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Steam's Winter Sale is on, and so are the first-ever Steam Awards
— 4:51 PM on December 22, 2016

It's that time of year again—time for the annual Steam Winter Sale. This deals-fest puts countless games on deep discount, including many of this year's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Phoronix compares 31 graphics cards' OpenGL chops in Linux
— 2:36 PM on December 22, 2016

Michael Larabel over at Phoronix keeps plugging away at testing the performance of PC hardware under Linux, and he's presented the open-source community with quite...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Linux-Unix

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Civilization VI's winter update helps the computer think better
— 10:00 AM on December 22, 2016

The Winter update for Civilization VI is now live, bringing new features alongside a variety of smaller fixes that promise to improve the gameplay...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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PocketStrafe phone app lets you run around in VR
— 3:23 PM on December 21, 2016

If you haven't used VR, you could be forgiven for wondering why people invest so much time and money in technologies like 360-degree treadmills...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming Software

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Report: TPCast wireless kit for Vive headset shows promise
— 9:00 AM on December 21, 2016

The magic of VR is its ability to transport us to new worlds and make us feel like we're really there. Any hitches to the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Crytek will close the majority of its studios
— 1:39 PM on December 20, 2016

Crytek's been having a rough time of it lately. While the company's free-to-play shooter Warface has been a success in Eastern Europe and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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Gigabyte GTX 1080 Rock Edition goes back to the basics
— 12:00 PM on December 20, 2016

Graphics card manufacturers might be sensing a developing retro craze in video cards. About a month ago, we reported on an Asus GeForce GTX...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Report: Nintendo Switch CPU and GPU clocks leak
— 12:29 PM on December 19, 2016

Nintendo first showed its upcoming Switch console back in October, but provided little technical information beyond confirming the rumors that the machine would carry...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Computer Base tests DX12's mettle in The Division
— 10:47 AM on December 19, 2016

Microsoft's DirectX 12 API gets more popular every day. The latest AAA title to add support for Redmond's low-level graphics API is Ubisoft's The Division....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Report: Microsoft details specs for upcoming VR headsets
— 9:28 AM on December 19, 2016

It's no secret that Microsoft has ambitions to lower the barrier to entry for PC VR experiences through reduced PC hardware requirements and

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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MSI jumps into the display market with its G27C curved monitor
— 11:39 AM on December 16, 2016

MSI has taken the short jump from selling laptops and all-in-one machines to selling stand-alone monitors. The company's Optix G27C is a 27" 1920x1080...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Beyerdynamic teases Custom Game and MMX300 headsets for CES
— 10:30 AM on December 16, 2016

Beyerdynamic, the high-end headphone maker hailing from Heilbronn, Germany, has allowed a sneak peek at a pair of new gaming-focused headsets in advance of a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Unity engine adds Vulkan support for a big performance boost
— 11:22 AM on December 15, 2016

The latest beta of the Unity game engine is now available. Version 5.6 packs some interesting goodies: support for the Vulkan API and Google...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Asus ROG XG Station 2 is ready to spread its wings
— 9:52 AM on December 15, 2016

Asus has been toying with the concept of external boxes for desktop graphics cards for laptops for a long time. The company has been...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus sounds off with its Xonar U7 MkII external sound card
— 1:30 PM on December 14, 2016

The folks at the Asus labs had a sound idea. The company revised its Xonar U7 7.1 USB sound card and labeled it the

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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GeForce 376.33 drivers offer extra security to gamers
— 12:41 PM on December 14, 2016

Nvidia's driver team has a fresh new release, but it doesn't include the usual grab-bag of optimizations and features. Instead, the GeForce 376.33 drivers...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Oculus splits into PC and mobile VR groups
— 9:12 AM on December 14, 2016

Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe has been with the company since its inception, having launched its original Kickstarter project alongside co-founder Palmer Luckey back in 2012....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Windows Store will bundle video drivers with games
— 9:00 AM on December 13, 2016

The Windows 10 Creators Update is set to release next spring, and it's poised to bring all sorts of enhancements to Windows 10, from stuff...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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