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Battlefield 4 to be unveiled March 26
— 5:45 PM on March 18, 2013

EA is still reeling from the disastrous Sim City launch (and the subsequent departure of its CEO). Luckily, it's got plenty of other cash...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Friday night topic: Glued to the YouTube
— 6:33 PM on March 15, 2013

Many things about YouTube fascinate me: the apparent decision of nearly everyone to go easy on copyright, the distinct possibility that it's enabling post-literate human...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

Deal of the week: A 3TB hard drive, a free game, some RAM, and tablets
— 5:04 PM on March 15, 2013

We're going to keep this week's deal post short and sweet, thanks to the magic of HTML lists—and because writing lists in prose is, like,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

Spiritual sequel to Counter-Strike enters open beta
— 10:42 AM on March 15, 2013

Counter-Strike co-creator Mihn "Gooseman" Le has been working on a sequel to the iconic multiplayer shooter for what seems like forever. Now, it appears he's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

SimCity modded to run offline
— 9:15 AM on March 14, 2013

The sad SimCity saga continues, but things are looking up. EA and Maxis have finished migrating the game's back end to a "new, faster/higher...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

New Dishonored DLC coming on April 16
— 3:45 PM on March 13, 2013

The speculation around yesterday's teaser was spot on. Bethesda has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Havok hypes cross-platform physics engine
— 6:00 AM on March 13, 2013

Can you feel it? There's physics in the air. AMD flexed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Dishonored Twitter account teases possible DLC
— 4:58 PM on March 12, 2013

I'm a big fan of Dishonored, and considering the game's 91% Metacritic rating, I'm clearly not the only one. I was pleasantly surprised,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Tomb Raider update addresses Nvidia issues
— 12:32 PM on March 11, 2013

Last week, Nvidia publicly apologized for the problems some GeForce users encountered in the new Tomb Raider. We're still awaiting an updated driver from...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Nvidia PhysX SDK adds PlayStation 4 support
— 12:11 PM on March 11, 2013

We already know Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 console will feature a custom AMD processor that combines Jaguar CPU cores with Radeon graphics. It...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

SimCity buyers to get free game as compensation
— 6:00 AM on March 11, 2013

It's no secret that the launch of the new SimCity didn't go...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Friday night topic: Video game graphics, then and now
— 4:00 PM on March 8, 2013

I know in my bones that graphics technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over time and that video game visuals have improved to take...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

Nvidia acknowledges Tomb Raider performance issues
— 11:23 AM on March 7, 2013

So, there may be a slight side effect to AMD's closer relationship with triple-A game developers. Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider, an AMD Gaming Evolved...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

DRM disaster plagues SimCity launch
— 6:00 AM on March 7, 2013

Despite being a primarily single-player title, the new version of SimCity is saddled with a DRM scheme that requires an online connection to EA's servers....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

TressFX hair physics shown on video, finally
— 3:38 PM on March 5, 2013

If you were reading the news last week, you probably saw our report about TressFX Hair—a new, DirectCompute-accelerated hair simulation technology developed by Crystal...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

2% of Steam survey participants now using Linux
— 6:00 AM on March 5, 2013

Steam's hardware survey provides an interesting snapshot of the PC industry—or at least the portion of it that plays games using Valve's distribution service. ...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

Deal of the week: BioShock Infinite, discounted RAM, and cheap SSDs
— 5:40 PM on March 1, 2013

Crysis 3 just came out last week, but there are more big releases on the horizon—not least of all Irrational Games' BioShock Infinite, which...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

Dark trailer provides a break from zombies
— 11:35 AM on March 1, 2013

I love zombies as much as the next guy—maybe even more. However, even I have to admit that they've kind of been done to,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming