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What could have been: Creator rejected a Conan O’Brien episode set entirely in Minecraft

Conan O'Brien wanted to do an entire episode of his talk show animated in the style of Minecraft, but apparently developer Mojang wasn't having it.
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Destiny’s infamous loot cave is back from the dead and hungry for brains in Dying Light

Eagle-eyed survivors have found an easter egg referring to Destiny's infamous loot cave in Techland's latest zombie survive-'em-up, Dying Light.
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The first Tetris Grand Master outside of Japan claims his title

Kevin Birrell, of AGDQ 2015 fame, has become the first person outside Japan to earn the rank of Grand Master in Tetris: The Grandmaster 3.
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BioShock’s creator plays with metaphorical Legos in his first-person sci-fi game

BioShock creator Ken Levine let loose on Twitter about a new project in the works, a first-person sci-fi game with an emphasis on narrative replayability.
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Back from oblivion, check out this lost Elder Scrolls game for PSP

The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion was an action RPG being developed for Sony's PSP, according to the dedicated historians over at Unseen 64.
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Media critic Anita Sarkeesian plans two new video series’ to explore gender in games

Media critic Anita Sarkeesian announced two new video series on masculinity and positive portrayal of women in games, for 2015 from Feminist Frequency.
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Guess how much these SOLID GOLD PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers sold for

A limited run of gold-plated PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers revealed last Wednesday by Colorware was already sold out by Sunday.
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The first numbered 20th Anniversary PS4 sells for more than $100K

Sony has auctioned off the first 20th Anniversary Edition PS4s released last year, bringing in about $129,000 from one very dedicated, Japanese fan.
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New games and remastered classics are just what your snow day needs

Snowed in this week by that vengeful snowstorm Juno? There's no better time to brew up some hot chocolate and settle down with a new game.
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The New England Patriots win the Super Bowl! That’s Madden 2015’s prediction, at any rate

The New England Patriots are destined to win Super Bowl XLIX 28-24 against the Seattle Seahawks, according to EA Sports' simulation run in Madden 15.
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Telltale’s second Game of Thrones episode is coming much sooner than winter

A new trailer heralds the approach of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series episode 2: The Lost Lords, coming out starting on February 3.
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Check out the slick, ninja-fueled, turn-based corporate espionage of Ronin

Ronin is a stealth action ninja platformer from Polish indie dev Tomasz Wacławek, announced today by publisher Devolver Digital with a sleek trailer.
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Destiny’s elite Guardians cracked Crota’s End hard mode in under 30 minutes

Crota's End hard mode, the newly unlocked difficulty of Destiny's latest raid, was beaten in under 30 minutes within the first day of its release.
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Play Battlefield 4 this weekend to unlock more of Hardline’s beta

If the community scores at least 2 billion points this weekend in Battlefield 4's Rush, then Heists will be unlocked in the upcoming Hardline open beta.
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German researchers teach Mario to learn, perhaps to love

A team in Germany has developed an artificial intelligence that plays Super Mario World and learns both from its own experience and from advice.
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Savvy Destiny player hacks a controller to level up on autopilot

A tech-savvy Destiny player has hacked a controller such that he can leave a character overnight to slowly level itself up without any player input.
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Suck blood and level up in the upcoming action RPG Vampyr

Vampyr is a newly-revealed action-horror RPG from Dontnod Entertainment, the studio behind Remember Me and the upcoming episodic adventure, Life is Strange.
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Robotoki closes its doors, leaving Human Element on indefinite hiatus

Robert Bowling's Robotoki, an independent studio he founded in 2012, has closed its doors, leaving its debut game Human Element on hiatus.
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Blizzard plays to its base by rewarding veteran World of Warcraft players

Blizzard Entertainment is rewarding the most loyal World of Warcraft players by sending out an orc statue to players with accounts older than ten years.
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This Week in Gaming: ‘Gat’ out of hell in Saints Row and command armies from an armchair

Relive third-person action classics like Resident Evil or the more recent Saints Row IV, which both received remastered new releases this week.
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Headshot: American Sniper shatters January opening weekend record

American Sniper, biopic of US Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle beat out Avatar this past weekend for the largest January opening weekend box office on record.
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I call Ledgerman! Parks and Rec’s ‘The Cones of Dunshire’ board game hits Kickstarter

The Cones of Dunshire, the hyperbolically elaborate board game invented by Parks and Recreation's Ben Wyatt (played by Adam Scott) is now on Kickstarter.
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Call now to learn more about Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell’s launch trailer

Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell arrives next week, and here's the launch trailer, aping the form of an infomercial, with a phone number you can call.
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LittleBigWesteros: Game of Thrones credits recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3

LittleBigPlanet 3 players Aaaaalec and Jamie Colliver have recreated the opening sequence to HBO's Game of Thrones television series in the game's engine.
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New ‘Friday the 13th’ game aims to redeem the 1989 NES blunder

A new game based on the classic Friday the 13th slasher film franchise is under development for release in October 2015 on multiple, unannounced platforms.
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Budweiser built a life-size Pac Man game for a Super Bowl ad

Budweiser constructed a life-size Pac Man maze in Los Angeles recently for a Bud Light advertisement, set to air at the upcoming Super Bowl 49 in February.
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Analog Trends: Pandemic Legacy finally arrives on October 8

Pandemic Legacy, the hotly anticipated collaboration between Pandemic designer Matt Leacock and Risk Legacy designer Rob Daviau, will arrive on October 8.
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UK law enforcement makes arrest for Christmas PlayStation and Xbox DDoS attacks

UK law enforcement arrested an 18-year-old man outside of Liverpool in connection with the Christmas DDoS attacks on Sony and Microsoft's gaming servers.
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Xbox One discounted for limited time, following strong holiday sales

Following strong holiday sales, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will drop $50 off its price to $350 for a special deal starting today on January 16.
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Dailymotion takes aim on Twitch with its new game streaming service

The French video-sharing platform Dailymotion has announced that it will launch a site dedicated to streaming live gaming videos, competing with Twitch.
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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 delays its first episode by one week

Resident Evil: Revelations 2, the Capcom's episodic survival horror, will debut its first episode on February 25, a week later than its original release.
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There’s a Dead Rising movie coming out in March. No, really.

Dead Rising: Watchtower, the film based on Capcom's open world zombie games, will premiere on March 27 on Sony's Crackle streaming service.
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Meet Evolve’s fourth monster and learn about upcoming DLC

Turtle Rock Studios has shared details about Behemoth, the fourth playable monster in Evolve, in addition to information about the upcoming game's DLC plan.
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Cry Havoc! Take a closer look at Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC

Havoc, the first DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, will arrive on January 27, 2015 for Xbox One, with other platforms to follow.