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Don’t buy PC games on the Windows Store, not yet at least

Don’t buy PC games on the Windows Store, not yet at least

Over the weekend, Microsoft put up the listing for Quantum Break on the Windows Store. I'd give you a link, but the page has already been pulled, for some reason. It's probably for the best, as the more information that comes out, the more I'm unlikely to recommend that anyone purchase the game for PC.

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Minecraft’s Combat Update adds off-hand items and cooldown timers

Minecraft’s Combat Update adds off-hand items and cooldown timers

Since playing Star Wars Galaxies all those years ago, whenever I hear the term "Combat Update" for a game, I get horrible flashbacks. However, not every developer messes up a game as soundly as SOE did. Today, Minecraft is getting its own Combat Update, and it looks fantastic.

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The Division won’t have microtransactions, except it will

The Division won’t have microtransactions, except it will

I'm pretty excited for Tom Clancy's The Division. I was cautiously excited until the beta, where my brother and I spent a good while mowing down enemies together. While it wasn't a perfect experience, it had all of the elements that I was looking for in a co-op MMORPG shooter. One of the biggest things I've been wondering is whether or not the game would have microtransactions, which can ruin any gaming experience.

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Wooting One is the world’s first analog keyboard

Wooting One is the world’s first analog keyboard

There are many different types of keyboards that are available. Rubber domes, buckling-springs, scissor-switches, mechanical switches, and more are out there for your choosing. However, they all have one thing in common. Every keyboard out there is digital, and one company is looking to change that.

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Want your own Dark Souls Estus Flask? Here’s what you have to buy

Want your own Dark Souls Estus Flask? Here’s what you have to buy

When big games are released, the publisher will often make some sort of "deluxe" or "collector's" edition available. When you cough up the dough for this special edition of the game, you'll get things like art books, music, and maybe some kind of cool collectible. Dark Souls III is no different, however, this is one of the first times I can recall a game getting a special version of a strategy guide with similar bonuses.

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Here’s your Fallout 4 Survival Mode guide

Here’s your Fallout 4 Survival Mode guide

Kids these days have it so easy. Back in my day, we played games like Battletoads and Karate Kid, and spent countless hours just trying to get back to the spot where we kept dying. Now they've got quick saves, difficulty levels, and the internet to help guide you through any game you'd like. But Bethesda wants to make Fallout 4 hard enough to satisfy even the most masochistic of gamers.

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Valve’s Chaperone system will work with Oculus Rift

Valve’s Chaperone system will work with Oculus Rift

As the release of both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive draw ever closer, people will no doubt start to wonder about the features of each. More specifically, those that have already pre-ordered the Rift are wondering what they're going to miss out on, by not going with the Vive. As it turns out, one feature developed by Valve will be available on both devices.

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Game Pipe helps you easily transfer your Steam library

Game Pipe helps you easily transfer your Steam library

If you're a PC gamer, then you've no doubt encountered the issue where you're building a new computer, and you need to re-download all of your games. If you use Steam, you can probably get away with copying over the files from the steamapps directory. But I've always thought that there should be a better way. And it turns out, there is.

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Valve offers $1 million prize pool for all future CS:GO tournaments

Valve offers $1 million prize pool for all future CS:GO tournaments

When I was a kid, I was sure that I could make a living off of playing video games. Maybe I'd be testing them, perhaps competing in tournaments, or maybe people would just pay to watch me play. I didn't really think through the details, I just knew that I'd make a living off of doing my favorite activity. While I've never actually achieved that dream, there are definitely opportunities out there. And if you play Counter-Strike, your chances of getting rich off of games just got a little better.

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Bethesda outlines Fallout 4 Creation Kit release plans

Bethesda outlines Fallout 4 Creation Kit release plans

Fallout 4 was, and is, a great game. Sure, there are plenty of things to argue about, such as the never-ending missions that sent you off to rescue settlements. But overall, I enjoyed it a lot. I put it down a month or two ago, and have been letting it sit until Bethesda opens up mod support for the game. And now we finally have an idea of when that will be.

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Dark Souls 3 pre-orders come with original game, or soundtrack

Dark Souls 3 pre-orders come with original game, or soundtrack

The Xbox store has been a wealth of information lately. For some reason, the Australian version of the store has been providing a little too much info. First, we saw the Dark Souls pre-order information last week, then just yesterday, they spilled the beans on the Doom pre-order bonuses. Both pages were pulled shortly after they went up, making us wait for an official announcement.

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Portal and Left 4 Dead demos found inside SteamVR Performance Test

Portal and Left 4 Dead demos found inside SteamVR Performance Test

If you haven't already downloaded the SteamVR Performance Test, it's not a bad idea to give it a shot. Though if you're not planning on venturing into the world of VR, then it might not be all that useful to you. However, those that are looking forward to getting their Vive or Rift in the coming months would do well to make sure that their machine is capable of rendering the video necessary to make the experience enjoyable. There are also some hidden gems tucked away in the demo, as well.

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