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Say hello to Street Fighter 5’s newest DLC character

Say hello to Street Fighter 5’s newest DLC character

Street Fighter 5 fans have something to look forward for at the end of the month, as Capcom has announced the game's newest DLC fighter. Kolin will be joining the roster as the second character in Season 2, and she'll become available on the final day of February. She uses the Russian martial arts style of Systema along with ice-themed powers, so perhaps it's appropriate that Capcom is releasing her while we're still knee-deep in winter here in the US.

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Fallout Shelter will be on Xbox One & Windows next week

Fallout Shelter will be on Xbox One & Windows next week

Fallout Shelter, the hit mobile game that ties into the post-apocalyptic RPG series, will be playable on the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs starting February 7th. While far from offering the in-depth, expansive experience of a true Fallout title, Shelter still offers some fun vault building and management mechanics. The version coming to Microsoft's two platforms will be the same as the mobile game first released in 2015, however it will remain free to play.

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Fallout 4 high-res texture pack coming to PC – here’s the hardware you’ll need

Fallout 4 high-res texture pack coming to PC – here’s the hardware you’ll need

If Fallout 4's wasteland is looking a little low-res here in 2017, then an incoming patch from Bethesda might be just what the doctor ordered. The latest Fallout 4 patch is bringing high resolution textures to the PC version of the game, while also adding PlayStation 4 Pro support on the console side of things. It'll be rolling out next week too, so you don't have much longer to wait until it arrives.

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Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster event begins, see what’s new

Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster event begins, see what’s new

As we told you last week, Overwatch will be celebrating the Chinese New Year in style with a brand new Year of the Rooster event that kicks off today. If you're a fan of Overwatch, you probably know the drill by now. Maps will getting festive makeovers for the duration of the event, while Blizzard has added more than 100 new cosmetic items to the game that can only be obtained by earning (or buying) Year of the Rooter loot boxes.

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Tekken 7 release date, pre-order bonus Eliza announced

Tekken 7 release date, pre-order bonus Eliza announced

Good new for fighting game fans: Tekken 7 finally has a release date. It has a lot more than just a release date too, with Bandai Namco making a bunch of Tekken-related announcement today. The new information coming our way today includes details on Tekken 7's collector's edition, season pass, and how to unlock the character Eliza from Tekken Revolution, so there's a lot to get through.

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Halo Wars 2 multiplayer beta now live on Xbox One & PC

Halo Wars 2 multiplayer beta now live on Xbox One & PC

Microsoft launched the second multiplayer beta for the upcoming real-time strategy game Halo Wars 2 on Friday, making it available to all Windows 10 PC users, as well as Xbox One players with a Xbox Live Gold subscription. The new beta will run through Monday, January 30th, and builds on last summer's Halo Wars 2 trial by introducing the Blitz gameplay mode, which is designed to speed things up, giving players a more action-oriented experience.

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Overwatch celebrates the Year of the Rooster next week

Overwatch celebrates the Year of the Rooster next week

Just a couple of weeks after its Holiday event wrapped up, Overwatch is gearing up to celebrate the Chinese New Year. We don't know a whole lot about this Year of the Rooster event at at the moment, as Blizzard is keeping details painfully slim. We do, however, have a start date and a preview of a couple legendary skins that will be up for grabs.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda season pass a no-go, but DLC is still likely

Mass Effect: Andromeda season pass a no-go, but DLC is still likely

Mass Effect: Andromeda is on the horizon, but unlike so many other Electronic Arts games, don't expect to see a season pass launch alongside it. Mass Effect: Andromeda won't have one, breaking with a convention that has seen increased popularity in recent years. That's especially true for the games Electronic Arts publishes - both Battlefield 1 and Star Wars: Battlefront has season passes available before launch day.

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Xbox controllers now supported by Steam Controller Configurator

Xbox controllers now supported by Steam Controller Configurator

Valve's own Steam Controller may be one of the most interesting hardware peripherals for PC gaming, but it comes with a steep learning curve. The trade-off to this, however, is that it's deeply customizable, thanks to its software that allows any game's controls to be reassigned and mapped to buttons of a user's preference. A few months ago, Valve began opening up this software and making it compatible with the PS4's DualShock 4 pad, but now it's doing the same for Xbox controllers.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda March release confirmed with new trailer

Mass Effect: Andromeda March release confirmed with new trailer

The CES expo isn't usually the place for big video game announcement, but Nvidia’s presentation saw not only the debut of a Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer with two minutes of new gameplay footage, but also confirmation of the game's long-awaited release date. Developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts revealed that the sci-fi RPG will come to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 21st, with a March 23rd release for those in Europe.

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AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 brings HDR to PC gaming without the lag

AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 brings HDR to PC gaming without the lag

HDR is the new frontier and buzzword when it comes to visual entertainment, from HDR TVs to HDR videos to, of course, HDR games. Consoles have recently jumped on that train, particularly with more recent iterations like the Xbox One S and the PlayStation 4 Pro. PC gamers, on the other hand, are in a bit of a conundrum, having to choose whether to sacrifice quality over refresh rates. AMD asks why choose when you can have both. Its new Radeon FreeSync 2 technology takes its tear-free gaming experience and slaps on HDR compatibility to offer all those nice colors without causing death by lag.

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Steam reveals its top 100 best-selling games of 2016

Steam reveals its top 100 best-selling games of 2016

With today marking the end of the Steam winter sale, we're getting a look into which games made the most cash in 2016. Steam has delivered a list of its 100 top sellers, and you might be surprised by a few that topped the ranking. Keep in mind that these 100 games are the highest-grossing games of the year, so you'll see some free-to-play titles sneak into the final group.

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