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Top 5 video games arriving in early 2017

Top 5 video games arriving in early 2017

Yes, yes, it's not 2017 yet. That doesn't mean we can't start looking toward the future, especially with the holidays upon us and some pre-order deals being available now. A handful of eagerly anticipated games are scheduled to go live in the first quarter of 2017, and you don't want to miss out on them. Keep in mind, none of these games have launched yet (at the time of publication, that is), so it is possible some of these titles may end up releasing later in 2017 than expected. According to current reports, though, these are going to be the hottest games of (early) 2017.

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Nintendo isn’t ditching the 3DS

Nintendo isn’t ditching the 3DS

Nintendo's newly announced Switch is exciting, but begs the question: will the company ditch the Nintendo 3DS? The answer to that is no, at least judging by comments made by Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima during a recent interview. When asked whether the company would discontinue the 3DS in light of the Switch, Kimishima said, "...we think the 3DS can continue in its own form."

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is free on Xbox One

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is free on Xbox One

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is free on Xbox One from October 27 to October 30, it has been announced. The game has been made free for these days so you can get in on an event Xbox Live has underway. During these days, Xbox Live members — including those without a Gold membership — can play during the Multiplayer All-Access event. It is available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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10 apps you should have on your new iPhone 7

10 apps you should have on your new iPhone 7

Every new iPhone comes with a new iOS release, so getting a new iPhone is always more than just getting new hardware. It’s like stepping into a whole new world that, in some cases, nobody else in the past can experience. Now that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have more or less settled in, it’s time to take stock of the apps that can best take advantage of the iPhone 7’s new, and some old, features. Here are top picks, crossing all categories, from entertainment to productivity to Pokemon stickers!

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Skyrim Monopoly is franchise’s latest themed game set

Skyrim Monopoly is franchise’s latest themed game set

There's no shortage of themed Monopoly boards and game sets, and newest among them is the officially licensed Skyrim Monopoly. The game, as its name suggests, is themed after the popular video game Skyrim. The Monopoly game pulls content, including artwork, from the video game, and is available to preorder now ahead of its March 2017 release date.

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SNES Rayman game thought lost discovered 24-years-later

SNES Rayman game thought lost discovered 24-years-later

Back in the earlier days of console gaming we all had to plug cartridges into our consoles to play. It was many years before the CD and DVD became the method of running games on your console system. A game designer called Michel Ancel has been around since those early days of gaming and one of the popular games that he worked on decades ago was called Rayman and the game was for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

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DOOM Arcade Mode has arrived: three things to know

DOOM Arcade Mode has arrived: three things to know

The Arcade Mode Bethesda promised for DOOM has arrived, and you can download it now if you haven't already. There's a lot to like about this DLC, and it helps flesh what was otherwise a good but not perfect rendition of the classic title. For those unaware, this is Free Update 4 — it also brings a pair of new multiplayer modes, “Possession” and “Bloodrush.” The previous update (#3) brought private matches and deathmatches.

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PlayStation Tournaments hawk prizes in eSports competitions

PlayStation Tournaments hawk prizes in eSports competitions

Sony has teamed up with ESL to bring a new feature to its latest-gen console: PlayStation Tournaments. The first among the so-called “Major” tournaments, which will be available to PlayStation 4 owners, is NBA 2K17. The tournament will coincide with the launch of the latest NBA season, running from October 27 to November 26. Major Cup rounds will be held each Saturday during this time, and ultimately three winners will be selected.

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Amnesia Collection for PS4 inbound — here are 4 other games to terrify you

Amnesia Collection for PS4 inbound — here are 4 other games to terrify you

Frictional Games has announced the upcoming launch of Amnesia: Collection for the PlayStation 4, bringing the titles to Sony's console. The collection will be comprised of three games: "Amnesia: The Dark Descent," "Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs," and "Amnesia: Justine." The company hasn't detailed pricing or availability at this point, but that's alright: there are some other terrifying games available right now to tie you over.

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Survey finds gamers prefer discs: 4 reasons they’re better than downloads

Survey finds gamers prefer discs: 4 reasons they’re better than downloads

Buying a game disc or buying the digital download: it's a decision gamers face with nearly every game purchase. There are upsides and downsides to both, as with most things in life, but the trend isn't split equally between one and the other. A new consumer survey out of the UK has found the vast majority of gamers (at least among those surveyed) prefer to buy physical game copies over downloads, and for good reason.

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Telltale’s Batman Episode 3 is ‘New World Order,’ arrives October 25

Telltale’s Batman Episode 3 is ‘New World Order,’ arrives October 25

The third installment in Telltale Games' Batman series will be available on October 25, the company has announced. In addition to announcing the release date, we also now have a name for the episode: “New World Order.” You’ll be able to grab it for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 when it arrives, discovering what comes after episodes 1 and 2 which have already been released. Warning: there be spoilers ahead.

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COD: Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered need 130GB of free space

COD: Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered need 130GB of free space

Last week, a tidbit of info surfaced suggesting gamers will need 130GB of free hard drive space to install Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. Some, understandably, have balked at the figure, hoping it is incorrect. Put simply, it's not. At least not according to a new FAQ page Activision has published for the two games, which says the 130GB requirement is a high-end estimate, one that covers future map releases and game updates as well as the games themselves.

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