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Google Halloween Doodle pits wizard cat against ghosts

Google Halloween Doodle pits wizard cat against ghosts

Google Doodles started out as artistic ways to celebrate certain occasions and birthdays. But as web technologies advanced, some doodles turned into interactive content, a.k.a. games. This Halloween, Google deigned to inject some cuteness into the usually scary but sometimes fun celebration, by making a game that tasked a wizard cat into vanquishing ghastly foes. All by waving its wand, which means swiping with your mouse or, better yet, with your fingers on a screen.

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EA Origin goes dark in Myanmar, embargoes cited

EA Origin goes dark in Myanmar, embargoes cited

It’s not unusual for online services or content to be restricted to certain countries. Netflix and YouTube, for example, are notorious for such. Copyright and licensing negotiations are usually cited as the reasons behind those prohibitions. More controversial, however, are when such restrictions are put in place because of political reasons. Such is allegedly the case when EA, without very little warning, blocked access to its Origin games in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, later citing embargoes and sanctions imposed by the US against certain countries.

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PS4’s anticipated ‘Last Guardian’ gets collector’s vinyl soundtrack

PS4’s anticipated ‘Last Guardian’ gets collector’s vinyl soundtrack

The Last Guardian, a game from the makers of PlayStation 2 hits Ico and Shadow of Colossus that's spent more than 10 years in development, is finally getting released on the PS4 in a few weeks. Like the previous titles, music and sound plays an important role, contributing to both atmosphere and the expression of emotions. To highlight this, Sony is giving the Takeshi Furukawa-composed soundtrack a special edition release, as well as a special PS4 music app.

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Skyrim: Special Edition plagued with audio issues, Bethesda says fix incoming

Skyrim: Special Edition plagued with audio issues, Bethesda says fix incoming

Skyrim: Special Edition was released earlier this week, and as a remaster of one of the best entries in The Elder Scrolls series of RPGs, its impressive visuals are major overhaul from the original 2011 release. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the game's audio. Those playing on PC and Xbox One have noticed a significant downgrade in sound quality, due to the use of compressed audio files.

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Gears of War 4’s first free maps arrive on November 1

Gears of War 4’s first free maps arrive on November 1

Xbox One exclusive Gears of War 4 has been out for a few weeks now, and players, especially those that partake in the multiplayer modes, might be wondering when new maps will be released. Fortunately, Microsoft has just addressed that, revealing that the first two maps will be available for players starting in early November.

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Nintendo isn’t ditching the 3DS

Nintendo isn’t ditching the 3DS

Nintendo's newly announced Switch is exciting, but begs the question: will the company ditch the Nintendo 3DS? The answer to that is no, at least judging by comments made by Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima during a recent interview. When asked whether the company would discontinue the 3DS in light of the Switch, Kimishima said, "...we think the 3DS can continue in its own form."

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You can still get Skyrim Special Edition for free, but not for long

You can still get Skyrim Special Edition for free, but not for long

Those looking to take advantage of Bethesda's free Skyrim Special Edition offer on PC still have a window of opportunity to do so, but it's running out. If you've fallen victim to that demon called "procrastination," you might be pleased to know that the free Skyrim Special Edition promotion isn't over yet, despite the fact that the game launched around the world today.

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MacBook Pro vs Razer Blade Pro: stranger things have happened

MacBook Pro vs Razer Blade Pro: stranger things have happened

The strangest thing happened yesterday: Apple released a MacBook Pro with a feature I'd have expected from a company like Razer. While Razer just released their own Razer Blade Pro with a 17-inch display and highest-end gear inside, the MacBook Pro had a new, extra display. This display has touch capabilities working with a variety of apps, and will be ready for games (and such) soon. Does this mean that Apple is taking more chances than the proprietors of the gaming cult?

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No Man’s Sky developer calls game ‘a mistake’ in apparent hack

No Man’s Sky developer calls game ‘a mistake’ in apparent hack

It's been a little while since we've heard from No Man's Sky developer Hello Games, but now it's broken the silence in a fairly major way. Earlier today, the official Hello Games Twitter account tweeted out that the game was "a mistake" before promptly removing the tweet and making its account private. The plot, it would seem, has thickened.

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New Kingdom Hearts compilation hits PS4 in March

New Kingdom Hearts compilation hits PS4 in March

As one of the biggest gaming franchises, it's surprising that it's been a full 10 years now since a proper Kingdom Hearts sequel has been released on consoles. Fortunately, a new entry in the RPG series, created in collaboration between Square Enix and Disney, will be coming to the PS4 in January, however it won't be the long-teased Kingdom Hearts III. Well, the developers have now revealed that another non-KH3 game will arrive in March, this one collecting all the previous titles onto a single PS4 disc.

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Nintendo Switch does have a multi-touch screen, say sources

Nintendo Switch does have a multi-touch screen, say sources

Nintendo’s new console handheld hybrid is shaping up to be quite the dreamy gaming device. And it’s also starting to look like a customized NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet (which is probably why the chip maker hasn’t launched a new one yet). One of the biggest questions about the device has just been answered, by anonymous sources no less. So yes, the Nintendo Switch will apparently sport a touch screen, but a rather middling one. But it’s not your DS or Wii U touch screen, mind you, as, for the first time in Nintendo’s history, it will support multiple touch points.

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is free on Xbox One

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is free on Xbox One

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is free on Xbox One from October 27 to October 30, it has been announced. The game has been made free for these days so you can get in on an event Xbox Live has underway. During these days, Xbox Live members — including those without a Gold membership — can play during the Multiplayer All-Access event. It is available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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