Hayden DingmanGames reporter, PCWorld

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Sony’s smaller PlayStation 4 Slim launches September 15

The Sony PlayStation 4 Slim is smaller, quieter, more efficient—but has the same three-year-old hardware sitting inside.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

South Park: The Fractured But Whole's fart-simulating Nosulus Rift almost made me vomit

We had to sign a waiver to try out South Park's Oculus Rift parody, the fart-simulating Nosulus Rift. In retrospect, that moment's when we should've walked away instead.

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PAX 2016: A PC with a blood bag, $10,000 rigs, and all the craziest PC hardware

Other items inside: A PC that shoots paper planes, a wall made out of keyboards, and an honest-to-goodness Soviet-era T34 tank. OK, we included that last one just for fun.

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Duke Nukem 3D's 20th Anniversary Edition is the same game you remember, except better

The Duke's 20th Anniversary Edition? Not a remaster. Just a better way to play Duke Nukem 3D.

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Rock Band VR makes you a virtual guitar god, without the virtual drugs

Rock Band VR ditches the trademark note highway so you can feel more like a true guitar god. It makes for a good Oculus Touch demo, but does it have staying power?

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Duke Nukem 3D's back in a remastered 20th Anniversary Edition with eight new levels

Let's all pretend Duke Nukem Forever never happened, so then maybe we can be excited about this news.

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Oh great, now Corsair has a $60 light-up mousepad too

I guess we have to take this stupid trend seriously now that Corsair has a $60 RGB-lit mousepad, too.

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Razer replaces Blade and Blade Stealth laptop innards with newer, faster hardware

It's September, and you know what that means! Time for incremental laptop upgrades.

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Razer’s Stargazer webcam is finally ready for its close-up

After eight months in hibernation, Razer's Twitch/YouTube-oriented webcam, with Intel RealSense technology, is ready to release. And at a cheaper price than previously announced.

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Logitech’s new Prodigy line aims at gamers on a budget

Logitech's Prodigy line offers a good compromise between your typical high-end gear and a $20 piece of garbage.

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The Turing Test review: A brisk, breezy test of your humanity

Every year there's a game like Portal. This year, it's The Turing Test and its lightweight philosophical pondering.

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EVE Online's going free to play after 13 subscription-only years of epic space battles

After thirteen years of paid subscriptions, EVE Online will add a new "Alpha Tier" for free-to-play users in an upcoming expansion.

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Battlefield 1 beta impressions: Riding an armored train through the middle of hell

We spent a few hours with Battlefield 1's beta and managed to shoot down a plane with a cannon. A cannon mounted on the front of a train. You might want to play this.

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain review: Another 1980s sword-and-board adapted for the modern era

Another of Steve Jackson's circa-1980 adventure gamebooks gets a hybrid RPG/text adventure adaptation, this time by Tin Man Games—and with an excellent tabletop gaming aesthetic.

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This week in games: Stranger Things becomes an 80s-style SCUMM, Duke Nukem returns from the grave

Plus WB says "Just kidding, we're bringing Mortal Kombat XL to PC," and some new trailers for Cities: Skylines, Yooka-Laylee, and ToeJam and Earl. This is gaming news for August 22 - 26.