Bethesda announces ‘Rage 2’ with a hype teaser

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Bethesda announces ‘Rage 2’ with a hype teaser

Rumors of a sequel to id Software's 2011 post-apocalyptic shooter Rage have been swimming around for years. But thanks to Walmart Canada accidentally spoiling E3 announcements last week, it was pretty clear that Rage 2 was coming -- especially after the game's twitter account roasted the superstore on Twitter. Lo and behold, the title's publisher Bethesda released a hype trailer confirming its existence, with the promise to upload a gameplay video tomorrow.

Japan gets golden NES Classic dedicated to old anime games

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Japan gets golden NES Classic dedicated to old anime games

When Nintendo promised to revive the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Editions, we didn't expect the company to do it this way. In celebration of Japanese manga magazine Weekly Jump, Nintendo will release a special gold and red Famicom Mini (NES to Western audiences) preloaded with 20 games that were based on manga from the magazine, as spotted by Kotaku. The mini console will be released in Japan on July 7th. If you really want one, your best bet is probably to keep an eye on eBay, or find a friend abroad.

A new generation of high school athletes will play eSports

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A new generation of high school athletes will play eSports

At the college level eSports are set to explode as more school-supported programs sprout up every day. But officially sanctioned high school esports are essentially nonexistent. Many teachers (and parents) still see video games as a waste of time. Teens looking for competitive team play could previously only find it in the unsung volunteer efforts of online leagues. They've been making do on their own for years, but they can't offer meeting spaces to practice and connect, or validation from adults and authority figures.

'Overwatch' anniversary event includes a new Deathmatch map

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'Overwatch' anniversary event includes a new Deathmatch map

The two-year anniversary of Overwatch is coming up, and to celebrate the team at Blizzard has a few treats in store. From May 22nd through June 11th, gamers on the PC, PlayStation and Xbox One only have to log into Overwatch to participate in the event. The anniversary event will also be playable on Overwatch's free weekend, from May 25th to May 25th. PlayStation users will not be required to have a Plus account in order to play during the free weekend.

'Destiny 2' puzzle leads to a real-world reward

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'Destiny 2' puzzle leads to a real-world reward

Bungie is well-known for including cryptic references in its games, but it's not often those references lead to real-world gains. A massive team of gamers investigating an area in Destiny 2's new Warmind expansion decoded an elaborate cipher puzzle that, in the end, produced a message with geographical coordinates in upstate New York (conveniently, near the home of Warmind developer Vicarious Visions). That, in turn, led to a very tangible prize that included not only coins (one for each person who visits), but a life-size replica of the Valkyrie weapon from the game -- the only example you'll find outside of Bungie and Vicarious Visions.

Valve switches on Steam Controller's mobile connection in beta

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Valve switches on Steam Controller's mobile connection in beta

Valve's latest beta client activates the Steam Controller's Bluetooth Low Energy function -- a necessary feature if you want to use the gamepad to play on a mobile device in the near future. If you'll recall, the company recently announced that Steam Link will be able beam games to the dedicated iOS and Android apps it's releasing during the week of May 21st. That means you'll soon be able to play on a phone, tablet or TV, so long as it's on the same 5GHz network as the host PC or it's connected to the computer via Ethernet cable.