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Tech issues hit Wolfenstein: The New Order PC players; here are some potential fixes

Low frame rates, texture pop-in and weird white screens run rampant, according to a several reports.

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Transistor review: Bastion's successor borders on majesty

Every aspect of Transistor is painstakingly crafted, from its compelling combat to its sharp graphics to Darren Korb's haunting soundtrack.

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Hands-on preview: Civilization: Beyond Earth isn't Alpha Centauri 2 (but it totally is)

Civilization: Beyond Earth isn't a true Alpha Centauri sequel for legal reasons, but it totally is.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order review: Nazis, robots, and gloriously dumb fun, oh my

It doesn't play like Wolfenstein, and it barely feels like Wolfenstein, but maybe that's a good thing—this is the best entry the franchise has seen in years.

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Twitch as we know it will die if it's bought by Google, and that's a good thing

Over the weekend news broke that Google is making a bid for Twitch.tv. It's not nearly as bad as it sounds.

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Warlock 2: The Exiled review: A funny, friendly fantasy intro to empire strategy games

Warlock 2 isn't the deepest or the most polished 4X game on the market, but it wins points for its newcomer-friendly interface and humor.

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Age of Wonders III review: A horrible first impression hides wonderful strategic gameplay

Age of Wonders is back after a decade hiatus, but the otherwise-excellent game leads with its worst foot forward.

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

Diablo III celebrates its birthday, the Stanley Parable finds its way into Dota 2, and somebody actually cares about the Wii U's sales numbers—this is the gaming news you need to know for the week of May 12.

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Study: Xbox One, PS4 consume ridiculous amounts of unnecessary power

The National Resources Defense Council reports that the Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox One consume two to three times the power of their predecessors. And for what?

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Halo 5: Guardians announced, coming to Xbox One fall 2015

The Xbox One's first major new Halo game gets a subtitle and a timeframe.

on techhive.com

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Far Cry 4 announced ahead of E3, coming in November

And this time, we're going to the Himalayas.

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Child of Light review: A whimsical, gorgeous game that's all style, few smiles

Child of Light is all-style-no-substance. But at least it's pretty!

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Microsoft promises Xbox Live Gold refunds to disgruntled fans

If you paid for Xbox Live Gold simply to stream Netflix or Hulu on your Xbox One, Microsoft will pay you back if you wish to drop it.

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Why the Kinect-less Xbox One signals the death of Microsoft's grand console ambitions

The vision is gone, and Microsoft is left with Frankenstein of a console, pieced together from the putrid remains of an old Xbox 360 carcass and the shining vision-on-a-hill of what the Xbox One was intended to be.

on techhive.com

PC sale leads Sony to $1.25B loss, more gloom ahead

Sales of Sony's PlayStation 4 console were overshadowed by massive marketing costs as the company exits the PC business.