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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.

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Missing Pieces: Rome: Total War II gets a free expansion, Grim Fandango details, and more must-know games news

This is the gaming news you need to know from the first week of September.

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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.

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Why Amazon bought Twitch: Here are four possible reasons

Streaming live video games is huge, but what benefit does the service have to the mega-retailer?

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Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell preview: This game has an armchair that fires rockets

No, really. It does. This Saints Row IV expansion takes the series to new depths -- and new heights, thanks to Johnny Gat's demon wings.

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New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL sport extra analog nub, NFC support

Nintendo's revised handheld hits Japan first, other countries eventually

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Microsoft's standalone Xbox One Kinect due in October with bonus game

As promised, Microsoft will deliver its standalone Kinect sensor for the Xbox One, tossing in a free game to sweeten the deal.

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Lichdom review: A masterful magic system hobbled by ho-hum gameplay

Lichdom is the first game to really get magic right. Unfortunately it does so at the cost of most everything else.

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Amazon's $970 million buy gives Twitch the best of both worlds: Money and freedom

Amazon offers Twitch major league resources AND continued independence -- a combination that likely wouldn't have been possible if the video streaming site was bought by YouTube.

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Reports: Amazon will pay $1 billion to buy video-game streaming site Twitch

The deal was reached after talks with Google cooled, The Wall Street Journal said

PlayStation Network back online after massive denial of service attack

The group that claimed responsibility for the PlayStation DDoS attack also diverted the flight of a Sony executive with a fake bomb scare.

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DeLorean tries to predict your next move, could reduce lag in online gaming

Microsoft researchers develop a technology that can mask up to 250 milliseconds of network latency when playing cloud-based games.