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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

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Steam Machines are coming this fall: Syber announces 6 new living room gaming PCs

As expected, Steam Machines are back in action at the Game Developers Conference. Syber kicked things off by announcing 6 new models.

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Unity 5's new full-featured Personal Edition is completely, utterly free to use

The new Unity 5 Personal Edition doesn't cost a dime, and developers that make under $100,000 a year won't have to pay royalties, either.

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Bombshell preview: 3D Realms' first action RPG is big, dumb, and explosive

3D Realms' new game is big, dumb, and explosive—exactly what you'd expect from a prominent developer of first person shooters. Except this isn't an FPS.

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Meet Vulkan, the powerful, platform-agnostic gaming tech taking aim at DirectX 12

Vulkan, the built-from-scratch OpenGL successor, aims to give game developers far more control over PC hardware, unlocking new levels of performance. Think of it as an open-standard counterpart to Microsoft's Windows-only DirectX 12.

AMD's Mantle 1.0 is dead; long live DirectX

AMD said it won't release a public software development kit for its graphics API as DirectX12 and the next-gen OpenGL releases approach.

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Blizzard's new WoW Tokens let you play World of Warcraft without a subscription

Blizzard's venerable MMO isn't going free-to-play, but it's dabbling in alternative payment schemes nevertheless.

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Wasteland 2, the best game of 2014, is getting a post-release facelift and better mod tools

InXile expands its plans for the award-winning CRPG with news of a visual overhaul, thanks to Unity 5.

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Epic makes Unreal Engine 4 free to use

But you'll need to pay a royalty if you ship an Unreal Engine 4 creation that sees success.

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Sid Meier's Starships hands-on: A stripped down Civ and a complicated board game

Sid Meier's Starships is a bit like playing Civilization without the thirty-hour time commitment.