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Bethesda E3 2015 Briefing: Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter, Doom, and more

For their first ever E3 showcase, Bethesda introduced an impressive array of video games to come in 2015 including Doom, Fallout 4, Battlecry, Elder Scrolls Legends, and Dishonored 2.

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Meet the new QuizUp, an addicting trivia game and social network

The popular app now has a new look, a desktop version, and a Reddit-style forum.

Civilization Beyond Earth - Rising Tide

Civilization: Beyond Earth's Rising Tide expansion focuses on alien seas, diplomacy

The first expansion for Civilization: Beyond Earth promises to double-down on the science fiction with new aquatic cities and diplomatic traits.

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Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program review: PC gaming's new paragon reaches the heavens

Kerbal Space Program isn't just a fantastic simulation. It's one of those games that makes you glad you play on PC, because it could only come to exist on PC.

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Broken Age Act Two

Broken Age (Act Two) review: Wasted potential

Broken Age's first act was mediocre but had potential--potential that its conclusion squanders.

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Nintendo plans 5 'hit,' long-lasting smartphone games by March 2017

Instead of flooding the smartphone gaming market with Mario and Zelda, Nintendo says it's picking its battles carefully.

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Oculus Rift's consumer model will launch in early 2016, after Valve's VR headset

Oculus has been busy wrapping up ecosystem support for the Oculus Rift, but the delay may cost it the crucial first-to-market status for the fledgling field of VR.

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Now you can embed classic MS-DOS games in tweets

You already knew the Internet Archive has a catalog of DOS games that are playable in the browser. But did you know you can now play them in Twitter too?

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Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard announces Heroes of the Storm release date and open beta

Soon you'll be able to pit the stars of Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, and other Blizzard games against each other in Heroes of the Storm.

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Cities: Skylines

Cities Skylines review: This is the SimCity you were looking for

Cities: Skylines somehow lives up to the unfair expectations heaped upon it, presenting one of the best city builders in years.

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Apple highlights games without in-app purchases in the App Store

Apple is often accused of driving down the price of software. Here's an example where the company is doing the opposite by highlighting games you pay for upfront.

Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango Remastered review: A legendary adventure brought back to life

Nearly impossible to purchase for over a decade, you can now play Grim Fandango and understand why it's one of the best adventure games ever made.

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11 hilarious, brutally devious ways game developers punish pirates

The Sims 4's encroaching pixelization is the latest in a long line of hilarious anti-piracy efforts.

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Endless Legend

Endless Legend review: This Civilization competitor makes a stale genre feel new

Endless Legend takes the 4X genre, tweaks it, and somehow makes it all feel fresh again.

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The Last Tinker: City of Colors

The Last Tinker: City of Colors review: A perfectly charming, family friendly platformer

The Last Tinker looks like claymation, plays like a simple platformer, and is perfect to enjoy with the family (or by yourself).

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This War of Mine

This War of Mine review: Exploring the horrors of war through civilian eyes

This War of Mine conveys some horrific truths about civilian life during warfare, and it does so in a way that only video games can accomplish.

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