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All the Best Gear for Halo Fans

Tuesday is a special day for Xbox gamers. There's another Halo game coming out, and it's a sequel to the criminally underrated Halo WarsHalo isn't your standard video game franchise, in that there's a lot more than shooting enemies and getting insulted by a 13-year-old proto-neckbeard. There's a lot of stuff out there to enjoy, and here's a list of some of the best bits you can buy. Read More >>

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The Week in Geek: The Last Jedi, Logan, Star Trek Discovery, and More

Welcome to another instalment of The Week in Geek. Here are some of the biggest stories you might have missed this week, with plenty of news about Star Trek: Discovery, Star Wars: The Last Jedi plot points, some great marketing for Logan, and more. Read More >>

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The Week in Geek: Tomb Raider, Man Thing, X-Men, and More

Welcome to another instalment of The Week in Geek. Here are some of the biggest stories you might have missed this week, with plenty of news about the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, RL Stine's Man Thing comic, the next X-Men film, and more. Read More >>

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Netflix Has Announced a Castlevania TV Show for 2017

There aren’t any details about it but, at some point this year, we’ll get the chance to watch somebody from Castlevania’s Belmont family fighting bloodsuckers. Read More >>

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How a Video Game Chat Client Became the Web’s New Cesspool of Abuse

Over 25 million users have flocked to Discord, a text and voice platform for gamers, since its launch in May of 2015. Despite the company raising at least 30 million in venture capital funding, the company has only five “customer experience” personnel and no moderators on its staff. From what I’ve seen, users who wish to engage in harassment, raid servers, or bombard chats and users with child pornography suffer no lasting repercussions for doing so. That seemingly any server can become the victim of organised attacks represents the strained and failing infrastructure of moderation—of Discord, and of virtually any community on the internet. Read More >>

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YouTubers Done for FIFA Betting Operation

A couple of the weird new generation of people who make a living out of putting videos of themselves playing games onto YouTube are in trouble, after pleading guilty to running an unlicensed betting site based around the FIFA franchise. Read More >>

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12 Ways to Build Your Own Retro Game Machine

With some 30 years of video gaming history now behind us, there’s never been a greater choice of retro games to dig back into, whether it’s on your smartphone or a classic console rebooted for modern times. For the more serious seekers of gaming nostalgia, there are plenty of hands-on projects you can attempt yourself, and these are some of the best we’ve found. So prep your wallet, brush up on your coding and handyman skills, and get ready to build. Read More >>

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The Week in Geek: Black Lightning, Stranger Things, Batman, and More

Welcome to another instalment of The Week in Geek. Here are some of the biggest stories you might have missed this week, with plenty of news about the solo Batman movie, DC's Black Lightning, promos for Stranger Things season 2, and more. Read More >>

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Making Virtual Reality A Group Activity

Software developer Drew Gottlieb wanted to make creating art with virtual reality somehow even more magical - by including the people watching. Read More >>

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Scaring Us Silly: How VR is Making Horror More Realistic Than Ever

Games developers and film-makers have been creating spine-chilling experiences within the horror genre for decades. Combining haunting soundtracks, shadowy threats, elements of surprise, otherworldly aliens, unsteady found-footage camerawork, grotesque imagery and so much more to scare us silly on big and small screens alike. Read More >>

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How Windows 10’s Game Mode Makes Your Games Run Faster

In a feature live in a beta Windows 10 build, Microsoft has unveiled "Game Mode" - a feature designed to optimise your computer's CPU and GPU usage for video games. Read More >>

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The Avengers Are Getting a Big New Video Game Series From the Makers of Tomb Raider

Marvel is teaming up with the company behind Tomb RaiderFinal FantasyHitman, and more to create a big-ticket line of new video games—and they’re kicking off with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in The Avengers Project. Read More >>

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The NES Classic Is So Much Better With a Wireless Controller

Several months after its release, it’s still difficult to track down Nintendo’s amazing NES Classic Edition. The tiny console is everything you want it to be, but it does have one tiny flaw that isn’t related to limited retail availability: incredibly short controller cords. Read More >>

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All the Best Nintendo Switch Games and Accessories You Need to Know About

So after much waiting we finally have lots of lovely solid information about the Nintendo Switch. When it will be out, what its specs are, what games will be available, and so on. If you were lucky enough to grab a pre-order right before they ran out of stock, here are all the extra bits you might be interested in. Read More >>

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The Week in Geek: Star Wars Rebels, Hellboy 3, Batman, and More

Welcome to another Week in Geek, and this week we have actual positive news for Hellboy 3, Ben Affleck's opinion on everyone asking about the solo Batman movie, a clip from Star Wars Rebels and more. Read More >>