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Dragon Quest Builders, the Minecraft JRPG, is now in the US

Dragon Quest Builders, the Minecraft JRPG, is now in the US

Let’s face it. These days, any blocky, voxel-based, sandbox game is going to be compared with Minecraft, whether that comparison is warranted or not. And in some cases, it is very much warranted and Dragon Quest Builders might be one of those. That said, this odd new member of the famed Dragon Quest series could very well still sell, because it offers one thing that Minecraft, at least the vanilla one, doesn’t: a checklist of things to do and foes to vanquish.

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CBS All Access for PlayStation 4 now available

CBS All Access for PlayStation 4 now available

Not too long after launching an ad-free option, CBS All Access is now available for the PlayStation 4. The subscription service provides access to a slew of CBS content, including more than 8,500 on-demand episodes from a bunch of shows. Some users located in various U.S. cities are also given the option to stream their local CBS affiliate station live — according to CBS, this is available in places like Philadelphia, San Francisco, LA, NYC, and Chicago.

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Details on Overwatch’s Halloween event, new character leak

Details on Overwatch’s Halloween event, new character leak

Halloween is quickly approaching, and it looks like year's biggest multiplayer shooter — Overwatch — is getting a special event to celebrate the occasion. Listings for items related to a "Halloween Terror event" briefly appeared on the Xbox Live marketplace a bit early, including new Halloween Loot Boxes. A separate set of leaks have also offered a clear look at the new character Sombra, which is expected to debut in the game very soon.

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Outlast 2 demo available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

Outlast 2 demo available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

It’s October, and that means it’s socially acceptable to shroud yourself in all things scary and disturbing. If you prefer to entertain fears via your gaming console, good news: Outlast 2 has a new demo that can be downloaded for free on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 until November 1. The demo went live a handful of hours ago on the PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store, as well as Steam, of course, as an unexpected surprise for fans.

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Battleborn to go partially free-to-play in the near future

Battleborn to go partially free-to-play in the near future

Battleborn, the recently released first-person hero shooter from the developers of Borderlands, mostly scored well among critics, but has been little more than a flop among gamers (thanks in part, no doubt, to the release of Blizzard's Overwatch). However, developer Gearbox is committed to continuing support for the game, and it appears that a shake-up in how it's sold is part of their plans. In other words, Battleborn will be going free-to-play in a manner, with extra content and options requiring purchase.

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PlayStation coming to iPhone and Android, for real this time

PlayStation coming to iPhone and Android, for real this time

Sony seems to have seen the light when it comes to mobile device gaming, creating a new company by the name of ForwardWorks to engage with iPhones, iPads, and Android devices of all sorts. This is not the same as Sony's previous mobile venture, one known as PlayStation Mobile. This is also different from the relative wild nonsense that was the PlayStation Phone, aka the Xperia Play.

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Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder hits PS4 on October 18

Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder hits PS4 on October 18

Next month, PlayStation 4 owners will get Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder, Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment have announced. The game will be available on October 18, bringing gamers new content and features versus the previous title, including things like a new tier of dungeon, a trio of new adventure zones, guild alliances, an Ostorian relics system, and more. The new game will feature Catti-brie and Wulfgar, characters from R.A. Salvatore’s novels.

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Metal Gear Survive gameplay footage revealed at Tokyo Game Show

Metal Gear Survive gameplay footage revealed at Tokyo Game Show

Back in August at Gamescom, developer Konami surprised everyone by announcing the first Metal Gear Solid game after the departure of series creator Hideo Kojima. Dubbed Metal Gear Survive, the upcoming game doesn't star protagonist Snake, but instead features four-player, online co-op survival play set in an alternate timeline of the MGS5 universe. Now this weekend's Tokyo Game Show was used to reveal the title's first gameplay in a demo running just over 15 minutes.

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PlayStation chief addresses No Man’s Sky complaints, admits PR ‘wasn’t great’

PlayStation chief addresses No Man’s Sky complaints, admits PR ‘wasn’t great’

No Man's Sky, one of this year's most anticipated PS4 games, has been the source of numerous controversy since its release in August. The first few days were plagued with bugs and other issues, even after a huge day-one patch, and eventually a huge number of players began complaining that the game didn't match up with how it had been marketed, and that promised features were missing altogether. Now Shuhei Yoshida, Sony's Worldwide Studios president, has addressed the issue, saying he understands players' frustrations.

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New Resident Evil 7 details include trailer and demo update

New Resident Evil 7 details include trailer and demo update

With the Tokyo Game Show currently underway in, well, Tokyo, developer Capcom has used the event to reveal new details and media on Resident Evil 7 biohazard. The most exciting bit is that the "Beginning Hour" teaser demo that was first released in June on PS4 has received a free update that adds new areas to explore. Also neat is that the PS Plus requirement has been dropped, so now anyone can download the latest version of the demo at no cost.

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Sony outs special PS4 Final Fantasy XV Luna Edition, new PS Vita colors

Sony outs special PS4 Final Fantasy XV Luna Edition, new PS Vita colors

Sony has unveiled some new gaming gear in Japan that fans of the PS4 and the PS Vita portables will appreciate. The special edition PS4 is the PS4 Final Fantasy XV Luna Edition and it will be released in limited quantities on November 29, 2016. The MSRP for the special edition PS4 console will be 39,980 yen.

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FIFA 17 Demo arrives tomorrow with ‘The Journey’ experience

FIFA 17 Demo arrives tomorrow with ‘The Journey’ experience

FIFA 17 will be launching on September 27, but some gamers will get a chance to experience the game ahead of that launch with “FIFA 17 Demo.” The demo launches starting tomorrow and brings with it a limited experience for ‘The Journey,’ a game mode we’ve previously detailed, as well as “Own Every Moment.” As well, EA Sports says there will be four single-player Skill Games included with the FIFA 17 Demo, as well as a trio of new multiplayer Skill Game, and more.

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