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1. Dark Souls 2 Review

DARK SOULS 2'S BRILLIANCE IS WORTH THE EXHAUSTION

But you know what? I did survive, and damn it, I'm proud of that. The Souls games have rarely been about fun, but Dark Souls 2's smart tweaks and concessions brought out positive emotions even amidst the pain and exhaustion. It's still a stressful experience, but it's easier than ever to recognize the brilliance in those moments of triumph that make it more than worth the struggle.

9 out of 10

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2. HVGN Dr. Mario and Tetris

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3. Witcher 3 Delay does not Affect Cyberpunk 2077

The delay of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC will not materially affect development on CD Projekt Red's other major role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077, CEO of the Polish studio Marcin Iwinski has said.

"Cyberpunk 2077 is developed by a separate team within CD Projekt Red, so the development of Cyberpunk 2077 is not really affected," Iwinski told GameSpot today. Cyberpunk 2077 is also coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC

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4. The Game of Life: Continue?

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5. Flappy Bird Creator May Bring Game Back

After remaining relatively quiet, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen interviewed with Rolling Stone to discuss his success, new projects, and the possibility of bringing his hit game back.

When asked if Flappy Bird will ever make a return, Nguyen said, "I'm considering it." He added he's not currently working on a re-release, but if he ever does, it will come with a clear precaution: "Please take a break."

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6. Hearthstone Card Game Released

Blizzard has launched Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for PC.

The free-to-play collectible card game was in various beta stages for many months, but is now available in an officially released capacity for PC (and Mac; a mobile version is due for iOS and Android platforms sometime down the line). The developer made significant changes to the game before officially announcing the launch, tweaking a couple of cards, reworking how Ranked Play is structured, launching golden heroes and a new card back, adding a reconnect feature and region switching, and fixing a host of bugs. We have more details on the changes here.

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7. Maplin UK lowers Xbox One Price to same as PS4

Maplin UK has become the latest retailer to further cut the price of Xbox One consoles in the UK, marking the first time Microsoft's new box has been available for the same amount of money as a PS4.

The retail listing prices the console at £349.99, which is how much the PS4 has been retailing at since releasing in the UK on November 29 last year. It's worth noting this is not an official price cut by Microsoft, but rather an endeavor undertaken by Maplin.

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8. Next WOW Expansion comes out This Year

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor will be available on or before December 20, 2014.

WoW Insider reveals a line in the pre-orders for the upcoming expansion makes it clear that we should definitely expect a release sometime in 2014.

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9. Zelda Dungeon Theme Acapella

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10. Titanfall Review

TITANFALL HAS ALL THE MAKINGS OF THE NEXT BIG THING

Titanfall is the rare game that feels like it came out on top of the few compromises Respawn has had to make. Sliding the spectacle and holy shit moments of an epic campaign among bold, fast multiplayer that steals unlikely elements, Respawn has made them shine like they belonged there all along. Titanfall may not mark the same kind of sea change that Modern Warfare started but the pieces are all there in a game that delivers on its potential as the next big thing.

9 out of 10

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11. Red Potion Recipe

Ingredients:
8 oz Cran-Apple juice
1.5 oz Kraken Black Spiced Rum
0.5 oz blanco tequila

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass/bottle on ice. Eddie recommends starting with the tequila first, so that the smell doesn’t overpower the drink.

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