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MSI Vortex VR-ready mini desktop now available

MSI Vortex VR-ready mini desktop now available

MSI’s mini desktop, the VR-ready Vortex, is now shipping. The miniature tower is about the size of a subwoofer, says MSI, but it packs all the hardware gamers need to get their favorite titles up and running. A mixture of powerful hardware, high-end features, and a specialized cooling system make for a PC that is “minimal in footprint by maximum in performance,” says MSI. Features include support for up to six video outputs and a 360-degree cooling vortex.

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System Shock Remastered gameplay trailer looks nothing like 1994

System Shock Remastered gameplay trailer looks nothing like 1994

Back in the day one of the hottest games out there was the game System Shock. That game debuted in 1994 and was a first-person cyberpunk RPG; it still has legions of fans to this day. Night Dive Studios is a game developer known for buying up the rights to old games and launching them again and it is doing this with System Shock.

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Twitch’s Stream First turns livestream viewers into participants

Twitch’s Stream First turns livestream viewers into participants

Live streaming has become quite the trend these days. While we now stream live events, like sports, concerts, and political debates, the activity really has its roots in gaming. Twitch.tv was at the forefront of that new movement, becoming the de facto place for live streaming games. Now that live streaming is more or less an established activity, it wants to stir things up a bit. It has just revealed its Stream First initiative which not only puts streaming front and center, it also turns it into a collaborative activity.

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Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta starts April 18

Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta starts April 18

The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta will be arriving on April 18, it has been announced. Those who have played the game’s ultimate edition on the Xbox One and Windows 10 will see tokens for beta early access arrive; on April 24, the early access will end and all Xbox Live Gold members (who qualify) will get a beta invite. The multiplayer beta will be available until May 1.

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Fallout 4 ‘Automatron’ DLC showcased in trailer

Fallout 4 ‘Automatron’ DLC showcased in trailer

Bethesda has released the Automatron trailer for its upcoming Fallout 4 DLC, teasing gamers with what they can expect next week when the download goes live. We've already heard all the details on what the DLC entails -- what we've been graced with today is a short trailer showing the Automatrons in action, including the creation process. These robot companions will include hundreds of mods.

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Plants vs Zombies Heroes turns PvZ into a CCG

Plants vs Zombies Heroes turns PvZ into a CCG

Once the most addictive game on computers and mobile alike, Plants vs. Zombies, lovingly abbreviated to PvZ, has somewhat settled into the background, with a few spurts of buzz from time to time. While the original (or second) game still regularly gets updated, the PvZ franchise has also ventured into other types of gameplay, like PvZ Garden Warfare. Now PopCap is doing it again, turning the game on its head and cramming it into a new genre. This time, PvZ Heroes will take the form of a collectible card game, but with a superhero flair that seems to be popular these days.

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Emulator gives 2D NES games some depth, literally

Emulator gives 2D NES games some depth, literally

Ever wondered how your classic two-dimensional games would look like in 3D but didn't really want them converted to full 3D? Well, wonder no more. A new kind of emulator is apparently in development that does the seemingly magical but also most likely grueling work of directly taking old 2D games and adding some 3D depth to them, making games like Super Mario, Mega Man, and Contra pop out, almost literally. While it doesn't change the gameplay, it definitely adds a new dimension to the games.

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Hidden Prison Architect 3D mode shows how ugly your prison is

Hidden Prison Architect 3D mode shows how ugly your prison is

If you have never played Prison Architect, a unique and very cool game allows you to design and build your own prison that will house inmates. The challenge is to build a prison that functions and keeps the bad guys behind bars. In the game, the prisoners will riot, attack guards, and even tunnel out if you don’t keep an eye on them.

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Metal Gear Solid fan-made Unreal 4 remake dies

Metal Gear Solid fan-made Unreal 4 remake dies

The Metal Gear Solid franchise has been around for many years. The last game in the franchise was Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. E3 trailers for that game turned up last summer and looked fantastic. The first MGS game launched in September of 1998 on the PlayStation game console and the graphics were nothing like the latest games in the franchise.

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Pokemon GO is a no-go at GDC 2016

Pokemon GO is a no-go at GDC 2016

Pokemon fans, and gamers in general, waiting to see a glimpse of a Pokemon adventure carried out in the real world will have to wait a bit longer. Niantic, the former Google subsidiary that is taking on the monumental task of bringing Pokemon GO to life has just confirmed that they are, indeed, not showing up at GDC 2016 this month. It is undoubtedly a disappointing development less than two weeks before the world's largest game developer event, but Niantic CEO John Hanke is assuring what could turn into an angry mob that it is all for the best.

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PS4 3.5 update brings Remote Play for Mac, PC (but not in beta)

PS4 3.5 update brings Remote Play for Mac, PC (but not in beta)

The PlayStaton 4 beta 3.5 update arrives tomorrow, giving those who signed up (and were granted access) several new features including the oft-requested Remote Play feature supporting Mac and PC. Those in the beta will get first-hand access to the features soon, but Sony has detailed what the update includes for all PS4 users to get excited about. Other notable additions include going incognito and direct streaming to Dailymotion.

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex unveiled for Windows 10

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex unveiled for Windows 10

PC gamers running Windows 10 will soon have an exclusive racing game to enjoy: Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, a not-quite-direct port of Forza 6 specifically for gamers eschewing consoles. Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will be free to play and comes from developer Turn 10, which is offering (optional) microtransactions in the game to give it that ‘free’ designation. The game will be launching this upcoming Spring season.

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