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Overwatch’s new Rialto map is live on the PTR

Overwatch’s new Rialto map is live on the PTR

A new multiplayer map is coming to Blizzard's Overwatch in the near future, and PC players can now take it for an early spin on the game's PTR, or public test server. Dubbed Rialto, the new map will look familiar to anyone who's played Overwatch's new Retribution co-op PvE event in the last two weeks. But this latest PTR update also includes several key changes to some of the game's heroes, as well as unintended early look at changes to another map.

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Monster Hunter: World gets second major update with Kulve Taroth

Monster Hunter: World gets second major update with Kulve Taroth

The second big update for Capcom's Monster Hunter: World arrived this week, just in time to keep players entertained with new content and features. The biggest addition, of course, is a new monster to hunt in the form of Kulve Taroth, a massive golden Elder Dragon that includes a new quest type, along with its new weapons and armor to forge. But the update, which brings the game up to version 3.00, also includes a number of quality of life improvements.

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Alienware created a stunning hotel room for gamers

Alienware created a stunning hotel room for gamers

Alienware is behind a special room at the Hilton Panama City hotel that caters to gamers. The room was created in partnership with Dell, according to a local report, and it features a battlestation complete with a huge display and Alienware logo. The room isn't just for show, though -- anyone can rent it for about $359/night.

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Fortnite esports scholarship arrives at Ashland University this fall

Fortnite esports scholarship arrives at Ashland University this fall

Ashland University, a private university located in Ashland, Ohio, is the first of its kind to add Fortnite to its esports gaming list. The university's head coach Josh Buchanan announced the addition on Wednesday, expressing an optimistic outlook about the title and its massive popularity. Players with the university will have a chance to get an esports scholarship.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may replace campaign with battle royale mode

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may replace campaign with battle royale mode

The battle royale genre made popular by PUBG and Fortnite may make its way to the Call of Duty franchise with the upcoming launch of Black Ops 4. Multiple sources have surfaced this week claiming the latest COD game won't include the traditional single-player campaign found in past installments, instead featuring a battle royale mode of its own.

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Billy Mitchell stripped of Donkey Kong, Pac-Man high score records & Guinness title

Billy Mitchell stripped of Donkey Kong, Pac-Man high score records & Guinness title

The name Billy Mitchell is likely familiar to the subset of gamers interested in classic arcade games or those who high score world records. For a number of years now, Mitchell has held the record for the highest scores in Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong Jr, earning him the nickname "King of Kong," also the title of a 2007 documentary about his feats. Sadly, he has been stripped of all his high score titles, and in turn his Guinness World Records, after an investigation determined his scores weren't genuine.

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Shenmue 1 & 2 remastered announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

Shenmue 1 & 2 remastered announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

Sega has made an announcement that will make fans of beloved Dreamcast games Shenmue I and Shenmue II very happy: the two adventure RPG titles are getting a remastered release later this year on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Both games will be bundled together in what Sega promises is the "definitive version of these all-time classics," with both physical and digital versions available.

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Sega unveils Mega Drive Mini console in Japan

Sega unveils Mega Drive Mini console in Japan

Almost everyone knows how popular Nintendo's NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition have been over the last two years, with the miniature, pre-loaded consoles selling out almost as soon as they hit shelves. It seems Sega has finally wised up and decided to get in on the trend, as the Japanese game company has unveiled the "Mega Drive Mini," a tiny version of its iconic 16-bit console — known as the Genesis in the US.

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New BioShock game tipped underway at top-secret 2K studio

New BioShock game tipped underway at top-secret 2K studio

A "top-secret" 2K Games studio is working on a new BioShock game, according to a snippet included in a report published today. The surprise tip states the game, which hasn't been officially announced, is currently in development. The game is allegedly in the pipeline with the codename Parkside, but few details have been revealed at this time.

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Fortnite 50v50 v2 Mode delayed

Fortnite 50v50 v2 Mode delayed

Epic Games released the Fortnite v3.5 update earlier this week, but that's only the start of its upcoming plans. The company will also be releasing a new limited-time mode called 50v50 v2, which is a new version of the title's original limited-time mode. The mode was expected to arrive soon, but Epic Games published a brief update on the Fortnite subreddit revealing a minor delay.

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Some Grand Theft Auto IV music will be removed over licensing issue

Some Grand Theft Auto IV music will be removed over licensing issue

Rockstar, the company behind massively popular game franchise Grand Theft Auto, will remove some songs from the series' fourth installment due to license expirations that'll happen later this month. The company confirmed the news in a statement today, explaining that it has to remove some songs but has plans to replace them with a new set of music.

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Fortnite Port-a-Fort feature arrives tomorrow in version 3.5 update

Fortnite Port-a-Fort feature arrives tomorrow in version 3.5 update

Fortnite is planning to add a new feature called Port-a-Fort, which is exactly what it sounds like: a portable fort that removes the need to manually construct a protective house, instead instantly creating it to give the player a competitive edge. Epic Games showcased the new feature in a video released today, and it turns out we won't have to wait long to get access to it.

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