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COD: WWII Thanksgiving double XP weekend has started a day early

COD: WWII Thanksgiving double XP weekend has started a day early

If you're a Call of Duty: WWII owner, you can start reaping double experience points now and continue doing so though Monday, November 27. The double experience points weekend applies to all MP Modes, giving players a chance to rake in much more points than they otherwise would during these next few days. The 2XP kicked off at 1PM EST today.

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Steam Link is $5 as part of big Black Friday sale

Steam Link is $5 as part of big Black Friday sale

Steam has launched an "Autumn Deal" that includes a huge discount on the Steam Link, its small device for streaming a game from a PC to a TV. How much of a discount? The device, which is typically $49.99 USD, is currently priced at $4.99 USD. The Steam Controller has also been discounted, though not quite so extensively, and there's a discounted bundle with the two together if you're in need of both.

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Games with Gold December 2017 list: Warhammer and more

Games with Gold December 2017 list: Warhammer and more

It's that time of the month: Microsoft has unveiled its Games with Gold list for December 2017, revealing to subscribers the titles they get for free with their Xbox Live Gold subscription. According to Microsoft, the latest round of free games have an overall value of $104, though you'll only enjoy that full value if you have both an Xbox One and an Xbox 360 console.

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Don’t plug the Xbox One into a surge protector says Microsoft

Don’t plug the Xbox One into a surge protector says Microsoft

Having power issues with your Xbox One console? The reason may be how it is getting power, or more specifically, how you've set it up to get power. Microsoft recently fired off a tweet via its Xbox Support Twitter account explaining that it designed the Xbox One to plug directly into a wall outlet. Don't use a surge protector even if you are running out of spare plugs.

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Minecraft getting Update Aquatic, graphics upgrade in 2018

Minecraft getting Update Aquatic, graphics upgrade in 2018

The Minecraft-focused MineCon Earth event was held this weekend, and it saw Microsoft and developer Mojang make a couple of big announcements regarding changes and upgrades coming to the massively popular game. The first was the reveal of The Update Aquatic as the next big addition to Minecraft, along with the unfortunate news that the previously announced graphics update and cross-platform multiplayer on the Switch were being delayed until 2018.

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Skyrim on Nintendo Switch supports video capture feature

Skyrim on Nintendo Switch supports video capture feature

As a console/handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch is definitely lacking in terms of hardware power when compared to the PS4 and Xbox One. However, that didn't stop Nintendo from giving the system the ability to record gameplay footage with a software update that was released last month. Unfortunately it seems support for the feature is on a game-by-game basis, as only Nintendo's first-party titles have taken advantage of it.

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Overwatch free weekend is live until Monday night

Overwatch free weekend is live until Monday night

It has been more than a year since Overwatch was released, but it remains a favorite for many players, and Blizzard is hoping you'll join them. As of today and running through Monday, Overwatch is completely free for everyone to play even if you haven't purchased the game. The free weekend is for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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PSN issues are causing some PlayStation 4 owners grief

PSN issues are causing some PlayStation 4 owners grief

Sony's PlayStation Network is experiencing some issues, making it difficult for PlayStation 4 owners to launch their games and some other online features. The company says it is aware of the problem and has tasked its engineers with finding a solution. When that solution may arrive isn't clear. The disruption isn't affecting all aspects of the online PlayStation experience, though.

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PS VR DOOM VFR bundle brings headset, camera and game next month

PS VR DOOM VFR bundle brings headset, camera and game next month

Sony has taken the wraps off its new PlayStation VR DOOM VFR bundle, giving DOOM fans a new way to get in on the action in the most immersive way possible. The bundle, as its name indicates, gives buyers the PS VR, the console's virtual reality headset, the PS Camera, plus a copy of the DOOM VFR and a PS VR demo disc.

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GameStop PowerPass unlimited games rental service has been delayed

GameStop PowerPass unlimited games rental service has been delayed

GameStop had delayed the launch of its recently announced PowerPass unlimited game rental service. News of the delay first surfaced from GameStop employees speaking as anonymous sources. Since then, GameStop itself has confirmed the delay, saying that it has decided to "temporarily pause" the PowerPass service due to "a few program limitations we have identified."

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Destiny 2 getting 4K, HDR update on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X

Destiny 2 getting 4K, HDR update on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X

Good news is finally here for Destiny 2 players on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X: developer Bungie has announced that support for both 4K resolution and HDR color will be added to the shooter for the more powerful console models. The features will be added with an update coming on December 5th, right alongside the release of Destiny 2's first expansion, Curse of Osiris.

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PUBG teases new desert map with screenshots

PUBG teases new desert map with screenshots

The hit PC game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is due to finally leave early access before the year ends, and although we're still waiting on a solid date, Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene himself has shared a handful of new images of the shooter's upcoming map set in the desert. While the map was originally revealed back in July, the new screenshots give a much better impression of what players can expect from the environment.

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