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Halo Wars 2 physical PC release has been canceled in the U.S.

Halo Wars 2 physical PC release has been canceled in the U.S.

Last month, it was announced that Halo Wars 2 would be released on physical discs for the PC, and while that plan hasn't changed, the availability of this physical release has. According to a new statement, Microsoft has decided to limit the physical copy to just Europe, nixing its launch plans for the U.S. No solid reason is given for the decision, with the company saying only that its 'plans have shifted.'

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Grand Theft Auto 4 now backwards compatible on Xbox One

Grand Theft Auto 4 now backwards compatible on Xbox One

Rejoice, GTA fans! Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced that Grand Theft Auto IV is now Xbox One backwards compatible. That means, of course, that Xbox One owners can now pop their old GTA 4 disc into their current-gen Microsoft console and play it without issue. This marks the latest update to Microsoft's expansive backwards compatibility list, which includes many notable games from the company's Xbox 360 era.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed (again)

South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed (again)

There’s some bad news coming from Ubisoft, South Park fans. The company has revealed that the show’s second upcoming video game, which was first scheduled for release last year and then bumped to March of this year, has once again been delayed, and we may not see it for more than a year. The revelation came from Ubisoft’s third quarter financial report, where it states that The Fractured But Whole will now be released some time in the company’s 2017-2018 fiscal year.

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier hits retail stores on February 28

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier hits retail stores on February 28

Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will be arriving in retail stores via a new special “Season Pass disc” starting on February 28, the company has announced. The disc version, which will be available for both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, will include the two-part premiere episodes, and will also grant the buyer access to downloads of all the future episodes in the season.

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Pokemon GO must get permit to put monsters in Milwaukee parks

Pokemon GO must get permit to put monsters in Milwaukee parks

The Milwaukee County Board has approved a new ordinance that will require Niantic — and other companies like it — to get a permit before involving the county’s parks in their games. This means, as of this year, Pokemon GO monsters can only be located in Milwaukee public parks if the appropriate permit is acquired, settling what has thus far been a long and drawn out squabble between the city and the game’s maker.

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Project CARS 2 is arriving in late 2017 with VR support

Project CARS 2 is arriving in late 2017 with VR support

Slightly Mad Studio’s Project CARS 2 will be arriving in late 2017, it has been announced, for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The announcement coincides with a trailer that shows off the game’s incredibly detailed graphics and some of the cars gamers can expect to find in the upcoming title. Overall, there will be more than 170 cars available for racing on more than 60 tracks, all but guaranteeing there will be a little something for everyone.

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Gears of War 4 February update arrives with two new maps

Gears of War 4 February update arrives with two new maps

Gears of War 4 is getting its February update starting today, and with it comes several goodies, not the least of which is a week-long Valentine’s event. This event will start on February 10, giving gamers a chance to earn new Gear Packs, acquire appropriately-themed bounties, collect a new Craftable Character, a Cupid-style Toque Bow Tag, and other things. If that's not to your tastes, the update brings a bunch of other stuff to get excited about, too.

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PS4 Pro’s new ‘Boost Mode’ will improve performance of older games

PS4 Pro’s new ‘Boost Mode’ will improve performance of older games

Sony just revealed some of the new features to be included with the upcoming 4.50 software update for the PlayStation 4, and it looks like there will be something special just for the PS4 Pro, the more powerful version of the console released last year. Called "Boost Mode," the new setting will allow some older PS4 games to run faster and smoother, even if they haven't been patched by developers to take advantage of the PS4 Pro's enhancements.

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Fallout Shelter will be on Xbox One & Windows next week

Fallout Shelter will be on Xbox One & Windows next week

Fallout Shelter, the hit mobile game that ties into the post-apocalyptic RPG series, will be playable on the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs starting February 7th. While far from offering the in-depth, expansive experience of a true Fallout title, Shelter still offers some fun vault building and management mechanics. The version coming to Microsoft's two platforms will be the same as the mobile game first released in 2015, however it will remain free to play.

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PlayStation Plus February 2017 games: LittleBigPlanet 3 and more

PlayStation Plus February 2017 games: LittleBigPlanet 3 and more

A new month is upon us and that means there’s a new lineup of free games for PlayStation Plus members inbound. Sony has released the list of games its customers can expect to get access to starting on February 7, the most notable among them being ‘LittleBigPlanet 3’ for the PlayStation 4. As always, the lineup also includes some games for the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita, two for each of them.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare ‘Sabotage’ DLC for PS4 now available

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare ‘Sabotage’ DLC for PS4 now available

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare owners can now download the DLC “Sabotage,” getting access to new content including the previously detailed ‘Rave in the Redwoods’ zombie map and four multiplayer maps. Several new characters joined the game as zombies, including ‘AJ The Hip Hop Wannabe’ and Poindexter ‘The Kandi Raver.’ PS4 owners also get a new system theme.

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PlayStation had its best quarter ever thanks to the PS4

PlayStation had its best quarter ever thanks to the PS4

Things are looking up for Sony, which recently released its financial report for its third fiscal quarter in 2016. During that time frame, which ended on December 31, 2016, Sony shipped more PlayStation units than during any single previous quarter dating back to when the first PlayStation launched. The company says it shipped 9.7 million PlayStation 4 consoles around the globe in Q316, a year-on-year increase of 15.5-percent.

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