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Valve's Prospero

The story behind Prospero, the ambitious game Valve killed so that Half-Life may live

After seventeen years, Valve and ValveTime Database give us our first look at screenshots from the unreleased 1996 title Prospero.

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Interview: Legendary designer Cliff Bleszinksi discusses the future of free-to-play shooters

'Will we do consoles initially? No. We are targeting PC. PC is where the community gathers. PC is where the contributors are.'

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Shadowgate preview: Inside the modern rebirth of a point-and-click adventure classic

Flush with Kickstarter cash, the game's original makers are reimagining the iconic adventure, obsessed with 'Doing Shadowgate right.'

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Missing Pieces: Doom is back, so is the Apple IIe, and other must-know gaming news

The games industry lost its collective mind this week.

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Xbox One sales 'more than double' after intro of $400 Kinect-less model, still can't top the PS4

Microsoft's saw a big boost for its console sales after removing the much-maligned Kinect peripheral from the Xbox One, but it still wasn't enough to knock the PlayStation 4 from the top spot.

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ESPN to stream The International, Valve's massive Dota 2 e-sports tournament

ESPN seemingly dubs e-sports 'real sports,' partnering with Valve to stream the entire tournament live.

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Microsoft shuts down Xbox Entertainment Studios video team as part of layoffs

One of the first to fall as part of Microsoft's layoffs is its Xbox Entertainment Studios, although some of the company's flagship media offerings will remain unscathed.

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Cheaper Xbox offering without Kinect spikes US sales

Xbox remains a successful side business for Microsoft, its CEO said

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Hands-on preview: 8 years in the making, Firefall plays like an MMO Borderlands

After eight years in development, Red 5's massively-multiplayer online shooter releases July 29. We've got impressions inside.

Oops! Sony gaming websites go down because they didn't pay the bill

The payment notifications ended up in a junk mail folder, a Sony executive says.

EA dismisses claim its Origin software spies on gamers

A screenshot posted on Reddit does not represent information collected by Origin, an EA spokeswoman said

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How the makers of Second Life are using VR to build the next generation of virtual worlds

'There's no doubt that in a short period of time with the Oculus and things like what we're doing combined, you'll have moments of total immersion where you're completely lost in the space. Your brain cannot tell the difference.'

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Nvidia may launch new Android device capable of playing streamed PC games

GameStream could finally make its debut on a standalone Nvidia tablet.

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How Android TV will change the way you game

Look for the line that separates mobile gaming from console experiences to get even more blurry with the release of Android TV. We talked to game makers to find out why.

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The 41 best Oculus Rift virtual reality games, demos, and experiences

Cruise the solar system. Ride a rollercoaster. Try a Minecraft mod. If you've got a fancy Oculus VR headsets, these are the games and demos you want to play.