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Tim Sweeney claims Microsoft will destroy Steam gradually using Windows 10

Ever since Microsoft announced it would launch the Windows Store as part of Windows 8, it’s drawn criticism from certain quarters. Gabe Newell’s entire Steam OS was a reaction against Windows — and an attempt to make certain that Microsoft’s ...

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ExtremeTalk: Does anyone actually love Windows?

It’s the last weekend before Microsoft releases Windows 10, which means that any of you planning to take advantage of the new operating system had best be moving to do so soon. Come July 29, the new operating system will ...

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Futuremark responds to accusations of bias in new DirectX 12 Time Spy test

Last week, Futuremark released Time Spy, a new DirectX 12 benchmark that takes full advantage of DX12’s features and capabilities, including asynchronous compute. While the release of a new benchmark is typically of modest interest, there’s been a great deal ...

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Sega Saturn copy protection cracked after 20 years

One of the problems with maintaining access to classic game libraries is the physical age of the hardware required to play various titles in their original incarnations. Classic Famicom and NES systems tend to suffer problems with their front loading ...

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How to play Japanese games on your PS4

Summertime is associated with beaches, family vacations, and big action movies, but it’s traditionally something of a desert for major video game releases. So if you’re dying for something new to play while you wait for No Man’s Sky and ...

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Oculus clears its backlog, all Rifts to ship within 2-4 days

Earlier this year, Oculus announced that it would have to delay shipping out its next-generation VR headset due to an unspecified component shortage. This delay, combined with the fact that it shipped limited numbers of headsets to retail while pre-order ...

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New GTA V Redux mod gives Grand Theft Auto a massive graphics and gameplay overhaul

One of the advantages to being a PC gamer is the vast array of mods and user-created content available for many titles. While not every game is moddable, titles that support modding are more likely to spawn robust, long-lasting communities. ...

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Hands on with PlayStation VR: space dogfighting and undersea adventures

What a year it’s been for virtual reality: The HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift are available now, Google and Microsoft are investing heavily in its future, and the PlayStation VR is only four months away from hitting store shelves. ...

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Microsoft kills Xbox Fitness, will yank access to previously purchased content

When Microsoft launched the Xbox One, it showcased the console’s unique value-added proposition by partnering with a variety of companies, not just game developers. Xbox Fitness was a launch title for the platform that utilized the Kinect 2.0 sensor to ...

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A slim PS4 might show up at the Tokyo Game Show

The PS4K, also known as the PlayStation Neo, has been widely discussed for months now, and Sony has even quietly confirmed that it’s in the works. But what about a simple mid-cycle PS4 redesign along the lines of the Xbox ...

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