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Microsoft surprised many when it announced it had acquired Mojang, maker of the hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion. What could a company specializing in operating systems, business software and consoles do with an already popular sandbox game primarily enjoyed by children? The game's creator, Markus "Notch" Persson, certainly helped expedite the sale, ...read more
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Xbox 360 owners can enjoy this weekend with free Xbox Live Multiplayer Weekend, a weekend of free online gaming with your friends. If you are a silver member, that means you will enjoy all the benefits of a Gold member for free this weekend starting May 1-3.
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Judging alone by the game’s global reveal trailer, Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III is already off to an impressive start, which the studio attributes mostly to the series’ new three-year development cycle. According to Studio Head Mark Lamia, the extra time allowed engineers to rework the game’s graphics engine in order to capture Call of Duty’s fast-paced action with new deferred render, lighting, and effects systems.
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Activision recently made the official announcement for the newest installment in the highly popular Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. This year's game is being developed by Treyarch, the studio behind the previous two Black Ops games, and it is scheduled to launch on Nov. 6. The game is slated to receive a beta as we get closer to laun ...read more
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Players of GTA Online on PC are reporting getting banned for using a number of different mods. The GTA 5 PC sub-Reddit is filled with posts about users getting banned, with confusion over whether cosmetic mods are just as bannable as those that give the player an unfair advantage. One user posted an image saying he was banned from GTA Online for using a ...read more
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A new version of May’s Xbox One system software update has been released to preview members, and looks like this time around the public could get their hands on it earlier in the month. Below you can see the patch notes directly from the private preview forums. DETAILS OS version released: xb_rel_1505.150426-2200 Available: 6:00PM PT 4/29 (2AM GMT 30/4) FIXES ...read more
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Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of hard drive space for games – we will only take 16GB of space. And just like today – you will be able to use two external drives at a time.” Here’s some of the other features included with the update per Major Nelson:
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PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, Paradox Interactive, Obsidian Entertainment ...read more
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In celebration of Activision’s ‘Publisher Weekend’ on Steam, PC users will now find heavy discounts, up to 67% off, on all Call of Duty titles and DLC content. The sale includes an assortment of games, bundles, individual expansion packs, and even full collections. We’ve rounded up the essentials below, but you’ll find the full list o ...read more
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Cheating in multiplayer games isn't big or clever, but people still think they can successfully get away with it. That's a problem for the folks at Valve, who are constantly trying to ensure that Steam is a nice place to play. It's one of the reasons that the company has now revealed that it'll hand the power to police users straight to the developers behind each game on the service. Now, rather than Valve staff racing to deal with each incident, the teams that made the title can rule on what they consider to be fair and unfair practices.
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