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Sony reveals the PlayStation 5 and trailers for Horizon, Gran Turismo, Spider-Man and more

We've rounded up all of today's trailers from Sony's "Future of Gaming" event, including multiple cats, multiple games based on Edge of Tomorrow, and uh...Grand Theft Auto V?

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Microsoft's Xbox app for Windows finally supports easy-to-find mods for PC gaming

Microsoft has made some grudging concessions to the PC gaming mods scene by adding support for mods to select games via its Xbox app for Windows 10.

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IGN Summer Gaming Expo kicks off with trailers for Mortal Shell, Wasteland 3, and more

Once upon another lifetime, E3 would've been this week. Instead, we're kicking off fake-E3 with a recap of IGN's Summer of Gaming event, including a few PC games.

A Total War Saga: Troy

Epic will give away the next Total War game for free on launch day

When A Total War Saga: Troy launches in August, it will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store—and temporarily free.

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The HP Omen 15 gaming laptop offers AMD and Intel flavors for $1,000 and up

The HP Omen 15 offers both AMD Ryzen and Intel Core CPU choices, and it claims to be the world's smallest gaming laptop for $1,000.

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The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 is an $800 gaming laptop with 16 inches of screen

The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 offers, yes, 16 inches of diagonal screen size in nearly the same body as a typical 15-inch laptop. The starting price on this gaming laptop is $800.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is Epic's latest free game giveaway

Farewell, Civilization VI. We hardly knew you. This week, it's remasters of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel up for grabs.

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Microsoft Xbox Series X to apply 4K, HDR, and faster frame rates to older games

Microsoft said Thursday that its upcoming Xbox Series X console will automatically apply some visual improvements to Xbox 360 and even original Xbox games. Others, such as frame-rate doubling, will require developer assistance.

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For Pac-Man's 40th birthday, Nvidia uses AI to make new levels

Nvidia's GameGAN technology created fully functional Pac-Man levels after watching 50,000 matches. Nvidia hopes the tech will eventually help developers make games faster.

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall

Civilization VI is free on the Epic Games Store

You won't get the full experience unless you buy the expansions, but Civilization VI is perfectly enjoyable for thousands of hours on its own—and it's free until next Thursday.

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Updated: Intel buys Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking brand to beef up its Wi-Fi tech

Intel has bought Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking brand to supplement its own Wi-Fi capabilities and build a stronger platform to support its gaming CPUs.

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The Origin PC EON17-X crams Intel's 10-core desktop CPU into a laptop

The Origin PC EON17-X laptop comes loaded with Intel's newest desktop processors and Nvidia's best graphics gear.

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Adobe flips on GPU-accelerated encoding for Premiere Pro, and wow it's fast

Adobe's Premiere Pro finally supports hardware encoding support for Nvidia and AMD GPUs, letting your render H.264 and HEVC videos much faster than on the CPU alone.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Discovery Tour

Take a trip through Ancient Greece and Egypt with Assassin's Creed's free Discovery Tours

They won't replace a real history class, but the Discovery Tours for Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey are a great crash course in Greek and Egyptian history. This week, they're free.

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PCWorld's May Digital Magazine: Ryzen 4000 vs. Comet Lake H

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

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Nvidia releases 5 more free ray-traced Minecraft worlds

Minecraft is the surprising new standard-bearer for real-time ray tracing and Nvidia's DLSS 2.0 technology. Today Nvidia released 5 new worlds to showcase the luscious lighting effects.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is free on the Epic Games Store this week

Sure, you probably own a copy (or multiple copies) of Grand Theft Auto V by now. It's one of the best-selling games of all time. If you don't, though? Today's your lucky day.

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Nvidia's bleeding-edge Ampere GPU architecture revealed: 5 things PC gamers need to know

Nvidia revealed its next-gen Ampere graphics architecture on Thursday in the form of the A100 data center GPU. PC gamers can glean a lot about future GeForce graphics cards from the announcement.

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Alienware Area-51m upgradability: How the Holy Grail of laptop features eluded us

The sad tale of the Alienware Area-51m tells us why we'll never, ever see upgradeable graphics in a laptop.

Unreal Engine 5

Epic's Unreal Engine 5 demo looks stunning, and how the new graphics work is just as important

Sure, Epic's Unreal Engine 5 demo looks pretty, but more importantly, UE5 might make it easier for developers to create games with next-gen graphics, a process that's become more and more onerous over this console generation.

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