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AMD Ryzen CPUs are readily available, but Ryzen motherboards? Not so much

Ever since AMD launched Ryzen, the CPU has been selling well — it continues to occupy multiple spots on Amazon’s best-selling CPU list (currently Ryzen chips hold #9, #10, and #15, with the old FX family holding spots #8 and ...

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild really struggles on the Wii U [UPDATE]

Updated on March 8th at 4pm ET: After spending countless hours exploring Breath of the Wild’s map, we’ve run into numerous points of interest that cause the frame rate to fall dramatically with the Wii U version of the game. ...

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Microsoft plans convergence of PC, Xbox gaming, releases more details on Windows 10 Game Mode

For the last few months we’ve heard tidbits and hints about Microsoft’s upcoming Game Mode for Windows 10. The new mode, which is part of the Creators Update, is supposed to help some games run modestly faster — and as ...

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Twitch will start selling PC games this spring, with streamers getting a 5% cut

Steam is currently the undisputed king of digital game distribution. Valve is about to get some new competition, though. Game streaming platform Twitch (an Amazon company) will begin selling PC games directly this spring. Twitch will enlist its legion of ...

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Russian man sentenced for killing friend in AMD vs. Nvidia GPU dispute

It’s common, in tech enthusiast circles, to conceptualize conflict between companies as a battle or war. This isn’t solely a conceit of journalists — read the comments on any GPU review or game performance debate, and it quickly becomes clear ...

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Sony kills PlayStation Now support on Vita, PS3, Bravia, and Blu-ray players

Back in 2014, Sony debuted a new, Netflix-like game streaming service dubbed PlayStation Now. The service was expensive, at $ 20 per month or $ 45 per three months, but it supported a wide range of hardware including televisions, Blu-ray ...

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Microsoft will unveil Scorpio on June 11: Here’s what we’d like to see

Microsoft has announced it will take the lid off Scorpio at its E3 conference on June 11, four years after the Xbox One got taken apart by Sony during E3 2013. Scorpio, in many ways, is Microsoft’s first real chance ...

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Valve kills Steam Greenlight, announces Steam Direct

Five years ago, in 2012, Valve announced Steam Greenlight — a new attempt to surface content on Steam and allow users to vote on which games should be featured. Unfortunately, Greenlight proved to be a disaster. There was far too ...

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Steam patches flaw that exposed user profiles to drive-by attacks

Yesterday, news broke that Steam was affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could compromise Steam account safety or be used to steal user data. The problem has since been corrected, and it’s now safe to view profiles and activity ...

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Stop to smell the virtual roses: why scent could be the next frontier for VR

By popular demand, the only thing missing from the VR version of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is the smell of rotting corpse. Now even that could change, thanks to the Tokyo-based startup Vaqso that is working to incorporate the sense of ...

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