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GameStop rings in the new year with savings on GTA 5, more

Did you make it through the holidays with some spare cash? Well, GameStop wants it, and kicked off a new sale to celebrate the new year to get it. The retailer's deals, which stretch from January 3 to January 5, include $50 savings on both the Wii U Skylanders console bundle ($249.99) and the 250 G...

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Help us design Joystiq Jelly 2014 game

In 2014 we want to try a communal social experiment, but we need your help to come up with the video game industry topics that will make it a success. We're going to have a Joystiq Jelly Bean Jar that we'll consume a bean from every time an event happens from the list we're creating together. A cra...

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OlliOlli setting up sick trick line to 2014

OlliOlli, the pixelated, Vita-exclusive skateboarder set in the hilliest town we've ever seen, has bailed from its planned November launch. Developer Roll 7 Games explained in a blog post that the delay stemmed from an issue that would have allowed players to submit multiple scores to the Daily ...

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze rolls down a Retro track

"Okay, where are the minecart levels?" That's a novel, ill-advised question when it comes to platformers, but Retro Studios achieved the improbable with 2010's Donkey Kong Country Returns (updated this year with a 3DS version). The side-scrolling platformer knew how to do a good minecart level...

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Crytek's Warface coming to Xbox 360 in 2014

Crytek's online first-person shooter, Warface, will launch on Xbox 360 in early 2014. The game will retain its free-to-play model in the move to the Microsoft console, though the online play will require an Xbox Live Gold subscription. The PC version of Warface recently entered its final closed ...

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Thief steels itself for Feb. 25, 2014 debut

Thief is snatching a spot on retailer shelves for a proposed launch date of February 25, 2014 in North America, and February 28 in Europe and other PAL regions. Eidos Montreal's reboot recasts the cynical protagonist, Garrett, as a lone liberator of valuables in a city swelling into civil unrest....

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Fantasia: Music Evolved scores Fallout 3 composer Inon Zur

Fantasia: Music Evolved will not only feature the imposing presence of sorcerer Yen Sid, but the original works of Inon Zur, a wizard of a different sort. Zur has a long history of composing music for video games, having accompanied players across irradiated wastelands in Fallout 3 and beneath ...

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Puzzle-thriller Hybris is Coraline meets Spielberg on a dark night

The alpha screenshots of Hybris speak more about the game than words do, and developer Monsters seems to have done this on purpose. We know Hybris tells the story of Kevin, a lonely kid who escapes his fragile home life by visiting the top of a hill, and while there he witnesses a light that fills ...

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Rainbow Skies assaulting PS3 and Vita in 2014, Rainbow Moon to Vita this year

Good news for fans of grind-tastic dungeon crawler / strategy RPG hybrids: Rainbow Skies is headed to the PlayStation 3 and Vita in 2014. A sequel of sorts to last year's Rainbow Moon, Rainbow Skies promises "countless hours" of content and features new combination attacks and a monster taming sys...

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The Witcher 3 DRM-free on PC; 'gamer-friendly' solution sought on consoles

The Witcher series of action role-playing games is reaching further than ever before, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launching simultaneously on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2014. The new consoles have been mired in discussion over DRM (digital rights management) recently, with Microsoft instit...

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