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Pincus pursued Xbox chief for several months for Zynga CEO job, source says

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus pursued Microsoft's Xbox chief for several months and had no other candidates in mind for the top job at the social games company, a source at Zynga said Monday.

Pincus interruptus: Microsoft's Xbox chief to run Zynga

Zynga chief executive Mark Pincus is giving up his CEO post for Don Mattrick, who most recently led Microsoft's Xbox division. Look for a redefinition of "social" gaming.

Steam's wallet explosion

Summer game sales have begun! 6 tips to maximize your dollar

Here are some tips for making it through Steam's giant sale, as well as those on other gaming sites, with your wallet intact.

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Amazon slashes PC game prices as Steam sale looms

While the PC gaming world waits for Steam to kick off its annual summer games sale, Amazon is getting an early jump with some deals of its own.

Microsoft wants its indie cred back: Partnership announced with Unity at Build 2013

At the Build 2013 conference, Microsoft and Unity announce a new partnership to bring the esteemed independent game engine to Xbox One developers for free—as long as Microsoft is the publisher.

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Kinect for Windows developer's kit slated for November, adds 'green screen' technology

Microsoft's Kinect for Windows will be released in final form by next year, and include "green screen" technology to strip out backgrounds from behind users.

Microsoft licenses Age of Empires for iOS and Android

A version of Microsoft's Age of Empires game franchise will be developed for iPhones and Android devices, the first time an official Microsoft title will be released for the mobile platforms.

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The 10 biggest PC game disappointments

Some games garner so much fan attention that they can't possibly live up to hype they've generated. Here are ten games from recent history that created high hopes but ended up being big letdowns.

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EA's Online Pass is still dead as a doornail despite Xbox One's DRM reversal

Microsoft may have reversed course on its online plans, but EA hasn't. The contentious Online Pass system is still dead.

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EA snubs sports lovers but tosses AMD fans a bone with next-gen PC gaming plans

EA says most modern gaming rigs can't handle the company's EA Sports Ignite engine, but games powered by its Frostbite 3 engine will be optimized for AMD graphics.

Sony yanks PlayStation 3 update after it bricks consoles

Sony's gaming division pulled its latest firmware update for the PlayStation 3 Wednesday, after widespread reports that installing it could render the console useless.

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Who is a gamer?

Surprise! Adult women are more gamer nerdy than teenage boys

Stereotypes be damned. A recent survey found that women above the age of 18 make up significantly more of the gaming population than boys below the age of 17.

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The 10 best racing games

Fancy a race? We’ve got you covered with Forza, Grid, and more of the best racing games of the last few years.

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