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Meet Vulkan, the powerful, platform-agnostic gaming tech taking aim at DirectX 12

Vulkan, the built-from-scratch OpenGL successor, aims to give game developers far more control over PC hardware, unlocking new levels of performance. Think of it as an open-standard counterpart to Microsoft's Windows-only DirectX 12.

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Blizzard's new WoW Tokens let you play World of Warcraft without a subscription

Blizzard's venerable MMO isn't going free-to-play, but it's dabbling in alternative payment schemes nevertheless.

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Wasteland 2, the best game of 2014, is getting a post-release facelift and better mod tools

InXile expands its plans for the award-winning CRPG with news of a visual overhaul, thanks to Unity 5.

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Epic makes Unreal Engine 4 free to use

But you'll need to pay a royalty if you ship an Unreal Engine 4 creation that sees success.

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Reality-checking HTC Vive and SteamVR: 4 crucial questions for the virtual reality headset

The Vive headset marks HTC and Valve's first foray into virtual reality. Can it compete with Oculus Rift and Samsung's GearVR? The devil's in the details.

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Sid Meier's Starships hands-on: A stripped down Civ and a complicated board game

Sid Meier's Starships is a bit like playing Civilization without the thirty-hour time commitment.

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Mountain Dew vs. Doritos: Using Europa Universalis IV's expansion to settle the score

Now that Europa Universalis has a Custom Nation designer, the most important questions can be solved definitively.

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This week in games: Kanye West makes a video game, Dying Light sells adult diapers, and more

Plus Google goes to work on Skynet for real, Fast and the Furious gets a video game, and brutalities return to Mortal Kombat. This is gaming news for the week of February 23.

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Why GDC 2015 will be a glimpse into PC gaming's future

SteamVR, DirectX 12, glNext, Nvidia...something. This year's GDC is a doozy. Here's the lowdown on what to look out for next week as the conference kicks off.

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Supernova hands-on: A MOBA you make your own

Is there room for another MOBA on the market? Bandai Namco thinks so.

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Homeworld Remastered review: There's no place like Home(world)

Homeworld is just as revolutionary in 2015 as it was in 1999—and now it looks great too.

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Valve unveiling SteamVR hardware, new Steam Machines at GDC next week

Plus updates to the Steam Controller and 'new living room devices.'

Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock

'Morningstar' and 'Decay: The Mare' are snack-sized games bursting with point-and-click nostalgia

These two retro point-and-click adventures are so short, we're taking on both reviews at once.

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Hearts of Iron IV hands-on preview: I would make a horrible Hitler

We play Hearts of Iron IV and immediately lose Berlin to Poland. Game over, Hitler.

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League of Legends goes 90s, COD goes free (for the weekend), and more of this week's gaming news

Plus a guy shocks himself with a dog collar for six minutes on YouTube and somebody plays Crusader Kings II for 10,000 hours.