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DOOM Arcade Mode has arrived: three things to know

DOOM Arcade Mode has arrived: three things to know

The Arcade Mode Bethesda promised for DOOM has arrived, and you can download it now if you haven't already. There's a lot to like about this DLC, and it helps flesh what was otherwise a good but not perfect rendition of the classic title. For those unaware, this is Free Update 4 — it also brings a pair of new multiplayer modes, “Possession” and “Bloodrush.” The previous update (#3) brought private matches and deathmatches.

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PlayStation Tournaments hawk prizes in eSports competitions

PlayStation Tournaments hawk prizes in eSports competitions

Sony has teamed up with ESL to bring a new feature to its latest-gen console: PlayStation Tournaments. The first among the so-called “Major” tournaments, which will be available to PlayStation 4 owners, is NBA 2K17. The tournament will coincide with the launch of the latest NBA season, running from October 27 to November 26. Major Cup rounds will be held each Saturday during this time, and ultimately three winners will be selected.

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Amnesia Collection for PS4 inbound — here are 4 other games to terrify you

Amnesia Collection for PS4 inbound — here are 4 other games to terrify you

Frictional Games has announced the upcoming launch of Amnesia: Collection for the PlayStation 4, bringing the titles to Sony's console. The collection will be comprised of three games: "Amnesia: The Dark Descent," "Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs," and "Amnesia: Justine." The company hasn't detailed pricing or availability at this point, but that's alright: there are some other terrifying games available right now to tie you over.

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Fixing a PS4 controller that won’t connect or charge

Fixing a PS4 controller that won’t connect or charge

If you're reading this, you've probably experienced an issue from which many PS4 owners have suffered: one moment your DualShock 4 controller is working fine, the next moment it appears completely dead. No lights will turn on, USB charging doesn't work, resetting the controller doesn't work. It seems that it has completely died, and no matter how many troubleshooting guides you follow, nothing fixes it. Fortunately, there's a solution.

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Survey finds gamers prefer discs: 4 reasons they’re better than downloads

Survey finds gamers prefer discs: 4 reasons they’re better than downloads

Buying a game disc or buying the digital download: it's a decision gamers face with nearly every game purchase. There are upsides and downsides to both, as with most things in life, but the trend isn't split equally between one and the other. A new consumer survey out of the UK has found the vast majority of gamers (at least among those surveyed) prefer to buy physical game copies over downloads, and for good reason.

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Telltale’s Batman Episode 3 is ‘New World Order,’ arrives October 25

Telltale’s Batman Episode 3 is ‘New World Order,’ arrives October 25

The third installment in Telltale Games' Batman series will be available on October 25, the company has announced. In addition to announcing the release date, we also now have a name for the episode: “New World Order.” You’ll be able to grab it for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 when it arrives, discovering what comes after episodes 1 and 2 which have already been released. Warning: there be spoilers ahead.

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COD: Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered need 130GB of free space

COD: Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered need 130GB of free space

Last week, a tidbit of info surfaced suggesting gamers will need 130GB of free hard drive space to install Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. Some, understandably, have balked at the figure, hoping it is incorrect. Put simply, it's not. At least not according to a new FAQ page Activision has published for the two games, which says the 130GB requirement is a high-end estimate, one that covers future map releases and game updates as well as the games themselves.

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Details on Overwatch’s Halloween event, new character leak

Details on Overwatch’s Halloween event, new character leak

Halloween is quickly approaching, and it looks like year's biggest multiplayer shooter — Overwatch — is getting a special event to celebrate the occasion. Listings for items related to a "Halloween Terror event" briefly appeared on the Xbox Live marketplace a bit early, including new Halloween Loot Boxes. A separate set of leaks have also offered a clear look at the new character Sombra, which is expected to debut in the game very soon.

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New Super Mario Bros speedrun record set by less than half a second

New Super Mario Bros speedrun record set by less than half a second

If you're unfamiliar with the practice, speedrunning is when players try to complete a video game from start to finish in the fastest time possible, usually with all the standard rules and/or requirements in place. The original Super Mario Bros. for the NES is a classic example of a game that can be speedrun, however its world record completion time of just under 5 minutes is one long thought to be impossible to improve on. Until earlier this week when one player topped it by mere tenths of a second.

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EVE: Valkyrie arrives for PlayStation VR on October 13

EVE: Valkyrie arrives for PlayStation VR on October 13

CCP Games has announced that EVE: Valkyrie will be available for the PlayStation VR starting on October 13. Following that launch, the studio will hold a double experience points weekend from October 14 to October 17, giving existing players and those new to the game the opportunity to level up quickly. The double experience points will be available to PC gamers, as well, not just those playing the PS VR version of the title.

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GTA Online Bikers DLC now available

GTA Online Bikers DLC now available

The GTA Online Bikers DLC is now available. With it, and as we detailed last month, players get access to motorcycle clubs and all the fun stuff that comes with them, including motorcycles and outfits, weapons, and business of ill repute, among other things. Rockstar Games is launching a new Snapmatic photo challenge to coincide with the DLC launch, as well.

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Outlast 2 demo available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

Outlast 2 demo available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

It’s October, and that means it’s socially acceptable to shroud yourself in all things scary and disturbing. If you prefer to entertain fears via your gaming console, good news: Outlast 2 has a new demo that can be downloaded for free on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 until November 1. The demo went live a handful of hours ago on the PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store, as well as Steam, of course, as an unexpected surprise for fans.

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