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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.

Nvidia's outrageously high-end 'Battlebox' PCs focus on compromise-free 4K gaming

Nvidia's Battleboxes are the polar opposites of Valve's Steam Machines: big, bulky, and unabashedly high-end.

Microsoft makes Xbox Live Gold free for the weekend

If you've let your Xbox Live Gold subscription lapse, Microsoft would like to re-introduce you to the service.

Reminder: next-gen console games will be storage hogs

Storage limitations could be an issue for early adopters, just as it was for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Valve's Steam Controller brings mouse and keyboard precision to the gamepad

On Friday, Valve made its third and final Steam Box announcement for the week. The big reveal? A gamepad that works with all current and future Steam games, featuring dual trackpads and a touchscreen.

AMD's low-level Mantle graphics could mean big things for PC gaming

On deck: Faster games and easier cross-platform portability—if developers use it.

China ends video game console ban with new Shanghai trade zone

China's 13-year ban on video game consoles is ending with the creation of a new free trade zone in Shanghai that will allow foreign-funded companies to sell game systems nationwide.

Why SteamOS will challenge Windows for PC gaming supremacy

Valve's Steam Box endeavor is ostensibly designed for the living room, but make no mistake: SteamOS is a serious threat to Windows.

AMD, Nvidia ramp up Linux driver support after Valve's SteamOS announcement

The Linux-based SteamOS isn't even available yet but it's already making waves.

Microsoft eyes China's gaming market with new joint venture

Microsoft is entering China's gaming market with a new joint venture, the latest sign that its Xbox console soon arrive in the country.