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Valve launches experimental VR-friendly Steam interface

The legendary PC gaming service launches an experimental VR mode a mere day before Valve kicks off its VR-packed dev conference.

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Huawei readies Android game console for China in Q2

China has recently lifted its ban on video game console sales in the nation

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SimCity offline mode no longer impossible, coming soon

Remember when SimCity's creators insisted that an offline version of the game couldn't be done? Neither do SimCity's creators, apparently.

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Anki Drive puts self-driving robot cars to good use: Fun and games

This game is a demonstration of autonomous-driving technology right on your living room floor. Oh, and it's a blast to play.

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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.