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Using the Force: Angry Birds Star Wars II lands Sept. 19 with toys that teleport into the game

Angry Birds Star Wars II is set to land on September 19, complete with a set to 30-plus toys that can be scanned into the game.

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Ballmer outlines the road ahead for Microsoft Office, Skype, 'Bing Now'

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer outlines how Microsoft plans to reinvent the future of documents, collaboration, anticipatory data, and gaming.

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Steam's gargantuan summer game sale starts; prepare to empty your wallet

Here are our tips for making it through the much-anticipated 2013 Steam Summer Getaway games sale.

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Konami follows Nintendo as victim of illicit login attacks in Japan

Game maker Konami said one of its online portals has been hit by a mass of illicit login attempts, with attackers gaining access to over 35,000 accounts, just days after Nintendo revealed a similar attack on one of its sites.

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L.A. company picks up Amiga Games Inc. for $500,000

A Los Angeles-based distribution company, Writers’ Group Film Corp., says it will acquire Amiga Games Inc. (AGI), which reportedly has the rights to distribute more than 300 classic games. But if the games are classic Amiga or if the best Amiga games will be in this clutch is unclear.

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Nintendo's fan site attacked, 24,000 accounts accessed

Nintendo said a main fan site was hit by a wave of illicit login attempts in Japan over the last month, with attackers gaining access to nearly 24,000 accounts containing users' real names, addresses, phone numbers and emails information.

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Why AMD's next-gen console victories are a big win for PC gamers

What does the inclusion of AMD silicon in next-gen consoles mean to PC gamers? Nothing less than more games, better games, and more powerful PC hardware down the line.

Games are the target of most malware, McAfee reports

Games are the most common form of malware-infected app, according to Mobile Security: McAfee Consumer Trends Report for June 2013.

Microsoft announces Xbox Live public beta featuring local currency payments

If you’ve always dreamed of paying for your Xbox 360 downloads with greenbacks instead of Microsoft Points, now is your chance.

Ubisoft suffers hack attack, change your passwords

Game maker Ubisoft said on Tuesday an account database was breached due to unauthorized access of one of its websites, revealing users' personal information.

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Have some frugal fun with these 11 free Windows 8 games

Games can come cheap in the Microsoft Windows 8 store. In fact, a lot of the best stuff is free. Check out these 11 titles that won't cost you a dime but will keep you entertained for hours.

Microsoft joins game-sale stampede with serious discounts for Xbox Live titles

Xbox Live’s Games on Demand download center now offers full digital versions of Assassin's Creed 3 for $14.99, Borderlands 2 for $9.99, and Far Cry 3 for $19.99, among other titles. But hurry, the sale ends soon.

Xbox Party Mix app

Xbox 'Mix Party' app lets guests decide the jams

Think your guests have better musical taste than you do? Then try Nokia's version of the Google Nexus Q, and vote songs up or down.

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Pincus pursued Xbox chief for several months for Zynga CEO job, source says

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus pursued Microsoft's Xbox chief for several months and had no other candidates in mind for the top job at the social games company, a source at Zynga said Monday.

Pincus interruptus: Microsoft's Xbox chief to run Zynga

Zynga chief executive Mark Pincus is giving up his CEO post for Don Mattrick, who most recently led Microsoft's Xbox division. Look for a redefinition of "social" gaming.