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Xbox One Minecraft and PUBG summer bundles arrive this week

Xbox One Minecraft and PUBG summer bundles arrive this week

Just in time for the hottest part of summer comes a great excuse to stay inside: two new Xbox One bundles. The two new sets, which Microsoft is calling its "summer bundles," are for two wildly popular games -- Minecraft and PUBG. Both bundles feature the Xbox One console in X and S variants, as well as copies of the games and more.

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Fortnite Playground ‘Don’t fill’ bug: how to fix this annoying issue

Fortnite Playground ‘Don’t fill’ bug: how to fix this annoying issue

Epic Games has finally relaunched its hotly anticipated Playground Mode, a new game mode that enables 1 to 4 players to spend an hour alone on the Fortnite island. The mode was originally pulled due to some issues the company ironed out over the last few days, but one tiny issue remains: players are having trouble selecting "Don't fill" for the Playground.

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Shenmue 1 and 2 remasters slated for August release

Shenmue 1 and 2 remasters slated for August release

We won't be seeing Shenmue 3 launch until sometime in 2019, but the good news is that series fans will have something to tide them over in the meantime. Back in April, Sega announced that it's remastering the first two Shenmue games for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Today, we know when those remasters will launch, and release is only several weeks away.

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These new Nintendo 2DS XL special editions come with bad news

These new Nintendo 2DS XL special editions come with bad news

Even though Nintendo didn't have much to say about the 3DS during E3 2018, the company presses on with its limited-edition handheld releases. Today, Nintendo revealed three new 2DS XL variants that are due to launch in Japan later this year. One is centered around Mario Kart 7, another carries an Animal Crossing theme, and the third taps into the ever-popular Minecraft.

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Twitch Prime could be the Prime Day sleeper hit this year

Twitch Prime could be the Prime Day sleeper hit this year

Prime Day is quickly approaching, and this time around, it will have a lot of perks for Twitch Prime users as well. Amazon is taking its usual free game deals that are available through Twitch Prime to an extreme, handing out at least one new game each day from July 2 to July 17. Generally, Twitch Prime only offers four or five games a month, but throughout July, you're getting a grand total of 21.

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Fortnite’s Playground mode is finally available

Fortnite’s Playground mode is finally available

After almost a week of waiting, Fortnite's Playground limited-time mode has returned to the game. The mode originally made its debut in last Wednesday's v4.5 content update, but it was quickly taken offline after a slew of matchmaking problems surfaced. Since then, fans have been waiting - not necessarily patiently in all cases, but waiting nonetheless - for its return, and late last night, Epic was finally able to deliver.

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HoloSuit makes Ready Player One’s haptic suit a reality

HoloSuit makes Ready Player One’s haptic suit a reality

Thanks to the well-timed and successful film adaptation of “Ready Player One”, virtual reality has gained even more mainstream attention. Ironically, it has also set up somewhat unreal expectations of what VR is and can do. Fortunately, there are some that are rising up to the challenge to actually make fiction real. Like startup Kaaya Tech whose HoloSuit could herald the way we control and feel in virtual reality.

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Fortnite Blockbuster contest seeks creators for in-game superhero movie

Fortnite Blockbuster contest seeks creators for in-game superhero movie

Epic Games is going all out with its Fortnite promotions and events, the latest being its newly announced Fortnite Blockbuster contest. As part of this contest, Epic is seeking amateur filmmakers to use their own game footage as scenes for their own Fortnite movie. The company wants these movies to have a cinematic feel, promising that the winner will get their own theatrical debut (in the game).

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Here’s the latest on Fortnite Playground mode

Here’s the latest on Fortnite Playground mode

If you've been waiting on Fortnite's Playground mode, you definitely aren't alone. Almost a week after disappearing from the game because of the matchmaking problems it brought to the surface, Epic still hasn't been able to bring the mode back. Today, the company offered another update on the status of Playground mode, but you might want to temper your expectations before you get too excited.

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Fallout 76 cross-play bad news is all Sony’s fault says Bethesda director

Fallout 76 cross-play bad news is all Sony’s fault says Bethesda director

Cross-platform play is something that's on the minds of a lot of gamers at the moment, and Sony has been getting a lot of negative attention because of it. While the industry in general seems to be moving toward a future where anyone can play games with their friends regardless of platform, Sony has been the last major holdout. Sony's unwillingness to play nice with other platform holders seems to have quashed plans for cross-play in yet another game, and this time around, it's Bethesda's Fallout 76.

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SGDQ 2018’s big speedrun event just raised a crazy amount of cash

SGDQ 2018’s big speedrun event just raised a crazy amount of cash

Another Games Done Quick marathon has come to an end, and like many of the organization's recent marathons, Summer Games Done Quick 2018 managed to set a pretty impressive record by the time everything was said and done. When all of the donations were counted up, Summer Games Done Quick 2018 managed to raise an eye-watering $2,129,894. That isn't an exact amount just yet, as there are always some donations that come in after the event ends.

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Fortnite’s missile launch leads to player setting new solo kills record

Fortnite’s missile launch leads to player setting new solo kills record

After weeks of excitement across its huge player base, Fortnite's one-time only missile launch event finally took place this weekend. The launch took place within the game on all platforms at the same time, meaning everyone logged into the massively popular Battle Royale mode could look to the sky to see it happen. And that's exactly what happened, with almost every player putting down their weapons, taking a break from killing one another, and enjoying the event together.

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