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Nintendo partners with Hasbro for Transformers-themed Splatoon event

Nintendo has partnered with Hasbro for an upcoming Splatoon Splatfest event that will ask players to pick a side in a decades-spanning battle that rages on in popular culture: Autobot or Decepticon?

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How much RAM does your gaming PC need? Maybe just 4GB, according to new test

New testing by PC enthusiast site TechSpot has discovered that many apps still don't see substantial benefit from more than 4GB of memory. Games, in particular, have no issue with limited RAM.

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Dell releases beastly Alienware 18 gaming laptop

Alienware 18 has some absurd specs including a Core i7-4710MQ and two GeForce GTX 970M GPUs.

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Outrun glitches in Pac-Man 256 for mobile, from the makers of Crossy Road

Hipster Whale, creator of the mobile hit Crossy Road, has released Pac-Man 256, an endlessly scrolling arcade game for iOS and Android devices starring Namco's dot-gobbling mascot.

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Picross 3D sequel coming to 3DS with amiibo compatibility

A sequel to Nintendo's block-drilling puzzler Picross 3D is due to launch in Japan later this year with an array of new features and support for amiibo figures and cards, the publisher announced this week.

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Nvidia is making it possible to play local co-op online

Cooperative play might have once been a living room affair, but today it's all about online play. With Nvidia's new Geforce Experience Share update, you can even play local co-op games over the Internet.

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Rainbow Six Siege told to stand down, release delayed to December 1

Rainbow Six fans have been waiting for seven years for the next entry in the series, and now they'll have to wait just a little longer, as the planned October release for Rainbow Six Siege has been delayed to December.

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Fig is like Kickstarter for game development, with an extra focus on actual investors

Kickstarter has allowed plenty of great games to actually get made, but its broad scope makes it a less than perfect platform for funding a game. New crowdfunding platform Fig focuses strictly on games and treats backers as investors.

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Razer and Intel are working together on a RealSense-enabled 3D camera

Razer and Intel are collaborating on a 3D-sensing camera for consumer-end VR and gaming computers.. The device should make it possible to dodge enemy attacks in a fighting game by physically moving around.

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Sony, Microsoft publishing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 in Japan

Sony and Microsoft confirmed that they will publish Japanese versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, taking over regional publishing duties from Activision. The game features voice acting from Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, and Ron Perlman.

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Rock Band 4 nabs Van Halen, PS4-exclusive pre-order tracks

Harmonix announced that rock group Van Halen will headline its upcoming band simulation game Rock Band 4 with a playable version of its hit song Panama. Rock Band 4 will launch October 6, featuring playable guitar, percussion, and vocal tracks.

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World record Spelunky speedrun clocks in at under four minutes

Infamously difficult indie platformer Spelunky has been thoroughly defeated in a new world record speedrun that clears its Hell world in under four minutes, and beating the previous world record by eight seconds.

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Make bad decisions in this Until Dawn interactive trailer

Until Dawn is just a week away, and Sony has enlisted the help of MoFilm to create a live-action, interactive trailer inspired by the "emotional experience" of the game. Will our hero survive? Probably not.

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Halo on the PC? Here's how to do it, with Game Streaming in Windows 10

Want to play Xbox One games while someone else is hogging the TV? Now you can, if you have a Windows 10 PC. Here's how to set up and optimize Game Streaming.

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Activision ditches the plastic for free-to-play Skylanders Battlecast

Activision is ditching the plastic with Skylanders Battlecast, a free-to-play card game that makes use of both digital purchases and physical cards. The game is scheduled to launch next year.

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