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Nintendo doesn't want your dirty cell phone money, nixes mobile mini-game rumors

Nintendo will not bring games to cell phones. Not yet, anyway.

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Cut the Rope 2 review: Polished but uninspired physics puzzle game for iOS

Cut the Rope was an incredibly successful iOS puzzle game. The sequel, however, barely makes the cut.

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Microsoft acquires Gears of War, hopes you still care

Epic's lauded Gears of War franchise helped Microsoft sell the Xbox 360, and now Redmond hopes it can do the same on the Xbox One.

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Yahoo buys virtual worlds gaming company Cloud Party

Acquisition of the company and its staff helps to improve Yahoo's own engineering prowess.

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Snow is for suckers: Play these winter sports games on Android

When it's too cold out for the real thing, there's always your phone.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance review: An exhilarating blast of dumb

If laughter is the best medicine, then Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance could cure cancer.

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SteamOS beta updated to support BIOS-based PCs and dual-booting

Valve's quickly eliminating SteamOS's biggest technical headaches, though these early builds are still only for the brave.

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Alienware's sleek, sexy Steam Machine will be impossible to upgrade or customize

Is a man not entitled to upgrade his PC whenever? “No!” says the man at Alienware.

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Clumsy Ninja review: Who knew that becoming a ninja could be so...meh

Clumsy Ninja looks great and its animation is impressive, but when a game's most exciting part is when you change the color of you ninja's shinobi shōzoku, there's a problem.

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Microsoft paying YouTube personalities for positive Xbox One endorsements

The console wars heat up with a bit of friendly astroturfing: Microsoft secretly paid for YouTube games platform Machinima to produce positive Xbox One content.