The processor wars are back on: AMDs Ryzen CPU up for pre-order, starting at $329

Feb 22 9:15am Gaming–Digital Trends
After numerous leaks, AMD has officially announced the processors it will launch on March 2, with prices starting at $329. And you can order one today. The post The processor wars are back on: AMD’s Ryzen CPU up for pre-order, starting at $329 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Heres all the badass desktops we saw at AMDs Ryzen launch event

Feb 22 9:15am Gaming–Digital Trends
AMD's Ryzen event didn't just focus on its own hardware. The company also talked about its work with partners, including enthusiast system builders that design high-end rigs. Take a look at these hot new Ryzen-powered desktops. The post Here’s all the badass desktops we saw at AMD’s Ryzen launch event appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Zotac Zbox EN1080 review: Console-sized 4K PC gamingand its expensive

Feb 22 9:10am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
$2,000 is a lot to ask for an i7 + GTX 1080—but few systems are this small and quiet.
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Dragon Quest Heroes on Switch is bigger than the consoles internal storage

Feb 22 3:48am Gaming–Digital Trends
According to Nintendo Japan, the storage space for digital downloads of many of the Switch's launch window titles has been revealed. Dragon Quest Heroes will require you to increase your console's memory in order to fit. The post ‘Dragon Quest Heroes’ on Switch is bigger than the console’s internal storage appeared first on Digital Trends.
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One Nintendo Switch Title Is Missing Launch Day After All

Feb 21 10:22pm Cinema Blend Games
The Nintendo Switch's launch line-up is always criticized as being somewhat thin. Well, those criticisms gain even more merit now that one of the games that was supposed to launch with the Nintendo Switch will be missing launch day after all.
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Japanese Commercial For Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Includes New Footage, Possible Spoilers

Feb 21 10:04pm Cinema Blend Games
The age-old debate of what constitutes a spoiler rages on as Nintendo reveals the latest trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In the game's latest piece of promotional footage, there's a brief glimpse of something that has gotten some folks all fired up.
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Here's How Successful Horizon Zero Dawn Could Actually Be

Feb 21 9:53pm Cinema Blend Games
Sony's latest first-party exclusive, Horizon: Zero Dawn, is already being pegged as a big hit. Read on to get the details.
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The PS4 Pro Update For Final Fantasy XV Apparently Has Issues

Feb 21 9:34pm Cinema Blend Games
When Square Enix announced they would eventually bring a PlayStation 4 Pro patch to Final Fantasy XV, fans were excited for the visual and performance enhancements that would come in tow. Now that the update is live, though, it sounds like folks aren't quite so excited for the final...
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You Can Own A Sega Dreamcast Signed By Fred Durst, If That's Your Thing

Feb 21 9:22pm Cinema Blend Games
During the peak of Sega's popularity they were moving and grooving with the Sega Dreamcast. Some major mishaps involving copyright issues tanked the system, but, it turns out, before the doors closed on Sega's last console, a certain Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit signed a few back in 1999.
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Fans want Doomfist as the next Overwatch hero, but Blizzard has other plans

Feb 21 8:17pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Though fans presumed that the hulking bruiser Doomfist would be the next Overwatch hero, Blizzard has other plans. Director Jeff Kaplan let the news slip on the game's official forums. The post Fans want Doomfist as the next ‘Overwatch’ hero, but Blizzard has other plans appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Nioh to add high difficulty missions in March, multiplayer in April

Feb 21 7:57pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Team Ninja revealed the DLC schedule for Nioh. In March, a free update will add high difficulty missions to up the challenge. Player-versus-player multiplayer arrives alongside the first paid expansion in April. The post ‘Nioh’ to add high difficulty missions in March, multiplayer in April appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Tritton Ark 100 PC headset delivers 7.1 surround sound through a USB port

Feb 21 4:09pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Gaming hardware manufacturer Mad Catz released a PC version of its Tritton Ark 100 headset, ensuring high-quality audio and voice communications during extended mouse-and-keyboard gaming sessions. The post Tritton Ark 100 PC headset delivers 7.1 surround sound through a USB port appeared first on Digital Trends.
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A New Comic Series Will Remember One Of The Biggest Video Game Disasters Of All Time

Feb 21 3:47pm Cinema Blend Games
Back in the early 1980s, when video games were still a fairly novel idea, a promotional concept was hatched that would be fairly complicated to pull off today, never mind back then. It did...
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Tilt Brush hits the Oculus Store with a subtle redesign for Touch controllers

Feb 21 2:38pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Now that the Oculus Touch controllers have had some time to pick up steam among Rift users, Google is releasing a new version of an old favorite for the Rift platform. Starting Tuesday, Tilt Brush is available on the Oculus Rift. The post Tilt Brush hits the Oculus Store with a subtle redesign for Touch controllers appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Die-hard PC gamer gets Doom II up and running on a Porsche 911 dashboard

Feb 21 2:15pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Software engineer Matt Swarthout is pushing the limits of automotive tech with a new hack that delivers a playable version of Doom II on the dashboard of one of the most expensive cars on the market. The post Die-hard PC gamer gets ‘Doom II’ up and running on a Porsche 911 dashboard appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Leak shows AMDs new Ryzen 7 1700X desktop CPU next to an older FX model

Feb 21 2:02pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Images of the upcoming Ryzen 7 1700X desktop processor from AMD have arrived, comparing the new chip to an older FX-branded model. The CPU-Z details of this specific chip were released, along with its Cinebench R15 results. The post Leak shows AMD’s new Ryzen 7 1700X desktop CPU next to an older FX model appeared first on Digital Trends.
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How to guarantee you get the Nintendo Switch username you want

Feb 21 1:55pm Gaming–Digital Trends
The Nintendo Switch isn't out until March 3, but you already now pick the username you'll use on the console via your Nintendo Account. Thankfully, the process is easy and only requires a few minutes of your time. The post How to guarantee you get the Nintendo Switch username you want appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Nintendo is finally, thankfully embracing sports and eSports

Feb 21 1:16pm Yardbarker: Video Games
There was a lot to take in at Nintendo's Switch preview event. The glossy sheen of a brand-new console, flashing lights, loud music, a stage featuring a hype team and gameplay demonstrations. But here at Yardbarker, we don't get distracted.In advance of the launch of the Switch on March 3, Nintendo has been cranking up the marketing hype for all of its titles. But for us sports fans, two titles, ARMS and Splatoon 2 deserve a closer look. Given the Switch's unique capabilities in terms of multiplayer gameplay styles, it's telling that Nintendo is coming out of the gate with games that appeal to the sports and eSports-minded among us.ARMS Nintendo has positioned ARMS as a launch title alongside heavy hitters like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, so it's safe to say that they have high hopes. In a nutshell, the game is an arcade-style boxing-slash-fighting game. Combat revolves arou...
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Square Enix Is Working On A New RPG, Here's What We Know

Feb 21 1:09pm Cinema Blend Games
Now that we're 15 numbered entries into the Final Fantasy series, some folks have started wondering if Square Enix will ever offer up a new property in the realm of roleplaying games. Well, it looks like they're working on exactly that. Oh, and there will be dragons!...
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Blizzard Is Ending Support For Some Older Operating Systems

Feb 21 1:00pm Cinema Blend Games
As additional operating systems become standard, older legacy systems become obsolete. While Microsoft has already given up support on some systems, developers are starting to join suit, giving gamers a heads-up that their old legacy systems will no longer be supported.
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Longtime Tales producer joins Square Enix, will helm RPG from new subsidiary

Feb 21 12:59pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Square Enix has announced Project Prelude Rune, an upcoming RPG from Studio Istolia, a new subsidiary focused on telling rich stories. Hideo Baba, longtime producer of the Tales franchise, will serve as studio head. The post Longtime Tales producer joins Square Enix, will helm RPG from new subsidiary appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Street Fighter V load times almost disappear with new mod

Feb 21 12:37pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Street Fighter V is a fun game involving tactical brawling action, but the load times during character select and elsewhere can be aggravating. One modder has found a way around it though and load times have disappeared. The post ‘Street Fighter V’ load times almost disappear with new mod appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Top Gear teases its new season, starting in March

Feb 21 12:14pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Can bigger roles for Chris Harris and Rory Reid save the ratings? We hope so.
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Full Metal Furies is a high-speed brawler from the creators of Rogue Legacy

Feb 21 11:51am Gaming–Digital Trends
Full Metal Furies, the latest game from Rogue Legacy studio Cellar Door Games, promises to flip the brawler genre on its head. The game is out for Xbox and PC this year and supports Xbox Play Anywhere. The post ‘Full Metal Furies’ is a high-speed brawler from the creators of ‘Rogue Legacy’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Halo Wars 2 doesnt have a ranked multiplayer mode at launch

Feb 21 11:46am Gaming–Digital Trends
Halo Wars 2 launched today on both Xbox One and PC without ranked multiplayer. The development team explained why in a 20 questions blog post on the official Halo Waypoint website. The post ‘Halo Wars 2’ doesn’t have a ranked multiplayer mode at launch appeared first on Digital Trends.
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9 tips and tricks to come out victorious in For Honor duels

Feb 21 11:45am Gaming–Digital Trends
The dueling mode in 'For Honor' exclusively involves the game's intuitive battle system, but engaging in one-on-one battles is more challenging than it may seem. Here are nine tips and tricks to up your chances in these duels to the death. The post 9 tips and tricks to come out victorious in ‘For Honor’ duels appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The Binding of Isaac wont be available for the Nintendo Switch on day one

Feb 21 11:40am Gaming–Digital Trends
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ won't be ready in time for the Nintendo Switch launch day, March 3, but the game's developer is adding bonuses to its physical release to make up for the delay. The post ‘The Binding of Isaac’ won’t be available for the Nintendo Switch on day one appeared first on Digital Trends.
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For Honor Beginners Guide: Best practices for becoming a melee master

Feb 21 10:51am Gaming–Digital Trends
'For Honor' is more complicated than your traditional hack-and-slash game. From the title's tricky controls to its rock-paper-scissors-style combat, there's much to learn. Thankfully, these tips and tricks should help you master The Art of Battle. The post ‘For Honor’ Beginner’s Guide: Best practices for becoming a melee master appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Close to the Metal ep 31: Greenlight is dead, long live Greenlight

Feb 21 10:39am Gaming–Digital Trends
Steam is ditching Greenlight in favor of a more direct-to-consumer approach, so we're sitting down with a Greenlight developer to see how that change will affect gamemakers and promoted. The post Close to the Metal ep 31: Greenlight is dead, long live Greenlight appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Blizzard ends support for Windows XP and Vista

Feb 21 9:19am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Yes, Blizzard was still supporting XP and Vista for the likes of WoW and StarCraft 2.
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Bethesda Is Working On 3 New Games, Get The Details

Feb 20 9:51pm Cinema Blend Games
If you simply can't get enough Bethesda in your regular gaming diet, then you'll be happy to know that the developer appears to be working on three new games; a pair of bigger offerings and a brand new mobile title.
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We Had No Idea So Many Things Were Broken In Rainbow Six: Siege

Feb 20 9:34pm Cinema Blend Games
Ubisoft may have hit a home run out of the park with Rainbow Six: Siege, but that doesn't mean the game is without its issues. In fact, with the latest patch due to drop tomorrow, it reveals tons of under the hood fixes for some major glitches, and we had no idea so many things were...
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You Can Create Your Nintendo Account ID Now, Before The Switch Launches

Feb 20 9:04pm Cinema Blend Games
For those of you gearing up to grab a Nintendo Switch, whether on launch day or down the road a spell, you can go ahead and establish your Nintendo Account ID before all of the best options are taken.
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Somebody Found A Way To Play Doom That Will Probably Kill You

Feb 20 8:49pm Cinema Blend Games
One person posted a video showing a new way to play Doom but it's probably ill-advised for anyone to try it at home. The method has been posted online to give gamers a crazy look into playing Doom in a way that you probably never expected to see.
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Overwatch's Next Hero Probably Isn't Doomfist

Feb 20 5:52pm Cinema Blend Games
One of the big talks around the gaming community for Overwatch is about the upcoming new hero that Blizzard will be adding to the game. We don't know who the hero is or what their abilities will be, but according to some recent discussions, Overwatch's next hero probably isn't...
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Work out at home with our 10 favorite pieces of indoor fitness gear

Feb 20 4:53pm Gaming–Digital Trends
You don't have to hibernate like a bear during the winter months unless you want to. This fitness equipment can help you convert your spare bedroom into a home gym, whether you're looking to do muscle training or cardio. The post Work out at home with our 10 favorite pieces of indoor fitness gear appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Nintendo Switch retail boxes are an ocean of wasted space

Feb 20 4:40pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Switch carts take up only 1 percent of the space in their retail box.
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Heres every PC game with Tobii eye tracking support

Feb 20 4:25pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Tobii's eye tracking technology allows you to control games with nothing more than your gaze. Here are the games that currently support it, as well as the features you can expect to use in them. The post Here’s every PC game with Tobii eye tracking support appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Why You'll Need To Buy An SD Card With Your Nintendo Switch

Feb 20 4:08pm Cinema Blend Games
Hidden costs. That's been one of the topics surrounding the Nintendo Switch lately in regards to accessories and games. In fact, for one game in particular even Nintendo makes it known that if you want the digital version you will need to buy an SD card with your Nintendo Switch.
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AOC's newest curved monitors fit the bill for gamers and creative pros

Feb 20 2:30pm Gaming–Digital Trends
APC has announced two new curved monitors that help round out its lineup. The AGON AG322QCX and AGON QG272FCX are well-rounded displays that can meet the needs of both gamers and creative professionals. The post AOC's newest curved monitors fit the bill for gamers and creative pros appeared first on Digital Trends.
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We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Feb 20 2:28pm Yardbarker: Video Games
Little by little, the weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining brighter, and the grass is looking greener. For some, that indicates the first whispers of spring breaking through the harsh winter. But for gamers, it represents something bigger: a sign that the release of the Nintendo Switch on March 3 is creeping ever-closer. Nintendo has been touring the country to show off the console prior to the Switch's launch in recent weeks. We were fortunate enough to be able to sneak in when they stopped by Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood so that we can give you a glimpse of what you can expect from the system.The hardware If you've been keeping up with the news, you know that the gimmick of the Nintendo Switch is that it is, essentially, a portable console. That tablet-looking thing up there is where all the hardware is – you can either plop it in a dock to play games on TV, just lik...
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Is Final Fantasy 14 Coming To The Switch? Here's What Square Enix Says

Feb 20 1:53pm Cinema Blend Games
Final Fantasy XIV is still going strong and, with a new Nintendo console on the horizon, that's got a lot of folks wondering if perhaps Square Enix's popular MMORPG might be making an appearance on the Switch.
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Here's What's Being Done About Those Missing Super Nintendo Games

Feb 20 1:30pm Cinema Blend Games
It's not every day that $10,000 worth of video games go missing in the mail (we hope), so it looks like a recent incident involving an archiving project gone very, very wrong is getting some additional attention from the parties involved.
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Nvidia will probably flash its GTX 1080 Ti graphics card at GDC 2017 next week

Feb 20 1:29pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Unnamed sources claim Nvidia will officially launch the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card between March 20 and March 23. That indicates the card will be revealed during Nvidia's GeForce GTX Gaming Celebration event at GDC 2017. The post Nvidia will probably flash its GTX 1080 Ti graphics card at GDC 2017 next week appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Now just $60, the NZXT S340 mid tower is a budget-friendly case for your PC build

Feb 20 12:29pm Gaming–Digital Trends
If you're building a desktop PC, then consider the popular and affordable NZXT S340 mid tower computer case. This budget-friendly tower, available for as low as $60 on Amazon, is as attractive as it is easy on your wallet. The post Now just $60, the NZXT S340 mid tower is a budget-friendly case for your PC build appeared first on Digital Trends.
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For a short time, enjoy 50 percent off the Logitech G302 gaming mouse ($25)

Feb 20 12:26pm Gaming–Digital Trends
If you're looking for an affordable gaming mouse, then the Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime might be just the ticket. The G302 is purpose-built for MOBA games like League of Legends and is now just $25 on Amazon. The post For a short time, enjoy 50 percent off the Logitech G302 gaming mouse ($25) appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Booze and boobs net Breath of the Wild series-first ratings from ESRB

Feb 20 11:55am Gaming–Digital Trends
Thanks to some cartoonishly endowed fairies and one character's drunken hiccuping, the upcoming Nintendo Switch launch title, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, has been rated as containing some use of alcohol, and suggestive themes. The post Booze and boobs net ‘Breath of the Wild’ series-first ratings from ESRB appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The next Overwatch hero probably isnt Doomfist, director reveals

Feb 20 11:23am Gaming–Digital Trends
Though fans presumed that the hulking bruiser Doomfist would be the next Overwatch hero, Blizzard has other plans. Director Jeff Kaplan let the news slip on the game's official forums. The post The next ‘Overwatch’ hero probably isn’t Doomfist, director reveals appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Google and Microsoft agree to demote piracy search results in the UK

Feb 20 11:10am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Deal struck after lengthy spat between search engines and entertainment industry.
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NieR: Automata producer says game will be better without Xbox One version

Feb 20 10:34am Gaming–Digital Trends
Though the original NieR saw a release on Xbox 360, its sequel will be skipping the Xbox One entirely, due in part to its low Japanese sales. PlatinumGames believes that focusing on only two platforms will improve the game. The post ‘NieR: Automata’ producer says game will be better without Xbox One version appeared first on Digital Trends.
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New PlayStation 4 Pro patch for Final Fantasy XV makes it look worse

Feb 20 10:20am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Video analysis at Digital Foundry confirms how Square Enix screwed this one up.
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Blizzard games to no longer support Windows XP or Vista

Feb 20 10:04am Gaming–Digital Trends
Blizzard officially stopped supporting Windows XP and Vista last year, but has been keeping them ticking along in the background since then. That's set to stop very soon, so make sure you upgrade if you want to keep playing. The post Blizzard games to no longer support Windows XP or Vista appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Snapchat Spectacles are now available to buy online for $129

Feb 20 9:10am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
But they're only available in the US for now.
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Horizon Zero Dawn review

Feb 20 3:16am Gaming–Digital Trends
A classic gods and monsters epic, Horizon Zero Dawn, magically blends the thrill of hunting dinosaurs and our infatuation with future-tech. The post ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ review appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Horizon Zero Dawn is the best robot-safari adventure game ever made

Feb 20 3:00am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
You’ll remember new hero Aloy—and her massive, explosive journey—for a long time.
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USPS bungles $10,000 SNES game shipment, and its explanation was baffling

Feb 19 11:25pm Gaming–Digital Trends
A video game archivist/historian, who goes by Byuu, was awaiting a shipment of $10,000 worth of SNES games. His package never arrived, and what USPS gave in response was baffling. The post USPS bungles $10,000 SNES game shipment, and its explanation was baffling appeared first on Digital Trends.
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