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The best PC games of 2013 that fell through the cracks

There are too many great games released each year for any one person to play them all. Check these 11 out before 2014 overwhelms you.

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Orange looks to expand mobile gaming with G-cluster stake

The operator has taken a minority position in the Japanese company with an eye to gaming on smartphones and tablets

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Hands-on: Oculus Rift HD prototype chops latency, makes games playable and fun

A new HD version of the Oculus Rift ups the resolution to full 1080p, with the promise of lower latency as well. It's as fun as ever.

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PS4 claims holiday console victory as Sony promises streaming game service

PS4 sold 4.2 million units last year, beating Microsoft's Xbox One. Sony also announced a cloud-based TV service

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Nvidia's G-Sync monitor tech makes PC games look smooth as silk

It's all about tearing, stuttering, and refresh rates

Slay your enemies on Dustcloud, a street laser-tag game with a social media twist

Dustcloud is a street laser-tag game with a social media twist.

Zynga trials Bitcoin payments for in-game purchases

Players using Zynga's main portal can use bitcoins for seven games.

Steam gaming portal left for dead after purported DDoS attack

Valve's gaming service went down for the count on the last day of the Steam Holiday Sale.

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2013 in Review: PCWorld's top stories

The Windows 8.1 update was a big story for PC users, but it wasn't the only thing to land on our list of most-read stories for 2013.

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Would Microsoft be better off without Xbox?

Some suggest that Microsoft sell off its Xbox franchise to cut losses and eliminate a distraction from its core mission, but others say the game console plays an important role.

Boost your IQ: Boot up a game

Video games are good teachers. Even first-person shooters might teach skills you need for work.

Great games for your new mobile device

Android or iOS? Phone or tablet? You've got gaming options galore. Here's a few you can put on that new mobile device you were lucky enough to get this holiday season.

SteamOS

Valve SteamOS beta now available for the brave

Valve released the first public beta of its new SteamOS operating system Friday. You can download it now, but don't be surprised if you run into some roadblocks.

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YouTube's all-seeing robot eye takes aim at video-game content

YouTube's Content ID system flagged thousands of videos with automatic copyright claims this week, calling into question whether it's a viable platform for video games content.

Valve's gaming-focused SteamOS available to download December 13

The push to bring PC gaming to your living room draws nigh.