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2TB Xbox One S was a special launch model, now sold out

2TB Xbox One S was a special launch model, now sold out

The new Xbox One S is now on sale, and while most reviews are in agreement about Microsoft's refreshed console not being much of an upgrade over the original, it does come highly recommended for first-time Xbox One buyers. If you're in this situation, and were hoping to pick up the model with a 2TB hard drive once its availability improves, we have some bad news for you.

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Pokemon GO update tries to prevent driving while playing

Pokemon GO update tries to prevent driving while playing

Niantic has pushed out another Pokemon GO update, and first among the changes is an effort to curb driving while playing. After updating, players will be reminded not to play Pokemon GO if they’re “traveling above a certain speed,” per Niantic’s wording. The game will require the player to confirm they aren’t driving in order to keep playing, presumably when the game detects they’re going over that ‘certain speed.’ As well, the update fixes some more bugs, enables nickname changes, and more.

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PlayStation 4 ‘NEO’ unveiling tipped for next month

PlayStation 4 ‘NEO’ unveiling tipped for next month

Sony will be officially debuting the codenamed Playstation 4 ‘NEO’ console on September 7, according to a new report, finally detailing the device after confirming its existence back in June. The console has been the source of numerous leaks, including a slideshow presentation that surfaced online detailing things like 4K output, support for PlayStation VR, and more.

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NASA’s Mars Rover game puts players on the Red Planet

NASA’s Mars Rover game puts players on the Red Planet

As of today, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been rolling around Mars for four years. To coincide with that, NASA has released a new side-scrolling game called Mars Rover for iOS, Android, and desktop that takes players to the Red Planet…a version of it, anyway. The game tasks players with operating the rover as it finds and identifies substances like water -- if you're not careful, the rover may get a flat tire, get stuck in a crater, or tip over backwards.

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Pokemon GO launches in Central and South America

Pokemon GO launches in Central and South America

Pokemon GO players are still as fervent as ever, and now more gamers can join their ranks — the company behind the game has announced an expansion into Central and South America, marking the latest regions where the game is (officially) available to download. The expansion comes just in time for the Rio Olympics, and is joined by a handful of other changes, namely fixes for two big bugs players have been vocal about.

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Xbox One S teardown finds console is easy to repair

Xbox One S teardown finds console is easy to repair

As of yesterday, the Xbox One S console is available to order in the U.S. If you ran out and bought one, then wondered what you’ll do if it breaks, fret not: the folks at iFixit have published their full teardown of the console and found that, with a couple exceptions, it is quite easily repairable for the DIY owner. The only big exception is the hard drive, which not only requires some 'difficult hackery,' but also voids the warranty.

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Battlefield 4 China Rising DLC is free until August 9

Battlefield 4 China Rising DLC is free until August 9

The Battlefield 4 China Rising DLC is free until August 9, giving game owners a chance to snag the expansion without paying. The DLC takes gamers to the Chinese mainland and gives them new an array of devices, including new vehicles and a new game mode that takes the battle to the sky. There are also four new multi-player maps with the DLC: Silk Road, Altai Range, Guilin Peaks, and Dragon Pass.

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Sony reveals Driveclub VR for PlayStation VR launch

Sony reveals Driveclub VR for PlayStation VR launch

Driveclub may not have turned out to be the PS4 hit that Sony hoped, but it looks like the racing game is getting a second chance as a launch title for upcoming PlayStation VR. The official Japanese PlayStation Blog recently announced Driveclub VR as launching on October 13th alongside the PSVR headset, however it seems the announcement was made a bit early, as the original blog post has been removed.

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Xbox One system update arrives with Cortana and more

Xbox One system update arrives with Cortana and more

If you've been eager to try out Cortana, Microsoft's digital voice assistant, on your Xbox One, the wait is finally over. The console's summer system update has started rolling out this weekend, and as has been promised for months, players will be able to use voice commands to navigate and use Xbox One features and settings. The update also introduces background music options and additional integration with Windows 10 desktop apps.

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Disney Infinity servers close in March 2017, PC & mobile versions unplayable in September

Disney Infinity servers close in March 2017, PC & mobile versions unplayable in September

Back in May, Disney announced that it was ending production of its expansive Disney Infinity game series as it exited game publishing entirely. Now the company has detailed the shut down process for the game's online services, and simply put, it's a bit messy. Disney Infinity was released on so many different platforms, with several ways to buy it on PC alone, and it seems like there's different stages of the shut down for each version.

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New Doom DLC multiplayer maps can be played for free

New Doom DLC multiplayer maps can be played for free

Earlier this week, developer Id Software announced a pair of updates for the recently released Doom. The first, which is available now, is a free download that introduces two new multiplayer modes and several new customizations for the SnapMap mode, where players can create their own maps and game types. The second update, "Unto the Evil," however, is the first of three planned premium DLCs, which will cost money but include new multiplayer maps, weapons, and more.

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Diablo 3 patch 2.4.2 brings three new difficulty levels

Diablo 3 patch 2.4.2 brings three new difficulty levels

Diablo III owners will be getting patch 2.4.2 very soon, and with it will come a trio of new difficulty levels — levels XI, XII, and XIII. If that’s not enough to satisfy you, the patch will update existing items and add new items, including updates to a lot of Legendary and Set goods and additions to the Legendary items and powers. The update goes on from there, including some UI tweaks and some enhanced Adventure Mode rewards.

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