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Steam Link $5 deal returns: game prices slashed up to 90%

Steam Link $5 deal returns: game prices slashed up to 90%

Steam has kicked off another sale, slashing prices on a bunch of games and other goods, including the Steam Link. The latter, a device for streaming Steam games to a TV, is once again priced at $5, a 90-percent price drop from its usual $50 cost. In addition to getting the Steam Link for almost nothing, Steam users have the opportunity to get some notable games like Dark Souls III and Wolfenstein II for up to 75-percent off.

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PUBG debuts replay feature ahead of 1.0 release

PUBG debuts replay feature ahead of 1.0 release

A lot has been going on with the massively popular game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds this week, with the title coming to the Xbox One's early access program on Tuesday, and the final retail release of the PC version just a few days away. The game's test servers, where beta players can already take the version 1.0 release for a spin, also now include a new replay function, allowing them to experience their opponents' point of view and more.

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This Star Wars: The Last Jedi porg game is as addictive as Pokemon Go

This Star Wars: The Last Jedi porg game is as addictive as Pokemon Go

Arriving alongside the latest Star Wars movie is a new game called Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- Porg Invasion. The game involves, you guessed it, a porg invasion against which the player must battle. The game has launched for both PC and mobile devices, and it also has its own Facebook Page, where you'll find the link to play the Instant Game. The only requirement to play, aside from having Internet access, is a Web browser or the Facebook app.

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Nintendo tipped in search for new mobile game partners

Nintendo tipped in search for new mobile game partners

Nintendo is striking new partnerships to speed up its mobile game production pace, according to sources. The video game company is reportedly looking for new software developer partners that will produce smartphone games for the company, enabling it to release them at a faster rate in the future. This follows Nintendo's existing work with DeNA and its stated plan to launch five mobile games by March 2017.

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Xbox One YouTube app gets 4K and 60fps support

Xbox One YouTube app gets 4K and 60fps support

Xbox One owners can now stream YouTube videos in 4K resolution using the console thanks to a new app update. The update adds support for the Ultra HD resolution, giving users the feature they've been requesting for many months. The console's app also now supports 60fps, which tends to come alongside 4K resolution in cases where it is used. The update is available now.

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Mario + Rabbids versus mode brings a new type of battle on December 8

Mario + Rabbids versus mode brings a new type of battle on December 8

Mario + Rabbids will get a new "Versus mode" tomorrow, enabling players to challenge a friend on the same system in what is essentially a strategy game with big restrictions. Because of these restrictions (three available actions per turn, namely), players will need to think their moves out ahead of time, strategically using a three-character squad per game.

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Tomb Raider 2018 game confirmed with SHADOW name teaser

Tomb Raider 2018 game confirmed with SHADOW name teaser

Square Enix will be announcing a new Tomb Raider game next year, it has revealed, and its name may be SHADOW. It's not the first time we've heard rumor of a game called "Shadow of the Tomb Raider," but Square Enix kind of made the name official. The first letter in each sentence of the announcement, which was published via Twitter, spells out the word "SHADOW."

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PlayStation 4 Pro and PS VR get big December price cuts

PlayStation 4 Pro and PS VR get big December price cuts

Sony has announced major price cuts for the PlayStation 4 Pro and the PS VR, giving last-minute Christmas shoppers a chance to get both devices at a discount. The deals won't kick in until December 10, but when they do, buyers will be able to get the PS VR at $199.99 USD, while the 1TB PS4 Pro will start at $349.99 USD.

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Teen claims he spent $10,000 on video game microtransactions

Teen claims he spent $10,000 on video game microtransactions

Amid the massive controversy surrounding microtransactions in games comes an open letter from Redditor "Kensgold" addressed to EA, DICE, and "other devs." According to Kensgold, he is 19 years old and has spent about $10,000 on microtransactions in the past two years. According to the user, he burned through his savings by the age of 15, spending it all on a city builder mobile game. The problem snowballed from there.

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Limited Edition Destiny 2 Ghost brings character to life with Alexa

Limited Edition Destiny 2 Ghost brings character to life with Alexa

Activision has launched for preorder a new Internet of Things device that brings the game character Ghost to life. The device, which is a limited edition model, gives Destiny 2 fans a way to interact with Ghost, including exploring the game's universe and using voice commands for equipping loadouts. The device will be released only a few days before Christmas; those who want to ensure they get one can preorder it now from Amazon.

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Destiny 2 XP earn rate will be recalibrated to level up faster

Destiny 2 XP earn rate will be recalibrated to level up faster

Bungie has detailed the changes it is making to Destiny 2 following the "tough criticism" it faced in recent weeks. At the heart of the controversy was how Destiny 2 handled experience points, specifically the fact that players were rewarded with less the longer they played certain elements of the game, plus the increase in points needed to level up. Updates will be arriving on both December 5 and December 12.

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Destiny 2 XP system tweaked after accusations that it was rigged

Destiny 2 XP system tweaked after accusations that it was rigged

Bungie is changing the experience points system used by Destiny 2 following a controversy claiming that the system is rigged. The controversy revolves around claims that as players spent longer amounts of time playing during a recent event, the amount of experience points they earned gradually decreased. In addition, a lengthy analysis posted on Reddit seemingly confirmed speculation that the amount of XP needed to level up had increased, fueling player ire.

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