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What makes an Immersive Sim, and why are they staging a comeback?

Mark Brown, host of the YouTube series Game Maker’s Toolkit, noticed a recent return of Immersive Sims like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Dishonored 2 — first-person games that give players a...

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Xbox Games With Gold brings you Thief, Operation Flashpoint and more in December

Microsoft is closing out 2015 with a relatively weak Games With Gold lineup next month, although Xbox Live Gold subscribers will get a fifth free game as an "extra gift for the holidays," the...

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Games with Gold in June continues with three new free games ... and Pool Nation FX again

Microsoft will continue this month's strategy for Games with Gold free games in June, delivering Xbox Live Gold subscribers three free games and an extension of another one, the company announced...

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Destiny registered players increases to 20M, while average play time drops

While Activision Blizzard still isn't releasing active player numbers for Destiny, the number of registered players for the Bungie-created game continues to climb. As of March 31, Destiny had more...

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Get Hitman, Tomb Raider, Deus Ex and more for cheap in Square Enix's Humble Bundle

Publisher Square Enix is teaming up with the Humble Bundle folks for another deal on a batch of PC games (and one Android game). With the second Humble Square Enix Bundle, you can name your price...

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Ultima Underworld is making a big comeback

You don't hear much about Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss these days. Which is surprising, given that this early first-person role-playing game exercises such a huge influence on games today. R...

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Square Enix's three MMOs have less than 1 million subscribers total (correction)

Square Enix's efforts in the massively multiplayer arena are pulling in just under one million paying subscribers in total, across three of its MMO offerings: Final Fantasy 14: A Realm...

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Xbox Live gave away $584 worth of games in 2014

Xbox Live's Games With Gold program gave away more than $500 worth of games — at current prices — in 2014. Drawing off the PlayStation Plus analysis from Push Square, I did my own of Xbox Live's...

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Report: Thief movie in the works from Hitman film producer

A film version of stealth action game Thief is reportedly in the works from production companies Vertigo and Prime Universe, according to Tracking Board. The movie is currently being produced by...