Don't-Miss Gaming Stories

Valve adds built-in frame rate counter to Steam client (finally)

Now you can make sure you're running your games at a Ubisoft-recommended "cinematic thirty frames per second" without needing FRAPS.

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Steam hits 8.5 million concurrent users, shows PC gaming still has plenty of life

PC gaming isn't dead yet, and Steam's explosive growth in the past two years is proof.

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New Acer 27-inch panel brings IPS, 144Hz and G-Sync to a high-res monitor at last

Gamers can finally have it all with this fantasy monitor--at least until it gets one-upped by someone else.

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Havana comes alive for Cuban refugees via 3D film made for Oculus Rift

Julian Yuri Rodriguez's grandmother didn't think she'd ever see Havana again, but now she sort of can, thanks to virtual reality.

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The 15 PC games we can't wait to play in 2015

With 2014 wrapped up, it's time to see what the future has in store. The answer? Video games. Lots and lots of video games.

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Sony tries to appease PlayStation users after Christmas outage

Sony is offering 10 percent off PlayStation Store purchases after its gaming network was hit by DDoS attacks

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Two alleged members of Lizard Squad arrested following Xbox Live/PSN Christmas attacks

Annoyed that you couldn't access PlayStation Network or Xbox Live on Christmas? Here's a bit of Schadenfreude.

Microsoft to wind down sales of original Kinect for Windows in 2015

Now that the Kinect for Windows v2 is out, Microsoft will be selling out its stock of the first-generation motion-based controller.

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Space simulators and worlds at war: The state of MMO PC games in 2014

2014 saw the release of four major MMOs, an MMO alpha, and a ton of expansions for legacy games. Now what were you saying about MMOs being a dead genre?

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LG reveals the first ultrawide gaming display with AMD FreeSync support

An ultrawide field of view AND no image stuttering or screen tearing. Yep, this display was made with gamers in mind.

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11 hilarious, brutally devious ways game developers punish pirates

The Sims 4's encroaching pixelization is the latest in a long line of hilarious anti-piracy efforts.

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Elite: Dangerous impressions: Finding home in the vast emptiness of space

Here I am, sitting in a tin can... in a mind bogglingly large space sim.

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Nvidia GRID hands-on: Smooth-streaming PC games (under ideal conditions)

After years of prognostications about cloud gaming that have never quite panned out, GRID is an exciting proposition.

Keyboard Roundup Part 2 2014

Mechanical keyboard roundup: How RGB lighting, software and keys can make a slab o'buttons something special

Five mechanical keyboards, three of which are RGB-enabled, and only one uses Cherry MX switches. It's been quite a weird year for mechanical keyboards.

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AVADirect i7 X99 gaming system review: Fast with a classy chassis

AVADirect’s i7 X99 gaming system is relatively restrained in appearance, but is nicely put together and games better than most.