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The Epic Games Store won't always push for exclusives 'at this scale'

At GDC 2019, Epic discussed planned improvements for its rookie game store, including cloud saves, user reviews, and scaling back its exclusives program.

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Intel's gaming odyssey takes voyage with a slick new Graphics Command Center

Intel's modernized Graphics Command Center lays the groundwork for the launch of "Xe" discrete graphics cards in 2020.

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Intel hopes to clean up toxic speech in game chat with AI and machine learning

Can AI and machine learning defang toxic voice chat in games? Intel thinks so

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Obsidian's Outer Worlds and Remedy's Control lead a new wave of Epic Games Store exclusives

Those games spearhead a list of fourteen new Epic Games Stores exclusives, in addition to Quantic Dream's liberated PlayStation exclusives, as well as The Sinking City, Afterparty, and Ancestors: A Humankind Odyssey.

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Hands-on: The $399 Oculus Rift S kicks off the next gen of PC-based VR by appealing to the masses

The overhauled Oculus Rift S keeps pushing VR towards the mainstream by sticking to a wallet-friendly price and reasonable resolutions.

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Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs coming soon exclusively to iOS devices

Fling your feathered friends in augmented reality with this latest incarnation of the hit mobile game series.

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Google's Stadia game-streaming service lets you play games anywhere, if your Internet can handle it

At GDC 2019, Google took the wraps off its hotly rumored Stadia game-streaming service and a companion controller. It looks pretty wild—and bandwidth intensive.

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RTX on GTX: Nvidia is enabling ray tracing on some GeForce GTX graphics cards

At GDC 2019, Nvidia announced plans to ship a driver that enables basic ray tracing functionality on some GeForce GTX graphics cards, expanding the technology beyond pricier RTX GPUs.

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This week in games: Borderlands 3 teased for PAX East, Dwarf Fortress is coming to Steam

The gaming news you need to know for March 11 to 15.

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PS4 Remote Play vs. Steam Link: It's not clear why Apple allows one over the other, and that's a problem

As remote game streaming gains popularity, Apple needs to clarify its policies.

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Steam Link Anywhere lets you play your Steam library on the go

Long limited to local networks, the Steam Link app now lets you connect to a remote PC as long as your internet connection is strong enough.

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Microsoft ports Xbox Live to Android, iOS to extend the reach of Xbox

Microsoft announces an initiative tied to the Game Developers Conference to bring games on Android, iOS and Switch to its Xbox Live platform.

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Microsoft ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7, giving some older PC games a performance boost

Microsoft is porting DirectX 12 to Windows 7 on a game-by-game basis. The first game to deliver will be World of Warcraft, with others to follow.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to the PC—and Steam

It's been 15 years since Halo last graced the PC, but Microsoft's finally bringing (almost) the entire Master Chief saga over—and even more surprising, it's coming to Steam.

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This week in games: Diablo rises from the dead on GOG, Dead or Alive's $93 season pass, Halo on PC?

Plus: Our first look at the nightmarish Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Creative Assembly confirms three unannounced games in the works, and more. This is gaming news for March 4 to 8.

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Recent Windows 10 patch brings good, bad performance news for PC gamers

Though Windows 10 patch KB4482887 offers a performance improvement for older Intel Core processors, it also introduces a known issue that may slow down your GPU and mouse.

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PCWorld's March Digital Magazine: Intel Xeon reviewed

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS.

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This week in games: New Dune games, Phoenix Wright on PC, and Borderlands 3 rumors

Plus Noclip.website allows you to freely explore old video game maps, Johnny Cage debuts in Mortal Kombat XI, and more. This is gaming news for February 25 to March 1.

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This week in games: Free copies of Thimbleweed Park, major overhauls for Fallout 76 and The Bard's Tale IV

Plus a lengthy look at Total War: Three Kingdoms' "Records Mode," Nikola Tesla terrifies scientists on a boat, and Wadjet Eye delves into 3D. This is gaming news for February 18 to 22.

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Logitech brings back its MX518 gaming mouse with an updated version for 2019

Game like it's 2005 again with an updated version of the Logitech MX518 gaming mouse.

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