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Bloxels lets you build your own video games one block at a time

Bloxels lets you build your own video games one block at a time

Video games on tablets are very popular with just about every age group from grandparents down to kids. One of the most popular games out there is Minecraft because it lets players build anything they want in the digital world with blocks of material. A new game system has debuted that brings that ability to build anything you want to the real world and keeps its digital component as well.

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Microsoft celebrates 25 years of Solitaire with global tournament

Microsoft celebrates 25 years of Solitaire with global  tournament

Microsoft Solitaire first appeared on Windows 25 years ago. In that time, new time-wasting games took over. Solitaire used to be the ultimate way of killing time at work, with Minesweeper coming in at a close second place finish. Nowadays, games like Candy Crush are ubiquitous. Solitaire never had a the kind of social components that makes games so catchy today. That's about to change. To mark the silver anniversary, Microsoft will be hosting a global solitaire tournament in June. Hopefully it will have more than just ranking, and there should be a social element as well, if it wants to regain ground against games from a newer generation.

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The Last of Us seven episode TV series created by game fan

The Last of Us seven episode TV series created by game fan

The video game The Last of Us has been around long enough that you might think we have seen everything when it comes to the game. A fan has created something that is cool and will appeal to other fans and perhaps even to those who haven't played the game at all. The fan, Grant Voegtle, created a seven episode series he calls a cinematic playthrough of the game.

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Teen solves Rubik’s Cube in 5.25 seconds

Teen solves Rubik’s Cube in 5.25 seconds

One of the icons of the 80s was the infuriating puzzle cube called the Rubik's Cube. Anyone around during that era has played with one and likely received enough of them as Christmas gifts to build a house out of the blocks. Back in the day, it was a big deal if you could even solve the cube in days or weeks.

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Valve enables paid mods in Skyrim workshop

Valve enables paid mods in Skyrim workshop

Gamers who love Skyrim aren't happy at all with Valve right now and many of these unhappy gamers are the ones who have ill feelings about Steam to begin with. Steam has happily announced that it has support in place to allow paid mods on the Skyrim Workshop. Before this pay wall went into place, mods were a thing freely shared between maker and gamer.

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Guitar Hero Live makes you an actual (digital) rock star

Guitar Hero Live makes you an actual (digital) rock star

The Guitar Hero franchise seems to have more life than actual rock stars. A full decade in, a typical band would have retired or split up for solo projects. Not Guitar Hero, though. Ten years old and a full five years or so since its last release, Guitar Hero Live is coming your way. Not a reboot, Guitar Hero Live is more than a game — it’s a platform. Along with the new-look game, you’ll also get access to GHTV, Guitar Hero’s play-along collection of videos.

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Halo 5 Guardians ad wants you to Hunt the Truth October 27

Halo 5 Guardians ad wants you to Hunt the Truth October 27

The latest ad for the upcoming Halo 5 Guardians game is sending chills down fans spines. Aside from stepping up the suspense in what is being regarded as a twist to the franchise' iconic protagonist, the ad also reveals the exact date of the game's launch. With the hashtag #HUNTtheTRUTH, gamers are cautioned that the truth is never what it seems, hinting that even this short clip might nowhere be close to the truth. What that truth is, gamers will find out 27th October this year.

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Pillars of Eternity launches: a new take on an old legacy

Pillars of Eternity launches: a new take on an old legacy

Very few Kickstarter projects can claim to be the second most crowdfunded RPG game in history, fourth when you include all other game-related campaigns. But Pillars of Eternity, which was called Project Eternity back then, can definitely lay claim to that title. Although almost exactly a year late in their promised delivery time, the game from the designers of some of the world's best loved computer RPGs, like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale, has finally gone gold and is now available to backers and buyers alike.

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Fan-made Half-Life 2: Update mod gets steamy on Steam

Fan-made Half-Life 2: Update mod gets steamy on Steam

Who says you can't make it big just with game modding? While some game developers frown upon the act of modifying a released game, and even more on the act of releasing said mods, others have embraced the reality of this gaming sub-culture. And others, well, they might even reward you for it. Valve has not only sanctioned the mod that is now officially known as Half-Life 2: Update, it is even allowing it to be distributed on Steam. Provided, of course, you own the original game on Steam as well.

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