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The Best Games of 2018: God of War

The Best Games of 2018: God of War

If, at the beginning of the year, you were worried that the new God of War title was just a cynical money grab from Sony, you definitely weren’t alone. After all, the God of War series had a pretty good run back in the days of the PS2 and PS3, but it overstayed its welcome and ended up going out with the whimper that was God of War: Ascension. It wasn’t hard to imagine that Sony was simply tapping a dormant franchise to squeeze more money out of fans of the series, with no real intention of returning the franchise to its former glory. That’s just what big publishers do.

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Do you want the good NES Classic and SNES Classic news first, or the bad?

Do you want the good NES Classic and SNES Classic news first, or the bad?

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime had an interview this week where he made clear the fate the NES Classic and SNES Classic. Both of these systems come with a pre-set number of games, and at first appeared to be limited to those games alone. This week, Fils-Aime put to bed rumors that either one of the consoles would have a path to attaining additional games at any point in the future. And there's more sorta bad news, too.

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PlayStation 4 Pro Kingdom Hearts III bundle arrives in January

PlayStation 4 Pro Kingdom Hearts III bundle arrives in January

Sony is preparing to launch a limited edition Kingdom Hearts III PlayStation 4 Pro bundle. The company introduced its new console design today, revealing a dark model with subtle, intricate graphics featuring game elements on top. The bundle will be offered to consumers in the United States and Canada starting late next month.

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Fortnite stuffs the Infinity Blade into the vault

Fortnite stuffs the Infinity Blade into the vault

Well, that didn't take long: the Infinity Blade is leaving Fortnite just as quickly as it appeared. Epic announced that it's vaulting the Infinity Blade for the time being, giving no indication of when the weapon might return. If you were sick of falling victim to the overpowered weapon, then it sounds like you can resume playing Fortnite in peace.

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Discord game store takes on Steam and Epic with better dev deals

Discord game store takes on Steam and Epic with better dev deals

A couple of weeks ago, Epic announced that it was launching a digital storefront that would compete with Steam, the giant of PC gaming. One way Epic is hoping to tempt developers and publishers over to its own store is by offering a better revenue split than Steam does, only taking 12% of each game's sale as opposed to Steam's 30%. Today, Discord is throwing its hat in the ring by announcing that its own game store will soon offer an even better revenue split than both Steam and Epic.

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Blizzard moves developers off Heroes of the Storm, cans 2019 pro league

Blizzard moves developers off Heroes of the Storm, cans 2019 pro league

It looks like development is beginning to wind down on Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm. The company has announced that it has moved some developers away from the game and over to other projects. Though development on HotS will continue with new heroes and events, the company says that the "cadence will change".

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Fortnite’s Infinity Blade is getting nerfed

Fortnite’s Infinity Blade is getting nerfed

It's only been a few days since the Infinity Blade was added to Fortnite, and now Epic is already looking to nerf the item. Some kind of adjustment after launch was to be expected, considering how powerful the weapon is. Though the nerf has been announced, it isn't live just yet, but it should be releasing at some point soon.

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Sega Classics compilation heads to Amazon Fire TV today

Sega Classics compilation heads to Amazon Fire TV today

Sega's classic games seem to be invading a variety of platforms this month. Not only did Sega Genesis Classics launch on the Nintendo Switch last week, but today, an separate compilation called simply Sega Classics is landing on Amazon Fire TV. While we can't imagine that Amazon's Fire TV devices are the ideal way to play these games, it's at least an option for those who don't have other gaming hardware.

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Epic Fortnite cross-play tools free next year

Epic Fortnite cross-play tools free next year

Now that Fortnite has dominated the world, Epic has started branching out to other endeavors. Recently, the company changed its revenue split rules for Unreal Marketplace sellers and just last week launched its own game store to take the fight to Steam. Now, the company has announced that it will soon be making the tools it used to take Fortnite cross-platform free for other developers to use.

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Spider-Man: Silver Lining DLC release date and new suits revealed

Spider-Man: Silver Lining DLC release date and new suits revealed

Sony and Insomniac have detailed the third episode of Spider-Man DLC The City that Never Sleeps, a series that got started shortly after the game launched. We're learning today that the new episode, titled Silver Lining, will be out in time for Christmas. Like the other DLCs that came before it, Silver Lining will add three new suits to the game, and those who are looking forward to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will want to check it out.

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Razer Phone 2 Review: The Slight Difference

Razer Phone 2 Review: The Slight Difference

The Razer Phone 2 once again offers a unique smartphone package to a still-stagnant smartphone market. We're no longer in a place where there's a massive number of people looking to buy their first phone (in the USA, anyway), we're at the point at which most people have had a couple smartphones - or more - in their adult lives. Now's the time to release something different - something that takes a chance with hardware design and features that appeal to some, but not all.

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NVIDIA SHIELD keeps the features coming in Experience 7.2 upgrade

NVIDIA SHIELD keeps the features coming in Experience 7.2 upgrade

One could argue that given how few NVIDIA SHIELD units there are, it’s relatively easy for NVIDIA to update it. That said, one can also argue that given how few NVIDIA SHIELD units there are, NVIDIA could have also just as easily abandoned them in obsolescence. Fortunately, that isn’t the case and the latest SHIELD Experience 7.2 upgrade not only fixes or updates existing apps, it even brings new experiences, including Amazon Music.

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