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Microsoft officially announces $2.5B Minecraft buyout
— 9:09 AM on September 15, 2014

Wow, the rumors were right. Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced that it's agreed to acquire Mojang,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Grand Theft Auto V's PC release pushed to 2015
— 9:07 AM on September 12, 2014

A couple months ago, Rockstar announced that a spruced-up version of Grand Theft Auto V would hit the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Skylake reference designs have wireless charging, WiGig networking
— 6:13 PM on September 10, 2014

During yesterday's IDF keynote, Intel demoed mobile systems with wireless charging and WiGig networking. Scott surmised that those features could be integrated into the...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing Networking

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Bloomberg: Microsoft in talks to buy Minecraft studio for $2B
— 9:16 AM on September 10, 2014

Microsoft is on the verge of making a monster $2-billion bid for Minecraft studio Mojang AB, according to a report by Bloomberg. The news...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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WD's Ae archival drive has ''progressive'' 6.x TB capacity
— 6:00 AM on September 10, 2014

A while back, at the behest of its datacenter customers, WD developed a family of hard drives specifically for "cold" archival storage. The product line...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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HGST's NVM Express SSDs scale up to 3.2TB
— 2:48 PM on September 9, 2014

Hard drives weren't the only products HGST revealed during its enterprise storage event this morning. The firm also uncorked its first PCI Express SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Shingled platters breathe helium inside HGST's 10TB hard drive
— 1:30 PM on September 9, 2014

In a curious bit of scheduling, HGST decided to roll out a bunch of new enterprise storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Batman: Arkham Knight not coming until June 2015
— 9:15 AM on September 9, 2014

When Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive delayed Batman: Arkham Knight until 2015, I kind of hoped they meant early 2015. Like, really early...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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PC gaming deals abound in Humble, GoG sales
— 10:43 PM on September 8, 2014

Seems like no more than a month or two passes without another PC game sale making headlines....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Intel's Xeon E5-2687W v3 processor reviewed
— 3:51 PM on September 8, 2014

If you thought Haswell-E was something, wait til you get a load of the EP variant. This server-grade monster has up to 18 cores...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Oculus hoping to charge $200-400 for retail VR kit
— 4:46 PM on September 4, 2014

Development versions of Oculus Rift have been out for a while, but the first consumer version of the kit is still in the works. How...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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CoD: Advanced Warfare looks refreshingly old-school
— 6:00 AM on September 4, 2014

Multiplayer shooters seem to be returning to the genre's roots, and that's apparently true even of the next Call of Duty game. Activision and Sledgehammer...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Nvidia to host 24-hour PC gaming event on September 18
— 1:42 PM on September 2, 2014

Gaming events aren't unusual for GPU makers. Nvidia used to organize its GeForce LAN every year, and AMD now does its Radeon ExtravaLANza along similar...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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AMD: Only certain new Radeons will work with FreeSync displays
— 9:51 AM on September 2, 2014

There's one specific bit of news in my Radeon R9 285 review that's worthy of calling out in more detail. During a briefing on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Steam's in-home streaming accelerated by GeForce GPUs
— 9:23 AM on August 29, 2014

Steam's in-home streaming feature has been in open beta since May. The scheme streams PC games from one machine to another on a local...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Networking

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Amazon sale discounts hundreds of downloadable PC games
— 9:14 AM on August 28, 2014

We're a little ways off from the next big Steam sale, but worry not. Amazon has discounted a boatload of downloadable PC titles as part...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Predicting player inputs smooths streaming PC games
— 6:00 AM on August 27, 2014

Everything is hosted in the cloud these days, including an increasing number of games. Heck, you can even roll your own remote gaming server and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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EVGA teases three Haswell-E motherboards
— 4:16 PM on August 25, 2014

Looking for black? The most basic, blackest, darkest of shades, with a side of Haswell-E? EVGA is teasing three X99 motherboards all set for Intel's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming

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