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Itching to play MS-DOS games on Twitter? Think again

Itching to play MS-DOS games on Twitter? Think again

Ah MS-DOS games on Twitter, we have known you only so briefly. After a bit of excitement over the revelation that you can not only retweet but also play old-school MS-DOS games right from inside a Tweet, it seems that the fun and games are over. At the expense of getting branded as a kill joy, Twitter pulled the plug on the Internet Archives' latest experiment. That said, it is quite understandable considering it violated Twitter's rules, but it's still a downer that one of the easiest ways for a classic game to go viral is now off limits.

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‘The Last of Us: Left Behind’ to hit PS Store as standalone download

‘The Last of Us: Left Behind’ to hit PS Store as standalone download

The Naughty Dog team has announced plans to release The Last of Us DLC “Left Behind” as a standalone download for those with a PlayStation console. It’ll be available to those running both the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4, and will be dropping in the PlayStation Store on May 12. When the launch day rolls around, it has been revealed that the Left Behind PlayStation 3 add-on will have its price cut to match that price tag (so hold off for a little while if you’ve been thinking about grabbing it).

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Sims expansion pack caused alien abductions and pregnant men

Sims expansion pack caused alien abductions and pregnant men

Earlier this year, The Sims received a "Get to Work" expansion pack that, it turns out, had far more interesting results than the initial announcement had indicated. For one thing, players discovered that there were alien abductions -- lots of alien abductions. Furthermore, and as a result of such alien abductions and certain WooHooing activities, gamers were discovering that their male sims ended up pregnant. This, understandably, caused a lot of questions from gamers, though many liked the new unusual world.

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Steam developers may now ban users

Steam developers may now ban users

Should a player resort to cheating in a game you make and release to Steam, you now have the power to ban that player from your game. Valve has released this newest ability to developers as of the 29th of April, 2015, and it should be rolling out to all developers by the end of the weekend. This transfers the responsibility of banning users from Valve to the developers of the games, the same people who would be concerned with said cheating in the first place.

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Older folks react to Mortal Kombat X fatalities

Older folks react to Mortal Kombat X fatalities

Reaction videos are all the rage anymore: we've seen videos of kids reacting to old cameras and gaming systems, older folks reacting to Google Glass, and a bunch between. The newest reaction video again goes with the older folks among us, and eschews hardware for a dose of video game fun. Mortal Kombat X, that is. These perhaps unsuspecting gents and ladies are shown the latest installment's various fatalities, and we all get to enjoy their reactions.

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‘Night Terrors’ turns your home into a horror AR game

‘Night Terrors’ turns your home into a horror AR game

Horror games are fun and all, but when it gets too scary you get to turn the game off and return to your regular non-scary home. The horror survival game “Night Terrors” is different, in that your safe and comfy home becomes the base of the augmented reality game, and you're likely to hesitate turning corners long after calling it quits. As with other augmented reality offerings, the game overlays elements into your actual surroundings, and the end result — in this case — is being able to walk about your own home where various spooks and monsters will appear from around corners and in doorways.

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Internet Archive: you can now play MS-DOS games in tweets

Internet Archive: you can now play MS-DOS games in tweets

What a time to be alive. Those classic MS-DOS games you used to love to play have been available online as playable games through the Internet Archive for a little while now. We saw 900 of them become available this past November, for example, and by January that number spiked to include more than 2,000 titles, and it is still growing. Those games are still available, but the ability to play them and share them, however, just got a little bit more awesome.

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Project Root: many, many, many bullets for Xbox One, PS4

Project Root: many, many, many bullets for Xbox One, PS4

Oh my goodness look at all the bullets. This game is the latest from the ID@Xbox indy creator series on Xbox One, coming in from developers OPQAM and Reverb Triple XP. If you're not already lost in the madness of words that mean nothing to you from the outset, just head below. Below you'll see what it means to play this retro futuristic game. Below you'll see all the excellence of many, many bullets flying in all directions. The bullets are flying everywhere, I tell you!

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Six months of Arkham Knight DLC will run you $40, season pass incoming

Six months of Arkham Knight DLC will run you $40, season pass incoming

Today Warner Bros. and Rocksteady announced have a pricey DLC season pass in the works for Batman: Arkham Knight. The season pass will be good for six months after the game's June 23rd release date. This latest game in the Arkham series will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC; I have a feeling that this is going to be the game that will make finally set aside my PS3 and hop onboard the PS4. In that case, there's always the Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Bundle.

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Head transplant doctor’s MGS5 similarity spawns web of conspiracy

Head transplant doctor’s MGS5 similarity spawns web of conspiracy

The Internet knows no limits to its imagination and the drama it stirs up, and now the doctor best known for his head transplant plans has been swept up into it all. The hoopla started about a week ago when an innocent post was made on NeoGAF comparing a picture of Dr. Sergio Canavero with a doctor character from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (pictures after the jump). This similarity — which is indeed striking — then took off in what has become nothing short of a web of conspiracy, with huge amounts of Internet sleuthing weaving together a massive web of speculation that seems really crazy.

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