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MSI’s Leopard gaming laptops pack in NVIDIA GTX 10-series GPUs

MSI’s Leopard gaming laptops pack in NVIDIA GTX 10-series GPUs

MSI has announced a new lineup of gaming laptops today, each one featuring one of NVIDIA's relatively new GTX 10-series graphics cards. As is usually the case with gaming laptops, MSI's goal is to offer powerful hardware in a package that is both light and thin. Of course, these days PC gaming doesn't seem to be complete without RGB components, and these new Leopard laptops have those too.

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1TB PS4 Slim arrives in US this month

1TB PS4 Slim arrives in US this month

At $300, Sony's now-standard PS4 model, the PS4 Slim, is undoubtedly a solid buy, but there's been one slight problem since launch: it only comes with 500GB of storage. In a world where games can easily clock in around 50GB, that amount of storage doesn't last very long. Luckily, Sony has a solution to that problem with a new 1TB PS4 Slim launching later this month.

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Origin EON15-S is an entry-level gaming laptop with some bite

Origin EON15-S is an entry-level gaming laptop with some bite

Can you buy a gaming laptop for a dollar less than $1,000? If you asked that question just a few years ago, the answer would be a resounding no. Trying to make gaming laptops more accessible, and therefore expanding its customer base, Origin is putting out the EON15-S, a customizable laptop that, while not exactly a powerhouse, can still be considered a decent machine for gaming. And all for a sweet price tag of $999.

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 won’t include Season Pass and may nix DLCs

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 won’t include Season Pass and may nix DLCs

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was officially unveiled this weekend following a major leak of the entire teaser trailer. Now that the first round of details have been made official, the smaller, more pertinent info is becoming available, and among it are details about the Season Pass. Namely, the game won't include one. Whether that means the game won't offer DLCs is unclear, but DICE's creative director Bernd Diemer indicates there may be something better in the pipeline.

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This Pokestop trend makes Pokemon GO fun for kids again

This Pokestop trend makes Pokemon GO fun for kids again

Over the past month we've noticed a trend in Pokemon GO that could revitalize the game for fans of all ages. Those disillusioned by the influx of hackers and cheaters in the game will be glad to know: there's a group of players fighting back. While we've seen several "ban waves" from Niantic attempting to stop hackers, a group of resourceful players are waging a new battle in-game: opening up Pokemon Gyms for kids and new users.

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Nintendo Switch sells an estimated 2.4m units in first month

Nintendo Switch sells an estimated 2.4m units in first month

By most accounts, the Nintendo Switch seems to be off to a strong start. Last week, Nintendo announced that it had sold more that 900,000 units in the US during the Switch's first month, and now analytics firm SuperData is giving us a better idea of its global performance. Furthermore, SuperData has boosted its sales expectations for 2017 following this solid launch.

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Star Wars: Battlefront II revealed with Imperial-focused story campaign

Star Wars: Battlefront II revealed with Imperial-focused story campaign

In case you haven't heard, there's a little event known as the Star Wars Celebration going on this weekend, and game publisher EA has used it to pull the curtain back on Star Wars: Battlefront II. A new, full trailer was premiered, focusing on the game's new single-player campaign and in-depth canon story that puts players in the role of the bad guys; specifically Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squadron, an elite special forces unit.

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Hit indie puzzle game Fez coming to iOS

Hit indie puzzle game Fez coming to iOS

Indie game developer Polytron has revealed that it's celebrating the fifth anniversary of its hit title Fez by bringing the puzzle-platformer to mobile platforms later this year, mentioning iOS specifically. First released in 2012 for the Xbox 360, Fez has since been ported to a number of platforms, including PC, Mac, PS4, PS3, and even Linux, but has never before been playable on a smartphone or tablet.

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Microsoft and Porsche strike partnership for Forza franchise

Microsoft and Porsche strike partnership for Forza franchise

Microsoft and Porsche have announced a new partnership that will see the duo working together on Forza-related efforts. The partnership is for the next six years, and will have both companies collaborating on 'co-branded initiatives' between Microsoft's Turn 10 Studios and Porsche. All of its starts with the Forza Racing Championship Season 3: The Porsche Cup, which Porsche is sponsoring. Registration for that is now open.

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Pokemon GO’s Easter Event Temporary Egg Chart Update

Pokemon GO’s Easter Event Temporary Egg Chart Update

Today we've got a new Pokemon GO Egg Chart that includes all the Pokemon known to hatch from eggs with the latest update to the game. Over the weekend all of our most hardcore Pokemon GO friends will be involved DEEPLY in the Eggstravaganza. During this egg-related event, the egg cracking ratios will be different from what they were before the event, and almost certainly different from what they will be in the near future.

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What Xbox One’s self-service refunds mean for consumers

What Xbox One’s self-service refunds mean for consumers

Earlier this week, Xbox One owners participating in the Xbox Preview program were greeted with a rather nice surprise: Microsoft has implemented a beta test for a refund system. Not only is this refund system apparently planned for both Xbox One and Windows 10, but it's also self-service, meaning you don't need to go through customer support to get your money back. This is very exciting news because it's a move that's ultimately great for consumers.

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Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling Nintendo system ever

Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling Nintendo system ever

You know how companies often boast about how their next gen product is the best ever, compared to their previous gen product? That is generally true, though there are some exceptions, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the Nintendo Wii U. It seems that Nintendo is making up for lost time and sales with the Nintendo Switch. The Japanese gaming giant is now proudly revealing just how much Nintendo Switch units its was able to sell in March, in the US alone, making it its fastest-selling video game system in its history and, a bolder claim to make, one of the fastest selling gaming system of all time.

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