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Nvidia announces GeForce Now streaming service for PCs with pay-per-minute gaming

Nvidia’s GeForce Now service started life as GRID, a free beta service that could stream high-end PC games to Nvidia’s Shield mobile devices. In late 2015, the service was launched as GeForce Now, a Netflix-style subscription service for streaming games ...

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Windows 10 may get new dedicated gaming mode in upcoming Redstone 2 update

Windows 10’s upcoming Redstone 2 update (aka, “Creator’s Update,”) is expected to introduce a variety of features that at least six people will care about, including a new 3D version of MS Paint, a “My People” feature that integrates with ...

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With Arcade Saga, HTC’s Vive Studios delivers on the promise of room-scale gaming

Somehow playing VR games with an Xbox controller seems wrong. Even playing them sitting down isn’t ideal. The whole notion of virtual reality is to mimic reality. Finally this year the platform pieces have started to arrive — room-scale movement, reasonable-resolution ...

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10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever

On November 8, 2006, Nvidia officially launched its first unified shader architecture and first DirectX 10-compatible GPU, the G80. The new chip debuted in two new cards, the $ 599 GeForce 8800 GTX and the $ 449 GeForce 8800 GTS. Today, ...

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The PS4 Pro makes console gaming more complicated, but will it make it better?

For decades, consoles have had one significant advantage over PCs: simplicity. While this has changed somewhat in recent years, thanks to increased console complexity and capabilities undreamed of in the days of the NES, consoles have still been marketed and ...

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AMD unveils the RX 470, RX 460: Entry and lower-midrange gaming on a budget

In late June, AMD launched its new RX 480, a midrange $ 200 — $ 240 GPU with both 8GB and 4GB RAM loadouts. Today, the company is taking the lid off its entry-level follow-ups: The RX 470 and RX ...

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AMD launches XConnect, partners with Intel, Razer to drive desktop gaming on laptops

Share This article When it comes to gaming, laptop owners have always been stuck between a rock and a hard place. Thin and light systems often portability and convenience, but limited gaming performance. Larger, desktop-replacement systems offer more than enough ...

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Rise of the Tomb Raider looks and plays better on PC, but budget gaming rigs won’t cut it

Share This article Back in November, Rise of the Tomb Raider launched on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 to massive critical acclaim. As a sequel to 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot, it was seen as an improvement in nearly every ...

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SteamOS, Ubuntu, or Windows 10: Which is fastest for gaming?

Share This article For years, game support on Linux has seriously lagged behind Windows, to the point that the OS was basically a non-option for anyone who wanted to game on a PC. In recent years, that’s begun to change, ...

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Should you upgrade to a wireless Xbox One controller on your gaming PC?

Share This article Nearly two years after the launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft has finally gotten around to releasing a USB dongle that allows for its controller to be used wirelessly with Windows PCs. So, is it finally time ...

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