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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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Indie bundle hits Xbox One: 10 games for $20

Indie bundle hits Xbox One: 10 games for $20

The folks at Curve Digital have announced a collection of games for Xbox One all jammed into a single-priced bundle. Each of these games have been out for play in one way or another - on one system or another - before, but they've never been released in a single pack before. Included in the pack are games like Nova-111, OlliOlli, and 10 Second Ninja X, and the whole pack will be available until the 9th of March.

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Hitman: Absolution is getting backwards compatibility on Xbox One

Hitman: Absolution is getting backwards compatibility on Xbox One

A year ago, we heard that Hitman: Absolution was in the pipeline to get Xbox One backwards compatibility, and now the day has finally come. Xbox’s Larry Hryb has announced that the game now has backwards compatibility, allowing those with an Xbox One to play the older Xbox 360 title. This announcement comes shortly after one revealing that Grand Theft Auto 4 is now backwards compatible.

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Resident Evil 7 DLC ‘Banned Footage Vol 2’ now available on PS4

Resident Evil 7 DLC ‘Banned Footage Vol 2’ now available on PS4

Just a couple weeks after the first 'Banned Footage' DLC went live arrives the second DLC for Capcom's Resident Evil 7 biohazard. This DLC, 'Banned Footage Vol 2,' is only available on the PlayStation 4 for now, but will arrive for everyone else starting on February 21. As we've previously detailed, this DLC features more banned footage, as well as some new game missions.

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Halo Wars 2 physical PC release has been canceled in the U.S.

Halo Wars 2 physical PC release has been canceled in the U.S.

Last month, it was announced that Halo Wars 2 would be released on physical discs for the PC, and while that plan hasn't changed, the availability of this physical release has. According to a new statement, Microsoft has decided to limit the physical copy to just Europe, nixing its launch plans for the U.S. No solid reason is given for the decision, with the company saying only that its 'plans have shifted.'

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Grand Theft Auto 4 now backwards compatible on Xbox One

Grand Theft Auto 4 now backwards compatible on Xbox One

Rejoice, GTA fans! Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced that Grand Theft Auto IV is now Xbox One backwards compatible. That means, of course, that Xbox One owners can now pop their old GTA 4 disc into their current-gen Microsoft console and play it without issue. This marks the latest update to Microsoft's expansive backwards compatibility list, which includes many notable games from the company's Xbox 360 era.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed (again)

South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed (again)

There’s some bad news coming from Ubisoft, South Park fans. The company has revealed that the show’s second upcoming video game, which was first scheduled for release last year and then bumped to March of this year, has once again been delayed, and we may not see it for more than a year. The revelation came from Ubisoft’s third quarter financial report, where it states that The Fractured But Whole will now be released some time in the company’s 2017-2018 fiscal year.

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier hits retail stores on February 28

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier hits retail stores on February 28

Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will be arriving in retail stores via a new special “Season Pass disc” starting on February 28, the company has announced. The disc version, which will be available for both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, will include the two-part premiere episodes, and will also grant the buyer access to downloads of all the future episodes in the season.

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Pokemon GO must get permit to put monsters in Milwaukee parks

Pokemon GO must get permit to put monsters in Milwaukee parks

The Milwaukee County Board has approved a new ordinance that will require Niantic — and other companies like it — to get a permit before involving the county’s parks in their games. This means, as of this year, Pokemon GO monsters can only be located in Milwaukee public parks if the appropriate permit is acquired, settling what has thus far been a long and drawn out squabble between the city and the game’s maker.

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