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GOG kicks off Back to School sale, adds new titles to GOG Connect

GOG kicks off Back to School sale, adds new titles to GOG Connect

If you think you're capable of facing a new school year with a host of new games serving as a distractions, then perhaps you'd like to know that GOG has kicked off a Back to School sale. Throughout this sale, GOG has promised that more than 300 games will be getting discounts, with prices dropping as much as 90% in some cases.

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Minecraft Boss Update & Add-Ons to debut in October

Minecraft Boss Update & Add-Ons to debut in October

At MineCon this weekend (that's Minecraft Convention), Microsoft-owned develop Mojang announced that the much-anticipated Boss Update will finally be released on October 18th for Minecraft: Pocket Edition on both iOS and Android, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta, and the new Minecraft: Gear VR Edition. First revealed at this year's E3, the Boss Update brings the game's boss battles to players on these versions for the first time.

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Blizzard is killing its Battle.net branding after 20 years of use

Blizzard is killing its Battle.net branding after 20 years of use

If you've been playing Blizzard games like World of Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, Hearthstone, and the recent Overwatch over the years, you know the name Battle.net as being synonymous with the developer's own. First introduced back in 1996 with the debut of the original Diablo, Battle.net was Blizzard's core multiplayer platform used to power every game that followed. But after 20 years of use, Blizzard announced last week that it was putting the name to rest.

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Street Fighter V PC update included rootkit, now pulled over malware concerns

Street Fighter V PC update included rootkit, now pulled over malware concerns

Thursday saw the release of an update for Street Fighter V on both PS4 and PC that included several new features, including new character Urien, a versus CPU mode, and stage KOs, or the ability for players to defeat opponents using a level's environment. But those playing the fighting game on PC noticed that they got something extra for their platform: a rootkit that allows any application access to the PC's kernel.

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Civilization VI system requirements released

Civilization VI system requirements released

With so many high profile game releases coming up before the end of 2016 - Titanfall 2, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Battlefield 1 - you'd be forgiven if, like me, you forgot that Civilization VI is also scheduled for an autumn launch. There are a lot of people out there looking forward to Civilization VI (or, on the other hand, hoping for a return to form after the stumble that was Beyond Earth), and ahead of its October 21 launch, Firaxis and 2K Games have unleashed the game's system requirements.

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Pokemon Uranium development comes to a close as creators end support

Pokemon Uranium development comes to a close as creators end support

It would appear that the curtains are closing on Pokemon Uranium. Technically, the curtains were already halfway closed when the developers of the fan-made project decided to pull the game, but now they've announced that they're ending support for Pokemon Uranium as well. Unfortunately, that means no more online services, no more downloads, and no more updates.

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Dark Souls developer says it’s done with franchise once Dark Souls 3 DLC launches

Dark Souls developer says it’s done with franchise once Dark Souls 3 DLC launches

Bad news for you Dark Souls fans who were hoping to see the series continue on past the third installment: From Software says it's done with the franchise once the two planned DLC expansions for Dark Souls 3 hit the scene. At least, that's what From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki is now saying, telling Polygon that he doesn't have any plans to continue the series after development on Dark Souls 3 has wrapped up.

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Battlefield 1 PC requirements revealed, GTX 1060 or RX 480 recommended

Battlefield 1 PC requirements revealed, GTX 1060 or RX 480 recommended

We're almost exactly a month out from the release of Battlefield 1, and PC players who didn't participate in the recent multiplayer beta are almost certainly wondering what kind of rig they'll need to run the game. Electronic Arts and DICE have unleashed those details, and unsurprisingly, you'll need a relatively beefy PC to run Battlefield 1 as it is intended.

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Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC gets release date and first gameplay trailer

Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC gets release date and first gameplay trailer

We're closing in on the launch of Star Wars: Battlefront's new Death Star DLC, but up until now, we haven't seen any gameplay footage from it. Electronic Arts and DICE have decided to let us in on a little peek ahead of launch, and this looks like it might be worth the price of admission. Not only are we getting new hero characters Bossk and Chewbacca, but the trailer confirms that the Death Star trench run will feature in the DLC, something many of the Star Wars faithful will likely get excited about.

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Don’t be ridiculous, Sony: PS4 can’t compete with PC

Don’t be ridiculous, Sony: PS4 can’t compete with PC

As many of you will know by now, Sony has announced the PS4 Pro, serving as something of a stop-gap between this generation and the next (if console generations will even continue to be a thing after this one). Sony's 4K and HDR compatible console could be hitting the scene as much as a full year before Microsoft's Project Scorpio hits the scene, giving Sony a significant head start that is so massively important in this console arms race it and Microsoft have found themselves in.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed into 2017

South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed into 2017

We've got some sour news for those who are looking forward to the next South Park game, as Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed. Originally scheduled to launch in December, it now won't see release until 2017. Ubisoft revealed the delay earlier today in short post on its blog.

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Battlefield 1 beta becomes largest EA beta of all time with 13.2m players

Battlefield 1 beta becomes largest EA beta of all time with 13.2m players

If you thought that maybe the market for first person shooters was beginning to narrow, Electronic Arts and DICE would like a word with you. The two companies announced today that its multiplayer beta for Battlefield 1, which ran for a little over a week, has become the largest beta in EA history, attracting a grand total of 13.2 million players.

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