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This week in gaming: Royal crypts and rocket dinosaurs

Ubisoft's free DLC for the rocky launch of Assassin's Creed Unity leads off an otherwise slow week as the industry recovers from the holiday rush.
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Is your PC evolved enough to run Evolve? Check out the specs

Turtle Rock Studios has shared the minimum and recommended Windows PC specifications for its upcoming, asymmetric monster-vs.-hunters game, Evolve.
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Telltale strikes off on its own with original IP

Telltale Games, noted for episodic adventures set in popular franchises like The Walking Dead and Borderlands, is developing original IP of its own.
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Grand Theft Auto V for PC delayed until March, but at least the system requirements are friendly

The Windows PC version of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed from its original January release date until March 24, 2015.
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Here are 5 amazing things that happened while speedrunning for charity this week

Check out our list of 5 highlights from this week's Awesome Games Done Quick charity speedrunning stream, raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
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There’s a new Baldur’s Gate game in the works, and it’s coming in 2015

A new chapter in the saga of Baldur's Gate, built in the classic Infinity Engine, is under development by Enhanced Editions publisher Beamdog.
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Find out if your PC has what it takes to play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

CD Projekt Red has shared the PC system requirements for its upcoming RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Even the minimum specs are nothing to sneeze at.
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PlayStation TV prices drop down to below $100 at major retailers

The price for PlayStation TV, Sony's microconsole that was recently launched in the United States, has dropped substantially at major US retailers.
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2015 Independent Games Festival Awards finalists include both the familiar and the new

The 2015 Independent Games Festival released its list of finalists, all of which will be playable at GDC in March when the winners are announced.
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Double Fine’s complete Broken Age hits stores in spring 2015

A retail version of Broken Age, Double Fine's Kickstarted adventure, will hit stores in spring 2015, along with the digital release of act 2.
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Free Assassin’s Creed Unity add-on, Dead Kings, drops on January 13

Dead Kings, the first DLC for Assassin's Creed Unity, will be available as a free download on 1/13 for everyone who bought the game on PS4, Windows, and XB1
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Here’s a taste of the cancelled 2007 sequel to ‘Black’

Details have emerged about a cancelled sequel to Black, a 2006 first-person shooter developed by Criterion Games for PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox.
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Nintendo continues to tease the west with a very limited New 3DS release in Europe

The New Nintendo 3DS is gradually making its way west with a special edition, set for a limited European release by invitation only to the Nintendo Club.
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Play King’s Quest, Maniac Mansion, and more than 2,000 others for free

80s and 90s kids, rejoice! The Internet Archive has made a collection of nearly 2,400 MS-DOS games available to play for free in a browser-based emulator.
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Bungie has a gift for all Destiny players: A free ‘legendary’ item

Guardians should stop by the Destiny Postmaster later this week to pick up "a small, but legendary, token of gratitude" from the developers.
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Excited by Far Cry with vampires, cowboys, or dinosaurs? Ubisoft wants to know

Ubisoft has been polling players of Far Cry 4 about possible settings for the series' next entry, ranging from Vietnam to outer space, cowboys to vampires.
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Slay orcs, make pizzas, and save humanity this week in gaming

A selection of indies that put modern spins on classic genres is here to whet your appetite for the upcoming year in gaming.
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Here’s how much you’ll pay to stream PS3 games with PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now, Sony's impending game streaming service, will be available for $20/month, or $45/3 months when it launches on January 13 for PS4.
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What is 2015’s hottest new gaming peripheral? Your eyes

Tobii and SteelSeries will make a joint appearance at CES in the beginning of January to show off Sentry, the first consumer eye-tracking system for gamers.
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Check out this concept art for Gore Verbinski’s unproduced BioShock film

Hollywood artist Kasra Farahani has released a trove of concept art for an unproduced BioShock film that Gore Verbinski was hired to direct in 2008.
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Leap tall buildings in January’s PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection freebies

January's free games for PS+ include superpowered action like inFamous: First Light and Prototype 2, along with a few revitalized classics and indie treats.
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PlanetSide 2’s sprawling, intercontinental multiplayer comes to PS4 in January 2015

Free-to-play, massively multiplayer shooter PlanetSide 2 is confirmed to be entering a closed beta for the PlayStation 4 in the middle of January, 2015.
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You’ve definitely never seen Quake played like this before

A Finnish computer programmer has managed to run a playable version of id Software's 1996 first person shooter, Quake, on an old, analog oscilloscope.
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Classic Game Boy Tetris is leaving the 3DS eShop by the end of 2014

The port of the classic Game Boy edition of Tetris along with the 3DS Tetris: Axis are being pulled from the Nintendo 3DS eShop at the end of 2014.
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Serious Sam dev Croteam lures pirates into a DRM honeypot with The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle, a philosophical, first person puzzler, punishes pirates by trapping them in a particular elevator at a key point of progression.
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Tune in for Battlefield Hardline’s explosive, TV-like action

A new trailer for Battlefield Hardline shows off the explosive gameplay and TV crime drama story of the upcoming shooter from Dead Space dev Visceral Games.
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Get up close and personal with the demon monkeys of Temple Run VR

Temple Run VR, a first-person version of Imangi's infinite runner, is now available as a free download for the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition headset.
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BioShock, XCOM, and more available in 2K’s holiday mobile sale

Publishing heavyweight 2K has announced a holiday sale for select mobile games, such as BioShock and XCOM, from now until January 5 in the iOS App Store.
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And the most-searched game of 2014 was… sigh

The press may have been dominated by AAA blockbusters like Destiny, Dragon Age and Call of Duty, but Flappy Bird was the biggest thing in gaming for 2014.
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Over 870 million hours of Destiny and counting in 2014

Bungie released end of the year statistics for Destiny, and the impressive numbers reflect a strong start for the studio's post-Halo franchise.
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That free game for Assassin’s Creed Unity comes with a catch

Ubisoft's site for Assassin's Creed Unity season pass holders to redeem their free game is live, but note that there is a legal catch in the agreement.
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Race dirt bikes, solve murders, and slay monsters in January’s Xbox Games with Gold

Just when you might have caught up on the deluge of games that came out over the last few months, Microsoft has announced the Games with Gold for January.
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New Final Fantasy XV trailer hits the road again

Square Enix premiered a new trailer for Final Fantasy XV this past weekend at Jump Festa 2015 in Tokyo, filled in equal measure with plot and gameplay.
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Thanks, Internet: Check out the Star Wars Episode 7 trailer remade in GTA V

As surely as the sun will rise, so will the internet produce parodies of the trailer for Star Wars VII, such as this one made in Grand Theft Auto V.