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Atari is rebooting Asteroids as...a DayZ-style survival game

Seriously. We heard it straight from the CEO's lips.

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Deep-dive Q&A: How Atari's new bosses plan to bring the company back from the brink

We recently sat down with Atari CEO Fred Chesnais and COO Todd Shallbetter to discuss Atari's bankruptcy proceedings, how the company to stay relevant after forty years in the industry, and...an Asteroids reboot?

Microsoft's working to make Xbox games stream right to your browser, report claims

If a new report is to be believed, Microsoft is working on PC-based streaming of Xbox games.

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Microsoft may buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2 billion

A fun twist: The head of Mojang once told Microsoft to "stop trying to ruin the PC as an open platform."

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Q&A: Gaming legend John Carmack talks VR gaming's past, present, and future

"The last couple of years working with VR here, I’ve felt more like myself than I have in a long time."

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10 hilarious, brutally devious ways game developers punish pirates

The Sims 4's encroaching pixelization is the latest in a long line of hilarious anti-piracy efforts.

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Dreadnought preview: It's like World of Tanks and Battlestar Galactica had a baby

Remember that scene in Battlestar Galactica where the ship warps in the atmosphere? Dreadnaught is that scene, but playable.

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Missing Pieces: Rome: Total War II gets a free expansion, Grim Fandango details, and more must-know games news

This is the gaming news you need to know from the first week of September.

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Final Oculus Rift pricing, hardware teased as Gear VR reveals Oculus-ready interface

And even better: The final hardware design for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift is already locked in.

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Dead Rising 3 (PC) Apocalypse Edition review: The zombie apocalypse, now with silly hats

Slaughtering zombies with whatever's at hand while dressed in ridiculous costumes is fun, even if the PC port of this Xbox One launch title is perfunctory.

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A City Sleeps hands-on: This musical shoot-em-up will give you nightmares

Rock Band creator Harmonix has another new game and this time it's an ultra-hard shoot-em-up. Plus it comes out in October. We got a chance to try it out at PAX.

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The 11 best PC co-op games to play with your friends

Sure, you can play these games alone, but they're way better with a buddy.

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Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell preview: This game has an armchair that fires rockets

No, really. It does. This Saints Row IV expansion takes the series to new depths -- and new heights, thanks to Johnny Gat's demon wings.

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Lord of the Rings: Shadow of Mordor preview: Killer of orcs, controller of minds

Lords of the Rings: Shadow of Mordor doesn't truly feel like Lord of the Rings, but the lore is there and it's still a blast to play.

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Alienware's Area-51 gaming desktop reborn as a powerful Haswell-E-packing triangle

The iconic Area-51 is back, and this time it really looks like a UFO. But the Alienware gaming PC's bizarre shape cures some case-design woes in a surprisingly pragmatic fashion.