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The Digest: Charlie Brooker on Gamergate… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning

Gamergate: the internet is the toughest game in town – if you’re playing as a woman, says the Guardian's Charlie Brooker: "There seems to be a small yet vocal core of maniacs bafflingly resistant to the notion that women should have any say in the games industry at all. Even recent statistics indicating…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Charlie Brooker on Gamergate… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning
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Super Smash Bros Wii U is getting a Nintendo Direct this week

Nintendo has announced that it is holding a special Nintendo Direct looking at Super Smash Bros for Wii U later this week. Broadcasting on Thursday, October 23, the Nintendo Direct will detail 50 Must-See Things coming to the WiiU version of Smash Bros. If you want to watch, tune in Thursday at 3pm PDT, 6pm…

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Stuart O'ConnorSuper Smash Bros Wii U is getting a Nintendo Direct this week
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Nintendo unveils transparent 2DS consoles

Nintendo has unveiled a pair of redesigned 2DS consoles for the European market. The new Nintendo 2DS consoled will be available in the UK from November 7, and will be called Transparent Red and Transparent Blue. Nintendo says that aside from the side paneling, both offerings are transparent in design, revealing the skeleton of the…

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Stuart O'ConnorNintendo unveils transparent 2DS consoles
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Destiny is the most-watched game on Twitch so far in 2014

Destiny has received mixed early reviews, but it has become 2014's most-viewed console game on the Twitch streaming service. In its first week on sale, Destiny Twitch streams have been viewed nearly 20 million times, with fans watching almost 240 million minutes of gameplay. "To date, Destiny is the biggest console game launch of the…

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Stuart O'ConnorDestiny is the most-watched game on Twitch so far in 2014
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Destiny review roundup

The PS4 beta version of Bungie's space-based online shooter Destiny didn't exactly blow away Tech Digest editor James when he gave it a shot back in July. But the finished game was let loose on the public this week – early word says that it's already made distributor Activision more than $500 million in sales to…

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Stuart O'ConnorDestiny review roundup
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Nintendo unveils new 3DS handhelds

As Nintendo continues to struggle with its Wii U console, the Japanese games giant has turned its attention back to its handheld device. The Kyoto-based company has announced a new version of its successful 3DS console - cleverly called the New Nintendo 3DS. As with the current models, the New 3DS will come in regular…

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Stuart O'ConnorNintendo unveils new 3DS handhelds
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Microsoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more

Microsoft has got a head start on its roll-out of the September Xbox One system update that brings many new features and updates to the console. The latest firmware update, available now, adds a new media player app with improved media management, a new Party app, improvements to SmartGlass, and more. The Media Player will…

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more
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Mario Kart 8 zooms past 1m sales in the US

Nintendo has been having a difficult couple of years, with sales of its latest console, the Wii U, not exactly setting the world on fire. But there's some good news for the games pioneer as Mario Kart 8 sales top the one million mark in the US. It's the second Wii U title to achieve…

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Stuart O'ConnorMario Kart 8 zooms past 1m sales in the US
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New World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, gets a release date

Warlords of Draenor, the latest expansion for Activision Blizzard's World of Warcraft, is to be released on November 13. Announced at last week's Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany, the expansion introduces the new continent of Draenor to explore, allows game characters to become more powerful and lets players build their own fortresses. The expansion lets…

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Stuart O'ConnorNew World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, gets a release date
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Dead Island 2 is exactly like you expect it to be…

...and that's no bad thing. A new trailer has landed showing actual gameplay footage of the much-anticipated sequel. If you like killing zombies in the most relentlessly violent ways, then it appears as though the game will be for you. Previously our only look at the game came in the E3 announcement trailer last June…

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James O'MalleyDead Island 2 is exactly like you expect it to be…