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New “Fable” game free-to-play on Xbox One and PC

New “Fable” game free-to-play on Xbox One and PC

Don't worry - it's not "free-to-play" the same way Killer Instinct was (and is) free-to-play. It's not a situation where you'll gain nothing without purchase. In this release of the game Fable Legends, creators at Lionhead have suggested that you'll be able to have free access to the entire game. This is one of three "commitments" the gaming studio says this week they're making to gamers of the near future. While you will need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play the game on Xbox One online, you won't need anything of the sort on Windows PC.

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper: retro pixel fun for mobile

Final Fantasy Record Keeper: retro pixel fun for mobile

There's a new Final Fantasy coming to mobile devices, and this time it's not just about bringing back a classic. This will be Final Fantasy Record Keeper, a game that mashes up awesome elements from the Final Fantasy universe into one retro-styled pixelated adventure. The keeper of the histories of Final Fantasy - that's you - and you're tasked with keeping the realm safe. This game isn't about cashing in on the past - it's about keeping it in good condition - and in-app purchases, of course.

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Dragon Quest Heroes to burst into action in North America

Dragon Quest Heroes to burst into action in North America

When it comes to JRPGs, it isn't only Final Fantasy that has a large following. Equally revered is the Dragon Quest series that is making a comeback through mobile devices. That, however, isn't all there is to the franchise. Square Enix is also targeting the latest console generation, which means PlayStation 4 for this particular title. Dragon Quest Heroes, the latest installment in the series, will be launching this week in Japan. But those in the US need not fret, as it will be arriving here as well sometime later this year.

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Google’s AI wins Space Invaders, proves “human-level control”

Google’s AI wins Space Invaders, proves “human-level control”

A new study has been published this week which suggests that artificial intelligence can now learn "human-level control." The team of researchers come from Google's DeepMind, where they're using Space Invaders - the video game - to show how the search for truly human artificial intelligence isn't too far off. The machine learns to play the video game, learns to win at the video game, and dominates all humans at the game they've created to help us defend our planet against the alien hordes.

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Batman: Arkham Knight trailer released: “Gotham is Mine”

Batman: Arkham Knight trailer released: “Gotham is Mine”

Everyone's favorite villains are here, ready to take on Batman in the next game - Arkham Knight. This game is another ending to a trilogy - the Rocksteady Batman: Arkham trilogy. You might remember Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Origins, but only two of those titles were from the same creative team. Here's the third. This Arkham Knight trailer shows off some of the most infamous villains in all their next-gen glory. Just look at those horrifying faces, all prepared for your highest-end gaming system this upcoming season.

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Guitar Hero revival tipped for consoles later this year

Guitar Hero revival tipped for consoles later this year

It's time to brush up on your guitar skills and dust off that old controller. Or maybe not, since you might have to buy a new one just for this rumored comeback. Kotaku UK reports that Guitar Hero might be due a sequel and that it will be announced at E3 in June and that it will launch before 2015 ends. If true, then this year could very well be known as the revival of the music jamming games, with Rock Band also rumored to be back in town.

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Telltale Games, Lionsgate team up for TV/game hybrid

Telltale Games, Lionsgate team up for TV/game hybrid

Some are of the opinion that video games these days are starting to get closer to TV shows and films, especially with some adopting a more episodic style of release. Those boundaries will once again blur in an upcoming creative project, called a "Super Show" that will come from the brightest minds of game developer Telltale Games and TV studio Lionsgate. The two will be weaving a rather complex tale that will encompass both traditional a TV series as well as interactive media, creating a hybrid between a TV show and a game.

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Google Chrome Experiments launches their 1000th experiment

Google Chrome Experiments launches their 1000th experiment

It's a landmark day for Google's Chrome Experiments as they've reached 1000 submissions today. Google has curated a collection of user-made games, art, and creative coding it calls Chrome Experiments. These experiments look like games, but each one uses outside-the-box design and coding to create an entirely unique user experience. Launched in 2009, it started with only a handful of games. Now Google has reached its 1000 experiments! To honor the occasion, they have created a unique way to interface with the entire collection of experiments titled Experiment #1000.

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GTA V for PC delayed until April 10, Rockstar offers in-game cash

GTA V for PC delayed until April 10, Rockstar offers in-game cash

For those of you eagerly counting down to the release date of Grand Theft Auto V on PC, you may have to wait a bit longer. Although console players have been playing the game since its release on PS4 and Xbox One late last year, the PC version is taking its sweet time. Rockstar Games has announced that GTA V for PC will be launched on April 14th, 2015. For pre-order customers this may be excruciating, but Rockstar has conceded and is giving its pre-order customers an extra $200,000 in-game cash.

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Fan-made Super Mario level so insane it takes 3 years to beat

Fan-made Super Mario level so insane it takes 3 years to beat

People have been hacking Super Mario World for years. When I first played it, it was all about the secret pipes and magic whistles. I hate to admit, but that was a long time ago. There is a lot more to the game now than just tanuki suits and turning into stone. Now, there are entire online communities dedicated to hacking the game, building your own levels, and playing other people's custom built levels. Ones of these levels is so insane, that user PangeaPanga spent three years trying to beat it!

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