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Why doesn’t Star Wars: Battlefront II have more hero skins? GamesBeat Decides

Star Wars: Battlefront II has emotes and win poses, just as Overwatch does. But while Blizzard Entertainment’s hit team shooter has plenty of costumes for your characters, Battlefront II does not. While different outfits — often called skins — seem like a great fit for this take on the Star Wars universe, Lucasfilm and Electronic Arts…

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France’s Blade prepares to launch its virtual PC subscription service Shadow in the U.S.

With $84 million of venture capital and a new Palo Alto office, the founders of Paris-based Blade are preparing to invade the U.S. market early in 2018. Blade , which makes a cloud-based PC service called Shadow, is the latest French Tech hope to land on the shores of Silicon Valley. But its ambitions to…

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Magic: The Gathering — Arena’s closed beta launches December 4

Wizards of the Coast announced today that Magic: The Gathering — Arena’s closed beta will begin on December 4. Magic: The Gathering is the king of physical collectible card games, but its digital versions are behind Blizzard Entertainment’s market-leading game, Hearthstone . Other digital card shufflers, like Gwent and The Elder Scrolls: Legends , are also enjoying…

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Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition is Beamdog’s next D&D game project

One of the best Dungeons & Dragons game series is getting that ol’ Beamdog black magic — an upgrade for modern PCs. Say hello to Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, which will include the two expansions and several of the premium modules that the original development studio, BioWare, included postrelease. Beamdog consists of a number of…

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Mulaka studio Lienzo’s video series explores Tarahumara mythology and culture

EXCLUSIVE: Mulaka explores the legends and culture of the Tarahumara, a group of indigenous people who live in northwestern Mexico. Nintendo featured it in its indie game showcase  with a trailer that highlighted its vibrant colors and stunning desert landscape. It’s the second game from Mexican indie studio Lienzo , and it’s slated for release in…

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Why one man returned to indie dev after 20 years

SPONSORED: Presented by Intel Richard Rouse III is an admitted lousy psychic. Even though he’s been a developer for more than two decades, he never would’ve guessed just how big the indie scene would become. “People understand what an indie game is now. When you buy certain triple-A games you basically know what you’re getting…

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Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Three review — too many crooks

REVIEW: The second episode of Telltale Games’ Batman: The Enemy Within introduced intrigue, but Episode Three: The Fractured Mask feels like it squandered the momentum. Even with a couple more rogues in the mix, it doesn’t seem the series has a villain worthy of Batman. This episode somehow felt simultaneously crowded and sparse at the…

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Nvidia’s GPU sales grew faster than AMD and Intel last quarter

As the PC market has lost some casual consumers to smartphones, the hardcore gamer has turned into the engine that drives the GPU market. That was once again the case in the third quarter of this year, and that trend helped Nvidia grow its share of the market with a 29.53 percent quarter-to-quarter increase in…

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3 Razer Phone ‘gaming’ features that everyone will love

Razer is always trying to present itself as something much bigger than a gaming-peripheral manufacturer. The company wants to establish itself as a lifestyle brand for gamers. That has led to its broadcasting products , a suite of awesome laptops , and more. But no piece of technology is as ingrained in our lives as…

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Need For Speed: Payback’s loot boxes get Star Wars: Battlefront II-like change

Star Wars: Battlefront II is getting the attention of gamers , Wall Street , and The Washington Post , but it’s not the only Electronic Arts game going through some changes when it comes to its progression system and business model. Development studio Ghost revealed on Friday that it is increasing the rate that Need…