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August 18,2017 02:40
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The most historically accurate PC games

PC games are full of arcane artifacts spurring on ancient civilizations, Nazis riding dinosaurs, and Ghandi nuking the entire planet. Historical accuracy isn’t always a priority, and even the ones that try to get it right have to take some liberties with the facts modern scholarship hands down to us to be, you know, a fun game. But there is a definite divide between games that offer a mere...
August 17,2017 19:40
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Which Games Scared You As A Kid?

When I was a kid, I begged my parents for a Game Gear. When I eventually wore them down, they bought me the handheld, along with six games—but I only had the courage to play five of them.
August 17,2017 19:40
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Do games have enough respect for your spare time?

Seeing re-releases of Final Fantasy games like IX and X/X-2 on PC makes me happy, and it's not just because they're great RPGs. The secret, real reason is that Square Enix added optional fast-forward functions to both of these games, allowing me to blitz through their many random battles in seconds, rather than minutes. That shows a lot of respect for the player's time, and inarguab...
August 17,2017 00:00
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Why MLB games are FIVE MINUTES longer this season.com

Since slimming down in Rob Manfred's first year as commissioner, the average game has gotten more and more bloated -- and tilts in 2017 are on pace to be the longest, by far, in MLB history. So what's gumming up the works?
August 17,2017 00:00
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2017-18 Schedule Breakdown – Key Home Games

*/ BOSTON – Celtics fans can begin marking up their calendars now that the 2017-18 regular season schedule has officially been released. We’d like to aid the process by narrowing down the top home games on the slate. We’ve ranked the most anticipated home games of the season in order of intrigue. So get out your pens and mark down these dates because you do not want to miss out on the follow...
August 15,2017 13:00
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Why MLB games are FIVE MINUTES longer this season

Since slimming down in Rob Manfred's first year as commissioner, the average game has gotten more and more bloated -- and tilts in 2017 are on pace to be the longest, by far, in MLB history. So what's gumming up the works?
August 14,2017 04:00
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What we learned from Sunday's preseason games

The Detroit Lions rolled over the injury-ravaged Colts, 24-10 in each team's respective preseason opener Sunday in Indianapolis. Conor Orr writes what we learned from Sunday's preseason games.
August 13,2017 23:40
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Last Call At Lanes And Games

The retro bowling alley in Cambridge is closing after 34 years. Lanes and Games has been a mecca for fans of candlepin and tenpin bowling since 1983.
August 13,2017 18:40
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Why I Love: playing games and watching TV at the same time

I've been getting into GTA Online's Overtime Shootout, which launched this week. It's nearly identical to Super Monkey Ball's excellent minigame Monkey Target, where you take it in turns to launch off of a ramp, hover towards a numbered target using a parachute-equipped car and try to get the highest score possible for your team with a careful landing. It's a more chilled...
August 12,2017 09:20
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The Far Cry games ranked from worst to best

Ranking the seven games in the Far Cry series isn't an especially easy task given that for the most part it's been a widely varied collection of shooters: Far Cry 1, 2, and 3 were all distinctly different from each other, and while Far Cry 4 and Blood Dragon were quite similar to Far Cry 3, Primal threw us a curve and plopped us in the Stone Age. Another issue with ranking them: the Far...
August 12,2017 09:20
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What we learned from Friday's preseason games

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes got his preseason started with a bang, and gave Kansas City a peek at what could be the future. Nick Shook recaps the rest of Friday's Week 1 preseason action.
August 11,2017 12:00
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North Korea Releases New War Games For Smartphones

North Koreans, they’re just like us! By which I mean they love smartphone games about war. And according to North Korean state media, the people of that isolated country have three new war-themed smartphone games to choose from.
August 11,2017 10:20
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What we learned from Thursday's preseason games

On the first heavy night of action this preseason with six games, there was thankfully a scarcity of major injuries and plenty of opportunity for overreaction. Gregg Rosenthal recaps Thursday's highlights.
August 10,2017 08:40
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Watch Bears games online this season

ChicagoBears.com and the National Football League are giving fans the opportunity to follow every minute of NFL football and scout the team like a pro this season with NFL Game Pass.
August 10,2017 00:20
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There Is No Longer A 'Best' Time To Play A Video Game

That game you bought last month isn’t the same game today. It’s almost certainly been patched, updated, rebalanced, and tweaked. The original version is shrinking from view as it washes downriver. But is it better now? Truer? Should you have played more of it back when you bought it, or waited?
August 09,2017 19:20
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The Best Video Game Handguns

If you’ve played video games, you’ve encountered a handgun. In the right game, a handgun can be an object of menace or empowerment. But video games often treat them as a starter weapon to be replaced as soon as possible. What makes for a great video game handgun?
August 09,2017 17:00
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Valve is getting into card games and people are mad

Last night at Seattle’s KeyArena, Valve revealed Artifact, a new digital trading card game based on the Dota lore, at The International, the premier Dota 2 tournament. In a venue packed with Dota...
August 08,2017 20:00
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MLB playoffs 2017: When are Wild Card games? What is postseason schedule? | TV channels for all playoff games

The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in seven games to win the 2016 World Series. The 2017 MLB postseason will begin on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (10/3/17) with the American League Wild Card game on ESPN. The NL Wild Card game is Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (10/4/17) on TBS. The World Series will start on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (10/24/17) on FOX. Game 7 of the World Series (if necessar...
August 08,2017 19:40
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9 games that need a battle royale mode

Our assumption is that big publishers are looking at the success of PUBG and working out how they can take a piece of it for themselves. In a lot of cases, the potential exists within games that are already out there—pretty much every open world game with a competitive element could borrow the format of a shrinking competitive space, randomly distributed weapons and dozens of players, to va...
August 08,2017 19:40
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A New Collection Of Mega Man Games Is Out Today

A second collection of Mega Man games is out today, this time including Mega Men 7 through 10. Publisher Capcom skipped Nintendo this time around, releasing the new collection on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, much to the dismay of portable game lovers everywhere.