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Xbox One Titanfall wireless controller unveiled for game’s March launch

Xbox One Titanfall wireless controller unveiled for game’s March launch

As we reported, Titanfall will be arriving in March for the Xbox One, as well as its older sibling and the PC. To coincide with this, Microsoft will be releasing a limited edition Titanfall wireless game controller, which is decked out with game-themed artwork created to feel "as if it is a piece of military spec hardware transported from the universe of Titanfall and into players hands," according to Respawn's Joel Emslie.

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SimCity offline mode to arrive with update 10

SimCity offline mode to arrive with update 10

Back in October, we heard rumbles that an offline mode for SimCity was being considered, something that followed multiple botched launches and has been much-requested by gamers. Today in a blog post, Maxis' Emeryville studio general manager Patrick Buechner announced an offline mode will indeed be arriving soon for all SimCity players, breaking the shackles of you-must-have-an-Internet-connection.

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Nintendo 3DS game sales jumped 45% in 2013 as hardware hit record numbers

Nintendo 3DS game sales jumped 45% in 2013 as hardware hit record numbers

Nintendo has reported its 2013 3DS sales for the year, with the maker hitting a sweet-spot record leading into what it anticipates to be a strong 2014. Last year, Nintendo had the highest ever 3DS sales in the United States, with game sales jumping a huge 45-percent, as well. The company had detailed its game release plans for this year, starting with the full game launch of Bravely Default on February 7.

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ASUS ROG “Republic of Gamers” SWIFT monitor brings NVIDIA G-SYNC with WQHD resolution

ASUS ROG “Republic of Gamers” SWIFT monitor brings NVIDIA G-SYNC with WQHD resolution

PC gamers are on the receiving end of a new monitor ASUS has revealed at CES, the ROG SWIFT PG278Q monitor. According to the company, this is the first WQHD-resolution monitor that uses NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology, and along with that comes a very high refresh rate and some other perks aimed just at gamers. We've got a run down of all the details for you after the jump.

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Valve Steam Machine gets iFixit teardown

Valve Steam Machine gets iFixit teardown

The folks at iFixit got their hands on one of the 300 Steam Machine consoles Valve has sent around, and as expected they cracked into its shell, finding out what lies beneath. They broke the console down in terms of components and priced all the parts at about $1300 USD, and from there it was a slow forray into the bowels of the next-generation gaming console.

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Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches brought hacker frenzy, reports Kaspersky Lab

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches brought hacker frenzy, reports Kaspersky Lab

The launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One brought about a frenzy to more than just the gamer front. According to Kaspersky Lab, coinciding with the consoles' respective launches, instances of cyber attacks skyrocketed as hackers sought -- and continue to seek -- to take advantage of the latest onslaught of gamers. The attacks aren't limited to just the latest consoles, however, with attacks increasing against PC gamers and such as well.

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Dota 2 open to all as Valve strips away limitations

Dota 2 open to all as Valve strips away limitations

Those who have been waiting to play Dota 2 have reason to rejoice: Valve has stripped away all the restrictions, opening up the game anyone who wants to play. This follows months of queuing in order to gain access, which served a solid purpose -- allowing the playerbase to expand in a controlled fashion while tweaks were made -- but was frustrating nonetheless.

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SteamOS beta now available for download

SteamOS beta now available for download

Following yesterday's promise, gamers who don't mind things a bit gritty can now head over to SteamDB and download the release of SteamOS. As anticipated, the release is a beta offering, and because of the operating system's Linux underpinning, it is recommended only those who are familiar with the OS opt to download. The download comes in at 960MB, and is currently unavailable due to traffic load.

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PlayStation 4 sales broke record in November, reports NPD Group

PlayStation 4 sales broke record in November, reports NPD Group

The console wars are ones that know little bounds, and in them are all sorts of claims and proclamations. Sony fans have a reason to cheer, according to a report just released by NPD Group: the PlayStation 4 is reported as having the highest first-month sales number for any hardware platform. This goes for sales in November. Microsoft isn't entirely left out of the mix, however, with the report showing a close race in the weekly numbers.

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StarCraft 2 professional is first series gamer to be granted U.S. pro athlete visa

StarCraft 2 professional is first series gamer to be granted U.S. pro athlete visa

If you're a StarCraft 2 fan, it is likely you've heard of gamer Kim Dong Hwan, also known as Violet, who holds the title of professional gamer and now the distinct honor of being the first StarCraft player granted a traditional pro athlete visa in the United States. The news is said to have brought Hwan to tears, and is the second ever instance of gamers being recognized as athletes by the US.

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