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Rocket League cross-play between PC and Xbox One goes live

Rocket League cross-play between PC and Xbox One goes live

When I was a kid, you were in one of two camps: Nintendo or Sega. You'd talk with your friends about which was superior and why. Of course, the real reason that you were on either side is because that's the console that you had at home. When you played with your friends, you just hooked up another controller, and everyone had a good time. But now when you choose a side in the console wars, you're generally prevented from playing with anyone that doesn't play on the same device. This is slowly changing, however.

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Want to go to E3? This year you can, sort of

Want to go to E3? This year you can, sort of

When I was a kid, I dreamed of going to E3. I'd get to go and play all of the unreleased games, and be the envy of all of my friends. There was just one tiny problem that my young mind hadn't figured out yet: E3 is an industry event. Regardless of your passion for video games, you'd be turned away at the door, unless you had some credentials. But this year, E3 is changing some things up.

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Ubisoft details The Division’s next free update

Ubisoft details The Division’s next free update

While the last month or so has seen some difficult times in the game world of The Division, mostly in the form of players discovering exploits and developer Massive's controversial decision to punish them, another free content update is landing this week before publisher Ubisoft moves on to the paid DLC releases. Titled "Conflict," update 1.2 will introduce a new enemy challenge, as well as some important changes to the Dark Zone, The Division's multiplayer area where players must fend for themselves against anyone and everyone.

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Blizzard sets up giant Overwatch action figures across the globe

Blizzard sets up giant Overwatch action figures across the globe

Blizzard has come up with a classy, and creative, way to celebrate the upcoming release of Overwatch on May 24th: a series of huge sculptures installed in several locations around the world, depicting some of the game's characters as boxed-up action figures. And when I say huge, I mean they weigh over 3 tons, and required a crane and several forklifts to put in place, according to one witness. The boxes tower over a 6-foot tall man!

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Destiny: Rise of Iron poster leak teases next expansion

Destiny: Rise of Iron poster leak teases next expansion

Destiny fans, take notice! A leaked image of a promotional poster has given away the title of the game's next expansion, expected to be released this fall. Called Rise of Iron, the poster shows the character Lord Saladin holding a large hammer/axe and standing among several wolves, in what could be one of the game's Earth locations. Assuming the poster is legit, this could be part of the promotional material we see next month at E3 when the expansion is officially announced.

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Someone already beat Doom on Ultra Nightmare difficulty without dying

Someone already beat Doom on Ultra Nightmare difficulty without dying

While the open multiplayer was hit or miss for most players, now that the new Doom has been released, reviews have been praising the campaign mode of developer id Software's reboot. The game manages to walk the tightrope of staying loyal to the classic originals, while still bringing something new to the table and incorporating modern FPS mechanics.

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Xbox One running Windows 95 and Duke Nukem 3D

Xbox One running Windows 95 and Duke Nukem 3D

Someone is always trying to get some old OS or other bit of software to run on modern platforms for no other reason than nostalgia or because they wanted to. The most recent of this sort of feat is a YouTuber called vcfan who was able to get Windows 95 to run on an Xbox One game console. The game console is essentially a PC so it's not hard to believe this can happen, but there is a caveat.

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Inactive Xbox Live Gamertags will be released tomorrow – Get ’em while they’re hot

Inactive Xbox Live Gamertags will be released tomorrow – Get ’em while they’re hot

Xbox Live has been around for quite some time now. The service first launched in 2002 on the original Xbox. At the time, the ability to play console games online with friends and strangers was a pretty novel concept. Many people signed up for the service back then, and a large number of those accounts were never transferred over to the Xbox 360, and have sat inactive ever since. And now we're finally going to be able to use the usernames that were claimed way back then.

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Xbox One will now play your multi-disc Xbox 360 games

Xbox One will now play your multi-disc Xbox 360 games

Microsoft has been doing an excellent job of consistently adding more games to support the Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature since it debuted last year. It seems like every month a handful of popular Xbox 360 titles get added to the list, and with the latest update, multi-disc games are now supported too. In a post on Reddit, Microsoft's Larry Hryb revealed that the first game take advantage of this is Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut.

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Blizzard details how Overwatch cheaters will be dealt with

Blizzard details how Overwatch cheaters will be dealt with

Overwatch, the new team-based first-person shooter from Blizzard, just concluded its open beta earlier this week, and the game proved to be very popular, seeing over 9.7 million players. Now that the next step is awaiting the May 24th release, Blizzard has taken a moment to explain how it will deal with players caught cheating, and it's a simple, clear-cut policy: one strike and they're out. Cheating just once will result in a permanent ban from Overwatch.

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Microsoft shutting down game-creation tool Project Spark on August 12

Microsoft shutting down game-creation tool Project Spark on August 12

Microsoft has pulled Project Spark from its online stores, making it no longer available for download on the Xbox One or PC. The "game"/creativity tool allowed users to, well, make their own video games as a free-to-play service. The company says Project Spark's servers will be shut down on August 12th, thus removing access to the game's online features.

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Build your next Dark Souls III character with new Mugenmonkey tool

Build your next Dark Souls III character with new Mugenmonkey tool

When I play an RPG, I tend to roll a character that just "feels" right. In most games, I end up having a build that is pretty fun to play, and is usually pretty effective at fighting off enemies. However, in a game like Dark Souls, just winging it can lead to problems down the road. Thankfully, someone has put together a tool that will help you avoid rolling a bad build.

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