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Microsoft paying YouTube personalities for positive Xbox One endorsements

The console wars heat up with a bit of friendly astroturfing: Microsoft secretly paid for YouTube games platform Machinima to produce positive Xbox One content.

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Broken Age Act One review: Kickstarter's darling is a charming, shallow half-game

Double Fine's ode to classic '90s adventure games is full of potential, but lacks the depth to make it a classic in its own right.

Microsoft's Xbox One topped U.S. console sales in December

Microsoft's Xbox One outsold all others during the month of December, continuing its trend of outselling all other game consoles within the U.S.

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Nintendo revises earnings down on weak Wii U, 3DS sales

Despite a holiday sales push, the Wii U has failed to catch on.

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10 low-impact PC games that just let you chill

Sometimes you want to play dark and gritty games. Other times you need only a quick break from your routine. That's just what these 10 titles deliver.

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Valve and Oculus team up for Virtual Reality supergroup

It could be the biggest supergroup hit since Asia debuted “Heat of the Moment”: Valve and OculusVR discussed their partnership at Steam Dev Days on Thursday.

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Hello new hardware, goodbye Greenlight: Valve's spilling all its secrets at Steam Dev Days

Valve's new Steam Controller, new virtual reality demo, and Gabe Newell reading bedtime stories—we have all the news from Steam Dev Days in Seattle.

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Alienware's Steam Machine gets a launch date, 'specs'

Alienware wants YOU to buy a Steam Machine...but not for a few months. The company announced more details at Steam Dev Days on Wednesday.

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Unity adds PlayStation Vita to cross-platform development suite

The addition lowers the bar for developing games for the portable console

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Why Valve's hands-off philosophy stained the Steam Machines' big launch

There was a lot to like at the grand unveiling of the first wave of 14 Steam Machines, but Valve's hands-off approach feels a bit TOO hands-off.

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The Banner Saga Review: A better epic than game

The Banner Saga, a Kickstarter darling, is finally released—but not without some issues.

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The PC games we can’t wait to play in 2014

It’s going to be a great year for the PC gaming crowd. Upcoming games will run the gamut from gut-bustingly hilarious to drop-dead scary to downright charming. We can’t wait for these 14 in particular to come out.

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Huawei readies Android game console for China in Q2

China has recently lifted its ban on video game console sales in the nation

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SimCity offline mode no longer impossible, coming soon

Remember when SimCity's creators insisted that an offline version of the game couldn't be done? Neither do SimCity's creators, apparently.

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The best PC games of 2013 that fell through the cracks

There are too many great games released each year for any one person to play them all. Check these 11 out before 2014 overwhelms you.