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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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Anki OVERDRIVE adds modular tracks for war racing

Anki OVERDRIVE adds modular tracks for war racing

Anki has come a long way since its robotic racecar toys made their mildly-cringeworthy debut on-stage at an Apple keynote, and Anki OVERDRIVE is the new fleet for 2015. Like Anki DRIVE, the new OVERDRIVE cars are controlled remotely from an iOS or Android phone or tablet, the brains of the device providing a surprisingly capable driving AI that means even if you're playing by yourself there's still competition. For OVERDRIVE, however, Anki addressed two key requests from existing players: they wanted a modular track they could set up in different configurations, and they wanted even more ways to express their road rage.

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World-bending changes: Warcraft III models in Starcraft II

World-bending changes: Warcraft III models in Starcraft II

If you are a fan of both of Blizzard's *Craft games, then soon you will get your chance to bring them all together into one messy whole. The game publisher has just announced that it is bringing thousands of Warcraft III assets into the StarCraft II world, first via the Public Test Realm (PTR) channel. This will give testers some time to dream up wars and scenarios, and maybe even reenactments, which Blizzard may spotlight once the patches roll out to the wider public.

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Alibaba to invest in OUYA to bring games to set-top boxes

Alibaba to invest in OUYA to bring games to set-top boxes

Seems like it's an investment run this week. After the rumored Microsoft investment in Cyanogen, Inc., another startup is getting an infusion of cash from a giant. This time, that startup is former crowdfunding darling OUYA and the giant is Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Word on the street is that Alibaba is investing around $10 million in OUYA with the goal of putting OUYA's catalog of Android games inside Alibaba's set-top boxes for the Chinese market.

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