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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s first big in-game event starts today

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s first big in-game event starts today

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has only been available for about a week, but Nintendo is wasting little time in kicking off the game's first big event. As you probably already guessed, this first in-game event will be a seasonal one centered around the holidays. This keeps with the tradition of mainline Animal Crossing games, which generally also offer seasonal events like this.

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Gaming Gifts that aren’t Games: Holidays 2017

Gaming Gifts that aren’t Games: Holidays 2017

Gamer gifts for gamers that already have all the games they want - what else could they possibly need? This week we're having a peek at a number of gifts for girls and boys, women and men, any and all people of the gamer persuasion. The only requirement for this list is that you have a general idea of what your gift-getter like to play, be it living room gaming console games, PC games, or the sort of head games that drive you wild - from there, we've got you covered.

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Destiny 2 XP earn rate will be recalibrated to level up faster

Destiny 2 XP earn rate will be recalibrated to level up faster

Bungie has detailed the changes it is making to Destiny 2 following the "tough criticism" it faced in recent weeks. At the heart of the controversy was how Destiny 2 handled experience points, specifically the fact that players were rewarded with less the longer they played certain elements of the game, plus the increase in points needed to level up. Updates will be arriving on both December 5 and December 12.

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PlayStation Plus games for December have something for everyone

PlayStation Plus games for December have something for everyone

Believe it or not, December begins in just two days. Though it might seem like November passed by in a blur, there is one upside to the end of the month getting here quickly: it's almost time for a fresh batch of PlayStation Plus games. Sony unveiled what's next for PS Plus members on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita today, and the list of free games includes one title most of you will probably be familiar with.

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Super Mario cereal is a must-have for the amiibo-obsessed

Super Mario cereal is a must-have for the amiibo-obsessed

Considering that Super Mario Odyssey is one of the biggest games of 2017, we'd expect Nintendo to do a certain number of product tie-ins to promote the title. After all, Mario has ascended beyond mere video game fame to become a globally-recognized mascot, so it makes sense that Nintendo would want its promotion machine to implant itself in as many markets as possible. This is where Kellogg's new Super Mario cereal enters the picture.

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Pokemon GO update: Ho-oh Returns!

Pokemon GO update: Ho-oh Returns!

Thanks to all the "hard work" Pokemon GO trainers did during Thanksgiving week last week, Ho-Oh returned to the game once again. This week the legendary bird Pokemon was announced to invade the world's Ex-Raids without mercy. As such, we'll likely see a whole lot more participants in each raid battle as winter begins to descend upon our ever-crunchier bodies and bones.

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Civilization VI’s first expansion Rise and Fall: Release date and details

Civilization VI’s first expansion Rise and Fall: Release date and details

It's been a little while since we heard from Civilization VI. Though 2K and Firaxis have been supporting the game with Civilization and Scenario DLC packs here and there since launch, it hasn't received a full expansion yet. That's all going to change next year, when freshly-announced expansion Rise and Fall launches.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting an official mobile port (yes, really)

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting an official mobile port (yes, really)

If there's one game that took the world by storm this year, it has to be PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Though 2017 was a great year for gaming in general, few would have been able to predict PUBG's meteoric rise to quickly become one of the most played games on Steam. In short, PUBG has become a sensation, so it should come as no surprise that its developer, Bluehole, is looking to roll it out in as many markets as possible.

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Destiny 2 XP system tweaked after accusations that it was rigged

Destiny 2 XP system tweaked after accusations that it was rigged

Bungie is changing the experience points system used by Destiny 2 following a controversy claiming that the system is rigged. The controversy revolves around claims that as players spent longer amounts of time playing during a recent event, the amount of experience points they earned gradually decreased. In addition, a lengthy analysis posted on Reddit seemingly confirmed speculation that the amount of XP needed to level up had increased, fueling player ire.

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Pokemon GO Event bringing big bonuses today [UPDATE]

Pokemon GO Event bringing big bonuses today [UPDATE]

This week Pokemon GO users will find a number of bonuses applied to their everyday game, thanks to millions of users worldwide. The challenges set up by Niantic earlier this month had users aim to catch thousands, then millions of Pokemon in a short period of time. While some nay-sayers doubted the possibility, trainers made with the catching and attained every goal possible.

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The Pokemon series just hit a massive milestone

The Pokemon series just hit a massive milestone

It isn't exactly a controversial statement to say that Pokemon is a hugely popular franchise. Ever since the moment Pokemon Red and Blue launched for the Game Boy back in the mid-90s, Pokemon has been something of a worldwide phenomenon. Though '90s kids might think that the Pokemon craze died off as they grew out of it, it turns out that Pokemon is still finding immense success all around the world.

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Demon’s Souls servers go dark next year

Demon’s Souls servers go dark next year

The Souls series has become something of a phenomenon in the gaming industry over the past decade, and even though Dark Souls 3 is one of the most popular games around here in 2017, today our attention is shifting back to the game that started it all. From Software announced today that the multiplayer servers for Demon's Souls will be shutting down soon, leaving the game without a fairly critical component.

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