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Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

A former reality TV star sues a Rockstar, Minecraft goes Hollywood, a King tries to give candy back to those it stole from, and a Nintendo investor tries to ruin Mario forever—this is intriguing game news you may have missed for the week of February 24.

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Nintendo Wii and DS games will lose online support in May

Some online services will live on, but not multiplayer.

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Diablo III's 2.0.1 update might as well be a sequel to Diablo III

With Loot 2.0, it's almost like the original Diablo III never existed. Almost.


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Twitch TV game streaming to land on Xbox One alongside Titanfall

Between Twitch and Titanfall, March 11 is shaping up to be a busy day for the Xbox One.


Microsoft's giving Titanfall away for free in limited Xbox One bundle

Microsoft's biggest exclusive gets bundled in a limited-time offer.


Thief review: A game torn between tradition and today

They rebooted Thief, and it's not as bad as everyone feared—but also not as good as everyone hoped.


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Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

For the week of February 17: the best Humble Bundle in ages, people caring about the US Postal Service, and our favorite bird on a skateboard makes his triumphant (maybe) return.

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Nvidia Shield's 'GameStream' PC streaming is a tantalizing taste of the future

Nvidia's superb Shield handheld lets you play your PC games anywhere in your house - with a few caveats.


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Xbox One beta program lets adventurous gamers test system updates early

Starting with the March update, Microsoft will be soliciting feedback from users on its Xbox One updates.

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Play Call of Duty: Ghosts for free this weekend

The popular shooter is free to play this weekend and this weekend only.


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Microsoft announces $25 Xbox One Media Remote

Starting in March, you won't need to yell at your TV like a schmuck.


Doom 4 beta access included with Wolfenstein pre-orders

Surprise! After six years of development, that Doom sequel/reboot/something still exists.



Valve responds to Steam browser spying allegations: It's for cheaters, not porn

Despite the rumors, managing director Gabe Newell swears his company doesn't care about your gross browsing habits.


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BioShock developer Irrational Games abruptly shuts down

Despite BioShock Infinite's critical acclaim and good sales, Ken Levine announced that Irrational is closing its doors and laying off all but fifteen people.


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PlayStation 4 sales hit 5.3 million before Japanese debut

Sony appears to be pulling ahead in the popularity horse race for next-generation gaming consoles.