Don't-Miss Game Stories

Valve's Prospero

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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Interview: Legendary designer Cliff Bleszinksi 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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Hands-on preview: 8 years in the making, Firefall plays like an MMO Borderlands

After eight years in development, Red 5's massively-multiplayer online shooter releases July 29. We've got impressions inside.

Assassin's Creed series comes to Android with "Pirates"

Ubisoft brings one of the most popular gaming series to Android in a new game called Assassin's Creed Pirates.

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Take dragons on your next road trip with Microsoft's new Dragons Adventure game

Based on DreamWorks's How to Train Your Dragon movies, the game also incorporates real-world data like weather and points of interest to create adventures that last exactly as long as your kids are in the car.

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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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Amazon allowed kids to spend millions on in-app purchases, FTC says

The agency's lawsuit against Amazon mirrors its earlier action against Apple for a similar problem.

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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.

Candy Crush Saga is 1 year old and all grown up

Candy Crush Saga reaches half a billion downloads as it reaches its first birthday, but does it have staying power?

Report: Some Xbox 360 owners offered $75 credit to upgrade to Xbox One

Existing Xbox 360 owners are being offered the credit to be used on games or other digital goodies.

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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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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.