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E3 2014: What to expect when the game industry invades Los Angeles

The future of virtual reality, Steam Machines, and of course games, will play out next week at this mega-show.

GOG Galaxy

GOG.com releasing a Steam-like launcher client, except it's entirely optional

Chat, auto-updating games, cross-play and more await you with the upcoming GOG Galaxy launcher—but you don't have to use it if you don't want.

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

Swift isn't just Apple's new programming language, it's also further proof that Flappy Bird is the new 'Hello, world' for game development.

Sony PSP

A requiem for Sony's PSP, a gaming handheld that never lived up to its promise

Sony announced Tuesday it will stop manufacturing the PSP this year. We pay our respects.

Homefront The Revolution

Homefront The Revolution preview: Overthrow American occupiers with open-world guerilla warfare

Crytek's Homefront sequel is already looking more intriguing than its inspiration.

Always Sometimes Monsters

Always Sometimes Monsters review: Always ambitious, sometimes tedious

Always Sometimes Monsters is one of the closest things we've ever had to an existentialist text in game form. But that doesn't mean it's fun.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review: Swinging nowhere

Every year or two they release a new Spider-Man game. Every year or two there's new cause for disappointment.

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New York Times Crossword app gets its appeal across (and down)

If you're a dedicated cruciverbalist, the latest update to the esteemed puzzle app makes it easier than ever to get your fix.

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Arma 3 Karts

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

Don't want to buy a Wii U but need some kart racing in your life? Arma 3 is here to save the day. Plus, Star Citizen was delayed—again. This is game news you need to know for the week of May 26.

Metro Redux

Metro Redux hands-on: Nuclear winter has never looked so appealing

Deep Silver's releasing "Director's Cuts" of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light—perfect for those who haven't dipped into one of the best franchises the PC has to offer.