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This fall, two military-shooter juggernauts will face off for your – or your awesome grandma's – holiday dollars. Both Activision's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" and EA's "Battlefield 3" are worthy contenders, but in the end, one title will likely draw the most sales. Fans of the genre are well aware that Microsoft have paid, we assume, quite handsomely for the right to timed exclusives in regards to ever-popular "Call of Duty" downloadable-content. PlayStation 3 and PC players have waited a month longer to receive the same map packs.

Well, EA is looking to stake their own console exclusivity claim, thanks to a deal with Sony. "Battlefield 3" downloadable-content will come to the PlayStation 3 one week before other platforms.

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Do you know what studio you should not mess with? "Dark Souls" developer From Software. Those guys will hunt your scrawny hind-end down and beat you mercilessly with a virtual rubber hose. They're like the Charles Bronson of game studios, and when they're mustache begins to twitch, it is fully on.

Apparently, Japanese retail copies of "Dark Souls" got out a couple days too early, and the company has entered these poor schmucks game worlds, absolutely obliterating them.

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Notch and company at Mojang may have just released the 1.8 beta version of "Minecraft," but that doesn't mean they're taking some time off. No, instead, they're already hard at work on version 1.9, which features further "adventure" elements, as well as the usual tweaks. Even better, the game is getting a brand new mob, but this time around, they're not an enemy. You're getting a new frosty friend!

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"Battlefield 3" hits shelves – or your handy Origin client – in just a little over a month, with a public beta starting on September 29. If you pre-ordered through the Origin service or trudged your way through a pre-ordered "Medal Of Honor," you should have special early access on September 27. In the meantime, PC gamers might be wondering about the minimum/required hardware specs. Luckily, EA and DICE revealed those today.

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UPDATE: According to a post on the "Diablo 3" forums, beta invites will roll out in waves "as needed." Basically, that means Blizzard will let more people in as they're certain the game's infrastructure can handle the load. When the dev team does send out invites, they'll go out between 9a.m. and 6p.m. PST, Monday through Friday. No need to stare at your inbox outside those times!

ORIGINAL STORY: Word on the street is that "Diablo 3" closed beta invites have just started going out. Time to start incessantly checking your inbox. Everyone – well, "Diablo" fans, that is – have been anxiously awaiting for that magical invite in the mail. Starting today, it just might show up; or it won't, which will likely send you into some type of frenzied nerd-rage.

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Just a few days after we learned about new gadgets and a new villain (Deadshot) for "Batman: Arkham City," we're finding out there's a bit of a delay in regards to the game's release. No, that's not a multiplatform delay, as it's only affecting PC players. The good news: the delay is actually rather short; the game will now release in November for PC. There was no exact date in the release, just a generic "November," so that take that however you wish.

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Unexpected press release of the day: Crytek, the team behind the "Crysis" franchise, are developing the sequel to addled THQ property "Homefront." Now, that's not to say that another game in the series was entirely unanticipated; THQ's Danny Bilson definitely gave the impression during our E3 interview that he wanted to see the franchise continue. This is potentially exciting news, as a developer of this caliber could really turn things around.

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So, you've made your way through every level of "Super Meat Boy" without dying. No? OK, yeah, I haven't done that either, but Team Meat are some awfully fantastic developers. That said, when half of that indie duo announces he's releasing a little side project, you sort of take notice. Details on Edmund McMillan's "The Binding of Isaac" have slowly trickled out, but now, we know the release date.

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Netflix is going through an awkward stage. While the company is indisputably an entertainment industry juggernaut, recent changes to their service have spurred a mass subscriber exodus from hundreds of thousands of disgruntled users. Raising the cost of the DVD-by-mail service by 60-percent a month, while subsequently separating the streaming option, obviously turned out to be slightly more controversial than planned.

Last night, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings issued an apology for the debacle while simultaneously announcing a new "by-mail" service that will deliver more than movies; Netflix are getting into the game rental business.

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When you think of Avalanche Studios – the team behind the "Just Cause" franchise – you're probably thinking about lush environments, big weapons, vehicular stunts, and most importantly, explosions. Would you believe the same company has managed to cram all of those great things into an objective-based, isometric shooter?

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