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Screenshots and specs released for PC version of Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PC Spec and Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Some news out of Rockstar HQ today for PC gamers looking to take a trip to Los Santos. The studio has revealed that Grand Theft Auto V’s official launch date is now March 24. They also released the first PC-only screenshots as well as the system specs, all of which can be found below. The PC version will run at 1080p and 60fps with support for up to 4K resolution, and for those with multiple monitors, support for up to three at a time. And of course, the Rockstar Editor will be included for creating, editing, and publishing game clips as well as access to Grand Theft Auto Online. Heists, which will be available soon for the console versions of GTA Online, will be ready out the gate for the PC version.

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PC News

Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox kicking off March 27

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) 2014 Championship Announcement - Screenshot 4

Activision and Xbox have announced details for the third annual Call of Duty Championship. The event will take place from March 27 to 29 in Los Angeles between the 32 teams from around in the world in a tournament to be crowned World Champions. A $1 million prize purse is at stake, and the final match will be live streamed on Xbox Live. Qualifying matches will be played online using Xbox One systems and broadcast on MLG.tv. To find out when your region will be hosting their qualifiers, check out Major League Gaming’s Call of Duty Championship page. The championship is open to all qualified players.

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Xbox One News

PlayStation 4 version of PlanetSide 2 to enter closed beta on Jan. 20

PlanetSide 2 (PC, PS4) PS4 Closed Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that their free-to-play massively multiplayer online shooter PlanetSide 2 will enter closed beta this month for PS4. The initial wave of players, numbering in the thousands, is scheduled to enter the beta on January 20. More players will be added in the coming months, with invitations set to go out in chronological order based on date of sign-up. Players who have yet to send in their info can still do so at the official site; more information can also be found in a new FAQ. A full launch is on track for later this year.

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PlayStation 4 News

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition now on PSN for PS3, PS Vita

Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition (PC, PS4) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Devolver Digital has released Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition for PS3 and PS Vita. The $9.99 download features cross-buy support and includes Duke Nukem 3D as well as enhanced versions of the four-episode Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition and three additional expansion packs. The PSN version of Megaton Edition also sports online multiplayer. PS Plus members are currently able to download the game for free.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta begins, limited editions detailed

Halo 5 (Xbox One) Multiplayer Beta Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

343 Industries has announced the beginning of the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta. The beta pits two four-player teams against one another in arena-based combat across seven maps and three game types. Access to the beta is restricted to owners of The Master Chief Collection, and will end on January 19. For those who do participate, any content unlocked for Nightfall and The Master Chief Collection will be carried over into the retail version of Guardians. Coinciding with the beta’s launch is the reveal of three premium editions that have gone up for pre-order: Standard Edition ($59.99), Limited Edition ($99.99), and Limited Collector’s Edition ($249.99). Details for each are available below.

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Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer reveals Exo Zombies cast

Activision has released a new trailer for the upcoming Exo Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The footage marks the debut of Jon Bernthal, Rose McGowan, John Malkovich, and Bill Paxton as Atlas employees who are left to face the undead hordes. The first chapter will be bundled with the Havoc DLC pack, set to launch first for Xbox One in January .

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

343 kicks off Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta documentary

Halo 5 Guardians (Xbox One) 343 Sprint Series Announcement - Screenshot 1

343 Industries has rolled out the first in a new behind-the-scenes series detailing their work on the multiplayer beta of Halo 5: Guardians. The beta is scheduled to launch this month for owners of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and the new six-part series, The Sprint – Making Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta, will follow the developers and development stages as the beta takes shape. The first episode, titled Balance, premiers today at 6 p.m. (CST) on the Halo Channel, Windows 8.1, and Xbox One. A new episode will air each day until the beta launches on December 29. The full schedule, including episode details, is available below.

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PC News, Xbox One News

Heists emerge in new Grand Theft Auto Online screenshots, trailer

Heists have been an eagerly awaited addition to Grand Theft Auto Online, and today, Rockstar has revealed a bit more about their plans. The four-player, multi-tiered Heists are currently scheduled to be added to Grand Theft Auto Online in early 2015 for all versions across console and PC. The mode will also bring with it new weapons, clothing, and vehicles. Over a dozen screenshots have also been posted, which, along with the trailer, should give would-be robbers a good look at what’s in store for next year.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

(Xbox One Review) Halo: The Master Chief Collection

(Xbox One Review) Halo: The Master Chief Collection

” … it’s now a much better representation of the series that came to define the Xbox.”

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Xbox One Reviews

(PlayStation 4 Review) Grand Theft Auto V

(PlayStation 4 Review) Grand Theft Auto V

” … is every bit the must-buy title in 2014 that it was in 2013.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews