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There’s Doom 4a lot that’s familiar about Doom – the game many people still think of as Doom 4. Hellbeasts and cyberdemons? Yep, they’re there. Gibs? Tons of ‘em. Fast paced action? You betcha!

But the re-imagining of this classic shooter from id Software doesn’t aim to simply be a rehash of what we’ve played before. Instead, it’s a slick-looking next generation game that stays true to its old school roots.

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Never watch dogsunderestimate the power of a price cut.

On the heels of Microsoft lowering the cost of the Xbox One by $100, video game hardware sales in June more than doubled the totals of the prior year, coming in at $292.7 million last month, according to the NPD Group.

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The wizrd from the moonthrowaway dialogue line that became a gaming meme in the early build of Bungie’s Destiny has been jettisoned into space as the game enters its beta phase.

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage’s “so bad, it’s campy” reading of the already-dumb line “That wizard came from the moon” was a standout part of the game’s early trial. And while people still widely praised the game as a whole, the gaming world – as it’s wont to do – fixated on that line, which quickly took on a life of its own.

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Call xbox oneit a good news/bad news situation for Microsoft.

The good news: sales of the Xbox One “more than doubled” in June, compared to the May figures. The bad news: It’s becoming increasingly clear that no one cares about Kinect, which was the console’s big differentiator this generation.

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As atari pridefestthe issue of diversity in the video game world continues to gain attention, Atari is making moves to be an industry leader once again.

The company today unveiled PrideFest, a social/simulation mobile game that focuses squarely on the LGBT community.

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Manuel noriegaNoriega – yes, that Manuel Noriega – is not at all happy to have been a character in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. And now the former Panamanian dictator is suing Activision for including him in the game.

Noriega, in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleged the game made him out to be “a kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state” – and he wants a cut of the game’s profits as compensation.

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40 D&Dstarteryears after it broke onto the scene, Dungeons and Dragons is getting a brand new start.

Wizards of the Coast, which owns the rights to the iconic role-playing game, has started rolling out the fifth edition of the series, launching a new D&D Starter Set.

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You pro gamerfancy yourself a pretty solid League of Legends player. Or maybe you’re untouchable when it comes to Halo. And now you’re ready to see if you’ve got what it takes to earn a living at it.

Pro gamers can certainly make bank. 25-year old Lee “Jaedong” Jae Dong has earned more than $504,000 over 47 tournaments. And Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel pocketed over $450,000 in tournaments (and a lot more in endorsement deals).

But success in the eSports world takes a lot more than just a lot of practice and studying the moves of your opponents. We spoke with a few eSports champs to get their tips on what people can do to best prepare for competition.

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Years kardashian gamefrom now, when gamers find themselves in a smoking wasteland devoid of quality titles wondering where it all went wrong, they can look back at mid-2014 and find their answer.

It’s staggering enough to know that Kim Kardashian was successful in her quest to make a video game about Kim Kardashian. But, in one of the most definitive damnings of our culture to date, that game is making money – a whole lot of money.

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Attention fifa-world cupLas Vegas oddsmakers: be very afraid of Electronic Arts.

Back on June 3, the company told us all that Germany was going to win the World Cup – and with Deutschland’s victory yesterday, its FIFA franchise secured a spot as one of the best seers of World Cup victory since the dearly departed Paul the Octopus.

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