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StarCraft II

StarCraft II is now free to play on PC

Blizzard's StarCraft II is going free-to-play after seven years. Kind of.

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Standalone Vive Focus VR headset replaces HTC's Google Daydream plans

HTC's Vive Focus VR headset won't need to be connected to a phone or PC to work.

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Call of Duty: WWII vs. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault: Storming Normandy then and now

We storm the beaches of Normandy in Call of Duty: WWII and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault.

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Storming Normandy in Call of Duty: WWII vs Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

We storm the beaches of Normandy in Call of Duty: WWII and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. Graphics sure have come a long way in 15 years.

Assassin's Creed: Origins - Photo Mode

How Assassin's Creed: Origins' photo mode makes your Egyptian tourism feel important

The photo mode in Assassin's Creed: Origins isn't just screenshots—it's a digital scrapbook of your travels.

Need for Speed: Payback

Need for Speed: Payback review: Pouring loot boxes on a tire fire

Need for Speed: Payback is the first full-price game to be irredeemably ruined by loot boxes. It probably won't be the last.

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SteamVR is coming to Windows Mixed Reality next week

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality headsets are gaining access to SteamVR's deep library of games and VR apps on November 15.

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Xbox One X PC Build: Can you do it for $500?

Under the hood, an Xbox One X is a collection of PC hardware. So we dug into current component prices to see if you can build a $500 system that matches its performance—and then we actually assembled and tested the PC.

Call of Duty: WWII

Call of Duty: WWII review: Not a remaster, but it might as well be

Nostalgia mitigates Call of Duty: WWII's weak story and bland characters, and multiplayer is better than before.

Watch Dogs

Uplay is giving Watch Dogs away for free this week

Ubisoft's giving the original Watch Dogs away for free in Uplay this week.

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Nvidia's Star Wars Titan Xp Collector's Edition embraces the Dark Side

The Star Wars Titan Xp Collector's Edition wraps Nvidia's best graphics card in the (Ge)Force.

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Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's powerful 4K gaming console

The Xbox One X is a powerful 4K-capable cousin of the Xbox One S. Here are all the details.

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Best gaming laptops: Know what to look for and which models rate highest

Which gaming laptop should you buy? From size, to performance, to budget, to features, this buyer's guide will help you find the right gaming laptop for your needs.

Xbox One X PC build post-mortem

Xbox One X PC build post-mortem

Now that our Xbox One X PC has been built and tested, we give our final take on the project.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

BlizzCon 2017 news recap: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, new Overwatch hero, more

Blizzard's BlizzCon 2017 reveals new features for Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft II, and Hearthstone. Sorry, Diablo fans.

Xbox One X

Xbox One X review: A surprising amount of power in a very small box

The Xbox One X is faster than ever, and it also matches up to the majority (55 percent or more) of gaming PCs today—and for only $500. Pretty impressive, for a console.

Xbox One X

Xbox One X Review: The console that makes some PCs nervous

The Xbox One X exceeds not only its predecessor, but also matches up to more than half of gaming PCs today—and for only $500. Pretty impressive, for a console.

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Hands on: Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is fun, easy, affordable augmented reality

Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges makes augmented-reality gameplay affordable and easy with its single positioning beacon, authentic-looking lightsaber, and a headset you pair with your phone.