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Playing games used to be simple: Why better hardware is not always a good thing

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>With all the talk about day one patches, firmware updates, and hard disc install sizes, sometimes you start to wonder what happened to the simplicity of …

Watch Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's launch trailer two weeks early

Normally the "launch trailer," is something that launches on the launch date, which in the case of <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i>, is Nov. 4, or Election Day in the United States. Activision apparently decided to roll its own early get-out-the-vote campaign, offering up this 90 second look …

Five Enemies That Refuse To Leave You Alone

With Alien: Isolation on our minds, a game where a xenomorph chases you throughout the entire experience, we recall other games with persistent …

Activision Argues Ex-Dictator's Call of Duty Lawsuit Threatens Creative Freedom

Says it's an "outrageous offense to the First Amendment."<p>Activision lawyer Rudy Giuliani is calling former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega's lawsuit …

Watch Dogs for $20, Assassin's Creed IV for $18, and More in GameFly Sale

Game rental service GameFly is currently holding an under $20 October sale that includes some great deals, especially on Xbox One games, assuming you don't mind buying used copies.<p>Some highlights for Xbox One games include Watch Dogs for $20, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag for $15, and Plants vs. …