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8-bit Bayonetta released free on Steam as April Fools’ surprise

8-bit Bayonetta released free on Steam as April Fools’ surprise

Sega has bucked the trend of lame April Fools' pranks this year by doing something that's actually cool. The game publisher has released an 8-bit version of the popular 3D action game Bayonetta on Steam. While the 2D game is very limited in mechanics — "Jump! Shoot! Score! Being bad never felt so retro," the description reads — it is completely free to download, making it a nice surprise for fans.

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Xbox Project Scorpio unveiling tipped with Forza 7, Red Dead Redemption 2

Xbox Project Scorpio unveiling tipped with Forza 7, Red Dead Redemption 2

Gamers eagerly anticipating news on Microsoft's Project Scorpio, the new, more powerful Xbox console, may not have much longer to wait. News has surfaced that the hardware will unveiled by Microsoft within the next few weeks — well ahead of this year's E3 in June — with several big-name games used to showcase the console's 4K capabilities, including the debut of Forza Motorsport 7.

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Plague Road strategy game heading to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita

Plague Road strategy game heading to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita

The turn-based strategy game 'Plague Road' will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, Sony has announced. The game, which is brightly colored and highly saturated with quasi-realistic designs, follows the story of a doctor who is heading back into a diseased city in search of survivors. It's a milestone for the game, which first launched on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

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PlayStation Plus April 2017 games: ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ and more

PlayStation Plus April 2017 games: ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ and more

It's that time of the month: Sony has detailed the upcoming free games that will be made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers in the month of April. The games, as we've come to expect, span the three big Sony consoles: the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the PS Vita. A total of six games will be released this time around, including two for the PS4 and the notable fan-favorite title 'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.'

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Destiny 2 has been officially announced

Destiny 2 has been officially announced

To no one's surprise, Destiny 2 has been officially announced in a tweet. The game was recently leaked in a promotional poster which itself indicated the game will be released on September 8 (in Europe, where the poster was found), though that detail is yet to be confirmed. Such a release date would line up with Activision's previous statements that a Destiny sequel will arrive in Fall 2017.

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Call of Duty 2017: leaked images suggest return to WWII setting

Call of Duty 2017: leaked images suggest return to WWII setting

We're three months into 2017 now, and, like clockwork, it's time to start speculating about this year's entry in the Call of Duty franchise. Kicking things off is a new leak that, if legitimate, indicates the immensely popular FPS series will be returning to its origins: a World War II setting. A series of marketing concepts were revealed in a video from the YouTube account TheFamilyVideoGamers, including a title of "Call of Duty: WWII."

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Dark Souls 3’s final DLC, The Ringed City, revealed

Dark Souls 3’s final DLC, The Ringed City, revealed

The Dark Souls trilogy is finally coming to a close, as From Software is about to release the second and last expansion for Dark Souls 3. Titled The Ringed City, the DLC just got a new launch trailer to get fans of the action-RPG series excited to dive back into the game's dark and beautiful world. The video offers looks at the expansion's new locations, enemies, and bosses, so this is a warning for players looking to jump in blind.

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Super Mario Run for iOS got a HUGE update: Here’s what’s new

Super Mario Run for iOS got a HUGE update: Here’s what’s new

Super Mario Run for iOS has been updated to version 2.0, and with the update comes a huge list of new features. The expected minor improvements and small changes aside, those who update will get a greater segment of the game to play even if they haven’t bought it, meaning free players are no longer limited to Toad Rally and replaying the same four levels over and over again. What else is new? Keep reading to find out!

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Xbox Games with Gold April lineup revealed: Assassin’s Creed and more

Xbox Games with Gold April lineup revealed: Assassin’s Creed and more

Microsoft has revealed which games its Xbox Live Gold members will be getting in April, and as expected, the titles cover both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. The games will be available starting on April 1 and running through up to April 30. This is similar to the free games Sony offers to its PlayStation Plus subscribers, a perk that itself launched after Xbox Games with Gold as a way to keep pace with the company’s biggest game-centric competitor.

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Super Mario Run for Android arrives on Google Play a day early

Super Mario Run for Android arrives on Google Play a day early

Super Mario Run arrived first for iOS and Android users were, to put it mildly, upset about that. The hype has died down, the reviews are in, and people have generally moved on with their lives. What better time, then, to release the Android version? You can now download Super Mario Run from the Google Play store. Nintendo, it turns out, got impatient and released the game a day early.

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Man uses Raspberry Pi to turn car into Mario Kart 64 controller

Man uses Raspberry Pi to turn car into Mario Kart 64 controller

One Chevy Volt owner has gotten creative with his car, using a variety of tech and a bit of know-how to turn the vehicle into a big, expensive controller for Mario Kart 64. The entire creation involves a Raspberry Pi connected to a laptop running an emulator, as well as to the car’s OBD-II port. Everything runs perfectly, though controlling the game involves using the windshield wipers and flashing the headlights.

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Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new lineup of Xbox One controllers, the ‘Tech Series.’ The first controllers launched under this series will arrive next month bearing the name ‘Recon Tech Special Edition,’ and as that name suggests, the controller has a distinct military style. This new product line arrives ahead of the Project Scorpio console slated to launch this upcoming holiday season, giving Xbox fans the ‘most powerful console ever,’ according to Microsoft.

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