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Steam machine sales are abysmal, SteamOS may be dead in the water

Yesterday, Valve announced that it has shipped more than 500,000 Steam controllers since unveiling them in November. While that number sounds initially impressive for a brand new console and operating system, a closer analysis reveals it’s actually pretty bad. Said analysis ...

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Nvidia may scrap its high-end mobile GPUs, bring full-size GTX 1080, 1070 to laptops

For decades, companies like AMD and Nvidia have created two sets of products for the desktop and laptop markets. While the relative performance of laptop GPUs compared to desktop cards has varied, both companies have generally recognized the need to ...

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The reviews are in: Blizzard’s Overwatch is worth every penny

When the open beta of Overwatch launched earlier this month, the hype around Blizzard’s newest release hit a fever pitch. Gamers acquired a taste for this team-based shooter, and the weeks between the beta and the final release were nothing ...

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Developer claims PS4K upgrade ‘absolutely’ necessary for VR, slams PS4’s performance

One of the consistent claims about the rumored PS4K upgrade is that Sony has absolutely mandated backwards compatibility. Developers are supposed to target both the PS4 and PlayStation 4K / PlayStation Neo, but they aren’t allowed to introduce features or ...

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New Oculus DRM gave VR piracy a big boost

The first consumer VR headsets are just starting to ship, but choosing between the two options is an important call for early adopters. Both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift cost $ 600 and there’s already some exclusive software. Oculus ...

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Microsoft shuts down Project Spark in continued effort to clean house

It’s been over two years since Microsoft’s Project Spark was launched publicly, but this free creation suite is already being shut down. We’ve already seen numerous Microsoft-owned studios shuttered earlier this year, and this latest move reiterates that Redmond isn’t ...

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Blizzard will give anyone who sees the World of Warcraft movie a free copy of WoW

Update: Blizzard has confirmed to us that this give-away includes all of the latest expansion packs and a free month of game play, though this last applies only to new players. Current players can still score a free copy of ...

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Civilization VI gets launch trailer, October release date

Firaxis came out of nowhere today to announce that Civilization VI — the next iteration in the classic Civilization franchise that’s probably responsible for enough cumulative productivity drops to match the GDP of a small island nation — will be ...

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EA addresses rumors of upcoming Xbox One, PS4 upgrades

Electronic Arts held its earnings call for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 yesterday, and shared its own thoughts on whether or not Microsoft and Sony are prepping new console designs, as well as information on how such ...

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Nvidia’s GTX 1080, 1070: Faster than Titan X, at a much lower price

AUSTIN, TEXAS — It’s been nearly 18 months since Nvidia unveiled its last-generation Maxwell architecture, and the PC enthusiast community has been chomping at the bit to see what benefits 14/16nm technology would deliver. Both Nvidia and AMD are planning ...

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