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Modern Combat 5: Blackout arrives: We go hands-on with this mobile-friendly shooter

Gameloft's latest Call of Duty-alike looks and plays about the same, but makes some structural changes -- for better and for worse.

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EA delays Battlefield: Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition

The launch dates for these two highly anticipated titles have been pushed back - one by a little, one by a lot.

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The story behind Prospero, the ambitious game Valve killed so that Half-Life may live

After seventeen years, Valve and ValveTime Database give us our first look at screenshots from the unreleased 1996 title Prospero.

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Xbox One sales 'more than double' after intro of $400 Kinect-less model, still can't top the PS4

Microsoft's saw a big boost for its console sales after removing the much-maligned Kinect peripheral from the Xbox One, but it still wasn't enough to knock the PlayStation 4 from the top spot.

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Dumb fun: 15 dead stupid, utterly joyful PC games

Sometimes, you don't want to balance an economy or learn a leveling system. Sometimes, you just want to blow stuff up.

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ESPN to stream The International, Valve's massive Dota 2 e-sports tournament

ESPN seemingly dubs e-sports 'real sports,' partnering with Valve to stream the entire tournament live.

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Oops! Sony gaming websites go down because they didn't pay the bill

The payment notifications ended up in a junk mail folder, a Sony executive says.

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How the makers of Second Life are using VR to build the next generation of virtual worlds

'There's no doubt that in a short period of time with the Oculus and things like what we're doing combined, you'll have moments of total immersion where you're completely lost in the space. Your brain cannot tell the difference.'