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Microsoft Accidentally Sold Free Copies of Fallout 4

And then they took them all back. WHOOPS.

Thanks to a little oopsie-daisie at the Xbox Store, Microsoft customers were able to download Fallout 4 for free late last week--along with its season pass and expansion packs.

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We Won’t Be Getting Any DLC From The Force Awakens in Star Wars Battlefront

*sad BB-8 noise*

Unfortunately, for fans who want to get their TFA fix in the world of Star Wars Battlefront, the Battle of Jakku map is as close as they're going to get.

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New Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS Downloadable Content Revealed!

Content just keeps rolling in for Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

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Batgirl Rises in Batman: Arkham Knight DLC, “A Matter of Family”

Can we just have a whole game around Batgirl already?

The trailer here looks really cool, and features the Batfamily teaming up to save Babs' dad, Commissioner Gordon, from The Joker.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Gets New Free Multiplayer DLC With Dragon Age II Fave Pirate Queen Isabela!!

My queen!

Dragon Age: Inquisition's new free multiplayer DLC, Dragonslayer, is being released today, and the most exciting thing about that is the return of Dragon Age II pirate queen Isabela! I can't be the only one who romanced her with my female Hawke, can I? They were so great together.

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Dorkly Shows Us Origins Of The Worst Things In Gaming

Although it is sadly missing Atari's E.T. game.

Between downloadable content, pre-orders, beta fiascos, the modern world of video gaming is a weird place. Dorkly's recent comic imagines just how all of those stupid marketing gimmicks were developed, and how they might end up getting a lot worse.

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Goat Simulator Update to Bring You Multiplayer Because One Goat Wreaking Havoc Isn’t Enough

The more goats the better.

When Goat Simulator graced us with its presence, fans were granted the glorious ability to bring mayhem to the world and wreck everything. Now you don't have to do it alone. You and your goat friends can cause chaos together in the May update, which will bring split-screen multiplayer to your screens.

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Deathstroke To Be Playable With Arkham Origins DLC

Since I'm a rational, right-thinking person, it should come as no surprise that the last two Batman games -- Arkham Asylum and Arkham City -- rank among my favorite video game offerings in recent memory. With Rockstar giving up development duties for the series, though, my excitement for Arkham Origins has been tempered. The fact that one of my favorite DCU villains -- the assassin and Dark Knight arch-rival Deathstroke -- will be playable in the upcoming title, could change that. All of a sudden, that teaser vid for the title we were so excited about makes way more sense, so congratulations, Arkham Origins: I am officially psyched for you to come out.

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Skyrim PlayStation 3 DLC Finally Gets Release Dates

Hell must have frozen over, pigs are surely flying, and dozens of other tired phrases have obviously come to pass. It's the only explanation for the PlayStation 3 downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim finally receiving release dates. Bethesda had promised that they'd come in February, but only a fool completely believes such claims. It's been months -- four months short of a year for Dawnguard -- since they released on Xbox 360, but PlayStation 3 users will finally get all three this month.

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Here’s a Bunch of Screenshots From Skyrim’s Dragonborn DLC to Salivate Over

Though it won't release until December 4th, and even then only for Xbox 360, Bethesda Game Studios is well aware that folks are eagerly awaiting the coming DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Titled Dragonborn, Skyrim's newest outing will see players visit a setting previously explored in Morrowind: Solstheim. It's there that players will face the very first Dragonborn. If that doesn't sound exciting enough, hit the jump for a series of luscious screenshots for the upcoming DLC.

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Skyrim’s Dragonborn DLC Hits December 4th, Totally Lets You Ride Dragons

Other than the trailer and name, not much is known about the next expansion for Bethesda Game Studios' The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Titled Dragonborn, and available December 4th on Xbox 360, the DLC's announcement seems to confirm pretty much every rumor out there: Solstheim is definitely the setting, and riding dragons has apparently made it in. Whether this is something that can be controlled on the regular or features during a scripted sequence only is currently unknown, but it sure looks excellent. Hit the jump for the trailer.

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Borderlands 2 Update Outs Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty as First DLC Pack

Everyone knew that the Mechromancer DLC for Borderlands 2 was coming. The fifth class had been teased long before the game actually released. The DLC actually going live yesterday, however, was not something that was expected. The fact that there's a new class for Borderlands 2 isn't even the juicy part, though. The update included references to something called Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty -- which sounds an awful lot like more DLC.

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George Washington Becomes America’s Greatest Villain in Assassin’s Creed III DLC

In news that'll make you check to see if it's actually April 1st and all of your memories of the past few months have just been a weird soap opera style dream, Ubisoft has announced some new DLC for Assassin's Creed III that features George Washington succumbing to evil. It's called The Tyranny of George Washington. The evils of George Washington must be stopped.

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Hearthfire, the Next Skyrim Expansion, Releases on September 4th

Good news, fans of role-playing games everywhere! Bethesda Game Studios has announced the second expansion coming to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim -- and it is called Hearthfire. The newest expansion centers on building a home, upgrading said home, and all the trappings of domesticity. If this sounds suspiciously like they're bolting The Sims onto Skyrim, that's because it looks like they actually are bolting The Sims onto Skyrim. Those lucky Xbox 360 players will get to start building their own gardens on September 4th.

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Debut Trailer for Skyrim DLC Dawnguard [Video]

Bethesda has released the debut trailer for Skyrim's first piece of downloadable content. Dubbed Dawnguard, the trailer depicts what could be a two-faction war between some sort of every-generic-fantasy-demon-you-can-think-of group (vampires, winged imps, gargoyles, etc.) going up against the titular Dawnguard. The trailer doesn't quite let loose if you can choose either faction, though the narration provided by someone from the anti-Dawnguard camp asks the typical "which will you choose?" question. We won't have to wait much longer until E3, where all of the juicy DLCtails will most likely be divulged.

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Capcom Sees No Difference Between On-Disc “DLC” and Actual DLC

As anyone who has been regularly playing video games this console generation is aware, downloadable content -- not stellar games or recognizable franchises -- is at the forefront of what will define this generation when we look back on it. The DLC craze, though it obviously generates money for developers, is getting out of control, and just about every gamer knows it. Capcom, however, either thinks gamers are stupid, or the company needs a dictionary regarding what downloadable content should entail.

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Nintendo Finally Delving Into Paid DLC After Years of Pushing Against It

First, the good news: Nintendo will be releasing a new entry in the stellar turn-based strategy Fire Emblem series, for a spring 2012 release in Japan. Now, the bad news: It's going to be releasing on the Nintendo 3DS, a system that isn't selling too well, and one that at least one writer doesn't want to have to buy just to play a new game in one of his favorite strategy series. The mixed news, now: This new Fire Emblem will be Nintendo's first game to have paid downloadable content. After years of pushing against it, for better or worse, it looks as though Nintendo will embrace the DLC era.

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Rock Band is Adding a 20 Minute Song, Rush's "2112"

After being sold for less than the price of their actual game, Harmonix went back to independent status and continued to work on their musical gaming opus, Rock Band. Though the luster and sheen has worn off for many avid Rock Band enthusiasts, myself included, the series' regularly released downloadable content is still going strong, nothing short of an amazing feat. For Harmonix's next amazing feat, they will be releasing nothing short -- Rush's "2112," which will be separated into three separate playable packages, but will also come with the full, 20-minute-long track of the entire 2112 suite if the whole DLC package is purchased, rather than just the separately available tracks.

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Xbox Live Indie Game DLC Quest Turns Basic Features Into Comedy DLC [Video]

There is a disturbing trend with this generation of console games. Aside from the overabundance of space marines and war shooters, one of the most defining aspects of this console generation is that gamers got nickel-and-dimed to death. Yes, downloadable content. DLC that releases on the very day the actual game release. Seventy different types of slightly different clothing. The ubiquitous map pack. Online passes that allow players who already bought the game (though, used) to play online. For whatever this generation ends up being known for in the annals of history, DLC will surely be a prominent memory. So, it was only a matter of time before a game developer with a sense of humor targeted DLC, right? And thus, the Xbox Live Indie Game DLC Quest was born.

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The Next Portal 2 DLC Will Be an "In-Game"Editor

Earlier this month, Valve released the first batch of Portal 2 DLC. It was free, and largely centered on everyone's favorite adorable cooperative robots. If you're wondering what Valve has up their DLSleeves, it isn't some new scenarios or some kind of epilogue, but an "in-game editor," which means they are releasing infinite levels forever. Sure, most of them will be in the shape of penises, and some will be specifically just to frustrate players, but anyone who plays games with level editors, like LittleBigPlanet or StarCraft II, knows full well that some of the armchair level designers out there are as talented as the developers themselves. So, there's a lot to look forward to.

If you're worried about sifting through all of the crap to get to the brilliant, Valve will be introducing community elements to the DLC as well, allowing players to vote on levels, which, surprisingly, ends up actually differentiating the crap from the brilliant more often than not. For those who are a little sore that the first batch of DLC was largely focused on cooperative play, the level editor will allow both single and multiplayer levels, so that's more good news. The DLC is targeted to release sometime early next year.

Check out the press release after the break, and spend your Friday night thinking with portals.

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