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No Man’s Sky update detailed as developer breaks silence

No Man’s Sky update detailed as developer breaks silence

It may have been one of this year's most controversial game releases, but No Man's Sky is finally getting some love this holiday season, and it's something that players who actually liked the mis-promoted title will enjoy. Following weeks of silence after fans' backlash over lacking features and gameplay elements that had been promised, No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has announced the "Foundation Update," which promises to introduce base building mechanics.

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The Best Nerdy Gift Ideas for Men and Women (Christmas 2016)

The Best Nerdy Gift Ideas for Men and Women (Christmas 2016)

Our 2016 collection of "Nerdy" gift ideas for both men and women includes offbeat products we really love. We have personally tested each of the products on this list and have enjoyed their abilities and features thoroughly. Some items are meant to be helpful - tools and such - while others summon our most base joy centers. We're talking about toys for adults here - moms and dads, here - in a list made with the SlashGear reader in mind.

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‘Underscares’ is an adult diaper for scaredy-cat gamers

‘Underscares’ is an adult diaper for scaredy-cat gamers

Have you ever played a video game so utterly terrifying that, post-shat, you wondered why you didn't have the foresight to put on a pair of adult diapers? If you happened to answer yes, the company behind horror game Outlast has the solution: Underscares, a pair of adult diapers with the game's logo, an ultra-mesh sewage suppressor butt-grid, and liquid-lock thigh portals. Yes, this is a real project.

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Titanfall 2 free DLC arrives starting November 30

Titanfall 2 free DLC arrives starting November 30

Gamers who preordered Titanfall 2 will be able to download the game’s first free DLC starting on November 30. If you didn’t preorder the game, you’ll still get access to the DLC, but you’ll have to wait until December 3 to get it. Once you do, though, you’ll get access to the Angel City map from Titanfall 1, perhaps the most anticipated part of the DLC, as well as a new pistol and more.

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5 Top Christmas Gifts for Minecraft fans (2016)

5 Top Christmas Gifts for Minecraft fans (2016)

Minecraft has enjoyed immense popularity over the last few years and it is still a hot item around the holidays. Assuming you have a Minecraft fan on your shopping list, there’s a good chance they already have game editions for their favorite platforms, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find something from the franchise to put under the Christmas tree. Here are our top five Minecraft gift picks for the holiday season.

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Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One DLC unveiled, quadruple XP weekend continues

Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One DLC unveiled, quadruple XP weekend continues

Heads up in case you missed the news: gamers can get quadruple points all weekend on Star Wars Battlefront, something offered in celebration of the game's one-year anniversary. It's not terribly unusual for the studio to hold double-points weekends, but this quadruple points weekend is a rare event indeed, and one that can help you level up to higher character tiers -- and rack up credits -- very quickly. The event follows EA's announcement of the December DLC.

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Overwatch: First Strike graphic novel canceled by Blizzard

Overwatch: First Strike graphic novel canceled by Blizzard

This weekend holds a bit of sad news for Overwatch fans: the planned First Strike graphic novel has been canceled. The graphic novel was originally slated for publications in April 2017, with the idea itself dating back to the video game’s development. According to lead writer Michael Chu, though, the decision to cancel the graphic novel is because “we’ve ultimately decided to take the story in a different direction."

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Minecraft Hour of Code Designer tutorial is free and available now

Minecraft Hour of Code Designer tutorial is free and available now

Microsoft has announced the launch of Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, a new tutorial that’s part of the House of Code campaign held from December 5 to December 11th (the Computer Science Education Week). The new tutorial is freely available on the Code.org website, where it exists as a simple interactive tutorial for young children (and interested beginners) who want to make and then share their own little Minecraft game.

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Battlefield 1 Fall Update brings slew of improvements and changes

Battlefield 1 Fall Update brings slew of improvements and changes

The big Fall Update for Battlefield 1 is available now, and it brings with it fixes, general improvements, new features, and more. Most of the changes have been applied for all platforms on which the game is available; as well, some of the changes listed in the update notes are said to be ‘coming soon,’ so you’ll still have to wait in some cases. Operations mode games and Suez Conquest will both have been balance following the update, light machine guns have been update to ‘more viable mid-range weapons,’ maps have been tweaked and fixed extensively, and more.

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Final Fantasy 15’s most exclusive collector’s item is an actual Audi R8

Final Fantasy 15’s most exclusive collector’s item is an actual Audi R8

After spending what seems like forever in development, Final Fantasy XV is actually getting released later this month. After announcing a number of special edition packages for the game, including a $270 Ultimate Collector’s Edition, developer Square Enix has one last unique item for die-hard fans of the RPG series: an actual, real-world FF15-themed car. But it's not just any car, it's a one-of-a-kind Audi R8 with an asking price of $470,000.

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Minecraft for Windows 10 and Pocket will soon get ‘The Ender Dragon’

Minecraft for Windows 10 and Pocket will soon get ‘The Ender Dragon’

Minecraft Pocket Edition and Windows 10 edition will soon be updated to version 1.0, a big milestone for both versions and a notable update overall. Mojang says a bunch of features are coming to both versions of the game via this update — which it calls the “The Ender Update” — and the biggest one among them is “The Ender Dragon.” The dragon, a “misunderstood beast,” according to Mojang, is the “tangible end-game” for those who play Survival.

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PS4 DualShock 4 green camo controller arrives in December

PS4 DualShock 4 green camo controller arrives in December

Sony dropped a fun, if not brief, announcement on its PlayStation Twitter account earlier today: there's a new DualShock 4 controller inbound, and it has a traditional green camouflage design. The controller will be available to purchase starting some time next month (an exact date was not provided save for 'late' in December). The model will be available alongside the new upcoming Silver color.

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