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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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Valve: AMD-based Steam Machines are also en route

Valve Software and AMD confirm that Steam Machine game consoles using AMD processors will arrive next year.

Sony exec: PS4 controllers will work on PCs

However, comments by the same Sony exec suggests that the PS4 controller's touchpad may not be compatible.

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Microsoft's Wordament app drags Xbox Live achievements to Android

It's another step towards Xbox assuming Microsoft's all-encompassing entertainment brand, but don't expect this to open the achievement point floodgates if you're on non-Windows systems.

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Valve's prototype Steam Machines skip AMD for Nvidia

Valve Software has revealed that 300 lucky beta testers will receive Steam Machines in a variety of configurations -- all based upon Nvidia graphics hardware.

Microsoft shows off modern browser with 1995 computer game

The game Hover! was originally bundled with Windows 95, and puts players in the seat of a hovercraft on a 3D map.