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Intel: DirectX 12 yields big gains on tablets, other thermally constrained devices
— 12:01 PM on August 13, 2014

We already know that DirectX 12 will reduce CPU utilization in games by cutting API overhead. The performance benefits of this approach on desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Quantum Break gameplay footage makes me want an Xbox One
— 6:00 AM on August 13, 2014

Thanks to my recently upgraded home-theater PC, my Xbox 360 hasn't been turned on in months. It's not even plugged in anymore. I haven't been...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel now free with high-end GeForces
— 10:47 AM on August 12, 2014

I think Nvidia has finally run out of Watch Dogs licenses to give out with GeForce graphics cards—but that's okay, because the company has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Battlefield 4 is free for a week on Origin
— 6:00 AM on August 8, 2014

EA wants you to play Battlefield games. It really wants you to play Battlefield games. After this...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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No Man's Sky to hit PS4 first, PC later
— 6:00 AM on August 4, 2014

Well, here's another game we'll have to wait for. Quoting the next issue of Edge Magazine, IGN reports that No Man's Sky will see...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Toxikk will let you 'frag like it's 1999'
— 5:00 PM on August 1, 2014

I think we're all a little sick of realistic, war-themed multiplayer shooters. Happily, old-school game design seems to be making a comeback. Epic Games is...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: A terabyte SSD for $417, plus memory, graphics, and more
— 10:43 AM on August 1, 2014

There are a few surprises this week, so let's cut to the chase. SSD deals are common, but not on these particular drives. Crucial's M550 1TB...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Logitech gaming mouse combines optical and motion sensors
— 6:00 AM on July 31, 2014

Logitech claims its new gaming mouse is the world's fastest. The G402 Hyperion Fury is designed specifically for first-person shooters, and it's supposed to...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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EA to charge $4.99/month for access to its biggest games
— 3:05 PM on July 29, 2014

Electronic Arts has introduced a new program that will let Xbox One owners buy into a bundle of top franchises with a monthly subscription....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Orange you glad Asus made a mechanical gaming keyboard
— 10:44 AM on July 29, 2014

The latest mechanical keyboard comes from a somewhat unexpected source. Asus has added a gaming-oriented design called the Strix Tactic Pro. Like a lot...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Latest Raptr client expands game recording for AMD and Nvidia GPUs
— 9:47 AM on July 28, 2014

Remember Dennis "Thresh" Fong? The former competitive gamer once ruled the Quake scene and famously won John Carmack's Ferrari in a tournament. These days, he's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Firefly MMO to bring series cast back together
— 6:00 AM on July 28, 2014

I'm not sure I'll ever forgive Fox for canceling Firefly, but this latest news is, at least, some consolation. The Verge reports that the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Report: Google proceeds with $1 billion Twitch.tv buyout
— 6:00 AM on July 25, 2014

Remember those rumors about Google seeking to buy Twitch.tv? Well, the buyout is a done...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Early Unreal Tournament concept art reminds us how far we've come
— 9:37 AM on July 24, 2014

The image below has been making the rounds online as an example of how the recently announced Unreal Tournament sequel looks, and compared to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Steam controller gets an analog stick
— 5:15 PM on July 23, 2014

The Steam controller has gotten a not-so-little design tweak. According to this tweet by the Steam Database folks (who are, I should point out,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Delays strike Battlefield: Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition
— 10:19 AM on July 23, 2014

Battlefield fans will have to make do without a new chapter this year. Hardline, the cops 'n criminals take on the franchise, has been...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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New Humble Bundle includes Thief, Deus Ex, Anachronox, Hitman
— 2:21 PM on July 22, 2014

Still hungry for game discounts after last month's completely insane Steam sale? Well, you're in luck. A new Humble Bundle full of Square Enix...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Nvidia Shield Tablet is packed with ports, possibilities
— 11:17 AM on July 22, 2014

Just under a year since the release of the Shield Portable, Nvidia has announced a second member of the Shield family. As expected, it's the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

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