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LEGO Jurassic World game trailer goes live

LEGO Jurassic World game trailer goes live

In late January, news of the upcoming LEGO Jurassic World game surfaced alongside some related details. For starters, the game is set to cover all four of the movies, and it'll be doing so in typical fun LEGO-gaming fashion. Though the game hasn't yet arrived (it'll be dropping later this summer), we have finally gotten a look at what it has to offer in the form of an official game trailer. There's very little actual gameplay footage, unfortunately, but it doesn't leave much to the imagination.

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Google’s Niantic Labs intro’s new “Endgame: Proving Ground” game

Google’s Niantic Labs intro’s new “Endgame: Proving Ground” game

Fans of Google's "Ingress" game, the digital game that takes place in the real-world, now have another similar offering to enjoy -- it's called Endgame: Proving Ground, and it ties into Google's previous Endgame: The Calling, which itself is based on a book. Things are just getting underway, so if you missed the last iteration, you can get in on the ground floor with this latest edition, something that is part of a much bigger game that we've detailed after the jump.

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Majora’s Mask 3D was last month’s top-selling game

Majora’s Mask 3D was last month’s top-selling game

NPD Group's numbers are in from last month, and it shows overall strong sales in the gaming industry, with February having an 8-percent year-on-year increase. Sales for both hardware and games hit $955.6 million, with $378.2 million of that coming solely from hardware sales (a year-on-year 10-percent increase). Though software sales weren't quite that high, there was a 7-percent year-on-year increase with $338.9 million coming in. It was an overall good month for the industry, particularly Nintendo which saw high console and software sales.

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Steam for Linux: 1,000 games and counting

Steam for Linux: 1,000 games and counting

The recent GDC 2015, especially the revelation of its own VR ambitions, has thrust Valve and Steam back into the spotlight. Many gamers, especially of the PC kind, might still remember the promise of Steam Machines that have yet to materialize in retail forms. But while part of that equation lies on the hardware, especially the special Steam Controller, the other part is tied to the software. So just how well is Steam doing on Linux today? Well, apparently quite healthy, but it could do with a bit more.

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Upsilon Circuit game: die once and you’re gone forever

Upsilon Circuit game: die once and you’re gone forever

An upcoming fantasy RPG game called Upsilon Circuit has a unique twist on death, in that it is about as real as death can get in a video game: once you die, you're gone forever. This isn't simply a perma-death, wherein the character dies forever. Instead, once you die you can never play the game again, being resigned to join the audience of spectators who watch the very limited number of action gamers battle it out.

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Xbox One Master Chief Collection, March update launched

Xbox One Master Chief Collection, March update launched

March seems like a big joyous month for gamers, especially Xbox One fans and owners. The annual Game Developers Conference has just concluded last week, bringing inspiration, hope, and excitement to the industry. But for the Xbox faithful, there is even more reason to rejoice. Microsoft has just announced the availability of the long rumored and awaited Master Chief Collection bundle, bringing the iconic Halo titles together in a single package. Plus, the equally awaited March system update has started to roll out to users everywhere.

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Tales from the Borderlands: Atlas Mugged trailer drops

Tales from the Borderlands: Atlas Mugged trailer drops

Telltale Games' latest Tales from the Borderlands game is set to arrive next week, and ahead of that launch comes a new game trailer giving fans a look at what they can expect. This is Episode Two in the Borderlands-inspired series, and it is dubbed "Atlas Mugged", a clever play on the book by nearly the same name. This follows the first episode, which arrived not too long ago following Telltale Games' unveiling of the series back in late December 2013.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood arrives in May

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood arrives in May

Bethesda has announced the upcoming launch of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, which is bid as a standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. This prequel is set in 1946 with B.J Blazkowicz taking the lead in an effort to stop the Nazis' nearing victory. There are two missions to the game, one that involves breaking into Castle Wolfenstein and the other that takes players to Wulfburg city to find a "Nazi archaeologist" unearthing powers that could, says the maker, doom everyone.

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Rights to Settlers of Catan movie, TV show sold to producer

Rights to Settlers of Catan movie, TV show sold to producer

If you've never heard of The Settlers of Catan, the gist is that it is a strategy-based board game that has players both competing and working with each other in order to win, mostly through trading resources like wood, brick, sheep, and ore. Created by German board game designer Klaus Teuber in 1995, Settlers of Catan has become incredibly popular around the globe, selling 22 million copies, appearing on PlayStation and Xbox in digital form, and being adapted in recent years for iOS and Android. Now, it might even be turned into a TV show or film. At least it can't be worse than the 2012 movie Battleship.

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Ghostbusters board game unveiled ahead of new movie

Ghostbusters board game unveiled ahead of new movie

Ahead of the new movie that'll be coming out, Cryptozoic Entertainment has introduced a new Ghostbusters board game (fret not you purists, it's based on the original movie). The game is for up to four players who are tasked with both vanquishing ghosts and sealing off the gates through which they enter our world. The board game is a bit fluid, in that it features "levels" with different rates of difficulty, as well as individual board tiles that are double-sided.

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