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Uber’s game is surprisingly fun for something so self-serving

Uber’s game is surprisingly fun for something so self-serving

Uber may have built it business around an app, but it's still a surprise to see the company release a game. UberDRIVE, though, is no ordinary iPhone game: it's intended to put you - virtually - behind the wheel of an Uber car, testing things like navigation skills and point-of-interest knowledge along the way. While it may be a freebie, the goal seems pretty clear, to encourage more drivers to sign up to the taxi-disrupter.

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Dark Souls III promo image leaks with early 2016 launch tease

Dark Souls III promo image leaks with early 2016 launch tease

Last week word surfaced via The Know that the next game in the Dark Souls franchise, Dark Souls III, will be arriving next year for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, and that there were (are?) ongoing negotiations for a PC version of the title. There were a bunch of details in that leak (unconfirmed and unofficial, of course) alleging things like up to four players, 10 character classes, 45 new foes and 15 new bosses, 40 new armor sets, a full hour of cutscenes, and 100 new weapons. Now another leak has surfaced.

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SEGA reveals ‘Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice” game for 3DS

SEGA reveals ‘Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice” game for 3DS

Though SEGA has had some hits and misses, it presses on with its biggest cash cow Sonic and friends — this time around, it is 3DS owners who will be getting the next title. The company has announced a new game dubbed Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice for the Nintendo 3DS, and it will be arriving some time this winter (a time that will be seeing several other anticipated titles dropping). We don’t know the exact date at this point, but SEGA has dropped some details on what the title is about, as well as a teaser image.

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Final Fantasy Tactics now available from Google Play

Final Fantasy Tactics now available from Google Play

The game Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is now available for download from the Google Play Store. The game was launched by Square Enix on Thursday, and it is rated “E” for Everyone. Says the maker, this was the series’ first tactical RPG, and it was released back in 1997. The game then made another appearance after being released — again — in 2007 for the PSP, garnering itself a larger fan base. Now mobile users can enjoy it, too.

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Pac-Man, Tetris and more inducted into Video Game Hall of Fame

Pac-Man, Tetris and more inducted into Video Game Hall of Fame

Some of the most recognizable and beloved video games have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, it has been announced. There are six games in total that have received the honor, and they are comprised of Pac-Man, Tetris, Pong, Super Mario Bros., Doom, and World of Warcraft. The games are said to have received this honor for more than one reason, the biggest one being that they've "transcended the world of gaming" to have a larger impact on the world as a whole.

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Skylanders: SuperChargers game to arrive in September

Skylanders: SuperChargers game to arrive in September

Activision has another Skylanders game in the works, it has been announced, with the release date being set for September 20. The game — which is called Skylanders SuperChargers — will be sold as a starter pack bundle that includes the game itself, three characters, and a game portal. A slew of new vehicles will be joining it, and previously launched characters — all 300 or so of them — will be supported by the new game. The SuperChargers designation, however, comes from the fact that the new vehicles includes a character that does some super charging.

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Dragon Quest Heroes arrives October 13 with Slime Edition

Dragon Quest Heroes arrives October 13 with Slime Edition

Finally, Square Enix has given a definite date to the next installment of Dragon Quest. Or, perhaps to be more technically correct, the next spin off. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise next year, Square Enix will be releasing a DQ game that is both DQ and also not DQ. With a ridiculously long name, "Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below", will take some of the staples of the Dragon Quest series and inject some modern adrenaline-pumping sword-slashing action.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will have a PC port

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will have a PC port

Good news for Final Fantasy fans who are unfortunate enough not to have the latest gen consoles yet. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, which almost feels like a filler for FF XV coming soon, is coming to the PC, also soon. Square Enix made the announcement over at Computex though hasn't filled in many of the blanks. However, the fact alone that it will be available on Steam is enough to send hearts aflutter, even if the launch date is still months away at the very best.

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Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm thunders ahead of E3

Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm thunders ahead of E3

Ever wondered what would happen if Diablo and Tyrael ever clashed? Or if Illidan would be a match against Kerridan? These are the stuff that dreams and fanfiction are made of, but now you can actually make them reality, somewhat. Yes, Blizzard has finally fully unleashed Heroes of the Storm onto the masses, allowing players to finally pit iconic characters from Blizzards many and unrelated IPs against each other in a situation that would never happen otherwise in canon. All for the sweet low price of free.

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Infinite Crisis has a finite crisis, closing in August

Infinite Crisis has a finite crisis, closing in August

Late have we known you, DC's Infinite Crisis MOBA, which turns out isn't anywhere near "infinite" at all. The multiplayer online battle arena adaptation of DC's comics universe arc of the same name hasn't even been in the market for a year and now it is announcing that an anniversary ain't going to happen at all. Infinite Crisis now has a finite deadline and Turbine and Warner Bros., who handle the development of the game, will be shutting down servers on August 14 this year.

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