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Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition includes life-size Scorpion mask

Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition includes life-size Scorpion mask

Fighting game fans are eagerly poring over all the newly released details on the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. Following an announcement teaser back in December, this week saw the first real info spilled on the game direct from developer NetherRealm Studios, including gameplay modes, character roster, abilities, and the series' iconic fatalities. Also revealed were the different editions the game will be available in, including a special collector's edition focusing on none other than Scorpion.

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Fortnite v7.20 edit improvements removed due to surprise issue

Fortnite v7.20 edit improvements removed due to surprise issue

Epic Games released its version 7.20 update right on schedule this week, but as occasionally happens, the update brought an unexpected problem with it. Users had a short while to enjoy the editing improvements that arrived in the newest update before Epic reverted them back to normal, explaining that it will bring the editing changes back in version 7.30. What prompted the change? Players couldn't shoot their weapons.

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Major Fortnite changes will no longer arrive before big tournaments

Major Fortnite changes will no longer arrive before big tournaments

Remember Fortnite's ill-fated sword and its appearance right before a big tournament? Fans do, and they're still salty about it. It quickly became apparent that the Infinity Blade was overpowered when players acquired it and proceeded to completely decimate the competition, resulting in high kill counts and little chance of surviving for everyone who didn't have the sword. Epic removed the sword following heavy criticism, and now it is back with a change that will prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future.

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Fortnite glider redeploy returns with a compromise for critics

Fortnite glider redeploy returns with a compromise for critics

Last year, Epic Games briefly added a glider redeploy feature into Fortnite's default game modes, enabling players to redeploy their glider after jumping from a height that would have previously eliminated them. The change proved very divisive among players who were split in opinions over whether the change made the game better or negatively impacted the experience. Now, months later, Epic Games has returned with a compromise.

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Verizon Gaming streaming service appears in early testing

Verizon Gaming streaming service appears in early testing

Verizon is alpha testing a game streaming service, according to a new report, which comes only days after Amazon was tipped in a similar project. Based on the leak, the Verizon Gaming service is already up and running on NVIDIA Shield devices with plans allegedly in place to expand it to Android smartphones. The service has not been officially announced at this time.

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Amazon video game streaming service tipped to launch in 2020

Amazon video game streaming service tipped to launch in 2020

Amazon is developing its own Netflix-like video game streaming service, sources claim, pitting it against Sony, Microsoft, and other companies offering or developing similar platforms. This service, as with PS Now, will reportedly allow customers to stream video games over the Internet, making it possible to access titles without paying for them individually.

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Xbox Game Pass January 2019 titles revealed: three games arrive today

Xbox Game Pass January 2019 titles revealed: three games arrive today

Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Game Pass titles for January 2019, these joining the more than 100 games that are already available to members. A total of eight games will be joining the lineup at various dates this month, the first batch having launched today. Titles include Just Cause 3, Farming Simulator 17, and more.

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Fortnite players get glider as apology over event end date error

Fortnite players get glider as apology over event end date error

Epic Games has apologized over some misinformation regarding the end of its "14 Days of Fortnite" challenge. Players had been told in certain social circles that the event would end a few days after New Year's Day, something that didn't pan out in the end. The event is already over and some players are upset that they missed out on the unlockable gear.

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Fortnite New Year’s Eve event drops a ball, forces players to dance

Fortnite New Year’s Eve event drops a ball, forces players to dance

It's already 2019 in certain parts of the world and thanks to those time zone differences, those of us still existing in 2018 have received an early look at what happens in Fortnite when the clock ticks over. Epic Games is known for its fun surprises, many of which happen live in the game at scheduled times or to coincide with IRL happenings. Tonight's ball drop is no exception.

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Assassin’s Creed comes to Monster Hunter: World in sneaky new event

Assassin’s Creed comes to Monster Hunter: World in sneaky new event

Following its massively popular release earlier this year, Capcom's Monster Hunter: World closes out 2018 with another crossover event. While these limited-time events are usually announced far in advance, the latest arrived as a quest that was seemingly snuck into the game this week. A fitting debut, as this time around Monster Hunter players are getting to dress up like Assassin’s Creed.

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PSA: Log into Rainbow Six Siege today for a Holiday Pack gift

PSA: Log into Rainbow Six Siege today for a Holiday Pack gift

Ubisoft is offering a free gift to Rainbow Six Siege owners who log into the game today. The gift, which comes in the form of a Holiday Pack, gives players a free Operator for their roster, though it's a limited time perk that requires users to get it soon. Already have all the Operators? You'll get something equally exciting instead.

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PS Plus January 2019 free games revealed: Steep and Portal Knights

PS Plus January 2019 free games revealed: Steep and Portal Knights

Sony has revealed the free games it will offer its console owners in January 2019. Next month's lineup will still include free PlayStation 3 and PS Vita games in addition to the PS4 titles, though Sony previously revealed plans to drop PS3/PS Vita offerings from the lineup early next year. Though it's not a massive haul, January's lineup includes a couple notable titles for everyone.

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