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Hearthstone expansion “The Grand Tournament” inbound

Hearthstone expansion “The Grand Tournament” inbound

Today Blizzard announced the next expansion pack for “Hearthstone”, and it is called “The Grand Tournament.” The announcement was made at an event in San Francisco earlier, and was joined by a video showing off the upcoming expansion (available after the jump). The expansion will be arriving next month, and follows the Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion that has already been released. There will be a new board, new cards, and more.

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The Last of Us soundtrack will soon be on vinyl

The Last of Us soundtrack will soon be on vinyl

Think carefully and you might remember hearing mention of The Last of Us soundtrack being slated to eventually arrive on vinyl. Your memory isn’t playing tricks on you — mention of the plans were made way back in December 2014, and now we’re finally hearing more about the imminent release: the vinyl soundtrack will be available to buy this upcoming Wednesday, and it will feature a stunning new cover made by the same designer who made the originally teased cover for the release.

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Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle goes up for pre-order

Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle goes up for pre-order

Football fans, today brings good news: the Xbox One is arriving in a new bundle, and it’s bringing Madden NFL 16 with it. Called, most appropriately, the Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle, it includes an Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive, offering ample space for all the downloads you’ve got planned, as well as a full download for Madden NFL 16 when it launches next month (August 25, to be precise). It is coming with a couple other perks, too, and you can pre-order it now.

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Modder heard you likes Doom, lets you play Doom while you play Doom

Modder heard you likes Doom, lets you play Doom while you play Doom

Yo dawg…, etc. We've seen the classic PC shooter Doom hacked and modded to run on everything from an ATM to an Android Wear smartwatch, but this tops them all. A modder going by the name The Zombie Killer on YouTube has managed to get Doom to run inside of Doom. Yes, really. You can walk up to a computer terminal while playing Doom, and from that in-game machine start playing Doom. No word yet on how deep the rabbit hole really goes.

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Twitch debuts Choice Chamber, first game encouraging viewer interaction

Twitch debuts Choice Chamber, first game encouraging viewer interaction

Studio Bean has just has just released the first game that uses Twitch's interactivity features as a primary feature. This project was funded in part by Twitch through KickStarter. At its core, Choice Chamber is a basic 2D side-scrolling game, throwing enemies and environmental hazards at players. But where things get really mixed up is in the fact that anybody watching the broadcast who can make live comments can have a direct impact on how the game unfolds.

UPDATE: This article previously suggested that Twitch developed this game when it was actually "Studio Bean." Twitch's role was to contributing money to their Kickstarter to help bring the game to final fruition.

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Shenmue 3 Kickstarter sets new record for most funded game

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter sets new record for most funded game

You may remember that in early June, the Kickstarter campaign from Koji Igarashi, producer of the well-known Castlevania video game series, for his new title Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, set a new record for the most funded game on the crowdfunding platform. Unfortunately, Bloodstained hasn't been able to hold onto the title for very long. With roughly 11 hours left (as of this writing), Shenmue 3 is the new record holder, raising over $5.6 million.

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Goat Simulator arrives on PlayStation next month

Goat Simulator arrives on PlayStation next month

Coffee Stain Studios has announced that its Goat Simulator, the fun game where people play as goats, will be arriving on Sony’s gaming consoles soon. Mark South of developer Double Eleven made the announcement today, saying that after collaborating with the studio the game will be launching for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on August 11. The PlayStation versions of Goat Similar are going to be special, however, including a bit of extra fun that other versions haven’t had.

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PlayStation Now debuts in UK as open beta

PlayStation Now debuts in UK as open beta

After roughly a year of availability in the US and Canada, PlayStation Now, Sony's on-demand game streaming service, is finally launching in the UK this week as an open beta. The service is starting out with rentals only, but Sony says it will add full subscription options later in the summer. PlayStation Now lets gamers stream select PS3 titles to not only their PS4 and PS3 consoles, but also to a handful of Sony's internet-connected televisions and Blu-ray players.

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Five Nights At Freddy’s 4: first game trailer arrives

Five Nights At Freddy’s 4: first game trailer arrives

The game Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 became official in late April following a big tease, and early this morning fans were greeted with a change to the game's release date: it'll be arriving on August 8, leaving less than a month's wait; previously the game was set to be released on Halloween, but instead Halloween will mark the arrival of a game expansion. Following that the game's first (and perhaps only) game trailer has been released, and it makes a big change over the previous games.

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Nintendo tells Github to remove browser compatible Game Boy emulator

Nintendo tells Github to remove browser compatible Game Boy emulator

While playing older video games via emulator may be somewhat common among gamers these days, the companies that make those games, especially Nintendo, don't always appreciate it. In fact, Nintendo's American division even contacted Github last week with a request to takedown a JavaScript-powered emulator for the Game Boy Advance, as it also included a large number of pre-loaded games. The game company said the Github-hosted project violated their copyrights, and cited both the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Github's guide to DMCA removal requests.

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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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