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Tales from the Borderlands: Atlas Mugged trailer drops

Tales from the Borderlands: Atlas Mugged trailer drops

Telltale Games' latest Tales from the Borderlands game is set to arrive next week, and ahead of that launch comes a new game trailer giving fans a look at what they can expect. This is Episode Two in the Borderlands-inspired series, and it is dubbed "Atlas Mugged", a clever play on the book by nearly the same name. This follows the first episode, which arrived not too long ago following Telltale Games' unveiling of the series back in late December 2013.

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PS4 software version 2.50 to include button remapping, rest mode enhancements

PS4 software version 2.50 to include button remapping, rest mode enhancements

It's a been a while since Sony has released an update to the PlayStation 4's software that really added any new features to the console. But it appears that will change soon, as version 2.50 seems to be in the works, with members of the PlayStation MVP program getting invites to beta test the software update. Invites are said to come via message from the PlayStation Network through March 9th, while the following info about new features comes from those who've already downloaded the beta.

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Soda drinking video game leads to creation of real-life soda

Soda drinking video game leads to creation of real-life soda

There's only video game in existence that offers players a chance to practice and hone their soda drinking skills in a safe, virtual environment, and that's Soda Drinker Pro. The indie game, currently available on Steam Greenlight, was created by developer Will Brierly in a single day back in 2008, and gave players the opportunity to experience drinking a soda in crudely rendered sunny beaches and outer space. But with some seven years since release, Soda Drinker Pro feels it's time players begin testing their soda drinking skills in the real world, and that requires a real-life soda made just for pros.

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Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Dorm’ tournament will be covered by ESPN

Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Dorm’ tournament will be covered by ESPN

Blizzard Entertainment has announced its new "Heroes of the Dorm" tournament for, you guessed it, college students. These students will be battling for a litany of prizes, the best ones probably being the funds for tuition (in excess of $450,000 is up for grabs). While it's a fun shot for college students to get a leg up in their college (and perhaps gaming) career, it's a big milestone for eSports in general: for the first time ever, ESPN will be offering live televised coverage of an eSports event.

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Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One and Oculus Rift this summer

Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One and Oculus Rift this summer

One of the best things in gaming, is seeing a successful Kickstarter game hit the market. It's been a long wait, but Elite: Dangerous is finally hitting Xbox One this summer. Elite: Dangerous is part space adventure, part resource management, and part combat simulation (my favorite!). After a down to the wire Kickstarter campaign two years ago, Frontier Developments secured over £1.5 million from crowdsourcing. It's been two and a half years since then, but we're looking forward to enjoying the fruits of their labor.

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World of Warcraft tokens bring 30 days of gameplay

World of Warcraft tokens bring 30 days of gameplay

World of Warcraft's creator has announced a new in-game item that'll give gamers 30 days of gameplay for redeeming it (or gold, depending on circumstance). They're called Tokens, and they can be bought with real-life money in the shop, then swapped to get in-game gold. Some other gamers, nearing the end of their subscription and in need of getting a gaming fix for one more money, will be able to buy that token, then, and redeem it for a month's worth of playing.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood arrives in May

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood arrives in May

Bethesda has announced the upcoming launch of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, which is bid as a standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. This prequel is set in 1946 with B.J Blazkowicz taking the lead in an effort to stop the Nazis' nearing victory. There are two missions to the game, one that involves breaking into Castle Wolfenstein and the other that takes players to Wulfburg city to find a "Nazi archaeologist" unearthing powers that could, says the maker, doom everyone.

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for PC gets official local co-op

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for PC gets official local co-op

If you're a Resident Evil fan, you might have been swept up in that hoopla surrounding the disingenuous implications that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for PC offered offline co-op, then the follow up quiet correction made later on that no, sorry, there's not actually going to be a local co-op for PC. While gamers' hopes were low, a wonderful modder decided to make that local co-op mode himself, and apparently in light of that and the upset cries from gamers, an official local co-op has been promised...again. Only for real this time.

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Super Mario 64 player sets new speedrun world record

Super Mario 64 player sets new speedrun world record

It's not often that a new world number one speedrun record is set for a game almost 20 years old, but it's just happened. For those who don't know, a speedrun is completing a game from start to finish in fastest possible time, often still collecting all items or meeting all objectives. The previous world record for Super Mario 64, the first 3D entry in the series released alongside the Nintendo 64 console in 1996, was 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 32 seconds. But a challenger beat that 17 seconds, and by mere accident.

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Mad Catz S.U.R.F.r, L.Y.N.X.3 gamepads to debut at MWC

Mad Catz S.U.R.F.r, L.Y.N.X.3 gamepads to debut at MWC

In mid-December 2014, Mad Catz introduced a couple of new gamepads for mobile devices, the C.T.L.R.i. If you found the devices to be a worthy addition to your gaming trove but the name to be entirely insufferable, we've both good and bad news: Mad Catz is back with some new devices, and it has decided to retain that oddball naming structure. There's the L.Y.N.X.3 gaming pad for mobiles, and the S.U.R.F.r keyboard gaming pad.

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