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Gears of War 4 gets festive with snowball fights and holiday gear

Gears of War 4 gets festive with snowball fights and holiday gear

Overwatch and Destiny aren't the only big games getting into the holiday spirit with special events, Microsoft's Gears of War 4 has its own snow-themed gameplay rolling out. Dubbed "Gearsmas," GoW4's event includes lots of holiday-appropriate cosmetic items, along with a new and unique Snowball Fight play mode. The event is live now for all GoW4 players, and will run until January 4th.

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Xbox One OS update means faster game downloads for many users

Xbox One OS update means faster game downloads for many users

Microsoft has announced a new OS update for Xbox One users out there that should mean faster downloads for many players. The OS update launched on December 14 and adds performance and other general improvements. Download performance improvements are the big upgrades in this update.

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Dolby Atmos Sound coming to Xbox One: why it matters to you

Dolby Atmos Sound coming to Xbox One: why it matters to you

The folks at Dolby Laboratories have made public their plan to release Dolby Atmos Sound on Xbox One and Windows 10. While they've not yet been exact when it comes to timing and availability, they have been clear that this audio system is meant specifically for gaming. Dolby Atmos works with certified Dolby Atmos speaker systems as well as (virtually) any set of headphones.

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Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland holiday event has begun

Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland holiday event has begun

Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event has arrived at last. Blizzard teased the event earlier this much without giving anything away, but now we're getting a slew of details with the event is going live. Winter Wonderland is the third seasonal event for Overwatch and runs from today, December 13, to January 2.

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BioShock game series gets Xbox One backward compatibility

BioShock game series gets Xbox One backward compatibility

The BioShock game series is now supported by Xbox One backward compatibility, it has been announced, enabling gamers to play the beloved series without having to buy the new BioShock remastered collection. The announcement was made today by Xbox’s Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb, and the games are already listed as supported in the official Xbox One backward compatibility game list.

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Best Buy PS4 Slim, Xbox One S prices drop for the holidays

Best Buy PS4 Slim, Xbox One S prices drop for the holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly and to use up that hard earned cash for the deals you’ve been waiting all year long. If you’ve been waiting for the latest gen gaming consoles to drop to their lowest, now might be the best time to buy. And the best play to buy those might be, you guessed it, from Best Buy. The retail giant has just slashed the prices for the PlayStation 4 “slim” and Xbox One S, and even one Xbox One, to make sure you won’t be left bored while waiting for the old year to give way to the new.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ huge open-world map revealed by Ubisoft

Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ huge open-world map revealed by Ubisoft

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is the latest entry in Ubisoft's tactical shooter series, and when it's released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 7th next year, it will feature the largest open-world environment the developer has ever created. Wildlands takes place Bolivia, and the developers have managed to recreate the entire South American country in-game, offering a huge area for players to explore and carry out missions. For the first time, Ubisoft has revealed the map, along with details on just how expansive the game world really is.

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Resident Evil 7 demo arrives on Xbox One today, PC December 19

Resident Evil 7 demo arrives on Xbox One today, PC December 19

PlayStation 4 owners have already had access to Capcom's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard demo for quite some time, but now it's Xbox One's turn. The demo is arriving on Xbox One today, giving players an early look at the next installment in the long running Resident Evil series. Beyond this Xbox One release, the demo will also be coming to PC later this month, with Capcom announcing a December 19 release date.

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Telltale’s Batman episode 5 launches next week, episode 1 goes free on PC

Telltale’s Batman episode 5 launches next week, episode 1 goes free on PC

The final chapter in Batman: The Telltale Series is nearly here. The fifth episode, which is titled City of Light, will be available across a variety of platforms beginning Tuesday, December 13. This release wraps up the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series, which got its start back in August with the first episode, Realm of Shadows.

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Total PlayStation 4 sales cross 50 million mark

Total PlayStation 4 sales cross 50 million mark

Despite Microsoft's recent boost in Xbox One sales, the PlayStation 4 remains dominant. Sony has announced that total PS4 sales have crossed the 50 million threshold, thanks in part to what Sony calls the "best ever Black Friday week in the history of PlayStation." That number includes sales of the freshly-released PlayStation 4 Pro, though at this early point in the console's life, PS4 Pro likely didn't contribute much to the overall tally of 50 million.

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The Best Games of 2016: Overwatch

The Best Games of 2016: Overwatch

It's late in the game and my team is defending the delivery point for the opposing team's payload. Things are hot around the payload, which is where I'm positioned, playing as an old, war-weary solider who's sick of fighting but nevertheless finds himself here. Bullets zoom by as I step out from behind cover, emboldened by my team's success in pushing the other team back. Then I hear it: "it's high noon," and realizing that there's no time to find cover, I accept my fate. Defeated, I decide to switch characters from the grizzled war veteran to the talking gorilla with a jet pack and a Tesla cannon, and it becomes clear that Overwatch is something special.

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite confirmed for 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, PC

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite confirmed for 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, PC

Just as was predicted last week, this weekend's PlayStation Experience (PSX) event saw the announcement of Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, the fourth entry in the mash-up fighting game series. A teaser trailer was revealed featuring Capcom's Ryu and Mega Man facing off against Iron Man and Captain Marvel from the Marvel side. While the game made its debut at an official PlayStation event, Capcom has confirmed it will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in late 2017.

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