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10 high-quality mobile games that are actually worth your time

10 high-quality mobile games that are actually worth your time

When you think of mobile games -- that is, games you play on your smartphone or tablet -- there's a reasonable chance you're thinking of Candy Crush, FarmVille, or the hundreds of not-so-subtle clones that plague the various app stores. No judgement if you enjoy those games, but they're not everyone's cup of tea. If you're looking for something that feels more like a high-quality game and less like thinly-veiled gambling, this is the list for you.

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GTA 5 gets new July 4th-themed content, Dawn Raid mode

GTA 5 gets new July 4th-themed content, Dawn Raid mode

With the US's Independence Day holiday only a couple of days away, Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar has announced a bunch of new content for the game's GTA Online mode on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, including some 4th of July-themed items and bonuses. The update is available starting today, with the focus on a new competitive mode called Dawn Raid, as well as a flashy new supercar.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda devs say no plans for single-player DLC

Mass Effect: Andromeda devs say no plans for single-player DLC

Fans of Mass Effect: Andromeda have been on a roller coaster of emotions for the last two days over news about future expansions with single-player content for the game. While it's already been made clear that developer BioWare and publisher EA have put the Mass Effect franchise on indefinite hold following Andromeda's mediocre reviews, it appears any hopes for single-player DLC have also been crushed.

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StarCraft Remastered in 4K arrives August 14: pre-orders are live

StarCraft Remastered in 4K arrives August 14: pre-orders are live

The remastered version of StarCraft first detailed back in March is now available for pre-order and an official availability date has been revealed: August 14. Once it arrives, StarCraft fans will be able to enjoy the classic game in overhauled 4K Ultra HD graphics alongside enhanced audio and more. Those who pre-order will get several exclusive perks, as well, including skins.

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GTA 5 mod OpenIV returns after Rockstar softens stance

GTA 5 mod OpenIV returns after Rockstar softens stance

The last week has been a frustrating one for Grand Theft Auto V players, specifically those among the game's PC modding community. Things came to a head earlier this month when Take-Two, GTA 5's publisher, sent a cease and desist letter to the creators of OpenIV, a popular modding tool that enables players to create new items for the single-player mode, as well as access to an enhanced video editor. Following a strong backlash from the community, developer Rockstar has stepped in to get Take-Two to soften their harsh stance against mods.

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Titanfall 2 DLC arrives June 27 with two new maps and more

Titanfall 2 DLC arrives June 27 with two new maps and more

EA has announced plans for the next Titanfall 2 DLC, saying it will arrive on June 27 with a bunch of new features, not the least of which are two new maps called 'War Games' and 'Traffic.' If that's not enough to get you excited, the upcoming DLC will also bring a third weapon slot for pilots, a free agents mode, a new execution, and much more. The name of this new DLC? "The War Games."

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GTA 5 publisher shuts down popular fan-made modding tool

GTA 5 publisher shuts down popular fan-made modding tool

Grand Theft Auto V players on PC who enjoy the game's numerous mods were dealt a blow this week when publisher Take-Two Interactive forced one of the most popular fan-made modding tools to shut down. Dubbed OpenIV and in use for almost ten years, its creators say they received a cease and desist order from Take-Two earlier this month, and the tool has now been taken offline.

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GameStop mails customers letter warning of security breach

GameStop mails customers letter warning of security breach

In early April, it was revealed that GameStop's website may have fallen prey to hackers, and now the company has confirmed the report. Some GameStop customers are receiving notices from the company advising them of a 'security incident' that affected its website. Customers may have been affected by this security breach, assuming they placed orders on the website during the vulnerable period of time.

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Logitech G433 gaming headset replicates 7.1 surround sound

Logitech G433 gaming headset replicates 7.1 surround sound

Logitech has launched a pair of new gaming headsets for gamers, the G433 and G233. The first of the two is most notable, offering replicated 7.1 surround sound for realistic audio when playing video games. Both headsets boast a variety of features, including a removable boom microphone with a pop filter, support for the major game consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One, and they also offer a Discord Certified designation, which is said to guarantee 'the highest levels of audio and voice clarity.'

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Overwatch double XP weekend starts tomorrow

Overwatch double XP weekend starts tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, Overwatch players will earn double experience points across the three platforms upon which the game is available. The double XP weekend will run through June 12, with the exact time it starts depending on your region and time zone. According to Blizzard, the double experience bonus will be applicable to 'nearly all' the various sources of XP, among other things.

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Gears of War 4’s biggest DLC includes new maps, Horde update, and more

Gears of War 4’s biggest DLC includes new maps, Horde update, and more

The Xbox One flagship title Gears of War 4 has seen a number of new multiplayer maps and other content since its release last October, but Microsoft and developer The Coalition have announced a new Rise of the Horde update that's said to be the game's biggest yet. Releasing on June 6th, Rise of the Horde will include new difficulties, maps, Achievements, and huge overhaul to the self-titled Horde mode. The best part? It's all completely free for those who own GoW4.

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Need for Speed Payback unveiled, will arrive in November

Need for Speed Payback unveiled, will arrive in November

The next installment in the Need for Speed game franchise has been announced, and it'll be arriving on November 10th of this year. Called Need for Speed Payback, the game will be arriving on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4, building upon the racing series from EA. A trio of different characters will arrive with the game, as well as a bunch of fancy cars, particularly for those who preorder the title.

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