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5 celebrities who made awesome appearances in video games

As we wrote last week, celebrities are no strangers to video games. While some of them may be millionaire actors or singers who seem to live a completely different life than you, this form of entertainment is one that can bring us together. Some celebrities seem to more strongly about this than others as they’ve …

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How No Man’s Sky procedural generation actually works

No Man’s Sky is a critical flop, but that doesn’t mean the tech behind the game isn’t something to marvel. A game developer fully explains how No Man’s Sky generates the creatures you find.

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9 of the wackiest, uncomfortable gaming controllers

In case you missed yesterday’s news, good ol’ Valve is working on a new prototype controller for the HTC Vive. This controller aims to further bridge the gap between the real world and virtual reality by allowing you to hold on to the controller without actually holding it. The controller doesn’t exactly look comfortable, and …

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Why does the PS4 Pro use almost twice as much power as the regular PS4?

The PS4 Pro launches next month and it will be the most powerful games console on the market, with twice the graphical horsepower of the original PS4. But that comes with a steep price in energy consumption: the PS4 Pro consumes almost twice as much electricity as the updated PS4 “Slim”, despite having the same …

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7 celebrities who are also big-time gamers

Think celebrities are incredibly different from you? Think again, because you might have played online with one! Here are seven celebrities who are also big-time gamers! 7. Terry Crews The funny man himself, Terry Crews! While most may know him for his role in the classic Old Spice ads or the movie White Chicks, Crews …

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4 life lessons you learned playing MMORPGs

Playing MMORPGs online with others is a lot of fun, but you also learn some valuable life lessons as you go through the experience. Here’s a peek at some of the most valuable you probably didn’t even realized you learned.

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10 new Android & iOS games for October

Check out these ten games released in September for both Android and iOS. There’s plenty of different genres, from action puzzlers to thoughtful RPGs.

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A colorblind gamer reviews Hue

I’m colorblind. No, that doesn’t mean I see in black and white, nor, in my case, does it mean that I only see certain colors. For me, being colorblind means that a red for me might be a burgundy, or even an orange, for you. Colors that are similar in shade are difficult for me …

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5 promising PlayStation VR games we can’t wait to play

With the release of the PlayStation VR literally days away, we couldn’t help but come up with some of the games we’re most excited for. Below, you’ll find a small smattering of worthwhile games that we’re sure will define the VR experience on PS4. Rez Infinite This is a game that people have been hyping …

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5 of the most offensive marketing stunts in gaming history

Marketing can be a tricky task. Not only do you have to find a way to speak to your audience in a way that effectively sells your product, but you also have to do it without offending those same people. The five companies below didn’t quite pay attention to that last bit. White vs. Black …

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5 mods that went on to become hit, standalone games

Have you ever been playing a game and thought to yourself “Man, this is really good. I wish someone could make it even better!” Or maybe you just want to play your favorite mod without being tethered to an unnecessary game? Well, lucky for you, you’re far from the only one whose mind has wandered …

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5 gamers who got someone killed

Video games can be fun and addicting. Sometimes maybe too addicting. For these five people, this hobby led them to the death of someone close to them. Jahmir Ricks After 13-year-old Jahmir Rick’s older brother wouldn’t pass him the controller, Ricks stabbed the 16-year-old teenager twice with a steak knife, piercing his lung and heart. Ricks’ …

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GameFans app now has a dark theme!

The GameFans app has been praised by Android enthusiasts for bringing them the latest news from multiple gaming news outlets without the duplicates they might find elsewhere. Since we launched the app last summer we’ve taken care to keep it fast and up-to-date, in addition to adding new features like notifications and tags. Today, we’re …

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GameFans Live: Watch us play the Gravity Rush 2 demo, now!

The Japanese demo for Gravity Rush 2 (or Gravity Daze 2) was just released this morning, so we decided what better way to start out the morning by stumbling our way through a beautiful game in a language we can’t read! Come join us as we save a new world and discover new abilities as …

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5 of the greatest gaming freakouts of all time

It’s no secret that videogames can be a pretty relaxing hobby. Games like Journey, Abzu, and numerous adventure games can serve as nice respites away from the real world and stress caused by work or family. Of course, gaming can also be far more stressful than any of those, if you let it be. In …