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The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs expansion pack brings pets on November 10

The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs expansion pack brings pets on November 10

EA has announced a new expansion pack for The Sims 4 called 'Cats & Dogs,' and it is exactly what it sounds like. This expansion pack will be available for The Sims 4 players on Windows PC and Mac starting this upcoming November, and it'll bring with it a bunch of dogs and cats for the game. Players will be able to give their Sims a friendly pet (for two) for their daily virtual lives.

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Minecraft Xbox One special edition console leaks ahead of Gamescom

Minecraft Xbox One special edition console leaks ahead of Gamescom

Germany's Gamescom event — the European equivalent of E3 — will be kicking off later today with Microsoft's press conference, allowing them to be first with their big video game announcements. Along with new details on the Xbox One X, it appears a Minecraft-themed limited edition console will be one of their big reveals.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda ends single-player support, no future patches coming

Mass Effect: Andromeda ends single-player support, no future patches coming

It looks like the troubled life of Mass Effect: Andromeda is over only five months after release — for fans of the sci-fi RPG's single-player mode, at least. EA and developer BioWare have announced that there will be no additional support for single-player going forward, meaning no story-based DLC or feature updates, and that the 1.10 update released in late July would be the last patch.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT comes to PS4 in January

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT comes to PS4 in January

Outside of the hardcore Final Fantasy faithful, few will remember Dissidia, the fighting game spin-off from Square Enix for the PlayStation Portable that brings together various heroes and villains from the long-running RPG series. Now the Japanese developer has announced a new console entry titled Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, coming to the PlayStation 4 in early 2018.

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Tekken for iOS and Android revealed in trailer: pre-register for bonuses

Tekken for iOS and Android revealed in trailer: pre-register for bonuses

Bandai Namco just released a trailer announcing the upcoming launch of Tekken for mobile. The game will be available on both iOS and Android. Fans have been advised of a 'pre-registration' that is now live for them to sign up. The pre-registration will result in those particular players getting free bonuses. All of this is joined by what Bandai describes as a 'soft launch' in Canada.

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PS4 update 5.0 features officially detailed: VR, friends, broadcasting and more

PS4 update 5.0 features officially detailed: VR, friends, broadcasting and more

Following a recent leak, Sony has officially detailed the features PlayStation 4 owners can expect to get in the upcoming system update 5.0. The firmware is currently in beta testing, and it brings a wide variety of changes, not the least of which is a redesigned master and sub-account system that makes it easier for families to manage their accounts. Changes are also coming for VR, managing friends, and more.

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BioShock Remastered arrives on Mac next week

BioShock Remastered arrives on Mac next week

The remastered edition of BioShock will be available to play on Mac starting next week, it has been revealed. The remastered edition will arrive in two different digital download stores, expanding the new release's initial launch on consoles and PC last year. The arrival comes alongside the iconic game's 10th anniversary, and is the first time the enhanced version has been available on Apple computers.

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New Xbox Wireless Adapter has been delayed until next year

New Xbox Wireless Adapter has been delayed until next year

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a couple new Xbox One controller designs, as well as a new Xbox Wireless Adapter for connecting an Xbox controller to a PC running Windows 10. At the time, Microsoft said the wireless adapter would be available some time later this month, but now that has changed in a big way: the company has delayed the dongle until next year.

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Xbox Live Creators Program debuts, allows indie self-publishing

Xbox Live Creators Program debuts, allows indie self-publishing

Microsoft has just made the Xbox platform a more welcoming place for indie game developers. The new Xbox Live Creators Program launched this week, allowing a developer of any size to publish their games for Xbox One or Windows 10. Nine new titles are available as part of the launch, with games published under the program found under the "Creators Collection" section of the Xbox Live store.

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Destiny 2 PC beta: here’s what’s changing from the console version

Destiny 2 PC beta: here’s what’s changing from the console version

The September 6th release date for Destiny 2 on consoles is quickly approaching, but PC players still have their own beta to look forward to at the end of this month. The console beta was held back in mid July, giving Bungie plenty of feedback on their networking technology, as well as player response on gameplay changes and tweaks, but now the developer has outlined what adjustments have been made since then, and in-turn will be live in the PC beta.

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Retro Fighters Nintendo 64 controller is for a new generation of fans

Retro Fighters Nintendo 64 controller is for a new generation of fans

Retro Fighters has created a version of the Nintendo 64 controller designed for a new generation, as odd as that sounds considering the N64 console's retired nature, and it arguably features a better design than the original controller. The controller is targeted at diehard N64 fans who still play on their original console, not emulators. As such, this model has an N64 cable rather than USB, though the company says there are adapters available for using the controller with a PC emulator if you want that functionality.

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PS4 firmware 5.0 details leak: Pro Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps

PS4 firmware 5.0 details leak: Pro Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps

Details about the PlayStation's upcoming firmware version 5.0 have leaked ahead of the software's actual launch, tipping console owners about the features and tweaks they can expect in the near future. This newest firmware will reportedly, first and foremost, bring Twitch streaming at 1080p / 60fps to the most powerful PS4 console, the PlayStation 4 Pro. There will also be some features for non-Pro owners.

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