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Alienware's Area-51 gaming desktop reborn as a powerful Haswell-E-packing triangle

The iconic Area-51 is back, and this time it really looks like a UFO. But the Alienware gaming PC's bizarre shape cures some case-design woes in a surprisingly pragmatic fashion.

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Preview: 100 turns with Civilization: Beyond Earth

Yes, it's like Civilization V in space, but it's more than that, too.

Lichdom

Lichdom review: A masterful magic system hobbled by ho-hum gameplay

Lichdom is the first game to really get magic right. Unfortunately it does so at the cost of most everything else.

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Steam update adds ability to install multiple games at once

Here's how to batch install games in Steam, taking advantage of the newly released feature.

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Missing pieces: Wasteland 2's release date, how to go hands-on with Civ: Beyond Earth, and more must-know games news

Plus Firaxis hosts its own Civilization-based conference, World of WarCraft gets a discount, and Super Meat Boy Forever.

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Shadowgate review: This castle still wants to kill you, 25 years later

Shadowgate is a remake of the 1987 classic adventure game of the same name, and it's still just as hard as ever.

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Metro Redux review: The definitive way to play Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light

Deep Silver has released "Director's Cut" versions of both Metro games, but should you jump in? Our impressions (and plenty of screenshots) inside.

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H1Z1 hands-on preview: Streamlined survival meets the zombie apocalypse

Yes, H1Z1 is like DayZ, but it's much more newbie friendly.

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Missing Pieces: Metal Gear Solid on PC, new Rollercoaster Tycoon, and more gaming news

It's time for Solid Snake to get on Mr. Bones Wild Ride. Plus the PS4 reigns supreme again, Michel Ancel is back, and other gaming news for the week of August 11.

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EverQuest Next is being built "right in front of you," shows off new classes

SOE clarifies the relationship between Landmark and EverQuest Next and shares a few (sparse) details about the upcoming MMO.

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EverQuest launching new expansion, The Darkened Sea, in November

Yes, EverQuest is still around and in active development 15 years after it originally launched. So is EverQuest 2, which nearly 10 years old and also receiving a new expansion, titled Altar of Malice.

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14 games that feel like school

These games teach you stuff, some of it even kind of useful. At least, that’s what you should tell people.

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New World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, gets release date

Coming up on ten years old, World of Warcraft gets its fifth expansion. Blizzard also showed off the game's first (gorgeous) cinematic on Thursday.

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Digital Storm Bolt II review: Rise of the un-Steam machines

Remember all those Steam machines you heard about at CES? They’re finally coming to market—just without the SteamOS.

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You can play Epic's new Unreal Tournament for free, right now

Get your frag on with this pre-pre-pre-pre-pre-pre alpha build of the new Unreal Tournament.