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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Birthday

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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Child of Light review: A whimsical, gorgeous game that's all style, few smiles

Child of Light is all-style-no-substance. But at least it's pretty!

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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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Microsoft stops holding Netflix, Hulu hostage behind Xbox Live Gold paywall

Reports suggest Microsoft is about to stop making you pay a second time to access streaming content through your Xbox. Finally.

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Preview: Clockwork Empires mashes-up Lovecraft, city building, and long memories

Clockwork Empires makes me uncomfortable, but in a good way.

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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.