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Microsoft and Porsche strike partnership for Forza franchise

Microsoft and Porsche strike partnership for Forza franchise

Microsoft and Porsche have announced a new partnership that will see the duo working together on Forza-related efforts. The partnership is for the next six years, and will have both companies collaborating on 'co-branded initiatives' between Microsoft's Turn 10 Studios and Porsche. All of its starts with the Forza Racing Championship Season 3: The Porsche Cup, which Porsche is sponsoring. Registration for that is now open.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 leak reveals Darth Maul and Yoda

Star Wars Battlefront 2 leak reveals Darth Maul and Yoda

Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be officially unveiled on April 15, but the trailer has leaked early, and it reveals a bunch of details about the game. As expected, the original trailer leak has already been pulled, but not before hundreds of copies were uploaded to YouTube in its place. After looking through it a few times, some details become apparent, not the least of which is an answer to the Yoda mystery.

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Nintendo Switch upcoming games detailed: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Minecraft and more

Nintendo Switch upcoming games detailed: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Minecraft and more

Nintendo held its latest 'Nintendo Direct' today, and during it the company detailed more than a dozen games that will be arriving for the Switch in coming days, weeks, and months. This includes some hotly anticipated games, such as Minecraft and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as well as some beloved classics via the NEOGEO Arcade Archives and Namco Museum. In addition to the game launches, Nintendo revealed that a limited quantity batch of standalone Switch docks will arrive on May 19.

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Splatoon 2 is arriving on Nintendo Switch this July

Splatoon 2 is arriving on Nintendo Switch this July

Splatoon 2, the sequel to Nintendo's hit Splatoon game, will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch this upcoming July, the company has announced. The game's release on July 21 will coincide with the release of Splatoon 2 amiibo figures, of which the company says it'll be making Inkling Squid, Inkling Girl, and Inkling Boy available. Joining these announcements is a new Salmon Run mode coming in Splatoon 2.

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Call of Duty mobile game being made by Candy Crush developer King

Call of Duty mobile game being made by Candy Crush developer King

King, the company behind hit mobile game Candy Crush, is making a Call of Duty game designed specifically for mobile. The news was revealed in a grandiose job listing on the company's website; in it, King seeks individuals to fill four positions, including an art director, level designer, senior-level systems designer, and a senior-level UX/UI designer. Whomever the lucky individuals are will have to be located in or willing to relocate to Stockholm, Sweden.

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ASUS VG245Q monitor is designed for console gaming

ASUS VG245Q monitor is designed for console gaming

ASUS has launched a new budget-tier monitor designed specifically for console gamers. The VG245Q will likely fall within most gamers' budgets, but it boasts a nice array of features, not the least of which is a Full HD resolution and AMD Free-SYNC technology, as well as ASUS's GamePlus hotkey. To give console gamers incentive to use the monitor over their television, the monitor also boasts GameFast Input technology to deal with time delay.

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Plague Road strategy game heading to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita

Plague Road strategy game heading to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita

The turn-based strategy game 'Plague Road' will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, Sony has announced. The game, which is brightly colored and highly saturated with quasi-realistic designs, follows the story of a doctor who is heading back into a diseased city in search of survivors. It's a milestone for the game, which first launched on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

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PlayStation Plus April 2017 games: ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ and more

PlayStation Plus April 2017 games: ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ and more

It's that time of the month: Sony has detailed the upcoming free games that will be made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers in the month of April. The games, as we've come to expect, span the three big Sony consoles: the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the PS Vita. A total of six games will be released this time around, including two for the PS4 and the notable fan-favorite title 'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.'

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Destiny 2 has been officially announced

Destiny 2 has been officially announced

To no one's surprise, Destiny 2 has been officially announced in a tweet. The game was recently leaked in a promotional poster which itself indicated the game will be released on September 8 (in Europe, where the poster was found), though that detail is yet to be confirmed. Such a release date would line up with Activision's previous statements that a Destiny sequel will arrive in Fall 2017.

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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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