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Analogue SEGA console Mega Sg: Retro gaming dreamland

Analogue SEGA console Mega Sg: Retro gaming dreamland

The folks at Analogue made a Sega gaming system that's compatible with multiple retro Sega systems, all in one tiny box. This isn't the same piece of "official" junk you'll find at Walmart when the holidays roll around. Those aren't worth the plastic they're encased in. This is the Analogue Mega Sg, and it's ready to play ALL your old Sega games right out the gate.

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Discord’s new game store launches in beta around the world

Discord’s new game store launches in beta around the world

Lately, Discord has quickly been growing past the scope of a VoIP and chatting service for gamers it launched with just three years ago. This is perhaps best evidenced by the app's new digital storefront, which launched in a limited beta back in August. Today, the storefront is launching in beta on a global scale, giving users a chance to buy select video games within Discord itself.

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Huawei Mate 20 X takes Pro out a new gaming door

Huawei Mate 20 X takes Pro out a new gaming door

This week Huawei surprised their audience with a smartphone OTHER than the one that'd been leaked. They revealed the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, sure, but they also showed off a new Huawei Mate 20 X. This new Mate 20 X came with a 7.2-inch OLED display with a 5000mAh battery under the hood and a triple-lens camera system on its back similar to the Pro. This massive device also rolls with a new Huawei M-Pen.

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Nintendo Switch Diablo III bundle revealed as GameStop exclusive

Nintendo Switch Diablo III bundle revealed as GameStop exclusive

Nintendo is gearing up to release a new Nintendo Switch bundle with Diablo III artwork. The new product will be available starting early next month, bringing with it a styled console, as well as the Diablo III: Eternal Collection and a themed carrying case. The new Switch bundle will only be available through GameStop.

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Hearthstone NERFs confirmed: Poor Giggling Inventor!

Hearthstone NERFs confirmed: Poor Giggling Inventor!

Today Blizzard confirmed a number of changes to several new or nearly-new Hearthstone cards that've become a bit too powerful. This isn't a new occurrence - Blizzard changes the costs of cards and/or switches the power of cards every once in a while to bring balance to the force. Or the game - whichever. In this most recent set of switches, Blizzard's Hearthstone gameplay specialists took on Giggling Inventor, Mana Wyrm, and Aviana.

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Fortnite gifting might be landing next week

Fortnite gifting might be landing next week

There is no denying that Fortnite has become huge. Too huge for even Google to fight. It has also become one of the biggest money grabs when it comes to in-game purchases, even when such microtransactions are only for more cosmetic items. What else can Epic Games do to bolster sales then? Why let players gift such items around, of course, while still letting Epic Games profit from. That will be through an not so unexpected Gifting system that may or may not arrive next week.

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PS4 owners: set your messages to private to avoid malicious system crash

PS4 owners: set your messages to private to avoid malicious system crash

In the past couple of years, we've seen a number of instances where mobile platforms, both iOS and Android, are hit with bugs where receiving a text message containing unique code or a specific character causes the app or even the whole device to crash. Now it's the PlayStation 4's turn. A growing number of owner are reporting this same problem, where a message is received and it forces the console to crash, in some cases even requiring a factory reset to fix.

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Blizzard: No Diablo 3 cross-play in the near future

Blizzard: No Diablo 3 cross-play in the near future

Blizzard fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks, with the developer's annual BlizzCon event kicking off on November 2nd. As they do every year, the company will make announcements for their biggest games, including World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Diablo. In the case of the latter, some big news is expected this year, as the game's "What's Next?" panel is scheduled for the first day. Unfortunately, Blizzard has confirmed what isn't coming next, and that's the recent news that multi-platform cross-play for Diablo III is on the way.

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Xbox One shoppers can get a free Echo Dot from Amazon

Xbox One shoppers can get a free Echo Dot from Amazon

Many of you might remember when the Xbox One console first debuted, and how it came packaged with the Kinect accessory that enabled both motion camera and voice command features. It's no secret the Kinect was widely hated, and now it's dead and discontinued. But it seems Microsoft is still trying to make voice control a thing, as the latest Xbox One software update has added integration with Amazon's Alexa. Now the online retailer is throwing in a free Echo Dot with an Xbox One console purchase.

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Blizzard clarifies Diablo leak, says ‘Reign of Terror’ is not a thing

Blizzard clarifies Diablo leak, says ‘Reign of Terror’ is not a thing

Blizzard fans, specifically Diablo players, had a lot to be excited about over the last day, as several new items listed on the developer's online store featured the name "Diablo Reign of Terror." These were at first believed to have been revealed a bit early, and considered leaks of an announcement to come at this year's BlizzCon event. Blizzard has been quick to speak out, however, and says the merchandise and its name is in no way related to a new Diablo title.

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Fortnite Quadcrasher vehicle can smash through buildings

Fortnite Quadcrasher vehicle can smash through buildings

Fortnite has a new vehicle in the pipeline and it's called the Quadcrasher. The item is listed as "Coming Soon" in the Fortnite lobby, where Epic says the vehicle has a boost feature that enables it to crash through buildings, among other things. This vehicle will join the existing ATK and shopping carts.

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Facebook rolls out a dedicated game streaming app (that you can’t use)

Facebook rolls out a dedicated game streaming app (that you can’t use)

It's not exactly a secret that Facebook has been trying to unseat sites like YouTube and Twitch when it comes to streaming video - particularly game streaming. Over the summer, a new portal called Fb.gg was launched, organizing Facebook's game streaming service in one place. Of course, the success of YouTube and Twitch comes in part because of their mobile presence, and Facebook has wasted little time in coming up with an answer to that as well.

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