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metro
Why I'm not bothered by loot boxesCall Of Duty every year will see DLC guns disappear? Heck no! And before I go
metro / Posted 16 hours ago
Call Of Duty every year will see DLC guns disappear? Heck no! And before I go any further, just let this fact set in: Activision Blizzard made over $3.6 billion from in-game content in 2016. $3.6 billion from in-game content! And you must me... Read more
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metro
Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: What’s the best value video game?out. Amazing games that I feel like I got every penny out of. It also made me r
metro / Posted yesterday
out. Amazing games that I feel like I got every penny out of. It also made me really like the companies that made them and support future games. I don’t see why companies like Activision don’t realise that what they’re doing has the opposite ef... Read more
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Fortune
Riot Games Esports Co-Head Talks 'League of Legends' 2017 World ChampionshipNest National Stadium in Beijing) as well as the overall growth of the esports
Fortune / Posted yesterday
Nest National Stadium in Beijing) as well as the overall growth of the esports industry and Riot’s plans, much like rival Activision Blizzard, to remodel its own esports league after major professional sports leagues like the NFL and NBA. The... Read more
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FOX Business
These Are the Best-Selling Video Games of 2017of Duty standards, Infinite Warfare comes in toward the bottom of this list whe
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
of Duty standards, Infinite Warfare comes in toward the bottom of this list when traditionally it would be near the top. Activision Blizzard hopes to revive the franchise, which has been a perennial best-seller, with the upcoming Call of Duty:... Read more
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FOX Business
These Are the Best-Selling Video Games of 2017of Duty standards, Infinite Warfare comes in toward the bottom of this list whe
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
of Duty standards, Infinite Warfare comes in toward the bottom of this list when traditionally it would be near the top. Activision Blizzard hopes to revive the franchise, which has been a perennial best-seller, with the upcoming Call of Duty:... Read more
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Game Informer
GI Show – The Scary Future Of Anti-Consumer Gaming, South Park, Evil Within 2and guest host Andy McNamara is joined by Matt Miller, Andrew Reiner, and Ben R
Game Informer / Posted 2 days ago
and guest host Andy McNamara is joined by Matt Miller, Andrew Reiner, and Ben Reeves to talk this week's controversial Activision patent and the future of microtransactions in games. Then, Kyle Hilliard joins the crew to talk about his... Read more
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Variety
New York Yankees Invest in eSports Holding Firm Backed by Ex-NBA Star Rick FoxNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon were
Variety / Posted 2 days ago
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon were among those who have purchased franchises in Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League. Echo Fox, which Rick Fox formed in January 2016, currently consists of 10 teams that... Read more
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FOX Business
Tax reform snag could pose big market riskrecommends investors rebalance their portfolios in light of the aggressive year
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
recommends investors rebalance their portfolios in light of the aggressive year-to-date equities rally. Some of the big gainers trading on the S&P 500 this year include Boeing (NYSE:BA), PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) and Activision Blizzard (NADSA... Read more
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FOX Business
Tax reform snag could pose big market riskand Wells Fargo recommends investors rebalance their portfolios in light of the
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
and Wells Fargo recommends investors rebalance their portfolios in light of the aggressive year-to-date equities rally. Some of the big gainers trading on the S&P 500 this year include Boeing (BA), PayPal (PYPL) and Activision Blizz... Read more
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Fortune
The New York Yankees Bought Part of an Esports Teamto Riot’s League of Legends game, Echo Fox also fields teams that compete in ga
Fortune / Posted 3 days ago
to Riot’s League of Legends game, Echo Fox also fields teams that compete in gaming tournaments based around titles such as Activision’s Call of Duty, Capcom’s Street Fighter V, and Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. The Yankees are just the latest major... Read more
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Breitbart
Activision Patented a Way to Manipulate Online Games to ‘Encourage’ Microtransactions, Denies Using ItActivision has patented a “system and method for driving microtransactions in m
Breitbart / Posted 3 days ago
Activision has patented a “system and method for driving microtransactions in multiplayer video games” but denied it is being used in any game. Lest this be interpreted any other way, Activision was ready with examples in the patent filing. In their... Read more
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Games Radar
Activision says it's not using a system it patented to push microtransactions via matchmakingA system patented by Activision could use a player's matchmaking experience to
Games Radar / Posted 3 days ago
A system patented by Activision could use a player's matchmaking experience to help drive microtransactions, Rolling Stone's Glixel reports. The patent, which was filed way back in 2015 but only just recently granted on October 17, 2017, describes a... Read more
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Mashable
Activision's new patent makes it easy to exploit online gamers for their cashfiled in 2015 by an R&D team working independently from our game studios. It ha
Mashable / Posted 3 days ago
filed in 2015 by an R&D team working independently from our game studios. It has not been implemented in-game." That's all Activision has to say for itself after word surfaced of a patent for a system designed to push players toward buying things... Read more
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metro
Are microtransactions putting you off gaming?Firstly, I have just read your article on Activision, with the microtransaction
metro / Posted 4 days ago
Firstly, I have just read your article on Activision, with the microtransaction patent system. After the previous two weeks’ microtransactions/loot crates in general we really didn’t need any more negative press from a publisher perspective, and now... Read more
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Variety
Hollywood’s New Leaders in Law and Financecapital for many of the largest players in the film, television, music, digital
Variety / Posted 4 days ago
capital for many of the largest players in the film, television, music, digital and interactive content arenas, including Activision, DreamWorks Animation, DreamWorks Studios, Annapurna, EuropaCorp, OddLot Entertainment, Skydance Prods., STX... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Destiny 2’ prepares for busy PC launchUSA video game studio that left “Halo” publisher Microsoft for a partnership wi
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
USA video game studio that left “Halo” publisher Microsoft for a partnership with “Call of Duty” and “Skylanders” giant Activision. Players touch down on a lavishly rendered future earth in which alien interlopers have caused chaos and... Read more
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FOX Business
Two Interactive vs. Ubisoftis red hot, and the leading companies in the space have been providing sharehol
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
is red hot, and the leading companies in the space have been providing shareholders with fantastic returns in recent years. Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts continue to battle it out for the top spot in the publishing space, but mid-size... Read more
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FOX Business
Two Interactive vs. Ubisoftis red hot, and the leading companies in the space have been providing sharehol
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
is red hot, and the leading companies in the space have been providing shareholders with fantastic returns in recent years. Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts continue to battle it out for the top spot in the publishing space, but mid-size... Read more
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metro
Activision has a patent on using matchmaking to sell microtransactionsreview: Rogue Trooper Redux brings 2000 AD to life If you thought loot boxes w
metro / Posted 4 days ago
review: Rogue Trooper Redux brings 2000 AD to life If you thought loot boxes were bad, then the latest revelation of what Activision is able to do with in-game microtransactions is going to make your blood boil. The patent specifically describes... Read more
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express
Nintendo games update: Bad news for Switch fans as major PS4 leak is ruled outto other consoles sometime in the future. The Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy s
express / Posted 4 days ago
to other consoles sometime in the future. The Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy sold very well on the PS4 and even caught Activision off-guard by its popularity. Admitting that the company had no idea how successful the N Sane Trilogy would be,... Read more
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FOX Business
Investors Could Be Underestimating Activision Blizzard's Opportunity in Its Newest SegmentThese initiatives don't fit into the mold of graphics and gameplay advancements
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
These initiatives don't fit into the mold of graphics and gameplay advancements that have characterized the evolution of Activision Blizzard's (NASDAQ: ATVI) business, but they're going to play an important role in getting the company to the next... Read more
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FOX Business
Investors Could Be Underestimating Activision Blizzard's Opportunity in Its Newest SegmentThese initiatives don't fit into the mold of graphics and gameplay advancements
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
These initiatives don't fit into the mold of graphics and gameplay advancements that have characterized the evolution of Activision Blizzard's (NASDAQ: ATVI) business, but they're going to play an important role in getting the company to the next... Read more
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CNET
Call of Duty WWII ads are funny (in several countries)Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken o
CNET / Posted 4 days ago
Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. Activision/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET War just isn't what it used to be. We struggle to avoid it, while playing silly games to incite... Read more
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IGN
Activision Files Patent for Microtransaction-Minded Matchmaking SystemBungie confirms the functionality is not in Destiny. Activision has filed a pa
IGN / Posted 4 days ago
Bungie confirms the functionality is not in Destiny. Activision has filed a patent for a microtransaction-driven system for matchmaking in multiplayer games. Described as "a system and method [...] that drives microtransactions in multiplayer video... Read more
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IGN
Activision Files Patent for Microtransaction-Minded Matchmaking SystemBungie confirms the functionality is not in Destiny. Activision has filed a pa
IGN / Posted 4 days ago
Bungie confirms the functionality is not in Destiny. Activision has filed a patent for a microtransaction-driven system for matchmaking in multiplayer games. Described as "a system and method [...] that drives microtransactions in multiplayer video... Read more
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The Christian Post
Xbox Head Phil Spencer Says He Doesn't Like Paying For Platform-Exclusive DLChad the timed-exclusive deal with "Call of Duty" before it shifted to Sony. The
The Christian Post / Posted 5 days ago
had the timed-exclusive deal with "Call of Duty" before it shifted to Sony. The company is also currently working with Activision on a timed-exclusivity deal for "Destiny 2" while, on the other hand, Rockstar Games is currently planning some... Read more
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express
Overwatch update: Blizzard hits MAJOR milestone, but it's not all good newsgambling by law they do copy many traits to make them as addictive and can lead
express / Posted 5 days ago
gambling by law they do copy many traits to make them as addictive and can lead to real money being lost/earned." Activision XB1 Overwatch-Origins Edition£49.99 Overwatch Game of the Year Edition (PS4)£39.58 Xbox One Overwatch Origins :... Read more
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Mumbrella
AKQA appoints Alex Houghton as strategy director, Tim Baggott as associate creative directorfor Volvo Cars Global, Volvo Cars US, Volvo Trucks, Booking.com, Foster + Partn
Mumbrella / Posted 6 days ago
for Volvo Cars Global, Volvo Cars US, Volvo Trucks, Booking.com, Foster + Partners, Rocket Entertainment (Elton John) and Activision. In other appointments for the agency, AKQA Melbourne has hired Ros Horner as a design director. Horner joins... Read more
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Game Informer
Live Action Trailer For Call Of Duty: WWII Invites You To Reassemble Your SquadActivision released three new trailers today for the upcoming Call of Duty: WWI
Game Informer / Posted 6 days ago
Activision released three new trailers today for the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII. Instead of teasing in-game footage or revealing a cinematic trailer, the video is a lighthearted live action trailer that invites players to reassemble their group of... Read more
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IGN
Destiny 2 PC System Requirements Revealedup to 8GB. And naturally, however meek or beefy your machine may be, you'll ne
IGN / Posted 8 days ago
up to 8GB. And naturally, however meek or beefy your machine may be, you'll need to load up Battlenet to play on PC, as Activision and Bungie agreed to make Destiny 2 the first third-party game available on Blizzard's signature... Read more
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The Christian Post
'Call of Duty' 2018 News: Analyst Firm Predicts 'Black Ops 4' Will Be Next Year's Offeringeven released some new content for it earlier this year, which makes it easy to
The Christian Post / Posted 8 days ago
even released some new content for it earlier this year, which makes it easy to understand if the folks at Treyarch and Activision decided that they want to produce a direct follow-up to it. Interestingly enough, there was also a job listing... Read more
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Business Wire
ASTRO Gaming A20 Wireless Headset Now Availablewith more than 15 hours of battery life. Game freely knowing your gear can keep
Business Wire / Posted 9 days ago
with more than 15 hours of battery life. Game freely knowing your gear can keep up with you on marathon gaming sessions. About ASTRO Gaming ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, and CALL OF DUTY WWII are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. ... Read more
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International Business Times
Call of Duty and Titanfall creators Respawn are working on a secret VR shooter for Oculus sci-fi series. Respawn was founded in 2010 after a bitter dispute between Zamp
International Business Times / Posted 10 days ago
sci-fi series. Respawn was founded in 2010 after a bitter dispute between Zampella, West and Call of Duty owners Activision. They left Infinity Ward to set up Respawn, releasing Titanfall in 2014 and a sequel in 2016. Elsewhere in the... Read more
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FOX Business
3 Growth Stocks for the 21st Centurylooking strong, Embraer has what it takes to grow in the years to come.A next-l
FOX Business / Posted 10 days ago
looking strong, Embraer has what it takes to grow in the years to come.A next-level entertainment company Keith Noonan (Activision Blizzard): Compared to music, movies, and print, video games are still a relatively young medium, and interactive... Read more
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FOX Business
3 Growth Stocks for the 21st Centurylooking strong, Embraer has what it takes to grow in the years to come.A next-l
FOX Business / Posted 10 days ago
looking strong, Embraer has what it takes to grow in the years to come.A next-level entertainment company Keith Noonan (Activision Blizzard): Compared to music, movies, and print, video games are still a relatively young medium, and interactive... Read more
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Games Radar
This Destiny 2 Easter egg is for everyone who noticed Saladin sounds an awful lot like Overwatch's ReaperFriends, which is a serious testament to his vocal range, but I digress. Both D
Games Radar / Posted 10 days ago
Friends, which is a serious testament to his vocal range, but I digress. Both Destiny 2 and Overwatch are published by Activision Blizzard so it's no surprise that Bungie would show some love for its FPS peer in this way. As for the Destiny 2... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Call of Duty WW2’, ‘Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon’ top among holiday 2017 games — reportImage: Activision via AFP Relaxnews This year’s entry to the “Call of Duty” mi
Inquirier.net / Posted 11 days ago
Image: Activision via AFP Relaxnews This year’s entry to the “Call of Duty” military action franchise is the most anticipated video game in the run up to Holiday 2017, according to analytics firm Nielsen, with Nintendo’s “Pokémon Ultra Moon” and... Read more
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FOX Business
3 Stocks Building on Millennial Trendsspend their time and money, you'll want to check out Amazon.com(NASDAQ: AMZN),
FOX Business / Posted 11 days ago
spend their time and money, you'll want to check out Amazon.com(NASDAQ: AMZN), PayPal Holdings(NASDAQ: PYPL), and Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ: ATVI). Each is positioned in a sweet spot of megatrends influencing where this younger generation... Read more
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FOX Business
3 Stocks Building on Millennial Trendsspend their time and money, you'll want to check out Amazon.com(NASDAQ: AMZN),
FOX Business / Posted 11 days ago
spend their time and money, you'll want to check out Amazon.com(NASDAQ: AMZN), PayPal Holdings(NASDAQ: PYPL), and Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ: ATVI). Each is positioned in a sweet spot of megatrends influencing where this younger generation... Read more
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Business Wire
Activision Blizzard Consumer Products Group Arrives at Brand Licensing Europe 2017 with Spectacular Lineup Anchored by Esports and Franchises of the FutureLONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Activision Blizzard brings its powerhouse slate of fra
Business Wire / Posted 11 days ago
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Activision Blizzard brings its powerhouse slate of franchises to Brand Licensing Europe 2017, along with a strong lineup of partners to drive the expansion of some of today’s hottest properties. Making its international... Read more
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The Christian Post
'FIFA 18' Remains on Top of UK Sales Chart Last Week, Edges Out 'Forza Motorsport 7'Games remained at the number five spot. Still at number six was "Crash Bandicoo
The Christian Post / Posted 12 days ago
Games remained at the number five spot. Still at number six was "Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy" from Naughty Dog and Activision. It was followed by newcomer "The Lego Ninjago Video Game" that debuted at number seven. "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe"... Read more
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Sports Business Daily
Analyst Reduces Rating For Activision Blizzard Shares Due To Risk Of Overwatch League Market research firm Cowen & Co. "reduced its rating for Activision Blizzard
Sports Business Daily / Posted 12 days ago
Market research firm Cowen & Co. "reduced its rating for Activision Blizzard shares to market perform from outperform, citing the risk" its new esports Overwatch... Read more
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Games Radar
Video games have a loot box fetish, and it's starting to harm the way we playlonger merely converting real-world cash for in-game cash, but betting on an ad
Games Radar / Posted 12 days ago
longer merely converting real-world cash for in-game cash, but betting on an addictive lotto of luck and potential. Hell, Activision seems to believe that opening loot boxes is such a euphoric experience for its customers, that Call of Duty: WWII... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
REVIEW: “Destiny 2” is Casually HardcorePass is expected to include two waves of content, with the first arriving by th
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 12 days ago
Pass is expected to include two waves of content, with the first arriving by the end of the year. “Destiny 2” is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. This review is based on product supplied by the publisher. Images courtesy Act... Read more
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Fortune
Hulu Adds eSports Seriestop eSports teams that competes in tournaments for games like Valve Corporation
Fortune / Posted 13 days ago
top eSports teams that competes in tournaments for games like Valve Corporation’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch. Defining Moments is another new original eSports series that will feature discussions and... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
How Hollywood Does Italy: Where to Stay, What to Do and How to Get Aroundand Uma Thurman have been guests. "Everyone in Hollywood loves the Cipriani — I
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
and Uma Thurman have been guests. "Everyone in Hollywood loves the Cipriani — I stayed there when we shot Contagion," says Activision Blizzard Studios' Stacey Sher. "Gwyneth Paltrow liked their tomato sauce so much, she got the recipe. She had just... Read more
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FOX Business
3 Ways to Invest in Esportsleague play in its 2016 World Championship. The popularity of these leagues ha
FOX Business / Posted 13 days ago
league play in its 2016 World Championship. The popularity of these leagues has not gone unnoticed by other publishers. Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) recently announced that numerous big-name sports team owners and industry veterans had... Read more
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FOX Business
3 Ways to Invest in Esportsleague play in its 2016 World Championship. The popularity of these leagues ha
FOX Business / Posted 13 days ago
league play in its 2016 World Championship. The popularity of these leagues has not gone unnoticed by other publishers. Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) recently announced that numerous big-name sports team owners and industry veterans had... Read more
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FOX Business
Video Game Companies Are Scoring Wins With Classic Gamesto be available for virtual reality devices. The announcement follows the lead
FOX Business / Posted 14 days ago
to be available for virtual reality devices. The announcement follows the lead of other video game companies, including Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ: ATVI), that have upgraded older titles for the latest gaming hardware technology. The video game... Read more
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FOX Business
Video Game Companies Are Scoring Wins With Classic Gamesreality devices. Continue Reading Below The announcement follows the lead of
FOX Business / Posted 14 days ago
reality devices. Continue Reading Below The announcement follows the lead of other video game companies, including Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ: ATVI), that have upgraded older titles for the latest gaming hardware technology. The video game... Read more
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