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'Halo 2' shows revamped cinematics in new trailer

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You’ve never seen Master Chief look this good before.

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Classic LucasArts games are available again for the first time in years

For many, Lucasfilm is synonymous with Star Wars. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be, either—Star Wars is huge.

But if you were playing video games at any point during the late ’80s throughout the ’90s, chances are you have a very different association to the studio bearing George Lucas’ name. Started in 1982 by the man himself, Lucasfilm Games (later LucasArts) would become a beloved games studio that didn’t just make great Star Wars games (like the classic Star Wars: TIE Fighter), but quirky and frequently hilarious adventure games like Day of the Tentacle and the Monkey Island series. But since many of these were computer games for a niche audience, they disappeared after their initial runs—and if you still have a copy of, say, Sam & Max Hit the Road, getting it to run on a modern machine could prove quite difficult. But not anymore.

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Watch EW staffers play 'Sunset Overdrive' live on Twitch

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One of the biggest Xbox One games of the fall, Sunset Overdrive, released today, bringing with it all the mayhem and attitude of the “awesomepocalypse.”

Set in the most colorful apocalypse ever devised, Sunset asks players to fight against the hordes of energy drink-fueled monsters terrorizing Sunset City as they try to survive. Watch us play Insomniac Games’ latest title live at 3:30 p.m. ET to see a portion of the game after the tutorials are out of the way.

Watch live here or tune into EW‘s Twitch channel for the stream, which will be archived for later.

The 5 most interesting facts about 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U'

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Nintendo revealed over 50 facts about the latest version of its fighting franchise, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. While many of these bits of information are rather small, a few reveal just what will make the game worthy of a purchase after the recently released Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

Here are the five most exciting revelations:

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Watch the trailer for Ridley Scott's 'Halo: Nightfall'

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While Halo fans may never get a feature-length film, Microsoft is hoping to release the next best thinga Ridley Scott-produced digital series, Halo Nightfall.

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Despite occasional brilliance, 'Evil Within' falls short of its horror game predecessors

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My play sessions with The Evil Within unintentionally developed into a nightly pattern. I’d start up the game and play through two or three chapters, only to find myself facing an annoying enemy. That annoyance would give way to outright anger—halting my progress until the next evening, when I would make quick work of the foe that had bested me the night before. The cycle would repeat in waves, infrequent highs that kept being dashed by too frequent lows.

There’s a great game within The Evil Within, but a series of questionable choices and bizarre narrative elements hold it back from being that game.

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Read the 436-page 'Super Mario World' script from 'Chronicle' writer Max Landis

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If the one thought you had while playing Super Mario was that the game could really use some Game of Thrones-level of character development and story detail, Chronicle scribe Max Landis has you covered.

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BBC to release 'Doctor Who' game to teach children programming

While he won’t be going by The Teacher anytime soon, Doctor Who‘s 12th Doctor will now be helping children to learn how to code.

On Monday, the BBC announced a new game based on world of Doctor Who titled The Doctor and the Dalek. The game will be written by one of the show’s writers, Phil Ford, and it will tell the story of the Doctor as he teams up with one of his mortal enemies, a Dalek, to save all of creation.

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GamerGate is happening because we let it happen

Maybe you’ve heard of GamerGate.

Countless stories have been written about the controversy over the past two months—yes, it started that long ago—in outlets ranging from game-centric titles to our biggest national publications. GamerGate has gone mainstream in a big way, but it remains elusive and difficult to understand. If you’re someone who would like to know just what GamerGate entails, check out this exhaustive piece by Deadspin writer Kyle Wagner. It’s long, but it’s also evenhanded and nuanced. Anyone who tries to break the whole mess down in a bite-sized YouTube video or nifty imgur link is probably trying to mislead you.

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The 'I Am Bread' video game is exactly what you think it is

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One of the best things about video games is how they allow you to experience things from truly unique perspectives—playing characters that come from an entirely different racial, religious, or socioeconomic background as yourself, allowing for deep insight and empathy when done right.

Now, you can also play as a slice of bread.

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