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Microsoft has officially entered the competitive video game controller market with the Xbox One Elite Controller. The new and improved controller is built to favor competitive play, whether it’s being used for shooters, racing games or other genres.

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The “Halo” series represents a cultural significance in video games that is unmatched by other first-person shooters. It’s main competition, the “Call of Duty” series, is an annual series. Any complaints or shortcomings in that series can be fixed in the next year’s edition. “Halo 4” released three years ago for the Xbox 360. Now, “Halo 5” has the sole burden of keeping fans interested in the series for the next three years. Does 343 Industries’ second crack at a new game in the series have what it takes to shoulder that burden and usher in the next chapter of Master Chief’s mythos?

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Here are all 'Halo 5' control types

Thursday, 22 October 2015 12:22 PM Written by

"Halo 5: Guardians" is less than a week away, and the competitive scene is buzzing. Players want to know what controller type they'll be adopting when it comes time to throw down in the online arena. You may have already seen the controller configurations when the beta was live earlier this year, but in case you missed them here are all the configurations included in the final game.

Be sure to check back next week for my full review of "Halo 5: Guardians."

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“Disney Infinity 3.0” has opened the floodgates for even more collectable figurines to buy. Star Wars figures are now playable with the arrival of this game. There are currently 15 to choose from.

 

Since these are mostly heroes and villains that wield blasters, lightsabers or a combination of the two, they don’t have the variability of the Marvel Heroes from “Disney Infinity 2.0.” Each character feels at least vaguely similar to one another, but they still have their strengths and weaknesses. On the plus side, each character is playable in every Star Wars-based Play Set in “3.0.”

 

For those who aren’t compulsively running out to stores and buying the whole collection, deciding which characters to buy can be tricky business. Since I’ve tried out each character in the “3.0” lineup, here’s a buyer’s guide to help you decide which characters are worth the coin.

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"Super Mario Maker" combines near-perfect platforming of "Mario Bros." games and user-created levels. These levels can be joys or nightmares. I created a level that I thought was beatable and put three PG staffers to the test. It resulted in mostly frustration. No enemy could match the treachery of the dreaded trampoline. Check out the video below. "Super Mario Maker" is avaialble on the Wii U game console. 

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Disney Interactive gave the first glimpse at the upcoming "The Force Awakens" Play Set and it finally has a release date. The Play Set that follows the events of the highly anticipated "Star Wars" film "The Force Awakens" will release December 18. That's the same day as the release of the movie.

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PS4If you bought your PS4 back in 2013, or even in early 2014, chances are you’ve thought about upgrading its hard drive. The stock 500 Gb drive fills up fast with game installations, downloadable content, game saves, apps, captures and everything else that comes with gaming in the 21st century. OWC (Other World Computing) offers a DIY solution for PS4 owners that has everything you need to swap your current hard drive for a superior one. Well, almost everything. It all depends on how you’re planning on getting your old data onto the new hard drive.

 

The OWC Upgrade Bundle solution comes with the 2 Tb hard drive, a 2.5” SATA drive enclosure (this allows a hard drive to be plugged into a PS4, PC or Mac via USB), an 8 Gb USB flash drive and a phillips head screwdriver for the drive removal. This bundle comes with a price tag of $139, which is not too shabby considering everything that comes inside.

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Uncharted-CollectionThe “Uncharted” series is arguably the most influential and popular PlayStation franchise the publisher has in its lineup. The fourth installment is on its way to the PS4 next year. Sony and Bluepoint games have prepared for that blockbuster by releasing the three previous games in one collection: “Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.”

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