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Missing Pieces: EA says it innovates 'too much,' final Halo 3 easter egg found, and other must-know gaming news

The last Halo 3 Easter Egg, new games from Cliffy B and Gearbox, and EA says it innovates "too much"—this is your gaming news update for the week of July 7.

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Digital Storm Vanquish II review: An affordable gamer with limited expandability

The Vanquish II Ultimate delivers a great 1080p gaming experience for the price, but its micro-ATX motherboard doesn't give you a lot of options.

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Microsoft carves out room for Xbox amid productivity push

But how committed is Microsoft in the long-term, now that its focus has shifted?

Flight Simulator is dead, but Microsoft's revered game will be revived under a new name

The makers of Train Simulator plan a new flight sim using Microsoft tech for 2015.

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Grim Fandango remaster confirmed for PC (of course)

While Sony stole sole mention in the original launch announcement, Manny's classic journey through the Land of the Dead is not a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

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As a game console, Amazon's Fire TV fizzles

Now we feel bad picking on Ouya so hard, because even Amazon's vast resources and developer support haven't made the Fire TV a decent gaming machine.

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Hands-on preview: Epic's Fortnite mixes monstrous hordes and co-op fort-building

Epic Games continues to mold a very different free-to-play experience with its strategy/action hybrid Fortnite.

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Get BioShock, Spec Ops, XCOM and more on the cheap with the new Humble 2K Bundle

You can buy BioShock, The Darkness II, and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for as low as a dollar total—other deals inside.

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Oculus buys RakNet, whose engine revved up 'Minecraft,' 'Lego Universe'

The company will also hold its first developers conference in late September

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Oculus plans a developer conference to push VR apps

The VR firm promises news on upcoming technology as it starts shipping its latest developer kits.

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Kinect v2 gets a Windows launch date, $200 price tag

The Windows version of the second-generation Kinect hardware opened for preorders on the Microsoft Store over the weekend, with a higher-than-expected cost.

Oculus halts sales in China to stop resellers from hawking development kits

The virtual reality company works to keep developer versions of its headset off the black market to ensure actual developers will be able to get one.

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Missing Pieces: Atari serves up Hashteroids at Denny's, Fallout gets blitzed, and more

This is your gaming news update for the week of June 30—Fox loves BioShock Infinite, Lindsay Lohan is upset she's relevant again, and Atari's serving up breakfast food at Denny's.

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Monster versus hunter game Evolve opens alpha test sign-ups, but act quick

You'd better act fast, though—Turtle Rock Studios hopes to have the alpha list finalized by July 5.

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Lose days of your life to these 13 deep and meaty PC games

These majestic games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.