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Microsoft at E3: Halo 5, Gears 4, PC love, Xbox backward-compatibility, and more

Microsoft's massive E3 press event was all about the games, of course--but it also was about playing up the synergies between Microsoft's Windows and Xbox platforms.

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Microsoft adds Xbox 360 backward-compatibility to Xbox One

Surprise! Those Xbox 360 games you already own aren't just taking up space on your shelf any more.

Bethesda E3 2015 Briefing: Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter, Doom, and more

For their first ever E3 showcase, Bethesda introduced an impressive array of video games to come in 2015 including Doom, Fallout 4, Battlecry, Elder Scrolls Legends, and Dishonored 2.

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Bethesda's E3 2015 kick off: Fallout 4 release date, Doom, Dishonored 2, and more

Bethesda's first-ever E3 press event was a doozy, with details about a slew of upcoming titles that PC gamers are sure to drool over. Fallout 4 and Doom, anybody?


'Payday' maker Starbreeze jumps into virtual reality with new Project StarVR headset

First there was Oculus. Then there was Valve. And now...Starbreeze? Surprise!

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YouTube takes on Twitch head-to-head with launch of new YouTube Gaming site

What's an enormous corporation to do when its acquisition plans are foiled? Apparently the answer is "try to grind the competition into fine purple dust."

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Sony says it beat Microsoft to top in US console sales

The PlayStation 4 has sold more than 20 million units to date, according to Sony

Oculus unveils Rift headset

The Rift will ship by March of next year with an Xbox One game controller.

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Oculus announces new Touch hand-tracker and details first games for the consumer-edition Rift

Oculus Rift's long-awaited consumer version might not beat the Vive to market, but it's not going down without a fight. We've got the latest details inside.

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The 2015 Steam (Monster) Summer Sale kicks off today

Blue skies, the smell of sunscreen, and the sound of wallets crying out in terror—it's time for the biggest games sale of the year.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, June 10

Apple Music probed for antitrust violations... North Korea rattles cyber-saber


Microsoft bulks up to a 1TB Xbox One, ahead of rumored 1TB Sony PS4

With the E3 gaming conference looming, the console wars are ramping up--and Xbox One needs every edge it can get against the dominant PlayStation platform.

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How virtual reality could change your business

Virtual reality has been '10 years away for 40 years,' says one CEO, but it's now on our doorstep


This week in games: Our first look at Bard's Tale IV, Battleborn, Soma, and more

Plus Spike Lee is directing NBA 2k16's MyCareer mode and he swears it'll be better than Oldboy. Actually, he didn't really say that. This is gaming news for the week of June 1.

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3 mobile games that help you get things done

Yes, it's true. You can be a better, more productive worker simply by playing a few games.

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Researcher warns popular gaming plug-in puts millions of web users at risk from data thieves

In a demo posted on YouTube, the researcher shows how a flaw in the Unity Web Player could let an attacker access a Gmail account.