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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.

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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.

Piixl's 'Jetpack' gaming PC straps to the back of your TV

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Jetpack, a customizable SteamOS-compatible gaming PC that you'll never actually have to look at!

Open-source gaming ahoy! Valve joins Linux Foundation ahead of SteamOS launch

Valve becoming a Linux Foundation member could lead to innovative new gaming, the foundation said

Assassin's Creed series comes to Android with "Pirates"

Ubisoft brings one of the most popular gaming series to Android in a new game called Assassin's Creed Pirates.