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Xbox Games with Gold April lineup revealed: Assassin’s Creed and more

Xbox Games with Gold April lineup revealed: Assassin’s Creed and more

Microsoft has revealed which games its Xbox Live Gold members will be getting in April, and as expected, the titles cover both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. The games will be available starting on April 1 and running through up to April 30. This is similar to the free games Sony offers to its PlayStation Plus subscribers, a perk that itself launched after Xbox Games with Gold as a way to keep pace with the company’s biggest game-centric competitor.

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Super Mario Run for Android arrives on Google Play a day early

Super Mario Run for Android arrives on Google Play a day early

Super Mario Run arrived first for iOS and Android users were, to put it mildly, upset about that. The hype has died down, the reviews are in, and people have generally moved on with their lives. What better time, then, to release the Android version? You can now download Super Mario Run from the Google Play store. Nintendo, it turns out, got impatient and released the game a day early.

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Man uses Raspberry Pi to turn car into Mario Kart 64 controller

Man uses Raspberry Pi to turn car into Mario Kart 64 controller

One Chevy Volt owner has gotten creative with his car, using a variety of tech and a bit of know-how to turn the vehicle into a big, expensive controller for Mario Kart 64. The entire creation involves a Raspberry Pi connected to a laptop running an emulator, as well as to the car’s OBD-II port. Everything runs perfectly, though controlling the game involves using the windshield wipers and flashing the headlights.

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Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new lineup of Xbox One controllers, the ‘Tech Series.’ The first controllers launched under this series will arrive next month bearing the name ‘Recon Tech Special Edition,’ and as that name suggests, the controller has a distinct military style. This new product line arrives ahead of the Project Scorpio console slated to launch this upcoming holiday season, giving Xbox fans the ‘most powerful console ever,’ according to Microsoft.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole won’t arrive on Nintendo Switch

South Park: The Fractured But Whole won’t arrive on Nintendo Switch

It has been snowy in parts of the U.S. this week, and the official South Park Twitter account recently pushed out a tweet in reference to that. In the tweet, viewers see a GIF of Cartman frozen with snow falling around him and the hashtag "#blizzard2017." That was all fine, but the tweet's text caused a bunch of confusion, reading, "Nin-ten-do. I'm coming. I'm coming, Nin-ten-do."

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Street Fighter IV gets Xbox One backward compatibility

Street Fighter IV gets Xbox One backward compatibility

Yet another game has been added to the Xbox One's backward compatibility list: Street Fighter IV. The fan-favorite is now listed among the titles that support backward compatibility, giving the owners of Microsoft's latest-gen console a way to play the now-dated Street Fighter game. As well, the list now includes a couple lesser known arcade games like Luxor 2.

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PlayStation 4 firmware 4.50 is causing network issues

PlayStation 4 firmware 4.50 is causing network issues

Sony recently released PlayStation 4 firmware update version 4.50, bringing a bunch of updates and some new very welcomed features, such as external hard drive support for storing games. Unfortunately, the update also brought with it a major networking issue that is affecting many console owners, resulting in an inability to use a WiFi network. While some users have come up with 'workarounds' to get around the issue, Sony still hasn't released a fix.

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Resident Evil: Revelations inbound for the Xbox One and PS4

Resident Evil: Revelations inbound for the Xbox One and PS4

Capcom, the company behind recently-released Resident Evil 7 biohazard, made a new announcement on Twitter today: it is bringing its previously launched game Resident Evil: Revelations to Microsoft and Sony’s latest-generation consoles. Fans in both Europe and North America can expect to get access to both digital and physical copies of the game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon.

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Steven Universe: Save the Light is heading to consoles this summer

Steven Universe: Save the Light is heading to consoles this summer

Cartoon Network has announced that Steven Universe: Save the Light will be coming to gaming consoles this upcoming summer. The game features an RPG combat system, according to the network, and will be a sequel to the “Attack the Light” mobile game released back in 2015. As with that game, Save the Light will be developed by Grumpyface Studios and will be published by Cartoon Network.

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Hasbro and Harmonix DROPMIX music mixing game arrives in September

Hasbro and Harmonix DROPMIX music mixing game arrives in September

Hasbro has collaborated with Harmonix to develop the new DROPMIX music mixing game. The companies announced today that the new game will be available this upcoming September, introducing ‘the next evolution of musical play,’ according to Harmonix CEO Steve Janice. The game will include a related mobile app for Android and iOS, and will cover hits from major genres like dance, hip-hop, and more.

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Telltale’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ series arrives this spring

Telltale’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ series arrives this spring

Telltale Games is making its own “Guardians of the Galaxy” video game series, one that takes place in the Marvel world, which it revealed today with a bunch of screenshots. The game will feature the roster of Guardians, including Star-Lord, Drax, Rocket, Gamora, and Groot, and will revolve around the discovery of ‘an artifact of unspeakable power.' The game is going to drop this spring season.

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LEGO Worlds arrives for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

LEGO Worlds arrives for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Back in November, it was announced that the LEGO Worlds video game would be launching this past February. While a tad late, the game is now officially available for those on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC, and has already received a patch to improve gameplay right off the bat. Those who nab the title will get to create their own LEGO-based worlds in a way that isn't unlike Minecraft, though of course with plastic blocks rather than pixelated ones.

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