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‘Prey’ sci-fi game launches today: four things to know

‘Prey’ sci-fi game launches today: four things to know

Bethesda and Arkane Studios have officially launched Prey, a science fiction action game with a first-person flavor. The game brings with it both RPG and shooter elements, and further enables gamers to form their own playstyle, according to Creative Director Raphael Colantonio. This marks the first time Arkane has released a first-person science fiction action game, according to Bethesda, and it is available on all three major video game platforms.

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The Division will be free this weekend: three things to know

The Division will be free this weekend: three things to know

The Division burned bright and fast, rising to mass popularity and then quickly, almost suddenly, falling back down to a more sustainable baseline. If you had intended to pick up the game, only to wait for the price to come down a bit and then forgot about it altogether, now is your chance to see whether you truly want the game. The Division will be free to play in regions around the world this upcoming weekend, giving anyone -- including those who don't own the game -- a chance to play.

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Next PlayStation console to debut in 2018, predicts analyst

Next PlayStation console to debut in 2018, predicts analyst

The PS4 Pro has barely been out for six months, so it's hard to imagine another new game console from Sony in the near future. However, if the release of the PS4 Pro itself, along with the upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio, has shown us anything, it's that Sony and Microsoft are no longer sticking to a 5 to 7 year lifespan for their systems. With this in mind, it should come as little surprise that there's a new report on the next PlayStation launching as early as 2018.

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NES Classic discontinued due to lack of resources, Nintendo explains

NES Classic discontinued due to lack of resources, Nintendo explains

It came as a surprise and disappointment to many around the world to learn earlier this month that Nintendo was discontinuing production of the NES Classic, especially when demand for it was still so high. However, Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has forward this week to explain the company's decision, also noting that the mini retro console was originally intended to be a limited item for the 2016 holiday season.

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PS4, Nintendo 2DS XL get Dragon Quest XI special editions in Japan

PS4, Nintendo 2DS XL get Dragon Quest XI special editions in Japan

There's a new Dragon Quest game coming out this summer in Japan, number 11 to be specific, and as one of the country's single most popular game series, it's getting not one but two special edition hardware treatments. The Square Enix-developed RPG is coming to both the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS handheld, so each system will be getting a Dragon Quest XI-themed design.

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Blizzard’s Overwatch surges to over 30 million players

Blizzard’s Overwatch surges to over 30 million players

Overwatch, the recent FPS from developer Blizzard, has been a bona fide smash hit since its release almost a year ago. And for good reason: it's one of the most original and exciting multiplayer games to along in some time, and it's full of refreshing characters and balanced mechanics. Players around the globe seem to agree, as Blizzard has revealed the game now has over 30 million registered players.

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GTA Online Tiny Racers ‘retro-style’ game now available

GTA Online Tiny Racers ‘retro-style’ game now available

Rockstar Games has announced the availability of GTA Online Tiny Racers, a game in which players race tiny cars around various maps while avoiding a fiery explosion. Rockstar says Tiny Racers is a retro-styled game for GTA Online, putting gamers above the roads and cars with a bird's-eye view. This is similar to the Dead Ops Arcade game -- in terms of design -- that appeared in Black Ops.

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More Call of Duty: WWII details leak, including story, co-op, release date

More Call of Duty: WWII details leak, including story, co-op, release date

It was just over a day ago that Activision announced this year's Call of Duty title would in fact be Call of Duty: WWII, confirming weeks of previous of previous rumors, but that hasn't stopped more details on the upcoming FPS game from becoming public. While Activision's announcement was little more than confirmation of a title and theme, marketing materials have leaked with additional info on the game's story, a release date, and a new co-op mode.

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Halo Wars 2 DLC has been delayed over game-breaking bug

Halo Wars 2 DLC has been delayed over game-breaking bug

343 Industries has announced that the DLC for Halo Wars 2 that was supposed to go live in recent days has been delayed due to a 'game-breaking' bug. Due to pestering from gamers who wanted to know more about that bug, the company has released more details, explaining that the issue involved the in-game vehicles Skitterers. At close to the last minute, testers found that the bug would cause a Skitterer to keep firing at a target regardless of how far away it moved, opening the door to very annoyed players and skewed gameplay.

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Telltale’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ game arrives on Android, iOS and consoles

Telltale’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ game arrives on Android, iOS and consoles

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is now available on the Google Play Store, iTunes, and for console gamers with either an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4. The game is priced at $4.99 USD regardless of which console or platform you get it on. If you particularly enjoy it and you have one of the two aforementioned consoles, you'll also be able to pick up the game on a special season pass disc starting on May 2.

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 won’t include Season Pass and may nix DLCs

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 won’t include Season Pass and may nix DLCs

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was officially unveiled this weekend following a major leak of the entire teaser trailer. Now that the first round of details have been made official, the smaller, more pertinent info is becoming available, and among it are details about the Season Pass. Namely, the game won't include one. Whether that means the game won't offer DLCs is unclear, but DICE's creative director Bernd Diemer indicates there may be something better in the pipeline.

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Star Wars: Battlefront II revealed with Imperial-focused story campaign

Star Wars: Battlefront II revealed with Imperial-focused story campaign

In case you haven't heard, there's a little event known as the Star Wars Celebration going on this weekend, and game publisher EA has used it to pull the curtain back on Star Wars: Battlefront II. A new, full trailer was premiered, focusing on the game's new single-player campaign and in-depth canon story that puts players in the role of the bad guys; specifically Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squadron, an elite special forces unit.

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