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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

New Nvidia freebie bundles The Witcher 3 with GeForce graphics cards

In the market for an upgrade? Fan of RPGs? Nvidia has a deal for you.

Assassin's Creed: Rogue

Assassin's Creed: Rogue (PC) impressions: Cap'n, she runs fine

We just got code for Assassin's Creed: Rogue, so no review yet. What we CAN do is let you know what the PC port is like.

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Cities Skylines review: This is the SimCity you were looking for

Cities: Skylines somehow lives up to the unfair expectations heaped upon it, presenting one of the best city builders in years.

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Playing Minecraft no longer makes your PC a juicy target for hackers

Minecraft fans no longer need a system-wide install of Java to play with their blocks. Mojang's popular game now brings Java with it and only lets it out when it's time to play.

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Robert Kirkman explains why there's room for new stories in The Walking Dead's universe

PCWorld spoke with Robert Kirkman about the forthcoming The Walking Dead co-op multiplayer shooter being developed by his Skybound Entertainment and Starbreeze's Overkill studio.

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Steam launches massive Linux game sale to celebrate Steam Machine unveiling

Get them while they're cheap, as Valve launches a Steam sale to coincide with the launch of Steam Machines.

Hands-on with Sony’s revamped Project Morpheus VR headset

Sony's upgraded virtual reality headset has a bigger, faster screen and high-resolution OLED display. Project Morpheus is set for release in the first half of 2016.

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Linux gaming rising: 25 killer games for Steam Machines and Linux

It's taken a long time and the promise of SteamOS, but more and more big-name games are finally becoming Linux natives. Here's a sampling.

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Steam Machines revealed: Full details and pictures for every model

Valve's Steam Machine lineup is as varied in hardware as it is in price. Here's everything we know about all 15 models announced thus far.

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Mantle is a Vulkan: AMD's dead graphics API rises from the ashes in OpenGL's successor

Obi Wan said it best: 'If you strike me down, I'll become far more powerful than you'll ever imagine.' That's happened with AMD's API Mantle which died at 1.0 but has risen as the new Vulkan API.

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PC gamers won't pay to play Xbox Live games online, and console owners are FURIOUS

Microsoft's Larry Hyrb tweeted the news at us this week, and console owners are getting pretty upset about it.

SoftKinetic 3D camera brings new level of interaction to VR​

SoftKinetic’s depth-sensing camera attaches to the Oculus Rift headset and lets you use your actual hands in a virtual reality game.

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GDC 2015: The greatest games, hardware, and more from the most momentous GDC ever

Did you get caught in the GDC news onslaught this week and miss something important? We've rounded up all the biggest announcements.

Sixense's motion controls turn Oculus users into VR Jedis

You no longer have to use the Force to become a Jedi, thanks to a STEM system that tracks the motion of your body.

AMD's upcoming Radeon R9 300-series flagship secretly powering VR demo at GDC

Nvidia's Titan X wasn't the only new graphics card to show up at GDC. AMD was quietly showing off an R9 300 series card powering a virtual reality demo.

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Valve adds new Steam Machine-stuffed hardware section to Steam store

Want to buy a Steam Link? Well, you'll have to wait a bit longer—but there's a new hardware tab in the Steam store.

HTC's SteamVR-powered virtual reality headset blows Oculus Rift away

Move over, Oculus. There's a new sheriff in virtual reality, and it​'s named HTC Vive.

Steam Machine invasion: Valve reveals 15 gaming PCs made for the living room

After an aborted launch in 2014, Valve's back with more than a dozen tiny Steam Machines taking direct aim at consoles.

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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.