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Modern Warfare Remastered update adds female soldiers in multiplayer

Modern Warfare Remastered update adds female soldiers in multiplayer

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered free December update has launched, and it brings with it a bunch of changes, among them being the addition of female soldiers to the game’s multiplayer. The update is a large one overall, and likewise includes half a dozen new maps, as well as a pair of new gameplay modes and even some holiday-themed weapon camo including ‘ugly sweater.’ Console owners are also getting a 'goodie' previously only available to PC gamers.

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Super Mario Run Review: It is not free, there is a fee

Super Mario Run Review: It is not free, there is a fee

The game Super Mario Run was released today on iOS for free, with a single in-game purchase costing $9.99 USD. My first response to this was - wow, that's a different approach than I'm used to. Most in-app purchases center on coins, extra lives, and filter packs. Here, Nintendo has locked most of the game behind a single pay-to-open door.

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Twitch IRL opens the vlogging floodgates

Twitch IRL opens the vlogging floodgates

Twitch is introducing a new IRL category today, and as the name suggests, it has little to do with gaming. Inspired by vlog-style videos that seem to be so popular on YouTube, Twitch IRL allows streamers to interact with their audience directly without playing a game. Topics can vary greatly depending on what broadcasters want to discuss (within Twitch's Community Guidelines, of course), but one rule persists regardless of the topic: audience interaction is key.

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Nintendo Switch: NVIDIA Maxwell in, Pascal out

Nintendo Switch: NVIDIA Maxwell in, Pascal out

Four weeks from today, we'll be finding out more about the Nintendo Switch and (hopefully) the NVIDIA hardware that lies within. Nintendo has scheduled a special event for January 12, and during that livestream from Tokyo, we'll learn of new information such as price, launch titles, and its release date. Ahead of that event, though, a new VentureBeat report is detailing what kind of NVIDIA components we can expect in the Switch.

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Super Mario Run release is live!

Super Mario Run release is live!

Super Mario Run will be released today, December 15th, 2016, at around 1:30 PM Central Time for both iPhone and iPad. This information may turn out to be off by a few minutes, depending on how close to the wire last-minute preparations go - glitches might also happen, but they probably wont. This is for the iOS version of Super Mario Run, and while iPhone and iPad may be first, Android won't be far behind.

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Super Mario Run hops its way onto iPhone and iPad

Super Mario Run hops its way onto iPhone and iPad

After a few months of waiting, today is the day that Super Mario Run arrives on iOS. After Pokemon GO, Mario is the second Nintendo property to make an appearance on mobile devices, with more franchises slated for mobile games in the future. Perhaps more importantly, Super Mario Run is the first Nintendo-developed game for iOS, so in a way, this marks the beginning of a new era for the big N. UPDATE: It's out now!

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Sony announces PS4 Platinum Wireless Headset launch date and pricing

Sony announces PS4 Platinum Wireless Headset launch date and pricing

Sony has announced the launch of a new gaming headset for PlayStation players called the Platinum Wireless Headset. The headset will launch on January 12 for $159.99 ($199.99 CAD). The big feature of this new wireless gaming headset will be the enhanced and positional 7.1 virtual surround sound that is powered by PlayStation 3D audio tech. The headset features hidden noise-cancelling mics allowing for clear communications in-game without having a mic boom.

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Steam can now configure PS4 DUALSHOCK4 like Steam controllers

Steam can now configure PS4 DUALSHOCK4 like Steam controllers

Steam is a PC gaming platform, which, to some people, equates to keyboard and mouse. Some PC games, however, can also be played with a gamepad. And with Steam’s own push into “lean back” gaming, the need for controller support in Steam has become even more important. Steam’s own odd Steam Controller solution, however, doesn’t exactly mesh with some gamers. Fortunately, there is another solution available: the PS4 DualShock4 controller. As promised, Steam has brought native support for Sony’s gamepad, allowing users to customize not just its buttons but even its gyroscope.

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NES Classic Edition in stock for some Amazon Prime Now customers

NES Classic Edition in stock for some Amazon Prime Now customers

Do you want an NES Classic Edition? Do you use Amazon Prime Now? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you might be able to get one of the hard-to-find consoles. Amazon announced earlier today that the NES Classic Edition is available for Prime Now delivery, however that's only true for a select number of cities.

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Pokemon GO Update: Christmas event X2 XP plus forecast

Pokemon GO Update: Christmas event X2 XP plus forecast

News of the latest Pokemon GO update before Christmas paves the way for the final event of the season. This is the hour of our discontent - those of us waiting for double-XP and Stardust, that is. What if there is no event before the end of the year - what if Santa Hat Pikachu is all there is? Lucky you, Pokemon GO fans and trainers alike, there's still room for an event during Holiday Break.

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Dolby Atmos Sound coming to Xbox One: why it matters to you

Dolby Atmos Sound coming to Xbox One: why it matters to you

The folks at Dolby Laboratories have made public their plan to release Dolby Atmos Sound on Xbox One and Windows 10. While they've not yet been exact when it comes to timing and availability, they have been clear that this audio system is meant specifically for gaming. Dolby Atmos works with certified Dolby Atmos speaker systems as well as (virtually) any set of headphones.

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LG outs new 32UD99 and 34UM79M 4k Monitors heading to CES 2017

LG outs new 32UD99 and 34UM79M 4k Monitors heading to CES 2017

LG has some cool new computer displays that will be shown off at CES 2017 including the 32UD99 and the 34UM79M. The 32UD99 is a 32-inch UHD 4K monitor that supports HDR content and is compliant with the HDR10. That HDR10 standard promises enhanced brightness levels and a wide color gamut image.

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