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The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 never goes on sale, but it is now

Amazon is selling the Xbox Wireless Controller Series 2 for $158.

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Score a $100 Xbox gift card for $90

Why spend $100 when you can spend $90?

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Why does the Steam Deck run Linux? Blame Windows

The Steam Deck and its Linux-based software are the culmination of a decade-long "hedging strategy" by Valve after the Windows 8 disaster.

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What is Valve Proton? The Steam Deck's live-or-die Linux software, explained

The Steam Deck's success will hinge on Proton, a Valve technology that lets Windows games run on Linux. Here's what you need to know.

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Flight Simulator's awesome performance update lands on PCs today

Microsoft released a Flight Simulator update for PCs that offers better memory and CPU usage, and faster loading times. Flight Simulator is also launching on the Xbox Series X and S.

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Valve Steam Deck vs. Nintendo Switch: Which gaming handheld should you buy?

Is the battle between Valve's Steam Deck and Nintendo's Switch even really a battle? We break down what you need to know about the games and hardware for each gaming handheld.

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Valve's Steam Deck handheld is like a Nintendo Switch built by PC nerds

Valve just took the wraps off Steam Deck, an AMD-powered gaming handheld that puts your Steam library in the palm of your hand.

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New Nintendo Switch with a bigger, better OLED screen coming in October

The $350 Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) also includes a handful of other quality of life upgrades.

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Xbox Cloud Gaming opens to all Game Pass Ultimate subscribers on PC and iOS

No graphics card? No problem. Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming expands to PCs and iOS devices as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

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The Steam Summer Sale arrives with historically deep discounts

The Steam Sale runs June 24 through July 8, with great discounts on many major games. Here are all the details.

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Act fast! The Xbox Series S is in stock at Costco—and on sale

Still struggling to get your hands on next-gen gaming hardware? Act fast—the Xbox Series S is in stock at Costco, and it's discounted, too.

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Microsoft, partners launch 'Designed for Xbox' 4K displays

If you're looking for a TV or Xbox specifically optimized for Xbox gaming, Microsoft and its partners Phillips, Acer, and Asus have three "Designed for Xbox" 4K displays for you to buy.

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Microsoft's Xbox cloud charge continues with smart TVs, Xbox streaming hardware

Microsoft is continuing its push into Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming by announcing new low-cost Xbox streaming consoles and plans to push Xbox cloud gaming into smart TVs alongside Netflix.

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Save over 50% on Microsoft's Surface Duo, a killer phone for gaming and productivity

A third-party retailer on Amazon is selling the 128GB and 256GB Microsoft Surface Duo for 25 percent off.

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Save $40 on Razer's swanky Wolverine Tournament Edition controller

The Microsoft Store is selling Razer's Wolverine Tournament Edition controller for $80, a huge $40 discount.

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Why PlayStation Now's new 1080p streaming is great for PC gamers

PlayStation Now is the best way for PC gamers to play exclusive Sony classics, and it's finally adding support for 1080p resolution.

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Oculus Quest 2 boosts PC VR with wireless streaming and virtual office upgrades

The next big software upgrade for Oculus Quest 2 includes key enhancements, particularly for people who pair their VR headset with their PC.

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At what price does a console become better than a gaming PC? | Ask an expert

Today's painful component shortages add an additional layer to the usual advice.

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