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Commodore 64

Just for fun: Program Commodore 64 games for Windows 10 PCs

You don't need to go searching for a Commodore 64 on Ebay to relive the vintage PC's glory days.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

This week in games: Batman VR, a Dishonored 2 demo, and a Mass Effect Andromeda patch

This is your PC gaming news for April 3 through 7.

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No joke, Google lets you play Ms. Pac-Mac in Google Maps for April Fool's

As part of its annual April Fool's Day tricks and treats, Google has launched a playable Ms. Pac-Mac game right inside the Maps app.

Age of Ascent

Tomorrow's browser games may get a performance boost from DirectX and Vulkan

One of the big problems in gaming is incompatibility. A game written for Windows and DirectX won't work on Macs or Android devices. Vulkan games work on Android, but not on Apple devices, which has its own Metal API.

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Why Mass Effect: Andromeda's 4K HDR trailer should tantalize PC gamers

Mass Effect: Andromeda's one of the first major PC games to support HDR video technology.

Project Soli

Google's Project Soli gesture control kits will ship later this year

Google will start shipping development kits for its Project Soli wireless gesture recognition technology later this year.

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Microsoft's budget Windows VR headsets roll out to developers soon

A lucky few developers will be able to get their hands on the low-cost Acer Mixed Reality Developer Edition headset starting this month.

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Microsoft's Windows VR headset shows promise, but needs polish

Microsoft unveiled the first Windows Mixed Reality headset Wednesday, and an early look at a prototype version of the hardware shows promise, along with room for improvement.

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HTC Vive’s Netflix-esque VR subscription costs $6.99 per month

HTC is giving users of its Vive virtual reality headset access to a Netflix-like subscription service. Everyone who currently owns a Vive will get a free trial for a month, and the service will cost $6.99 a month thereafter.

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Blizzard's ending Windows XP, Vista support for Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, and more games

Blizzard's killing Windows XP and Vista support for its highly popular games, following in the footsteps of Chrome, Dropbox, Gmail, and Microsoft itself.

Lion King - GTAV

This week in games: Payday 3 announced, The Lion King invades Grand Theft Auto V, and more

Plus: The Apocalypse Now Kickstarter moves to a private site, Hot Wheels cars hit Rocket League, and more. This is gaming news for February 13 through 17.

Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 PC impressions: This console-fied RTS has some PC-specific problems

If you were hoping a PC release of Halo Wars 2 might fix its issues, I've got bad news: It actually introduced new ones. Controls, performance, and AI covered inside.

Prey (2017)

Hands-on with Prey: System Shock's spirit lives in this ambitious reboot

Prey sure does feel a lot like a new System Shock game.

Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs

Intel is bringing more options to improve gaming and virtual reality experiences on Windows PCs with official support for Vulkan.

Humble Freedom Bundle

The Humble Freedom Bundle packages over 30 of the best indie games together for $30

Some notable titles: The Witness, Day of the Tentacle, Stardew Valley, Octodad, Super Meat Boy, Invisible Inc, The Stanley Parable, Super Hexagon, VVVVVV, and more. Yes, more.