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Linux gaming rising: 25 killer games for Steam Machines and Linux

It's taken a long time and the promise of SteamOS, but more and more big-name games are finally becoming Linux natives. Here's a sampling.

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Steam Machines revealed: Full details and pictures for every model

Valve's Steam Machine lineup is as varied in hardware as it is in price. Here's everything we know about all 15 models announced thus far.

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Mantle is a Vulkan: AMD's dead graphics API rises from the ashes in OpenGL's successor

Obi Wan said it best: 'If you strike me down, I'll become far more powerful than you'll ever imagine.' That's happened with AMD's API Mantle which died at 1.0 but has risen as the new Vulkan API.

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PC gamers won't pay to play Xbox Live games online, and console owners are FURIOUS

Microsoft's Larry Hyrb tweeted the news at us this week, and console owners are getting pretty upset about it.

SoftKinetic 3D camera brings new level of interaction to VR​

SoftKinetic’s depth-sensing camera attaches to the Oculus Rift headset and lets you use your actual hands in a virtual reality game.

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GDC 2015: The greatest games, hardware, and more from the most momentous GDC ever

Did you get caught in the GDC news onslaught this week and miss something important? We've rounded up all the biggest announcements.

Sixense's motion controls turn Oculus users into VR Jedis

You no longer have to use the Force to become a Jedi, thanks to a STEM system that tracks the motion of your body.

AMD's upcoming Radeon R9 300-series flagship secretly powering VR demo at GDC

Nvidia's Titan X wasn't the only new graphics card to show up at GDC. AMD was quietly showing off an R9 300 series card powering a virtual reality demo.

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Valve adds new Steam Machine-stuffed hardware section to Steam store

Want to buy a Steam Link? Well, you'll have to wait a bit longer—but there's a new hardware tab in the Steam store.

HTC's SteamVR-powered virtual reality headset blows Oculus Rift away

Move over, Oculus. There's a new sheriff in virtual reality, and it​'s named HTC Vive.

Steam Machine invasion: Valve reveals 15 gaming PCs made for the living room

After an aborted launch in 2014, Valve's back with more than a dozen tiny Steam Machines taking direct aim at consoles.

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The rise of the Steam Machines: Inside Valve's deep, varied living room PC lineup

After months of speculation that Valve's Steam Machines were dead, the company showed off no fewer than 14 different PC makers willing to bet that consumers will part with cash for a Steam OS rig.

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Look out, Steam Machines: Microsoft eyes Windows-to-Xbox game streaming

For now, Microsoft plans to allow gamers to stream games from its Xbox One to the PC via its Xbox app later this year. But executives also said they're thinking in the opposite direction, possibly putting pressure on Nvidia and Valve.

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Windows 10's Xbox App: More about extending a console than embracing PC gaming

Microsoft says Windows 10 embraces PC gaming, but the Xbox app is all about bringing the console to your computer--with one killer exception.

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Hands on: Valve's cheap Steam Link and Controller could woo Steam Machine skeptics

For $100, this could be a killer solution for people who don't want to buy a full-blown Steam Machine, but do want a way to bring PC games into the living room.

Nvidia Shield console hands-on: Powerful PC gaming in a $200 Android TV box

The just-announced Nvidia Shield can play 4K video and even stream full-blown PC games straight from the cloud.

Nvidia unveils $199 Shield set-top box

The Nvidia Shield console is a 4K Android TV box that streams full PC games from the cloud. It launches in May along with the new Grid game-streaming service.

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Microsoft: DirectX 12 will increase your graphics performance by an additional 20 percent

'This is like getting free hardware,' said a Microsoft graphics program manager.

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Rock Band 4 exists, and it's coming by the end of the year

We met with Harmonix at GDC to hear about the future of Rock Band--namely, that there is one. And it's coming soon.

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Microsoft opens Xbox One to app devs as part of Windows 10's cross-platform push

The move is part of a broader push to make applications run across all devices in the Microsoft universe.

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Intel's flagship Iris Pro integrated graphics headed to desktops for improved gaming

Intel announces its Iris Pro integrated graphics for desktop PCs and a new NUC that will be powered by the lower-performance version of the new chip.