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Xbox One begins testing Clubs, LFG features for preview members

Xbox One begins testing Clubs, LFG features for preview members

Members of Microsoft's Xbox One preview program have started receiving a test version of the console's October update, and it seems to focus on two main new features: Clubs, and Looking for Group (LFG). These are both essentially tools designed to bring fans of the same games together, as well as make it easier to find others who want to play the same multiplayer content in real-time.

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PlayStation 4 Elite controller surfaces on Target’s website

PlayStation 4 Elite controller surfaces on Target’s website

Ahead of Sony’s event this month, a third-party PS4 controller called the ‘PlayStation 4 Elite Controller’ surfaced on Target’s website, only to be pulled a short time later. The controller has the same general shape as the regular PS4 controller, but comes with a somewhat futuristic, geometric design. The controller was originally listed as a pre-order item, but that pre-order was obviously premature given that the entire product listing has been taken down.

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Telltale’s Walking Dead Season 3 gets release date, titled

Telltale’s Walking Dead Season 3 gets release date, titled

A third season of Telltale Games' award-winning The Walking Dead game was originally announced back at E3 earlier this year, but the developer has now revealed a few new details, including the release window and official title. Fans of Telltale's signature episodic-gaming and interactive narrative style have been patiently waiting to find out what happens after the end of 2013's TWD season two. Now we know we'll be rejoining our returning heroine Clementine this November.

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PlayStation Plus September game list: Journey, Datura and more

PlayStation Plus September game list: Journey, Datura and more

Sony has revealed the list of titles coming to PlayStation Plus next month, among them being Journey, Datura, and more. As always, the games are free to download for PS+ members, and unlike some months, this upcoming list is actually pretty exciting (unless you’ve played them all before). The lineup includes three titles for the PS4, four titles for the PS3, and two titles for the PlayStation Vita.

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Modder brings Pokemon Go to the Dreamcast VMU

Modder brings Pokemon Go to the Dreamcast VMU

Those of you who ever spent any time with the Sega Dreamcast console likely remember the system's take on the memory card: the VMU. Short for "Visual Memory Unit," the palm-sized device plugged into the controller, often displaying extra information during gameplay, and when the rare title supported it, could also be used as a stand-alone unit to play mini-games on the go. Now, over 16 years later, someone is trying to make a VMU-compatible version of Pokemon Go.

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Russia-exclusive Halo Online PC game is getting shutdown

Russia-exclusive Halo Online PC game is getting shutdown

Most people probably know Halo as the flagship FPS game series on Microsoft's Xbox consoles. But what you may not have heard is that in early 2015, Microsoft released a free-to-play game called Halo Online for Windows PCs, making it exclusive to the Russian market. The game was never intended to be released outside the region, and it was only ever playable as a closed beta, but now it's been revealed that the projects has been cancelled for good.

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Duke Nukem 3D remaster expected to be announced next week

Duke Nukem 3D remaster expected to be announced next week

Duke Nukem 3D is turning 20 years old this fall and it seems the game is getting a new remastered version in honor of the celebration. First released in 1996 on PC, Duke Nukem 3D is widely remembered for its rude and crude sense of humor, as well as helping to usher in the age of the FPS that was kicked off in part by Doom. But now an official website for the game features a countdown timer to an announcement next week, while additional details on the remaster have been posted on Reddit.

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Facebook launches Blizzard Streaming for live broadcasting of games like Overwatch

Facebook launches Blizzard Streaming for live broadcasting of games like Overwatch

If you're a frequent Overwatch player, you now have a new option for live broadcasting your gameplay. Thanks to the previously announced partnership between developer Blizzard and Facebook, gamers can now stream to Facebook Live with just one click. The feature is called Blizzard Streaming, and it's not just limited to the recent hit Overwatch, but works with any of the developer's games, including Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Diablo 3.

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Curvy, retro arcade gaming cabinet is all ’70s class

Curvy, retro arcade gaming cabinet is all ’70s class

Being a child of the '80s, I spent plenty of time around the stuff that made it from the '70s at friends and families homes. It seems to me that the hallmark of '70s design was curved wood and plastic. A sweet retro gaming cabinet from 8bitdo looks exactly like it came from the '70s only the graphics on the video games it contains are much cooler than most of what we had in the late '70s and '80s.

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The Division DLC delayed as ‘lingering issues’ get precedence

The Division DLC delayed as ‘lingering issues’ get precedence

Ubisoft says that ‘lingering issues’ are necessitating a delay in the launch of The Division DLCs, with Survival now being slated to release separately from Update 1.4. The update will be released this upcoming October, dealing with bugs and more, while Survival’s release has been pushed back to some time later this year and, as a result, the “Last Stand” release has been pushed back to some time in early 2017. Specific dates haven't been provided at this time.

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PlayStation VR title Rez Infinite gets limited edition physical release with vinyl, artbook

PlayStation VR title Rez Infinite gets limited edition physical release with vinyl, artbook

One of the better looking games to support the PlayStation VR headset this fall is Rez Infinite, a high-definition update of the cult-favorite Dreamcast/PS2 game Rez. The re-release of the music-based shooter features remastered visuals and audio, and while PSVR isn't required to play the game, the headset is said to allow players to experience Rez in an entirely new way.

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No season pass with Final Fantasy 15’s $270 Ultimate Collector’s Edition

No season pass with Final Fantasy 15’s $270 Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Final Fantasy XV fans are already disappointed over last week's announcement of the release date delayed by two months, but now comes the news that the game's most lavish package, the $270 Ultimate Collector's Edition, does not include the recently confirmed DLC season pass. That means the most dedicated fans, or at least those with the deepest pockets, will need to shell out an another $25 for the season pass, which appears to include a significant amount of story content.

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