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Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new lineup of Xbox One controllers, the ‘Tech Series.’ The first controllers launched under this series will arrive next month bearing the name ‘Recon Tech Special Edition,’ and as that name suggests, the controller has a distinct military style. This new product line arrives ahead of the Project Scorpio console slated to launch this upcoming holiday season, giving Xbox fans the ‘most powerful console ever,’ according to Microsoft.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole won’t arrive on Nintendo Switch

South Park: The Fractured But Whole won’t arrive on Nintendo Switch

It has been snowy in parts of the U.S. this week, and the official South Park Twitter account recently pushed out a tweet in reference to that. In the tweet, viewers see a GIF of Cartman frozen with snow falling around him and the hashtag "#blizzard2017." That was all fine, but the tweet's text caused a bunch of confusion, reading, "Nin-ten-do. I'm coming. I'm coming, Nin-ten-do."

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Street Fighter IV gets Xbox One backward compatibility

Street Fighter IV gets Xbox One backward compatibility

Yet another game has been added to the Xbox One's backward compatibility list: Street Fighter IV. The fan-favorite is now listed among the titles that support backward compatibility, giving the owners of Microsoft's latest-gen console a way to play the now-dated Street Fighter game. As well, the list now includes a couple lesser known arcade games like Luxor 2.

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PlayStation 4 firmware 4.50 is causing network issues

PlayStation 4 firmware 4.50 is causing network issues

Sony recently released PlayStation 4 firmware update version 4.50, bringing a bunch of updates and some new very welcomed features, such as external hard drive support for storing games. Unfortunately, the update also brought with it a major networking issue that is affecting many console owners, resulting in an inability to use a WiFi network. While some users have come up with 'workarounds' to get around the issue, Sony still hasn't released a fix.

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Resident Evil: Revelations inbound for the Xbox One and PS4

Resident Evil: Revelations inbound for the Xbox One and PS4

Capcom, the company behind recently-released Resident Evil 7 biohazard, made a new announcement on Twitter today: it is bringing its previously launched game Resident Evil: Revelations to Microsoft and Sony’s latest-generation consoles. Fans in both Europe and North America can expect to get access to both digital and physical copies of the game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon.

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Steven Universe: Save the Light is heading to consoles this summer

Steven Universe: Save the Light is heading to consoles this summer

Cartoon Network has announced that Steven Universe: Save the Light will be coming to gaming consoles this upcoming summer. The game features an RPG combat system, according to the network, and will be a sequel to the “Attack the Light” mobile game released back in 2015. As with that game, Save the Light will be developed by Grumpyface Studios and will be published by Cartoon Network.

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Hasbro and Harmonix DROPMIX music mixing game arrives in September

Hasbro and Harmonix DROPMIX music mixing game arrives in September

Hasbro has collaborated with Harmonix to develop the new DROPMIX music mixing game. The companies announced today that the new game will be available this upcoming September, introducing ‘the next evolution of musical play,’ according to Harmonix CEO Steve Janice. The game will include a related mobile app for Android and iOS, and will cover hits from major genres like dance, hip-hop, and more.

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Telltale’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ series arrives this spring

Telltale’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ series arrives this spring

Telltale Games is making its own “Guardians of the Galaxy” video game series, one that takes place in the Marvel world, which it revealed today with a bunch of screenshots. The game will feature the roster of Guardians, including Star-Lord, Drax, Rocket, Gamora, and Groot, and will revolve around the discovery of ‘an artifact of unspeakable power.' The game is going to drop this spring season.

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LEGO Worlds arrives for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

LEGO Worlds arrives for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Back in November, it was announced that the LEGO Worlds video game would be launching this past February. While a tad late, the game is now officially available for those on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC, and has already received a patch to improve gameplay right off the bat. Those who nab the title will get to create their own LEGO-based worlds in a way that isn't unlike Minecraft, though of course with plastic blocks rather than pixelated ones.

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PlayStation VR ‘Aim’ gun controller hits shelves in May

PlayStation VR ‘Aim’ gun controller hits shelves in May

PlayStation VR owners will soon have access to a new ‘Aim’ Controller vaguely shaped like a gun. The new controller will be available starting in May to coincide with the Farpoint virtual reality shooting game that is exclusive to the PS VR. Sony made the new ‘Aim’ controller based in part on recommendations from Impulse Gear, the indie studio behind Farpoint. It won't, however, be necessary to play the game.

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Nintendo Switch parental controls app arrives in app stores

Nintendo Switch parental controls app arrives in app stores

Nintendo has launched the iOS and Android versions of its Nintendo Switch parental controls app. With the app, parents are given a wide range of features and control over their child’s gaming, including the ability to set time limitations, monitor play duration, automatically suspend gaming after a time allotment is exceeded, restrict communication features in games, and more.

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Cities: Skylines inbound for the Xbox One

Cities: Skylines inbound for the Xbox One

The game Cities: Skylines will be launching on the Xbox One soon, it has been announced. The game’s website says it’ll arrive on Microsoft’s latest-generation console this spring, the newest update for the game following its original release in 2015. The Xbox One version of the game will include the “After Dark” DLC, though whether other DLCs will also be included isn’t known at this time.

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