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The best games and gear of the fall

From out of nowhere, the fall gaming season is set to pack a significant punch. Here are the hottest gaming products and software.

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1 of 13 2K Australia

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Price: $60

Availability:October 14 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)

The outlook: Don't call it a sequel! The next Borderlands game is a "sandwich sequel," meaning it takes place in between the events of Borderlands 1 and Borderlands 2.

See all the most anticipated products in our Fall Tech Preview.

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2 of 13 BioWare

Dragon Age Inquisition

Price:$60

Availability:November 18 (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

The outlook:The fantasy role-playing-game is back with a third iteration from developer BioWare, the team behind the Mass Effect series.

See all the most anticipated products in our Fall Tech Preview.

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3 of 13 Bungie

Destiny

Price:$60

Availability:September 9 (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3)

The outlook:Just about most hyped game of the year, Destiny's developer Bungie (they created the Halo franchise) is all in on this brand new first-person-shooter property. You may want to bring a friend though, Destiny is best enjoyed in co-op mode.

See all the most anticipated products in our Fall Tech Preview.

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4 of 13 Ubisoft Montreal

Far Cry 4

Price:$60

Availability:November 18 (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

The outlook:Players will travel to Kyrat wage war on a tyrannical villain with a variety of weapons and, most importantly, the ability to ride elephants into battle!

See all the most anticipated products in our Fall Tech Preview.

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5 of 13 Sumo Digital

LittleBigPlanet 3

Price: $60

Availability:November 18 (PS4, PS3)

The outlook:Everyone's favorite cuddly, customizable and shareable platformer is hitting PlayStation 4 later this fall. LittleBigPlanet 3 will introduce new characters and features.

See all the most anticipated products in our Fall Tech Preview.

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6 of 13 Nintendo

Super Smash Bros. 3DS

Price: $40

Availability:October 3 (3DS)

The outlook:The next evolution of one of the most popular fighting games of our time is hitting Nintendo's portable console first.

See all the most anticipated products in our Fall Tech Preview.

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7 of 13 Monolith Productions

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Price: $60

Availability:September 30 (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

The outlook: Hot off an explosive E3, Shadow of Mordor puts players in the role of Talion, a ranger who seeks revenge on those who destroyed his family.

See all the most anticipated products in our Fall Tech Preview.

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8 of 13 CNET

PlayStation 4

Price: $400

Availability:Out now

The outlook: For the core gamer, PlayStation 4 is our first pick among the new gaming consoles.

See all the most anticipated products in our Fall Tech Preview.

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PlayStation TV

Price:$60

Availability: October 15

The outlook:This small piece of hardware packs a punch, allowing for PS4 remote play, PlayStation Now, media apps and the ability to play Vita games. Best of all, it works with a DualShock3 or 4 controller!

See all the most anticipated products in our Fall Tech Preview.

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10 of 13 Insomniac Games

Sunset Overdrive

Price: $60

Availability: October 28 (Xbox One)

The outlook: The first major exclusive for Xbox One since its launch, a lot is riding on Ratchet and Clank developer Insomniac Games' newest property. Players must fight off a mutant invasion after an energy drink causes a massive human outbreak.

See all the most anticipated products in our Fall Tech Preview.

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11 of 13 Tango Games

The Evil Within

Price: $60

Availability:October 14 (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

The outlook: Just in time for Halloween, The Evil Within promises to terrify horror fans as it's directed by Resident Evil creator, Shinji Mikami.

See all the most anticipated products in our Fall Tech Preview.

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12 of 13 Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed Unity

Price:$60

Availability:November 11 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

The outlook:Only available for new consoles, Unity will give players the unprecedented ability to carry out stealthy assassinations with their friends in co-op mode. Assassin's Creed: Rogue will be a different game only on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

See all the most anticipated products in our Fall Tech Preview.

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Xbox One

Price:$400-$500

Availability: Out now

The outlook: For those who want more than just games out of their console, Xbox One looks to solve a broad set of living room shortcomings with its camera/sensor/microphone unit, Kinect. Not a fan of the bells and whistles? Well, Xbox One is now being sold sans-Kinect for $400.

See all the most anticipated products in our Fall Tech Preview.

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