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New Micro Machines World Series game release incoming

New Micro Machines World Series game release incoming

One of the most iconic series of miniature car toys will be bringing their first proper video games in YEARS to consoles and PC. This game is part of the official Micro Machines video game series, previously released by such publishing companies as Camerica, Ocean Software, Midway, THQ, Infogrames, and Chillingo. Previous developers include such elder groups as Big Red Software, Merit Studios, Mindscape, Supersonic Software, and Infogrames Sheffield House. Now it's time for a modern release.

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PlayStation 4 system update 4.5 beta testing signups start

PlayStation 4 system update 4.5 beta testing signups start

Sony says the next major system software update for its current-generation console is inbound, and if you want to get a chance to test it before it releases to everyone, now is the time to sign up. PlayStation 4 owners can sign up to be a beta tester anytime from now until ‘early’ February; those who get in will be able to test system software update 4.5.

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PS4 games work the same in Glacier White, but I want one anyway

PS4 games work the same in Glacier White, but I want one anyway

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a sucker for alternate colors in electronics hardware. As a tech journalist and as a consumer, I always look forward to new versions of devices - even when a new version is only marked by its new external trappings. Sony's approach with the PlayStation has always been one of total disregard for early adopters when it comes to colorways in consoles, making the only way for a person who has a PS4 to get a new look for their PS4 to buy a new one - like this Glacier White version.

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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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PS4 2017 exclusives revealed, excludes Detroit, Dreams

PS4 2017 exclusives revealed, excludes Detroit, Dreams

The holiday season might be over, but, for gamers, that really only means that the sales are done. The new year also heralds the arrival of new titles that have once been teased and will soon become real. That is practically Sony's message when it gave an appetizer of a video showing off the PlayStation 4 exclusives that fans can look forward to this year. That is, if all goes well. Unfortunately, the editors over at Sony missed the erroneous inclusion of two titles, briefly raising false hopes.

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Gravity Rush: The Animation ties first game to upcoming sequel

Gravity Rush: The Animation ties first game to upcoming sequel

If you’re a fan of the first Gravity Rush video game, Studio Khara has a treat for you: Gravity Rush: The Animation. This animation, which was previously announced with a launch after Christmas, aims to bridge the gap between the first Gravity Rush game and the upcoming game sequel, Gravity Rush 2. The animation is split into two parts, which were recently released as a full single video.

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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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Dragon Quest XI revealed, coming to PS4 & 3DS in 2017

Dragon Quest XI revealed, coming to PS4 & 3DS in 2017

When it comes to RPG series from Japan, there are two top franchises: Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. Oddly enough, they both come from Square Enix, and since we just saw the long-awaited release of FF15, the developer is turning its focus towards the upcoming Dragon Quest XI. At the Jump Festa 2017 event in Japan this weekend, the first details of DQ11: In Search of Departed Time were revealed live on stage, along with a debut trailer.

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Steam can now configure PS4 DUALSHOCK4 like Steam controllers

Steam can now configure PS4 DUALSHOCK4 like Steam controllers

Steam is a PC gaming platform, which, to some people, equates to keyboard and mouse. Some PC games, however, can also be played with a gamepad. And with Steam’s own push into “lean back” gaming, the need for controller support in Steam has become even more important. Steam’s own odd Steam Controller solution, however, doesn’t exactly mesh with some gamers. Fortunately, there is another solution available: the PS4 DualShock4 controller. As promised, Steam has brought native support for Sony’s gamepad, allowing users to customize not just its buttons but even its gyroscope.

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Best Buy PS4 Slim, Xbox One S prices drop for the holidays

Best Buy PS4 Slim, Xbox One S prices drop for the holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly and to use up that hard earned cash for the deals you’ve been waiting all year long. If you’ve been waiting for the latest gen gaming consoles to drop to their lowest, now might be the best time to buy. And the best play to buy those might be, you guessed it, from Best Buy. The retail giant has just slashed the prices for the PlayStation 4 “slim” and Xbox One S, and even one Xbox One, to make sure you won’t be left bored while waiting for the old year to give way to the new.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ huge open-world map revealed by Ubisoft

Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ huge open-world map revealed by Ubisoft

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is the latest entry in Ubisoft's tactical shooter series, and when it's released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 7th next year, it will feature the largest open-world environment the developer has ever created. Wildlands takes place Bolivia, and the developers have managed to recreate the entire South American country in-game, offering a huge area for players to explore and carry out missions. For the first time, Ubisoft has revealed the map, along with details on just how expansive the game world really is.

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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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