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Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

Knuckles gets fat and a deaf man miraculously becomes un-deaf. This is all the gaming news you might've missed for the week of February 7.

EVE: Valkyrie's awe-inspiring VR space combat named Oculus Rift launch exclusive

Space dogfighting has never been so immersive as it is in EVE: Valkyrie, and CCP's killer VR demo has been gobbled up by Oculus Rift.

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Xbox One software update will fix some major omissions

A centralized way to view and manage installed content leads the changes in Microsoft's February 11 update for its gaming console.

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Valve's Steam Music will let you game to your jams

Valve's adding yet another beta to its Steam games service - this time, an integrated local music player. Let the bodies hit the floor indeed.

AMD releases game-changing Mantle support in new Catalyst beta driver

AMD has released the latest beta of its Catalyst driver, which brings its games-accelerating Mantle API into the real world.

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Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

From the Madden Bowl to a free Zelda game to the largest, most costly virtual space battle in history, this is the gaming news you may have missed this week.

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Dark Souls II preview: I died 8 times in an hour and loved it

The sequel to the legendarily tough Dark Souls is just as difficult and just as fun—but not QUITE as dark.

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AMD's performance-boosting 'Mantle' PC gaming tech launches with Battlefield 4

But it turns out Mantle is better at boosting systems with weak CPUs, rather than weak graphics cards.

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Nintendo sticks to its console guns despite Wii U flop

Nintendo believes the future is bright for video game consoles

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Hands-on: Steam's in-home PC game streaming beta already feels like magic

Last night I played Assassin's Creed IV on an 8-year-old MacBook with integrated graphics, thanks to the power of the stream.

Nintendo doesn't want your dirty cell phone money, nixes mobile mini-game rumors

Nintendo will not bring games to cell phones. Not yet, anyway.

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11 PC games that are as fun to watch as play

11 PC games that are just as fun to watch as to play

Whether you're in it for the competition or watch someone else lose for a change, these games are the most fun to sit back, relax, and watch to your heart's content.

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China's TCL throws hat into nation's emerging console gaming market

China recently lifted a 13-year-old ban on gaming consoles

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Microsoft acquires Gears of War, hopes you still care

Epic's lauded Gears of War franchise helped Microsoft sell the Xbox 360, and now Redmond hopes it can do the same on the Xbox One.

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Yahoo buys virtual worlds gaming company Cloud Party

Acquisition of the company and its staff helps to improve Yahoo's own engineering prowess.