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  1. Review: Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Shows Us True Horror—and It’s 20 Years Old

    This Claire sandwich needs more kick.

    Revelations is supposed to bridge the two phases in Resident Evil’s history: the “classic” survival-horror style, with long mansion hallways and tricky puzzles, and the newer breed, where zombies move fast and bioengineered monsters grow gigantic pus sacs from every orifice. But all Resident Evil: Revelations 2 does is make me wish we could turn back the clock 20 years—that the good old days are still possible to relive. They’re not.

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  2. Xbox Technology Is Helping Kids With Muscular Dystrophy Qualify for Clinical Trials

    Some cool new research in progress at Nationwide Children's Hospital may mean more clinical research trials to benefit those with Muscular Dystrophy, and we have Xbox technology (and some awesome researchers) to thank for it!

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  3. Review: Episode 2 of Telltale’s Game of Thrones is Trying to Kill Me

    Seven hells!

    We positively reviewed Episode 1 of 6: Iron From Ice of Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones video game series, did Episode Two: The Lost Lords live up to our high standards?

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  4. “Think Before You Comment” Is Our New Favorite Song

    The internet should have to listen to this every morning.

    Here at The Mary Sue, we're blessed with one of the best readerships and comment sections on teh intarwebs. Just about anywhere else, though, people are not quite so lucky, and comment sections can turn into a revolting, nauseating look at the worst of the human psyche. We would like to introduce those people to "Think Before You Comment."

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  5. Minority Report Is Coming True, Microsoft Wants Stores to use Kinect to Recognize Shoppers

    "My my. This is the third time you've been to GameStop this wee—" SHUTTUP.

    Minority Report is coming true because of Kinect! ...Is not just a headline from when the Kinect originally debuted wacky hand-waving controls back in 2010, but is a real thing that's happening again as Microsoft encourages retail stores to electronically recognize customers using the gaming peripheral which most gamers don't really want.

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  6. Xbox Live and PlayStation Network Attacks, Outages Continue to Ruin Christmas

    Meanwhile, my Nintendo 64 works just fine. Just saying.

    Christmas is canceled. Well, if you got an Xbox or PlayStation console, it might feel that way. Both systems' online gaming networks are still experiencing trouble today after they were downed yesterday by "hackers."

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  7. Review: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Raids Barren Old Tombs

    It’s good to see Lara Croft raiding classic tombs again. After last year’s Tomb Raider reboot focused so heavily on combating islanders, I longed for another adventure where she’d rattle off facts about mythological gods and beasts, get a witty jab in at her archaeological rivals, and execute a perfect somersault—all before finishing her sentence. In Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, she does it without breaking a sweat. As it should be.

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  8. Telltale’s Game of Thrones is Exactly What the Maester Ordered

    See what I did there??

    I've played Episode 1 of 6: Iron From Ice of Telltale Games' Game of Thrones title and I'm here to tell you all about it. Except without spoilers!

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  9. The Mary Sue’s Holiday Gift Guide, Part 3: Games & Tech!

    No matter what one-liners may have you believe, playtime is never over. So, we've got a great selection of games and electronics gift ideas for Part 3 of this year's holiday gift guide!

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  10. The Mary Sue’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection Giveaway!

    We'll help you be the master, chief.

    There's no place for some good old-fashioned shoot-everything-that-moves-until-it-no-longer-moves gameplay like Halo, so we've got your back! No, really. We have a backpack full of Halo gear for you to win including a copy of Master Chief Collection for Xbox One. Let's finish this fight!

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  11. Sunset Overdrive Is Free Tomorrow for Xbox Live Gold Members to Celebrate Xbox One’s Birthday

    Isn't it traditional to receive gifts on one's—you know what? Nevermind.

    The Xbox One got you a gift to celebrate its first birthday! Shh, it's young and doesn't know how birthdays work. Nobody correct it, and maybe we can get gifts like this every year.

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  12. We Played Sunset Overdrive and More at Its Star-Studded Launch Party, and It Was FUN

    It was like some kind of... awesomepocalypse.

    While I can't speak for how Sunset Overdrive is as a full game, I did get to play it a bit last night along with a bunch of famous people I have no business being in the same room with, and it was a blast. I also played a bit of Assassin's Creed Unity, and I'll do my best to tell you about that, too—despite how awful I am at it. Hey, you try focusing on gaming with Michelle Hurst AKA Miss Claudette watching.

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  13. The Mary Sue Review: The Video Game That Makes You the Star of a Horror Film, Alien: Isolation

    Final report of geek journalist, Jill Pantozzi.

    Don't breathe. Don't move. Don't even think. Survive. If you can.

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  14. Will Hollywood Follow GOG.com Into DRM-Free Movie Downloads?

    Thus leaving us agog.

    Music services like iTunes brought digital distribution into the spotlight long ago, but in the years since, concern over the ease of copying files have led to Digital Rights Management (DRM) issues and a slew of different solutions. Launched back in 2008 under the name Good Old Games, GOG.com has made a name for itself in DRM-free video games, and they just launched an initiative to bring the same freedom to movies and TV. But will Hollywood go along for the ride?

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  15. News and Video Replay From Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 Xbox Press Conference

    The press conference is Xbox Done.

    Microsoft held their Gamescom press conference at the unholy early hour of 8AM ET, but we'll forgive them, since Gamescom is in Germany. If you missed it, you can catch the full replay with tons of gameplay footage and post-show coverage, or you can take a look at the highlights below.

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  16. Sorry, PS4 Owners: The Tomb Raider Sequel Is an Xbox One Exclusive. Update: For Now

    You'll just have to dry your eyes on The Last of Us Remastered.

    Microsoft is doing everything it can to regain the momentum that put the Xbox 360 in the lead last generation (albeit just barely) and announced today that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be coming exclusively to Xbox One. We'll have to wait until the game's holiday 2015 release window to see if it works, but Microsoft just may have a system-seller on its hands.

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  17. Microsoft Already Abandoning Most of Its Xbox TV Content, Closing Xbox Entertainment Studios

    We are not will not be entertained.

    You're safe for now, Netflix! Actually, since Microsoft is abandoning their Xbox TV content arm that only just got started last month, you've probably been safe the whole time. I can't imagine it's gone incredibly well for them given this information. Unfortunately, this comes as part of Microsoft's massive layoff of 18,000 jobs over the next year.

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  18. Watch the Xbox E3 2014 Press Conference Live Right Here at 12PM ET

    Drink every time they say, "Halo."

    2014's Electronics Entertainment Expo kicks off right here today with Microsoft's Xbox press conference streaming live at 12:30PM ET (pre-show starts at 12PM). Get ready for the biggest news in gaming this week as all the biggest names show off what we'll be playing in the coming year. What will we see from Xbox? Only one way to find out.

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  19. Xbox One Dev Kits Now Have More Graphics Power, Yes, It’s From Dropping Mandatory Kinect

    Achievement unlocked: 1080p.

    "No, your console doesn't have more graphical power. Mine just has a lot of untapped potential. You'll see," the argument that is as old as gaming goes. Well, in the case of the Xbox One, it's actually kind of true. Now that Kinect is no longer mandatory, developers have some extra graphical power to work with that was previously sealed off.

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  20. Is the Halo 5: Guardians Announcement a Delay or Just an Announcement?

    If your response is, "Who cares, man? HALO 5!" I won't judge.

    Last year at E3, Microsoft announced that, in 2014, the "journey with Halo on Xbox One begins." Today, Halo 5: Guardians was announced for Xbox One for... fall of 2015. Some fans and journalists see this as a delay, but with rumors of other Halo plans this year, was this always the plan?

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