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EA closes Visceral Games as part of Star Wars game overhaul

EA closes Visceral Games as part of Star Wars game overhaul

EA's Visceral Games, the studio behind games like Dead Space, is being closed down and its team members shipped off to other EA teams to work on other projects. This was announced as part of a larger revelation regarding the Star Wars game Visceral was working on; that game isn't going anywhere, but it is going to be reworked in a big way. EA explained that its action-adventure game, should it progress the way it has been, would be a 'story-based, linear adventure game,' and that's just not going to work out.

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Team Fortress 2 is getting a massive, surprise update

Team Fortress 2 is getting a massive, surprise update

It's been quite some time since we heard of a big update for Team Fortress 2, but what Valve's revealing today may just be worth that wait. Valve has revealed a new update for the insanely popular multiplayer shooter called Jungle Inferno. As you might imagine from the name, this new update is going to whisk you away to the jungle with a new map to play on.

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2017 Razer Blade Stealth and Core V2 detailed

2017 Razer Blade Stealth and Core V2 detailed

Gaming notebook fans were sent some news this morning from one of the most gaming-centric companies in the world: Razer. This included details on the next Razer Blade Stealth as well as the Razer Core V2. The Razer Blade Stealth 2017 is a quad-core variant of the original, coming this time with an 8th-gen Intel Core i7-8550U processor and extended battery life.

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Sony turns its eye to Nintendo Switch

Sony turns its eye to Nintendo Switch

Well this is interesting: Sony and Nintendo may usually be video game rivals, but a new Sony label will soon be bringing a game to Nintendo Switch. Sony has launched a new publishing label called Unties, and one of its first titles will be a strategy game called Tiny Metal. That game has been confirmed for launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Battlefield 1 Turning Tides expansion: 4 maps, 6 guns, a new class and more

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides expansion: 4 maps, 6 guns, a new class and more

The third expansion for Battlefield 1, Turning Tides, has been detailed ahead of its upcoming release. The DLC will be released in two waves, according to EA, which says the first will be arriving in December and the other in January. Anyone with the game's Premium Pass will get the drops two weeks ahead of everyone else, which includes anyone who picks up the pass before the DLC arrives.

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Xbox One’s massive Fall Update is now live

Xbox One’s massive Fall Update is now live

Just a day before the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is scheduled to drop, Microsoft is pushing a similarly large update to Xbox One. With this new update, the name of the game is personalization. Among other new features being added, a revamp of the Xbox One's home screen is one of the biggest new things on the docket.

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Super Nt: SNES games just got a lot more valuable

Super Nt: SNES games just got a lot more valuable

A new console was revealed by Analogue this week called the Super Nt, a console which plays original Super Nintendo cartridges. This is not an emulator console, and it's not a "plug n' play toy", as they call it - instead, it's the most impressive recreation (and upgrade) of the SNES and Super Famicom game console ever made.

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Doom Nintendo Switch release date announced

Doom Nintendo Switch release date announced

The Nintendo Switch has a big fall season ahead of it, and that all kicks off later this week with the release of Fire Emblem Warriors. Among the list of games releasing before the year is out are Super Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, but today we can also Doom to that list. Bethesda revealed when Doom will release earlier today, and in a happy turn of events, it'll be here in just a few weeks.

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Pokemon GO Halloween event spoilers: 3rd Gen and… Mimikyu

Pokemon GO Halloween event spoilers: 3rd Gen and… Mimikyu

Pokemon GO Halloween 2017 is about to be lit - complete with Gen 3 Pokemon and more Ghost-types than you can wag a stick at. Previous to this weekend we'd been running with a tip that stuck with the Darkness of Pokemon GO's 2nd Halloween and those Pokemon available in the game right this minute. Now, it would seem, Niantic's pushed up their plans to release Gen 3 Pokemon in the game, not least of all because that means a much larger abundance of Ghost Type Pokemon! NOTE: The following article includes SPOILERS for the next update to Pokemon GO!

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Street Fighter 5 adds Zeku as a playable character

Street Fighter 5 adds Zeku as a playable character

Street Fighter might seem to simply be a fighting game for many outsiders, but fans know that the franchise has a rich lore that goes beyond the flashy combos and button mashing. The game has dozens of characters that, naturally, stay only in the background, if even shown at all. Some, however, graduate to becoming a part of the main roster. That is exactly the case with the newest addition to Street Fighter’s stable of playable characters, Zeku, who first appeared a non-playable sparring partner.

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Forza Motorsport 7 Review: Any more real and you’d be paying for gas

Forza Motorsport 7 Review: Any more real and you’d be paying for gas

Forza Motorsport has managed to captivate me for twelve years now. Starting with 233 cars and 31 tracks back in 2005, the game has evolved at a rapid pace year after year. Now, with over 700 cars and 32 race environments, Forza 7 is the biggest version ever.

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This Sonic the Hedgehog VR mod will probably make you sick

This Sonic the Hedgehog VR mod will probably make you sick

While virtual reality has opened the door to a large number of unique, creative gaming experiences, there's often still a desire to see existing iconic franchises adapted to the new technology. One that you wouldn't expect to work is the classic Sonic the Hedgehog, not only because the original games were 2D platformers, but also because they emphasize going really, really fast — a feeling that frequently doesn't translate well to VR. That hasn't stopped one indie VR developer from giving it a try, however.

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