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  • Mortal Kombat X’s Kombat Pack 2 DLC will add four new characters

    If you're getting bored of Mortal Kombat X already, you'll be pleased to know that NetherRealm is working hard on a new DLC pack to bring even more murderous bloodshed to gaming machines in 2016. Dubbed the Kombat Pack 2, the DLC will feature two new popular culture characters in the form of Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Leatherface and the Alien franchise's Xenomorph. Classic kombatants also feature though, including Bo Rai Cho -- a drunken master who many aspire to emulate on Friday evenings, and a more curious fellow in Tri-Borg. The latter adopts the powers of three other classic characters, and will...

  • Verizon’s Minecraft video phone is equal parts creepy and fascinating [video]

    Here's your weekly dose of creepy, courtesy of YouTuber CaptainSparklez and telecoms giant Verizon. In one of the more elaborate in-game publicity stunts and advertisements we've ever seen, these two partners have built a working real-world video calling phone within the Mincraft universe using nothing but blocks. The system uses Verizon's Boxel -- a web app that "translates real web pages and streaming video into blocks," according to the company, so it can be used in Minecraft -- and a Boxel Client, which allows the same communication from Minecraft to the real world. A call placed with the phone effectively allows...

  • Watch the Microsoft HoloLens stream Halo 5: Guardians from the Xbox One [video]

    Halo 5: Guardians is something of a return to form for Microsoft's flagship gaming series, and that's mainly thanks to 343 Industries. But the company can only really thank itself for the HoloLens -- arguably its most exciting hardware creation to date. In a new video posted by Varun Mani shows the power of the augmented reality headset and its future potential, by streaming a full game of Halo 5: Guardians from the Xbox One console through to the HoloLens itself. In the video, Mani begins a game on his traditional TV through the Xbox One. Around 20-seconds in, he's seen...

  • Piers Morgan and the BlackBerry Passport are the best of friends [video]

    There are two types of people in this world: those who hate BlackBerry, and those who love it. And likewise, that can be said for Piers Morgan too. The evocative British broadcaster is perhaps then the perfect candidate for a new advertisement by BlackBerry possibly thanks to his "natural clarity", lauding its square rock of all ages, the BlackBerry Passport. In the ad, Morgan suggests that the Passport is the perfect phone for journalists, broadcasters and anyone who receives as much hate mail as he does daily. And for one, we largely share his view. Reviewing the BlackBerry Passport late last year,...

  • 6 YouTube gaming channels you really should be watching

    There are a lot of YouTube channels dedicated to gaming. In fact, there are so many that the Xbox One actually has an achievement in the YouTube app for watching them. With so choices it's easy for channels to get lost in the fray, or for users to never discover them. To kick us off, here are the first six. Did You Know Gaming? First on our list is Did You Know Gaming, which looks into the history of different video game titles and franchise. The videos include what sort of problems arose during the game creation process, alternate titles, localisation issues,...

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailer wants you to find your inner Kevin [video]

    In case you didn't know that there are games other than Rise of the Tomb Raider and Fallout 4 releasing this month, Activision just gave the world a great reminder. Call of Duty: Black Ops III is one of those "you either hate it or love it" titles, but we bet everyone will love this live action trailer. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Cara Delevingne, and Marshawn Lynch, the trailer follows the in-game tactics of a chap called Kevin has he lays havoc and slices robotic heads from shoulders. It's pretty badass, and gets even more so when Cara Delevingne shows up. The title...

  • Haunted Colosseum is Dota 2’s Halloween-inspired custom mode [video]

    Everyone's getting into the Halloween spirit this weekend, and not surprisingly. On that note, Valve has also joined in the fun announcing a new game mode for Dota 2 players dubbed Haunted Colosseum. Read more: Happy Halloween: the 3 must play horror games of 2015 It's a little different from the regular Dota 2 formula, and forces two teams to combat one another along one path. Along said path lie five Control Points. "Own three Control Points and your team’s score will rise," notes the announcement. "Own more than three, and your team will score points even faster!" Effectively, the long and...

  • Can you beat Super Mario Bros. in less than five minutes? [video]

    Speed runs aren't exactly in the best interests of the game designers, but players absolutely revel in them, especially of classic titles like Super Mario Bros. Hell, I remember having quite a ball guiding Mario through the fires of the eight worlds only to be murdered by Bowser at the end. But this particular player, Darbian, has broken the speed run world record for Super Mario Bros., clocking a time of 4:57:627. That's four minutes, fifty-seven seconds, sixth tenths and change. It's an amazing feat especially considering that he was using the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and not an emulator. While...

  • Forgot what happened in Halo 4? Here’s your recap [video]

    I barely remember what I had for dinner last night so there's a fat chance that I remember what happened in 2012's Halo 4. If you're like me, you're going to want to watch this, especially if you've pre-ordered Halo 5: Guardians and raring to go. The Xbox UK YouTube channel has been graciously publishing recap videos for the past week weeks, highlighting the storyline of the Halo series and giving those new to the series a little information before Halo 5's imminent launch. The latest in the series is Halo 4, which launched back in November 2012. In typical fashion,...

  • Fallout 4, Star Wars: Battlefront and GTA V: the TGIF Video Roundup

    Welcome to the TGIF Video Roundup, a weekly series where we explore, highlight and poke fun at some of the videos, trailers and clips that have made the internet a fun place to be this week. If you missed our last roundup, catch it below. Read more: PlayStation 4 streaming, Ethan Hunt’s return and ‘ZOMBI': the TGIF Video Roundup It would be more than an understatement to say that we have neglected the TGIF Video Roundup in recent months, because we've practically forgotten about it, laid it to rest and planted a sunflower on it. But that's about to change. And we...