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Watch Blizzard’s Gamescom livestream right here

Watch Blizzard’s Gamescom livestream right here

We're now in the thick of Gamescom, and with big announcements from companies like Microsoft in the books, it's Blizzard's turn to make some reveals of its own. Blizzard's Gamescom press conference kicks off in just a few minutes, and even though the company has already made some announcements for games like Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm, it's safe to assume that it's probably prepared something big for its time on the Gamescom stage.

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Jurassic World Evolution is the game I’ve always wanted (so please don’t screw it up)

Jurassic World Evolution is the game I’ve always wanted (so please don’t screw it up)

Jurassic World Evolution is a game I've been waiting years to play. To understand why, we need to go all the way back to 2003, when a long-forgotten game called Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis launched on Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PC. Operation Genesis, like Jurassic World Evolution, tasked you with creating your own Jurassic Park, and it was a sublime experience that was sadly limited by console technology at the time.

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Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition just sold out

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition just sold out

This weekend Microsoft revealed the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, and it's just sold out. This device was announced to come with a custom designed casing with "Project Scorpio" printed on its side - and that's about it. It's not like the Minecraft Xbox One S, which has a full printed covering - this is more of a "just for the collectors" sort of deal.

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Xbox One X Enhanced games: here’s the starting list

Xbox One X Enhanced games: here’s the starting list

At this year's Gamescom, Microsoft opened the doors just a wee bit for the Xbox One X, specifically with preorders for the very limited Scorpio Edition. The first question to cross anyone’s mind, save perhaps for the staunchest Xbox supporter, is “why bother?”. Microsoft’s answer is in the Xbox One X’s “enhanced experience” made possible by improvements to the hardware as well as developers’ access to such hardware. Such enhancements, however, can only really be experienced through these enhanced titles that Microsoft has just revealed.

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Xbox One X Scorpio Edition pre-orders start, Xbox One S editions galore

Xbox One X Scorpio Edition pre-orders start, Xbox One S editions galore

It’s finally out, or rather, the pre-orders are out. It may no longer be formally called “Project Scorpio” but Microsoft is paying homage to the codename that was carried all throughout the Xbox One X’s development phase. Called the Xbox One X Scorpio Edition, this super limited collector’s edition of Microsoft’s newest console has already started its pre-order period. But better hurry because the extremely limited supplies will most likely run out quickly. That is, if it hasn’t yet already.

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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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Xbox One X pre-order date: This is when Microsoft will spill all

Xbox One X pre-order date: This is when Microsoft will spill all

Back when the Xbox One X was first announced at E3 2017, Microsoft surprised all of us by revealing its release date right then and there. Thanks to that reveal, we knew from the start that the Xbox One X will be arriving on November 7, 2017. It was great to not have to wait for a release date, but Microsoft left out an important detail: It didn't tell when we'd be able to pre-order.

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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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Sonic Mania: 5 reasons to love this classic reboot

Sonic Mania: 5 reasons to love this classic reboot

Sonic Mania is nearly upon us and the Sonic faithful are definitely excited. Sonic Mania is a return to form for the ol' Blue Blur, but those of you who haven't been following the game so closely may not know why it's worth getting excited about it. After all, Sonic games in recent years have been a bit hit or a miss, so it might be hard to know why this one should stick out. With that in mind, here are five reasons to look forward to Sonic Mania.

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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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Overwatch Deathmatch mode revealed: Here’s what you need to know

Overwatch Deathmatch mode revealed: Here’s what you need to know

Overwatch has been one of the most popular first person shooters since it launched almost a year and a half ago, but it's been missing one key FPS game mode its entire life: deathmatch. Players have been asking for deathmatch in some form since launch, but Blizzard has always responded with "no." The thinking behind the lack of deathmatch is that Blizzard would rather have Overwatch be about team-based objectives than simple kill count.

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