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Injustice 2 beta registration goes live

Injustice 2 beta registration goes live

If you can’t wait for Injustice 2 to launch this upcoming May, you may get the chance to try it out early. NetherRealm and Warner Bros. Games have officially launched registration for the game’s beta; those who signup will be in the pipeline to get a beta code. This beta registration is for North America, and comes ahead of the game’s May 16 launch date. You’ll need a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One to play the game.

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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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Xbox One backwards compatibility expands with Tekken 6, two others

Xbox One backwards compatibility expands with Tekken 6, two others

Microsoft's ever-growing backwards compatibility list just got a bit longer with the addition of three new titles, the most notable of them being Tekken 6. As with all the other games already on the list, Xbox One owners will be able to play these older Xbox 360 games on the current-gen Microsoft gaming console, breathing new life into one's old-ish video game collection.

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Injustice 2 story trailer arrives: bitter fights between former friends

Injustice 2 story trailer arrives: bitter fights between former friends

Shortly after learning the game’s release date, we’ve gotten our first story trailer for Injustice 2, giving us our first decent and long look at the title. The trailer is dubbed “The Lines are Redrawn,” and it gives us a glimpse of a world in which superheroes are fallen beings, where old friends are new enemies. It is, overall, quite dark, and presents many of the major characters in the series, including Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard Season Pass will include ‘banned footage’

Resident Evil 7 biohazard Season Pass will include ‘banned footage’

Resident Evil 7 biohazard will be available on January 24, and with it will come the option of a Season Pass. As with other games’ season passes, those who pick it up will pay a flat fee to cover whatever DLCs Capcom has planned, and we now know what other perks it will include: access to ‘banned footage’ volumes 1 and 2, among other things.

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Heroes of the Storm is getting a new hero: Valeera Sanguinar

Heroes of the Storm is getting a new hero: Valeera Sanguinar

Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm is getting a new update, and with it will come a new character: Valeera Sanguinar. Blizzard first announced the news in a tweet a couple days ago, and has further detailed the character in its newly released patch notes. This patch has ‘just arrived’ in the Public Test Realm, says Blizzard, and can be playtested until January 23.

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NASA mobile game lets you grow plants on the ISS

NASA mobile game lets you grow plants on the ISS

NASA quietly launched a mobile game last month that allows gamers to grow their own virtual plants aboard the International Space Station. Called “Space Science Investigations: Plant Growth,” the game takes players aboard the ISS, where they meet the crew, gather items, float around, and ultimately get their own mission: experimental plant growth.

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Titanfall: Frontline mobile game has been cancelled

Titanfall: Frontline mobile game has been cancelled

Back in September, Respawn Entertainment announced the then-upcoming mobile game based on Titanfall, Titanfall: Frontline. The game was promised for iOS and Android, and would have been a card game rather than something resembling the console titles. The game did make it to the point of a beta, but it has all been for naught: Titanfall: Frontline has been cancelled.

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Resident Evil 7 4D Candle is a ‘horror-scented’ VR accessory

Resident Evil 7 4D Candle is a ‘horror-scented’ VR accessory

There’s so-called 4D gaming, which is usually a VR game joined by items that engaged other senses — a rumbling seat when you’re ‘driving’ over cobble roads, maybe, or an authentic scent to match your VR environment. Here to bring about that latter element, in a roundabout sort of way, is an official Resident Evil 7 biohazard “4D” candle that supposedly smells like the interior of the game's Baker House Mansion.

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Windows 10 Game Mode confirmed for Creators Update

Windows 10 Game Mode confirmed for Creators Update

Microsoft has confirmed that the formerly rumored Game Mode will be arriving in Windows 10 with the Creators Update. This Game Mode will, says the company, start appearing in part for Windows Insiders this week, though the fully operational version will take a bit longer to show up. When used, Game Mode will improve a PC’s performance specifically for gaming.

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Resident Evil 7 preorders will include free digital copy of ‘Retribution’

Resident Evil 7 preorders will include free digital copy of ‘Retribution’

Those who preorder a video game usually get some perks for doing so — special downloadable gaming content, exclusive vehicles or weapons, or early access to the game, for example. The same is true for those who preorder Resident Evil 7, only with a bit of a twist: gamers will receive a code to download a free copy of one of the Resident Evil movies. The perk varies a bit, though, depending on where you preorder the game.

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Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10 will get a physical retail release

Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10 will get a physical retail release

THQ Nordic has announced a partnership with Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries that will result in the physical release of Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10. Those who pick up the physical retail version of the game will also be given access to the digital Xbox One edition thanks to Xbox Play Anywhere. Both Ultimate Edition and Standard Edition will be offered in retail stores.

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