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Wolfenstein 3D turns 20, goes free on the web and iOS

Wolfenstein 3D turns 20, goes free on the web and iOS

If you've played Halo, Modern Warfare or Team Fortress in the last week, take a moment to thank id Software. Twenty years ago last Saturday they published Wolfenstein 3D, forever placing a mark on first-person shooter gaming and giving a whole new generation good reason to hate Nazis. Bethesda Softworks, id's current owner and publisher, is celebrating by making the iOS game free for today (Wednesday) only, and publishing a free browser-based version for everyone.

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Windows 8 gaming line-up revealed

Windows 8 gaming line-up revealed

Microsoft's Windows 8 gaming drive has been previewed ahead of the next-gen OS' release, with details on the initial line-up of titles being leaked as the company readies a cross-platform attack. Eleven launch games have been confirmed to The Verge, along with the promise of Pinball and Solitaire being preloaded in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview; the bulk of the titles will be distributed via the Windows Store, however.

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Battlefield 3 sells 5 million copies in week one, breaks EA record

Battlefield 3 sells 5 million copies in week one, breaks EA record

Battlefield 3, the latest from EA's military shooter game franchise, launched last week and has since sold a record 5 million copies worldwide, generating more than $300 million in estimated revenue. It has become EA's fastest selling title in the the company's 29-year history, outselling the combined week one sales of all previous 17 Battlefield games.

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Diablo III closed beta testing goes live

Diablo III closed beta testing goes live

Blizzard Entertainment has finally begun rolling out the closed beta testing for the much anticipated and long overdue Diablo III massive multiplayer online role-playing game. The last Diablo game came out a little over ten years ago and still has a large player base. This new edition has generated plenty of excitement with a gameplay preview having been released back in early August.

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