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Alienware’s new Area-51: a triangle of sheer gaming power

WTF is that? It’s Alienware’s next Area-51 desktop PC – the fourth incarnation of what many view as the ultimate pre-built gaming computer. It looks like a nerd’s wet dream Now now, don’t stereotype. We’re sure this...



Nintendo shows off updated 3DS and 3DS XL designs

Nintendo has revealed updated designs for its 3DS and 3DS XL handheld consoles, known simply as the “New 3DS” and “New 3DS XL”. Both models feature a new screen that enhances the 3D effect by widening its viewing angle,...



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Amazon acquires Twitch streaming service

Earlier this summer, it seemed certain that YouTube and Google were set to acquire Twitch, the wildly popular video game livestreaming service. But then we heard little about the reported deal. Here’s why: Amazon leapt in as ...



Sony, Microsoft, other gaming services hit by network attacks

On Sunday, numerous online gaming services – from PlayStation Network and Xbox Live to Battle.net, League of Legends, and Path of Exile – were downed for varying periods of time due to distributed denial of service ...



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Daylong game trials coming to Xbox One

It appears that free 24-hour game trials of certain titles are coming to Xbox Live Gold members using Xbox One, thanks to a report from a user in Microsoft’s ongoing preview program. An image posted on Reddit shows “Free Pl...



Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on the horizon?

Earlier this month, Capcom announced plans to remaster and rerelease the excellent GameCube remake of the original Resident Evil, but the publisher may have additional plans on the horizon – namely a sequel to Resident Ev...



Flappy Bird creator’s new game is essentially vertical Flappy Bird

Dong Nguyen famously cracked under the incredible success of his free game, Flappy Bird, which was pulling in huge amounts of ad money and equally entertaining and enraging millions of players. In response, he pulled the game a...



Xbox One’s huge August update is now available

Microsoft has announced that its August update for the Xbox One, the console’s biggest yet, is now rolling out. The update brings with it a number of improvements, most notably support for 3D Blu-ray movies – something the ...



BioWare’s new game is Shadow Realms, an episodic, modern-day PC RPG

BioWare has more or less mastered sci-fi role-playing with Mass Effect and done well in fantasy with Dragon Age, so what’s next for the EA-owned studio? Something current and in episodic chunks. The studio announced Shadow Re...



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Gamescom 2014: Kojima, Del Toro and Reemus tapped for new Silent Hill game

During Sony’s Gamescom briefing yesterday, it was announced that an “interactive teaser” for a mysterious new horror game called P.T. would be available immediately for download on PlayStation 4. Players that worked throu...



Gamescom 2014: Rise of the Tomb Raider is an Xbox Exclusive

In a surprising twist, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics announced yesterday at Microsoft’s pre-Gamescom briefing that next year’s Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an Xbox exclusive. It’s due out in the holiday season of 20...



Gamescom 2014: Sony’s conference yields big news about hardware and features

Microsoft had a pretty good showing yesterday, but Sony’s briefing ahead of Gamescom in Germany offered a relentless array of game announcements – and notably, some big news regarding the PS4 and PlayStation TV. The v2....



Gamescom 2014: Microsoft unveils new Xbox One models

Microsoft has revealed three new Xbox One console bundles at Gamescom 2014 – and two of them look markedly different from the current all-black model. First up there’s the Sunset Overdrive bundle which, unsurprising...



Square Enix’s new game is ’Strange’

Last year’s Remember Me was a solid action game with some really memorable ideas and visual elements (hello, future Paris), and while that may not have all gelled together perfectly, it had a real spark to it. Now developer D...





 
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