This Mad Max Game Doesn't Look Half Bad

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Mad Max looks to have a heavy focus on rhythmic melee (think Batman and Shadow of Mordor) and vehicular combat with an open world and plenty to explore.  The game takes your character through the Wasteland while trying to rebuild your perfect car, kicking ass along the way.  

Mad Max comes out September 1, 2015 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations!

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Adventure time has many mysteries to solve.
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Viscious Cycle has announced a new game based on the popular animated series 'Adventure Time.' The game is described as "an action-oriented twist on the graphic adventure genre..." And it will be focus on Finn and Jake solving mathematical mysteries in the land of Ooo. 

Lets just hope Viscious Cycle does justice to 'Adventure Time,' because the last game was just snoozeville. 

500 Bucks for an Indoor Golf Simulator?

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but does it help you get better?
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Via Engadget:

If you can't golf, you're going to suck at OptiShot's sim. That's because you take full-blooded hacks at a ball with a real driver, iron or putter, and not a gamepad or mouse as with, say, EA's PGA Tour series. The swinging mat has two strips of 16 infrared sensors that detect when your club zips through the ball before, during and after contact. It measures your clubhead speed to within plus or minus 2 MPH, and the face angle and swing path to within 1.5 and 1.9 degrees, respectively. The sim then figures out the distance your ball would travel in real life and whether it'd hook, slice or go straight.

Xbox One Will Get to Play Star Wars Battlefront First

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get ready for the battlefront
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Via Eurogamer: 

Xbox One owners will be able to play Star Wars Battlefront first, Microsoft has said.

While not unexpected - most EA releases launch five days earlier on Xbox One for members of the EA Access program - it is the first time we have had confirmation that Battlefront will be included.

Play Pac-Man on Google Maps!

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hooray for pacman
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Just find your way over to Google Maps and press that big ol' Pac-Man button at the bottom of the screen. 



It's nice to see Google keeping up their tradition of fun and goofy April Fool's day nonsense, and not doing something truly horrible like releasing SkyNet upon the world. 

Kids in Northern Ireland are Living the Dream; Minecraft is Free in Every School

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Specifically, secondary schools across Northern Ireland are being given copies of MinecraftEdu, a version of the game designed to be educational.  This initiative is expected to bring Minecraft to 50,000 kids, and will be used to teach everything from art to history and computer coding:

Last week we worked with Artichoke and The Space to recreate, in Minecraft, a version of Burning Man artist David Best’s ‘Temple’ in Minecraft.

The real world Temple was a 70ft structure in the city that was ceremonially burnt. When we took it into the schools we were able to give young people a chance to create their own versions of the Temple, working alongside the artist. We’ve seen Minecraft being used to teach everything from coding to physics but I think that there’s a real opportunity to develop more of these kind of creative projects too.

Check Out This Guy's Infinitely Awesome Home Arcade

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Former Valve programmer and obvious gaming enthusiast Gary McTaggart has one of the coolest home arcades I've ever seen.  Named after his one eyed cat, Willy's Arcade houses dozens of classic arcade cabs and pinball machines.  But to really make this space special, Gary's also got a ton of gorgeous nerdy art on the walls and a custom diner complete with a jukebox.  This guy is living the dream!