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The Elder Scrolls Online bribes players with a shot at $1 million

The Elder Scrolls Online bribes players with a shot at $1 million

The MMO market is pretty saturated these days. There was a time where you had only a handful of options, such as Everquest, WoW and Star Wars Galaxies. Now you can't throw a rock without hitting half a dozen “WoW killers” that have gone free-to-play. So how can a publisher get their game to stick out in your mind, when you're looking for something to play? One option is to offer players a million bucks to try out your game.

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Lost Half Life: Episode 4 screenshots discovered

Lost Half Life: Episode 4 screenshots discovered

It's been more than 8 years since we've seen any additions to the Half Life series. Half Life 2: Episode 2 left us with a cliffhanger that has yet to get any resolution. While it's becoming less and less clear that we'll ever see the ending of that story, let's talk about the game that was supposed to come after Episode 3. That's right, Episode 4 was already in the works years ago, and we've got some interesting new screenshots of it.

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Steam finally lets you permanently delete games from your library

Steam finally lets you permanently delete games from your library

Valve's Steam has turned into a behemoth of a digital marketplace for PC games, selling just about any title that sees release today. That means some gamers have amassed huge collections, including games they may never play again, or never really wanted in the first place, whether they were bundle extras or redeemed gifts. Unfortunately, Steam has never really made it an option to delete a game from a user's library. Until today.

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Microsoft may let you stream PC games to your Xbox One

Microsoft may let you stream PC games to your Xbox One

When Microsoft released their big update for the Xbox One last month, it opened a lot of doors for the console. Some of the big features we saw as a result were backwards compatibility, and the ability to stream games from the console to a PC. Of course, as soon as that was announced, people were clamoring to use their Xbox One to stream PC games. Well, Microsoft has definitely been listening.

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Programmer creates fully-functional XCOM game for EXCEL

Programmer creates fully-functional XCOM game for EXCEL

When you're stuck in the office and you're bored, you start to get creative. If your company has locked down your internet access, you're stuck making the best with whatever programs are installed on your PC. Back in the day, you at least had Pinball to keep you occupied, but unless you're still running XP, you don't even have that. One programmer figured out a way to play a pretty good game using a program that almost everyone in an office has: Microsoft Excel.

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Hit puzzle game Fez gets beautiful physical release 3 years later

Hit puzzle game Fez gets beautiful physical release 3 years later

In case you've never heard of the video game Fez, it was a retro-style indie-developed puzzler that went on to become a smash hit among both critics and fans. First released on the Xbox 360 in April 2012, it went on make the migration to other platforms, including PS3 and PS4, Windows, OS X, and Steam, all via digital download. But developer Polytron has chosen now to give Fez a physical release, however in the form of a very limited, beautiful special edition.

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EA promises free DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront

EA promises free DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront

EA and Dice have gotten a lot of flack for Star Wars: Battlefront, partially because of the season pass that they're offering. Namely, people don't want to have to shell out over $100 just to get the same, full game that everyone else will be playing. In fact, the DLC that they've announced for the season pass appears to have more content than the base game itself. The good news is that for those that don't want to pony up the extra cash, there's still more free content on the way.

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Kick off Thanksgiving with GTA Online’s “Running Back” mode

Kick off Thanksgiving with GTA Online’s “Running Back” mode

When you think of Thanksgiving, a couple of things tend to come to mind: Turkey and football. By now, you've probably already got your plans for turkey sorted out. However, if you're not a big fan of sitting around watching the game, you might need another way to get your football fix. Don't worry though, Rockstar Games has you covered with a new game mode in Grand Theft Auto V.

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Developer brings unofficial PS4 streaming to Windows

Developer brings unofficial PS4 streaming to Windows

With the latest update, Xbox One owners have been able to stream their games to their Windows 10 PC. This is handy for those times when the TV is tied up by someone else. For PS4 owners, your only real option for streaming is to pick up a Vita, or use a Playstation TV and use another TV. However, one person has been perfecting a method that will allow you to stream your PS4 games to any PC in the house.

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WoW to get a wardrobe update in Legion

WoW to get a wardrobe update in Legion

When you play an MMO like World of Warcraft, you always had to choose between wearing gear that looked good, and gear that actually helped you. Sure, there are high tier sets that look fantastic, but if everyone is wearing that same set, then you lose any sense of individuality in the game. That's why Blizzard introduced their transmogrification system. And that system is getting an overhaul in the next expansion.

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