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30 minutes of new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay unveiled at PAX

30 minutes of new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay unveiled at PAX

As the anticipated release of Mass Effect: Andromeda draws closer, developer BioWare is continuing to reveal more gameplay features and story tidbits. A panel for the game at this weekend's PAX event in Boston saw some team members present a whopping 30 minutes of footage containing the Loyalty Mission for Liam Kosta. Those looking to go into the game's story blind should turn away now, as there are a decent number of spoilers.

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No Man’s Sky Path Finder update adds vehicles, base sharing, PS4 Pro support

No Man’s Sky Path Finder update adds vehicles, base sharing, PS4 Pro support

No Man's Sky had a well-documented rough launch last summer, but the following months saw the release of the Foundation Update, showing that developer Hello Games was learning from its mistakes and adding value to the space exploration title. Now they're back with the Path Finder Update, released this week, which introduces a number of new features, including support for the PS4 Pro console.

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Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age is getting a $200 special edition

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age is getting a $200 special edition

This July will see the release of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on PlayStation 4. An HD remaster of the PS2's FF12, the game will feature updated graphics and the titular Zodiac Job system that was exclusive to the Japanese version, along with other small improvements that come with running on current-gen hardware. To celebrate the re-release of the acclaimed 2006 title, developer Square Enix has announced an exclusive, and pricey, collector's edition.

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Steven Universe: Save the Light is heading to consoles this summer

Steven Universe: Save the Light is heading to consoles this summer

Cartoon Network has announced that Steven Universe: Save the Light will be coming to gaming consoles this upcoming summer. The game features an RPG combat system, according to the network, and will be a sequel to the “Attack the Light” mobile game released back in 2015. As with that game, Save the Light will be developed by Grumpyface Studios and will be published by Cartoon Network.

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Telltale’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ series arrives this spring

Telltale’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ series arrives this spring

Telltale Games is making its own “Guardians of the Galaxy” video game series, one that takes place in the Marvel world, which it revealed today with a bunch of screenshots. The game will feature the roster of Guardians, including Star-Lord, Drax, Rocket, Gamora, and Groot, and will revolve around the discovery of ‘an artifact of unspeakable power.' The game is going to drop this spring season.

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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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