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Civilization: Beyond Earth review: Absolutely stellar

The space-themed Beyond Earth is polished, deep, and addictive—what more could you want from a Civilization game?

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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary review: Haunted by the past

Unless you're allergic to pixel art or Tim Curry makes you violently ill, you're better off experiencing the original than this competent-but-sterile 20th anniversary remake.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth coming to Mac, Linux this holiday season

Mac and Linux users, prepare for launch and intergalactic warfare.

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ESL eSports gives Xbox One some gaming tournament cred with new app

The new ESL app adds Xbox One games to its game competitions, setting the stage for FIFA soccer tournaments alongside PC games like Defense of the Ancients 2.

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Spoiler Alert review: This game starts at the end and goes backward from there

This platformer's neither polished nor long enough to warrant your attention, despite the cute concept.

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A gaggle of Gabe Newells begging for Half-Life 3 and other must-know game news

Plus: Plus Rudy Giuliani says "Call of Duty by Activision" is an "excellent game" and The Witcher 3 will get you so hyped for empty fields.

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CounterSpy heats up the Cold War with tense sneaking and shooting

Duck behind cover, stealthily attack guards, and avert a nuclear crisis in this slick spy adventure.

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Google Play Games' new nearby multiplayer capabilities make it easier to play with pals

The new Google Play Games lets players challenge one another if they're in the same room.

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A City Sleeps review: A rhythmic, heavenly twist on bullet-hell shooters

Harmonix's rhythm-based shoot-em-up A City Sleeps is nightmarishly difficult, but that shouldn't stop you from playing.

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Steam's biggest free weekend ever lets you play 10 top PC games for nothing

Ten top PC games can be played in full on Steam this weekend, and the titles are being discounted if you want to keep playing when Monday rolls around.

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Free game alert: Steal a no-cost copy of Payday: The Heist for today only

It's like stealing candy from a baby, if the baby just gave away its candy.

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Hacker mods PlayStation 4 into PlayBook 4 'laptop'

Modder Ed Jarick is back with a new project—this time turning a PlayStation 4 into an oversized 'laptop.'

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GOG.com dangles free copies of Aliens Versus Predator game for Galaxy client testers

GOG's getting its new Steam-like PC client ready and it needs your help to make sure the multiplayer's up to snuff.

Humble Bundle, Mozilla team up to make full PC games playable in your web browser

Using asm.js and WebGL, Humble and Mozilla have made eight full-fledged games available to play right in your browser.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel review: Borderlands 2 in space

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is basically Borderlands 2 in space--a fun little stopgap game for fans to play while Gearbox works on Borderlands 3.