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Praise the Sun: Dark Souls Steamworks update now available

Following a short delay, developer From Software has issued an update for the PC's Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition that replaces its native Games for Windows Live functionality with a full suite of Steamworks components. Additionally, from now until February 16, 2015, players will be able to t...

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Director Shawn Levy on why he left the Minecraft movie

Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy has left the Minecraft film adaptation, citing creative differences with the game's developer, Mojang. "[Warner Bros.] asked me to develop how might this ever be a story for a movie, because it's a non-narrative game," Levy told the Wall Street Journal. "W...

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Mystery girl Ciri joins The Witcher 3 as new playable lead

Where previous games have exclusively dropped players into the boots of Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt includes a new playable character: a mysterious white-haired young woman named Ciri. "A descendant in a long-lost Elven-blood lineage, Ciri plays an important role in the Witcher...

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Microsoft follows Chinese PS4 reveal with Xbox One price cut

Following Sony's announcement that the PlayStation 4 will soon launch in China, Microsoft has dropped prices on Xbox One consoles in the region. According to the gaming arm of Chinese news outlet Sina (via Kotaku translation), both the Xbox One with Kinect and the a la carte version of the console ...

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More news on Xbox One's Windows 10 update arrives in January

In September, Microsoft revealed that core components of the Windows 10 operating system would be added to the Xbox One in a 2015 update, though scant further information was available. According to Xbox division head Phil Spencer, all the crucial details are coming in January. The goal of this ...

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Report: Call of Duty retail sales fall for third straight year

Following yesterday's NPD report, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson points out that retail sales for the Call of Duty series have declined by 27 percent year-over-year. This is not isolated news, either. The Call of Duty series has posted slumping sales in each of the past three years. While A...

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Sega hires media exec to adapt its games for TV, films, web

Sega continues its push to enter the world of non-gaming media by hiring Evan Choflin to adapt a number of the publisher's classic games for movies, TV series and web-focused digital content. In his new role, Choflin will lead Stories International, a collaboration between Sega and ad agency Hak...

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Report: Steam to host annual Holiday Sale on December 18

It appears that Steam's annual Holiday Sale promotion will begin on December 18, assuming you trust Reddit users and the claims of PayPal Japan. A few days ago, word began to circulate online that a number of Japanese PayPal users had received an email from the money exchange revealing the Decem...

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Watch every panel from PlayStation Experience 2014

For those who couldn't make it to Las Vegas this weekend and have a few dozen hours free, Sony has compiled footage of every panel hosted at the recent PlayStation Experience event. It's not surprising to see that most of the panels focus on flagship PlayStation franchises, but there's still qui...

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PBS' Game/Show probes the endless popularity of Smash Bros.

Multiplayer mascot fighter Super Smash Bros. is one of Nintendo's biggest franchises and only seems to be growing in popularity with each new entry, but why? The latest episode of PBS' thoughtful YouTube series Game/Show aims to answer that question. The footage above offers numerous possibl...

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