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GameStop bucks the trend, will close on Thanksgiving

GameStop bucks the trend, will close on Thanksgiving

There tends to be two camps when it comes to stores being open on major holidays: those who feel it is wrong and want to be home with their friends and family, and those who need the holiday pay more and would rather work. The former of the two tends to win out, at least among the vocal, and now GameStop has decided to listen. The gaming retailer has announced that it will not be open on Thanksgiving this year.

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Watch the incredible Halo 5: Guardians launch gameplay trailer

Watch the incredible Halo 5: Guardians launch gameplay trailer

With less than two to go until the highly anticipated Halo 5: Guardians hits the Xbox One on October 27th, Microsoft has released a new launch gameplay trailer this morning. Coming a month after the reveal of the opening cinematic, this new video mixes footage of the game's cutscenes with real gameplay footage. At 3 minutes long, the gameplay trailer sets us up for the search of series' hero Master Chief, who has gone missing during a time of crisis.

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Star Wars Battlefront beta extended to October 13

Star Wars Battlefront beta extended to October 13

Good news for Star Wars fans who didn't have the chance to play the Star Wars: Battlefront beta — or those who simply didn't get enough play time — over the weekend, as EA has decided to extend the testing period to Tuesday, October 13th. It seems all platforms the beta is available on, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, have been experiencing some server problems over the weekend, so EA and Battlefront developer DICE are looking to conduct some additional infrastructure tests before the game's debut on November 17th.

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Nintendo shows off updated Miiverse design

Nintendo shows off updated Miiverse design

Nintendo has shown off the new Miiverse design, saying that with this change gamers will find it “even easier” to keep tabs on what’s going down in the company’s community. The update brings many changes, but Nintendo hails the real-time trending feature as the best aspect of the changes. With it, users are able to see Miiverse trending topics in real time, adding to that aforementioned ease of use.

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Resident Evil 7: Capcom teases gamers with “stay tuned” message

Resident Evil 7: Capcom teases gamers with “stay tuned” message

We’ve heard hints about a seventh installment in the core Resident Evil franchise, and now Capcom has teased that the title may be coming soon. The current latest installment of the series, Resident Evil 6, was released back in 2012, and fans have been eager to know when Resident Evil 7 would arrive. The following year, 2013, a resume surfaced in which the worker had stated she’d done some work on the unannounced seventh installment game.

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Midora game out of funding despite successful Kickstarter

Midora game out of funding despite successful Kickstarter

Crowdfunding campaigns don't always go the way backers would hope -- they're a risk, and if you're going to invest in one, you need to understand that. That's not to say that you shouldn't be upset if you money goes to waste; outright scams are quickly being targeted by legal measures, and questionable campaigns have resulted in refunds. There's the grey area, though, the campaigns that, despite valid efforts, don't end up working out as anticipated.

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Minecraft: Story Mode trailer arrives ahead of event

Minecraft: Story Mode trailer arrives ahead of event

Telltale Games announced yesterday that it will be holding a world premiere event for its upcoming Minecraft: Story Mode game in Hollywood on October 12, a little over a week away. The event will be held at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome, says the company, with Mojang of course taking part. Tickets don’t cost anything, but you’ll have to email Telltale Games at minecraftpremiere to get details on how to attend. There will be limited seating, of course, so don’t delay if you’re really excited about it.

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Latest Xbox One bundle comes with Fallout 4 and 3

Latest Xbox One bundle comes with Fallout 4 and 3

Microsoft has spent the last week announcing a new Xbox One console bundle each day in anticipation of the holiday shopping season. Previous packages have games aimed at the more mature gamer, like the Rise of the Tomb Raider bundle, as well as kid- and family-friendly titles like the Lego Movie Videogame set. With the last console bundle being revealed today, Microsoft has wisely gone with one of the year's most anticipated games: the upcoming Fallout 4.

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Microsoft announces Xbox One Lego Movie console bundle

Microsoft announces Xbox One Lego Movie console bundle

Microsoft is continuing its announcements this week of new Xbox One console bundles for the upcoming holiday season. Following several other packages featuring a range of titles appealing to different audiences, today's is one of the first child-oriented bundles: the Xbox One The Lego Movie Videogame Bundle. Priced at $349, the set includes a 500GB Xbox One console, along with a copy of the The Lego Movie Videogame, which is, obviously, an adaption from the popular Lego Movie.

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Fallout Anthology arrives in mini nuke shell just in time for Fallout 4

Fallout Anthology arrives in mini nuke shell just in time for Fallout 4

If you're looking forward to this fall's release of Fallout 4 but missed one of the previous titles in the series — or have never played any of them — then now's the time to get brought up to speed, as Bethesda's Fallout Anthology is available today throughout North America. The package includes the PC version of every title in the series, from the first Fallout all the way to Fallout: New Vegas, all inside a mini nuclear bomb shell.

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Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider bundle raids tombs this holiday

Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider bundle raids tombs this holiday

Microsoft has just announced a new Xbox One console bundle for this holiday season, this time featuring the new Rise of the Tomb Raider game. As the follow-up the 2013 release of Tomb Raider, itself a reboot of the near 20-year old series, Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of this holiday season's biggest titles. And seeing as how console/game bundles always turn out to be big sellers, much to the chagrin of GameStop, it makes sense that Microsoft would make this their latest value package.

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Mighty No. 9 makers announce new release date

Mighty No. 9 makers announce new release date

Might No. 9 is a video game that saw ample Kickstarter success, and that has been heavily anticipated…and, in recent months, the source of growing discontent. The game has been postponed twice now, and backers are starting to get tired of the shenanigans. The game’s makers have offered up some incentives recently to try and settle the upset backers, but the best solution, of course, is to finally release the title.

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