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Civilization: Beyond Earth gameplay goes beyond conventions

Civilization: Beyond Earth gameplay goes beyond conventions

The next installment of Sid Meier's award-winning Civilization franchise is coming later this month and naturally the marketing machinery is going full force. This latest trailer of Civilization: Beyond Earth gives a glimpse of key features and gameplay mechanics, revealing just how much it goes beyond the Civilization you've grown to love.

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Assassin’s Creed Identity for mobile stays true to its roots

Assassin’s Creed Identity for mobile stays true to its roots

Mobile adaptations of popular game franchises haven't always yielded good fruit. Hitman GO is practically a board game and the first Assassin's Creed mobile game was all about un-stealthy naval battles. Ubisoft may have just redeemed itself with the unexpected Assassin's Creed Identity, which gives mobile gamers a true AC experience on their smartphone or tablet.

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Chrome’s daily Canary build hides a T-Rex game inside

Chrome’s daily Canary build hides a T-Rex game inside

What should you do when you lose your Internet connection? At least after the initial panic has passed? While some would advise users to detach and relax, Google, unsurprisingly, seems to want you to remain glued to your screen. How? By introducing a game inside the Chrome browser that could keep you entertained while you wait to be reconnected to the World Wide Web.

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First Dragon Quest now available for the mobile generation

First Dragon Quest now available for the mobile generation

Aside from flooding the market with raging avians, brittle sweets, and violent vegetation, mobile gaming has become a chance for game developers and studios to re-introduce well-loved titles to a new generation. And maybe cash in on that, too. In that light, Square Enix is finally making available the original Dragon Quest to give veteran gamers a chance to relive the past on their smartphones and newer gamers to meet one of the games that started it all.

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Minecraft for Xbox One lands this Friday

Minecraft for Xbox One lands this Friday

Prepare to kick your imaginations, and thumbs, into high gear this weekend. Minecraft, which never seems to run out of creative and absurd things to be built, will be available on the current gen Xbox One console starting September 5. Players will have their choice of upgrades from the Xbox 360 or purchasing the full game for the first time, directly from Microsoft or later from retailers.

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Get a virtual tour of Destiny, Google Maps style

Get a virtual tour of Destiny, Google Maps style

Bungie's Destiny is one of the most anticipated games of the year, but what are you to do if you still haven't put up a pre-order for the game or don't yet have the rig to support it? Why not take a somewhat vicarious look at the game via Destiny Planet View, which takes a page from Google Maps' and Street View's books to deliver a unique twist to the "virtual tour" concept.

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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition revealed, preorders now up

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition revealed, preorders now up

Beamdog is on a roll. After enhancing Baldur's Gate (BG:EE) and its Baldur's Gate II (BGII:EE) sequel for both old and new generations to enjoy, it is now giving the same treatment to another well-loved D&D classic. The game developers have just revealed the existence of an Enhanced Edition for Icewind Dale, opening the doors for preorders for desktop versions of the game.

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BioShock on iOS lands with a hefty price tag in tow

BioShock on iOS lands with a hefty price tag in tow

Delivering on its promise, 2K Games has unleashed the critically acclaimed original BioShock game for iOS. This mobile port will allow non-PC, non-console mobile gamers to experience the game for themselves right on their iPhone or iPad. That is, if they can accept the price tag that comes quite close to the PC version.

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GTA devs on Lohan lawsuit: a desperate cry for attention

GTA devs on Lohan lawsuit: a desperate cry for attention

Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar is finally speaking up and, like the atmosphere in the popular video game, it isn't holding back. It has asked for the case brought against it by Lindsay Lohan to be dismissed. The reason? It's nothing but a publicity stunt for the troubled actress.

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Pillars of Eternity backer beta: bringing new to old school

Pillars of Eternity backer beta: bringing new to old school

Obsidian Entertainment, best known for its Black Isle Studios heritage and its work on hit titles like Fallout: New Vegas, Neverwinter Nights 2, and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II, is inching closer to delivering its Kickstarter promise. It has just kicked off the backer beta testing phase for Pillars of Eternity, a game that gives a nod to Black Isle's hit classics but at the same time introduces things that are totally new.

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Xiaomi, Ouya ink deal to bring Android games to China

Xiaomi, Ouya ink deal to bring Android games to China

Ouya, which is trying in earnest to make a home on your living room shelf, has inked a deal with Xiaomi to bring their software to the Chinese market. An agreement between the two was confirmed by Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman and Xiaomi executives. Though not a hardware distribution agreement, the deal will see the Ouya platform on various Xiaomi devices.

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Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed on the Wii U? Not gonna happen

Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed on the Wii U? Not gonna happen

The hits keep coming for Nintendo, but not how they’d like them to. Ubisoft is now saying they will no longer support M-rated games (mature) on the Wii platform. Though Wii is a family-first platform, the absence of titles like Assassin’s Creed or Watch Dogs is likely to turn many customers away, perhaps for good.

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