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Two top PC games gain Linux support ahead of SteamOS

Valve's console-esque PC for the living room is nearing reality, and its mere promise is already convincing developers to take a chance on Linux gaming.

Steam user count tops Xbox Live ahead of Valve's console push

Valve’s popular PC game store and online service now has more than 65 million active accounts.

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Big update helps Nvidia's Shield handheld play nicer with Android and PC games

The update Nvidia pushed to its Shield gaming handheld is jam-packed with new features, additional game support, and Android 4.3.

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Historical Software Archive lets you use vintage software in your browser

The Internet Archive's Historical Software Archive is a new initiative to preserve old software and make it easily available through in-browser emulation.

App Invasion: Halloween Games

These 8 free mobile games are coming for your braaaaains.

It's a trap! Malware disguises itself as Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC gamers

And to add insult to injury, you have to download 18GB of... something before the malware phishes for your personal info.

Nvidia expands PC game streaming, announces monster GTX 780 Ti card

Nvidia's new GameStream technology expands the in-home streaming that debuted on Nvidia's Shield handheld device.

Nvidia's 2013 Holiday Gaming Bundle pairs GeForce graphics cards with free games

What's better than gaming? FREE gaming, and Nvidia's 2013 Holiday Gaming Bundle offers just that.

Myst studio Cyan announces first substantial gaming project in nearly a decade

It’s been a long wait for Myst fans, but developer Cyan launched a Kickstarter Thursday for Obduction -- the company's new sci-fi adventure game that will be heavy on exploration.

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Save your saved games: What files upgrading from Windows 8.1 preview will kill

Microsoft says that upgrading from Windows 8.1 Preview to the final GA edition will kill any apps that you added after upgrading to the preview. It's actually slightly worse than that.

Softbank invests over $1 billion in Finnish game developer Supercell

Japanese carrier SoftBank and gaming company GungHo Online Entertainment are investing $1.5 billion for a 51 percent stake in Finnish game developer Softcell, highlighting how hot this sector has become.

Just one killer exclusive could make Linux gaming take off, says Battlefield 4 boss

But who will be the first to take the plunge?

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Experimental game [Code] instantiates love of programming

[Code] is an experimental game created by students at USC, and was probably my favorite discovery at the IndieCade conference last week in Los Angeles.

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Study: Sexualized game avatars may cause self-objectification in real world women

A new study finds that women are significantly more likely to self-objectify after inhabiting a scantily clad female avatar.

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