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Cloud gaming pioneer OnLive sold to Sony, will cease operations April 30

OnLive's users are losing a unique service that let them play high-end games without a high-end PC. The company apparently couldn't keep up with subscribers' thirst for server resources.

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Report: Microsoft thought about giving Xbox away for free

Microsoft considered giving the original Xbox away for free, according to a new report with some of the console's original designers.

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Twitch adds YouTube-style persistent player to its mobile apps, as streaming battle ramps up

Twitch isn't adding this feature just to be nice. If YouTube is planning to game streaming as rumored, Twitch needs to up its own game.

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First fictional film lands in Valve's Steam store

And it's just the beginning. Devolver Digital 'will be bringing curated film content to the Steam marketplace' from now on. But do you even want to buy films through Steam?

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Nintendo says game over to Super Mario 64 on the web

It was fun while it lasted, but Super Mario 64 HD is done...at least in the browser.

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Raptr launches Plays.TV, an addicting, video-centric Instagram for gamers

Raptr's new Plays.TV social network was built for gamers who want to share video clips of their most glorious gaming moments with like-minded souls.

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DirectX 12's asynchronous graphics support will unlock Radeon's potential, says AMD

AMD says its Asynchronous Shaders and Asynchronous Compute Engines should offer a significant increase in performance with DirectX 12.

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Dead or Alive 5's Steam release proves terrible PC ports still exist

Koei Tecmo launched Dead or Alive 5 on Steam a month late, and it's still completely nerfed, with no online multiplayer, PS3-era effects, and more.

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Relive the N64 glory days and play this browser-based Super Mario 64 re-creation

Roystan Ross's revival of Super Mario 64's first level makes for a nostalgia-packed time-waster.

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This week in games: 3 reasons why mods are the best part of being a PC gamer

Plus Halo comes to PC...sort of, and somebody breaks their Rainbow Six: Siege NDA in order to show you dudes fighting on an airplane. This is all the gaming news for the week of March 23.

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How to test your PC's DirectX 12 performance today

The final release of DirectX 12 and Windows 10 is months away but if you're itching to test your system's DX12 theoretical performance today, here's how you can do it.

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Tested: DirectX 12's potential performance leap is insane

We put our hands on Futuremark's new API test, which shows off just what DirectX 12 can do in theory.

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Razer's OSVR virtual reality headset will get Leap Motion's hand-tracking tech

Dump that Xbox 360 controller, Leap Motion wants VR gamers to pick-up that virtual rifle with their hands.