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Return of the Obra Dinn

Papers, Please creator's new game invokes Mac Plus era

Return of the Obra Dinn transports you to 1808. You're an insurance adjustor for the East India Company. And it's all done in 1-bit graphics.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth review: Absolutely stellar

The space-themed Beyond Earth is polished, deep, and addictive—what more could you want from a Civilization game?

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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary review: Haunted by the past

Unless you're allergic to pixel art or Tim Curry makes you violently ill, you're better off experiencing the original than this competent-but-sterile 20th anniversary remake.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth coming to Mac, Linux this holiday season

Mac and Linux users, prepare for launch and intergalactic warfare.

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Flappy Bird clone found hidden in Android 5.0 Lollipop's settings

Frustrate yourself all over again with an Androidified version of the hit mobile game.

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Spoiler Alert review: This game starts at the end and goes backward from there

This platformer's neither polished nor long enough to warrant your attention, despite the cute concept.

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A gaggle of Gabe Newells begging for Half-Life 3 and other must-know game news

Plus: Plus Rudy Giuliani says "Call of Duty by Activision" is an "excellent game" and The Witcher 3 will get you so hyped for empty fields.

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CounterSpy heats up the Cold War with tense sneaking and shooting

Duck behind cover, stealthily attack guards, and avert a nuclear crisis in this slick spy adventure.

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Google Play Games' new nearby multiplayer capabilities make it easier to play with pals

The new Google Play Games lets players challenge one another if they're in the same room.

A City Sleeps

A City Sleeps review: A rhythmic, heavenly twist on bullet-hell shooters

Harmonix's rhythm-based shoot-em-up A City Sleeps is nightmarishly difficult, but that shouldn't stop you from playing.