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PlayStation 4 Elite controller surfaces on Target’s website

PlayStation 4 Elite controller surfaces on Target’s website

Ahead of Sony’s event this month, a third-party PS4 controller called the ‘PlayStation 4 Elite Controller’ surfaced on Target’s website, only to be pulled a short time later. The controller has the same general shape as the regular PS4 controller, but comes with a somewhat futuristic, geometric design. The controller was originally listed as a pre-order item, but that pre-order was obviously premature given that the entire product listing has been taken down.

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PlayStation Plus September game list: Journey, Datura and more

PlayStation Plus September game list: Journey, Datura and more

Sony has revealed the list of titles coming to PlayStation Plus next month, among them being Journey, Datura, and more. As always, the games are free to download for PS+ members, and unlike some months, this upcoming list is actually pretty exciting (unless you’ve played them all before). The lineup includes three titles for the PS4, four titles for the PS3, and two titles for the PlayStation Vita.

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Fallout 4 Nuka-World expansion now available

Fallout 4 Nuka-World expansion now available

The final Fallout 4 add-on, “Nuka-World,” is available now for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. With the expansion comes a foray into Nuka-World, which is split up into half a dozen distinct zones with their own perils and attractions. There’s a ton to do, according to Bethesda, though the map itself is a bit smaller than Far Harbor. The expansion brings new creatures, a trio of Raider gangs, and more.

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The Division DLC delayed as ‘lingering issues’ get precedence

The Division DLC delayed as ‘lingering issues’ get precedence

Ubisoft says that ‘lingering issues’ are necessitating a delay in the launch of The Division DLCs, with Survival now being slated to release separately from Update 1.4. The update will be released this upcoming October, dealing with bugs and more, while Survival’s release has been pushed back to some time later this year and, as a result, the “Last Stand” release has been pushed back to some time in early 2017. Specific dates haven't been provided at this time.

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‘Below’ game delayed again, no one knows when it will launch

‘Below’ game delayed again, no one knows when it will launch

Capybara Games has announced another delay for ‘Below,’ and this time it isn’t giving a new future release date. The company says that a lot of soul searching has led it to this decision, and that rather than giving eager fans another release date that doesn’t pan out, it is simply ‘going dark’ while it works on the project. The next time we hear from the company, it says, we’ll know there’s finally a release date to be given and that, hopefully, it’ll be the final one.

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‘South Park: Fractured but Whole’ video shows off 15 mins of gameplay

‘South Park: Fractured but Whole’ video shows off 15 mins of gameplay

In case you forgot, there’s a new South Park video game in the pipeline, and as of late last month we finally started getting details about it. Called “South Park: The Fractured But Whole,” the game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and is a sequel to “The Stick of Truth.” You won't be able to get your hands on the game for a few more months, but ahead of its release is a new video showing off a solid fifteen minutes of gameplay footage.

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Xbox One S FIFA 17 bundles arrive on September 22

Xbox One S FIFA 17 bundles arrive on September 22

Microsoft has announced a pair of Xbox One S FIFA 17 bundles, saying they’ll be available soon in the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Both bundles include the FIFA 17 game as a download, as well as a trio of Ultimate Team Loan Legends and more. The big difference between the two bundles is the amount of storage space you get for your games: one bundle includes a 500GB hard drive console and the other includes a 1TB hard drive.

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Battlefield 1 open beta arrives August 31

Battlefield 1 open beta arrives August 31

The Battlefield 1 open beta will launch on August 31 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC gamers, EA and studio DICE have announced. The open beta will present gamers with Sinai Desert, a new map, as well as the Rush and Conquest modes. Anyone who signs up before August 21 as a Battlefield Insider will also have the possibility of getting early access to the beta. As well, players will get an early look at the open beta gameplay on August 16 via a scheduled broadcast on Twitch.

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PlayStation Now tipped for PC launch later this month

PlayStation Now tipped for PC launch later this month

Sony has a game subscription service called PlayStation Now that allows PlayStation owners to play a bunch of games streamed over the Internet. According to a new source that has cropped up, the company is planning to launch that game subscription service for PCs later this month, giving computer gamers the same massive roster of games for, presumably, the same $19.99/month price that PlayStation owners pay.

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Pokemon GO players get their own lobby in NY mall

Pokemon GO players get their own lobby in NY mall

Some restaurants and cities have created special places for Pokemon GO players. Dusseldorf, for example, has designated traffic officials to redirect traffic when a lot of Pokemon GO players are congregated on a specific bridge. Now one New York mall, Colonie Center, has done something similar, only with its lobby. The mall, which is located in Albany, has embraced its designation as a PokeGym and has turned its lobby into an area for Pokemon GO players.

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Pokemon GO is kinda boring

Pokemon GO is kinda boring

I remember being about 12 when Pokemon became a thing in the U.S. One day all the neighborhood kids were talking about pocket monsters and assorted oddities which I, having been homeschooled at the time, knew nothing about. I was quick to pick up on their excitement, though, and soon came into possession of my first Pokemon item: a small Pikachu stapler I found lying in the grass at a nearby park. For a whole day, that little stapler was my prized possession.

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Striker VR Arena Infinity haptic VR gun prototype shows off

Striker VR Arena Infinity haptic VR gun prototype shows off

When we think of virtual reality today, we mostly think of VR headsets that are designed to hold your smartphone and meant to be worn at home when you play games or watch videos. There are several firms that see VR as a new way to entertain people out of the home as well. Striker VR is one of the firms that are working on these out of home VR experiences and the company is showing off a working prototype of the Arena Infinity haptic VR gun.

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