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LEGO Worlds arrives for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

LEGO Worlds arrives for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Back in November, it was announced that the LEGO Worlds video game would be launching this past February. While a tad late, the game is now officially available for those on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC, and has already received a patch to improve gameplay right off the bat. Those who nab the title will get to create their own LEGO-based worlds in a way that isn't unlike Minecraft, though of course with plastic blocks rather than pixelated ones.

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This SNES mod is the latest Nintendo console-portable hybrid

This SNES mod is the latest Nintendo console-portable hybrid

If you've been paying to the launch of the new Nintendo Switch at all, you know that its greatest feature is its ability to seamlessly transition from home console to hand-held portable. Unfortunately, at this point its biggest drawback is the lack of a wide selection of games — you know, besides the new Zelda. But you know what system has a huge library of great games? The Super Nintendo (SNES). That's why one Japanese modder has the right idea by turning his old console into the perfect portable machine.

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Nintendo Switch owners, don’t put a skin on your new console

Nintendo Switch owners, don’t put a skin on your new console

For more than a few years now, a popular way to customize the look of your game console and controllers has been with vinyl skins, or temporary stickers that wrap around the surface of the device, but can be peeled off without damage. Owners of the new Nintendo Switch, however, will want to avoid purchasing these accessories, as the adhesive has been found to damage the outer surface of the console.

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Destiny 2 will leave progress & gear behind, but keep character appearance

Destiny 2 will leave progress & gear behind, but keep character appearance

The long wait to an official announcement of Destiny's sequel continues, but on Friday developer Bungie finally answered one of the most burning questions players have had about how their character and progress will carry over into the new game. Basically, it boils down to all gear, such as weapons and armor, abilities/subclasses, and paid-for cosmetics will be left behind for the sequel, but remain accessible in Destiny 1.

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PlayStation VR ‘Aim’ gun controller hits shelves in May

PlayStation VR ‘Aim’ gun controller hits shelves in May

PlayStation VR owners will soon have access to a new ‘Aim’ Controller vaguely shaped like a gun. The new controller will be available starting in May to coincide with the Farpoint virtual reality shooting game that is exclusive to the PS VR. Sony made the new ‘Aim’ controller based in part on recommendations from Impulse Gear, the indie studio behind Farpoint. It won't, however, be necessary to play the game.

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Nintendo Switch parental controls app arrives in app stores

Nintendo Switch parental controls app arrives in app stores

Nintendo has launched the iOS and Android versions of its Nintendo Switch parental controls app. With the app, parents are given a wide range of features and control over their child’s gaming, including the ability to set time limitations, monitor play duration, automatically suspend gaming after a time allotment is exceeded, restrict communication features in games, and more.

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First Final Fantasy 15 DLC episode detailed, multiplayer on the way

First Final Fantasy 15 DLC episode detailed, multiplayer on the way

Now that Final Fantasy XV has been out for a few months, developer Square Enix is finally offering up some details on the game's first major DLC expansion. Titled "Episode Gladiolus," the add-on will be released on March 28th, and it will be included in the FF15 season pass, or purchased individually for $5. Separately, news also surfaced about the game's upcoming multiplayer mode, which is due to be introduced as part of another update down the road.

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Halo developer promises split-screen multiplayer to return in future games

Halo developer promises split-screen multiplayer to return in future games

When Halo 5: Guardians was released in late 2015, it was missing one feature that left stalwart fans of the FPS series upset and disappointed: local co-op multiplayer via split-screen. Fortunately there's good news from this week's DICE industry event in Las Vegas, where Bonnie Ross, head of Halo developer 343 Industries, has announced that they've learned from their mistake, with split-screen functionality returning for future titles.

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Pre-release Nintendo Switch was stolen, company reveals

Pre-release Nintendo Switch was stolen, company reveals

The new Nintendo Switch console won't be officially released until March 3rd, but earlier this week one lucky gamer managed to get a unit, sharing unboxing pics and a video of the UI in the process. Going by the username "hiphoptherobot" on the NeoGAF message boards, he said that he had purchased the game console from an "unnamed store." Nintendo has now come forward and stated that the device was stolen.

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New Final Fantasy 7 Remake images revealed

New Final Fantasy 7 Remake images revealed

The long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated remake of Final Fantasy VII still has a way to go in terms of development, but at least developer Square Enix is revealing that progress is being made. At the 2017 MAGIC (Monaco Anime Game International Conference) event, director Tetsuya Nomura showed off two new screenshots of gameplay, as well as a new image from Kingdom Hearts 3.

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New 5-minute Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer features combat and abilities

New 5-minute Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer features combat and abilities

Mass Effect: Andromeda is just over a month away from release, and series fans are eagerly counting down the days. Just in time to tide players over, developer BioWare has released a lengthy new trailer that includes details on combat, weapons, abilities, and other new features. With five minutes of gameplay footage, it's one of the best looks we've had at the sci-fi RPG so far.

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Cities: Skylines inbound for the Xbox One

Cities: Skylines inbound for the Xbox One

The game Cities: Skylines will be launching on the Xbox One soon, it has been announced. The game’s website says it’ll arrive on Microsoft’s latest-generation console this spring, the newest update for the game following its original release in 2015. The Xbox One version of the game will include the “After Dark” DLC, though whether other DLCs will also be included isn’t known at this time.

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