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Nvidia’s Shield, an Android TV microconsole, is available now

Nvidia has launched its Shield set-top box, a robust game and video streaming platform for the living room built on Android TV and powered by a beefy Tegra X1 processor.

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Chromecast is about to get a host of fun new features

Google announced new APIs at its 2015 I/O developer conference that improve the hardware's video playback and gaming capabilities. The new gaming APIs mark Google's first serious push beyond media streaming on the popular dongle.

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One year on, Google Cardboard is bigger and better than ever

One year after introducing it, Google has updated its DIY Cardboard virtual reality headset with a simpler design, support for larger screens, a universally-compatible button, and SDK support for iOS.

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Time to kill? Here’s 104 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now

Save yourself from hours of scrolling and searching through Netflix's massive library by checking out this list of our favorite movies you can stream right now.

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Check out seven whole minutes of brawling, gliding and driving in new Batman: Arkham Knight video

In the latest video for Batman: Arkham Knight, we get an extended look at the game in action as Batman infiltrates one of Scarecrow's hideouts in Chinatown and captures Poison Ivy.

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Metal Gear sneaks into PlayStation Plus June lineup

Sony has announced the games available in next month's PlayStation Plus lineup, and PlayStation 4 owners should be very pleased. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes leads the way in a month dominated by Sony's latest console.

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Oculus’ CEO hints at a $1,500 price for the Rift and its PC

At the Re/code conference, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe finally gave buyers a hint at what they can expect to pay for a consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset. The price tag is about $1,500, including the PC.

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Fast-paced free-to-play shooter Dirty Bomb enters open beta next week

Dirty Bomb, the fast-paced, free-to-play team shooter from Brink developer Splash Damage, has been in closed beta for some time now, but the game will finally be open to everyone starting next week.

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Drifting and crashing in Mario Kart 8’s crazy-quick 200cc mode

Joshua Smith is no slouch behind the wheel in Mario Kart, but the new 200cc mode in the latest Mario Kart 8 DLC pushes his skills to the limits, and then some.

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The Minecraft Gameband let’s you take the block-busting blockbuster anywhere

Gameband + Minecraft is Mojang’s first wearable, a USB bracelet that lets you take your creations anywhere and a high-quality, programmable LED watch.

  • Pros: Easy to use for playing within minutes of plugging in to a…
  • Cons: Niche appeal

Grab your boomstick: Bruce Campbell joins Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s next DLC

The next DLC expansion for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare arrives in June, adding four new multiplayer maps and another chapter of the Exo Zombies saga, this time featuring cult movie legend Bruce Campbell.

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Splatoon is like cutesy Doom, but Nintendo still doesn't quite get it

Splatoon is Nintendo’s take on the modern online shooter, reconfiguring the genre’s well-worn conventions into something fresh, fun, and accessible.

  • Pros: A vibrant and adorable world – no one makes "cute" work…
  • Cons: No voice chat or easy player matchmaking – unacceptable…

Double Fine regains Iron Brigade rights, celebrates with Steam sale

Broken Age developer Double Fine has regained the rights to its tower defense shooter Iron Brigade from Microsoft, and is celebrating by updating the Steam version of the game and putting it on sale for 80 percent off.

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This 14-year old was jailed after downloading bomb-making plans to his PlayStation

A youth in Austria used his PlayStation console to store bomb-making information downloaded from the Internet. The 14-year-old boy was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to terrorism charges.

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Horse armor is on the house: The Witcher 3 gets more free DLC

As if players needed more to do in the monumentally massive The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, developer CD Projekt Red has announced two free DLC morsels that are coming to all platforms this week.

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It just makes the chiptunes sound warmer: Streets of Rage and Shenmue soundtracks coming to vinyl

If you tried to come up with a gaming product that would cater primarily to hipsters, you would be hard-pressed to beat this: The London-based Data Discs is releasing vinyl soundtracks for Shenmue and Streets of Rage.

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Until Dawn screams its way to the PlayStation 4 this August

The PlayStation 4- exclusive, teen-murdering, scream-causing Until Dawn arrives this August, and developer Supermassive Games has released a new trailer, showing off the game's scares and a new cast member.

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Mad Max game trailer lets the blood flow

Avalanche Studios has released a new trailer for its upcoming open-world wasteland simulator, Mad Max, and the game wears its Fury Road influence on its sleeve, complete with War Boys and human blood bags.

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Duke and Microsoft successfully reduce online gaming bandwidth by 83 percent

The tool, known as Kahawai, uses “collaborative rendering” to reduce data usage. Rather than having computations performed only on a remote server, some of the computational work is completed on the device itself.

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Why add a grappling hook to GTA V? Just ’cause!

A modder has replicated Just Cause 2's beloved grappling hook in Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC, letting players wreak havoc like tethering pedestrians to police helicopters, or all sorts of other physics-driven shenanigans.

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The Witcher 3 gets another PC patch, but some players aren’t happy

CD Projekt Red has been hard at work keeping up with the post-release of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. While the latest patch for the game fixes a number of issues, it's also creating new issues for some players.

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Capcom may be thinking about a ‘Resident Evil Zero’ remaster

Capcom has stated that it is planning to release more reboots of old video games following Resident Evil HD’s success. These reboots will be published in high definition, and they will come in the form of digital downloads.

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Batman: Arkham Knight’s villains are designed to intimidate

Batman: Arkham Knight introduces a brand new villain with the titular Arkham Knight, and he is designed to drive fear into the citizens of Gotham as he and the Scarecrow wreak havoc throughout the city.

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Video Games Live orchestral show lives on at Gamescom

Video Games Live, the orchestral show from composer Tommy Tallarico, is headed to Germany for this year's Gamescom. Featuring a wide range of game tunes, tickets are only available to Gamescom attendees.

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When home is far from the range, the Optishot2 puts the range in your home

The Optishot 2 touts itself as a leader for in-home golfing at a budget price. But does the device live up its billing as an accurate golf simulator?

  • Pros: Excellent for shot shaping and iron conditioning , Wide…
  • Cons: Technical limitations mask mistakes in your swing , Short…

Capcom will be letting the public play Street Fighter V next month at CEO 2015 in Orlando

If you've been salivating at each new piece of information on Street Fighter V, a trip to Florida might be in order, as Capcom will be showing a playable version of the game there next month.

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Best Emulators (NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and more)

Emulators are great way to tap into both the retro and modern gaming markets without a console. We've chosen the best of the best so you can cut to the chase and get your game on.

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The Void will use reality to transport you to a virtual world

Virtual reality headsets can create immersive visuals, but they can't mimic the physicality of a virtual world. That's a problem The Void seeks to solve by blending the VR experience with custom-built physical playgrounds.

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5 addicting iPhone games you should play this week

When it comes to the App Store, it can be challenging to find the best iPhone games, so to help you discover the best of what's available, here's our roundup of our favorite new games.

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Gaming with guidance: How to set up parental controls on modern consoles, handhelds, and computers

We offer the easiest ways to lock your kids out from inappropriate game content on all current dedicated gaming consoles.

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