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Killer Instinct Season 3 introduces Windows 10, Xbox One cross-platform play

Microsoft has rolled out its latest content update for Iron Galaxy's one-on-one fighter Killer Instinct, introducing cross-platform play between the game's Xbox One edition and a newly released Windows 10 port.
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Nintendo makes mobile debut in Japan with Miitomo, My Nintendo

Nintendo's debut mobile app Miitomo has launched alongside the company's new My Nintendo service, giving members access to exclusive rewards, games, and other bonuses for registering purchases and completing online tasks.
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Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play RPG takes metal to mobile

Iconic heavy metal band Iron Maiden will star in Legacy of the Beast, an upcoming mobile RPG from Roadhouse Interactive that will feature a number of previously unreleased live recordings.
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Free-to-play World of Tanks invades PlayStation 4 next week

Wargaming's hit massively multiplayer online shooter World of Tanks will make its PlayStation 4 debut next week, arriving on Sony's platform with an array of platform-specific gameplay tweaks and features.
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Fable Legends public beta delayed to spring 2016 1:20

The public beta for Fable Legends, the upcoming multiplayer free-to-play entry in Microsoft's action-RPG series, has been pushed back to "Spring 2016," according to developer Lionhead Studios.
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Nintendo Badge Arcade released for free on 3DS 1:28

Nintendo announced that it has released Nintendo Badge Arcade for the Nintendo 3DS, a microtransaction-driven app that allows players to outfit their system themes with unique customization items earned via gameplay.
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Rock Band creator launches music-driven pet sim BeatNiks

Rock Band and Guitar Hero creator Harmonix taps the mobile market for its latest release, leveraging its experience in the rhythm genre for a new music-driven virtual pet simulation titled BeatNiks for iOS and Android devices.
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Xbox One game-creation toolkit Project Spark goes fully free to play

Project Spark, a sandbox-styled game creation toolkit for the Xbox One and PCs, is giving up its microtransaction-based revenue model next month as Microsoft shifts its focus to providing "a free and open creation engine."
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The soul still burns: SoulCalibur: Lost Swords closes in November 1:51

SoulCalibur: Lost Swords, Bandai Namco's free-to-play fighting game for the PlayStation 3, will close down by the end of this year, the publisher announced today.
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Blizzard’s Hearthstone rakes in more than $20 million a month

Blizzard's digital card game Hearthstone earns more than $20 million monthly in microtransaction revenue, research firm SuperData confirmed this week.
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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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WildStar learns it’s 2015, transitions to free-to-play model

Starting this fall, the sci-fi MMO WildStar will be moving to a free-to-play model, but a number of extra bonuses and benefits are being offered to encourage longtime subscribers to stay on board.