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DirectX 12

Move over Mantle: Microsoft to reveal next-gen, 'closer to the metal' DirectX 12 at GDC

At this year's Game Developers Conference Microsoft will finally show off the new generation of its graphics API—six years in the making.

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Valve's Gabe Newell promises VR for Source 2 and sends birthday wishes via Reddit

Gabe Newell and Co. took to Reddit yesterday to answer fan questions. Sorry, Half Life 3 was not announced.

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Thief review: A game torn between tradition and today

They rebooted Thief, and it's not as bad as everyone feared—but also not as good as everyone hoped.

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Nvidia unveils Maxwell: A supremely power-efficient GPU architecture

The eventual successor to Kepler promises high-end gaming performance from low-end video cards.

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Nvidia tweaks its Titan: Meet the bigger, badder GeForce GTX Titan Black

Higher clock speeds for gamers; same double-precision for developers.

EVE: Valkyrie's awe-inspiring VR space combat named Oculus Rift launch exclusive

Space dogfighting has never been so immersive as it is in EVE: Valkyrie, and CCP's killer VR demo has been gobbled up by Oculus Rift.

AMD releases game-changing Mantle support in new Catalyst beta driver

AMD has released the latest beta of its Catalyst driver, which brings its games-accelerating Mantle API into the real world.

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AMD's performance-boosting 'Mantle' PC gaming tech launches with Battlefield 4

But it turns out Mantle is better at boosting systems with weak CPUs, rather than weak graphics cards.

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Hands-on: Steam's in-home PC game streaming beta already feels like magic

Last night I played Assassin's Creed IV on an 8-year-old MacBook with integrated graphics, thanks to the power of the stream.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance review: An exhilarating blast of dumb

If laughter is the best medicine, then Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance could cure cancer.