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Onyxia's Lair Returns for World of Warcraft's Five-Year Anniversary

"According to Blizzard's Under Development page, the developer is working on revamping the classic dungeon for level 80 raiders. To balance the raid for 10-man and Heroic 25-man groups, Onyxia's loot table will be modernized with upgraded versions of the Tier 2 gear she originally dropped." Read more here.

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Quake Live Updated to Support Linux and Mac Users

"During the QuakeCon 2009 press conference, id President Todd Hollenshead announced what many non-Windows computer users had been asking about for months. Quake Live, id software's browser based shooter, would be adding support for Linux and Macintosh operating system users." Read more here.

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Champions Online Official Site

"Champions Online has gone gold, baby! The press release has hit the streets today, and Open Beta is set to begin on Monday, August 17! Champions Online will be available for purchase on September 1st, 2009" Read more here.

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Rage Preview for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

"After two years, two trailers, and even some confusion about the game's genre, id finally pulls back the curtain on its multi-platform post-apocalyptic shooter, Rage, and shows a live demo to both press and the public at QuakeCon 2009." Read more here.

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Hive Rise: Free-to-play RTS now open to public

"Billed as an RTS:MMOG (Real Time Strategy Massively Multiplayer Online Game. Phew!) Hive Rise plays like a fast-paced Command & Conquer with maps supporting up to 1000 human players" Read more here.

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Full Guitar Hero 5 Tracklist Revealed

"Activision showed off the full setlist for Guitar Hero 5 today. The Guitar Hero World Tour sequel is set to include a total of 85 songs when it arrives this fall, ranging from Grand Funk Railroad's classic "We're An American Band" to tracks from more modern acts like Eagles of Death Metal and TV on the Radio." Read more here.

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Firefly Studios Announces Stronghold MMO

"The latest Stronghold title has been revealed, with Firefly calling it the first-ever "castle-based massively multiplayer" game -- a chance for players to get a taste of medieval life, whether they play as a peasant or a king." Read more here.

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Review: inFamous Jolts With Antihero Action

"Yes, inFamous suffers from a host of little problems, but all those minor missteps get smoothed over by the fact that you never want to stop playing the game. The makers of inFamous obeyed the cardinal rule of good game design: They kept everything fun." Read more here.

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All That Gore Gets in the Way of Gameplay

"In a paper in January’s Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, a group of researchers found that violence might be the least compelling part of our favorite videogames. In fact, sometimes it gets in the way of the fun." Read more here.

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Survey: More people play video games than go to movies

"Almost 64 percent of Americans have played a video game in the past six months versus only 53 percent who have gone out to see a movie, according to a report from market research firm NPD Group." Read more here.

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