Don't-Miss Gaming Stories

Steam Controller - December 2014

Valve to reveal finalized Steam Controller at GDC, says Origin

Also, the Steam Machine name is apparently 'pretty much dead.' Rest in peace.

Watch a virtual reality noob try Samsung's Gear VR for the first time

Samsung's Milk VR app will stock the Gear VR headset with virtual reality videos from the NBA, Marvel, Red Bull, and others.

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The Witcher 3's system requirements are steep, but surprisingly reasonable

Take note, console-first companies: Optimization makes everybody happy.

Razer hopes it can democratize virtual reality and change its future too

What if you could go back in time when Microsoft first released Windows and give away a free, open source OS? That's the disruptive take Razer is going to take with virtual reality that could very well change the course of VR.

Razer wants a piece of the living room too and may have also developed the holy grail of living room PC gaming.

Razer's new Forge TV leets you take Android gaming to the big screen and will even let you stream your PC games too.

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Internet Archive brings over 2000 free classic MS-DOS games to your browser

Yes, it includes Oregon Trail and Incredible Machine and King's Quest and Duke Nukem 3D and all your favorites.

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Razer's open-source headset aims to disrupt virtual reality

Just in case Facebook doesn't do the right thing with Oculus Rift, Razer's offering an alternative: Open Source VR that could democratize virtual reality.

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CyberPower's Fang Trinity gaming PC is simply insane

CyberPower's new Fang Trinity looks like no PC we've ever seen but it still packs a punch with a powerful graphics card and truly unique design.

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Awesome Games Done Quick speedrunning for charity, launches with Humble Bundle

Speedrunning for charity. A guy plays Mike Tyson's Punch-Out blindfolded. I guarantee you don't want to miss this.

Valve adds built-in frame rate counter to Steam client (finally)

Now you can make sure you're running your games at a Ubisoft-recommended "cinematic thirty frames per second" without needing FRAPS.

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Steam hits 8.5 million concurrent users, shows PC gaming still has plenty of life

PC gaming isn't dead yet, and Steam's explosive growth in the past two years is proof.

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New Acer 27-inch panel brings IPS, 144Hz and G-Sync to a high-res monitor at last

Gamers can finally have it all with this fantasy monitor--at least until it gets one-upped by someone else.

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Havana comes alive for Cuban refugees via 3D film made for Oculus Rift

Julian Yuri Rodriguez's grandmother didn't think she'd ever see Havana again, but now she sort of can, thanks to virtual reality.

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The 15 PC games we can't wait to play in 2015

With 2014 wrapped up, it's time to see what the future has in store. The answer? Video games. Lots and lots of video games.

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Sony tries to appease PlayStation users after Christmas outage

Sony is offering 10 percent off PlayStation Store purchases after its gaming network was hit by DDoS attacks

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Two alleged members of Lizard Squad arrested following Xbox Live/PSN Christmas attacks

Annoyed that you couldn't access PlayStation Network or Xbox Live on Christmas? Here's a bit of Schadenfreude.

Microsoft to wind down sales of original Kinect for Windows in 2015

Now that the Kinect for Windows v2 is out, Microsoft will be selling out its stock of the first-generation motion-based controller.

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Space simulators and worlds at war: The state of MMO PC games in 2014

2014 saw the release of four major MMOs, an MMO alpha, and a ton of expansions for legacy games. Now what were you saying about MMOs being a dead genre?