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Windows 10 Game Mode can boost performance after all

Microsoft’s Game Mode has been a puzzling feature addition to Windows 10 ever since we got wind of the option at the tail end of 2016. After keeping quiet about expected improvements, Microsoft finally let drop that average PCs might ...

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Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop livestreaming

Facebook is taking a swing at Twitch while also one-upping its mobile livestreaming video competitors. Today, all users can go Live directly from Facebook’s desktop website via their webcam, stream through professional equipment and software hooked up to a desktop, ...

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Mobile ad company Appodeal acquires game platform Corona Labs

Appodeal is announcing that it has acquired Corona Labs, creators of the Corona SDK for building cross-platform games and apps. The companies say the framework has been used to build more than 10,000 games including The Lost City by Fire Maple Games and HoPiKo by ...

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Microsoft plans convergence of PC, Xbox gaming, releases more details on Windows 10 Game Mode

For the last few months we’ve heard tidbits and hints about Microsoft’s upcoming Game Mode for Windows 10. The new mode, which is part of the Creators Update, is supposed to help some games run modestly faster — and as ...

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Facebook’s mobile prodigy launches video charades game

Michael Sayman was just 17 when Facebook hired him, but he’d already built 5 apps. Now 7 years after his first launch, the Facebook product manager has just released Show and Tell, which turns selfies and visual communication into a ...

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Facebook’s mobile prodigy launches video charades game

Michael Sayman was just 17 when Facebook hired him, but he’d already built 5 apps. Now 7 years after his first launch, the Facebook product manager has just released Show and Tell, which turns selfies and visual communication into a ...

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Nvidia adds hardware verification to stop reselling of free game codes

Graphics card makers often toss in a free game with the purchase of a new card. This used to take the form of a physical disc in the box, but these days it’s a code for online redemption. Until now, ...

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Steam now lets you move specific game installation folders

Moving your Steam installation from one PC to another has always been more of a “Technical workaround,” and less of a supported method of migrating games from Point A to B. This has been particularly true if you only wanted ...

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Zelda will be Nintendo’s final game for the ‘end of life’ Wii U

Nintendo has just confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last first-party game for the company’s soon to be replaced Wii U. It’s a bittersweet moment for die-hard fans of the console — and ...

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Watch this $9K VR walking rig really put players into the game

When TechCrunch went to Beijing recently, I got the chance to try out KatVR’s Kat Walk virtual reality walking simulation rig. The setup encircles the player’s waist, keeping them upright no matter what’s going on in virtual space, while the ...

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