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Super Mario Odyssey players are already speedrunning the in-store demo

Super Mario Odyssey players are already speedrunning the in-store demo

We're only a few weeks away from the release of Super Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo Switch, but eager players are still getting all the playtime they can at the new demo kiosks appearing in stores across the country. With all the excitement surrounding Mario's newest adventure, some players turned to recording their runs through the demo and sharing them online. The result is that now fans are trying outdo each other, seeing how fast they can complete the 10-minute demo.

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New Xbox One S bundles include Rocket League, Minecraft, and Halo

New Xbox One S bundles include Rocket League, Minecraft, and Halo

We're still in the midst of October, but the holiday shopping season will soon be here, and Microsoft has gotten an early jump on things for those planning on buying an Xbox One this year. The company has announced four new console bundles that include a popular game and its DLC or other digital content, along with a white 500GB Xbox One S and a wireless controller.

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Discord Verified Servers bring official game channels for fans

Discord Verified Servers bring official game channels for fans

Official game channels have arrived in the game chatting service Discord, and they're made possible via the new Verified Server program. The Verified Server program is available for publishers and game developers. These official game channels will provide a destination for fans of a particular game to chat with each other, get official news, and more.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Season Pass detailed: 3 DLCs

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Season Pass detailed: 3 DLCs

The frequently delayed South Park game The Fractured But Whole will be finally arriving next week, and ahead of that launch comes all the details about its Season Pass. Players who spring for the season pass will be on the receiving end of three DLCs, the first of which won't be arriving until the very end of this year, followed by the other two in 2018. Exact launch dates for each DLC haven't been provided, but we know what each will bring.

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Cuphead hits platinum milestone with more than a million units sold

Cuphead hits platinum milestone with more than a million units sold

Cuphead, the hit game from StudioMDHR, has sold more than 1 million units, according to the company, marking the platinum milestone for the title. The game, which is only available for Xbox One and Windows PC, features the character Cuphead with a design that, as the name suggests, features a cup for a head.

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Stream offers cryptocurrency option to livestreamers abandoned by Nintendo

Stream offers cryptocurrency option to livestreamers abandoned by Nintendo

Nintendo recently announced that its Creators Program would no longer be supporting YouTube Live livestreamed videos, leaving a bunch of gamers upset and abandoned without any solid way to bring in revenue from those particular livestreams. While ire at Nintendo is still raw, Stream has stepped up to offer a revenue alternative to those content creators.

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PlayStation Now adds horror games Until Dawn, Dead Island, and more

PlayStation Now adds horror games Until Dawn, Dead Island, and more

In the recent past, Sony made the horror game Until Dawn available to PlayStation Plus subscribers for free, and now it is finally adding it to PlayStation Now. This on-demand service allows subscribers to access a huge library of games that are available to stream instantly over the Internet, and it now includes more horror games just in time for Halloween.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta loot crates are making fans angry

Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta loot crates are making fans angry

The Star Wars Battlefront game released in 2015, while beautiful to look at, left a lot to be desired. The lack of a campaign turned many players away, and those who stuck with the title had a list of complaints: DLC fragmentation, hero tokens, and lack of customization among them. The team behind the game had vowed to solve those issues in the game's sequel, Battlefront 2, which is being released next month. The public beta, though, just hints at more problems.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta extended: two more days to play

Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta extended: two more days to play

If you missed the chance to play the public Star Wars Battlefront 2 public beta this weekend, EA has you covered. The company has announced an extension for the beta that leaves it available for a couple more days, giving everyone a chance to try it for the first time or keep grinding away at getting those coveted crates.

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See Overwatch’s new skins before the 2017 Halloween event begins

See Overwatch’s new skins before the 2017 Halloween event begins

Overwatch players are abuzz this week as Blizzard began teasing this year's Halloween Terror seasonal event, revealing it begins on Tuesday, October 10th. The announcement was made on Twitter, including with a quick shot of two new character skins (seen above) to get fans excited, but while Blizzard usually waits until the event begins to reveal all the new items, several other skins have leaked a bit early. For those of you waiting to be surprised on Tuesday, this is your warning that spoilers will follow!

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Xbox One X console has a tiny Master Chief hidden inside

Xbox One X console has a tiny Master Chief hidden inside

Microsoft's new Xbox One X — touted as the first console to offer true 4K/60fps gaming — has been fully revealed and detailed at this point, but because it doesn't go on sale until November 7th, no one has really gotten their hands on one. However, one lucky YouTuber was given the chance to teardown the new console and discovered a cute detail inside: every Xbox One X has an etching of the Halo series' Master Chief riding a scorpion.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 public beta starts tomorrow on PS4, Xbox One, PC

Star Wars Battlefront 2 public beta starts tomorrow on PS4, Xbox One, PC

Star Wars Battlefront II arrives next month, but this weekend will bring a treat to diehard fans: the public beta starts tomorrow. The public beta will be for multiplayer gameplay, and will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players. Those who play will get access to Arcade, Galactic Assault, 8 vs 8 Strike missions, and Starfighter Assault.

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