Civilization is heading to the classroom with new educational edition

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Civilization is heading to the classroom with new educational edition

It almost makes you want to go back to high school

2K and GlassLab Games are partnering for CivilizationEdu, a version of the popular turn-based strategy games made directly for the high school classroom. Sid Maier, creator of the Civilization franchise, announced the news at this year's Games for Change festival during a conversation about his work on the franchise.

A member of GlassLab joined Maier on stage to discuss the upcoming learning-based game, which will be meant for high school students and remains undated. The studio was founded in 2012 with the mission of combining video games with learning experiences.

Civilization is heading to the classroom with new educational edition (update)

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Civilization is heading to the classroom with new educational edition (update)

It almost makes you want to go back to high school

2K and GlassLab Games are partnering for CivilizationEdu, a version of the popular turn-based strategy games made directly for the high school classroom. Sid Maier, creator of the Civilization franchise, announced the news at this year's Games for Change festival during a conversation about his work on the franchise.

A member of GlassLab joined Maier on stage to discuss the upcoming learning-based game, which will be meant for high school students and remains undated. The studio was founded in 2012 with the mission of combining video games with learning experiences.

Devil's Third gets a price cut before online service shuts down for good

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Devil's Third gets a price cut before online service shuts down for good

Paradise most certainly lost

Nintendo will discontinue network connectivity features for Devil's Third, Valhalla Studios' Wii U exclusive according to a notice on its customer support site. Ahead of disconnecting the game's online service on Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. PT, the company will sell the digital version at half price on the eShop; Devil's Third now costs $29.99.

Downloadable content will no longer be sold beginning June 27 at 9 a.m. PT. The Golden Egg add-ons were priced between $3.99 and $19.99 and could be traded for various weapon enhancements and cosmetic items.

Fallout: New Vegas, Joe Danger and more now backward-compatible on Xbox One

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Fallout: New Vegas, Joe Danger and more now backward-compatible on Xbox One

What happened on Xbox 360 ... is now playable on Xbox One

Obsidian Entertainment's Fallout: New Vegas is one of eight Xbox 360 games that are now playable on Xbox One via backward compatibility, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced today on Twitter.

The 2010 open-world role-playing game joins its earlier cousin, Bethesda Game Studios' Fallout 3, which was released in 2008 and was backward-compatible on Xbox One when Microsoft launched that feature last November.

Manifold Garden takes Inception's twisting architecture and turns them into a puzzle

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Manifold Garden takes Inception's twisting architecture and turns them into a puzzle

Play with gravity in an infinite world

William Chyr wants to know if I've seen the movie Inception.

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller from 2010 isn't the first thing I think of when I look at Manifold Garden, Chyr's gravity-centric puzzler that is equal parts beautiful and dizzying. It has obvious touches of M.C. Escher's work; there's something undeniably artistic about its colors and architectural displays. Chyr is quick to explain where Leonardo DiCaprio fits — remember that scene where he and Ellen Page take a stroll through the city streets in a dream? The world folds in two, creating a perfect mirror on top of itself, and DiCaprio and Page casually walk up this new wall as though nothing is out of the ordinary.

Rez Infinite has a release date

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Rez Infinite has a release date

Trance vibrator not included

Developer Enhance Games has confirmed that Rez Infinite, the upcoming HD and VR remake of the musical rail shooter Rez, will be released Oct. 13, 2016 alongside PlayStation VR.

Tetsuya Mizuguchi, producer of the original Rez, is the head of development on Rez Infinite. He has made use of experimental hardware in his past games as well. Mizuguchi's previous title Child of Eden was one of the first games to support Microsoft's Kinect. The original Rez also had a version exclusive to Japan that included an infamous "trance vibrator" peripheral that pulsed along with the game's music.

Amazing Katamari Damacy trademark filed in Japan

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Amazing Katamari Damacy trademark filed in Japan

It's already amazing and it's not even out

Bandai Namco recently filed a trademark in Japan for Amazing Katamari Damacy, marking the third time that title has been registered in a major region.

Amazing Katamari Damacy was registered for trademarks in both Europe and the U.S. back in April. Around the same time, a trademark was also filed in Japan for What a Wonderful Katamari. It was speculated this would be the Japanese title of Amazing Katamari, but this new trademark makes that theory more ambiguous.

Steam's summer sale packs a picnic basket with big deals — and new badges too

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Steam's summer sale packs a picnic basket with big deals — and new badges too

Here's some of the best deals, plus how to collect this season's special trading cards

Steam's annual summer sale kicked off at 1 p.m. ET today, June 23, with hundreds of discounts offered until July 4. This season's big deals also come with a new set of trading cards for users to collect and display in users' public profiles, all tied into the summer picnic theme.

An FAQ on the sale page includes a complete guide to grabbing all 10 cards, with methods ranging from buying a game to exploring your discovery queue to, appropriately, trading for them. Here's a quick rundown:

Indie developer issues ultimatum to gray market reseller

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Indie developer issues ultimatum to gray market reseller

G2A has three days to comply

This week consumers have been witness to a nasty public spat between indie developer Tiny Build and gray market game code reseller G2A, and as of today the whole situation teeters on the edge of absurdity.

The entire episode began when Tiny Build discovered $450,000 worth of its own products had been sold through G2A. Later, CEO Alex Nichiporchik was able to purchase his own game codes from resellers on G2A and link them back to credit card fraud perpetrated through Tiny Build’s online store.