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Pokemon GO rollout ‘paused’ while server woes are fixed

Pokemon GO rollout ‘paused’ while server woes are fixed

If you're located in a nation where Pokemon GO hasn't yet launched and you're chomping at the bit to get access, we've got some bad news for you: the game's international rollout has been 'paused' for now so that the game's server issues can be corrected. The news was confirmed by Niantic CEO John Hanke recently. He specifically mentioned the rollout in the UK and the Netherlands as being paused, though it appears the expansion has been stopped in some other planned destinations temporarily, as well.

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Pokémon Go player finds corpse while hunting monsters

Pokémon Go player finds corpse while hunting monsters

A bunch of people are wandering around outside in search of monsters thanks to Pokémon Go, and they’ve been advised to pay attention to their surroundings while doing so. One teen took that message to heart, and while searching for a water monster she noticed something odd in the river nearby. Upon closer inspection, that something turned out to be a dead body.

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Now Team Fortress 2 is getting a ranked competitive mode too

Now Team Fortress 2 is getting a ranked competitive mode too

Blizzard's FPS Overwatch is shaping to be one of the hottest games of 2016, and its new Competitive Play mode is drawing in all the hardcore players with its ranked, skill-based matches. Now Team Fortress 2, Valve's class-based shooter first released in 2007, is jumping on the bandwagon with its own competitive matchmaking mode, included in the upcoming "Meet Your Match" update.

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Resident Evil 4 for PS4 and Xbox One will release August 30

Resident Evil 4 for PS4 and Xbox One will release August 30

In late February, Capcom announced that it would be releasing Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 this year for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. All has been quiet since, up until today. The current-gen launch date for Resident Evil 4 has been announced: August 30. When that day roles around, fans will be able to get the title for their newest Xbox or PS4, though it won’t be remastered for the latest hardware. It will, however, include all of the game's bonus content.

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Xbox Live wheelchair avatars will arrive soon

Xbox Live wheelchair avatars will arrive soon

A tweeted suggestion led to a petition recommendation, and that petition recommendation led to a surprise announcement: Xbox Live will offer wheelchair avatars in the future, and it sounds like the feature isn't a long way off. The wheelchair avatar plans were first confirmed in a tweet by Phil Spencer, who said, “No petition needed, we hear you. This is something that we’ve already look at, not far off." A couple sample photos of the avatars were also shared.

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Evo 2016’s Street Fighter V tournament will be broadcast on ESPN

Evo 2016’s Street Fighter V tournament will be broadcast on ESPN

Just in case you needed more evidence that professional-level video game tournaments are becoming mainstream entertainment, the ESPN television network has announced that it will be broadcasting the Street Fighter V world championship tournament, held in Las Vegas, later this month. The championship is part of the Evolution Championship Series (Evo), an annual event that hosts a number of high-level fighting game tournaments for other titles, including Tekken, Mortal Kombat, Super Smash Bros., and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom.

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New Overwatch Easter egg is Blizzard’s tribute to fan who died

New Overwatch Easter egg is Blizzard’s tribute to fan who died

Blizzard's hit FPS Overwatch received a sizable update this week, introducing a few small patches and adding the long-awaiting Competitive Play mode for PC and Xbox One players. But it also included a small Easter egg on the Lijiang Tower map, acting as the developer's tribute to a Chinese fan who sadly never got to play Overwatch, but was excited for its release.

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Xbox One background music arrives August 2

Xbox One background music arrives August 2

In January, a tweet suggested that we’d see background music support arrive for the Xbox One this summer, and now we finally have a date: it’ll arrive on August 2 with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, according to Microsoft. The Anniversary Update will bring changes to both the Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10; in addition to the background music support, owners will see Language Region Independence and more.

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Street Fighter V trailer shows off tomorrow’s story mode release

Street Fighter V trailer shows off tomorrow’s story mode release

Tomorrow will bring the cinematic story mode update for Street Fighter V, and ahead of that release comes a trailer straight from Capcom showing off what you can expect. This is a major update, one that has been known for months and that brings the “A Shadow Falls” story mode. Capcom promises gamers will get a “ton of new content” with the update, and there will be two new characters joining the mix: Balrog and Ibuki.

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Music rhythm game ‘Thumper’ confirmed as PlayStation VR launch game

Music rhythm game ‘Thumper’ confirmed as PlayStation VR launch game

PlayStation VR early adopters now have another cool looking game to choose from when the virtual reality headset debuts on October 13th. Thumper, a unique, music "rhythm hell" game from developer Drool, has just been confirmed as a PSVR launch title. Priced at only $20, Thumper will also be released on Steam on the same day, and even better for PS4 players is that the game will support play both in VR and on a standard 2D television.

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‘Paragon’ early access comes to PS Plus next month

‘Paragon’ early access comes to PS Plus next month

PlayStation Plus members will be getting early access to 'Paragon,' Sony has announced, with that early access being slated for July 5. Next month will also be bringing a handful of free games -- also for PlayStation Plus members -- including Saints Row: Gat out of Hell and Prince of Persia: Revelation. The full lineup of free PS Plus games will include two for the PS Vita, two for the PlayStation 3, and two for the PlayStation 4.

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Overwatch Competitive Play hits PC today, PS4/Xbox One next week

Overwatch Competitive Play hits PC today, PS4/Xbox One next week

The long wait for hardcore Overwatch players is finally over! The new Competitive Play mode has arrived for Blizzard's hot new FPS, and that means ranked multiplayer matches with a focus on player skill and teamwork to overcome equally matched opponents. Unfortunately for players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, they still have to wait until next week. The update enabling Competitive Play is now available, but only for the PC version of the game.

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