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Shadow Realms

BioWare reveals new PC-focused action-RPG, Shadow Realms

After weeks of teaser trailers, BioWare finally unveiled its new IP at Gamescom on Wednesday, which it says "is a game that finally fulfills that fantasy of a never-ending RPG."

Alien Isolation

Alien Isolation hands-on: In space no one can hear you get frustrated

Alien: Isolation has the potential to be the year's best horror game and the world's best Alien game, but only by brute force.

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Risen 3 review: Menial labor drags down this pirate adventure

Risen 3 is like opening a bag of chips, only to find that 90 percent of it is full of air instead of chips. And then eating those chips anyway because you're hungry.

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Sierra lives: King's Quest reboot on the way

Plus...Geometry Wars? Once thought dead, Sierra's back in a new role: Activision's "indie incubator."

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Alienware Alpha, the not-a-Steam-Machine gaming rig, is available for preorder today

Plus: We get a look at the Alpha's console-like user interface, which allows you to run the whole system without ever seeing Windows 8.1.

Golem Arcana

Golem Arcana combines the charm of a board game with the ease of a video game

Harebrained Schemes (Shadowrun) explores the future of digitally-enhanced board games with Golem Arcana—but it'll cost you.

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Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop review: Great performance spoiled by a sub-par display

A strong CPU and GPU don't make up for a crummy LCD.

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Doom creator John Romero is working on his first shooter in over a decade

Fourteen years after the disastrous Daikatana, Romero returns to the genre that made him famous.

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Origin launches Alienware laptop "trade-up" program

Origin's offering to let you ditch your Alienware 14 for a sleek EVO15-S (or other Origin PC).

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Meet the most insanely authentic flight sims ever: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad and Ilya Muromets

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad uses a 90-year-old Stalingrad veteran as a consultant. Ilya Muromets was commissioned by the Russian Military Historical Society. Heck, 1C Game Studios even considers mouse-and-keyboard controls 'an experiment.'

Fish Plays Pokemon

Missing Pieces: A fish plays Pokemon, Mario Kart becomes Mercedes Kart, and more must-know games news

Plus a military dictatorship bans a dictatorship simulator and someone sues Sony over 1080p resolution—this is your must-know gaming news for the week of August 4.

Sierra Entertainment

Legendary 'King's Quest' developer Sierra rises mysteriously from the grave

Activision revived the old Sierra website late Thursday, teasing news to come at Gamescom. Is it a new game? An old game?

Alienware 13

Hands-on: New Alienware 13 is Alienware's thinnest gaming laptop yet

The new Alienware 13 isn't quite as thin nor powerful as pricier gaming laptops like the Blade and the EVO15-S, but it's a big improvement over last year.

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Twitch starts scanning for copyrighted audio, silences own videos for infringment

The game streaming giant also changed up the rules for archives, eliminating the ability to archive full-length streams for longer than sixty days.

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Free game alert: EA's giving away Wing Commander III (and its wonderfully bad cutscenes)

Origin's On-the-House program gets weird, giving away acclaimed classic (and Star Citizen's spiritual predecessor) Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger. Did I mention Mark Hamill is in it?