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CounterSpy heats up the Cold War with tense sneaking and shooting

Duck behind cover, stealthily attack guards, and avert a nuclear crisis in this slick spy adventure.

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Google Play Games' new nearby multiplayer capabilities make it easier to play with pals

The new Google Play Games lets players challenge one another if they're in the same room.

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Leo's Fortune offers charming and challenging platform action

Designed for smartphone screens, this attractive side-scroller is well tuned for touch and provides ample replay value.

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Anomaly Defenders delivers deep and engrossing strategic action

Flipping the series' trademark "tower offense" design, this glossy sci-fi campaign requires smart, tactical decision-making

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Samsung Gear VR headset hands-on: Better than the Oculus Rift (in some ways)

Samsung's Gear VR headset isn't perfect, but the first big-name VR headset to market makes an impressive debut nonetheless.

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Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' prototype hands-on: A VR alien waved at me and I waved back

A virtual alien waved at me and I waved back. It's that good.

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3 ways Microsoft can ruin Minecraft, and 3 ways it can make Mojang even better

Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang could give it the money to take Minecraft to the next level, or it could shackle it with proprietary restrictions. Let's hope for the former.

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Modder turns Xbox One into Xbook One laptop

Insert joke about how it's still less powerful than an actual gaming laptop.

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Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The rumors turned out to be true. Minecraft is about to become a Microsoft property.

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New malware spreads over Twitch chat, targets Steam accounts

New malware will attempt to sell items stored in your Steam account so an attacker can reap the proceeds and buy items for themselves.

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Atari is rebooting Asteroids as...a DayZ-style survival game

Seriously. We heard it straight from the CEO's lips.

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Deep-dive Q&A: How Atari's new bosses plan to bring the company back from the brink

We recently sat down with Atari CEO Fred Chesnais and COO Todd Shallbetter to discuss Atari's bankruptcy proceedings, how the company to stay relevant after forty years in the industry, and...an Asteroids reboot?

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Microsoft's working to make Xbox games stream right to your browser, report claims

If a new report is to be believed, Microsoft is working on PC-based streaming of Xbox games.

on pcworld.com

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Final Oculus Rift pricing, hardware teased as Gear VR reveals Oculus-ready interface

And even better: The final hardware design for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift is already locked in.