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Two alleged members of Lizard Squad arrested following Xbox Live/PSN Christmas attacks

Annoyed that you couldn't access PlayStation Network or Xbox Live on Christmas? Here's a bit of Schadenfreude.

Microsoft to wind down sales of original Kinect for Windows in 2015

Now that the Kinect for Windows v2 is out, Microsoft will be selling out its stock of the first-generation motion-based controller.

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Space simulators and worlds at war: The state of MMO PC games in 2014

2014 saw the release of four major MMOs, an MMO alpha, and a ton of expansions for legacy games. Now what were you saying about MMOs being a dead genre?

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LG reveals the first ultrawide gaming display with AMD FreeSync support

An ultrawide field of view AND no image stuttering or screen tearing. Yep, this display was made with gamers in mind.

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11 hilarious, brutally devious ways game developers punish pirates

The Sims 4's encroaching pixelization is the latest in a long line of hilarious anti-piracy efforts.

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Elite: Dangerous impressions: Finding home in the vast emptiness of space

Here I am, sitting in a tin can... in a mind bogglingly large space sim.

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Nvidia GRID hands-on: Smooth-streaming PC games (under ideal conditions)

After years of prognostications about cloud gaming that have never quite panned out, GRID is an exciting proposition.

Keyboard Roundup Part 2 2014

Mechanical keyboard roundup: How RGB lighting, software and keys can make a slab o'buttons something special

Five mechanical keyboards, three of which are RGB-enabled, and only one uses Cherry MX switches. It's been quite a weird year for mechanical keyboards.

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AVADirect i7 X99 gaming system review: Fast with a classy chassis

AVADirect’s i7 X99 gaming system is relatively restrained in appearance, but is nicely put together and games better than most.

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Nixeus MODA mechanical keyboard review: A great entry-level option

The Nixeus Moda is a pretty average mechanical keyboard, but it's sold for an excellent price.

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PlayStation Network recovering after outage

Hacker group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for the outages suffered by Sony's gaming network and by Microsoft's Xbox Live.

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The 10 best PC games of 2014

From puzzlers to old-school RPGs and a whole lot more, these titles were the cream of the PC gaming crop in 2014.

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Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network downed by (supposed) DDOS attacks

It's Christmas, and the group known as Lizard Squad just discovered its heart is three sizes too small.

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Samsung smart TVs will soon be able to play PlayStation games without a PlayStation

Sony is partnering with Samsung to bring its PlayStation Now game streaming service to select Samsung Smart TVs in 2015.

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Mini Pieces: Grand Theft Auto V goes to a galaxy far away and other gaming news

In a special miniature edition of Missing Pieces we wrap up the week's last-minute, please-go-away gaming news.