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Should you grab an AMD FreeSync monitor? We’ll break it down for you

AMD FreeSync is a graphics technology that syncs up your PC monitor with a game's framerate, resulting in smoother graphics. Unfortunately, not all graphics cards and monitors can take advantage of it.

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Tearaway Unfolded app brings the Vita experience to PlayStation 4

Media Molecule's Tearaway Unfolded will soon be on the PlayStation 4, and to implement Vita-centric features. The developers are also releasing a companion app for taking pictures and designing papercraft.

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Players offer feedback on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

After the letdown that was Assassin's Creed Unity, Ubisoft is conducting extensive playtesting to ensure Assassin's Creed Syndicate is an improvement, with changes coming to the parkour and stealth.

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Mega Man Legends successor Red Ash strikes publishing deal for PS4, Xbox One

Mighty No. 9 studio Comcept announced that it has found a publisher for Red Ash, revealing new ports for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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K.K. Slider, King K. Rool now playable in Super Smash Bros. via new costumes

Nintendo has patched Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, adding new stages and costumes inspired by Animal Crossing, Donkey Kong Country, and more.

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Resident Evil 2 remake officially pitched at Capcom

Capcom's Yoshiaki Hirabayashi has officially pitched a plan to remake the publisher's landmark survival horror sequel Resident Evil 2.

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Star Wars Battlefront’s Blast Mode is hot-and-heavy, Rebel-on-Empire action, distilled

DICE has revealed Blast Mode, Star Wars Battlefront's take on a classic team deathmatch mode, setting teams of up to 10 Rebel and Empire soldiers against one another in intense, close-quarters arenas.

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Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney thinks augmented reality will trump virtual reality

While virtual reality is capturing the imaginations of gamers and developers the world over, augmented reality is the technology that Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney sees as the most forward-thinking.

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Get busy digging or get busy dying: Terraria coming to Nintendo Wii U, 3DS in 2016

If you thought that Terraria was already on every platform in existence, you were close, but no cigar. The game is getting closer though, as it is coming to Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS systems in early 2016.

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Mobcrush aims to be Twitch for mobile, hires Apple, Google, and Xbox leads to do it

Startup Mobcrush, now in open beta, is bringing Twitch-style live game streaming to mobile phones and tablets. The beta is currently only open to people with iOS devices and Mac computers, but Windows and Android betas will follow.

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This Serious Sam secret evaded players for almost 15 years

A deeply buried secret within 2001's Serious Sam was recently revealed after a Croteam fan-turned-employee sought out company CEO Roman Ribaric for closure.

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Ubisoft’s ZombiU is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC next month

Once a Wii U exclusive, Ubisoft's survival horror action game ZombiU will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PCs next month.

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3DS action-RPG Final Fantasy Explorers premieres stateside in 2016

Square Enix's multiplayer action-RPG Final Fantasy Explorers is due to launch in North America and Europe for the Nintendo 3DS in January, 2016.

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Take on gods as Lara Croft and Kratos in August’s PlayStation Plus free games

Sony has announced the free games PlayStation Plus members will receive during the month of August, including Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Limbo, and God of War: Ascension.

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Sony reports surging revenue as its mobile division continues to drown in red ink

As a whole, Sony reported very positive financial results, with several of the company's divisions reporting substantial growths. Unfortunately, the mobile division was not one of them, with the division reporting further losses.

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Watch ten minutes of fantasy warfare in Total War: Warhammer’s first gameplay

Sega and Creative Assembly have released ten minutes of in-game footage for the upcoming fantasy RTS Total War: Warhammer, along with developer commentary to illuminate the action.

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Capcom asks fans if they want a Resident Evil 2 remake

Capcom has taken to Facebook to ask fans if they'd be interested in a Resident Evil 2 remake just days after a fan-made version surfaced online. A Resident Evil Zero remake is also in development.

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Rocket League’s first DLC hits PC and PS4 this August

Rocket League has become a huge hit on both PC and PlayStation 4, and if you're ready for more car-soccer hybrid action, new DLC is on its way. "Supersonic Fury" arrives in August with two new cars and new abilities.

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A League of Legends champion has been killed off for the first time ever

Strategies change frequently in League of Legends, but a few things are sacred, namely champion availability. While numerous characters have been added to the game since launch, none have been killed. Until now, that is.

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Razer’s Android gamepad is now on sale for $80 in the Google Store

Mobile games can be great, but when the touchpad controls just don't cut it, a lot of the fun goes out the window. Razer's Serval controller has a dedicated housing slot for a phone built in, and is now available on the Google Store for $80.

Mobile

Team17 signs on as Yooka-Laylee publisher, wants to take game to retail

Yooka-Laylee, the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, had raised over $3.2 million by the time its Kickstarter wrapped up, but that doesn't guarantee a successful release. To that end, developer Playtonic games has partnered with publisher Team 17.

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Zuck says VR is Facebook’s next big thing as company reports healthy Q2 figures

Before Facebook gets into telepathy, Mark Zuckerberg says trends suggest virtual reality will soon become a major part of his social networking service. The CEO was speaking following the release of Q2 figures that beat expectations.

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Watch Sonya Belousova play Mario Bros. themes on a Nintendo piano

In a rather gimmicky but nonetheless impressive showing of skill, Belousova plays a series of video game theme songs on a Nintendo "player piano" that is certainly far more accessible than "traditional" classical music.

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Roll to seduce sorceress: The Witcher tabletop RPG announced

CD Projekt Red is teaming up with Cyberpunk tabletop publisher R. Talsorian Games to create a pen-and-paper role-playing game for The Witcher, entitled The Witcher Role Playing Game, and set to release in mid 2016.

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World of Tanks deploys for free on Xbox One

Wargaming's free-to-play, online multiplayer action game World of Tanks is now available for the Xbox One, following up on a successful Xbox 360 launch.

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Harebrained Schemes bringing Battletech to Kickstarter later this year

Hairbrained Schemes, the developer best known for Shadowrun Returns, has announced that it's once again bringing its next project to Kickstarter. BattleTech, a game of turn-based strategy, is based on the classic military fiction franchise of the same name.

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Windows 10 may be free, but its version of Solitaire isn’t free of ads

Longtime PC staple Solitaire returns in Windows 10, but longtime fans might be surprised to see some more modern pricing practices applied to the classic office time-waster.

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Guacamelee dev’s Severed reschedules PS Vita release

Severed, the next project from Guacamelee developer DrinkBox Studios, has pushed back its release date as its creators focus on playtesting.

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Fallout 4 is not taking your suggestions (and that’s a good thing!)

Fallout 4 was largely done when Bethesda announced it at E3 2015, leaving the next few months until its release for bug fixes and polish. Player feature requests will just have to wait.

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