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11 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Google Makes a Move to Secure Twitch, Expanding into Gaming Spectatorship

In a move to add the functionality of live-streaming games to its already strong online offering, Google sealed a deal with Twitch costing close to $1 billion.

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Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Dota 2, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

15 hrs ago | Slashdot

$299 Android Gaming Tablet Reviewed

Vigile writes " Last week NVIDIA announced the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller, and reviews are finally appearing this morning.

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Related Topix: Half-Life 2, Video Games

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Kotaku

Portal 2 Mod Is Basically A New Portal Game

Portal Stories: Mel is a mod for Portal 2 that has been three years in the making.

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Related Topix: Portal, Video Games

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Polygon

Wii version of Skylanders Trap Team bundled with Wii U download code

The Wii version of Skylanders Trap Team will include a download code for the Wii U version, effectively creating a cross-buy benefit for the toys-to-life game coming soon from Activision.

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Related Topix: Toys for Bob, Skylanders, Activision, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Portal

Fri Jul 25, 2014

TechCrunch

Amazon's Bet On Exclusive Games To Make Its Fire Gadgets More Enticing

Amazon's Fire Phone is out today, and while it's got some interesting features that set it apart from your run-of-the-mill Android phone, it doesn't seem like it will appeal to those who aren't voracious online shoppers.

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Related Topix: Nintendo, Make, MuuMuu, Video Games, Google, Startups, Portal, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Mass Effect, Perspective, DigiPen Institute of Technology

Thu Jul 24, 2014

FlickrBlog

Cosplay: Fans bring fantasy characters to life

From time to time, storied heroes, reckless warriors and up-and-coming adventurers gather alongside vile villains, deranged AIs and other notorious figures to celebrate and share their stories and plans of impending conquest.

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Related Topix: Portal, Video Games

Gaming Age

Skylanders Trap Team screens, photos, details captured at Comic-Con

Activision is on location at the San Diego Comic-Con and they just dropped off a large new batch of screens and product shots of the upcoming 4th Skylanders title.

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Related Topix: Toys for Bob, Skylanders, Activision, Video Games, Skyland, NC, Portal, They, _No Company, Game.

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Mashable

Here's Why MOBAs Are Taking Over the Gaming World

Games like League of Legends and Dota 2 have been inescapable forces in the gaming world, but those uninitiated to the genre might be left wondering why they're so popular.

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Related Topix: Dota 2, Video Games

Nag.blog

Watch this: League of Legends: A New Dawn

League of Legends ! You might have heard of it. It's this little MOBA game that about a bajillion people play every day.

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Related Topix: Dota 2, Dance, Pop/Rock, New-Wave, Fun

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Kotaku

a You Probably Shouldn't Pay To Unlock Counter-Strike Weapon Cases

Hey, you just won a Counterstrike: Global Offensive match! Time to shell out a few bucks, unlock that weapon case and see what's inside, right? Not so fast! You might be better off just buying that ultra-rare knife in the in-game store.

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Related Topix: The Counter-Strike Team, Counter-Strike, Video Games

Technabob.com

Counter-Strike Sniper Rifle Paintball Gun

I've only played paintball once before, from what I can tell the idea is to rent noobs the crappiest guns possible while the pros and course owners aim at their painful pellets with fully automatic guns shooting a zillion BPS.

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Related Topix: The Counter-Strike Team, Counter-Strike, Video Games

AnandTech

Nvidia Launches Shield Tablet

Today, Nvidia is announcing the Shield tablet. While normally such launch announcements don't require much in the way of exposition, Nvidia is in an odd place.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Half-Life 2, Portal, Trine, Atlus Co.

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Joystiq

Watch the Dota 2 International Grand Finals right now

The Dota 2 International Grand Finals are live right now, with Newbee versus ViCi Gaming in a best-of-five matchup.

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Related Topix: Dota 2, Video Games, Russobit-M, Horns & Hoofs, Phase

Polygon

Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition lets you play as the series' biggest villain

The Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition collectors pack - available for pre-order starting today - will allow players to trap and play the franchise's main antagonist, the evil Portal Master Kaos, publisher Activision announced today.

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Related Topix: Toys for Bob, Skylanders, Activision, Video Games, Kalypso, DARK, The, Deep Silver, Portal

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Eurogamer

Video: the bitchiest Easter eggs in games

Hi Eurogamers, welcome to your Avengers-style superteam of handpicked Outside Xbox videos.

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Related Topix: Bethesda Softworks, Capcom, Dead Rising, The Elder Scrolls, Video Games, Electronic Arts, Left 4 Dead, Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar North, Rockstar Games

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Kotaku

Paintball Can Be Badass With A Counter-Strike Sniper Rifle

The Asiimov skin for the AWP sniper rifle in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive can be a pricey one, $30 or a lot more if you're not lucky.

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Related Topix: The Counter-Strike Team, Counter-Strike, Video Games, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Gamasutra

Green Man Gaming hosts Zombie Feastival

*Wellies and smelly camping facilities optional, with the exception of Haiti where it is a crime to turn someone into a zombie - which we presume includes feastival appearances.

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Related Topix: Sega, Video Games, London, Electronic Arts, Left 4 Dead

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Boy Genius

New leak reveals what could be the world's greatest gaming tablet

NVIDIA already makes killer smartphone and tablet chips and now it looks like it's going to soon release a killer tablet of its own as well.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, CPU, Half-Life 2, Video Games

USA Today

ESPN networks to carry 'Dota 2' championships

It appears e-sports have caught the attention of The Worldwide Leader in Sports.

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Related Topix: Dota 2, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, NHL, EA Sports, X360, Science / Technology

Electric Playground Network

Dota 2 Championships Begin Tomorrow

The International Dota 2 Championships kick off Friday in Seattle, and will run until Monday.

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Related Topix: Dota 2, Video Games

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