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AC Unity season pass holders can now redeem their free game
— 6:00 AM on December 19, 2014

Ubisoft recently announced that, to make amends for the botched Assassin's Creed Unity launch, it would give away a free game to folks who...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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This year's Steam Holiday Sale is on
— 12:59 PM on December 18, 2014

It's that time of year again. Valve has kicked off its latest Steam Holiday Sale, which is going to serve up a rolling selection...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Minecraft: Story Mode coming next year
— 11:24 AM on December 18, 2014

Not much more than a month after completing its $2.5-billion acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang, Microsoft seems to have started milking the franchise. Mojang...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Saitek is making a custom controller for Farming Simulator
— 10:57 AM on December 17, 2014

Saitek offers a full lineup of custom controller hardware for flight sims. The firm has everything from combat-ready joysticks to yoke-and-throttle combos pulled from a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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GeForce 347.09 driver is ready for Elite: Dangerous, new Metal Gear Solid
— 9:10 AM on December 17, 2014

A new set of beta GeForce drivers has landed. Today's release is numbered 347.09, and Nvidia bills it as a "Game Ready" driver for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Report: Microsoft prepping streaming service for apps and games
— 6:00 AM on December 17, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been vocal about his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy. So, it's no...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Nvidia FleXes new PhysX effects
— 10:48 AM on December 16, 2014

During a press event last year, Nvidia introduced PhysX FleX, a particle-based physics simulation that lets different effects affect one another. GPU-driven engine promises...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Just Cause 3 screenshots show tropical vistas, explosions
— 9:26 AM on December 16, 2014

I think a lot of us at TR are excited about Just Cause 3, which Avalanche studios finally unveiled last month. We've only gotten...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Skype can now translate conversations in over 40 languages
— 6:00 AM on December 16, 2014

Douglas Adams' Babel fish may be a work of science fiction, but Microsoft is close to having its own universal translator in software. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Western Digital acquires enterprise SSD maker
— 5:23 PM on December 15, 2014

Another firm specializing in enterprise solid-state storage has been acquired by Western Digital. This time, it's Skyera, which Western Digital describes as a "developer...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Metro Redux bundle lands on Linux, SteamOS
— 9:12 AM on December 15, 2014

Steam Machines are still missing in action, but the library of SteamOS titles continues to grow. This time, it's the Metro Redux bundle that has...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Xbox chief: '[I]t's time for us to talk about gaming on Windows'
— 2:56 PM on December 12, 2014

We learned yesterday that Microsoft plans to unveil Windows 10's "consumer experience" on January 21. The company has stayed mostly mum on the specifics,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Deal of the week: a 27'' IPS monitor for $180 and a 1TB MLC SSD for $370
— 10:41 AM on December 12, 2014

Retailers are still recovering from their Black Friday binges, but that hasn't stopped us from finding some nice deals that should appeal to PC enthusiasts. Best...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming

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Custom mapping comes to Google Drive
— 6:00 AM on December 11, 2014

Google's support for custom maps has been inconsistent over the past few years, but the My Maps function seems to have finally found a stable...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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SimCity 2000 is free on Origin right now
— 9:05 AM on December 10, 2014

EA has gotten into the habit of giving away PC games as part of Origin's new "On the House" program. We were treated to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Dashlane, LastPass can now change passwords automatically
— 3:39 PM on December 9, 2014

Changing passwords is a chore. It's such a chore that many people didn't bother even in the wake of the Heartbleed fiasco. A Pew...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Seagate's Archive HDD uses shingled recording to squeeze 1.33TB per platter
— 10:31 AM on December 9, 2014

In August, Seagate revealed that it had started shipping its first 8TB hard drive. Details were scarce at the time, but the drive has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Fourth AC Unity patch to address 'most' remaining problems
— 2:06 PM on December 8, 2014

Almost a month after its release, Assassin's Creed Unity is still getting its rough edges smoothed out. Ubisoft is working on Patch 4, which it...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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