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Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One and Oculus Rift this summer

Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One and Oculus Rift this summer

One of the best things in gaming, is seeing a successful Kickstarter game hit the market. It's been a long wait, but Elite: Dangerous is finally hitting Xbox One this summer. Elite: Dangerous is part space adventure, part resource management, and part combat simulation (my favorite!). After a down to the wire Kickstarter campaign two years ago, Frontier Developments secured over £1.5 million from crowdsourcing. It's been two and a half years since then, but we're looking forward to enjoying the fruits of their labor.

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Robin Williams will be memorialized with WoW in-game character

Robin Williams will be memorialized with WoW in-game character

The shock of Robin Williams’ passing is still very fresh. The actor who made millions happy with his intensely paced brand of comedy was also an avid gamer. In honor of his love for World of Warcraft, Blizzard — the Development house responsible for the online RPG — will memorialize him as a character.

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NVIDIA’s new gaming device may bridge PC, mobile gaming

NVIDIA’s new gaming device may bridge PC, mobile gaming

After making a strong showing with their SHIELD gaming platform and Tegra K1 chipset, NVIDIA may be at it again. A new report form the BBC says the company is poised to release a new Android gaming console — with a twist. After their popular move to bring Portal — a popular PC and console game — to the SHIELD, it seems they’re taking the PC angle a step further this time around.

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Steam Controller revealed: the missing link for SteamOS

Steam Controller revealed: the missing link for SteamOS

The third of three binding announcements has been made this week surrounding Valve's big move toward living room gaming: SteamOS, Steam Machines, and now the Steam Controller. This machine is a next-generation solution to the relatively stagnant state of gaming controllers in the market today, working with two large trackpads, haptic feedback, and a touchscreen in the middle. There are a total of 16 buttons and/or pads on this single controller, and it'll be entirely wireless, too.

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HP Envy Phoenix 810 Gaming PC introduced with Core i7 Extreme and liquid cooling

HP Envy Phoenix 810 Gaming PC introduced with Core i7 Extreme and liquid cooling

The PC gaming market will be gaining a new system starting next month (October 16, to be precise), with HP rolling out the introductory carpet for its HP Envy Phoenix 810 Gaming PC. If the computer looks familiar, it should: last year we got our hands on the HP Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix gaming unit, which is essentially an older version of this upcoming machine.

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Razer unveils latest Blade and Blade Pro gaming laptops

Razer unveils latest Blade and Blade Pro gaming laptops

Razer has announced the latest soon-to-be-available Razer Blade and Razer Blade Pro laptops, both of them aimed at gamers and offering their own variety of high-end mobile PC hardware. The Blade is the smaller of the two, offering a 14-inch display, while the Blade Pro is larger with a 17-inch screen. We've got a large gallery of both machines available after the jump.

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ESports and online gaming gain significant popularity in China

ESports and online gaming gain significant popularity in China

Online gaming and ESports is starting to gain some significant popularity in China, which is said to be potentially one of the biggest markets for pro gaming, online gaming, and mobile gaming. According to the research firm Niko Partners, the online games market in China will reach $11.9 billion this year in revenue, and it will continue to tack on $2 billion more each following year for the next 5 years.

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RuneScape 3 drops Java in favor of HTML5

RuneScape 3 drops Java in favor of HTML5

Jagex, the developers of the infamous web-browser MMORPG RuneScape, has decided that it's time to put Java away and welcome in HTML5. The game developer knew that in order for the next sequel of RuneScape, RuneScape 3, to be successful, it needed to transition into a new engine. It considered Adobe Flash, but Flash didn't enough power to run the game, and it thought of Microsoft Silverlight, but Silverlight is limited only to Internet Explorer.

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Star Trek: The Video Game hits Xbox 360 and PS3

Star Trek: The Video Game hits Xbox 360 and PS3

If you're a fan of science fiction and Star Trek, I bet you're really looking forward to the new movie hitting theaters in the next month or so. To go along with the video game, Paramount has announced that the Star Trek: The Video Game for console and PC gamers is now available at retail outlets. The game was designed in conjunction with NAMCO BANDAI Games America.

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SimCity for Mac arriving in spring 2013

SimCity for Mac arriving in spring 2013

SimCity is just about a month away, arriving on PC March 5 in the US, with a Europe release on March 8. However, this is Windows only, but developer Maxis announced that the release date for Mac is planned for sometime this spring. The company also notes that both Mac and Windows players will be able play co-op together on the same maps.

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Windows Store now accepting PEGI 18 games

Windows Store now accepting PEGI 18 games

After initially announcing that the Windows Store would not accept "mature content," Microsoft today announced that they're now accepting PEGI 18 games in the Windows Store. This means that popular games such as Mass Effect 3, Dishonored, Deus Ex, and The Walking Dead are now available for purchase directly from Microsoft's store.

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System76 unveils 17.3-inch Bonobo Extreme Ubuntu-powered laptop for gamers

System76 unveils 17.3-inch Bonobo Extreme Ubuntu-powered laptop for gamers

Ubuntu is known for many things: ease of use, regular updates, widespread community support, and more. One thing it is not known for is gaming. This is changing, however, with Steam heading to Linux in the near future. System76's new Bonobo Extreme is Ubuntu-powered and aimed at gamers, boasting some impressive hardware and a hefty price tag.

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