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Tour Seinfeld’s apartment in this Doom II map

Tour Seinfeld’s apartment in this Doom II map

There's no end to the list of interesting hack and mods that result in the PC FPS classic Doom running on a gamut of random devices — everything from smartwatches to Doom within Doom itself — but this news is about something interesting running in Doom. Well, Doom II, to be specific. That thing is a pixellated recreation of Jerry Seinfeld's apartment from the hit '90s sitcom Seinfeld.

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Final Fantasy 15’s E3 demo highlights frame-rate improvements on Xbox One

Final Fantasy 15’s E3 demo highlights frame-rate improvements on Xbox One

When the Final Fantasy 15 Platinum Demo was released back in April on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, one of the notable differences was that the latter platform's version suffered from performance issued and significant drops in frame-rate. Eurogamer's Digital Foundry, in one of their deep-dive technical analysis, has found that the playable demo offered at E3 last week showed a number of improvements on Microsoft's console, offering a positive outlook for Final Fantasy 15's September 30th release.

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No Man’s Sky wins legal battle over name with Sky TV

No Man’s Sky wins legal battle over name with Sky TV

If legal battles where corporations try to prevent anything from sharing even a single word with their name seem ridiculous to you, prepare for a huge eye-roll. It turns out the highly anticipated space exploration game No Man's Sky was in danger of dealing with a last-minute name change. Why? The developer has been engaged in a 3-year legal battle with Sky TV, the UK television broadcaster, which apparently owns the word "sky."

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Overwatch Competitive Play changes revealed, still no release date

Overwatch Competitive Play changes revealed, still no release date

No more than a day after Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan offered details about what new content players can expect over the coming months, he's followed-up with a developer update video that outlines the changes coming to Competitive Play. The game mode, which focuses on ranked multiplayer matches more suited for serious FPS players, is said to be nearing completion and has been greatly overhauled after its initial test during the Overwatch beta period in May.

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Dead Rising 4 will be Xbox One, Windows 10 exclusive for first year

Dead Rising 4 will be Xbox One, Windows 10 exclusive for first year

One of Microsoft's bigger exclusives announced during its E3 presentation this week was Dead Rising 4, the latest in the zombie-surviving action series. The game is due for release on Xbox One and Windows 10 this fall, but will be exclusive to those platforms for one year, developer Capcom says. This is a bit of a surprise, as the Dead Rising series has a history of being limited to Microsoft's platforms.

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Blizzard details new Overwatch content including Competitive Play, characters, maps

Blizzard details new Overwatch content including Competitive Play, characters, maps

Now that Blizzard's new FPS hit Overwatch has been out for a few weeks and dug its claws into players, the developer has outlined what's coming down the pipeline over the next year in terms of new content and features. In a post on the Battle.net forums, game director Jeff Kaplan wrote about Competitive Play modes, new characters and maps, as well confirmed that these future additions will be part of free updates.

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Hyperkin Smart Boy ships December 1, can be preordered now

Hyperkin Smart Boy ships December 1, can be preordered now

The Hyperkin Smart Boy has excited gamers since its appearance early last year — the demand for it to be made into a real product was so great that the company proceeded to do so, and we got our first look at the real-deal product at E3 this week. Coming on the heels of that appearance is the option to preorder the device, as well as an estimated availability date: December 1 of this year.

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You can try PlayStation VR at Best Buy and GameStop this weekend

You can try PlayStation VR at Best Buy and GameStop this weekend

One of Sony's biggest announcements at E3 2016 this week was the official release date of PlayStation VR, along with some of its launch titles. But like when the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive debuted earlier this year, the $399 asking price is a lot for consumers when they haven't even gotten to try out the headset. Well, Sony is playing smart, and PS VR demo stations will be available at a number of retailers ahead of the October 13th launch, and they're starting this weekend at select Best Buy and GameStop locations.

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Ever Oasis is Nintendo’s new RPG for the 3DS

Ever Oasis is Nintendo’s new RPG for the 3DS

Nintendo made it clear this year that it would only be at E3 2016 in limited capacity, offering looks at the new Legend of Zelda and Pokemon games. But the Japanese game giant still had a surprise for us, revealing a brand-new RPG title for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is called Ever Oasis, and it comes from developer Grezzo — which was responsible for the Zelda remakes of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask — with Koichi Ishii (who worked on the first three Final Fantasy games and SNES classic Secret of Mana) directing.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard: playable teaser available now in PS Store

Resident Evil 7 biohazard: playable teaser available now in PS Store

Can't stand the thought of waiting until January to get your hands on Resident Evil 7 biohazard? There's good news if you happen to own a PlayStation 4 and have a PlayStation Plus subscription: Capcom has released a playable demo of the game that you can download right now. Even better, this isn't simply a small piece of the full game, but rather a completely separate and unique piece of content.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard hits PS4, Xbox One and PC on January 24

Resident Evil 7 biohazard hits PS4, Xbox One and PC on January 24

Capcom has been teasing fans over Resident Evil 7 since this past October, with the most definite tip seeming to come last month in the company's financial statement, which suggested we'd see something big in the Resident Evil franchise by March 2017. As it turns out, we won't have to wait that long -- at E3 this week, Capcom took the wraps off Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, and it'll be arriving on PlayStation, Xbox One and PC this upcoming January 24.

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Minecraft ‘Friendly Update’ brings cross-platform play to Pocket and Win 10

Minecraft ‘Friendly Update’ brings cross-platform play to Pocket and Win 10

Mojang has just announced the release of Minecraft update 0.15 for the Windows 10 and Pocket editions. Also known as 'The Friendly Update,' the arrival marks the start of cross-platform multiplayer support for Pocket and Windows 10, as well as Realms. With the new cross-platform play, gamers using either edition can play with their friends even if they’re not using the same version.

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