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Xbox One backwards compatibility list adds four new games

Xbox One backwards compatibility list adds four new games

The Xbox One's backwards compatibility list just got a bit bigger thanks to the addition of four new titles. Those with the latest-generation Xbox console can now play Virtua Fighter 2, Costume Quest 2, Quantum Conundrum, and Frontlines: Fuel of War without using their old Xbox 360 unit; if you don't yet have any of the games, now is the time to get them.

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s story mode will show the Imperial point of view

Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s story mode will show the Imperial point of view

Since its detailing at E3 last month, EA has released bits and pieces of details about the upcoming sequel to its 2015 hit, Star Wars Battlefront 2. We know this game, unlike the original, will contain a proper story mode, and a newly released 'behind the scenes' video gives us a look at that story mode...including a glimpse of some pre-alpha gameplay footage. Among other things, the story will let us look at this fantasy world from the perspective of the Galactic Empire.

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Street Fighter 5 turns up the nostalgia and reveals character ‘Abigail’

Street Fighter 5 turns up the nostalgia and reveals character ‘Abigail’

Street Fighter has a long history and a lot of fans, and they'll soon be in for a treat: Capcom is adding a dose of nostalgia with the addition of a beloved classic stage, as well as some retro costumes. The new stage is Suzaku Castle, the rooftop stage that will transport fans back to 1991 where they first enjoyed the design. As if that's not retro enough, some recognizable costumes from past eras are returning, and players are also getting a new character.

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Call of Duty: WWII Zombies mode trailer leaks ahead of SDCC debut

Call of Duty: WWII Zombies mode trailer leaks ahead of SDCC debut

Anyone who's played a Call of Duty title in the last few years knows that certain titles in series include a very popular zombies mode, where players must work to survive against unending waves of the undead. This year's Call of Duty: WWII has players returning to a World War II setting for the first time in many years, and many are eager to see what changes that brings to the zombies mode. But while that part of the game was due to be revealed at San Diego Comic Con this comic week, a trailer has already been leaked.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 to include Toy Story, will launch in 2018

Kingdom Hearts 3 to include Toy Story, will launch in 2018

Disney's big D23 expo is being held in California this weekend, and game developer Square Enix was there to drop a big two-part bombshell announcement: The very, very long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 will finally be released on PS4 and Xbox One in 2018. The other half of the news, which is possibly even more exciting, is that the world of Pixar's Toy Story will be coming to the massively popular RPG.

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Nintendo Switch owners can play Splatoon 2 for four hours today

Nintendo Switch owners can play Splatoon 2 for four hours today

If you've got a Nintendo Switch and just can't wait for the July 21st release of Splatoon 2, you've got a chance to play a demo ahead of time. But here's the important part: the demo will only run for 4 hours today. Nintendo is using the trial as the world premiere of the game's first Splatfest, an in-game event where players face off as two teams in a turf war.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda free trial launches for all this weekend

Mass Effect: Andromeda free trial launches for all this weekend

If you've been eager to check out Mass Effect: Andromeda, the latest in the popular sci-fi RPG series from developer BioWare, but have hesitated due to the mediocre reviews, you now have a chance to take the game for a free test-run. Publisher Electric Arts has brought back the 10-hour free trial that was available exclusively to EA Access and Origin Access subscribers just before the game's launch, only now it's available for all players.

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15 classic retro games you can play on Android right now

15 classic retro games you can play on Android right now

There's no shortage of great modern games, but sometimes you need something to stoke the fires of nostalgia. Unfortunately, many old games have not been recreated for smartphones, the reasons for which are vast and, at times, baffling. You can download an emulator and ROMs, of course, but quality is spotty. While some games aren't (legally) available on your phone, others are, and we've compiled them into this handy list.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be enhanced for the Xbox One X

Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be enhanced for the Xbox One X

Star Wars fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Star Wars Battlefront 2, the sequel to 2015's fun-but-disappointing Battlefront game. We learned more about the game in recent months, and it was just last month that we also got details on the 'Xbox One X' console. A natural question, then, is this: will Battlefront 2 be optimized for the newer console? The answer has surfaced on Microsoft's own website.

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Nintendo Switch keyboard accessory docks with Joy-Con controllers

Nintendo Switch keyboard accessory docks with Joy-Con controllers

The idea of using a keyboard with your Nintendo Switch may seem like a silly one, but as the new console gets more titles with in-game chat features, such as the upcoming release of Dragon Quest X, such an accessory can become very useful indeed. Japanese accessory makers are well aware of this and seem to be getting a jump on the situation; third-party peripheral maker Hori recently announced their own Switch-compatible keyboard, and now Cyber Gadget has one too.

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Destiny 2 beta details: story missions, multiplayer, new subclasses

Destiny 2 beta details: story missions, multiplayer, new subclasses

Destiny 2 fans are eagerly counting down the days until the game's September 6th release on consoles, as well as looking forward to the upcoming beta, which kicks off in a little over a week. Now, developer Bungie has finally revealed what players can expect to experience during the beta period, and for those who've been following the game's coverage, it should all be somewhat familiar. The beta will offer a small taste of everything Destiny 2 has to offer: story missions, multiplayer modes, and a trio of brand new subclasses.

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How to play PS4 games on a PC (with a DualShock 4 controller, too!)

How to play PS4 games on a PC (with a DualShock 4 controller, too!)

If you're a PC gamer with your heart set on playing a PlayStation 4 game, Sony has some good news for you. The company's PlayStation Now game service just added PS4 titles, expanding its library to more than 500 game titles. While PS Now was originally only available for the PlayStation console, Sony added support for Windows PCs in the relatively recent past. What is PlayStation Now? Think of it as Netflix for video games.

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