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  1. Ubisoft Is Now Offering Free Games to Make Up for Assassin’s Creed Unity Bugs

    If you survived the hair monster, you can now claim your prize.

    Ubisoft is making good on promises to compensate for Assassin's Creed Unity bugs with free stuff. Now they've launched a site for you to get a free game out of it.

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  2. Nintendo Games Make Surprisingly Perfect Pulp Covers, We Await Your Fanfic

    Just don't call her "Metroid."

    Artist Ástor Alexander created these re-imaginings of classic games as pulp fiction covers.

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  3. Telltale Games Announces Episodic Series Based On… Minecraft?

    Suck it, House Forrester!

    No, seriously. It's happening.

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  4. Hatred, A Game About a Serial Mass Murderer, Has Been Banned From Steam Greenlight

    Hatred's trailer made waves earlier this back in October for being... well, pretty disturbing. Basically, it's about a serial mass murderer who goes on a 'genocidal crusade' against innocent civilians because he hates the world—you know, every goth middle schooler's dream! But now the game's getting attention not for its hyper violence, but for getting banned off of Steam Greenlight.

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  5. Classic Video Games Meet Bowie Lyrics in Fetching Prints

    wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka

    Butcher Billy's Space Oddity Game Program project breathes new design life into David Bowie's hit Space Oddity, which, being an pop music plebe I admit that I am familiar with for the same reason I'm familiar with any experimental rock: I am a huge The Venture Bros. fan. I did know all but one of the video game references Billy makes, though?

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  6. Watch Today’s Youth Understand Our Pain as They Get Mercilessly Wrecked by NES Mega Man

    No one even taught them the pause trick? Harsh.

    Depending on your age, you may remember a time when video games were hard. I'm talking controller throwing, unapologetically emotionally damaging, brutally hard. To heal those wounds in a totally healthy, schadenfreude-driven way, watch kids of today play the original Mega Man and get equipped with nothing but lasting psychological torment.

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  7. Awesome Lady Pianist Hears Nintendo Themes Once, Instantly Makes Her Own Arrangements

    How???????????????

    Sonya Belousova of Geek & Sundry's Player Piano (who you may remember from her incredible take on the Akira theme) might just be an Inhuman. Here she is, hearing snippets of classic Nintendo themes for the first time and then instantly creating her own arrangements on the piano. Can this even happen? Someone call Professor X.

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  8. Aisha Tyler Speaks Out About Harassment and Women in Gaming

    Press start to kick ass.

    While the main focus of Monday night's Paley Center panel was discussing the ways in which women in STEM fields could be better represented on television, that didn't mean the video gaming industry didn't also come up in conversation as well. As a gamer herself and frequent host of Ubisoft's E3 press conference, actor and comedian Aisha Tyler had a lot to say on how women fit into the community, both as players and as characters.

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  9. Pick Up Artist Simulator Web Game Is Surprisingly the Greatest Thing

    You'll believe a man can fail. Hard.

    A game that promises to teach you how to use pick up artist tricks on women sounds pretty awful, I know. But don't worry. The real message of the game is how slimy and transparent these dumb tactics are and that some of them might get you f***ing maced—and you'd deserve it.

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  10. Dying Light‘s Oculus Rift Support Is a Perfect Fit for the Game and VR

    Techland's (Dead Island, Call of JuarezDying Light is an open world zombie game all about freedom in moving around the environment to escape your imminent doom at the bloody hands of the infected. If that kind of huge, open world ready for exploration seems like a perfect fit for the Oculus Rift, that's probably because it is.

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