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New God of War, Last Guardian, Horizon Zero Dawn shown off at E3

New God of War, Last Guardian, Horizon Zero Dawn shown off at E3

What's the best way to kick off a gaming press event? Aside from an orchestra and a rockin' beatboxing, throat singing lady? Why with Kratos all grown up, of course. And alive, to boot. That is exactly how Sony opened its PlayStation E3 event at the Shrine Auditorium. Setting the mood for the rest of the show, the yet to be titled new God of War installment seemingly brings the violence and god killing to a completely different setting, from the plains and shores of Greece to the mountains and forest of Viking territory.

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BATMAN The Telltale Series paints a rather different picture

BATMAN The Telltale Series paints a rather different picture

The Batman we've seen in movies, games, and comics in the last few years have has been portrayed as a dark, brooding, violent, unstable, and almost psychotic vigilante in stark contrast to the Caped Crusader of old. After all, he is the Dark Knight nowadays. Taking a break from all that unrestrained action, an upcoming Batman game remains dark in theme but, instead of the dark corners of Gotham's streets, players will be exploring the dark corners of Bruce Wayne's mind. This is Batman, Telltale style.

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Bethesda E3 Roundup: Everything you need to know

Bethesda E3 Roundup: Everything you need to know

It's E3 again, so naturally there is a ton of gaming news to sift through. Gamers, of course, have their favorites and loyalties, and suffice it to say, many of them were not disappointed this year. Take for example, Bethesda, who nearly had a dozen title to talk about for E3 this year. Those, however, aren't just new titles designed to bait in new, unsuspecting buyers. The game publisher also has a few treats and surprises to tempt fans of existing franchises to buckle up and gear up for another journey into their beloved fictional worlds.

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EA Sports FIFA 17 gets a story mode in “The Journey”

EA Sports FIFA 17 gets a story mode in “The Journey”

In almost all sports game, the entirety of the game is naturally focused on the game itself. After all, it is a sports game. However, the reality is, like any other human being, athletes do have lives to live outside the game, no matter how sports-centric those lives may be. That is exactly the focus of the new "The Journey" game mode that EA Sports added to FIFA 17 that details the life of fictional football player and Premiere League hopeful Alex Hunter, allowing players to shape his life and his career both on and off pitch.

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The Sims 4 update frees up gender customization options

The Sims 4 update frees up gender customization options

The Sims 4 has received a free update that is removing gender customization options, allowing for players to set up a more diverse range of Sims that express the features they want. If you want a female Sim with a manly walking style, a male Sim with a feminine voice, or any other arrangement, this update makes it possible.

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Minecraft hits the 100 million sales milestone

Minecraft hits the 100 million sales milestone

Do you play Minecraft? You’re certainly not alone if you do. According to Mojang, the company has sold an average of 53,000 copies of Minecraft everyday so far in 2016, and it has officially reached (and exceeded) the 100 million sales milestone since first launching. To help put that massive number in perspective, Mojang says that if you were to take everyone who has purchased Minecraft and put them together in the same country, it would be the 12th most populous nation in the world.

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Minecraft cracks down on brand promos (by banning them)

Minecraft cracks down on brand promos (by banning them)

Minecraft maker Mojang has banned servers and mods that exist only to promote a product that is unrelated to Minecraft itself. In a statement today, Mojang’s Owen Hill said that the existence of such promos “doesn’t feel right, or more importantly, fun.” As such, Mojang has updated its Commercial Usage Guidelines with a new section, doing so while reassuring users that it won’t “affect the usual server and video monetization.”

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Skylanders Battlecast puts a new spin on “toys to life”

Skylanders Battlecast puts a new spin on “toys to life”

Disney has practically quit the so-called "toys to life" market, a niche practically occupied by Disney's Infinity, Nintendo's Amiibo, and Activition's Skylanders. While Activision isn't throwing in the towel just yet, and Nintendo being its usual quiet self, the game publisher is trying out a new way to bridge digital and physical toys together, sprinkling a dash of augmented reality even. Skylanders Battlecast is a free-to-play card game that tries to combine the best of purely digital card games like Hearthstone with that of physical ones like Magic: The Gathering.

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Rockstar Games will be revealing new projects ‘soon’

Rockstar Games will be revealing new projects ‘soon’

Rockstar Games will be taking the wraps off some new projects ‘soon,’ according to Take-Two’s recent financial report. The publisher mentioned Rockstar in its report, saying that it has “exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.” Rockstar, of course, is behind some quite popular games, most notably Grand Theft Auto. What kind of projects are in the pipeline?

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Nintendo plans to invest in movie business

Nintendo plans to invest in movie business

Gaming company Nintendo has announced what it plans to do with the loot it makes from selling its stake in MLB team the Seattle Mariners once the sale is finalized. According to company spokesman Makoto Wakae the final details of how the proceeds from exiting the MLB owners club could be used for a theater release or a DVD release. This wouldn't be the first time that Nintendo has licensed its game creations for a flick.

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Hitman GO’s newest targets: Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR

Hitman GO’s newest targets: Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR

Hitman GO is an unusual game. Although it traces its roots back to Square Enix's popular stealth and assassination game, it has taken a slightly different turn on mobile and later on consoles as well. Now it is scouting new ground and will be taking down targets right in front of your eyes. Yes, Hitman GO has finally landed on VR, making it the publisher's first commercial VR game. Now available for the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR, practically both using Oculus' VR platform, Hitman GO: VR Edition puts a new spin on an already unique gameplay.

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Final Fantasy X, X-2 land on Steam in Remastered HD glory

Final Fantasy X, X-2 land on Steam in Remastered HD glory

A couple of years ago, it was near inconceivable that Square Enix would bring its PlayStation exclusive Final Fantasy titles to the PC. Save for Final Fantasy VII and VII, which were practically cult classics. Today, all but one of those single-player JRPGs are available on the Windows platform via Steam. Square Enix has finally launched both Final Fantasy X and its direct sequel X-2 on Steam as a Remastered version. That leaves the relatively less popular Final Fantasy XII out of the Steam party.

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