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  • Opinion: You Should Play: Monument Valley

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: PlayStation 4 update adds video editor, strips HDCP

    Budding YouTube personalities will love the latest update to Sony's PlayStation 4 system software. But even if you just like uploading the occasional video, Update 1.70 will be a big one.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Sometimes You Die

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: Oculus Pissed? Here are 6 Facebook-free virtual reality alternatives

    Facebook's plan to acquire Oculus VR for $2 billion has been as polarizing as you'd expect.

  • Opinion: Minecraft creator cancels Oculus Rift port talks after Facebook buy

    Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson just publicly added another major tech company to his black list. Last September, he called out Microsoft for ruining the PC with Windows 8. Now Persson says he's not going to work with Oculus VR after Facebook snapped up the virtual reality headset maker for $2 billion.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Mikey Shorts

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Royal Revolt 2

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: The new Crazy Taxi City Rush is actually pretty calm

    The email came in from Sega's PR agent--"I can tell you that the title in question is the next sequel in the Crazy Taxi series." My heart soared. "All I Want" by The Offspring started reverberating through my head. My palms sweated.

  • Opinion: Crytek embraces Linux and SteamOS

    Valve's Steam Machine consoles are getting a shot in the arm from Crytek, which has promised native Linux support in its latest game engine.

  • Opinion: Titanfall (PC) impressions: Frenetically fun robot violence -- when the servers work

    I could probably write my Titanfall review right now. I've played about fifteen hours of the game, all-told. I've finished most of one of the multiplayer "campaigns," though everyone left our server before we completed the whole run. I've ranked higher than the beta's Level 14 cap. I've killed some people. I've killed some robots. I've run on some walls.

  • Opinion: Nvidia Shield's 'GameStream' PC streaming is a tantalizing taste of the future

    Lately it seems like everyone wants to help us get away from our gaming boxes. Sony lets you run PlayStation 4 games through a PlayStation Vita over Wi-Fi, and you can play certain Nintendo's Wii U games through its GamePad controller. Valve is also testing "in-home streaming" for its Steam service, allowing one PC to beam games to another on the same network.

  • Opinion: Eyes-on with Oculus Rift's 'Crystal Cove' VR prototype and first launch game

    I've seen the future. Again. In a two-floor, marble-and-glass Vegas suite, an unassuming headset perches near a tiny computer tower. They look almost comically understated within such ostentatious surroundings.

  • Opinion: Slimmer PlayStation Vita set for US debut this spring

    Somewhere there's a Sony executive frantically pounding on the chest of a PlayStation Vita to the rythym of The Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive." "Don't worry, Vita!" he's crying. "We'll make your already-sexy-hardware even sexier. Then they'll have to buy it! Live, damn it! Live!"

  • Opinion: Microsoft working on Kindle-like Xbox reading app for Windows 8

    Microsoft's getting ready to follow Amazon, Apple, and Google into the reading game with an app for Windows to peruse e-books, magazines, and comics. The new app appears be part of Microsoft's cross-platform Xbox entertainment services, which currently include Xbox Music and Video.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Lollipop 3 and the Eggs of Doom

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: Dark Souls II preview: I died 8 times in an hour and loved it

    Earlier this week I played the first hour of Dark Souls II. I died exactly eight times: Three times by falling off cliffs, once by drowning, once by the hands of a hulking troll whose swipes were so powerful he occasionally over-balanced and fell, once by the poison of a horrific man-lizard-thing with a fleshy sac hanging off its stomach, once by the sword of a fifteen-foot-tall beast of a man clad in fearsome black armor, and once by way of some demon pigs which swarmed me and chewed me to bits.

  • Opinion: Alienware's sleek, sexy Steam Machine will be impossible to upgrade or customize

    I can't explain it, but over the course of the past two weeks, Alienware's Steam Machine started to look good, even to a devoted PC builder like myself. Moderate price for moderate specs, a sleek and sexy case design--I could almost understand why Valve managing director Gabe Newell was so excited about the thing.

  • Opinion: Cruise with Ozobot, a tiny robot that races across your iPad

    The Ozobot, a new intelligent game piece for the iPad, is really, really good at following directions: He never wanders off, turns around when you tell him to, and can change pace quickly. Perhaps that's why they were such a hit at CES, where they made their public debut.

  • Opinion: Razer Comms connects gamers with free Android app

    Don't be bothered by those annoying non-gaming friends always trying to invite you out to social events when you're in the middle of a boss raid. Razer Comms, Razer's in-game communications offering, is now available as a free Android app for connecting gamers on the go and rejecting anyone with enough gall to call you.

  • Opinion: Piixl's 'Jetpack' gaming PC straps to the back of your TV

    As a legion of Steam Machines prepare to drag PC gaming into your living room, we're starting to get a clearer glimpse at what the consolification of computing looks like--and as with standard PCs, it looks like "variety" is the name of the game.



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