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Microsoft's standalone Xbox One Kinect due in October with bonus game

As promised, Microsoft will deliver its standalone Kinect sensor for the Xbox One, tossing in a free game to sweeten the deal.

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Lichdom review: A masterful magic system hobbled by ho-hum gameplay

Lichdom is the first game to really get magic right. Unfortunately it does so at the cost of most everything else.

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Amazon's $970 million buy gives Twitch the best of both worlds: Money and freedom

Amazon offers Twitch major league resources AND continued independence -- a combination that likely wouldn't have been possible if the video streaming site was bought by YouTube.

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Reports: Amazon will pay $1 billion to buy video-game streaming site Twitch

The deal was reached after talks with Google cooled, The Wall Street Journal said

PlayStation Network back online after massive denial of service attack

The group that claimed responsibility for the PlayStation DDoS attack also diverted the flight of a Sony executive with a fake bomb scare.

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Steam update adds ability to install multiple games at once

Here's how to batch install games in Steam, taking advantage of the newly released feature.

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AMD introduces the $250 Radeon R9 285 graphics card, takes aim at Nvidia's GTX 760

AMD claims its newest member of the Radeon family can outperform Nvidia's GTX 760 card.

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DeLorean tries to predict your next move, could reduce lag in online gaming

Microsoft researchers develop a technology that can mask up to 250 milliseconds of network latency when playing cloud-based games.

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Missing pieces: Wasteland 2's release date, how to go hands-on with Civ: Beyond Earth, and more must-know games news

Plus Firaxis hosts its own Civilization-based conference, World of WarCraft gets a discount, and Super Meat Boy Forever.

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Shadowgate review: This castle still wants to kill you, 25 years later

Shadowgate is a remake of the 1987 classic adventure game of the same name, and it's still just as hard as ever.

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China paving the way for big Xbox One sales

The Chinese version of the Xbox One goes on sale in Sept, but with a high price

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Metro Redux review: The definitive way to play Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light

Deep Silver has released "Director's Cut" versions of both Metro games, but should you jump in? Our impressions (and plenty of screenshots) inside.

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H1Z1 hands-on preview: Streamlined survival meets the zombie apocalypse

Yes, H1Z1 is like DayZ, but it's much more newbie friendly.

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How to hide games in your Steam library

After years of begging from PC gamers, you can now hide games from your Steam library—though the secretive feature is hard to find. Here's how to do it.

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Missing Pieces: Metal Gear Solid on PC, new Rollercoaster Tycoon, and more gaming news

It's time for Solid Snake to get on Mr. Bones Wild Ride. Plus the PS4 reigns supreme again, Michel Ancel is back, and other gaming news for the week of August 11.