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  • News: Apple says no to incentivized ad watching and social sharing in App Store crackdown

    App discovery is a problem for Apple's App Store, and the company is hoping to improve the situation with a new Explore tab in iOS 8. But as we wait for Apple's newest mobile OS to roll out this fall, Apple is starting to crack down on a number of questionable methods app developers use for promotion and bringing in ad revenue.

  • News: Sony's cute little PlayStation TV microconsole is coming to the U.S. for $99

    Sony's explosive E3 2014 keynote may have been chock full of games, but it wasn't all about the games. The company also announced that its charming little PS Vita TV microconsole is finally coming stateside, where it'll be simply dubbed the PlayStation TV.

  • News: Gamers to Microsoft: We don't need no stinking ecosystem in our living room

    In its day, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was the life of the living room, the guy that brought the wings and beer on game day. But then the Xbox One began showing up—the weird guy who passed out tofu dogs and insisted on holding the remote.

  • News: It's finally happening: Grand Theft Auto V coming to PC

    Nearly a year's worth of whining and rumor-mongering has finally paid off: Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PC this fall, a full year after its debut on last generation's Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. And, for the console crowd, it's also making its way onto the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

  • News: Behind the success of Temple Run

    Earlier in June, Imangi Studios announced that Temple Run and Temple Run 2 have combined to surpass one billion downloads, becoming one of the only game franchises to his this insane mark (Angry Birds, naturally, being another). Combining reflexes, a fear of deadly monkeys, and a smooth game mechanic, Temple Run isn't just an endless running game: It's the measuring stick against which all other endless running games are judged. TechHive looks back at the endearing popularity of one of the most popular games of all time.

  • News: Meet Alienware's Alpha console, a Steam Machine without SteamOS (for now)

    What will happen to the big push to bring PC gaming into the living room now that Valve's delayed the Steam Controller that's oh-so-crucial for the Steam Machine vision? That was the question on everyone's lips leading up to E3, and Alienware--whose Steam Machine has been called "a console that encapsulates the full potential of what a Steam Machine should be" by Valve boss Gabe Newell--answered the question by fully unveiling the $550 Alienware Alpha, a sleek-looking Steam Machine that will still launch in 2014--but without SteamOS.

  • News: Battlefield: Hardline beta opens today

    EA's upcoming cops versus robbers shooter Battlefield: Hardline might've sprung a bunch of leaks prior to its E3 reveal Monday, but there was one surprise announcement: PS4 and PC players can sign up for access to the betatoday.

  • News: E3 2014: What news and new games to expect

    E3 2014 starts today so we take a look at what will be announced by Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA and Ubisoft.

  • News: Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

    This is it--the last week before E3. The "calm before the storm" was a lie. Instead, we had a ton of trailers and announcements this week, as publishers try to get out ahead of the E3 news onslaught. Mortal Kombat X, Forza Horizon 2, The Witcher 3, Lord of the Rings--we've got them all here.

  • News: What to expect when the game industry invades Los Angeles

    It's E3 again? You're kidding me. It seems like just yesterday we were huddled around screens, watching Microsoft announce the various unsavory aspects of the original Xbox One vision--always online, no used games, and that $500 price point--only to have Sony blindside everyone later that night with a $400 PlayStation 4 that worked...well, basically the same way as the PlayStation 3, but with better graphics.

  • News: How Steam in-home streaming can turn your old laptop or Windows tablet into a PC gaming force

    In the old days, getting your PC game on away from your desktop was easier said than done, limited to laptops that were portable in name only: thick, hulking behemoths stuffed with discrete graphics processors and large cooling components to match. Sure, you might coax World of WarCraft or some indie titles into running on CPU-integrated graphics, but most modern 3D games? Fuhgeddaboutit.

  • News: PC support for Xbox One controller has arrived

    Microsoft has made good on its promise to release PC drivers for the Xbox One controller.

  • News: Hands-on with the world's lightest gaming laptop

    Gigabyte's gaming brand Aorus has taken the wraps off the world's lightest 13.3in gaming notebook at this year's Computex in Taiwan. The stunning notebook introduces top-end specs into a form factor ideal for mobile computing, and will be making its way to Australian shop shelves shortly.

  • News: Free game alert: Sniper Elite V2 free on Steam for one day

    EA's been using a new "On the House" initiative to dole out free games via its Origin gaming service--ostensibly just to give back to the gaming community, but secretly to promote the sequels and premium content for those freebie titles. Really, it's a clever way to get you to buy into the game series, but at its core: Free game! And now, Steam gamers can get in on the gratis action by snagging a copy of Sniper Elite V2--but only if you act fast.

  • News: Microsoft's Xbox to add 45 new entertainment apps, big Twitter push

    Microsoft said Wednesday that 45 new entertainment apps are due on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms this year, including key apps from Twitter, HBO, and Showtime. But there's no guarantee they'll arrive anytime soon.

  • News: Hello, world: Developer creates Apple Swift-based Flappy Bird clone in four hours

    Just hours after Apple had introduced its new Swift programming language, developer Nate Murray was showing how easy it was to use Swift by creating a short demo app. That example program was (what else?) a Flappy Bird clone called FlappySwift. Swift is currently an alternative to developing with Objective-C, the standard language for iOS and OS X development.

  • News: iPhone game controls take a new shape in Razer's Junglecat

    Razer's Junglecat is not the first iPhone game controller to hit the market, but its design may be the most pocket-friendly.

  • News: Asus teases a host of PC-gaming products, including a potential Steam Machine

    Asus announced a slew of PC gaming-oriented products at Computex on Tuesday. The new additions to the company's Republic of Gamers (ROG) lineup include two desktop PCs, a laptop, three motherboards, a video card, and a new display. The early info we received is a little thin, but here's what we know.

  • News: Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

    Kart racing, bomb threats, and the police try to save Battlefield 4. (No word on whether Sting makes a cameo.) This is gaming news you need to know for the week of May 26.

  • News: This week's top tech news

    We round up the top 5 tech news stories from this week including Apple buying Beats, the LG G3, Mario Kart 8 and a look at Google's driverless car.

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