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11 hilarious, brutally devious ways game developers punish pirates

The Sims 4's encroaching pixelization is the latest in a long line of hilarious anti-piracy efforts.

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Elite: Dangerous impressions: Finding home in the vast emptiness of space

Here I am, sitting in a tin can... in a mind bogglingly large space sim.

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The 10 best PC games of 2014

From puzzlers to old-school RPGs and a whole lot more, these titles were the cream of the PC gaming crop in 2014.

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Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network downed by (supposed) DDOS attacks

It's Christmas, and the group known as Lizard Squad just discovered its heart is three sizes too small.

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Mini Pieces: Grand Theft Auto V goes to a galaxy far away and other gaming news

In a special miniature edition of Missing Pieces we wrap up the week's last-minute, please-go-away gaming news.

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This week in games: Minecraft gets the Walking Dead treatment

And soon you'll be able to toss back a few beers with Pac-Man. Really!

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80 Days leads you on a round-the-world adventure during your commute

Based on the classic novel, this interactive fiction experience blends excellent writing with empowering decision-making.

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Indie gems: The 15 best PC games you may have missed in 2014

They're small, scrappy, and just as enjoyable as big-name games. Don't miss these standout titles from a busy year.

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Give yourself a present (or twenty): Steam's Holiday Sale is here

Merry Gabemas and a Happy Steam Year!

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Valve's Steam Controller looks less revolutionary with every redesign

'Hey Gabe, why don't we just make an Xbox 360 controller?' says some guy at Valve, presumably.