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Bring London to Your City in SimCity BuildIt - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 11:00

SimCity BuildIt has received an update that will allow you to add a splash of ole London Towne to your cities.

The London Town update adds 25% more land available for expansion in your city, which you can fill with classic London residential buildings, streetlights, signs, and buses, as well as famous landmarks like The Globe Theatre and Big Ben.


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Dying Light Expansion, Season Pass Prices Change - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:45

Dying Light expansion The Following, and the game’s season pass, will both receive a price increase.

The Following expansion will instead cost $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99, while from December 8, the season pass is going to set you back $29.99 / €29.99 / £23.99.

Anyone who purchases the season pass before December 8, or has already purchased it, will not need to pay any extra.

“Over the past weeks Dying Light: The Following has almost reached its final stage: main quests, side quests, new skills, and driving challenges are ready,” say Techland in a press release.

“We now are moving into the polishing period. Looking at it, it’s clear how big the expansion pack has grown – it could be a stand-alone title, but since it would mean a launch delay, we decided against it.”

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Another Giant xkcd Comics Experiment - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 08:56
Dave Knott writes: XKCD creator Randall Munroe has decided to celebrate the release of his new book, Thing Explainer, by creating a "small game" called Hoverboard. In actuality, it is a gigantic scrolling comic in the same style as his previous Click And Drag. However, this time there is a game element as one navigates the comic. Explore giant starships and volcanoes, or search for hidden lairs, all in the name of finding as many hidden gold coins as possible.

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AMD's 'Crimson' Driver Software Released - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 08:14
An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday marked the launch of AMD's 'Crimson' driver software. It replaces the old Catalyst driver software, and represents a change in how AMD develops bug fixes, improves performance, and adds features. AnandTech took a detailed look at the new driver software. They say, "By focusing feature releases around the end of the year driver, AMD is able to cut down on what parts of the driver they change (and thereby can possibly break) at other times of the year, and try to knock out all of their feature-related bugs at once. At the same time it makes the annual driver release a significant event, as AMD releases a number of new features all at once. However on the other hand this means that AMD has few features launching any other time of the year, which can make it look like they're not heavily invested in feature development at those points." On a more positive note, the article adds, "Looking under the hood there's no single feature that's going to blow every Radeon user away at once, but overall there are a number of neat features here that should be welcomed by various user groups. ... Meanwhile AMD's radical overhaul of their control panel via the new Radeon Settings application will be quickly noticed by everyone."

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Limitless: "Arm-ageddon" Review - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 07:56

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow.

Even at its most fillery, Limitless continues to be entertaining. While this was a bit of a slow week for the CJC team -- especially compared to last week's Ten Most Wanted episode -- Brian and company made the most of their latest case. I thought it was a nice touch having Boyle attached to this one, and actually getting to see his buddy Aaron Shaw (McCaleb Burnett) recuperate from losing an arm in the line of duty.

As for the "Evil Arm" mystery, I thought it hit the sweet spot in terms of being just a little bit out-there while also staying true to the world of Limitless. It actually kind of reminded me of the Genghis Khan episode in that way. It was also pretty great how the storyline opened up to not just one robotic arm but many, leading to a comical montage of arm incidents -- or "Arm-ageddon" as Brian so cleverly put it.

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Win a Pip-Boy Themed Xbox One - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 07:21

Fallout 4 has been dominating our time since it released a few weeks ago. How many of the Commonwealth's secrets have you uncovered? Or, like us, have you spent a lot of time tending to your settlements?

Well, we want to see what you've been building. Send us a picture or video of your settlement, and the most creative constructions will win a Pip-Boy Themed Xbox One with a Season Pass and Vault Boy mask and t-shirt.

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EA Confirms More Free Content Will Come to Star Wars Battlefront - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 07:20

Star Wars Battlefront DLC The Battle of Jakku won't be the only piece of free content coming to the sci-fi shooter.

Writing on the official website, publisher EA confirmed developer DICE will also add "more of what you love" for free, as well as paid content such as that included in the Season Pass.

"We are planning to support Star Wars Battlefront with new content well into the future," states Patrick Söderlund, executive VP at EA. "We will be adding more of what you love about the game, like new maps and Star Cards, for free in the coming months, in addition to all of the content we have coming with Season Pass."

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DoA Xtreme 3 Will Not Be Released in the West - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:38

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 will not see a Western release.

The news comes via the Dead or Alive Facebook page, where a fan asked whether Xtreme 3 will be coming to US or EU regions.

"We do not

bring DoAX3 to the West and won't have any plan change

in the future. Thank you for asking,” a representative replied.

"Do you know many issues happening in video game industry with regard to how to treat female 

in video game industry? We do not want to talk those things here. But certainly we have gone through in last year or two to come to our decision. Thank you."

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PS4 Sales Pass 30 Million Worldwide - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 01:55

Sony has today announced that the PlayStation 4 has sold through over 30.2 million units since its release in November, 2013. The figure is current as of November 22, a little over two years on from release.

The figure sees the PS4 continue to demonstrate the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history, says Sony, meaning the PS4 is still outpacing the PS2 for now.

Sony notes the PS4 system is currently available in 124 countries and regions worldwide.

Sony revealed last month that the lifetime total of PS4s sold had risen to 29.3 million and, as a result of this overperformance, raised the forecasted number of PS4 consoles it expects to sell this year from 16.5 million to 17.5 million. Last year it sold 14.8 million.

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The First Trailer For Captain America: Civil War Is Here - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:28

Update: A new poster has dropped alongside the trailer. Things are going to get heated, friends.

The first trailer for Marvel's hugely anticipated Captain America: Civil War has landed, and its a veritable feast for MCU fans.

Not only do we get a glimpse of Black Panther - we get a taste of newly hostile relationship between Tony and Cap. Check it out up above, and expect a full rewind in the coming hours.

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The Tamagochi Singularity Made Real: Infinite Tamagochi Living On the Internet - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:09
szczys writes: Everyone loves Tamagochi, the little electronic keychains spawned in the '90s that let you raise digital pets. Some time ago, XKCD made a quip about an internet-based matrix of thousands of these digital entities. That quip is now a reality thanks to elite hardware hacker Jeroen Domburg (aka Sprite_TM). In his recent talk called "The Tamagochi Singularity" at the Hackaday SuperConference he revealed that he had built an infinite network of virtual Tamagochi by implementing the original hardware as a virtual machine. This included developing AI to keep them happy, and developing a protocol to emulate their IR interactions. But he went even further, hacking an original keychain to use wirelessly as a console which can look in on any of the virtual Tamagochi living on his underground network. This full-stack process is unparalleled in just about every facet: complexity, speed of implementation, awesome factor, and will surely spark legions of other Tamagochi Matrices.

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Victor Frankenstein Review - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

You may know that Mary Shelley’s classic monster novel Frankenstein was actually called Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. And now director Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push) and screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle) are attempting to mine the “modern” part of that title for all it’s worth with Fox’s new film Victor Frankenstein. An uneven mix of comedy, horror, and buddy-action genres, Victor Frankenstein starts off as a fresh, fun take on the age-old tale that unfortunately wears out its welcome after a while... kind of like a reanimated corpse that’s begun to stink up the joint.

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star, respectively, as Frankenstein and his loyal assistant Igor. The film is essentially a prequel told from Igor’s point of view, detailing how Victor first discovers the hunchback with no name in a circus and saves him from the cruel existence he suffers there. Frankenstein names Radcliffe’s character after his dead roommate (there’s a grisly joke embedded here that I won’t spoil) and the two soon form a bond, a friendship, and a partnership, as it turns out this version of Igor is almost as brilliant as the iconic mad scientist. (It should be noted that there was no Igor in Shelley’s original book, so any liberties the filmmakers take with the character here are more than fair game.) And of course, very soon they get down to some monster-making.

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Chris Hemsworth Reportedly Eyes Allan Quartermain Movie - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 22:49

Chris Hemsworth has possibly found his next franchise.

The Tracking Board reports that the Avenger is eyeing the role of Allan Quatermain, a big time huntsman who debuted in H.Rider Haggard’s 1885 novel King Solomon’s Mine.

Details of the plot are yet to be revealed, though Quatermain is no stranger to the big screen, and he's commonly regarded as one of the major influences behind Indiana Jones.

There have been recent attempts to create a contemporary version of Quatermain, including a languishing Dreamworks project starring Sam Worthington. Sean Connery played Quatermain in Alan Moore’s loosely adapted 2003 film of The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, but Hemsworth would obviously be stepping into the shoes of a much younger Quatermain.

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Scream Queens: "Thanksgiving" Review - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 22:35

Scream Queens delivered a heck of a twist and a welcome death as the FOX horror comedy celebrated Thanksgiving.

Full spoilers for "Thanksgiving" continue below.

Surprise! The mystery behind the father of the Red Devil Killer twins turned out to hit close to home, as Pete delivered the surprising news that Wes, Grace's father, is the man responsible for impregnating the KKT sister who died in the bathtub. Considering some of Scream Queens' twists have been fairly lackluster, this actually was a great turn for the series and sets up a new batch of parameters to help determine who the unknown killer is.

The show already revealed two of the killers: Boone, who was one of the bathtub babies, and Gigi, who helped raise them after the death made her go mad. The third killer seems to be the second child; a female, though it's worth the suggestion that the person could have undergone a gender reassignment and now identifies as a male. Regardless, that mystery remains present in "Thanksgiving," even if it fortunately didn't take center stage.

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New Audio-Technica Gaming Headsets Incoming - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 22:27

Audio-Technica entered the gaming headset market back in 2013, with two well-received models: the ATH-AG1 and ATH-ADG1. Two years later, the company is preparing to launch improved and re-engineered models: the AG1x (isolation) and ADG1x (open air), both of which will debut on December 3 for an RRP of AUD $399.

“We’ve spent the last two years testing and listening to all the feedback on the original models,” said Wesley Von Grabill, Audio-Technica’s National Brand Manager in Australia. “Now we’ve made the necessary adjustments to take both the in-gaming experience and clear communication to the next level.”

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rated PG-13 - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 21:55

According to, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will have a PG-13 rating due to "sci-fi action violence." It is the second Star Wars film to be rated PG-13 after 2005's Revenge of the Sith.

With less than a month to go until the Force awakens, hype is rising at ludicrous speed with analysts predicting the movie will bring in $170,000,000 in its first weekend.

As we get closer, the tight grip on the movie's story and background is also quickly slipping. For instance, check out the film's first clip here as well as a new TV spot featuring Poe Damaron's (Oscar Isaac) Red and Blue Squads flying into combat. Get a closer look who will be battling in the stars in these six sick covers from Empire Magazine featuring the heroes and villains of the new saga.

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New to Amazon Prime in December 2015 - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 21:27

Amazon Prime's released its lineup for December - including movies like Interstellar, and Selma, Hoffa. All free for Prime members on the Instant Video platform. Plus, original shows Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle return for second seasons.

For purchase, there's Ant-Man, Minions, Ted 2, and more. Let's check it out...

Something's Gotta Give



River Of No Return

Monkey Business

The Details

Meet Me in Montenegro*


  • Transparent: Season 2

Jill Soloway's acclaimed, award-winning Transparent returns for Season 2. Starring Jeffrey Tambor, Jay Duplass, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, and Judith Light, Transparent's second season is sure to take the splendedly complicated Pfefferman clan into new touchingly hilarious territory.

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Hemsworth Says Thor 3 Needs Guardians-esque Humor - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 20:57

Thor star Chris Hemsworth shared a few thoughts on Marvel's third Norse-centric film, saying he'd like to see Ragnarok take a page or two out of Guardian's of the Galaxy's playbook.

"I think

needs to be injected with that sort of smart wit and unexpected kind of humor, kind of what James Gunn came in and did with Guardians

," Hemsworth told Cinema Blend. "It was like off center and unpredictable, and I think we can definitely use a dose of that, you know?"

With Flight of the Conchords director Taika Waititi on board to helm the film for Marvel, Hemsworth has high hopes for Thor: Ragnarok, especially when it comes to delivering a humorous flick for the fans.

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EarthBound Creator Has No Plans for Another Sequel - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:43

Creator Shigesato Itoi has confirmed that fans shouldn’t expect another entry in the Mother series (known as EarthBound in the West) from him.

Speaking to Game Watch Express (via Kotaku), Itoi explained that when he made Mother 3, “I thought I could do it, so I did it,” but added that the idea of making Mother 4 is “totally impossible.”

“Among big-time popstars, if they, you know, put out ten albums, around the fourth album, they can’t make very good songs,” he explained. “The albums sell, but everyone at the concerts wants to hear songs from those first three albums. Everyone.”

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6 New Star Wars Magazine Covers Show Off Key Characters - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:18

Empire Magazine has premiered its 6 variant Star Wars: The Force Awakens magazine covers on its website, Empire Online. The magazine is scheduled to go on sale next week, and the variants aren't simply static images, but instead are presented in lenticular 3D. All 6 variants can be seen on the Empire Online website, but we're featuring 2 of them right here.

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