Don't-Miss Game Stories

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.

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.

Steam hits record-shattering 7 million concurrent users over Thanksgiving weekend

An extended weekend and a Steam Autumn Sale joined forces to push Steam usage to unheard of heights.

Steam Autumn Sale kicks off with massive discounts on great PC games

The Steam Autumn Sale is here, and as usual, there are some great games on sale for a fistful of pennies.

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Violent video games may stop crime by keeping criminals busy playing violent video games

Economist Steve Levitt posits a fascinating theory on why the crime rate has plummeted over the past two decades.

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Minecraft's Notch revealed in behind-the-scenes tale

The wildly popular game "Minecraft" is a lot like its creator, Markus "Notch" Persson: modest in style and origin and apparently still true to its roots despite phenomenal success.

First look at a Steam Machine: iBuyPower's PC has solid specs, Xbox-like price tag

The first Steam Machine to come from a third-party PC maker looks pretty competitive, running all Steam games at 60fps for the same price as Microsoft's Xbox One console.