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BioWare's teaser linked to 'Seeking Henna' ARG mystery

Mass Effect and Dragon Age developer BioWare teased fans with a brief trailer that may or may not be a new project named "Shadow Realms." The developer sent emails with the teaser video and a link to a "You've Been Chosen" website owned by EA that featured the phrasing "The time is near. They are...

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Xbox One UK ad hid augmented reality game, Titanfall-themed prizes

Remember that Xbox One ad full of mechs, soccer players, and Zachary Quinto? If you're a resident of the UK, you may also remember it for its strange, half-second image of a skull, a X-shaped symbol and a seemingly random string of letters. Xbox's UK division has unveiled just what was behind...

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Murdered: Soul Suspect ARG yields teaser video

NeoGAF user hanmik solved the Square Enix "Murdered" ARG, revealing this teaser trailer for Murdered: Soul Suspect – which was then released officially in multiple languages. The brief video cuts between slow-motion footage of a man falling out of a window while drawing his gun, and of a...

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Destiny ARG begins: 'Distributed, synchronous effort required'

A Bungie release wouldn't really be the same without an alternate reality game to get pattern-obsessed conspiracy nerds/internet detectives (read: us) all worked up and obsessive, and thus Destiny's own ARG has officially sprung into life. Destiny, in case you're just joining the party, is Bungie's...

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'Murdered' teased by spooky Square Enix ARG [Update!]

This morning, Square Enix initiated a guerilla marketing campaign for something apparently new and murder oriented, slated for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, with potential ties to Eidos Interactive and confirmed connections to us being super creeped out by the whole thing. It started with the...

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Minecraft Reality AR app takes your game from the screen to the streets

The Minecraft Reality app for iOS devices tracks the living world around you and then places your Minecraft creations directly into it, to scale and in cool, augmented reality 3D. The video above does a better job of demonstrating how this turns out than we could with flimsy words. Minecraft...

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Valve and Adult Swim are planning big things together

Valve and Adult Swim have come together in a glorious union of witticism, snark and something else that they're not telling us until next week. Adult Swim has a promo page decked out in Team Fortress 2 images and hashtags, and it promises this partnership will beget "something that you'll probably...

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Amnesia follow-up teased with ARG, more clues

Fans have been working around the clock since a new teaser site appeared for Frictional Games' suspected follow-up to the acclaimed indie horror title, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Not only has the blurred image been revealed as a freaky tunnel entrance, with what looks like a limbless corpse (ew),...

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What is Citizen Skywatch?

Citizen Skywatch has all the earmarks of a placeholder site (zero information, zero content, great font, etc), but a placeholder for what? A whois search reveals that the domain is registered to Take-Two Interactive, and that its listed physical address is the same address listed for Rockstar's...

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The indie origins of the Portal 2 'Potato Sack' ARG

For fans, the recent Portal 2 ARG began with the discovery of unexpected, hidden messages within the "Potato Sack" bundle of indie games. As it happens, the project's development also started with a mysterious missive -- to the developers of those games. "Dude, it was so rad," Alex Neuse, CEO...

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