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7 best console games to play over winter break

7 best console games to play over winter break

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, some form of winter break is on the horizon for many students in the US. For high school students, winter break can last around two weeks, while colleges and universities usually break for three or four. If you're in parts of the country that actually see snow and cold, spending any significant time outside may not be possible, so what's a student with nothing but time to do? Play video games, of course - here are seven console-based games you should consider spending your winter break with.

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Rocket League Game of the Year Edition drives onto PS4 and PC

Rocket League Game of the Year Edition drives onto PS4 and PC

If you've yet to play Rocket League, you may want to have a look at the Game of the Year Edition, which has arrived on PC and PlayStation 4. Interestingly enough, Xbox One isn't included in this launch, despite the fact that there's an Xbox version of Rocket League. Perhaps such a release is coming at some point in the future, but for now, Xbox One owners are being left out in the cold.

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Xbox One Oculus Rift streaming coming next month

Xbox One Oculus Rift streaming coming next month

By their nature, or perhaps through decades of established conventions, gaming console display their output on big, distant screens. There is nothing, however, that says that screen needs to be physical. In case you have an Xbox One but no large screen but you do have Oculus Rift lying around, soon you’ll be able to hook up the two together. OK, so it’s probably an unlikely “last resort” scenario, but the end result is the same. You’ll be able to see and play your Xbox One game right inside the realm of virtual reality.

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The 5 best Black Friday gaming sales of 2016

The 5 best Black Friday gaming sales of 2016

Black Friday is quickly approaching, and that usually means good things for folks looking to pick up some video games. Whether you're looking for video games or consoles, a lot of stores will have plenty of offers to take advantage of. With so many places vying for your time on Black Friday, where do you stand the best chance at getting a good deal? Here are some of the more attractive locations for gamers on Black Friday.

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Xbox Holiday Update brings more social fun, PC gamers invited

Xbox Holiday Update brings more social fun, PC gamers invited

Everyone is overdue some distraction and relaxation these days. Fortunately, the holidays are just around the corner. Which also means gaming season is upon us! To ensure that the season will be enjoyable not just for you but for your friends as well, Microsoft has rolled out its 2016 Holiday Update for the Xbox platform, both on the Xbox One and as well as the Xbox apps. And like many of the updates these past months, this one puts a lot of weight on the social aspects of gaming, like forming Clubs and Looking For Groups, whether on the console or on the PC.

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Free Overwatch weekend kicks off November 18 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Free Overwatch weekend kicks off November 18 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Overwatch will almost certainly go down as one of the best games of the year, but if you've held out thus far, Blizzard is about to give you a chance to see what you've been missing. Blizzard has announced that Overwatch will be free to play across all platforms starting November 18. The promotion will last the entire weekend, wrapping up on November 21.

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Have a look at Dishonored 2’s brutal launch trailer

Have a look at Dishonored 2’s brutal launch trailer

We're just a couple of days out from the release of Dishonored 2, and right on cue, Bethesda has released the launch trailer for the game. The trailer sets the stage for the game, which takes place 15 years after the original Dishonored. In Dishonored 2, you'll play as either the assassin Corvo Attano or Emily Kaldwin as Emily attempts to reclaim her throne, which was taken from her by Delilah, the main antagonist of the game.

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Microsoft rolls out Xbox Insider Program to all Xbox One owners

Microsoft rolls out Xbox Insider Program to all Xbox One owners

Microsoft has announced some big changes to its Xbox Preview Program. First and foremost, it's no longer being called the Xbox Preview Program, but rather the Xbox Insider Program. Microsoft says this change is being made to reflect "how we are expanding to offer opt-in opportunities to provide feedback," on the Xbox platform.

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Jade Empire sequel may still happen (eventually)

Jade Empire sequel may still happen (eventually)

Folks hoping for an eventual follow-up to BioWare's Xbox RPG Jade Empire might have new reason to hope today. While the company's focus is undoubtedly on getting Mass Effect: Andromeda ready for its spring release, two executives have taken some time to talk to Game Informer about the potential for a Jade Empire sequel.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda cinematic trailer takes us back to a galaxy in peril

Mass Effect: Andromeda cinematic trailer takes us back to a galaxy in peril

It's N7 day - Mass Effect's November 7 "holiday" - and that means the arrival of the newest cinematic trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Obviously, there's not a lot of gameplay to be seen in this trailer, though there are what appear to be a few in-game shots. For the most part, though, what we're seeing here sets the stage for the next chapter in the Mass Effect franchise.

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Blizzard finally reveals Sombra, Overwatch’s latest hero

Blizzard finally reveals Sombra, Overwatch’s latest hero

It's been a long time coming, but Blizzard has finally revealed Sombra, who now takes her place as Overwatch's newest character. The long-teased character was revealed today during the first day of BlizzCon 2016. Many suspected the reveal was coming, but it seems like many more were hoping this announcement would happen place sooner.

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Seagate 512GB SSD Game Drive for Xbox One arrives in November

Seagate 512GB SSD Game Drive for Xbox One arrives in November

Seagate has taken the wraps off a new SSD drive for the Xbox One called the Game Drive for Xbox. According to Seagate, the Game Drive was designed specifically for Microsoft’s video game console, offering gamers an expansion option for storing games beyond the limit of the Xbox’s internal drive. The drive comes in a 512GB capacity and will be available starting next month.

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