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Mass Effect: Andromeda cinematic trailer takes us back to a galaxy in peril

Mass Effect: Andromeda cinematic trailer takes us back to a galaxy in peril

It's N7 day - Mass Effect's November 7 "holiday" - and that means the arrival of the newest cinematic trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Obviously, there's not a lot of gameplay to be seen in this trailer, though there are what appear to be a few in-game shots. For the most part, though, what we're seeing here sets the stage for the next chapter in the Mass Effect franchise.

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Nintendo drops New 3DS to $100 for Black Friday

Nintendo drops New 3DS to $100 for Black Friday

If you're considering picking up a New Nintendo 3DS, you may want to wait until Black Friday rolls around. Nintendo has announced a new promotion that will see the 3DS drop to the lowest price it's ever been - $99.99. While the 2DS is less expensive than that normally, this is the first time we've seen the clamshell design drop as low as $100.

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LeapDroid creators join Google, abandons Android PC emulator

LeapDroid creators join Google, abandons Android PC emulator

In most company acquisitions, there’s always fears of the new owners mercilessly axing the newly acquired company’s product. That might look like the case with LeapDroid, but it’s different in two significant ways. First, it is only the developers, not LeapDroid itself that has been “acquired” by Google. And second, it is the developers themselves that have decided to ditch LeapDroid. This has the effect of practically killing an Android emulator for PCs that, just a few months ago, boasted to be the fastest in the market.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s VR experience is free for PlayStation VR

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s VR experience is free for PlayStation VR

Infinite Warfare, this year's Call of Duty title, was just released last week, and as you'd expect, many a gamer are already tearing it up in the first-person shooter's futuristic space setting. But what's come is a surprise is that the game's virtual reality portion, titled Jackal Assault VR Experience and first revealed several months ago, doesn't actually require the purchase of Infinite Warfare, and is in fact a stand alone PlayStation VR demo.

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Pokemon Go’s ‘Nearby’ tracking feature begins working outside San Francisco

Pokemon Go’s ‘Nearby’ tracking feature begins working outside San Francisco

Pokemon Go players, those that are still playing, that is, might recall back in the heyday of the app's success, developer Niantic released an update with a new "Nearby" tool for identifying which creatures were near their location. This was meant to be a replacement for the previous version, which relied on footprints, and was essentially broken upon the game's launch. Well, until now, that new Nearby tracking tool has been limited to just San Francisco, but that's finally changing.

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Blizzard is recreating the original Diablo inside Diablo 3

Blizzard is recreating the original Diablo inside Diablo 3

Blizzard's BlizzCon is being held this weekend, and the developer has announced that one of its most classic games, the original Diablo, is making a return within the newer Diablo 3. In honor of the original dungeon crawler's 20th anniversary, Blizzard is releasing a new "Darkening of Tristram" update for Diablo 3, allowing players to experience the classic graphics and gameplay, all on the engine of the latest entry.

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Google’s DeepMind aims to teach AI to master StarCraft II

Google’s DeepMind aims to teach AI to master StarCraft II

DeepMind, Google's artificial intelligence startup, already developed a bot that could beat humans at the ancient Chinese game of Go, but now it's looking to master a much more modern game. The researchers have just announced a new partnership with game developer Blizzard that will see the pair develop a platform to teach AI how to play StarCraft II, the immensely popular real-time strategy (RTS) title.

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Mean Streets of Gadgetzan revealed as Hearthstone’s next expansion

Mean Streets of Gadgetzan revealed as Hearthstone’s next expansion

With the opening of BlizzCon 2016 comes the announcement of Hearthstone's next expansion. Dubbed Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, players can expect to find more than 100 new cards in this expansion. However, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan will bring with it some new mechanics that even Hearthstone veterans may be surprised to see.

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Blizzard finally reveals Sombra, Overwatch’s latest hero

Blizzard finally reveals Sombra, Overwatch’s latest hero

It's been a long time coming, but Blizzard has finally revealed Sombra, who now takes her place as Overwatch's newest character. The long-teased character was revealed today during the first day of BlizzCon 2016. Many suspected the reveal was coming, but it seems like many more were hoping this announcement would happen place sooner.

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Infinite Warfare PC multiplayer doomed by Activision

Infinite Warfare PC multiplayer doomed by Activision

Just a heads up: you may not want to buy Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on PC through the Windows Store. For some reason, Activision has decided to make the Windows Store version of the game incompatible with other PC platforms. This means that if you have a Windows Store copy of the game, you won't be able to play multiplayer with those who purchased their game on Steam.

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PokeVision alternative FastPokeMap returns for Pokemon GO

PokeVision alternative FastPokeMap returns for Pokemon GO

One of the few developer crews still working on Pokemon GO mapping of monsters is FastPokeMap, and today they're back in business. Every few days the service has gone down for the count, but for the time being, it would seem that FPM is ready to roll. This is the latest in a long line of replacements for the first big name in Pokemon GO mapping, PokeVision - a service that was taken down by a request from Niantic, The Pokemon Company, and/or Nintendo.

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Pokemon GO update fixes your Pidgey problem

Pokemon GO update fixes your Pidgey problem

Encountering an endless sea of Pidgey and Rattata has long been a frustration of Pokemon GO players, but that's all set to change. Niantic has detailed a new update that will significantly decrease the number of super common Pokemon like Pidgey, Rattata, and Zubat in the wild. This, as you may have already guessed, paves the way for more uncommon ones to spawn.

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