‘Run an Empire’ turns exercise into an AR strategy game

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‘Run an Empire’ turns exercise into an AR strategy game

The premise of Run an Empire is something familiar to fans of Civilization: take your society out of the mud and into the stars. But rather than leading your tribe from the comfort of your computer desk, you'll need to don a pair of sneakers and run (jog, or walk) to victory. The location-based game is designed to get you out and about, with users encouraged to conquer ground by running around it.

Google's Project Stream makes 'Assassin's Creed' playable in Chrome

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Google's Project Stream makes 'Assassin's Creed' playable in Chrome

Project Stream promises to deliver the holy grail to video game fans around the globe -- the ability to play the latest AAA games on any laptop or PC via a stable, no-lag streaming service. Google is preparing to publicly test Project Stream with a "limited number of participants" on October 5th, letting them play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for free in the Chrome browser. That's the latest game in the Assassin's Creed series, and it's a massive open-world adventure packed with 4K-capable graphics.

Red Dead Redemption 2’s latest trailer teases first-person mode

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Red Dead Redemption 2’s latest trailer teases first-person mode

The second Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer is here, and it gives us an even closer look at the gameplay for the highly anticipated video game. It shows off the different types of missions and activities available, from bank heists to train robberies to open world exploration. The number of activities you can engage in seems to be limitless, and it's all against the backdrop of a stunning environment.

LG unveils one of the cheapest 4K HDR monitors yet

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LG unveils one of the cheapest 4K HDR monitors yet

The price of gaming-oriented HDR monitors continues to drop, judging by a new model from LG. The 32UK550-B has 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution, supports HDR10, covers 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color range and supports AMD's FreeSync tech at up to 60 Hz. It also supports over a billion colors and is factory calibrated, all for less than $500. The monitor is only available in Japan for now, but is likely to come to North America and Europe as well. .

Meet 'Minecraft: Dungeons,' an adventure game with online co-op

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Meet 'Minecraft: Dungeons,' an adventure game with online co-op

Minecraft: Dungeons is a brand-new game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers like Wizardry and Ultima Underworld, and it turns the series' traditional formula on its head. Instead of providing a vast, open canvas where players can let their imaginations run wild, Dungeons is an adventure game filled with discrete quests, characters, items and enemies. It still looks like classic Minecraft fare, complete with cube-headed characters and 3D swords with jagged, pixelated blades.

Disney shuts down kid-friendly Club Penguin Island to cut costs

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Disney shuts down kid-friendly Club Penguin Island to cut costs

Last year, Disney's kid-friendly online game Club Penguin shut down and the company relaunched it as a mobile app called Club Penguin Island. But now, Kotaku reports, Club Penguin Island is going away as well. Employees at the Kelowna, British Columbia studio behind the game received a notice this week that Club Penguin Island was being shut down and that they were being let go. "For several years now, we have been experiencing increasing global competition," Disney said in a letter to staff. "We have explored many options to improve efficiency and reduce costs. These measures have succeeded to some extent. However, in order to reduce costs further and become more competitive, we find that we must reduce our workforce."