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Fortnite will get Dynamite explosive weapon in near future

Fortnite will get Dynamite explosive weapon in near future

Epic Games has yet another weapon coming to its hit Fortnite: dynamite. The new item was revealed by the in-game Update Menu, which appears when a player accesses the game lobby. As expected, players will find dynamite as a bundle with a long fuse. Light that fuse, run away, and then wait -- soon enough, says Epic, the entire thing will go "boom."

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GameStop Black Friday 2018 deals include $200 PS4 and Xbox One bundles

GameStop Black Friday 2018 deals include $200 PS4 and Xbox One bundles

Video game retailer GameStop has introduced its Black Friday 2018 deals, among them being discounts on major gaming consoles, as well as reduced rates on gaming accessories like the DualShock 4 controller and PlayStation VR. Certain deals will only be available in GameStop stores, but others are listed on the retailer's website.

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Final Fantasy 14 reveals new Shadowbringers expansion for Summer 2019

Final Fantasy 14 reveals new Shadowbringers expansion for Summer 2019

The annual Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest is taking place in Las Vegas this weekend, and developer Square Enix used the event to surprise attendees with a big announcement: the MMO game will getting its third major expansion in summer 2019, titled Shadowbringers. Naoki Yoshida, FF14's producer and director, was there to reveal a bunch of details on new update, including an epic storyline, new dungeons and raids, new job types, and even a new playable race.

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Some PlayStation 3 game servers will shut down in January 2019

Some PlayStation 3 game servers will shut down in January 2019

Sony has emailed PlayStation owners with a notice impacting the PlayStation 3: some game servers will be shutting down in January 2019. The decision to shut down the servers only applies to a handful of games, none of which are likely to have a large number of players at this point. Other game servers will continue to operate for now.

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Xbox One mouse & keyboard support finally arrives next week, including Fortnite

Xbox One mouse & keyboard support finally arrives next week, including Fortnite

Xbox One gamers waiting for the long-promised feature of mouse and keyboard support for the console are finally getting good news: after a limited beta test for mouse functionality just two weeks ago, Microsoft has announced that both mouse and keyboard features will be rolling out to everyone next week, with support for this year's biggest game — Fortnite.

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Overwatch’s next update will be a doozy of a download

Overwatch’s next update will be a doozy of a download

Now that Overwatch's newest hero, Ashe and her sidekick Bob, have been revealed, players are eagerly awaiting her release in the game's next update. However, Blizzard has begun warning players that the update will be a bit more substantial than the usual patch, and in fact will require a complete reinstallation of the game. This isn't because of Ashe and Bob alone; instead Blizzard is overhauling a significant number of back-end systems with the intent of optimizing the game as a whole.

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PUBG’s PS4 release teased with early Amazon listing

PUBG’s PS4 release teased with early Amazon listing

When it comes to battle royale, Fortnite may be the current global phenomenon, but it was PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that first took the genre mainstream over a year ago. Since then, the game has been released from early access on PC, as well as made its console debut on Xbox One, but PS4 owners are still waiting to get in on the action. Their chance may soon arrive, as what appears to be an accidental early listing on Amazon has given us a likely release date.

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PlayStation Classic relies on open source emulator for its 20 games

PlayStation Classic relies on open source emulator for its 20 games

Following in the footsteps of Nintendo and their recent NES and SNES Classic mini consoles, Sony will releasing a similar take on the PS1 next month: the PlayStation Classic, a plug-and-play replica of the 32-bit console, loaded with 20 of the platform's most memorable games. Like Nintendo's Classic systems, the PlayStation Classic will use an emulator to run its games, but in Sony's case it's relying on a piece of open source software.

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H1Z1 Battle Pass Season 2 arrives on PS4 with exclusive outfit

H1Z1 Battle Pass Season 2 arrives on PS4 with exclusive outfit

Daybreak Games has announced the release of H1Z1: Battle Royale Battle Pass Season 2 for the PlayStation 4. The game's North America PS4 servers went offline at 8AM PST today, ushering in the new season for Battle Pass players. The premium option includes 75 tiers with rewards that are progressively unlocked as the player levels up.

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Overwatch’s Lucio gets his own real-world cereal with loot bonus

Overwatch’s Lucio gets his own real-world cereal with loot bonus

If you've been playing Overwatch for some time now, you're likely aware of Lucio's in-game references to his own cereal: the support character has a spray for a box of "Lucio-Oh’s" cereal, and after players fell in love with the joke a voice line was also added. At this weekend's BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard made an announcement just for all the dedicated Lucio players out there: a real Lucio-Oh’s cereal is coming to store shelves.

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Call of Duty companion app launches with stat tracking for Black Ops 4, WWII

Call of Duty companion app launches with stat tracking for Black Ops 4, WWII

Call of Duty players who like to keep track of their stats and performance records in the game now have a new mobile-friendly option. Activision has released a new companion app for iOS and Android that offers in-depth access to gameplay stats including kill-death and win-loss ratios across a range of multiplayer modes for both this year's Black Ops 4 and last year's WWII.

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Diablo Immortal revealed for Android and iOS mobile devices

Diablo Immortal revealed for Android and iOS mobile devices

Blizzard has revealed Diablo Immortal, a new game in the Diablo franchise created for mobile devices. This is the first time Diablo fans will get to play within the universe using an Android or iOS mobile device, marking a big turn for the popular video game series. With Diablo Immortal, players have access to half a dozen character classes and a "constantly evolving experience."

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