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Crytek's powerful CryEngine is the latest gaming engine to embrace Linux

CryEngine powers top-name titles like Crysis, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Star Citizen, and now it's coming to Linux.

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The Holy Grail of notebook PCs, external graphics, is coming soon via Oculink

Oculink, designed for external PCI Express graphics on notebooks and PCs, could give laptops the graphics punch they need for gaming after hours.

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Samsung first 4K FreeSync displays hit streets ahead of AMD's Fury X launch

Samsung has introduced its first FreeSync-compatible 4K monitors in time for AMD's Radeon R9 Fury X rollout.

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Warning! Batman: Arkham Knight (PC) suffers from crippling performance issues

If hundreds (thousands?) of angry gamers can be believed, Arkham Knight is totally busted on the PC. We let Steam users tell you how they feel.

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XCOM 2's turned tides make humanity feel like a desperate underdog

The aliens have occupied earth in XCOM 2—but are the splintered XCOM forces freedom fighters or terrorists?

Hands-on with Fove, the crowdfunded VR headset that tracks your gaze

Most virtual reality headsets track your head position, but Fove's VR headset tracks your eyes themselves.

Inside Indiecade, E3's indie gaming bastion

E3 is dominated by big-budget displays for triple-A, multi-million dollar games--but not at the Indiecade booth. Here's a look at some of the indie gaming scene's brightest stars.

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The 10 most exciting PC games of E3 2015

It was a banner year for PC gaming at E3, but these are the best of the best: The 10 PC games that most set our hearts a-flutter.

Ghost Recon Wildlands preview: Thoughtful military action in a truly open world

Trisha Hershberger demos the Ghost Recon: Wildlands Demo, which has a non-scripted, non-linear story, so the player can create their own destiny within the game.

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Rocking out with Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4, two very different rhythm games

Rock Band is back! So is Guitar Hero! We went hands-on with both at E3 to compare and contrast their approaches to a familiar genre.

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Anno 2205 hands-on: This city builder shoots for the moon

Two words: Moon cities.


Microsoft's augmented reality Halo is breathtaking, but HoloLens still needs work

Microsoft's augmented reality demos have been awe-inspiring on stage, but HoloLens still needs a lot of work before it's ready for prime time.

Oculus Rift consumer version eyes-on: Virtual worlds you won't want to leave

The Oculus Rift headset gives gamers an immersive virtual reality experience with sharp graphics and captivating sounds.

How Sword Coast Legends put the 'DM' in 'CRPG'

Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition game, Sword Coast Legends, introduces DM mode and lets the player create custom settings including locations, characters and dialogue.

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Meet AMD's radical Project Quantum PC, a showcase for its new Fiji GPU

Here's how AMD jammed 17.2 teraflops of performance into a tiny, liquid-cooled PC

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Why Sword Coast Legends is the digital Dungeon & Dragons RPG you've been waiting for

Sword Coast Legends' Dungeon Master mode and custom campaigns make this game a love letter to CRPG enthusiasts. It's even officially sanctioned by Dungeons & Dragons.

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Samsung launches app to record your mobile gaming highlights

Game Recorder+ lets you create Twitch-style clips, as long as you're using a Samsung device.

Total War: Warhammer interview: Inside the audacious mash-up of two beloved gaming franchises

Total War and Warhammer have combined forces to make a fantasy game that uses hand crafted animations and aims to please both fan bases.

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Master of Orion reboot hands-on: A PC gaming classic dragged into the modern era

Wargaming's rebooting Master of Orion and the Alkari have never looked--or sounded--so good.

Trying to stay alive in The Long Dark, an exploration-focused survival game

Trisha Hershberger tests out The Long Dark, an immersive survival simulation set in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster.

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Star Wars Battlefront hands-on: Not the Battlefront sequel you're looking for, but still pretty good

Star Wars Battlefront is a good, gorgeous Star Wars-based shooter. It just doesn't feel like Battlefront.

How Fable Legends will let Xbox and PC gamers play together

We got a preview of upcoming title Fable Legends at the E3 Xbox media event, where Designer/Director David Eckelberry explained why Xbox and Windows 10 cross-compatability means you and your friends have no excuse not to play at work.

Xbox Elite Controller: Hands-on with Microsoft's pro-focused $150 gamepad

The Xbox Elite Controller lives up to its name in functionality and price. We go hands-on from E3.

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E3's first dedicated PC event basks in everything that makes PC gaming special

The first-ever massive E3 event dedicated solely to PC gaming was a love letter to computer-loving gamers, with glorious graphics hardware and a focus on PC-centric titles like American Truck Simulator, Arma III: Tanoa, and Killing Floor 2.