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Activision ditches the plastic for free-to-play Skylanders Battlecast

Activision is ditching the plastic with Skylanders Battlecast, a free-to-play card game that makes use of both digital purchases and physical cards. The game is scheduled to launch next year.

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Runic Games teases its next game, Hob, and it’s a major departure from Torchlight

Torchlight developer Runic Games has announced its latest game, Hob, which will be shown at PAX. It's hard to tell what it is so far, but it's clear that the new adventure game doesn't have much in common with Torchlight.

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Games with SafeDisc or Securom DRM won’t run on Windows 10

SafeDisc or Securom DRM, which is installed on hundreds of old disc-based games, are a no-go on Windows 10. Users can't run on these games on the newly updated OS without running through complex workarounds.

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Remastered Dreamcast RPG Grandia 2 coming to Steam this month

Game Arts' classic JRPG Grandia 2 is coming to Steam later this month with updated graphics and new features aimed at veteran players.

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3DS game pulled from eShop after discovery of homebrew exploit

Nintendo is removing 3DS games from the eShop in an attempt to address recently discovered exploits enabling support for unlicensed homebrew software. This is Nintendo's latest attempt to quell the spread of homebrew software on the 3DS.

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Buried Treasure: Lost Mario Kart game unearthed on a Game Boy Advance cartridge

Footage from an unreleased sequel in Nintendo's long-running Mario Kart series has surfaced, fueling fan speculation regarding the cancelled project.

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Linux issues kill Steam Machine sleep function

An issue with how Linux handles input devices has made it near-impossible for Valve to implement a sleep function for its Steam Machines, so they'll ship without it.

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The soundtrack for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 might be its most modern feature

Activision has revealed the soundtrack for the upcoming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, but while it has the requisite punk and hip-hop, don't expect to see any fan favorites from previous games return.

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Developer Techland would happily make Dead Island 2, if only Deep Silver would ask

Techland might have left Dead Island behind in order to work on a very similar concept in Dying Light, but that doesn't mean the studio would say no to working on Dead Island 2. All publisher Deep Silver has to do is ask.

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PlayStation 4 heads to the dark side with new Darth Vader-themed Star Wars bundles

Sony has announced two Star Wars themed Playstation 4 bundles coming this November that include a limited-edition Darth Vader console, a new game, and a digital download of four classic games including Super Star Wars.

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Stories you missed this week: Tinder dumps its CEO, Samsung’s dueling Galaxies

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.

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The Metagame is the Cards Against Humanity killer you’ve been waiting for

Getting burnt out on Cards Against Humanity? The Metagame uses smart design to take a similar structure, but make it more accessible and enduring.

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Never too early: Someone is already modding the unreleased Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is still several months away, but a member of the modding community has already begun designing his own weapons, and they look to add some serious firepower to Bethesda's RPG.

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