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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.

The Grinch

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.

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This week in games: Minecraft gets the Walking Dead treatment

And soon you'll be able to toss back a few beers with Pac-Man. Really!

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80 Days leads you on a round-the-world adventure during your commute

Based on the classic novel, this interactive fiction experience blends excellent writing with empowering decision-making.

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Indie gems: The 15 best PC games you may have missed in 2014

They're small, scrappy, and just as enjoyable as big-name games. Don't miss these standout titles from a busy year.

HP Omen: A sexy, thin and stylish gaming laptop

HP's new Omen marks the return of Voodoo DNA to gaming laptops with a thin and relatively powerful gaming laptop.

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Give yourself a present (or twenty): Steam's Holiday Sale is here

Merry Gabemas and a Happy Steam Year!

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Valve's Steam Controller looks less revolutionary with every redesign

'Hey Gabe, why don't we just make an Xbox 360 controller?' says some guy at Valve, presumably.

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Hands-on with Evolve's singleplayer mode and terrifying third monster

Evolve's about two months from release, but it still has a few surprises in store. Chief among them? A "singleplayer mode."

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Cities: Skylines is more like SimCity than SimCity

Enormous cities? Check. Granular policy management? Check. Dynamic water simulation? Check. Tears of joy? Hopefully.

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Starpoint Gemini 2 review: The cold, empty vacuum of space

Starpoint Gemini 2 is a modern version of Freelancer, but the galaxy's looking pretty lifeless these days.

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Cosmic DJ review: The best worst acid trip of your gaming life

Two Muppets fighting? A horse with 3D glasses? A corgi blasting off into space? This is but a taste of what Cosmic DJ has to offer.

Total War: Arena

Total War: Arena preview: War sometimes changes

Total War: Arena lifts the real-time component from the esteemed strategy series and turns it into...a MOBA?