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Plants vs Zombies Heroes turns PvZ into a CCG

Plants vs Zombies Heroes turns PvZ into a CCG

Once the most addictive game on computers and mobile alike, Plants vs. Zombies, lovingly abbreviated to PvZ, has somewhat settled into the background, with a few spurts of buzz from time to time. While the original (or second) game still regularly gets updated, the PvZ franchise has also ventured into other types of gameplay, like PvZ Garden Warfare. Now PopCap is doing it again, turning the game on its head and cramming it into a new genre. This time, PvZ Heroes will take the form of a collectible card game, but with a superhero flair that seems to be popular these days.

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Emulator gives 2D NES games some depth, literally

Emulator gives 2D NES games some depth, literally

Ever wondered how your classic two-dimensional games would look like in 3D but didn't really want them converted to full 3D? Well, wonder no more. A new kind of emulator is apparently in development that does the seemingly magical but also most likely grueling work of directly taking old 2D games and adding some 3D depth to them, making games like Super Mario, Mega Man, and Contra pop out, almost literally. While it doesn't change the gameplay, it definitely adds a new dimension to the games.

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Hidden Prison Architect 3D mode shows how ugly your prison is

Hidden Prison Architect 3D mode shows how ugly your prison is

If you have never played Prison Architect, a unique and very cool game allows you to design and build your own prison that will house inmates. The challenge is to build a prison that functions and keeps the bad guys behind bars. In the game, the prisoners will riot, attack guards, and even tunnel out if you don’t keep an eye on them.

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Metal Gear Solid fan-made Unreal 4 remake dies

Metal Gear Solid fan-made Unreal 4 remake dies

The Metal Gear Solid franchise has been around for many years. The last game in the franchise was Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. E3 trailers for that game turned up last summer and looked fantastic. The first MGS game launched in September of 1998 on the PlayStation game console and the graphics were nothing like the latest games in the franchise.

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Pokemon GO is a no-go at GDC 2016

Pokemon GO is a no-go at GDC 2016

Pokemon fans, and gamers in general, waiting to see a glimpse of a Pokemon adventure carried out in the real world will have to wait a bit longer. Niantic, the former Google subsidiary that is taking on the monumental task of bringing Pokemon GO to life has just confirmed that they are, indeed, not showing up at GDC 2016 this month. It is undoubtedly a disappointing development less than two weeks before the world's largest game developer event, but Niantic CEO John Hanke is assuring what could turn into an angry mob that it is all for the best.

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PS4 3.5 update brings Remote Play for Mac, PC (but not in beta)

PS4 3.5 update brings Remote Play for Mac, PC (but not in beta)

The PlayStaton 4 beta 3.5 update arrives tomorrow, giving those who signed up (and were granted access) several new features including the oft-requested Remote Play feature supporting Mac and PC. Those in the beta will get first-hand access to the features soon, but Sony has detailed what the update includes for all PS4 users to get excited about. Other notable additions include going incognito and direct streaming to Dailymotion.

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex unveiled for Windows 10

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex unveiled for Windows 10

PC gamers running Windows 10 will soon have an exclusive racing game to enjoy: Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, a not-quite-direct port of Forza 6 specifically for gamers eschewing consoles. Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will be free to play and comes from developer Turn 10, which is offering (optional) microtransactions in the game to give it that ‘free’ designation. The game will be launching this upcoming Spring season.

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Razer announces OSVR’s first batch of SteamVR games

Razer announces OSVR’s first batch of SteamVR games

This week is a big week for "unreal" reality. Microsoft has just started the pre-orders of its prohibitively expensive augmented reality HoloLens development edition headgear. HTC has also started the same for its Vive virtual reality headset. Google has put up a section on its Store for Cardboard goggles, including Mattel's new ViewMaster. And now, Razer is announcing the first games, all from Steam, that you will be able to play in virtual reality mode on any Open Source Virtual Reality development kit that you may have.

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Final Fantasy XIV accused of ripping off band’s song

Final Fantasy XIV accused of ripping off band’s song

Final Fantasy XIV has stirred up a bit of a controversy, with some gamers claiming the song played during a boss battle is a ripoff of the Powerman 5000 song “When Worlds Collide.” The game's producer says the song is an original "industrial rock" track developed specifically for the game, but any casual listen reveals it has a striking similarity to Powerman 5000's own track.

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Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 launch for PS4, Xbox One this year

Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 launch for PS4, Xbox One this year

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 will be arriving on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this year, starting with the 6th installment and working backwards as the year progresses. The first game will be available as a download and physical disc (the latter in North and South America) on March 29, with more general timeframes provided for the next two games (you’ll have to wait until autumn to get the fourth game). A teaser trailer joins the announcement.

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Secret menus discovered in Mortal Kombat arcade games

Secret menus discovered in Mortal Kombat arcade games

Back in the day if you wanted to play video games with your friends, you headed to the local game arcade. The arcades were packed with all sorts of cool games like Mortal Kombat and a slew of other fighting, driving, and classic arcade games. Recently secret menus were discovered in the Mortal Kombat 1, 2, and 3 arcade games that were so popular in the arcades more than 20 years ago.

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Remastered BioShock collection for PS4, Xbox One surfaces in Brazil rating

Remastered BioShock collection for PS4, Xbox One surfaces in Brazil rating

This isn't the first time we've heard speculation about "BioShock" remastered, but this time around the speculation is joined by seemingly solid evidence. A Brazilian government agency has listed “BioShock: The Collection” on its website alongside ratings for five versions of the game: two for PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, and another three for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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