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Twitch as we know it will die if it's bought by Google, and that's a good thing

Over the weekend news broke that Google is making a bid for Twitch.tv. It's not nearly as bad as it sounds.

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Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

Diablo III celebrates its birthday, the Stanley Parable finds its way into Dota 2, and somebody actually cares about the Wii U's sales numbers—this is the gaming news you need to know for the week of May 12.

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Halo 5: Guardians announced, coming to Xbox One fall 2015

The Xbox One's first major new Halo game gets a subtitle and a timeframe.

on techhive.com

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Far Cry 4 announced ahead of E3, coming in November

And this time, we're going to the Himalayas.

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Flappy Bird will flap again in August, creator says

Add another big title to this summer's blockbuster releases: Flappy Bird is coming back to smartphones.

on techhive.com

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Microsoft reverses course (again): Kinect-free $400 Xbox One coming in June

Mandatory Kinect: Gone. Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement for streaming media apps: Gone. The Xbox One of today is officially no longer the Xbox One Microsoft intended, but that's a good thing for everyone.

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GOG.com, Humble Store unleash spring sales with steep discounts on PC games

GOG.com and the Humble Store take different approaches to their spring sales, but the end result is the same: Dirt-cheap PC games.

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Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

Oculus wants to create a virtual reality MMO, Driveclub makes inappropriate decisions, and Sunset Overdrive turns graphics to eleven.

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Head games: What we saw at NeuroGaming Conference 2014, the premier event on brain-controlled games

Think Gum, EEG headsets, and the world's first Personal Brainer—the Neurogaming Conference returns in 2014 as one of the most entertaining, futuristic, and downright crazy conferences of the year.

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Free game alert: Dead Space is 'On the House' on Origin, but act fast

EA's giving away its classic space horror game Dead Space for free to kick off Origin's new 'On the House' initiative.

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Report: Comcast near to delivering 'Madden' through your cable box

Comcast and Electronic Arts are working to deliver both casual and top-tier games via your cable box, according to a report. The service appears to be called "Xfinity Games Powered by Origin".

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Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

Disney Infinity 2.0, BioShock in Unreal Engine 4, and an Xbox for China—April 28 marked a week of new beginnings, and we have all the best gaming news inside.