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Blizzard’s ‘Hearthstone’ arrives on iOS and Android

Blizzard’s ‘Hearthstone’ arrives on iOS and Android

Blizzard Entertainment has announced the launch of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for Android and iOS, bringing the strategy card game to mobile users. The interface has been rehashed so that it is better aligned with the needs of small displays, while the game itself is promised to be easy to learn and fast when played. Those who have been using the tablet, Windows, or Mac OS X versions of the game will find the smartphone version to be largely similar, including the different content and features available through those software packages.

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Activision teases new incarnation of Guitar Hero for PS4 and Xbox One

Activision teases new incarnation of Guitar Hero for PS4 and Xbox One

Activision just released this teaser trailer for one of their soon-to-be-released games. The teaser is purposefully mysterious as it doesn't specify a game title, but after watching it we're leaning towards a new game from the Guitar Hero franchise. It's been almost five years since the last Guitar Hero game came out. The last title released was Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, and it sold only a disappointing 86,000 units in its first week. Is five years too long of a lapse for the game to win back its former cult status?

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PAMELA is a horror game without the cliches

PAMELA is a horror game without the cliches

Horror games are always fun, but too often they're like horror movies -- cliched and repetitive, repeating the same dry stories with vaguely similar characters. That's not always true, though, and sometimes a horror game surfaces that breaks the mold in some way. PAMELA looks to be one of those, presenting a horror game wrapped in a bright-neon and clean science fiction-like package. It's a survival horror game, and it'll be available for the PC when it launches. Trailer available after the jump!

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Xbox 360 update for Preview Program brings 2TB support

Xbox 360 update for Preview Program brings 2TB support

Microsoft recently included the Xbox 360 in its Preview Program, which gives those who are participating in it access to system updates and features before they drop for the general user base. Those Preview Program users are now gaining some new functioning with a new system update being pushed through it. Most notable among its changes is the inclusion of 2TB support, expanding its usefulness as a media center or storage device. Those who aren't part of the Preview Program will still have to wait a while before they can get the same feature, however.

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Transformers: Battle Tactics mobile game update brings first event

Transformers: Battle Tactics mobile game update brings first event

Transformers: Battle Tactics is a mobile game allowing those on Android and iOS to play as Decepticons and Autobots, and earlier this week both apps received an update. Most notable with the update came support for Live Events, and so it makes sense that this would be the time for its maker, DeNA, to launch its first in-game event for the title. The in-game event kicked off today and will run to next week, bringing an assortment of goodies with it.

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‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ game to become movie

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ game to become movie

The horror video game genre has its staples, and in the mobile realm, Five Nights at Freddy's is one of the more popular titles. There are a few iterations of the mobile horror game at this point, and they enjoy a healthy fan base...so much so that Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights for the game, and it's not merely a preemptive grab hinting at a future possibility. There are already production plans for the theatrical adaption in place.

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Mortal Kombat X leak reveals “selfie fatality”

Mortal Kombat X leak reveals “selfie fatality”

Everyone's favorite blood-and-guts battle game has some new fatalities in store, one of which has surfaced online reveals a groan-worthy bit of modern narcissism -- something that isn't surprising since it's coming from Johnny Cage's daughter. It is a "selfie fatality", and it includes a cheesy fake Facebook screenshot on which a selfie, taken during a fatality, is posted. It's snapped by Cassie Cage during the fatality, and if you try hard enough, you'll find a bit of social commentary tossed in.

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Mortal Kombat X launch trailer arrives

Mortal Kombat X launch trailer arrives

With the launch nearing quickly, the official Mortal Kombat X trailer has finally arrived, and in it we see exactly what you'd expect: a lot of fighting, a lot of blood, and a lot of brutal fatalities. All of this is accompanied by a System Of A Down's soundtrack, which isn't surprising given the band's Shavo Odadjian directed the trailer, and it leads up to the game's launch, which will be taking place next Tuesday. We've the trailer after the jump!

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Razer Forge TV pre-order reveals May 1 shipping date

Razer Forge TV pre-order reveals May 1 shipping date

Razer's little gaming console, the Razer Forge TV, went up for pre-order today...and then was pulled without explanation. We first got a look at the console back during CES 2015, and it is, in true Razer fashion, a stylish dark console with green trim and a matching controller. The Forge TV is a set-top box akin to things like the Fire TV and the Apple TV, but it has a dedicated gaming slant, including related peripherals designed for use when you're lounging on the couch or in the recliner.

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‘Pacapong’ game cobbles together Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Pong

‘Pacapong’ game cobbles together Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Pong

Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Pong...all games that have been entertaining gamers for a long while, and are now the source of a new game that has cobbled them all together in a masterful way. The game is called "Pacapong", and largely revolves around a modern Pac-Man board with Pong paddles on both sides, Space Invaders dropping down around them, and Pac-Man being flung through the board -- between the ghosts -- into the paddles. It's a wonderful way to put your skills to the test, and a refreshing twist on the long-standing classics.

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