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AMD's Mantle and TrueAudio explained
— 5:47 PM on October 8, 2013

In the wake of our Radeon R9 260X and 270X/280X reviews today, some of you have been asking questions about the new technologies...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles

Five-minute video shows BioShock Infinite: Buried at Sea
— 11:08 AM on October 8, 2013

Irrational Games is working on a BioShock Infinite expansion that resurrects the original BioShock's underwater city. The first part of the DLC is coming...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Watch Dogs system requirements call for 64-bit OS, 6GB of RAM
— 10:45 AM on October 8, 2013

If you want to play Watch Dogs on the PC, you're apparently going to need a pretty beefy rig. Minimum system requirements posted...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Valve files Half-Life 3 trademark in the EU
— 5:17 PM on October 1, 2013

Well, this doesn't quite beat last week's Steam-related announcements, but it's still mildly exciting. As Polygon reports, Valve has filed a trademark application for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Valve's Steam Controller replaces analog sticks with touchpads
— 1:12 PM on September 27, 2013

This has been a pretty momentous week for Valve. On Monday, the firm unveiled SteamOS. On Wednesday, it announced Steam machines and began...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

Star Citizen trailer shows slick space combat, snazzy graphics
— 10:47 AM on September 27, 2013

AMD brought several game developers on stage during its Radeon R9 290X reveal earlier this week. One of them was Chris Roberts, whose...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Report: Prototype Microsoft tech streams Halo 4 to PC, Windows Phone
— 6:00 AM on September 27, 2013

Ooh. Well, this is exciting. According to The Verge, Microsoft demonstrated a prototype game streaming service during an internal meeting yesterday. "Sources familiar" with...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Windows

That's not a Steam console; it's a Steam PC
— 11:12 PM on September 26, 2013

Slowly but surely, Valve's plans for Steam in the living room are coming into focus. On Monday, we learned about SteamOS, a Linux-based...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Gaming Operating systems

Valve announces Steam hardware plans, seeks beta testers
— 12:45 PM on September 25, 2013

The Steam Box cometh! On Monday, Valve announced SteamOS, a Linux-based operating system with support for local game streaming. Today, the company made another...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

Valve unveils SteamOS with PC game streaming support
— 12:56 PM on September 23, 2013

Valve now has its own operating system. SteamOS is based on Linux and designed for the living room, and you'll be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

Valve teases 10AM PT announcement
— 6:00 AM on September 23, 2013

Last Monday, Valve's Gabe Newell hinted that more details about his company's Steam Box project would be announced this week. Since then, a mysterious...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

Deal of the week: A Radeon HD 7950 for $190, and other bargains
— 3:02 PM on September 20, 2013

We've got a nice mix of hardware and game deals for your this week, including a steeply discounted Radeon graphics card: ...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Gaming

New GeForce WHQL drivers add Batman: Arkham Origins support
— 2:39 PM on September 19, 2013

I guess today is driver update day. On the heels of AMD's Catalyst 13.9 WHQL release, Nvidia has cranked out an updated of GeForce...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

PC gaming will benefit from next-gen consoles, says AMD
— 9:20 AM on September 17, 2013

AMD is playing a bit of a double role in the industry. Sony and Microsoft have both selected AMD silicon to power their next-gen consoles,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

Gabe Newell to detail 'hardware opportunities' for living-room Linux gaming next week
— 6:00 AM on September 17, 2013

When Gabe Newell speaks, the Internet listens—especially when he hints at Valve's plans for a Linux-based console. During a keynote address at the LinuxCon...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

Nvidia highlights PhysX effects in Batman: Arkham Origins
— 11:26 AM on September 16, 2013

Batman: Arkham Origins is due October 25, and it will have extra eye candy effects for GeForce owners. The game features a number of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

Battlefield 4 beta to kick off October 1
— 6:00 AM on September 16, 2013

We've known since last summer that an open multiplayer beta of Battlefield 4 was planned for this fall. Now, we know exactly when the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

— 4:18 PM on September 13, 2013

Howdy, folks. I'm back from IDF and slowly recovering from a packed week. I'll have more to say about what I saw there once I...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report