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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Birthday

Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

Diablo III celebrates its birthday, the Stanley Parable finds its way into Dota 2, and somebody actually cares about the Wii U's sales numbers—this is the gaming news you need to know for the week of May 12.

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Study: Xbox One, PS4 consume ridiculous amounts of unnecessary power

The National Resources Defense Council reports that the Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox One consume two to three times the power of their predecessors. And for what?

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Halo 5: Guardians announced, coming to Xbox One fall 2015

The Xbox One's first major new Halo game gets a subtitle and a timeframe.

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Far Cry 4 announced ahead of E3, coming in November

And this time, we're going to the Himalayas.

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Child of Light review: A whimsical, gorgeous game that's all style, few smiles

Child of Light is all-style-no-substance. But at least it's pretty!

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Microsoft promises Xbox Live Gold refunds to disgruntled fans

If you paid for Xbox Live Gold simply to stream Netflix or Hulu on your Xbox One, Microsoft will pay you back if you wish to drop it.

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Why the Kinect-less Xbox One signals the death of Microsoft's grand console ambitions

The vision is gone, and Microsoft is left with Frankenstein of a console, pieced together from the putrid remains of an old Xbox 360 carcass and the shining vision-on-a-hill of what the Xbox One was intended to be.

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PC sale leads Sony to $1.25B loss, more gloom ahead

Sales of Sony's PlayStation 4 console were overshadowed by massive marketing costs as the company exits the PC business.

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Microsoft reverses course (again): Kinect-free $400 Xbox One coming in June

Mandatory Kinect: Gone. Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement for streaming media apps: Gone. The Xbox One of today is officially no longer the Xbox One Microsoft intended, but that's a good thing for everyone.

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GOG.com, Humble Store unleash spring sales with steep discounts on PC games

GOG.com and the Humble Store take different approaches to their spring sales, but the end result is the same: Dirt-cheap PC games.

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Microsoft stops holding Netflix, Hulu hostage behind Xbox Live Gold paywall

Reports suggest Microsoft is about to stop making you pay a second time to access streaming content through your Xbox. Finally.

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Preview: Clockwork Empires mashes-up Lovecraft, city building, and long memories

Clockwork Empires makes me uncomfortable, but in a good way.

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Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

Oculus wants to create a virtual reality MMO, Driveclub makes inappropriate decisions, and Sunset Overdrive turns graphics to eleven.

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Why the PS4's DualShock controller has a LED bar: Controlling virtual reality

You can use it to tell when your controller is on or to aid the PlayStation Eye, but the real reason Sony put the light bar on the DualShock 4 was virtual reality.

on techhive.com

Neurogaming Conference 2014

Head games: What we saw at NeuroGaming Conference 2014, the premier event on brain-controlled games

Think Gum, EEG headsets, and the world's first Personal Brainer—the Neurogaming Conference returns in 2014 as one of the most entertaining, futuristic, and downright crazy conferences of the year.