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PlayStation 4 update brings remote play to PCs and Macs starting tomorrow

PlayStation 4 update brings remote play to PCs and Macs starting tomorrow

Sony has been beta testing their latest PS4 update since the beginning of last month. The update, version 3.50, codenamed MUSASHI includes a lot of interesting features, but the big one wasn't included in the beta. It's the ability to stream your PlayStation 4 games to a Mac or PC.

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HTC Vive’s secret sauce is casual gaming

HTC Vive’s secret sauce is casual gaming

HTC Vive isn't a small investment in time, gadgetry, or of course money. You'd be forgiven for assuming that, with its huge box full of headset, controllers, motion-tracking base stations, and all the many cables and power adapters that keep them connected and running, playing with Vive would be a similarly involved process. Still, you'd be wrong.

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VR headset hygiene mask keeps things sanitary

VR headset hygiene mask keeps things sanitary

I'll be honest, I really don't want to be writing today. It's Vive launch day, and I have games that are waiting to be played in the other room. Thankfully, I've found something worthwhile to write about, that's also related to my burning desire to play VR. It will also help me with a certain problem that I've been worrying about.

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World of Warcraft Twitch streamer dances his way to level 100

World of Warcraft Twitch streamer dances his way to level 100

When you first play a game like World of Warcraft, it takes a good while to level all the way up. Plus, you've got to learn how to properly play the character. Then, after years of playing, it can honestly be so easy that you need a new challenge. One Twitch streamer seems to have hit that point, and decided that it was time to take a character from level 1 to 100, using nothing more than a pair of DDR dance pads.

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Fallout 4’s Wasteland Workshop DLC gets a release date, trailer

Fallout 4’s Wasteland Workshop DLC gets a release date, trailer

We've known for a little while that Fallout 4's next piece of DLC would be shipping sometime this month, but Bethesda was keeping the exact release date to themselves. Perhaps they were just waiting until they were done cutting the trailer, before making the official announcement. Either way, today they released the official trailer, and made the announcement that the DLC would be dropping next week.

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HTC Vive vs Vive Pre, what’s the difference?

HTC Vive vs Vive Pre, what’s the difference?

Today is the big day for some lucky HTC Vive buyers. The Vive is showing up in houses across the US, which means it's time to answer the burning question on everyone's mind. No, I don't know when yours is showing up, I mean the other burning question. "What's the difference between the Vive and the Vive Pre?" Well I'm glad you asked.

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HTC Vive Review – the Holodeck you always wanted

HTC Vive Review – the Holodeck you always wanted

Virtual Reality is finally coming of age, and with Vive, HTC and Valve believe they have the finest and most flexible interpretation of next-generation gaming. A surprise announcement just a year ago, Vive aims to out-immerse Oculus' Rift by spreading VR throughout the room, rather than just putting it in a headset. The SlashGear team has been living with not one, but three Vive systems: read on for our verdict.

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Analogue celebrates 30 years of Zelda with 24k gold NES

Analogue celebrates 30 years of Zelda with 24k gold NES

This year marks Zelda (and Link's) 30th birthday. You might have already celebrated with Google's Maps tribute or the not so official 3D rendition of the game right in your web browser. But if you're still aching for more and have money to burn, why not try Analogue's suggestion. The popular "re-maker" of NES/Famicom consoles is offering a very special limited edition of its "Analogue Nt" console, all plated in 24k carat gold. Of course, the console also comes with an copy of the original copy of the first Legend of Zelda game, in gold painting, not plating.

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Kingdom Hearts mobile game coming to the US on 7th April

Kingdom Hearts mobile game coming to the US on 7th April

Last year at E3, Square Enix both surprised and perhaps briefly irked its fans. A good number were expecting the announcement of Kingdom Hearts 3, which indeed happened later. However, Square Enix prefaced it with the revelation of a Kingdom Hearts mobile game, which misled some into believing that the company has betrayed them for a quick mobile buck. Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, as it was finally revealed, was happily a completely different game for iOS and Android. Half a year after that title launched in Japan, Square Enix will be bringing it to North America this week.

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3D Zelda remake is playable in your browser

3D Zelda remake is playable in your browser

When I grew up, there was only one console in my house for many years. It was the original NES, and it provided my brother and I with countless hours of entertainment. One of our favorite games to play was the original Legend of Zelda. It was the first RPG that I ever played, and it still holds up as a great classic to this day. And now you can play it in your browser.

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Sony employee mods DualShock controller for disabled gamer

Sony employee mods DualShock controller for disabled gamer

There are some things in this world that we take for granted. Being able to sit down and play video games can be one of those things. For Peter Byrne, who has cerebral palsy, the PlayStation 4's touchpad was causing so many issues that it constantly interrupted his games. He reached out to Sony to let them know about his issues, and they didn't just send him a thoughtful response in the mail. They sent him a brand new controller.

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Windows 10 is now the most popular PC gaming OS

Windows 10 is now the most popular PC gaming OS

Since Microsoft started offering free upgrades to Windows 10 last year, a lot of people have been upgrading. Sure, there are plenty of people that are still holding onto their beloved Windows 7 installations, but that number continues to dwindle. So just how popular is the latest version of Windows? Well it's now the most-commonly used OS, at least for playing games.

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