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

Games, games, and more games! Apparently mid-April is the hot new time to announce your upcoming titles. This is the must-know games news you may have missed for the week of April 7.

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GameSpy's shutdown spells doom for numerous PC games, but you can dodge disaster

For once, news of the imminent demise of some vital gaming component is actually not a huge deal, thanks to the self-correcting power of the PC games community.

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Microsoft's pondering how to let you play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One

Last year Don Mattrick's asserted that "If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards." I guess Microsoft wants to be backwards now.

on techhive.com

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5-year-old hacks Xbox, becomes Microsoft 'security researcher'

The boy got in via a glitch in the password verification screen

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

Another Halo project minus Neil Blomkamp, Amazon lays down the hammer of judgment, and Oculus takes a big bite out of Valve—this is all the game news fit to print for the week of March 31.

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Eyes-on: Oculus Rift's position-tracking Dev Kit 2 VR headset blows the first Dev Kit away

We have hands-on impressions of Oculus's Dev Kit 2, if anyone still wants to read them. Also, EVE: Valkyrie news inside.

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Gamers have plenty to be fired up about with Fire TV's games lineup

So you bought an Amazon Fire TV. Now what games can you buy? Some pretty big ones, it turns out.

on techhive.com

Goat Simulator

Goat Simulator review: Goat + physics sandbox = dumb fun

Goat Simulator is real dumb, but real fun.

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Xbox One update brings DVR functionality to SmartGlass

Microsoft's second-screen technology receives an update to allow DVR compatibility and some minor game improvements.

on techhive.com

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Pokemon invade Google Maps for April Fools

Google is showing off a Pokemon augmented reality game in its latest April Fool's Day prank.

on techhive.com

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Oculus VR's John Carmack takes to the Internet, defends deal with Facebook

Was it only a matter of time before a large company scooped up Oculus VR? According to the company's CTO, the answer is yes.

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Missing Pieces: Oculus overload, Titanfall cheater island, and COD meets Ahnold

Predators, burning goats, and Wimbledon--this is all the gaming news that's fit to print in a round-up for the week of March 24.

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Hands-on: Lego Minifigures Online could bankrupt every parent on Earth

Hey kids, buy this toy and you get another character in the online game! Genius.

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Acer Predator G review: A budget-priced gaming rig with some real teeth

Unlike many off-the-shelf PCs aimed at gamers, the 2014 Predator is no wannabe.

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What Facebook's Oculus Rift buy means for PC gamers

Oculus Rift's $2 billion sellout could mean some very good things for PC gaming, or very bad things for VR aficionados.