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PUBG on PS4 is coming, but it isn’t good enough for Sony yet

PUBG on PS4 is coming, but it isn’t good enough for Sony yet

Though PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds launched on Xbox One in something of a rough state, it's been enjoying a lot of success thus far. Shortly after it released last month, Microsoft and the PUBG Group revealed that it had sold 1 million copies in a mere 48 hours. With that kind of success on just one platform - not to mention its excellent performance with the PC segment - the PUBG Group has to be looking at other platforms, right?

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Newer Super Mario Bros. DS adds 80 new levels you can play on PCs

Newer Super Mario Bros. DS adds 80 new levels you can play on PCs

One of the problems with the older generation of games, especially those less powerful handhelds, is that most of them are a one-time thing. Few have any replay value beyond looking for items or areas you may have previously missed. And even rarer are expansions and DLCs. Fortunately, the gaming community is not lacking in hackers and modders who are more than happy to extend the fun. Like this new Newer Super Mario Bros. DS that adds content to an older portable title.

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The Microsoft Kinect is now really dead

The Microsoft Kinect is now really dead

Actually, the Microsoft Kinect accessory “technically” died October 2017 when Microsoft declared that it would no longer be producing any new units. Of course, there were still some stocks on store shelves or floating around the Internet, but, once they ran out, it would be the end. Now, however, even if you could still buy a Kinect, you might no longer be able to use it, as Microsoft has also discontinued the production of the Kinect Adapter which is essential in making the Kinect work on modern Xbox One consoles.

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These are Steam’s best games of 2017

These are Steam’s best games of 2017

Now that we're into 2018, Steam is looking back at the year that just was and using its internal metrics to name the best and most popular games of 2017. Steam does this each and every year, and this time around, the games are being split into 5 different categories. Many of these lists are determined by total revenue, but one in particular focuses on games that were most popular among Steam players as well.

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First-person Super Mario 64 is the stuff of nightmares

First-person Super Mario 64 is the stuff of nightmares

Super Mario 64 has earned its spot as one of the most beloved games of all time, so the healthy modding community that has grown around it over the past 20 years shouldn't come as much of a shock. Over the years, modders have done a lot to Super Mario 64, including a recent mod that enables online multiplayer. Kaze Emanuar, the same person behind Super Mario 64 Online, is back today with a new mod, and it certainly isn't one for the faint of heart.

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Intel AMD processor details leak: Kaby Lake likely

Intel AMD processor details leak: Kaby Lake likely

A brand new Intel Core i7-8809G processor was just discovered lurking in the company's overclocking listings. This processor is quad-core and rolls with two different sets of options for graphics processing. Intel HD Graphics 630 isn't particularly surprising, but the other option points to the future: Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics.

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Nintendo Direct could reveal as many as 18 new Switch games

Nintendo Direct could reveal as many as 18 new Switch games

Nintendo just wrapped up a pretty fabulous year for the Switch, and it could be looking to start of 2018 with a bang. Over the holiday weekend, Amazon briefly sent a number of listings for Switch games live, revealing that there are numerous titles in development for Nintendo's latest console. These were all placeholder listings, which were run without game names or release dates, but what they mean is clear: Nintendo is planning a bunch of releases for the Switch in 2018.

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XBOOK ONE X laptop mod offers keyboard option, bigger screen

XBOOK ONE X laptop mod offers keyboard option, bigger screen

EdsJunk has been making and offering mods of nearly every Xbox and PlayStation generation, turning them into portable versions of themselves. Depending on your definition of "portable". But while the modder calls them "laptops", they're really only laptops in their clamshell form. With the new XBOOK ONE X, however, the mod comes close to actually being a laptop. Now the hulking briefcase turned semi-portable Xbox One X includes a laptop-sized keyboard, but only if you ask for it.

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The Best Games of 2017

The Best Games of 2017

While 2017 was a rough year in many regards, it was one of the best for gaming. This past year was packed with so many excellent releases that making a list of the best could very well turn out to be a losing proposition. I’m going to try, though I should mention that these are my favorites of the year - this list was not determined by committee, nor will it be ranked. Since this is a list of my personal favorites, I’ll obviously only be discussing games that I’ve played. Therefore, if you don’t see your favorite game of the year, don’t necessarily take it to mean that it isn’t good. Let’s dig in!

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YouTube just blocked FireTV in Google Amazon row (for realsies this time)

YouTube just blocked FireTV in Google Amazon row (for realsies this time)

Starting today, Amazon Fire TV officially joins the retail war between Google and Amazon. Amazon refuses to allow several Google products to be sold on their site, including Google Chromecast, Google Home, and some of the newest Nest products. Google released a statement on the subject, and Amazon replied - have a peek!

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LA police arrest 25-year-old as suspect of Kansas swatting death

LA police arrest 25-year-old as suspect of Kansas swatting death

One of the most unfortunate headlines from the last week has been the news of the death of a man in Wichita, Kansas as a result of a "swatting" prank, or police being sent to a residence under the impression that it's a hostage situation. As the latest incident in the ongoing trend of using this hoax as a "prank," it was put in motion after a Call of Duty match between two online players. But the news today is that a suspect has already been taken into custody.

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Dispute over $1.50 Call of Duty match leads to swatting death of Kansas man

Dispute over $1.50 Call of Duty match leads to swatting death of Kansas man

A prank that first gained popularity on video game streaming sites like Twitch may be behind the death of a man in Wichita, Kansas. "Swatting," as its known, involves sending local police to a streamer's house when their address leaks online. The somewhat popular prank can be very dangerous in nature, as pranksters typically report killings or hostage situations at the location in question, prompting a large-scale response by police.

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