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Microsoft aims to eliminate game patches with next-gen Xbox Live

The new Xbox Live Cloud Compute system could lead to games that never need to patch or update--if developers embrace it.

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.

Developers still think Windows 8 has potential—if Microsoft steps up

Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform has taken a lot of flak since release, but developers still think success is right around the corner—provided Microsoft steps up its game.

Google's augmented reality game Ingress opens to everyone

Google's popular Android-centric "turf war" game, Ingress, has finally lost its invitation-only requirement and has entered open beta.

Batman: Arkham Origins Review: Sisyphus never had it this bad

And lo, Batman rolled his rock up the hill of Gotham one more time, only to see Joker send it careening back towards the ground.

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10 great games for crummy old PCs

Slow machines of the world, rejoice. You too can revel in some of the best that PC gaming has to offer, with these 10 games that won't put your hardware to shame.

Windows 8.1 creates mouse-control problems for gamers

Windows 8.1 causes a subpar mouse performance for video games under certain circumstances.

What I’m Playing: Hurry up and wait!

Among the great games we're playing this week are something slow, something fast, and something in between.

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Don't fear the fun tax, and try Dead Trigger 2

Madfinger Games’ latest free-to-play zombie game may be a bit eager with in-app purchases, but don’t let that stop you.

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The White House cares about games, but not for the reasons you think

White House advisor Mark DeLoura talked at Gamesbeat 2013 today about video games, violence, and education. The result? Math Blaster 2014, hopefully.

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