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Missing Pieces: First looks at Halo: Nightfall and the reborn Unreal Tournament, plus more must-know games news

Plus: Ubisoft wants you to play Far Cry 4 on Mount Everest, The Last of Us is now a stage musical, and more must-know games news for the week of July 25.

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Google reportedly seals deal to gobble up Twitch for $1 billion

A YouTube-Twitch marriage could be a match made in heaven - or hell.

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The 17 best free PC games

If you're looking for a good time but don't have a dime to spare, these 17 free PC games will leave you smiling.

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Free game alert: EA's giving away The Sims 2 after ending support for the game

From now until the end of the month you can get a free copy of The Sims 2 through Origin.

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In-depth interview: Pillars of Eternity's Josh Sawyer talks character creation, cloaks, and ten-foot poles

We sit down Pillars of Eternity with project lead Josh Sawyer for an in-depth look at character creation and the early stages of the game.

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GOG rolls out Linux PC game support ahead of schedule

Classic game distributor releases 50 Linux titles, and promises at least 50 more this fall.

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Super Smash Flash 2 brings 16-bit Smash Bros. straight to your browser

Super Smash Flash 2 is completely unofficial and entirely awesome.

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EA delays Battlefield: Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition

The launch dates for these two highly anticipated titles have been pushed back - one by a little, one by a lot.

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The story behind Prospero, the ambitious game Valve killed so that Half-Life may live

After seventeen years, Valve and ValveTime Database give us our first look at screenshots from the unreleased 1996 title Prospero.

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Hands-on with Nvidia's Shield tablet: A slick experience, on the small and big screen

Nvidia's new Android tablet is built for games, but it has productivity potential as well.

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Interview: Legendary designer Cliff Bleszinski discusses the future of free-to-play shooters

'Will we do consoles initially? No. We are targeting PC. PC is where the community gathers. PC is where the contributors are.'

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Shadowgate preview: Inside the modern rebirth of a point-and-click adventure classic

Flush with Kickstarter cash, the game's original makers are reimagining the iconic adventure, obsessed with 'Doing Shadowgate right.'

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Missing Pieces: Doom is back, so is the Apple IIe, and other must-know gaming news

The games industry lost its collective mind this week.

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Xbox One sales 'more than double' after intro of $400 Kinect-less model, still can't top the PS4

Microsoft's saw a big boost for its console sales after removing the much-maligned Kinect peripheral from the Xbox One, but it still wasn't enough to knock the PlayStation 4 from the top spot.

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ESPN to stream The International, Valve's massive Dota 2 e-sports tournament

ESPN seemingly dubs e-sports 'real sports,' partnering with Valve to stream the entire tournament live.