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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.

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Intel, Raptr join forces to give modest PCs a headache-free boost in gaming performance

Raptr is bringing its automatic game optimizations and driver updates to Intel systems to help you squeeze every ounce of performance out of your PC.

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Free game alert: The legendary 'Syndicate' is On the House at Origin

Origin's going old-school yet again for this month's free game: Syndicate.

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Rejoice! Xbox One wireless controller adapter finally coming to Windows PCs

As part of Microsoft's efforts to bring WIndows and Xbox closer together, it'll finally release an Xbox One wireless controller adapter for PCs.

How HTC's Vive VR headset made me a believer in virtual reality

For 20 minutes, I existed in an immersive world unlike the one I live and breathe in every day.

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Nvidia's Shield console won me over, but not for the reasons you think

Nvidia's lightweight game console will struggle to find a market, but it already has at least one buyer.

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Sony's Project Morpheus VR headset updated with bigger, faster screen

With the release set for 2016, the prototype has a 5.7-inch OLED display and supports 120 frames-per-second output

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Valve reveals Steam Link, a $50 box built for Steam in-home game streaming

Valve's taken the wraps off its Steam Machine plans for GDC 2015, and the biggest surprise is the Steam Link, a tiny set-top box built solely as a Steam in-home streaming conduit.

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Valve finally announces next-gen Source 2 engine, and it's free too

The next-gen Source engine is here, 11 years after the first version shipped with Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2