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Mass Effect Trilogy comes to EA Origin Access Vault

Mass Effect Trilogy comes to EA Origin Access Vault

When EA first launched Origin, there was a lot of backlash from PC gamers. With Steam dominating the PC platform, many people thought it was unnecessary for a publisher to open their own store, which only supported their titles. However, since then, EA has had a fair amount of success with the store. One of the big successes has been Origin Access, which just added a few great titles to its roster.

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You will upgrade to Windows 10, whether you like it or not (if Microsoft has their way)

You will upgrade to Windows 10, whether you like it or not (if Microsoft has their way)

Did you know that Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Windows 10? If you use Windows 7 or 8, you definitely know about this. I'm confident in saying that, because Microsoft has made it nearly impossible to not notice this, thanks to any number of different pop-ups asking you to upgrade. Their latest attempt to trick users into upgrading has received a lot of backlash, but the company is standing by it.

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Forget room-scale VR, warehouse-scale is now possible

Forget room-scale VR, warehouse-scale is now possible

One of the reasons why I love my HTC Vive is because it allows me to move around the room. Otherwise, just standing around in the same spot tends to break my immersion. Of course, you're still limited to around 15 square feet of movement. But what if you want to roam around a much, much larger room? One company is working on just that.

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Photoshop gets Content-Aware Crop tool

Photoshop gets Content-Aware Crop tool

I use Photoshop nearly every single day. Most days, I'm just using it for basic tasks like cropping and resizing images to put in articles. Some days I'll use it for editing photos that I've taken for one reason or another. While all of the basic tools are nice, there's one tool that has become my absolute favorite since it was released, and it's about to get even better.

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Minecraft gets Hunger Games-style Battle mode

Minecraft gets Hunger Games-style Battle mode

Minecraft started out as such a simple game. You'd spawn into a world, and you'd need to find resources to build a shelter to ride out the night in. Then you'd work on building bigger and better structures until you got tired of it. These days, there's more to do than any of us could have imagined back when the game was originally released in alpha, back in 2010.

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New Doom features get recreated in the original games

New Doom features get recreated in the original games

If you haven't picked up the new Doom game, I highly recommend it. While the multiplayer leaves a lot to be desired, the single-player campaign is well worth it. If you can't afford it, or your machine can't handle it, that's okay. You can soon get some of the new Doom flavor in the original games.

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The Force Awakens isn’t coming to Netflix, despite Disney Deal

The Force Awakens isn’t coming to Netflix, despite Disney Deal

Yesterday we learned that starting in September, Netflix will become the exclusive streaming home to all things Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. Being a huge Star Wars nerd, it’s easy to get hopeful about seeing The Force Awakens show up on my streaming provider of choice. However, that won’t be happening any time soon.

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Slim Xbox One and Xbox Two with Oculus Rift support may get E3 reveal

Slim Xbox One and Xbox Two with Oculus Rift support may get E3 reveal

Today is a big day for Xbox rumors. We just brought the news about the potential for an Xbox TV to be announced next month. And now we have another rumor that Microsoft will be releasing another new full-blown Xbox at the event, as well.

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Xbox TV rumored to make an E3 debut

Xbox TV rumored to make an E3 debut

With E3 growing steadily closer, we're getting increasingly interested in what Microsoft and Sony are doing with their current consoles. Rumors have suggested that both companies are planning to release some sort of incremental update to their flagship consoles. However, now it looks like Microsoft may be announcing something completely different.

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The Pirate Bay returns to .org domain

The Pirate Bay returns to .org domain

While I don't actually use the website, I enjoy reading news pertaining to The Pirate Bay. For many years, the site has been providing links to torrents, and no one has been able to take them down. Most recently, a Swedish court ruled that they must give up two of their most-commonly used domain names. But today brings a new twist in the tale.

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Corsair LAPDOG brings the mouse and keyboard to your couch

Corsair LAPDOG brings the mouse and keyboard to your couch

I have a gaming dilemma, one that I think is pretty common among PC gamers. I've got a really nice gaming computer, and a nice monitor, and that's what I tend to use for gaming. But sometimes I want to just chill on my couch and play games on my big screen. I've used a number of different methods to get my keyboard and mouse to work on the couch, but it's never comfortable enough. But now Corsair thinks that they have the answer.

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June Xbox Live Games With Gold announced

June Xbox Live Games With Gold announced

It's nearly June, and that means it's time for Xbox Live members to get excited by some new free games. As you know, every month, Microsoft gives away four games to everyone that has a current Xbox Live Gold account. Two of these are for the Xbox One, while the other two are for the Xbox 360. If you only have the newer console, it's still a good practice to grab the 360 games, as they're now playable on your Xbox One.

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