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HDMI 2.1 released: 10K resolution, dynamic HDR, and FreeSync-like game smoothing

HDMI 2.1 adds support for 10K resolution, dynamic HDR metadata, variable refresh rates, and more.

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HTC's wireless Vive VR headset will replace cumbersome cables with WiGig

HTC will launch a wireless version of the Vive virtual reality headset in early 2018.

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Twitch starts selling the games you're watching

Twitch is now selling 51 games, with more to come.

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HBO brought its best shows to life at SXSW with an awesome escape room

Fans of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep were delighted by HBO’s clever SXSW installation.

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EU gets steamed up about online game sales restrictions

European Union antitrust authorities are concerned that some video game publishers aren't playing by the rules of the EU's single market, charging customers in different countries different prices for access to what is essentially the...

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Nvidia's new Shield TV launches with HDR support, and connected home smarts on deck

After making a splash at CES, Nvidia's new $200 Shield TV is now on sale.

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For cordless VR and more, WiGig may be worth the wait

On Monday, the Wi-Fi Alliance launched a certification process for WiGig products, which will go as fast as 8Gbps (bits per second) and could include virtual-reality headsets and high-speed office Wi-Fi zones.

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Games yanked from Steam after developer sues users for nasty negative reviews

Valve has removed Digital Homicide's games from Steam after the developer sued users for nasty review comments.

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Microsoft makes it easier to report hate speech on Xbox and other services

Microsoft has added new Web forms that allow users to report hate speech that can be found on Microsoft services like Xbox Live, Skype, and OneDrive.

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Microsoft buys Beam's livestreaming tech to grab a chunk of the e-sports market

Microsoft said Thursday that it has acquired game livestreaming service Beam, a deal that allows the company access to the lucrative streaming and e-sports markets.

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The Internet Archive now houses more than 10,000 Amiga programs and games

Want to play some Amiga games in your browser? Just visit the Internet Archive..and cross your fingers.

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Some Pokémon Go maps in jeopardy as Niantic admits to blocking 'scrapers'

Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go, has said that it has blocked "scraper" Pokémon Go maps from accessing its APIs and determining the location of Pokémon outside of the real world.

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Dota 2 adds full-featured VR spectator hub for blockbuster International 2016 tourney

The International is just days away and this year's tournament will include a VR treat for spectators.

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Microsoft lets AI experiments loose in world of Minecraft

Microsoft has published the source code for its Project Malmo, allowing anyone to conduct artificial intelligence experiments in the world of Minecraft with a little programming.

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Ugh, Blizzard games will begin asking you to log in to Facebook to stream them

Sorry, Twitch. Move over, YouTube. Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Starcraft II will be among the games that you can watch friends play over Facebook.

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Valve cleverly battles Steam cheaters with two-factor authentication

Valve is battling Steam cheaters with information that cheaters willingly handed over.

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HPE offers new business model for fashion, fitness and gaming businesses

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has a new business model for the clothing retail, fitness and PC gaming industries: Get into the modeling business.

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Plays.tv Chrome extension makes capturing and sharing epic Twitch clips easy-peasy

Plays.tv wants you to easily grab cool moments from Twitch broadcasts and share them on its site, but it's not yet clear how Twitch will react to the idea.

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Nintendo smartphone game delayed to March, won't have Mario

Nintendo will roll out its first smartphone game in March rather than this year as originally planned, delaying the company's plans to cash in on the growing market for games on smartphones.

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High-quality 1080p Xbox One-to-PC streaming now live for all

After the feature leaked a few days ago, Microsoft officially turns it on for everyone as part of the August update.

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