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Halo Wars for PCs land early for Halo Wars 2 pre-orders

Halo Wars for PCs land early for Halo Wars 2 pre-orders

For a real-time strategy "spin off" of a first-person shooter game, you'd think that Halo Wars would be a perfect fit for PC gaming. But it took Microsoft Studios nearly 8 long years to sort that out. No matter, because Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is hitting the venerable PC February next year. Even better, you could already be playing it now before everyone else. That is, if you put in a pre-order for Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition as well.

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Steam winter sale 2016 start date confirmed by PayPal

Steam winter sale 2016 start date confirmed by PayPal

For gamers, no holiday season is complete without the Steam winter sale, and now we know when this year's event is going to kick off. Steam's holiday sale is usually its biggest of the year, typically offering two weeks of deep discounts on most of its game catalog. Thanks to PayPal's UK arm, we know that the festivities begin later this week.

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Street Fighter V will shame rage quitters with public profile icon

Street Fighter V will shame rage quitters with public profile icon

Even almost a year after launch, Street Fighter V still has problems dealing with rage quitters, or those players who leave a match before its completion, either out of pure frustration or to avoid the penalties of losing. In the months since the game's release, developer Capcom implemented changes to make sure rage quitters were appropriately punished, but poor sportsmanship continues to be a downer for those who play online.

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Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland holiday event has begun

Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland holiday event has begun

Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event has arrived at last. Blizzard teased the event earlier this much without giving anything away, but now we're getting a slew of details with the event is going live. Winter Wonderland is the third seasonal event for Overwatch and runs from today, December 13, to January 2.

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Strafe is a procedurally-generated FPS with graphics out of 1996

Strafe is a procedurally-generated FPS with graphics out of 1996

Gamers who like first-person shooters have no shortage of the biggest, most graphic-intensive titles to choose from these days, but the upcoming indie game Strafe should appeal to those longing for the early years of the genre, when games like id's Quake were the big thing. At first glance, Strafe's low-res, pixelated graphics will have you wondering how old the game is, but after a few seconds of gameplay, its modern-day mechanics and effects become apparent.

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Resident Evil 7 demo arrives on Xbox One today, PC December 19

Resident Evil 7 demo arrives on Xbox One today, PC December 19

PlayStation 4 owners have already had access to Capcom's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard demo for quite some time, but now it's Xbox One's turn. The demo is arriving on Xbox One today, giving players an early look at the next installment in the long running Resident Evil series. Beyond this Xbox One release, the demo will also be coming to PC later this month, with Capcom announcing a December 19 release date.

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Telltale’s Batman episode 5 launches next week, episode 1 goes free on PC

Telltale’s Batman episode 5 launches next week, episode 1 goes free on PC

The final chapter in Batman: The Telltale Series is nearly here. The fifth episode, which is titled City of Light, will be available across a variety of platforms beginning Tuesday, December 13. This release wraps up the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series, which got its start back in August with the first episode, Realm of Shadows.

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The Best Games of 2016: Stardew Valley

The Best Games of 2016: Stardew Valley

To someone who has never played Stardew Valley, it may seem a little strange to have it rank among the best games of the year. After all, it's a game about building up a successful farm from nothing and all of the manual labor that entails. When you're not farming, you're left to develop relationships with the other people who live in your town. How fun can it be? Quite a bit, as it turns out.

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The Best Games of 2016: Overwatch

The Best Games of 2016: Overwatch

It's late in the game and my team is defending the delivery point for the opposing team's payload. Things are hot around the payload, which is where I'm positioned, playing as an old, war-weary solider who's sick of fighting but nevertheless finds himself here. Bullets zoom by as I step out from behind cover, emboldened by my team's success in pushing the other team back. Then I hear it: "it's high noon," and realizing that there's no time to find cover, I accept my fate. Defeated, I decide to switch characters from the grizzled war veteran to the talking gorilla with a jet pack and a Tesla cannon, and it becomes clear that Overwatch is something special.

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite confirmed for 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, PC

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite confirmed for 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, PC

Just as was predicted last week, this weekend's PlayStation Experience (PSX) event saw the announcement of Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, the fourth entry in the mash-up fighting game series. A teaser trailer was revealed featuring Capcom's Ryu and Mega Man facing off against Iron Man and Captain Marvel from the Marvel side. While the game made its debut at an official PlayStation event, Capcom has confirmed it will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in late 2017.

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Everything is an alien in this new Prey gameplay trailer

Everything is an alien in this new Prey gameplay trailer

Today we're getting our first extended look at next year's Prey reboot, thanks to a new trailer from Bethesda and Arkane. In the video, Prey creative director Raphael Colantonio and lead designer Ricardo Bare walk us through the opening stages of the game. They show off some of the weapons and powers we'll be able to use, along with a few of the aliens that will hunt us throughout the adventure.

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Stardew Valley hits Xbox One and PS4 next month, Switch version revealed

Stardew Valley hits Xbox One and PS4 next month, Switch version revealed

Indie PC hit Stardew Valley will be launching on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 before the year is out, developer ConcernedApe has announced. The console versions were announced shortly after the game launched on PC back in February, but initially, no official timetable was given for release. Now we know that Stardew Valley will land on PS4 on December 13, launching on Xbox One the day after.

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