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Capcom will focus on reviving older game franchises in 2017

Capcom will focus on reviving older game franchises in 2017

As we’ve previously reported, 2017 will bring Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, but it’ll also mark the revival of some other older game franchises. Capcom said as much on Monday when it announced the aforementioned game’s planned late 2017 release date. Which ‘dormant IP’ will get attention from Capcom wasn’t revealed, though, and there may not be any solid plans in place at this time.

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Oculus Touch launch game lineup: Fruit Ninja VR, Surgeon Simulator, and more

Oculus Touch launch game lineup: Fruit Ninja VR, Surgeon Simulator, and more

Oculus has detailed the full roster of games that will be available when the Oculus Touch motion controllers launch. The list is comprised of 53 titles in total, all of them made specifically for virtual reality. The games will all be available on December 6 when the controllers arrive, and they cover a range of topics and themes, some of them -- like Surgeon Simulator -- being better suited for VR than regular consoles.

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Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare heading to PS4 and PC

Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare heading to PS4 and PC

Rockstar Games’ popular Red Dead Redemption will launch on Sony’s streaming video game service PlayStation Now on December 6, making it available to PlayStation 4 and PC gamers. As well, Rockstar says Undead Nightmare will also be arriving on PlayStation Now starting on December 6th. This announcement itself follows the recent announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2.

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PlayStation Plus December 2016 games: Invisible Inc and more

PlayStation Plus December 2016 games: Invisible Inc and more

November is almost over, and that means two things for PlayStation Plus members: you have precious little time remaining to download this month's free games for PS Plus members, and we've finally got the list of what you can expect in December. As usual, Sony will make a handful of free games available to PS Vita, PS3, and PS4 owners next month, and the titles will include Invisible, Inc console edition and more.

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10 Marvel characters that should be in Marvel vs. Capcom 4

10 Marvel characters that should be in Marvel vs. Capcom 4

Tips suggest a 2017 release of the long-awaited fighting video game Marvel vs. Capcom 4 for all major gaming platforms. As such, we've been hard at work creating a list of the 10 best Marvel Comics characters we think should either return to this universe or appear here for the first time in the game franchise's history. Some of these characters are quite likely, while others almost certainly won't make the cut, regardless of their excellence.

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Titanfall 2 free DLC arrives starting November 30

Titanfall 2 free DLC arrives starting November 30

Gamers who preordered Titanfall 2 will be able to download the game’s first free DLC starting on November 30. If you didn’t preorder the game, you’ll still get access to the DLC, but you’ll have to wait until December 3 to get it. Once you do, though, you’ll get access to the Angel City map from Titanfall 1, perhaps the most anticipated part of the DLC, as well as a new pistol and more.

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5 Top Christmas Gifts for Minecraft fans (2016)

5 Top Christmas Gifts for Minecraft fans (2016)

Minecraft has enjoyed immense popularity over the last few years and it is still a hot item around the holidays. Assuming you have a Minecraft fan on your shopping list, there’s a good chance they already have game editions for their favorite platforms, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find something from the franchise to put under the Christmas tree. Here are our top five Minecraft gift picks for the holiday season.

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Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One DLC unveiled, quadruple XP weekend continues

Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One DLC unveiled, quadruple XP weekend continues

Heads up in case you missed the news: gamers can get quadruple points all weekend on Star Wars Battlefront, something offered in celebration of the game's one-year anniversary. It's not terribly unusual for the studio to hold double-points weekends, but this quadruple points weekend is a rare event indeed, and one that can help you level up to higher character tiers -- and rack up credits -- very quickly. The event follows EA's announcement of the December DLC.

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Overwatch: First Strike graphic novel canceled by Blizzard

Overwatch: First Strike graphic novel canceled by Blizzard

This weekend holds a bit of sad news for Overwatch fans: the planned First Strike graphic novel has been canceled. The graphic novel was originally slated for publications in April 2017, with the idea itself dating back to the video game’s development. According to lead writer Michael Chu, though, the decision to cancel the graphic novel is because “we’ve ultimately decided to take the story in a different direction."

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Star Wars Clue board game puts players on the Death Star

Star Wars Clue board game puts players on the Death Star

There’s no shortage of classic board games rehashed with more modern features and themed boards — the electronic bank card Monopoly is one example, as is the recently unveiled Skyrim Monopoly version. The latest classic game to be offered with a special theme is "Clue," the sleuthing game that, in this case, puts players on a 2-storey Death Star. The new game, simply called "Star Wars Edition," is available now from Hasbro.

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Minecraft Hour of Code Designer tutorial is free and available now

Minecraft Hour of Code Designer tutorial is free and available now

Microsoft has announced the launch of Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, a new tutorial that’s part of the House of Code campaign held from December 5 to December 11th (the Computer Science Education Week). The new tutorial is freely available on the Code.org website, where it exists as a simple interactive tutorial for young children (and interested beginners) who want to make and then share their own little Minecraft game.

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Battlefield 1 Fall Update brings slew of improvements and changes

Battlefield 1 Fall Update brings slew of improvements and changes

The big Fall Update for Battlefield 1 is available now, and it brings with it fixes, general improvements, new features, and more. Most of the changes have been applied for all platforms on which the game is available; as well, some of the changes listed in the update notes are said to be ‘coming soon,’ so you’ll still have to wait in some cases. Operations mode games and Suez Conquest will both have been balance following the update, light machine guns have been update to ‘more viable mid-range weapons,’ maps have been tweaked and fixed extensively, and more.

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