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Guild Wars 2 update unifies PvE and PvP gear

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Guild Wars 2 update unifies PvE and PvP gear

Guild Wars 2 is thinking big with its latest update, adding whole new features to Arenanet's MMORPG. Among the items on the agenda for the latest update are Megaservers and a new Wardrobe feature, but it also eliminates PvP-exclusive gear.

Read more: PvP Reward Tracks added »

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PlayStation 4 hits 7 million sales

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PlayStation 4 hits 7 million sales

Another month, another million. Just one month after Sony announced 6 million sales for its PS4 console, the company is ready to hoot its horn yet again.

The company has announced global sales of more than 7 million units as of April 6. According to SCE president Andrew House, that figure makes PS4 the "next generation console of choice." The console is currently available in 72 countries and regions, and House claims the company is "still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide."

Read more: Software attach rate revealed »

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WildStar trailer explains 40v40 PvP Warplots

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WildStar trailer explains 40v40 PvP Warplots

Shacknews recently had an opportunity to try out some of WildStar's massive 40v40 Warplot matches, but unless you see the chaos for yourself, it can be hard to grasp the full scope of this PvP mode. Carbine Studios is looking to help spread more information about Warplots with a brand new trailer that helpfully explains the game mode as, "Your favorite food... wrapped in a six-pack of beer... wrapped inside another six-pack of beer." Well-said, indeed.

Watch: Customizable territory »

"Looks like a lot of fun! Hope it lives up to my unlrealistic expectations at release."
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Galak-Z trailer urges pilots to survive

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Galak-Z trailer urges pilots to survive

It's almost a given that if Galak-Z: The Dimensional is taking cues from Spelunky and Don't Starve, you're probably going to die. But developer 17-bit isn't about to let its players fly blindly into oblivion. After all, they have a sterling survival rate to maintain. In an effort to help out, the studio has released a new trailer for their upcoming roguelike top-down shooter.

Watch: 'No two adventures are the same' »

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Zombies Monsters Robots closed beta invading PC in May

Zombies Monsters Robots closed beta invading PC in May

You know the world's gone mad when it's been inhabited by just about every killer creature imaginable. So when it comes to a game like Zombies Monsters Robots, there's no time like the present when it comes to quelling any potential threat. En Masse Entertainment and Yingpei Games (the former Epic Games China) are ready to begin the free-to-play third-person shooter's closed beta in May and offered a look at some of the game modes that will be available.

Watch: The closed beta trailer »

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League of Legends gets more human-like bots

League of Legends gets more human-like bots

Though most League of Legends players jump into the game to play against friends or against human competition, even the most experienced users need some practice. And preferably, that practice would come in a non-competitive, non-venomous environment. While AI bots have normally helped in this area, they'd all-too-often behave like bots, which is something Riot has changed in a recent update.

Read more: Wall jumping and jungling not included »

"Yeah, but in English. Valve is hard at work to add the same feature to Dota2 (called ..."
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Hearthstone for iPad now available in U.S.

Hearthstone for iPad now available in U.S.

Update: The Hearthstone Twitter account has reaffirmed that Android and iPhone versions of Hearthstone are in the works and planned for later this year.

Original story: Blizzard teased us with a Canadian release a few weeks ago, but now Hearthstone on iPad is available for the rest of North America. This joins the recent news of the Curse of Naxxramas expansion, which is set to hit PC and iPad simultaneously.

Read more: A free pack for trying on iPad »

"once it finishes booting up it's fine, this is just first launch"
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Final Fantasy 14 reaches 2 million registered users

Final Fantasy 14 reaches 2 million registered users

Just as Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn rolls out to PlayStation 4, Square Enix has announced that it has surpassed 2 million registered accounts worldwide.

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"These metrics are useless if half are gold spamming accounts. "
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Rumor: Tales of Hearts R coming to America

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Rumor: Tales of Hearts R coming to America

Tales of Hearts R, a Vita remake of the DS game originally released in Japan in 2008, appears to be coming to America. GameStop briefly showed a listing for the RPG as a retailer exclusive, to come out sometime before the end of the year.

Read more: $39.99 by 12/31 »

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Report: 37% of purchased Steam games are never played

Report: 37% of purchased Steam games are never played

If you’ve ever felt ashamed of games you’ve picked up but never played, at least you can rest assured you aren’t alone. A study into Steam playing habits has found that more than a third of all games purchased through the service have never been loaded up even once.

Read more: 37% never played, 17% played less than one hour »

"i'm more like 70% haven't played... and i have like 150 games .... *sigh*"
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The Last of Us 'Grounded Bundle' includes harder mode and more maps

The Last of Us 'Grounded Bundle' includes harder mode and more maps

The Last of Us has finally been confirmed for PlayStation 4, but Naughty Dog is still keeping up with supporting the original. The upcoming "Grounded Bundle" includes a new Grounded Mode, the Reclaimed Territories Map Pack, and a variety of new weapons and skills.

Read more: A harder mode, more maps, weapons, and more »

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Infamous: Second Son update to add photo mode

Infamous: Second Son update to add photo mode

The next update to Infamous: Second Son will let you cap the frame rate and set the time of day, as promised. But the update, which has been announced as coming tomorrow, is packing one more unexpected feature: a photo tool.

Watch: Photo Mode as a video tutorial »

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Titanfall to increase 'update tempo'

Titanfall to increase 'update tempo'

Titanfall game director Steve Fukuda has outlined a few features coming in future updates, and promised more frequent updates. He says this doesn't just mean actual game updates, but also opening up more with the community about what's coming and when.

Read more: "We'll keep you better informed between updates" »

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Minecraft digs up PlayStation 3 retail in May

Minecraft digs up PlayStation 3 retail in May

Minecraft is heading to retail on PlayStation 3 soon, marking one more plank for the wildly popular block-building game. Mojang announced today that it will hit May 16, and the disc release will include all the additions from the recent update 14.

Read more: Emeralds, recipes, and zombie villagers »

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Bungie terminates Halo and Destiny composer

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Bungie terminates Halo and Destiny composer

Marty O'Donnell, the composer behind the Halo series and the upcoming Destiny, says he has been let go from Bungie. The studio itself later confirmed the termination and released a statement to wish him well.

Read more: "Today, as friends, we say goodbye" »

"This upset me, then I realized the Bungie I loved and grew up with is long, long gone. They're a ..."
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