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Free game alert: The PC version of Battlefield 3 is 'On the House' for one week

Yes, that's free as in beer, but you need to download it through EA's Origin gaming service.

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Hands-on preview: Bethesda's BattleCry is an arcadey (and free) multiplayer swordfest

Are you ready for the responsibility of wielding a sword that transforms into a shield? BattleCry thinks so.

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Valve delays Steam Controller and (presumably) Steam Machines until 2015

"Realistically, we're now looking at a release window of 2015."

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Latest AMD Radeon graphics drivers drop support for Windows 8.0

Users will need Microsoft's free Windows 8.1 update to get game-specific performance improvements.

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The Evil Within hands-on preview: This horror game's more graphic than suspenseful

Imagine if the movie 'Saw' had a baby with 'Resident Evil 4.' That's The Evil Within in a nutshell, based on an extensive hands-on demo.

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Watch Dogs review: Meet the new open world game, same as the old open world game (but with hacking)

Watch Dogs is beautiful, but it doesn't do anything to change up the same core game we've seen since Grand Theft Auto III. This game is "next-gen" in the looks department only.

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Sony follows Microsoft into Chinese game consoles market

China recently ended its ban on foreign-made gaming consoles, so Sony and Microsoft are hoping to reap the rewards of doing business in that country.

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

We've fallen into a parallel universe—Atari wants to get back into the hardware market. That story and more as we compile all the games-related news you need to know for the week of May 19.

Next generation of gaming consoles could fit in your pocket

Advances in development tools and mobile hardware are making mobile devices a lot more attractive to game makers.

on techhive.com

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How to find cheap (or free!) PC games

Who pays $60 for PC games? Not you, after reading this.

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Tropico 5 Review: This revolution is more of a refinement

Tropico 5 is the best Tropico yet—but the changes might not be big enough to suck you into yet another Caribbean-themed city builder.

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Hopefully Samsung's rumored headset won't ruin VR for everyone

Samsung's first foray into virtual reality may be powered by Galaxy smartphones.

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Meet Tappy Chicken, the Flappy Bird clone a non-coder made in a week with Unreal Engine 4

Add Epic to the growing number of game developers with Flappy Bird clones.

on techhive.com

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ZeniMax drags Oculus VR to court over Rift headset dispute

Game publisher ZeniMax is demanding compensation for intellectual property allegedly used by Oculus

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Evolve hands-on preview: Welcome to the jungle, we've got guns and game

One super-powerful monster and four heavily armed hunters enter an environment. Meet Evolve.