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Ghost Recon: Wildlands multiplayer beta coming this summer

Ghost Recon: Wildlands multiplayer beta coming this summer

Ghost Recon: Wildlands was released back in March on consoles and PC, but so far the game has only consisted of story-driven PvE gameplay. Fortunately developer Ubisoft has finally revealed that the long-awaited PvP mode will be released this fall, and an open beta will be available to players this summer. Dubbed Ghost War, the multiplayer mode promises the tactical 4v4 team combat the Ghost Recon series is known for.

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E3 2017: All major announcements from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and more

E3 2017: All major announcements from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and more

E3 2017 officially kicks off today, but from here on out, big announcements will likely be few and far between. Like every E3 in recent years, major game companies have opted to host press conferences before the event begins, which is where they make all of their big announcements. There were six big press conferences of note this year - Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Bethesda - and what follows are the biggest announcements from each of them.

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Mario + Rabbids release date and details for Nintendo Switch

Mario + Rabbids release date and details for Nintendo Switch

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle does, in fact, exist. As weird as it may be, all of those wacky rumors we heard in the lead up to this announcement were right on the money. Ubisoft kicked off its E3 2017 press conference by bringing Nintendo visionary Shigeru Miyamoto on stage to discuss this new game that blends the world of Mario and the Rabbids.

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E3 2017 Schedule: Press conferences for Nintendo, Microsoft, and more

E3 2017 Schedule: Press conferences for Nintendo, Microsoft, and more

E3 2017 is quickly approaching, and though the show doesn't get off to an official start until Tuesday, June 13, major game companies will be starting their festivities early. This usually happens every summer, but this year, companies are getting started well in advance, with the first press conference being held on Saturday. For those watching the show from afar, these press conferences are where most of the news will come from, so here's when you can expect each major press conference to go down. SlashGear will be covering all of these events, so stay tuned.

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Far Cry 5 trailer released, remixed with Trump [UPDATE]

Far Cry 5 trailer released, remixed with Trump [UPDATE]

Today the first big trailer for the game Far Cry 5 shows the true nature of evil in a cult in middle America. Instead of heading to some far-off jungle, as the American Hero-based game series Far Cry generally does, this edition of the game heads to the heartland. This game is set in Montana where "your arrival incites the cult to violently seize control of the region," - and you need to "rise up and spark the fires of resistance to liberate a besieged community." This game doesn't aim at Trump supporters directly - and doesn't say so in plain English, but the clues are there.

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Far Cry 5’s first trailer whisks us off to beautiful (and violent) Montana

Far Cry 5’s first trailer whisks us off to beautiful (and violent) Montana

Thus far, the Far Cry series has put us in a number of exotic locations. The first and third games took place on tropical islands, while Far Cry 2 was set in Africa and Far Cry 4 took us to Himalayas. With those locales under its belt, it might strike some folks as a bit of a surprise to learn that Far Cry 5 will be set in Montana.

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Rainbow Six Siege goes free this upcoming weekend

Rainbow Six Siege goes free this upcoming weekend

If you’ve been putting off playing Rainbow Six Siege, this upcoming weekend will be your chance to reverse that trend without spending anything. Ubisoft has announced a free weekend this upcoming February 2 through 5, giving everyone a chance to experience the title, including all of its modes, maps, and operators. Those who really like what they experience will also get the chance to grab the game at a steep discount.

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The Division DLC ‘The Last Stand’ brings new game mode

The Division DLC ‘The Last Stand’ brings new game mode

Ubisoft has detailed the third expansion for Tom Clancy’s The Division. With “The Last Stand” DLC, gamers will get access to a new game mode with ‘clear objectives,’ though it’ll also include elements presently existing in the Dark Zone. That’s only a sliver of everything coming to the game with “Last Stand,” however, and there’s more good news beyond the new game mode: the DLC will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 at the same time.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ huge open-world map revealed by Ubisoft

Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ huge open-world map revealed by Ubisoft

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is the latest entry in Ubisoft's tactical shooter series, and when it's released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 7th next year, it will feature the largest open-world environment the developer has ever created. Wildlands takes place Bolivia, and the developers have managed to recreate the entire South American country in-game, offering a huge area for players to explore and carry out missions. For the first time, Ubisoft has revealed the map, along with details on just how expansive the game world really is.

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Samsung bundles free Watch Dogs 2 with select SSDs and curved monitors

Samsung bundles free Watch Dogs 2 with select SSDs and curved monitors

We're a few weeks out from the release of Watch Dogs 2, and if you've had your eye on it, you might like to know that Samsung has launched new hardware bundles that include a free copy of the game. These bundles feature a range of Samsung solid-state drives and some of the company's newer curved gaming monitors. So, if you've been in the market for some new PC hardware, you might want to give these bundles a look.

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South Park: Fractured But Whole game finally gets a date

South Park: Fractured But Whole game finally gets a date

Superheroes have been big this year and the last, which means they’re great targets for criticisms and parodies. One such treatment, however, is going to have to wait for nearly half a year to be hear. Yep, the awaited next South Park game is indeed coming Q1 next year, and at the latest of the late in that quarter. Of course, it could have been worse. The game could have been shelved, considering Ubisoft’s somewhat precarious business situation at the moment.

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Ubisoft CEO praises NX, says it will put Nintendo ‘back in the race’

Ubisoft CEO praises NX, says it will put Nintendo ‘back in the race’

2016 is drawing to a close, and we've yet to get any official announcement from Nintendo on its upcoming "NX" console or details on its games. Despite this, expectations continue to be set that the game system will launch in March 2017, with this being backed up by Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. The executive has praised the NX before, and continues to emphasize that the console will be a big hit for Nintendo.

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