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New Monopoly edition replaces cash with scanner and cards

New Monopoly edition replaces cash with scanner and cards

Monopoly, the game that drags on forever and has caused more than a few family fights, is back with a new edition called Monopoly Ultimate Banking. Rather than including paper money, as has been the norm for most of the game's existence, Ultimate Banking ditches the physical cash in favor of player credit cards and a bank scanner that tracks funds.

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Play as a goat in the FBI’s new bizarre anti-extremism game

Play as a goat in the FBI’s new bizarre anti-extremism game

The FBI has a new website that educates the public about violent extremism and encourages visitors with the slogan "Don't be a Puppet." That’s great, except it is all joined by a new odd online game called Slippery Slope where visitors play as a goat running down a blocky virtual field. Use your arrow keys to avoid the blocks (hay bales?), or else you’ll crash into them and suffer what appears to be a goat-tactic explosion (intentional or unwittingly isn’t clear).

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This may be the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube

This may be the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube

We've heard a fair amount of news about Rubik's Cubes lately, but mostly focusing on speed records for how fast they can be solved, both by humans and robots. But what about other challenges and records involving the puzzle toy? There's 4x4 and 5x5 cubes already, increasing the difficulty of the original 3x3 by several notches. Instead, what would happen if a standard cube was simply made bigger… like, a LOT bigger?

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Need for Speed for PC trailer teases March 15 release

Need for Speed for PC trailer teases March 15 release

As promised, Need for Speed is arriving this spring — March 15, to be precise — a launch that had been delayed in September 2015. Though having to wait longer is always disappointing, the postponement was for a good reason: the extra time was needed to give PC gamers unlocked frame rates, something fans had been heavily requesting. It’ll all be worth it in the end, then, and as that end draws near, EA has revealed the PC version in a new trailer.

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No new Assassin’s Creed in 2016, Destiny 2 coming 2017

No new Assassin’s Creed in 2016, Destiny 2 coming 2017

Game franchises can sometimes live on and on for years. Some even for decades. But being old and venerable doesn't always mean you always get it right. Sometimes, you can lose your way and need to find your way back. That might be the kind of soul-searching that Ubisoft will be undertaking, or should undertake, this year when it decided not to launch a new Assassin's Creed title this year. In the meantime, Bungie will be forging ahead with Destiny 2, though it seems that it is the game's destiny not to launch this year either.

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Telltale’s ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne’ arrives Feb 23

Telltale’s ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne’ arrives Feb 23

Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Michonne will be available to gamers starting on February 23. As the title suggests, this series (of which there will be three episodes) will focus on series character Michonne and her own story within the universe. The game will arrive first for PC, Mac, and both PlayStation consoles, and then the next day for Microsoft's consoles. Trailer after the jump!

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Street Fighter V CG trailer teases June’s story mode

Street Fighter V CG trailer teases June’s story mode

Street Fighter V’s launch is nearly upon us — it’ll be launching February 16, in case you didn’t hear — and ahead of that launch comes a fully CG trailer giving us our best yet look at the game. This trailer is particularly exciting in light of the DLC news in recent days; let your imagination run, because this summer the game will score a load of storyline content that fleshes it out in a way no other Street Fighter has experienced. Video after the jump!

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Researchers add AI to ‘Super Mario’, bring characters to life

Researchers add AI to ‘Super Mario’, bring characters to life

Researchers with Tübingen University’s Cognitive Modeling group added artificial intelligence to Super Mario, bringing the characters to life, at least to a degree, adding social skills and a level of intelligence. The project was led by Professor Martin Butz, and it aims to demonstrate what video games may be like with “socially intelligent game characters.”

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Nintendo nixes its ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker project

Nintendo nixes its ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker project

Think back to the fall of 2014, and you might remember mention of a sleep tracker Nintendo had in the works. The company had announced plans to develop a device that would track someone’s sleep data and how fatigued they are, something that would perhaps rest on a bed stand rather being on your wrist. Not much has been said about it since, and almost as quietly as it had announced it, Nintendo has shelved the project.

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Take-Two sued for including tattoos in NBA video game

Take-Two sued for including tattoos in NBA video game

On the more absurd end of the copyright infringement spectrum lies a new lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive Software, the distributor of video game NBA 2K16. According to the lawsuit, Take-Two has infringed on the copyright of eight tattoo designs by depicting them on LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, both of whom, you know, have the designs tattooed on their bodies. The complaint was filed by Solid Oak Sketches LLC.

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Fallout 4 update 1.3 detailed, available for PCs now

Fallout 4 update 1.3 detailed, available for PCs now

Bethesda has announced Fallout 4 update 1.3 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The update brings with it several updates, some of which are enhancements designed specifically for the PC. The update is available now for PC gamers through Steam, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One updates will be available some time later on this week.

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‘American Truck Simulator’ puts you behind the wheel of a big rig

‘American Truck Simulator’ puts you behind the wheel of a big rig

Tired of bringing destruction in Goat Simulator? Satisfied your inner farmer with Farming Simulator? Next week you'll have yet another simulated world to experience, this one courtesy of 'American Truck Simulator.' Unlike the other two games, this one will have you hitting the road...behind the wheel of a big rig, letting you pretend you're driving cargo across the nation.

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