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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.

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Mountain Dew vs. Doritos: Using Europa Universalis IV's expansion to settle the score

Now that Europa Universalis has a Custom Nation designer, the most important questions can be solved definitively.

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This week in games: Kanye West makes a video game, Dying Light sells adult diapers, and more

Plus Google goes to work on Skynet for real, Fast and the Furious gets a video game, and brutalities return to Mortal Kombat. This is gaming news for the week of February 23.

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Why GDC 2015 will be a glimpse into PC gaming's future

SteamVR, DirectX 12, glNext, Nvidia...something. This year's GDC is a doozy. Here's the lowdown on what to look out for next week as the conference kicks off.

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Supernova hands-on: A MOBA you make your own

Is there room for another MOBA on the market? Bandai Namco thinks so.

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Homeworld Remastered review: There's no place like Home(world)

Homeworld is just as revolutionary in 2015 as it was in 1999—and now it looks great too.

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Valve unveiling SteamVR hardware, new Steam Machines at GDC next week

Plus updates to the Steam Controller and 'new living room devices.'