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There are some pretty cool games in December's Xbox Games with Gold. Paying subscribers to Xbox Live can grab four games for "free"; the two games for the Xbox 360 are backward compatible, so you can play them on your Xbox One as well. Remember, these are only free if you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

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After a bit of a stumble with last year's Superchargers, Skylanders is back and ready to go toe-to-toe with Disney Infinity in the creativity side of the toys-to-life battle. Had the competition not folded, Imaginators would have given it a run for its money.

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It's September which means back to school for some, spring adventures for others and for a deranged few, obsessively combing through the world of Destiny in search of new items and secrets. With Rise of Iron just around the corner, Bungie is paving the way for the game's third year with a patch that, among other things, is already allowing a new exotic to drop.

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This week Microsoft released the Xbox One S. It's pretty cool. It's smaller, leaner, lighter — all the things you expect from a console redesign. It's also technically superior. Apparently games will run with a 10 per cent improvement in frame-rate on the Xbox One S. Pretty cool.

But the original Xbox One was huge. Ridiculously huge. Especially when you sit it next to the comparatively diminutive PlayStation 4 and the stupidly tiny Wii U.

Which begs the question: Why the hell was the original Xbox One so big?

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The newly-launched Minecraft Battle mini game (free on consoles) is Mojang's latest attempt to recapture some of the massive market that plays on independent servers on third-party maps. The Battle mini game is pretty simple — it's a big free-for-all with up to eight players, where you try to kill, hide, and survive, hoping to be the last player standing.

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Massive open-world 3D games are lovely, but watching presentations for dozens of them over the course of three days is exhausting. The trailer for the latest instalment of Wayforward Technologies' Shantae series is exactly the refreshment I need.

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Is this the greatest video game roster of all time? The folks behind the LEGO Dimensions just unveiled the characters and series they're featuring in the game's second year, starting in September: Sonic the Hedgehog, Adventure Time, Mission Impossible, the A-Team, the Goonies, Knight Rider, the Powerpuff Girls, Gremlins, Beetlejuice and ET. All in one game. All as LEGO. Joining the existing cast which includes Batman and Scooby-Doo. That's nuts!