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Civilization: Beyond Earth announced, ready to colonize this fall

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth was just announced at developer Firaxis' panel at PAX East. It's not a sequel to Alpha Centauri (those rights are owned by EA), but 2K Games is finally giving fans the spiritual successor to the sci-fi strategy game they've been constantly nagging Firaxis...

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Smash Run replaces Adventure Mode in Super Smash Bros. 3DS

In lieu of the classic Adventure Mode, the upcoming Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. sequel will feature Smash Run, a new gameplay type announced during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast. According to director Masahiro Sakurai, Smash Run pits four players against each other in a cross between a...

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Super Smash Bros. brings the fight to 3DS this summer, Wii U in winter

In a tweet posted immediately prior to today's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct broadcast, the company revealed release windows for the next two Super Smash Bros. games. The 3DS game will make its debut this summer, while the Wii U version will appear in "winter 2014," presumably in time for the...

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Amazon reveals game, movie streaming hardware 'Amazon Fire TV' [Update]

Amazon announced Amazon Fire TV today, a device that streams games and movies over the web. The Fire TV features 2 GB of RAM and a dedicated GPU, which Amazon said is the kind "usually found in smartphones." Additionally, Fire TV is based on Android and HTML, so apps are expected to be easy for...

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Facebook buys Oculus VR

Facebook has acquired Oculus VR, the company building the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, for $2 billion. Oculus will keep its headquarters in Irvine, California. "We are excited to work with Mark and the Facebook team to deliver the very best virtual reality platform in the world," Oculus...

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Assassin's Creed: Unity announced [Update: Trailer added]

It's just another day in the Animus, as Ubisoft announced Assassin's Creed: Unity today. The game is slated to arrive on PS4, Xbox One and PC this coming holiday season. Ubisoft offered a brief glimpse at the game in its early, alpha state in the trailer seen above. Although Assassin's Creed 3...

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Unreal Engine 4 available for all in new subscription model

Epic Games announced today that Unreal Engine 4 will take an entirely different approach to its business model using a subscription-based system. Instead of paying for a license (which can easily reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars), the new model is a flat $19 per month, plus 5...

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Xbox leader Marc Whitten leaves Microsoft

Xbox Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten has left Microsoft for a job as Chief Product Officer of Sonos, a home audio company. Whitten had been with Microsoft since 2000 and helped launch the original Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In the announcement post on Xbox Wire, Whitten said the following:...

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Titanfall pushes Guinness World Record holder to 1,000,000 Gamerscore

Raymond Cox - or Stallion83 as he's known on Xbox Live, Twitter and Twitch - has reached a level of gamer previously thought unobtainable. We've seen gamers, even Super Gamers. Cox showed us back in August 2011 what it looked like when a Super Gamer ascended past a Super Gamer - or, you could just...

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Jack Tretton steps down as Sony Computer Entertainment president

Jack Tretton is not renewing his contract with Sony Computer Entertainment America and as of March 31, he will no longer be president and CEO of the company. This is a mutual agreement between Tretton and SCEA, a press release reads. As of April 1, current EVP and COO of Sony Network...

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