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Doom runs on everything, including MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Doom runs on everything, including MacBook Pro Touch Bar

It is both a running joke as well as a tradition within the programming and gaming communities that a computer is really only a computer if it can run Doom. The first one, mind you. Well, now you can probably consider the fancy new Touch Bar introduced in the late 2016 MacBook Pros to be computers in their own right. Because, yes, someone has gotten Doom to run on that Touch Bar. No, not use the Touch Bar for controls but actually run on the Touch Bar, display and all.

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Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One DLC unveiled, quadruple XP weekend continues

Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One DLC unveiled, quadruple XP weekend continues

Heads up in case you missed the news: gamers can get quadruple points all weekend on Star Wars Battlefront, something offered in celebration of the game's one-year anniversary. It's not terribly unusual for the studio to hold double-points weekends, but this quadruple points weekend is a rare event indeed, and one that can help you level up to higher character tiers -- and rack up credits -- very quickly. The event follows EA's announcement of the December DLC.

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Overwatch: First Strike graphic novel canceled by Blizzard

Overwatch: First Strike graphic novel canceled by Blizzard

This weekend holds a bit of sad news for Overwatch fans: the planned First Strike graphic novel has been canceled. The graphic novel was originally slated for publications in April 2017, with the idea itself dating back to the video game’s development. According to lead writer Michael Chu, though, the decision to cancel the graphic novel is because “we’ve ultimately decided to take the story in a different direction."

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Pokemon Sun and Moon may move to Nintendo Switch with enhanced edition

Pokemon Sun and Moon may move to Nintendo Switch with enhanced edition

Back when Nintendo Switch was first revealed, one of the major questions I had was about the fate of Pokemon. Would it make the jump to the Switch or would it stay on the 3DS? When Nintendo revealed that it will keep producing the 3DS even after the Switch launches, I thought maybe the question had been answered, but now new reports are suggesting that Pokemon will be on the Switch after all.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon: How to get and evolve Munchlax

Pokemon Sun and Moon: How to get and evolve Munchlax

Pokemon Sun and Moon have officially arrived, and early purchasers are entitled to a free Munchlax. This early purchase bonus was announced a few weeks ago, and runs from today - November 18 - through Wednesday, January 11, 2017. You can get Munchlax very early in the game (and you definitely want to, but more on that in a bit), so follow the steps outlined here to receive it as soon as you can.

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GPD WIN Review: Mobile Windows 10 for gaming

GPD WIN Review: Mobile Windows 10 for gaming

Windows has indeed changed, partly thanks to some strategic licensing changes. Previously only seen in desktops and laptops, Microsoft's operating system can now be found in all sorts of devices, even those not blessed by Redmond. Those range from cheap 2-in-1 tablets to mini PCs to project to, well, gaming handhelds.

GPD, short for GamePad, has made gaming devices before, but all of those ran on Android and exploited emulators, probably the easiest thing to do. With GPD WIN, however, the China-based company decided to try its hand at delivering the same experience with a very big twist. This review dives into one of the first attempts at a portable, full Windows 10 machine intended for gaming.

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NES Classic Edition Walmart stock returns tonight

NES Classic Edition Walmart stock returns tonight

Just a friendly reminder for those of you on the hunt for an NES Classic Edition: Walmart will once again have the console in stock later today. As announced earlier in the week, Walmart will be offering a limited supply of NES Classic Edition consoles at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT through its website. Competition is fierce for these consoles, so this may be one of those situations where you'll want to hope for the best but expect the worst.

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Fallout Shelter 1.9 update celebrates Thanksgiving in the wasteland

Fallout Shelter 1.9 update celebrates Thanksgiving in the wasteland

If you've ever wondered if the vault dwellers in Fallout Shelter continue to celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving underground, wonder no longer. Bethesda delivered the answer to that question today, announcing Fallout Shelter's new 1.9 update. In short: Yes, vault dwellers celebrate Thanksgiving, and they seem to do it in style.

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Pokemon GO Thanksgiving update: Secret news for the future

Pokemon GO Thanksgiving update: Secret news for the future

The next event in Pokemon GO will likely reveal Niantic's event schedule plans for the foreseeable future. We've seen them bring on a Halloween event - now whether Thanksgiving is covered will tell us how Pokemon GO events will work with holidays from now on. We will soon see Pokemon GO events' secular nature, as well as how regional they'll be for holidays that are semi-global.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon will be the biggest 3DS launch ever

Pokemon Sun and Moon will be the biggest 3DS launch ever

It looks like Nintendo is betting on Pokemon Sun and Moon in a big way. The company is said to be shipping 10 million copies of the new games for launch, officially making Sun and Moon the largest launch in 3DS history. For reference, that's 1.5 times the number of launch shipments Nintendo made for Pokemon X and Y.

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NES Classic Edition Walmart stock replenished as Nintendo scrambles

NES Classic Edition Walmart stock replenished as Nintendo scrambles

For many people, the hunt for an NES Classic Edition continues. To say the mini console has been in short supply would be understating it a bit, as it's pretty much impossible to find throughout the US. However, Walmart is coming to the rescue for some lucky (and quick) shoppers, announcing that it will be offering a limited quantity of the NES Classic each day this week.

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Nintendo gives escape rooms a Zelda twist in new US tour

Nintendo gives escape rooms a Zelda twist in new US tour

Nintendo has decided to get in on the escape room craze by building its own Legend of Zelda-themed rooms. As if that weren't exciting enough for any fan of the Zelda franchise, the company will be taking these escape rooms on a US tour called Defenders of the Triforce. The tour will consist of eight stops in major cities across the nation, and will last throughout 2017.

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