like an adult, Maulbeck resorted to raging -- something that resulted in a death threat, the game being pulled, and, more recently, the creator resigning from the company.

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Counter-Strike zombie chickens rise for Halloween

Counter-Strike zombie chickens rise for Halloween

What's more fun than video games? Easter eggs and similar things slipped in games for the sole purpose of giving you a smile (or, you know, a fowl-based zombie to kill). Halloween is quickly approaching, and as it approaches gamers have been presented with what the company calls "A Murder Most Fowl". That is, a zombie chicken, which you can identify by its green color and outstretched feather-frocked wings. The zombie chickens aren't the only addition, however, with Valve going all-out in the holiday spirit.

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PlayStation Experience details drop with ticket sales inbound

PlayStation Experience details drop with ticket sales inbound

Earlier this month Sony revealed that it wants to get its fans together for a big shindig in Las Vegas called PlayStation Experience. During this two-day event, gamers are promised all sorts of fun activities spanning the gamut from gaming to developer panels with a bunch of stuff between. When it was announced, Sony only revealed the price of tickets, saying that it would be back at a future date with info on when they can be purchased. That future date was yesterday.

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Xbox One November update preview rolling out

Xbox One November update preview rolling out

Now that the Xbox One's October update is rolling out to gamers, bringing with it a large roster of features, all eyes have turned towards what next month has in store. Those in the preview program won't have to wait that long, of course, and today Major Nelson hit up Xbox News to discuss what the system update preview is bringing with it. The preview is starting to roll out today to those in the program, with the full launch being set for next month.

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