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Flappy Bird Will Return In August

A second act for the maddening and beloved mobile game.<p>Flappy Bird, the difficult and hugely addictive mobile game that took the App store —and the world — by storm earlier this year before being removed, will return in August, according to the game's creator. Dong Nguyen, the Vietnamese developer …

Xbox Live to remove Gold requirement for Netflix and Hulu (confirmed)

Microsoft is reportedly planning to remove its Xbox Live Gold paywall for streaming media including Netflix and Hulu, according to multiple sources close to Ars Technica.<p>The console developer may place other services behind the paywall to make up for this change; However, it remains unclear what …

Is there still a market for Unreal Tournament?

Welcome to Friends List!<p>If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an …

Watch 'Bride of Frankentrap' and two other Borderlands shorts right here

Three animated shorts set in the Borderlands universe are now available to watch on Machinima's YouTube channel, publisher 2K Games announced today.<p>Part of a series known as <i>Tales from the HQ</i>, the three short films were produced by students at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in …

If Game of Thrones Were Set In Super Mario World

My favorite Thing On The Internet today is this reimagining of the <i>Game of Thrones</i> intro in <i>Super Mario World</i>, created by YouTuber NicksplosionFX.<p>The …

How to share your Steam gaming library with friends and family

Valve offers thousands of new and old games from hundreds of big name and independent publishers in one convenient place, its Steam digital distribution platform. The company frequently has promotions and sales that offer up hit games for cheaper than anywhere else on the Web. It's because of these …

Now There's A Drone That You Can Control Using Oculus Rift

Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux demoed the new drone, which is very lightweight at 380 grams, and includes a 14-megapixel fish-eye camera that has a 180-degree field of view. The full-HD camera has a three-axis stabilization system, which basically means that the picture doesn't look wobbly or off-center, …

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EA shutting down 50 titles including classic Battlefield, FIFA, Crysis, Need for Speed games (update)

Fifty EA titles across numerous franchises and platforms — including <i>Battlefield 2</i> and <i>Crysis 2</i> for PC — affected by the upcoming termination of GameSpy's hosting services will go offline on June 30, according to the company's official blog.<p>GameSpy Technology, a service that provides multiplayer …

Intel To Release Its First 4GHz Processor

If information uncovered by Chinese website EXPreview is to be believed, Intel's soon-to-be-released replacement for its current Intel Core i7-4770K CPU will be the company’s first that ships with a clock speed of 4GHz.<p>The new CPU is part of a range of refreshed chips due to be launched some time …