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Google Play Games' new nearby multiplayer capabilities make it easier to play with pals

The new Google Play Games lets players challenge one another if they're in the same room.

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A City Sleeps review: A rhythmic, heavenly twist on bullet-hell shooters

Harmonix's rhythm-based shoot-em-up A City Sleeps is nightmarishly difficult, but that shouldn't stop you from playing.

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Steam's biggest free weekend ever lets you play 10 top PC games for nothing

Ten top PC games can be played in full on Steam this weekend, and the titles are being discounted if you want to keep playing when Monday rolls around.

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Free game alert: Steal a no-cost copy of Payday: The Heist for today only

It's like stealing candy from a baby, if the baby just gave away its candy.

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Hacker mods PlayStation 4 into PlayBook 4 'laptop'

Modder Ed Jarick is back with a new project—this time turning a PlayStation 4 into an oversized 'laptop.'

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GOG.com dangles free copies of Aliens Versus Predator game for Galaxy client testers

GOG's getting its new Steam-like PC client ready and it needs your help to make sure the multiplayer's up to snuff.

Humble Bundle, Mozilla team up to make full PC games playable in your web browser

Using asm.js and WebGL, Humble and Mozilla have made eight full-fledged games available to play right in your browser.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel review: Borderlands 2 in space

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is basically Borderlands 2 in space--a fun little stopgap game for fans to play while Gearbox works on Borderlands 3.

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review: The joy is in the journey

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is all about the journey, and the journey here is spectacular both visually and narratively. This game is something special.

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Evolve alpha codes, consoles cripple The Evil Within on PCs, and more must-know games news

Plus: NBA 2K's face-scanning tool is wondrous and can sometimes turn you into a monstrosity.

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Leo's Fortune offers charming and challenging platform action

Designed for smartphone screens, this attractive side-scroller is well tuned for touch and provides ample replay value.

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Dell pushes Alienware 18's CPU to a face-meltingly fast 4.4GHz

The 4.4GHz chip Core i7-4940MX is Intel's fastest mobile processor ever.

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The beginner's guide to game streaming with Twitch

Join the game-watching boom that has made Twitch insanely popular. The software you'll need is free, and we'll walk you through the setup.

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Become Ripley: Hackers unlock Alien: Isolation's hidden Oculus Rift VR support

And just like that, the already tense and terrifying Alien: Isolation can rattle your nerves all the more.

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Ryse: Son of Rome (PC) review: This gorgeous game tests your system and your patience

Crytek brings its Xbox One launch exclusive over to the PC and it's not great. But you should probably buy it anyway.