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This one's for all of the would-be environment artists and tech heads out there as Ubisoft lays out some of the advances in their engine that will make the open world of "Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag" feel more realistic.

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Some questions: do you like Metroid? Do you like Castlevaina? Basically, do you like Metroidvania-type games? Also Dark Souls and Vanquish also? Well, then you might be interested in Blood Alloy.

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Nintendo has revealed the latest challenger to be confirmed for the next Super Smash Bros, coming to both the Wii U and 3DS. And it's Mario's gal pal, Princess Peach herself.

Though, as she often does every once in a while, she's doing away with the whole damsel in distress shtick in this instance, to show that she can take care of herself when need be it.

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Today, Sega released the first full-body motion controlled dance game for iOS. Appropriately titled "Go Dance," this $1.99 app has everything you need to get the party started anywhere.
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For some time now, iPhone users have had Siri to help use their mobile device with just voice commands (though the end result is often mixed at best).

And Microsoft, looking to do whatever they can to help make their Windows Phone platform competitive with Apple's iOS, wants a personal, virtual assistant of their own.

But instead of creating one from the ground up, they're borrowing one from a friend of their's: Master Chief. Somewhat.

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Wondering how the recently-announced PlayStation Vita lost some of the heft of the launch version of the Sony handheld? Well, it has to do with reverting from the brighter OLED screen to an LCD screen.

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For those who haven't heard, new Harry Potter movies are on the way, or at least a spinoff film series. The first in the series will be Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based upon the text book that all Hogwarts first years have to acquire.

And will there be a video game based upon it? You bet there will.

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They just keep riding and crashing, riding and crashing in this new iOS game from Rebellion.

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Metro: Last Light Developer Pack

Man, the feel good hit of the summer has been 4A Games' "Metro: Last Light," hasn't it? What's cheerier or more lighthearted than a group of scrappy Ukrainians, beset upon by harsh winter and hobbled by government corruption, releasing a tense, oppressive game set in an nightmarish, radiation-blighted hellscape, and then porting it to Mac and Linux? That's like a tall glass of lemonade.

And, man, nothing says sunshine and puppy dog tails like giant, mutated, carnivorous spiders, which exactly what we can expect to find in the "Metro: Last Light Developer Pack" DLC.

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Time for a brief history lesson: the game that would end up being Final Fantasy Type-0 for the PSP was originally supposed to be something called Final Fantasy Agito XIII.

It was conceived as a spin off of FF13, and a follow up of sorts to Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII, which itself was a spin off of FF7 for mobile phones.

Eventually the game changed its name and platform, but just the other day, Square Enix decided to resurrect the Agito name. For what's basically a retelling of Type-0, and for the originally intended platform, iOS and Android.

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