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Why gamers should be wary of Microsoft’s PC gaming push

Why gamers should be wary of Microsoft’s PC gaming push

We know that Microsoft is wanting to commit to cross-play functionality, which is the ability to buy a game on one platform, and have it work for the other. This looks like a big win for both Xbox One and PC gamers alike, but people are still upset about the loss of exclusivity to Xbox One titles. I explained earlier in the week why that's hardly a reality. But there is a good reason to be cautious about this new concept.

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Sega offers up Jet Set Radio, Golden Axe and more for free

Sega offers up Jet Set Radio, Golden Axe and more for free

Everyone loves getting free stuff. Unless it's junk mail, which while free, is still junk. But I'm talking about getting something that you'd actually pay for, for free. And right now, Sega is giving away some classic games that will take you back a few years.

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Six good reasons to get Fallout 4’s Season Pass before March

Six good reasons to get Fallout 4’s Season Pass before March

In case you missed it earlier, Bethesda has started outlining their DLC plans for Fallout 4. The base game has enough content to keep you busy for a good long while (you could probably play forever, if Preston had his way), but it's time to look at some new locations and get some fresh quests. Unfortunately, the announcement came with some bad news.

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Skip XCOM 2 loading screens using the Caps Lock key

Skip XCOM 2 loading screens using the Caps Lock key

Loading times are the bane of virtually every gamer. There were times when you could get a lot accomplished in the time that it took a level to load. Thankfully PC gamers using SSDs have been treated to significantly faster load times, due to the increased read/write times on the drives. But in a recent game, there appears to be a really strange way to speed those pesky loading screens on their way.

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Twitch streamer beats Dark Souls without taking any damage

Twitch streamer beats Dark Souls without taking any damage

Dark Souls is easily one of the most difficult games to come out in recent years. My playthrough of it brought back painful memories from my NES gaming days, with games like Karate Kid or Battletoads. I've seen plenty of people make some great playthroughs of Dark Souls, but one Twitch streamer takes the cake, with the most ridiculous feat yet: Not taking a single hit.

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What Microsoft’s cross-buy initiative means, and why it’s good for gamers

What Microsoft’s cross-buy initiative means, and why it’s good for gamers

Imagine picking up a new game, and spending hours playing it on your couch. Then, maybe your couch is occupied by other people watching movies. Well, you have a perfectly good PC in the other room, so you go fire it up, and continue where you left off. You don't have to worry about buying another copy, or setting up streaming, it just works. This is a future that Microsoft is looking at making a reality, though not everyone is happy about it.

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Knights of the Old Republic recreated using Unreal Engine

Knights of the Old Republic recreated using Unreal Engine

Knights of the Old Republic is easily one of the best Star Wars games out there. Star Wars Galaxies still tops my list, but sadly there's no good way to actually play that one ever again. KOTOR was one of the first times you could really engulf yourself in the Star Wars universe, and really feel like you were making a difference. Unfortunately, time has not been the greatest to this game, and a group of people has decided that it needs a new coat of paint, using Unreal Engine 4.

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Street Fighter V gets a surprise release on SteamOS and Linux

Street Fighter V gets a surprise release on SteamOS and Linux

Earlier this month, sad news was delivered to Linux gamers everywhere. Arkham Knight was canceled on their OS of choice (as well as on the Mac). Of course, with all of the issues that PC gamers encountered with the game since its original launch, it really wasn't much of a surprise to see it get canned on other platforms. Thankfully, there are other, better games that will see Linux releases.

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Microsoft wants more Xbox games to come with free PC copies

Microsoft wants more Xbox games to come with free PC copies

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Xbox One exclusive title Quantum Break would be getting a PC release. This was a pretty big deal, especially since the game is due out in April, and the PC version would be making its debut on the very same day as on the Xbox One. But that wasn't the most interesting part of the announcement.

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Hitman PC requirements revealed

Hitman PC requirements revealed

Fans of the Hitman franchise were no doubt excited to hear that Absolution would be coming to the Xbox One, via a backwards-compatibility update. Sure, it wasn't the best game thus far in the franchise, but it's a nice thing for Xbox One owners. But what about PC gamers? Well, Square Enix has some good news for you, as well.

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League of Legends retires Dominion game mode

League of Legends retires Dominion game mode

League of Legends is a game that you either hate, or you love, but still hate sometimes. Personally, I put the game down years ago and never looked back. There are plenty of reasons for it, including the fact that matches that you hoped would end with a quick surrender would always drag out way longer than you'd hoped. And when you've got time for a long match, they surrender in 20. Of course, if you wanted to ensure that you had a fairly quick match, you could always play a match of Dominion.

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World of Warcraft might be free with your movie ticket

World of Warcraft might be free with your movie ticket

To say that World of Warcraft has been a success would be one of the biggest understatements in gaming. As it stands, the only PC game to beat it in sales is Minecraft. So it's a safe bet that if you've got a strong interest in the game, you've probably tested the waters, or are possibly a recovering addict. And that makes Blizzard's latest move a strange one.

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