Gears of War 4 Preview

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At a Gears of War 4 multiplayer event held at Microsoft's loft in San Francisco, members of developer The Coalition spoke with an almost sheepish sense of humor about Gears of War: Judgement's multiplayer. It was an insightful talk that laid out the developer's approach to multiplayer on the table, as prior Gears games had tried to force players to change the way they played multiplayer. Gears of War 4, embraces—rather than tries to correct—the way that people play Gears of War's multiplayer. Developers mentioned specifically that each subsequent ;Gears game had tried to force the player aw...
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Metal Gear Solid 5 Online Adds New “Survival” Mode With New Patch

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's online mode Metal Gear Online today added Survival mode. As announced previously, this is a squad-based mode in which teams of six compete towards five-match win streaks to earn rewards. Everyone can try Survival mode 10 times per week (reset every Tuesday), while people who bought the Cloaked in Silence expansion pack can play as much as they want. You can learn more about the mode in GameSpot's previous coverage. Survival Mode comes to Metal Gear Online today as part of the game's latest patch. It fixes a number of bugs and makes a variety of bala...
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The 30 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2016

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Just started The Witcher 3? Yet to emerge from Fallout 4’s vault? You’d better start cranking, because while 2015 was a banner year for gamers, 2016 is shaping up to be even, uh, banner-er. The year is yet to start and there are already dozens of awesome games dotting the upcoming calendar. Will they all see the light of day in 2016? No way — delays are as common these days as zombies — but if even half of these games live up to expectations, it’s going to be a very good year indeed. In order of release, here are 30 upcoming video games worth watching. ‘XCOM 2′ (PC, Mac | Feb. 5) Th...
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RYU, ROY, FAMICOM ROB AMIIBO US RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED

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During a Nintendo Direct today, Nintendo announced that the next wave of Smash Bros. amiibo – Ryu, Roy, and ROB with Famicom colors – will arrive in the United States on March 18, 2016. No details on store exclusivity, if any, were revealed. Nintendo previously confirmed that every Smash Bros. fighter will get an amiibo, but in case you were concerned, the Direct also made it clear that Cloud and the recently-announced Bayonetta and Corrin will also get the amiibo treatment in the future. How I Overcame My Amiibo Addiction - Up At Noon 07:04 Earlier this year, Nintendo...
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GTA 5’s Next Free Update Is Out Now, Includes Super Yacht and More

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Rockstar has now announced that the update has gone live across Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The developer also shared some new images and published more details about it here. Read the full Rockstar Newswire post for all the details about Executives and Other Criminals, but here are some highlights. Any player with more than $1 million in GTA money in their Maze bank account can choose to become a VIP. Do that and you can make and name your own organization and hire up to three other players as your bodyguards. VIP players can access a new "SecuroServ" menu to tailor these settings. Player...
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EA launching esports division, will be led by Peter Moore

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Electronic Arts is pushing into esports with a new branch of the company: the EA Competitive Gaming Division, CEO Andrew Wilson announced today. The Competitive Gaming Division will be focused on establishing esports competitions for EA franchises in sports and other genres, including series such as Madden NFL, FIFAand Battlefield. That includes initiatives to create "competitive experiences with our games," to grow EA's community and to develop live esports events, said Wilson. Peter Moore, who has served as EA's chief operating officer since August 2011, will move into a new role to le...
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Holiday gift guide 2015

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Tis the season, once again, to brave icy roads and crowded super-stores to find just the right gift for your loved ones. Or to sit back and order said gifts from the comfort of your internet connection, drinking hot cocoa and peppermint schnapps and pitying those poor fools out in the snow. And what better way to share in this holiday spirit than with video games the whole family can enjoy? So, as we do every year, here’s our Ultimate Family Gamer Holiday Gift Guide, 2015 Edition. Skylanders SuperChargers You can’t go wrong with Skylanders games when it comes to great Christ...
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Prepare for the Future: Fallout 4 Important Release Info

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We’re almost there! In just over a month, the wait for Fallout 4 ends and you can finally explore its densely populated Wasteland on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Until then, Vault-Tec was kind enough to provide us with some handy information to ready you for launch. PC Systems Requirements (Requires Internet Connection and Free Steam Account to Activate) Minimum Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required) Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent 8 GB RAM 30 GB free HDD space NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent Recommended W...
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Street Fighter 5 Adds Zangief to Character Roster, Gameplay Trailer Released

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Capcom has announced Zangief as the latest character to join the Street Fighter V roster. Based on the gameplay trailer for the character, crushing normals and counter-hits will be a core part of the Russian Red Cyclone's arsenal. His standing heavy kick seems to launch characters and can be followed up with a lariat for extra damage. Zangief also looks like his offense will involve taking a hit to deal a much more punishing one back. He's also picked up Alex's shoulder check from Street Fighter 3--except with more elbow, which will be handy for anti-airs. To deal with fireball charac...
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Disney Infinity: Twilight Of The Republic Set

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  Publisher Disney Interactive has released a trailer for the upcoming “Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic” set. The story of the set is an original one, which takes place during the timeline of the “Clone Wars” cartoon, with appearances from Anakin Skywalker and his padawan from the series Ahsoka Tano. What is really noteworthy of the trailer is the return of Darth Maul, the villain from “Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace.” The villain was seemingly killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi during the film but made a surprise return during the “Clone Wars” cartoon. IGN confirmed that...
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