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Steam adds Early Access program for game betas
— 10:29 AM on March 21, 2013

Valve is particularly keen on community interaction, and it hopes to bring more gamers into the development process with a new Early Access program for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Humble team now offering weekly game sales
— 11:11 AM on March 20, 2013

We've all heard of Humble Bundles. Every so often, a collection of indie games is rounded up and offered at an irresistible price: whatever...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

New Metro: Last Light trailer has gritty narration
— 5:37 PM on March 19, 2013

With all the hot triple-A games coming out this year, I'd almost forgotten about Metro: Last Light, which is due out in just two months...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Team Fortress 2 gets VR mode for Oculus Rift
— 11:05 AM on March 19, 2013

Add another title to the growing collection of games compatible with the Oculus Rift virtuality headset. This week, you'll be able to download an...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

Security vulnerability discovered in EA's Origin service
— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2013

EA has caught a lot of flak for making some games exclusive to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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