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Terminators Getting New Video Game, Probably Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Do you really need to be back?

Does it feel like the early 90s in here to anyone else? It should, because you're getting a brand new video game based on the first two films in the storied Terminator franchise. Publisher Reef Entertainment has just bought the Terminator game rights from StudioCanal, and have a game based on the first two movies in development right now.

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General Mills Resurrecting Fruit Brute, Yummy Mummy This Halloween

Who knew nostalgia could be edible?

All five of General Mills' classic monster cereals are returning! Resurrections of Count Chocula, Boo Berry, and Frankenberry have become a regular Halloween thing, this is the first time in decades that Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy will be back on store shelves for children of all ages to enjoy.

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Face Your Nightmares in Sonic Lost World’s Special Edition

Not the nightmare of fanfiction, thankfully.

Remember NiGHTS Into Dreams on Sega Saturn? The surreal flight game has a cult following to this day, but hasn't seen much action as a series. But SEGA is about to whet the appetites of NiGHTS fans with the limited release Deadly Six Edition of Sonic Lost World. It's the special edition of your dreams.

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Samurai Jack Back From The Past in New Comic Series

Watch out!

In 2004, the beloved Cartoon Network series Samurai Jack was abruptly cancelled. The time traveling hero was never able to return to his own era and square down with nemesis Aku, leaving the series sadly unresolved. But his saga is finally set to continue in a comic series published by IDW that gives us the fifth season we always wanted.

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PSA: Buy Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS3, Get it for $10 on PS4

2 games For the price of 1 1/6!

Remember how Sony CEO Andy House said yesterday that purchasing select PS3 games will allow you to buy them again on PS4 for a significantly discounted price? Well, we've just learned the specifics on that deal for one such game-- Call of Duty Ghosts. If you buy it at retail price on PS3, you'll be able to get it on PS4 for a mere $10.

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Mike Tyson Finally Beats Glass Joe in Punch Out!!, Humanity Redeemed

It's a retro gaming miracle!

Anyone who's played the Nintendo classic Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! knows two things-- that your first opponent, Glass Joe, is a total pushover, and that the bout with Iron Mike himself is legendarily hard. That's why it's so surprising to us that it apparently took Tyson 26 years to sit down at a NES and give Joe the pummeling he so richly deserves.

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Missed Out on Xbox One and PS4 Preorders? Walmart’s Giving You a Second Chance

Get to the pickings before they're slim

Those Xbox One and PS4 preorders went by pretty fast, huh? If you overslept the day that retailers put them out, then good news: Walmart's going to have a new stock of preorders available August 24, which is this Saturday. So maybe South Park was wrong and Walmart's not that evil after all.

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Woman Swallows Tapeworm, Doctors Marvel at Her Stupidity

And the moron of the month award goes to...

We've all heard the old urban legend about eating a tapeworm as an awful dietary aid. Well, it turns out, that this sort of idiotic behavior isn't just for grotesque old wives' tales anymore. An unnamed Iowa woman is receiving medical treatment after purchasing a tapeworm online and swallowing it because she thought it would help her lose weight.

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Presenting the PS4 Presser Proceedings

Spoilers: Things were pretty positive.

Today Sony used its Gamescom spotlight to give us a closer look at the PS4. Everything was very exciting, with new games, ports, price drops, and a release date for the PS4. Everything, that is, except the camera. Don't think we didn't see you zooming out half the time, cameraman.

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Ready Your Wallet For The Just-Announced Xbox One Launch Lineup

Variety is king on Microsoft's latest console effort.

My feelings on the Xbox One have gone from total resentment to excitement in the past couple of months, and the full launch lineup, just revealed at Gamescom, has only given me more reason to want it. The lineup's so special because it has a wide array of exclusives from developers around the world-- they're really throwing everyone an Xbone, huh?

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Playstation’s Gamescom Conference is Today, Peep the Live Stream Right Here

You don't have to be German or a journalist to see it!

If you're looking for the latest major drop of video game news, Gamescom is where it's at. All the big game companies are over in Germany right now displaying their upcoming offerings. Microsoft and EA have already done their bits, and Sony's next up to give their press conference, which you can watch with us right here at 1PM Eastern.

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Grand Theft Auto Online Just Announced, Will Be Playable October 1st

Take to the streets with your pals for the first time.

Today Rockstar revealed the first gameplay video of one of their new titles: Grand Theft Auto Online, a long-awaited MMO set in the GTA universe. Specifically it'll be in Los Santos, the location of Grand Theft Auto V. It looks just like the regular GTA games, only now you can play online.

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New Kinect App Lets You Make a Touch Screen Out of Literally Any Surface

Like Nintendo says, touching is good.

While Microsoft's Kinect is generally disliked as a video game peripheral, it certainly gets used for a number of zany tech ideas. Case in point-- a new software that uses a projector in tandem with the Kinect to create a touch screen out of any surface. Just another sign we're getting closer to "the future."

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EA’s Humble Origin Bundle Brings All Kinds of Awesome Games

Kudos, EA.

EA, oft-called the worst company in the world, has just done something really cool: They've teamed up with Humble Bundle to release some of their best games this generation for however much you want. Finally, a reason to actually use Origin!

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What We Learned From The Call of Duty: Ghosts Live Stream

Boom, baby!

So, this afternoon Activision held their Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal event and live streamed it for the world to see. On top of the vast customization options, seven new multiplayer modes were announced. And Eminem revealed a new single, Survivor, off his upcoming album with the trailer! Needless to say, people are excited.

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Just When You Thought it Was Safe: Disembodied Snake Heads Can Function, Bite Themselves

Your nightmare fuel for the day!

Not too long ago we learned that turtles can live happy healthy lives with two heads, and now we know that a snake's head will bite its body right before dying. If you didn't think snakes could be more horrifying, check out this video and get ready to be proven wrong. I highly suggest listening to "Snake Eater" while watching.

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The Batman: Arkham Origins Special Edition is Enormous

A package fit for a multi-billionaire.

If you've got money to blow and want even more Batman paraphernalia for your collection, you can purchase the Batman: Arkham Origins collector's edition for $119.99. While it's double the price of the actual game, the amount of stuff you get is just bonkers. Robin isn't in the game, but I'm sure if he was he'd say "Holy swag, Batman!"

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Watch Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Live Stream Event

Prepare your loadouts.

Grab your dog and gather round the ol' computer-- today we finally get to see what the highly anticipated multiplayer for Call of Duty: Ghosts will be like. The latest in the megaton series is coming this fall, and you can get your first look at how you'll be playing it with your friends at right here.

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Kinect No Longer Mandatory For Xbox One

In other news, this thing is looking more and more like the Xbox 360 with every announcement

Well, this was was only a matter of time since Microsoft reversed their DRM and used game policies for the upcoming Xbox One. The company now says the new console will also function without the motion-sensing Kinect peripheral -- and its attendant camera -- which had previously been announced as necessary for use.

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Kickstarter JRPG Makes Over Double Its Goal In Less Than A Day

Veronica Mars, eat your heart out.

Kickstarter's first Japan-based video game project, Project Phoenix, was uploaded yesterday and seemingly overnight has made a crowdfunding fortune, with over double its initial $100,000 goal hit. The pitch slams modern JRPGs and claims it will breathe new life into the genre through a team of AAA developers. Wowsers.

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