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  • Opinion: Winter is coming: Telltale's Game of Thrones game will launch this holiday season

    Despite being highly anticipated, we haven't seen much of Telltale's Game of Thrones game yet. Telltale's public focus and its convention presence this year has been all about that other game, Tales from the Borderlands.

  • Opinion: Civilization: Beyond Earth coming to Mac, Linux this holiday season

    Are you sad because you wanted to become a mass-murdering space general in Civilization: Beyond Earth but your fancy Mac or Linux machine wasn't approved for faster-than-light travel? Chin up, Space Patton--today 2K announced you're go for launch.

  • Opinion: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary review: Haunted by the past

    Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers - 20th Anniversary Edition opens on a quiet New Orleans street in the French Quarter. I mean, it's actually Bourbon Street which in real life is anything but quiet, but here in the game it's sleepy in the early morning fog.

  • Opinion: Hacker mods PlayStation 4 into PlayBook 4 'laptop'

    Ed Jarick, the modder who turned an Xbox One into the Xbook One "laptop," is back with a new project. This time, in the interest of console parity, Jarick has transformed a PlayStation 4 into the PlayBook 4.

  • Opinion: Become Ripley: Hackers unlock Alien: Isolation's hidden Oculus Rift VR support

    Back at E3 I saw the most impressive virtual reality demo of my life--Sega's Alien: Isolation running on the second-generation Oculus Rift developer kit. It was intense, to say the least. With nowhere to look away, nowhere to take a break from the claustrophobic corridors of the Sevastopol, every flickering light or creaking metal panel felt like potential death.

  • Opinion: Why did Microsoft buy Minecraft?

    Now that the dust has settled on Microsoft's purchase of Minecraft maker Majong, we've taken a long hard look at the deal. Why did Microsoft buy Minecraft? Will Microsoft ruin Minecraft? Those are the questions, here are the answers.

  • Opinion: Pillars of Eternity, Obsidian's highly anticipated old-school RPG, delayed until 2015

    And like that, all my hopes and dreams disappeared in a puff of smoke as Obsidian delayed its upcoming throwback-CRPG Pillars of Eternity from "late 2014" to "early 2015." The game is the latest in a rash of casualties this year, which has seen The Witcher 3, Batman: Arkham Knight, Evolve, and Battlefield Hardline pushed to the same early 2015 time slot.

  • Opinion: SteelSeries Siberia gaming headset line refreshed in full

    SteelSeries just took the entire concept of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" out back and shot it, Old Yeller-style. The company announced a complete refresh of its Siberia line of headsets this week, from top to bottom.

  • Opinion: 24 legendary Valve games for $25, GTA V FPS, and more must-know games news

    I'm currently drowning under review games, so let's get right into it. System requirements galore, Duck (shudder) Dynasty, and Rudy Giuliani--this is gaming news for the week of September 22.

  • Opinion: Modder turns Xbox One into Xbook One laptop

    Aw, the console thinks it's a computer. That's adorable!

  • Opinion: Atari is rebooting Asteroids as...a DayZ-style survival game

    I recently got to sit down with Atari CEO Frederic Chesnais and most of what he said made total sense. "Hey, we're rebooting Rollercoaster Tycoon." Totally! "We're also rebooting Alone in the Dark!" Absolutely! " You will hear a lot more about Asteroids in the next few weeks." Great!

  • Opinion: Buying the next generation of coders: Microsoft's Minecraft gamble

    When the newsbroke last night that Microsoft was in negotiations to buy Minecraft creators Mojang for $2 billion, people quickly started asking "why would Microsoft buy another gaming company?"

  • Opinion: Perfect party games to break the ice at any gathering

    Whether you're a college student trying to break this ice with new friends, or you're just looking for activities to spice up your next dinner party, you can't go wrong with playing a game. But save Apples to Apples for another day, and look no further than your own smartphone. The App Store and Google Play Store are full of social games perfect for parties, and that don't require endless button mashing. The best are the games that handle two social elements: Games you play with friends in person, and also involve social media.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Hazumino

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Godus

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: Master Steam: 10 powerful tips and tricks for PC gaming's do-it-all vanguard

    Let's cut to the chase: For many people, PC gaming is synonymous with Steam. Valve's ubiquitous gaming client is both storefront and service, delivering a one-stop shop for buying games, playing and managing those games, and even building out a friends list to chat with while you game.

  • Opinion: Hands-on with Madden NFL Mobile, freemium football's comeback player of the year

    The Madden franchise has been a football juggernaut for a quarter of a century on consoles, but EA Sports has failed to hit that same kind of stride on mobile, bouncing between free and paid models in search of elusive success. Last year's Madden NFL 25 was the low point, stacking so many punitive freemium elements atop each other that it largely killed any desire to actually play the game. It just wasn't worth the hassle--but there wasn't anything better with the NFL license on mobile.

  • Opinion: Choose to play for the Light Side or Dark Side in Star Wars: Commander

    In seconds, my ragtag army of troops brought down an AT-AT and a handful of Storm Troopers. Of course, had I chosen the other side, I'd probably wanted to extinguish the Rebel base and stomp out Han Solo before he had a chance to recharge and attack again.

  • Opinion: Reddit is ready for the big screen, thanks to new Xbox One app

    Reddit and Xbox One are together at last, courtesy of the new ReddX app. Launching Tuesday, the app lets Xbox One gamers connect to Reddit.com while they play and talk to other Reddit members at the same time.

  • Opinion: Report: Xbox Entertainment Studios not quite dead yet

    Like an unexpected twist in one of the original programs it had hoped to produce, Microsoft's recently shuttered Xbox Entertainment Studios may come back from the dead. That's according to an August 14 story in the Hollywood Reporter, which says Warner Bros. may be in the frame to revive Microsoft's attempt to create video content for its gaming console.

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