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PlayStation 4 Pro Kingdom Hearts III bundle arrives in January

PlayStation 4 Pro Kingdom Hearts III bundle arrives in January

Sony is preparing to launch a limited edition Kingdom Hearts III PlayStation 4 Pro bundle. The company introduced its new console design today, revealing a dark model with subtle, intricate graphics featuring game elements on top. The bundle will be offered to consumers in the United States and Canada starting late next month.

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Minecraft 1.8 update brings pandas, stray cats, bamboo, and more

Minecraft 1.8 update brings pandas, stray cats, bamboo, and more

Minecraft has been updated to version 1.8, bringing a bunch of new features, updated templates, functions, a few experimental gameplay changes, and more. Players will, for example, find that stray cats now spawn in villages and can be tamed using fish. As previously promised, the game also now features pandas that spawn in jungles and bamboo will now appear in some chests.

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Fortnite’s Infinity Blade is buggy, but there’s an official workaround

Fortnite’s Infinity Blade is buggy, but there’s an official workaround

Following a leak claiming as much, Epic Games pushed out an update today that brings the Infinity Blade, a sword added to the roster of guns and explosive weapons. The new blade is an exciting discovery, but there's a bug affecting anyone who wields it. Though Epic doesn't have a fix in place yet, the company has published two official workarounds for the problem.

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DOOM Sigil expansion brings 18 new single-player, deathmatch levels

DOOM Sigil expansion brings 18 new single-player, deathmatch levels

Doom co-creator John Romero has announced an upcoming megawad for the original 1993 Doom game called "Sigil." The new megawad contains a total of 18 levels, nine that are single-player and another nine that are multiplayer. The expansion will be available for free starting in mid-February 2019, and it'll be joined by a pair of limited edition fan boxes from Limited Run Games.

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PlayStation Plus will end PS3 and PS Vita free games in early 2019

PlayStation Plus will end PS3 and PS Vita free games in early 2019

Sony has sent an email to PlayStation Plus subscribers with a reminder many customers may have missed the first time around: it will stop offering PlayStation 3 and PS Vita games as part of its PS Plus monthly free games lineup. The change will take place after March 8, 2019, though users will get to keep the ones they've already acquired as long as they keep their subscription.

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Stranger Things 3: The Game will bring retro fun to ‘all platforms’

Stranger Things 3: The Game will bring retro fun to ‘all platforms’

The third season of Netflix's mega-hit Stranger Things will be getting its own game, the show's creators have announced. The game will feature retro 16-bit graphics alongside the show's iconic characters, though many details are still missing at this time. Players will be able to download the game on 'all platforms' when it arrives.

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Fortnite adds ‘The Block’ over Risky Reels to showcase Creative maps

Fortnite adds ‘The Block’ over Risky Reels to showcase Creative maps

Yesterday, Epic Games announced a new addition to the map called "The Block" where player creations will be showcased for everyone to experience. The company followed its trend of dishing out surprises by launching The Block live in-game during The Game Awards 2018. The Block is a 25 x 25 space that dropped on top of the spot formerly known as Risky Reels.

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Epic Games Store now open, continues crusade against revenue sharing

Epic Games Store now open, continues crusade against revenue sharing

Epic is making quite an epic name for itself, though not always in a good way. CEO Tim Sweeney’s tirade against Microsoft’s UWP platform and the more recent Fortnite on Android drama has given the game developer and publisher a more “pro-developer” image. And to actually put money where its mouth is, the company has just opened the doors to its shiny new Epic Games Store to entice developers with an 88/12 revenue sharing arrangement.

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COD: Black Ops 4 ‘Battle Edition’ for PC is cheaper, but lacks Zombies

COD: Black Ops 4 ‘Battle Edition’ for PC is cheaper, but lacks Zombies

Activision has launched a new version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 called "Battle Edition." The new variant strips out certain parts of the game and slashes the cost, giving players only interested in select modes the opportunity to get the title at a reduced price. Unlike the regular Black Ops 4 game, Battle Edition only features battle royale and multiplayer modes.

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CS:GO Battle Royale mode ‘Danger Zone’ arrives with special missions

CS:GO Battle Royale mode ‘Danger Zone’ arrives with special missions

Valve has pushed out a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update that brings a new game mode: Danger Zone. As previously leaked earlier this year, the new mode is a battle royale game not unlike Fortnite, H1:Z1, and PUBG. As always: CS:GO is free to download and play, and its new "Danger Zone" mode is no exception.

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Epic Games sued by rapper 2 Milly over ‘Swipe It’ dance emote

Epic Games sued by rapper 2 Milly over ‘Swipe It’ dance emote

Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, has been sued by rapper 2 Milly (Terrence Ferguson) over its "Swipe It" dance emote. The in-game dance, which is no longer available for sale but still usable by players who bought it, features a dance move that became popular years ago with the release of "Milly Rock."

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Quake Champions follows Fortnite’s lead with new Battle Pass option

Quake Champions follows Fortnite’s lead with new Battle Pass option

Bethesda has announced a couple changes for its arena shooter Quake Champions, the most notable being a new Battle Pass. The game's Champion Progressive system has been improved, giving players rewards when they reach certain milestones. Players who want to maximize their rewards can also pay 1,000 Platinum to get Quake Champions' new Battle Pass, which gives bonus rewards and more.

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