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Super Mario Run's always-on Internet requirement could ruin the fun for many gamers

Super Mario Run—Nintendo's first mobile game—will require an always-on Internet connection to play, a requirement more common to console and AAA titles.

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AMD's Radeon Software Crimson ReLive debuts with features galore

AMD's new Radeon Software Crimson ReLive overflows with features, from ReLive video recording tools to Radeon Chill, which keeps your graphics card cool and power-efficient.

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Halo 5: Forge's multiplayer is now more accessible on PC with a new custom game browser

Halo 5: Forge launched over the summer and brought Halo multiplayer to PC—but only if you had friends to team up with. The new server browser should fix that issue.

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Ubisoft's 30th anniversary putters across the finish line with free copies of Assassin's Creed III

Assassin's Creed III a.k.a. "How America's triumph in the Revolutionary War was actually predicated on teenage angst."

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Arago teaches an AI to play games, the better to manage IT systems

If an AI could rule a world, would you trust it to manage your IT systems? German software company Arago is hoping you will.

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Dead Rising 4 impressions: 'Tis the season to BBQ zombies with your flaming sword

Dead Rising 4 hits the PC today, but you're forgiven for not knowing—it's only releasing in the Windows 10 Store at the moment.

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Tell-tale toys open bedroom door to strangers, consumer groups warn

Internet-connected toys subject children to hidden marketing messages and allow strangers to converse with them from a distance, consumer rights groups say.

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OpenAI releases Universe, a platform for training AIs to play games, use apps

OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research company, wants to let AIs lose in their own universe, where they can learn to play games, use apps and interact with websites.

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This week in games: Free Titanfall 2 weekend, Star Wars Battlefront meets Rogue One

Plus: Disaster strikes Cities: Skylines, GTA IV gets its first patch in six years, Gears of War 4 PC and console players go head-to-head, and more. This is gaming news for November 28 through December 2.

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Every new game revealed at The Game Awards 2016: Guardians of the Galaxy to Walking Dead

Here's every new game and trailer revealed at The Game Awards 2016, from new games (like Guardians of the Galaxy) to fresh glimpses at existing games like Mass Effect: Andromeda and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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Get Neverwinter Nights for free as GOG's big Winter Sale kicks off

GOG's Monstrous Winter Sale also offers "free" copies of Shadow Warrior Classic Redux, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, and Stasis.

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Angry Birds maker is Hatch-ing a new subscription streaming game service on Android

The new mobile platform promises to free up space on your phone and create a collaborative environment, but at what cost?

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Facebook Instant Games puts games right smack in the middle of News Feed, Messenger

Facebook has launched Facebook Instant Games, placing social games directly within its News Feed and Messenger app and tacitly discouraging users from turning to other mobile games and third-party chat services.

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Watch Dogs 2 PC impressions: A smooth-running romp through meme-filled San Francisco

After the ultra-dour death march of the original Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs 2 targets San Francisco and a more light-hearted feel. Even better? The PC version runs smoothly...most of the time.

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Hearthstone fans now have a dedicated Skype chat room to challenge its best players

Microsoft has teamed up with Blizzard for the Skype Hearthstone Academy, bringing back the concept of a digital chat room for fans.