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This ‘Game of Thrones’ Xbox One is more desired than the Iron Throne

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Even as fans reel from the events of Sunday’s Season 6 finale, Microsoft is commemorating the occasion with a special-edition “Game of Thrones” Xbox One console.

Unveiled this morning by Xbox France, this console is very special indeed, not merely because its design mimics the celebrated opening credits of the hit HBO fantasy drama: Only six have been created, presumably one for each season.

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First ‘Berserk’ game trailer is all about Guts’ massive sword

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Following the announcement of the game just last week, Koei Tecmo has unleashed the first trailer for “Berserk,” which casts the spotlight on the oversized sword Dragonslayer. At least we think it’s referring to the sword.

“It was much too big to be called a sword,” the text states. “Massive, thick, heavy and far too rough. Indeed, it was like a heap of raw iron.”

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‘Attack on Titan’ ratchets up the mayhem in new game trailer

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Koei Tecmo has unleashed a new trailer for its Attack on Titan video game that not only introduces the characters and showcases some of the action, but also teases some giant-size showdowns.

IGN notes that the game, which debuts Aug. 30 in North America, features scenes from the manga rather than drawing exclusively from the first season of the hit anime, as originally announced.

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‘Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission’ pits you against the Empire

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Hot on the heels of the recently announced “Batman: Arkham VR” game comes another major virtual reality release, also announced during the E3 press conference: “Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission.” The PlayStation blog has details on the new mission, which comes from Criterion Games and DICE and will be available via PlayStation VR.

The virtual reality mission will put you, the player, in the cockpit of an X-wing, giving you the feeling of going up against the Empire alongside a band of Rebel pilots. It’ll feel like you’re in an X-wing cockpit floating in space as opposed to sitting on the couch in your living room

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WATCH: Sony unveils latest ‘God of War’ game with new gameplay trailer

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At E3 2016, Sony unveiled their latest “God of War” game for PS4 with a new gameplay trailer.

Where previous “God of War” games have drawn on Greek mythology, this new installment takes inspiration from Norse mythology, featuring creatures that look like elves and giants. Nevertheless, it continues to follow series protagonist Kratos, who teaches his son how to hunt over the course of this 10-minute video, even as they encounter all manner of mythological beasts all the while.

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‘LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ unleashes new demo, trailer

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During their presentation at this year’s E3 conference, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the release of a new “LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens” demo. The Niima Outpost Demo, which is available as a free download, allows players to dive into the action alongside Rey, Finn and BB-8 as they run from the First Order and escape from Jakku.

The demo will also feature a few new features debuting in “The Force Awakens.” Players can engage in Blaster Battles with stormtroopers, explore Star Destroyer wreckage via Multi-Builds and even pilot the Millennium Falcon.

The demo is now available exclusively for PlayStation 4 players and can be downloaded via the PlayStation Store. Xbox One players will be able to access the demo via the Xbox Marketplace beginning on June 14 at 3 PM PT.

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Koei Tecmo announces ‘Berserk’ game with NSFW teaser

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After dropping a clue last week, Koei Tecmo has released a teaser trailer announcing a new “Berserk” video game, based on Kentaro Miura’s long-running dark fantasy manga.

Be warned: The brief teaser isn’t safe for work.

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Watch 8-Bit “Batman v Superman” Adaptation in All its Simplistic Glory

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Critics of Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” canned the film as a barely linear collection of action set pieces whose stakes and melodrama were undercut by threadbare story logic — in short, dismissing it as a video game — but some enterprising graphic artists have turned the movie’s simplicity it into an asset by adapting its major scenes in the fashion of a throwback, 8-bit video game.

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‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Goonies’ and more head to ‘LEGO Dimensions’

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Following plenty of rumors and a last-minute leak, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has officially announced the addition of 16 new properties to LEGO Dimensions, ranging from Harry Potter and Adventure Time to Mission: Impossible and The Goonies.

The Year 2 rollout begins Sept. 27 with the Ghostbusters Story Pack, Adventure Time and Mission: Impossible Level Packs, Harry Potter and Adventure Time Team Packs and The A-Team Fun Pack. (Yes, The A-Team.)

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Ready … drink! ‘Mortal Kombat’ attacks with its own beer

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After a long, exhausting day of lopping off heads, ripping out hearts and snapping spines, there’s no better way to unwind than with an ice-cold beer. A Mortal Kombat X beer.

Poulsbo, Washington’s Sound Brewery has teamed with Warner Bros. to release a beer series inspired by the 10th installment of the blockbuster fighting game.

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‘Dragon Ball Fusions’ trailer showcases game’s many characters

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Bandai Namco has released the first full-length trailer for Dragon Ball Fusions, the upcoming role-playing game for Nintendo 3DS. And we do mean full-length.

Clocking in at four minutes, the video showcases gameplay, the Fusion system and a truly impressive roster of characters, drawing from incarnations ranging from the original Dragon Ball to the current Dragon Ball Super.

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‘Batman: Return to Arkham’ announcement trailer touts remaster of acclaimed games

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Warner Bros. Games has officially announced the “Batman: Return to Arkham” remaster collection, which will include updated versions of the acclaimed “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and “Batman: Arkham City” games.

Releasing July 29 on PS4 and Xbox One, “Return to Arkham” is priced at $49.99 USD/£39.99. Check out the announcement trailer below:

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‘LEGO Dimensions’ adds ‘Batman’ villain Bane, ‘Ghostbusters” Slimer

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“LEGO Dimensions” just got a little bigger. Thanks to the release of three new Fun Packs, Batman villain Bane, “Ghostbusters'” Slimer and Lloyd from “LEGO Ninjago” have joined the fray, complete with buildable characters, rebuildable 3-in-1 vehicles and gadgets with special in-game abilities. These three Fun Packs will conclude Wave 5, though more expansion packs are on the way.

With the Bane Fun Pack, players can activate the character’s Hazard Protection, Big Transform or Super Stealth abilities to solve puzzles and overpower enemies, while his 3-in-1 Drill Driver — which can be rebuilt into the Bane Dig ‘n Drill and the Bane Drill ‘n Blast — boosts gameplay and enables in-game ability upgrades.

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‘Legend of Zelda’ and ‘Sonic’ join Video Game Hall of Fame

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The Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog and The Oregon Trail are among the six inductees into the 2016 Video Game Hall of Fame. They’re joined by Grand Theft Auto III, The Sims and Space Invaders.

Established in 2015 by The Strong national museum of play in Rochester, New York, the hall of fame recognizes electronic games of all types that have enjoyed sustained popularity and exerted influence on the industry or popular culture. Last year’s inaugural class featured DOOM, Pac-Man, Pong, Super Mario Bros., Tetris and World of Warcraft.

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Vans partners with Nintendo for line of 8-bit-era-inspired shoes

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If you need some shoes that are equally equipped to handle Goomba-stomping and duck-hunting, then you’re in luck. Vans is partnering with Nintendo for a line of shoes inspired by the video game company’s classic 8-bit era. Mario, Link, Princess Peach and more are all represented in this new line of kicks, which consist of Vans’ classic Sk8-Hi and Old Skool styles. Heck, even the patronizing dog from “Duck Hunt” is represented!

Vans’ line of Nintendo shoes is expected to launch in June

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