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Minecraft getting Update Aquatic, graphics upgrade in 2018

Minecraft getting Update Aquatic, graphics upgrade in 2018

The Minecraft-focused MineCon Earth event was held this weekend, and it saw Microsoft and developer Mojang make a couple of big announcements regarding changes and upgrades coming to the massively popular game. The first was the reveal of The Update Aquatic as the next big addition to Minecraft, along with the unfortunate news that the previously announced graphics update and cross-platform multiplayer on the Switch were being delayed until 2018.

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Skyrim on Nintendo Switch supports video capture feature

Skyrim on Nintendo Switch supports video capture feature

As a console/handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch is definitely lacking in terms of hardware power when compared to the PS4 and Xbox One. However, that didn't stop Nintendo from giving the system the ability to record gameplay footage with a software update that was released last month. Unfortunately it seems support for the feature is on a game-by-game basis, as only Nintendo's first-party titles have taken advantage of it.

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Overwatch free weekend is live until Monday night

Overwatch free weekend is live until Monday night

It has been more than a year since Overwatch was released, but it remains a favorite for many players, and Blizzard is hoping you'll join them. As of today and running through Monday, Overwatch is completely free for everyone to play even if you haven't purchased the game. The free weekend is for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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PSN issues are causing some PlayStation 4 owners grief

PSN issues are causing some PlayStation 4 owners grief

Sony's PlayStation Network is experiencing some issues, making it difficult for PlayStation 4 owners to launch their games and some other online features. The company says it is aware of the problem and has tasked its engineers with finding a solution. When that solution may arrive isn't clear. The disruption isn't affecting all aspects of the online PlayStation experience, though.

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PS VR DOOM VFR bundle brings headset, camera and game next month

PS VR DOOM VFR bundle brings headset, camera and game next month

Sony has taken the wraps off its new PlayStation VR DOOM VFR bundle, giving DOOM fans a new way to get in on the action in the most immersive way possible. The bundle, as its name indicates, gives buyers the PS VR, the console's virtual reality headset, the PS Camera, plus a copy of the DOOM VFR and a PS VR demo disc.

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GameStop PowerPass unlimited games rental service has been delayed

GameStop PowerPass unlimited games rental service has been delayed

GameStop had delayed the launch of its recently announced PowerPass unlimited game rental service. News of the delay first surfaced from GameStop employees speaking as anonymous sources. Since then, GameStop itself has confirmed the delay, saying that it has decided to "temporarily pause" the PowerPass service due to "a few program limitations we have identified."

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Destiny 2 getting 4K, HDR update on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X

Destiny 2 getting 4K, HDR update on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X

Good news is finally here for Destiny 2 players on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X: developer Bungie has announced that support for both 4K resolution and HDR color will be added to the shooter for the more powerful console models. The features will be added with an update coming on December 5th, right alongside the release of Destiny 2's first expansion, Curse of Osiris.

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PUBG teases new desert map with screenshots

PUBG teases new desert map with screenshots

The hit PC game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is due to finally leave early access before the year ends, and although we're still waiting on a solid date, Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene himself has shared a handful of new images of the shooter's upcoming map set in the desert. While the map was originally revealed back in July, the new screenshots give a much better impression of what players can expect from the environment.

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Nintendo said to double Switch production to 30M in 2018

Nintendo said to double Switch production to 30M in 2018

Since the Nintendo Switch was release earlier this year, it's turned into one of the company's biggest hardware hits in quite some time. The console/handheld hybrid is already well on its way to topping the total lifetime sales of the Wii U within its first year. The Switch has been in such demand that Nintendo has had to increase production more than once so far, and a new report indicates that as many as 25 to 30 million units could be coming in 2018.

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South Park: Phone Destroyer card-based mobile game is available now

South Park: Phone Destroyer card-based mobile game is available now

The big South Park game on everyone's mind right now is The Fractured But Whole, but it's not the only option this season. Another South Park game has been released, this one for mobile devices, and it is called "Phone Destroyer." No, it won't destroy your phone, though it may use up hours of your precious time. Phone Destroyer is a real-time strategy game with PvP battles and collectible cards.

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Activision sued for using Humvee trademark in Call of Duty games

Activision sued for using Humvee trademark in Call of Duty games

Activision, the company behind the Call of Duty games, has been sued by AM General over its use of Humvee and HMMWV trademarks in some CoD games allegedly without permission. The lawsuit was filed yesterday in the US District Court of Manhattan; in it, AM General, the maker of Humvee, claims that Activision profited from unauthorized use of the marks.

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Call of Duty: WWII DLC The Resistance will arrive on PS4 a month early

Call of Duty: WWII DLC The Resistance will arrive on PS4 a month early

PlayStation 4 owners will get access to the first Call of Duty: WWII DLC a month before PC and Xbox One players, Sony announced. The news came during the Paris Games Week. We know the DLC will be called "The Resistance" and that it will be available on January 30 on Sony's console. The game itself is set to launch on all three platforms on November 3.

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