computer gaming

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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Facebook expands App Center in more countries

Facebook expands App Center in more countries

Facebook opened up the App Center to more English-speaking countries today, including Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. In a blog post, Facebook said that users in those countries should be able to find the App Center bookmark located to the left of the Facebook homepage. It can also be found within the Facebook apps section on iOS and Android.

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