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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review: The joy is in the journey

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is all about the journey, and the journey here is spectacular both visually and narratively. This game is something special.

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Evolve alpha codes, consoles cripple The Evil Within on PCs, and more must-know games news

Plus: NBA 2K's face-scanning tool is wondrous and can sometimes turn you into a monstrosity.

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Leo's Fortune offers charming and challenging platform action

Designed for smartphone screens, this attractive side-scroller is well tuned for touch and provides ample replay value.

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Dell pushes Alienware 18's CPU to a face-meltingly fast 4.4GHz

The 4.4GHz chip Core i7-4940MX is Intel's fastest mobile processor ever.

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The beginner's guide to game streaming with Twitch

Join the game-watching boom that has made Twitch insanely popular. The software you'll need is free, and we'll walk you through the setup.

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Become Ripley: Hackers unlock Alien: Isolation's hidden Oculus Rift VR support

And just like that, the already tense and terrifying Alien: Isolation can rattle your nerves all the more.

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Ryse: Son of Rome (PC) review: This gorgeous game tests your system and your patience

Crytek brings its Xbox One launch exclusive over to the PC and it's not great. But you should probably buy it anyway.

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OnLive opens wide its 250-game PlayPack vault tomorrow, for free

Cloud gaming service OnLive said Wednesday that it would allow anyone to play the more than 250 games inside its PlayPack vault for free -- but just for 24 hours, as part of a promotion for the "Extra Life" charity.

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Free game alert: EA's giving away Dragon Age: Origins ahead of sequel's launch

The beloved 2009 RPG is now free for a limited time, provided you have an Origin account.

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Classic PC game Myst is getting a new TV show

Cyan partners with Legendary Entertainment to create a TV show based on the Myst series, with accompanying game elements.

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Project Spark, Microsoft's free game creation game, hits Windows 8 and Xbox One

The free-to-play “digital sandbox” lets users build their own games and share them with the world.

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Styx: Master of Shadows review: A stealthy adventure built for old-school Thief fans

Oh, Mama, Styx the Goblin has been years on the lam and had a high price on his head. Lawman said, 'Get him dead or alive.' Now it's for sure he'll see Styx dead.

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Anomaly Defenders delivers deep and engrossing strategic action

Flipping the series' trademark "tower offense" design, this glossy sci-fi campaign requires smart, tactical decision-making

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Xbox One will be the first gaming console to get Plex streaming media app

The Plex app gives you even more reasons (Microsoft hopes) to use the Xbox One as an entertainment hub. Plex will add support for the Xbox 360 in the near future.

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In pictures: Inside Cyan's 'Myst Vault,' the living history of Myst and Riven

We toured Cyan's Spokane-based studio, took a lot of pictures, and found out how MythBuster Adam Savage is tied to the company's past.