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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive due August 21
— 3:42 PM on June 4, 2012

With all the hot new triple-A titles being displayed at E3, it's easy to forget about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Valve gave all of us a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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It's official: Microsoft offers Windows 8 upgrade discounts
— 6:00 AM on June 4, 2012

The rumors were true: as of last Saturday, buying a Windows 7 PC may entitle you to a cheap upgrade to Windows 8. Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Dishonored gameplay trailer brings knife to gun fight, still wins
— 10:55 AM on June 1, 2012

Next week, we'll be covering the Computex trade show in Taipei. There's another big show that shares the same dates: the E3 gaming expo, which...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Humble Indie Bundle V packs a wallop
— 9:16 AM on June 1, 2012

Yep, the newest Humble Indie Bundle is now available, with five top-flight indie games packed into a name-your-own-price package where some of the proceeds...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Activision settles with former Infinity Ward heads
— 6:00 AM on June 1, 2012

In March 2010, mere months after the record-breaking release of Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, publisher Activision Blizzard summarily fired the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Windows 8 Release Preview now available
— 3:33 PM on May 31, 2012

Microsoft teased an early June debut for the Windows 8 Release Preview last month, but I guess it decided to pull the trigger early....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft may kill Start menu hacks for Windows 8
— 9:54 AM on May 31, 2012

In Windows 8, Microsoft is killing the Start menu and replacing it with the Metro Start screen. That move essentially forces users to dance back...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Crysis 2 returns to Steam with DLC in tow
— 6:48 PM on May 30, 2012

It's baaack. Close to a year after being dropped from Steam, Crysis 2 has returned to Valve's content delivery service. The Maximum...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Poll: What will happen first?
— 12:39 PM on May 30, 2012

It's time to peer into our crystal balls and predict the future. There are a number of things in the tech industry that should—or at...

Poll Question: • What will happen first?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Operating systems

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John Carmack working with open-source VR headset
— 11:11 AM on May 30, 2012

During my misspent youth, we used to hang out at an Internet cafe that had a virtual reality headset. The headset was hooked up to...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Moody indie game has you play as a two-year-old
— 6:00 AM on May 30, 2012

I'm a sucker for survival horror games, especially moody ones that trade monsters for atmosphere. While perusing Rock, Paper, Shotgun last night, I came...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Minecraft almost as popular as Call of Duty
— 11:53 AM on May 25, 2012

Is it time to call Minecraft a cultural phenomenon? The sandbox building game has enjoyed incredible success on the PC, where it was honed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Windows 8 may have Flash in Metro after all
— 6:00 AM on May 24, 2012

Last September, after many months of unwavering HTML5 advocacy, Microsoft announced that the Metro version of Internet Explorer in Windows 8 wouldn't support Adobe...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

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Win8 taskbar, mouse tracking tweaked for multi-monitor configs
— 12:06 PM on May 22, 2012

Think Windows 8 is optimized solely for touchscreen displays? Think again. In its Building Windows 8 Blog, Microsoft has detailed numerous enhancements...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Operating systems

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Carmageddon Reincarnation seeking Kickstarter funding
— 12:26 PM on May 21, 2012

Almost exactly one year ago, we learned that a new chapter in the Carmageddon franchise was in the works. The Stainless Games studio...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Windows 8 Desktop to ditch Aero
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2012

Microsoft's Aero interface managed to survive the transition from Windows Vista to Windows 7 mostly unscathed, but it's nearing the end of its run. Just...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Cheap storage and game bargains
— 5:17 PM on May 18, 2012

No question about it: SSD prices have a taken a nosedive lately. Just look at Samsung's 830 Series 128GB SSD. Right now, it's on sale at...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Wired shows first Unreal Engine 4 screenshots
— 2:05 PM on May 18, 2012

Sadly, there's no video to go along with these—but the first Unreal Engine 4 screenshots are now available for your viewing pleasure. Wired inserted...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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