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Unity takes hassle out of developing 2D games

Integrated support for developing 2D games comes to version 4.3 of Unity's toolset after more than a year of work on an integrated 2D physics engine.

Microsoft fixes Windows 8.1 mouse issues, but not for all games

For PC gamers, at least, it looks like most of Windows 8.1's issues are now fixable--especially if you're comfortable with registry edits.

10 awesome PC games that feel just like work

Desperate for a new line of work, but unwilling to go through the drudgery of going back to school? Playing any of these incredible PC games is like a virtual career change.

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.