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'Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings' review -- Down among the dead men

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The first thing Dead Kings gets right is its title—because it actually has one. Assassin’s Creed Unity is barely a title; an abstract noun hitched to the back of a franchise name (or “brand”), one that has only the slightest of connections to its subject matter. It’s a clumsy slant rhyme in a pop song, something that reads like it came out of a focus group. Dead Kings, then, is a huge improvement. It is evocative and accurate: there are kings in this game, and they are dead.

Don’t get your hopes up, though. There aren’t a whole lot of other ways that Dead Kings improves upon Unity.

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Watch a first look at the 'Game of Thrones' video game's second episode, debuting in February

Things are about to get much colder in Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones video game, as the series’ second episode brings players all the way north in Westeros to The Wall.

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'Resident Evil HD' review: Zombie scares that stand the test of time

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Resident Evil HD proves that the series has endured for as long as it has thanks to its strong roots. The remake of the first game in the Resident Evil series still delivers a number of solid scares and engaging puzzles, standing the test of time even when some of its aspects—like hokey dialogue and frustrating design choices—would have been better off left in the last century.

It’s a shame, then, that this reintroduction to a seminal game gets so much right—but only goes so far toward properly modernizing the game.

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'Lego Movie Videogame' makes everything awesome on iPhones, iPads

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The video game based on the 2014 movie based on the beloved children’s toy is giving iOS owners a reason to yell “Spaceship!” on Thursday, as Warner Bros. has announced The Lego Movie Videogame is arriving on Apple devices.

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'The Elder Scrolls Online' gets a console release date, drops subscription fees

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Despite its promise, The Elder Scrolls Online hasn’t had the best time of it since it launched last April. Almost immediately, players complained of bots and duping bugs that severely hampered gameplay and compromised the in-game economy, sending the game’s developers scrambling to respond. Meanwhile, the game’s Xbox One and PS4 versions were delayed eight months, and the game’s development studio suffered an unspecified number of layoffs last fall. But perhaps the biggest problem facing The Elder Scrolls: Online was its subscription model. Now that we’re long past the heady days of World of Warcraft’s peak and Free-to-Play games have become popular enough to be parodied by South Park, the subscription model has become less and less viable.

So The Elder Scrolls Online is finally going to abandon them.

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Nintendo announces end of Club Nintendo rewards program

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After six years, Nintendo has announced the end of its customer-loyalty program, Club Nintendo.

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'Borderlands' looks good in 'Handsome Collection' for PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel are receiving a facelift, as 2K Games has announced both games will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as part of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.

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Springfield invades 'Minecraft' with new 'Simpsons' content

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Minecraft is about to look a lot more yellow, but don’t have a cow about it, man. READ FULL STORY

The band may play on: Harmonix asks fans what they would want in a new 'Rock Band'

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It might be time to start dusting off those plastic instruments and practicing your falsetto, Rock Band fans.

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Microsoft reduces Xbox One price... again

Microsoft made the smart move to reduce the Xbox One’s price during the 2014 holiday season from $400 to $349, helping to move hundreds of thousands of units, but Microsoft returned the console to its original price on Jan. 3.

But that change is now a short-lived one, as Microsoft is allowing those who missed out on the deal another chance to pick up the console at a reduced price.

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