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US Navy uses Xbox 360 controllers for its most advanced submarines

US Navy uses Xbox 360 controllers for its most advanced submarines

The lowly Xbox 360 controller: it is more than a decade old, no longer the primary Xbox gamepad, and it also happens to be the US Navy's top choice for controlling its most advanced submarines. Not the entire submarine, mind, but rather its various periscopes that exist as a pair of giant masts. High-res cameras are fitted to these periscopes, and the feed appears on large flat-screen displays within the sub.

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AT&T’s Threat Defender is a mobile game no one asked for

AT&T’s Threat Defender is a mobile game no one asked for

Sometimes companies and even governments release their own online or mobile games, and though the reasons vary, they're usually not that great. AT&T's own mobile game, Threat Defender, is no different. It is, to put it frankly, a game no one asked for and no one wants, though it's not hard to see how a little more effort could have resulted in something worth downloading.

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Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One will be 95GB excluding 4K content

Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One will be 95GB excluding 4K content

If you're an Xbox One owner with your heart set on Forza Motorsport 7, start preparing your hard drive now. The Forza team has revealed some details ahead of the game's release, and one of those details revolves around just how massive this game is. The Xbox One version of the game will be about 95GB when it launches, and that doesn't include all of the 4K content that will arrive in an update in early November.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds breaks Steam record for most concurrent players

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds breaks Steam record for most concurrent players

Steam's all-time record for the most concurrent players has been broken by the game that almost everyone is talking about these days: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Even though it was released six month ago, and still remains in early access, Battlegrounds' growth has shown no signs of slowing down. The multiplayer shooter has become one of Twitch's most-viewed games, and just last week it reached the 1 million concurrent players milestone on Steam.

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Limited Edition Call of Duty: WWII PS4 bundle includes camo console

Limited Edition Call of Duty: WWII PS4 bundle includes camo console

The release of this year's WWII-themed Call of Duty is quickly approaching, and Activision's deal with Sony over the FPS series means the release of another PlayStation 4 console bundle. This time around it's a limited edition variant of the PS4 that includes a copy of the game, and, well, let's just say it will appeal to fans who really like green camo.

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Hearthstone 3D printed cases bring game art to your phone

Hearthstone 3D printed cases bring game art to your phone

The company FabZat has announced a new collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment that allows it to 3D-print phone cases featuring artwork from the game Hearthstone. Any fan can use FabZat's website to design their own Hearthstone phone case, choosing from a handful of art options for the back of the shell, as well as various card options for the front of the case.

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Overwatch will be free for everyone next weekend

Overwatch will be free for everyone next weekend

Blizzard is giving everyone who owns a gaming PC, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 the opportunity to play its highly popular Overwatch game for free. This marks the title's latest free-play weekend, following the free-play weekend Blizzard introduced back in May of this year and late in 2016. Take note, though, that the free play isn't this weekend, but the next one after.

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Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey bundle drops on October 27

Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey bundle drops on October 27

Minecraft for 3DS was only a taste of Nintendo's announcements this evening. The company has introduced a new Nintendo Switch bundle that'll be arriving late next month, and it is themed around Super Mario Odyssey. The bundle includes this latest Super Mario game, of course, as well as red-themed Joy-Cons and more.

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Minecraft for New Nintendo 3DS now available: get it in the eShop

Minecraft for New Nintendo 3DS now available: get it in the eShop

Nintendo has just announced the availability of Minecraft for its new 3DS systems, saying it is available for anyone to get via the company's eShop. The news came as a surprise to everyone, and was joined by a slew of other announcements, some more exciting than others. This marks the latest console upon which Mojang's wildly popular product has launched.

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Xbox One S giveaway offers special console made for The Chainsmokers

Xbox One S giveaway offers special console made for The Chainsmokers

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new Xbox One S console that was made specifically for the artists known as The Chainsmokers, and it is giving everyone the chance to get the console for themselves. The modified unit is equipped with additional hardware that enables it to offer a built-in light show tailored toward the sound that is going through it.

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Destiny 2 sees 1.2 million concurrent players on debut weekend

Destiny 2 sees 1.2 million concurrent players on debut weekend

In case you haven't heard, Destiny 2 was released earlier this week, and a lot of people are excited about it. The hype building up to the shared-world FPS's launch has been immense, and now that the game is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developer Bungie shared a small detail on exactly how many people are playing this weekend.

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Blizzard will launch a Los Angeles esports arena in October

Blizzard will launch a Los Angeles esports arena in October

Blizzard has announced the opening of a new esports arena located in Los Angeles, California. The arena is designed to host various major esporting events, including more than one at a time when applicable. The venue is located in Burbank, and it'll be home to its first big event this upcoming October when it hosts the Summer Championship for the Hearthstone Championship Tour.

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