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Xbox One backwards compatibility expands with Tekken 6, two others

Xbox One backwards compatibility expands with Tekken 6, two others

Microsoft's ever-growing backwards compatibility list just got a bit longer with the addition of three new titles, the most notable of them being Tekken 6. As with all the other games already on the list, Xbox One owners will be able to play these older Xbox 360 games on the current-gen Microsoft gaming console, breathing new life into one's old-ish video game collection.

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Injustice 2 story trailer arrives: bitter fights between former friends

Injustice 2 story trailer arrives: bitter fights between former friends

Shortly after learning the game’s release date, we’ve gotten our first story trailer for Injustice 2, giving us our first decent and long look at the title. The trailer is dubbed “The Lines are Redrawn,” and it gives us a glimpse of a world in which superheroes are fallen beings, where old friends are new enemies. It is, overall, quite dark, and presents many of the major characters in the series, including Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard Season Pass will include ‘banned footage’

Resident Evil 7 biohazard Season Pass will include ‘banned footage’

Resident Evil 7 biohazard will be available on January 24, and with it will come the option of a Season Pass. As with other games’ season passes, those who pick it up will pay a flat fee to cover whatever DLCs Capcom has planned, and we now know what other perks it will include: access to ‘banned footage’ volumes 1 and 2, among other things.

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Heroes of the Storm is getting a new hero: Valeera Sanguinar

Heroes of the Storm is getting a new hero: Valeera Sanguinar

Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm is getting a new update, and with it will come a new character: Valeera Sanguinar. Blizzard first announced the news in a tweet a couple days ago, and has further detailed the character in its newly released patch notes. This patch has ‘just arrived’ in the Public Test Realm, says Blizzard, and can be playtested until January 23.

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More Nintendo Switch details: 2TB microSD card support, no Miiverse or StreetPass

More Nintendo Switch details: 2TB microSD card support, no Miiverse or StreetPass

While almost all the details about the new Nintendo Switch console have been revealed, there's still a few things that leave eager gamers wondering about their potential future purchase. Most of the hardware specs have been sufficiently outlined, but one troubling item is the fact that the Switch only comes with 32GB of internal storage, a paltry amount compared to the 500GB and 1TB hard drives we're used to.

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Now you can play Portal on an Apple II

Now you can play Portal on an Apple II

If for some reason you still haven't played Valve's hit game Portal, I implore you to go to Steam or your favorite console's digital marketplace and download it right away. It really is as good as everyone says. However, if you have played it (and the acclaimed sequel) before, but wish you re-experience it on your aging but beloved Apple II computer, now you finally can, thanks to computer engineering professor Vince Weaver.

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Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app supports time limits, game ratings

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app supports time limits, game ratings

Parental restrictions and controls have been a part of the software on game consoles for years now, but the soon-to-be-released Nintendo Switch has an innovative take on this: moving the controls to a smartphone app. Amid the plethora of new details on the console and its games, Nintendo revealed that the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app, coming to both iOS and Android, will allow parents to set time limits on their kids' use of the system, enforce restrictions based on game ratings, and collect data on how kids spend their play time.

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Nintendo Switch online service: monthly games not really ‘free,’ smartphone-based multiplayer chat

Nintendo Switch online service: monthly games not really ‘free,’ smartphone-based multiplayer chat

As you've probably already heard, Nintendo has finally announced its new Switch console in full, and there's a lot to be excited for, including all the interesting ways games can be played on the system, both at home and on the go, as well as the new game lineup, which includes a fantastic-looking new Zelda title. However, in the day that's passed since all the details were revealed, a few less than pleasing tidbits have also surfaced, mostly focused on the Switch's online service.

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Titanfall: Frontline mobile game has been cancelled

Titanfall: Frontline mobile game has been cancelled

Back in September, Respawn Entertainment announced the then-upcoming mobile game based on Titanfall, Titanfall: Frontline. The game was promised for iOS and Android, and would have been a card game rather than something resembling the console titles. The game did make it to the point of a beta, but it has all been for naught: Titanfall: Frontline has been cancelled.

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Resident Evil 7 4D Candle is a ‘horror-scented’ VR accessory

Resident Evil 7 4D Candle is a ‘horror-scented’ VR accessory

There’s so-called 4D gaming, which is usually a VR game joined by items that engaged other senses — a rumbling seat when you’re ‘driving’ over cobble roads, maybe, or an authentic scent to match your VR environment. Here to bring about that latter element, in a roundabout sort of way, is an official Resident Evil 7 biohazard “4D” candle that supposedly smells like the interior of the game's Baker House Mansion.

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Windows 10 Game Mode confirmed for Creators Update

Windows 10 Game Mode confirmed for Creators Update

Microsoft has confirmed that the formerly rumored Game Mode will be arriving in Windows 10 with the Creators Update. This Game Mode will, says the company, start appearing in part for Windows Insiders this week, though the fully operational version will take a bit longer to show up. When used, Game Mode will improve a PC’s performance specifically for gaming.

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PlayStation 4 system update 4.5 beta testing signups start

PlayStation 4 system update 4.5 beta testing signups start

Sony says the next major system software update for its current-generation console is inbound, and if you want to get a chance to test it before it releases to everyone, now is the time to sign up. PlayStation 4 owners can sign up to be a beta tester anytime from now until ‘early’ February; those who get in will be able to test system software update 4.5.

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