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10 hilarious, brutally devious ways game developers punish pirates

The Sims 4's encroaching pixelization is the latest in a long line of hilarious anti-piracy efforts.

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Dreadnought preview: It's like World of Tanks and Battlestar Galactica had a baby

Remember that scene in Battlestar Galactica where the ship warps in the atmosphere? Dreadnaught is that scene, but playable.

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Missing Pieces: Rome: Total War II gets a free expansion, Grim Fandango details, and more must-know games news

This is the gaming news you need to know from the first week of September.

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Dead Rising 3 (PC) Apocalypse Edition review: The zombie apocalypse, now with silly hats

Slaughtering zombies with whatever's at hand while dressed in ridiculous costumes is fun, even if the PC port of this Xbox One launch title is perfunctory.

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A City Sleeps hands-on: This musical shoot-em-up will give you nightmares

Rock Band creator Harmonix has another new game and this time it's an ultra-hard shoot-em-up. Plus it comes out in October. We got a chance to try it out at PAX.

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The 11 best PC co-op games to play with your friends

Sure, you can play these games alone, but they're way better with a buddy.

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Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell preview: This game has an armchair that fires rockets

No, really. It does. This Saints Row IV expansion takes the series to new depths -- and new heights, thanks to Johnny Gat's demon wings.

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Lord of the Rings: Shadow of Mordor preview: Killer of orcs, controller of minds

Lords of the Rings: Shadow of Mordor doesn't truly feel like Lord of the Rings, but the lore is there and it's still a blast to play.

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10 obscure Steam features that can power up your PC gaming

Steam can do a whole lot more than let you buy and play games. Buckle up and get ready to dive deep into Steam's hidden features.

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Preview: 100 turns with Civilization: Beyond Earth

Yes, it's like Civilization V in space, but it's more than that, too.