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Look out, Steam Machines: Microsoft eyes Windows-to-Xbox game streaming

For now, Microsoft plans to allow gamers to stream games from its Xbox One to the PC via its Xbox app later this year. But executives also said they're thinking in the opposite direction, possibly putting pressure on Nvidia and Valve.

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Windows 10's Xbox App: More about extending a console than embracing PC gaming

Microsoft says Windows 10 embraces PC gaming, but the Xbox app is all about bringing the console to your computer--with one killer exception.

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Hands on: Valve's cheap Steam Link and Controller could woo Steam Machine skeptics

For $100, this could be a killer solution for people who don't want to buy a full-blown Steam Machine, but do want a way to bring PC games into the living room.

Nvidia Shield console hands-on: Powerful PC gaming in a $200 Android TV box

The just-announced Nvidia Shield can play 4K video and even stream full-blown PC games straight from the cloud.

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Microsoft's betting big on cross-device universal apps, but can it deliver?

'Write once, run everywhere' is a big promise to make.

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Microsoft: DirectX 12 will increase your graphics performance by an additional 20 percent

'This is like getting free hardware,' said a Microsoft graphics program manager.

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Rock Band 4 exists, and it's coming by the end of the year

We met with Harmonix at GDC to hear about the future of Rock Band--namely, that there is one. And it's coming soon.

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Microsoft opens Xbox One to app devs as part of Windows 10's cross-platform push

The move is part of a broader push to make applications run across all devices in the Microsoft universe.

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Oculus dethroned: Valve's SteamVR is the new virtual reality frontrunner

Well, among virtual reality developer kits, that is.

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Intel, Raptr join forces to give modest PCs a headache-free boost in gaming performance

Raptr is bringing its automatic game optimizations and driver updates to Intel systems to help you squeeze every ounce of performance out of your PC.

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Rejoice! Xbox One wireless controller adapter finally coming to Windows PCs

As part of Microsoft's efforts to bring WIndows and Xbox closer together, it'll finally release an Xbox One wireless controller adapter for PCs.