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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.

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.

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Monster versus hunter game Evolve opens alpha test sign-ups, but act quick

You'd better act fast, though—Turtle Rock Studios hopes to have the alpha list finalized by July 5.

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Google's Smarty Pins turns Maps into a game that tests your trivia and geography skills

Think you know your way around the world? Find out if you've got smarty pins with Google's new game.

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Alert Bill Murray: Escape Dead Island is like Groundhog Day with zombies

The Dead Island franchise is branching out yet again, this time into a story-driven psychological horror game. We got our hands on a quick demo—details inside.

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Missing Pieces: Rock Simulator, Diablo III's auction houses die, and more games news

Somebody is making a game called Rock Simulator. No, seriously. Also, Oakland finally lifts an 80-year ban on pinball machines.