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ET and other exhumed Atari games hit eBay

Want to buy some literal garbage? An eBay seller is auctioning off a collection of Atari 2600 cartridges recovered from a recent excavation of a New Mexico landfill, including several crushed copies of the infamous dud ET. An excavation team headed out to Alamogordo, New Mexico, earlier this yea...

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Did You Know Gaming enters its Cubist period

Having already covered the GameBoy, the trivia maestros at Did You Know Gaming have set their sights on another Nintendo device, the GameCube, a console that apparently came this close to kickstarting Nintendo's fascination with motion controls years before the Wii hit retail shelves. [Image: ...

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Complete Edition strikes Steam on May 13

PC-only gamers haven't been able to enjoy Dynasty Warrior 8's hectic, definitely-true-to-history battles between ancient Chinese kingdoms, but Tecmo Koei is about to fix that. The publisher is bringing ​Omega Force's DW8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition to Steam on May 13 in North America and Europ...

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Visit the New World in latest Europa Universalis 4 expansion

Paradox Interactive's grand strategy game Europa Universalis 4 has grown a bit more grand with the release of the "Conquest of Paradise" expansion, a downloadable content pack focused on North America in the days before Manifest Destiny and smallpox paved the way for the modern United States. ...

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PSA: Free Baktrian faction invades Total War: Rome 2

Creative Assembly's Total War: Rome 2 has again added another historical group. This time around it's the Baktrians, and they're available as a free download. For those who nodded off in history class, the Baktrians were a group living on the Eastern fringes of the Hellenistic states founded by ...

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Doctor Who and gaming have been companions for nearly 30 years

BBC science-fiction show Doctor Who turned 50 this weekend, much to the delight of fans across the globe. Some of these fans, it turns out, have also been designing the video games we play for nearly 30 years. Did You Know Gaming has released a video on YouTube collecting tons of Doctor Who refer...

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Total War: Rome 2 patch includes 'over 140' improvements

Creative Assembly has unleashed the third planned update for Total War: Rome 2, a patch the developer believes will improve the game's performance, online multiplayer functionality and overall usability. The full list of changes included in the patch is massive, but most crucially, Creative Asse...

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The original Xbox could have been named one of these wacky acronyms

Had Seamus Blackley and his hardware team not vetoed the anagram-based suggestions made by Microsoft's mad men, the original Xbox could have been called the Microsoft FACE – which stood for "Full Action Center" – according to a list of rejected names for Microsoft's debut console provid...

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PBS mini documentary covers eSports' many bases

Off Book, the PBS webseries that previously investigated what makes indie games so darn creative, has produced an eight minute documentary on the history of the eSports its four major facets: RTS, MOBA, FPS and fighting games, the latter of which are too cool for acronyms....

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Gabe Newell 'lore' video is just adorable

The Lore In a Minute YouTube series is devoted to detailing the back-stories of video games, but it recently side-stepped to talk about the head of Valve, Gabe Newell. This cute, animated video covers Newell's rise to stardom in the gaming industry from his days at Microsoft. With it being only ab...

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