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Handsome Jack is ready for his closeup: Lionsgate developing a Borderlands movie

Lionsgate has announced that it is developing a film based on Gearbox Software's popular Borderlands series of first-person shooters with producers Avi and Ari Arad.

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Razer’s Nabu X offers fitness tracking and social connectivity to PC gamers

The newest wearable from gaming peripheral designer Razer features a discreet OLED screen, fitness tracking, and social connectivity targeted at PC gamers.

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Konami killing off dozens of legacy iOS apps in Japan

Veteran games publisher Konami will permanently retire a large number of its paid iOS apps in Japan, including Metal Gear Solid Touch and Silent Hill: The Escape, as it shifts its focus toward free-to-play titles.

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UK police arrest six teens for using Lizard Squad’s hacking-for-hire tool

Authorities in the UK arrested six teenagers this week for attempting to attack several major websites using Lizard Squad's hacking for hire tools. All six are out currently on bail.

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Deadly Premonition nets a special edition five years after launch

PlayStation 3 survival horror cult favorite Deadly Premonition is getting a special edition re-release more than five years after its initial launch from publishers Rising Star Games and NIS America.

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No longer in November, XCOM 2 pushed back to February 2016

Fans of Fireaxis Games' XCOM franchise are going to have to wait a little longer to get their hands on XCOM 2, as the team has decided to push the game back to February 2016.

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Here is the first gameplay of the Gears of War creator’s new arena shooter, LawBreakers

Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski has shared the first gameplay footage from his upcoming, independently-developed arena shooter, LawBreakers, highlighting its fast-paced, high-flying, futuristic gunplay.

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Humble Store proceeds target thousands of newly added charities

Humble Bundle's organizers have greatly expanded the service's Humble Store charity lineup, allowing buyers to donate toward one of more than 35,000 listed charities with every game purchase.

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Getting sweaty, disoriented, and astonished at the world’s first VR film festival

Leave your expectations in Telluride. Participants at Kaleidescope are pushing the limits of VR technology, forging the rules of VR filmmaking, and sweating all over everything.

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Mad Max will run at 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One, players can drive forever

In a recent interview, developer Avalanche confirmed that the upcoming Mad Max will run at 1080p on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Even better, you can drive forever because there is no actual end to the game's map.

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Shovel Knight knighted by Nintendo as first Indie game with its own Amiibo

Shovel Knight is a wonderful throwback to the 8 and 16-bit eras of gaming, and fans can't get enough of the game. First a retail release was announced, and now it is the first indie game to get its own Amiibo.

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Head’s up! Double Fine’s next game is the action-adventure side-scroller Headlander

After a year that saw the release of strategy game Massive Chalice and remastered versions of Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle, Double Fine has partnered with Adult Swim Games for its latest game, the 2D action-adventure game Headlander.

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In the future, your pet may be able to join you on a VR adventure, kind of

Don't want Spot the dog left out of your future VR adventures? Or, you'd rather not step on them when wearing a headset? The solution could be to zap them into the VR world with you, as this cool demo shows.

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The HTC Vive’s launch date has shifted to 2016, putting it up against Oculus and Sony

HTC and its partner Valve have said the Vive virtual reality headset won't be available in significant quantities this year. Instead, the system is now on target for a launch during the first three months of 2016.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 takes the series to a galaxy far, far away

The addition of the Star Wars franchise to Disney Infinity 3.0 takes the series to a bright future in a galaxy far, far away.

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  • Cons: Occasional control and camera quirks , Limited in-game…

Surivive the apocalypse with The Division: New York Collapse

Ubisoft and Chronicle Books have announced The Division: New Your Collapse, an "interactive" field guide containing notes from a survivor of the apocalypse, as well as tips for surviving a fallen New York City.

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Rocket League, Portal 2 free with Steam Link pre-orders

Steam creator Valve announced a pre-order incentive for its upcoming Steam Link hardware, offering free digital copies of Portal 2 and Rocket League for early adopters of the gaming-focused TV streaming device.

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Sin & Punishment series arrives on Wii U in latest eShop update

This week's eShop update brings the Nintendo 64 shooter Sin & Punishment and its 2010 follow-up Star Successor to the Wii U, giving players a new chance to experience a pair of little-seen classics from developer Treasure.

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Total Warhammer’s dwarves are packing hefty axes and beards

Developer Creative Assembly has shared a new video, giving us a first glimpse at three of the dwarven units featured in its upcoming Games Workshop collaboration, Total War: Warhammer.

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Here’s your first look at Michael Fassbender in the Assassin’s Creed movie

Michael Fassbender suits up as a 15th century killer in the first image from the long-awaited Assassin's Creed movie based on Ubisoft's wildly popular game franchise and due to hit theaters in 2016.

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Fable Legends is not coming to Steam, will be Windows 10 exclusive on PC

Microsoft played down its gated Windows 10 app store, suggesting it wouldn't keep titles for itself, but that looks to be happening with Fable Legends. Lionhead's social media coordinator as tweeted the game will be a Store exclusive.

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BossKey Productions’ Project BlueStreak gets a reveal trailer and a new name: LawBreakers

Earlier this week Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski teased that the next game from his newly formed BossKey Productions would be revealed on Wednesday, and now we know much more about the game, including its name: LawBreakers.

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Here is every rumor we’ve heard about the Nintendo NX

Here is everything we have heard so far about Nintendo's mysterious, upcoming console, the so-called NX, compiled into one convenient post.

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See Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5’s new cartoonish look in motion in its latest trailer

Fans initially weren't very pleased with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5's first trailer or the new cel-shaded art style that followed it. Now they get a chance to see the updated art style in motion in the game's later trailer.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 hits $500,000 goal on Kickstarter on the campaign’s first day

Earlier this month we wrote that developer Larian Studios was returning to Kickstarter to fund Divinity: Original Sin 2. The campaign kicked off yesterday, and within 12 hours the it had already met its goal.

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Alienware refreshes X51 and notebook lineup with overclocking, USB 3.1

Alienware has announced a refreshed line of notebooks, along with an X51 desktop, that feature 6th-generation Intel Core processor, overclocking, and USB 3.1.

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AMD’s Radeon R9 Nano is built for tiny PCs, but costs as much as the Fury X

With an impending fall release, we finally have the skinny on AMD's compact flagship graphics card, with 4GB of high bandwidth memory and a 175-watt thermal design power.

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Angry Birds maker lays off 40 percent of its staff

Rovio, the embattled developer of Angry Birds and other mobile titles, announced plans to lay off nearly 40 percent of its workforce as part of "restructuring." The company says it'll refocus on games, media, and consumer products.

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Tabletopia wants to be the Kindle/iTunes of digital board games

Tabletopia is a multiplatform, digital platform for playing and distributing board games that has already blown past its Kickstarter goal. Unlike its competitors, Tabletopia already has official support from publishers.

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GTA V’s Rockstar Editor coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One in September

Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online players on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will soon receive a comprehensive set of in-game filmmaking tools as part of a forthcoming title update, publisher Rockstar announced this week.

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