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June 20,2018 14:40
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16 Studios Removing Alleged Spyware From PC Games After Fan ...

In Mario Kart, red shells target your nearest rival and ruthlessly stop them in their tracks. Everybody hates them. Marketing company Red Shell, meanwhile, helps video game companies more accurately target potential customers with their ads. This fact has not sat well with some players who have recently discovered the software in a veritable kartload of Steam games.
June 20,2018 07:00
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16 Studios Removing Alleged Spyware From PC Games After Fan Outcry [UPDATE]

In Mario Kart, red shells target your nearest rival and ruthlessly stop them in their tracks. Everybody hates them. Marketing company Red Shell, meanwhile, helps video game companies more accurately target potential customers with their ads. This fact has not sat well with some players who have recently discovered the software in a veritable kartload of Steam games.
June 20,2018 02:00
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Steam's new tool shows how much money you've blown on games

Valve recently added a new feature to Steam that shows how much money you’ve thrown down the black hole that is gaming — on the Steam store, anyway. The “External Funds Used” tool has existed for a few weeks, but was only spotted by VentureBeat this week. It’s a simple enough tool. Just follow this […]
June 19,2018 19:00
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The Best, Worst, And Weirdest Jurassic Park Games

This year is the 25th anniversary of the release of the original Jurassic Park film and the start of a massive franchise. Four films, with a fifth film releasing later this month and a sixth film already planned, multiple comic books, toys and of course video games. The first Jurassic Park game came out in June 1993, the same month the first film hit theaters. Since then over 20 different video ga...
June 18,2018 23:20
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Your old video games could be worth serious cash

For some gamers, the latest and greatest titles aren't worth waiting for. Instead, they're hunting through garage sales, flea markets, eBay and speciality stores for games that came out 20 years ago. And they're willing to pay top dollar.
June 18,2018 01:20
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The Week In Games: Grab That Racket

Mario Tennis Aces week is upon us. Like many, I want to see my favorite Mushroom Kingdom friends absolutely annihilate a world tour of tennis players. But it’s not the only great thing coming out.
June 15,2018 22:20
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The 5 best solo board games

Board games are a fantastic avenue for socialization. I don’t think it gets much better than sitting around a table with close friends laughing, rolling, and often yelling at each other in good spirits. Unfortunately, life often conspires to prevent a regular game night. That’s where solo gaming fills the void. Here are the 5 games I’m most likely to grab off the shelf when I...
June 15,2018 10:20
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Former CEO and co-founder sues Telltale Games

More than a year after his expulsion as the CEO of Telltale Games, co-founder and former CEO Kevin Bruner is suing the game development company, according to the Marin Independent Journal. The suit has been described by Telltale as "meritless" and "an apparent means of extracting revenge on a company already under financial strain."
June 14,2018 09:40
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60 saves? Diaz closing games at historic pace

SEATTLE -- Scott Servais made a promise to Edwin Diaz early in the season. If the young Mariners closer gets to 50 saves this season, Seattle's manager will get his hair cut in the same style as Diaz, including the shaved sides. It seemed a safe bet at the time, given only 16 closers in baseball history have reached 50 saves in a season. But here we sit on June 13, just 40 percent of the way...
June 13,2018 21:40
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Did Putin give Trump the idea to stop “war games” with South Korea?

Donald Trump left this week's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un having granted a huge last-minute concession: promising to stop what he called "war games" with South Korea. The move reportedly blindsided both Seoul and US military officials. Trump may have got that idea from an unusual source, the Wall Street Journal reports (paywall): Trump had an...
June 11,2018 17:00
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Tech Today: Intel vs AMD, Instagram's Revenue, Microsoft's Games

Microsoft and EA both are in focus as they make big gaming announcements at the annual E3 convention, Match Group can survive Facebook's roll-out of dating features according to Brent Thill of Jefferies, Intel's facing "stiff competition" in server chips from AMD because of its manufacturing slip-ups, and Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing service is on track to $9 billion of revenue fro...
June 11,2018 05:20
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Bethesda is launching Prey and Wolfenstein VR games

Bethesda announced two virtual reality spinoffs at its E3 press conference this evening, including one for its survival sci-fi horror game Prey and the Nazi-killing extravaganza Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.