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If This Works For Twitter, Businesses Stand To Benefit

If This Works For Twitter, Businesses Stand To Benefit

It looks like Twitter is betting big on its recently launched Moments feature to help it grow its user base, which continues to grow at the rate of a snail’s pace. Whether or not marketers are able to benefit directly from the feature, everyone stands to gain something out of Twitter increasing its user base. Will Moments finally help Twitter …

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Lego Jurassic World, Avengers Games Coming in 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to relive the magic of the Jurassic Park films (mostly the first one) in Lego form, well, you’re in luck. Warner Bros, LEGO, and TT Games have just announced the next slate of Lego video games and it includes LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers. The former is due out in June and the latter …

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Dying Light System Requirements, Season Pass Revealed

Dying Light will continue the time honored zombie game tradition in 2015. Unlike other zombie games, however, Dying Light will mix some first-person parkour platforming into the mix. The game will hit PS4, Xbox One and PC, but how powerful of a PC will you need to play it. Techland revealed the PC system requirements for Dying Light this past …

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Xbox One: Is It Time To Get One?

The Xbox One is a little over a year old this month. In that year, Microsoft’s next-gen console has gone through more changes than most consoles do in their lifetime. Does that mean the console is now worth owning? Like any new console, the Xbox One launched without any real must own games. It had titles like Dead Rising 3 …

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Limited Edition PS4 Celebrates 20 Years Of PlayStation

Can you believe that the PlayStation brand is 20 years old? What started out as Sony’s attack on Nintendo for reneging on an agreement to co-produce a console has now become a household name in gaming. To celebrate its 20 years in the business, Sony is making a limited edition PS4. Sony announced today that it will be making a …

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Tetris, the Movie, Is a Thing That’s Happening

Film adaptations of video games have a varying track record of success – both in terms of gross revenue and in terms of quality. But the good thing about most video game movies is that there’s already a built-in audience. That’s especially true for Tetris, the classic puzzle game which, according to the Wall Street Journal, is coming to a …

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FIFA 15 Is Out Today in the U.S.

After a long summer with few big game releases, the fall video game season is now here. As one of the largest publishers in the industry, EA is getting a head start with the release of its big sports titles. Madden NFL 15 made its debut just over one month ago and EA Sports NHL 15 hit stores two weeks …

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Final Fantasy XV Gameplay Previewed at TGS

Fans of the single-player Final Fantasy games have been waiting since 2010 for a new numbered title in the venerable series. In fact, given the mixed fan reaction to Final Fantasy XIII, some fans have been waiting even longer for what they would consider a new Final Fantasy. At this week’s Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix provided the most in-depth …

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Xbox 360 Bundles Released For $249 Through Walmart

Even though it has released the Xbox One, Microsoft is not letting the Xbox 360 fade into oblivion this holiday season. Three new Xbox 360 bundles have been announced via the official Xbox blog, Major Nelson. First is an Xbox 360 with Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, for $249. Second is the same as …

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Minecraft Downloads to Continue on PC, PlayStation

Yesterday Microsoft officially announced that it is acquiring Mojang, the development studio behind the game Minecraft. Microsoft will reportedly pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish game studio. Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson also announced that he will be leaving Mojang and will not go on to work for Microsoft. Respectfully, I'm not going to be doing any interviews. — Markus …

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Mortal Kombat X Release Date Announced

Warner Bros. has officially announced a release date for Mortal Kombat X. The game will be released worldwide on April 14, 2015 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. Additionally, Warner Bros. announced that classic four-armed Mortal Kombat character Goro will be a part of Mortal Kombat X. However, the publisher is holding Goro back as …

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Fox News Defends the Homeland, Copies Bioshock Infinite Logo

Bioshock Infinite, the third installment of the Bioshock series, was released to nearly universal acclaim in 2013. The game, widely regarded as a return to glory for the series after a bit of a stumble on Bioshock 2, has entered the pop culture lexicon with its striking visual design and compelling storyline. Much of the action in Bioshock Infinite takes …

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Angry Birds Transformers Mash-up Is a Real Thing That’s Happening

Because the world needed the word ‘Deceptihog’, Rovio and Hasbro have teamed up once again to bring you a new Angry Birds mashup that will spawn a new game, a new product line, and more branded toys. This time, it’s the Transformers. “We’re really excited to combine the iconic Transformers universe with the quirky world of Angry Birds” said Blanca …

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‘Terminator 2’ Truck Chase Gets a Shot for Shot GTA Remake

You know how there are some things that just make you happy? No, not the obvious things like beer, money, and grilled meat. I mean those times when you’re just delighted by something, inexplicably? This is one of those times. I guess it’s wrong to call my delight totally inexplicable. I think that it comes down to knowing that people …

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Lance Armstrong Gets Perfect Card in Cards Against Humanity. You Know the One.

On October 2nd, 1996, professional cyclist Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer. On October 3rd, he underwent an orchiectomy to remove his cancerous testicle. Armstrong’s cancer had already spread to other parts of his body, and things looked grim. But as we all know, Lance Armstrong survived his battle with cancer, created a pretty dopey yellow bracelet, …

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Xbox One Price Slashed to $399 Without Kinect

In yet another huge Xbox announcement from Microsoft, the price of the Xbox One will soon be cut to just $399. This price brings Microsoft’s new console down to the same price as Sony’s PlayStation 4. The new $399 Xbox One will be sold in all territories where the console is currently released starting on June 9 – the day …

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Angry Birds Is Coming To The Classroom

Angry Birds is a cultural phenomenon that has earned itself fans young and old thanks to its simple yet charming mobile games. Now the Finnish developer behind the series wants to do what any popular game franchise does once it builds up an audience – edutainment. The Washington Post reports that Rovio is developing a new education system based around …

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Xbox One Launching in China in September, a Year After Lift on Console Ban

Fourteen years ago, China enacted a console ban as the Ministry of Culture derided both the political and violent content in many games. Sure, black market console sales skyrocketed–but it was technically illegal to sell consoles like the Xbox 360 and PS3 in China. Last September, the country officially lifted the ban. Game consoles are now allowed to be sold …

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PS4 Games: Which Ones Are You Picking Up This Week?

PS4 games are not exactly a commodity at this point in time. Sony’s new console is less than six months old and it still only has a handful of games. That’s to be expected in a console’s first year on the market, but there’s a lot of quality content hitting the PS4 this week. The PlayStation Blog announced over the …

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‘Titanfall’ Tops March Game Sales; PS4 Outsells Xbox One

March video game sales estimates for the U.S. have been released by market research firm NPD and it appears that Microsoft’s investment in the highly-marketed Titanfall has paid off – for publisher EA, that is. The March sales estimates show that Titanfall sales for Xbox One and PC combined to be the best-selling title of the crowded March release season. …

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Sony Has Sold 7 Million PS4s Since Launch

Sony has time and time again said that it’s having trouble keeping the PS4 on store shelves. It’s been that way since launch and the demand for the new console hasn’t died down since. It’s only been six months since the launch of the console and Sony has already hit another huge milestone. On Wednesday, Sony announced that it has …

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Super Mario Bros. Theme Sounds Good On Just About Anything

What’s the most iconic video game song ever composed? If you ever played an NES, you’re likely to say the music that plays in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. The ditty has become so synonymous with Mario that Nintendo continues to use the song in Mario games to this day. While Nintendo may be remixing and reusing the song …

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Minecraft Coming to PS4, Retail For PS3

Ever since its release in 2009, Minecraft has grown to become one of the biggest gaming phenomenons in history. The popular multiplayer sandbox game regularly tops sales charts for every platform it appears on, including mobile devices, where Minecraft Pocket Edition is a best-selling title despite it costing $7. Most recently Minecraft came to the PlayStation 3, shooting up sales …

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‘Call of Duty: Ghosts” Gets Snoop Dogg’s Voice

On the surface, the Call of Duty franchise is a very serious military shooter series that focuses on intense multiplayer competition. Fans of the series, however, will know just how silly the franchise has become in recent years. The Zombies mode in Black Ops games has become progressively sillier since its debut and even Call of Duty: Ghosts now has …

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Watch These Guys Beat Half-Life In Under 21 Minutes

Before 1998, first-person shooters were all about, well, shooting. Half-Life came along in ’98 and changed everything though. Sure, it played a lot like Quake, but it had a story. It wasn’t one of those in your face stories either. It was subtle and left most of the story up to the player to find. In that sense, Half-Life is …

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No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! Hits PS Vita Today

The No Heroes Allowed franchise has been a big hit since the PSP days with its humorous take on villainy and Dungeon Keeper-esque gameplay. Now the series has returned on the PS Vita in a decidedly different format. Sony announced today that No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! will be out on PS Vita today. The free-to-play game tasks players …

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New Xbox One Update Rolling Out Now

Over the past two months Microsoft has been quickly releasing updates for the Xbox One, bringing the new console many of the features that gamers were promised when the system was revealed. The pace of the updates was somewhat quickened by the release of Titanfall, the multiplayer shooter that Microsoft has put quite a bit of its hopse of the …

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‘World of Darkness’ MMO is Officially Dead

In 2006 White Wolf Publishing, the developer of classic role-playing games such as Vampire: The Masquerade, was acquired by CCP Games, the Icelandic video game developer best known for the popular EVE Online MMO. The transaction appeared at first to be an odd marriage, but shortly after the sale CCP began working on an MMO based on White Wolf’s World …

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Final Fantasy XIV Finally Out On PS4 Today

After successfully rescuing Final Fantasy XIV last year and launching the long promised PS3 version, Square Enix got to work on a PS4 version of the MMO. After a lengthy beta period, PS4 players can finally lose themselves in the world of Eorzea. Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now available on the PS4 – …

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‘Child of Light’ World Previewed in New Video

March is over and the big early game release season has now passed. Gamers will have to content themselves with more Titanfall and Dark Souls II until the next round of big titles are previewed at this year’s E3. Another option, of course, is to dive into the ever-growing segment of indie and small downloadable titles. One of the most …

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