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How Intel's 8th-gen CPUs will affect budget gaming laptops

Intel's new 8th-gen CPUs don't necessarily mean lower prices for older gaming laptops, but you'll get more for your money with new budget hardware.

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Microsoft's 'April Xbox Update' debuts, pushing Xbox One gamers toward PC monitors

Microsoft continues to push the Xbox One closer to the PC with planned support for PC-style 120Hz displays.

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BattleTech review-in-progress: A fantastic tactics game saddled with lingering performance issues

If you want to watch two mechs punch each other in the face, BattleTech is one of the best ways to do that—provided you don't run out of patience waiting for the game to load.

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This week in games: Call of Duty and Battlefield bound for battle royale, Shenmue comes to PC

Plus: Amazon's Alexa is your "personal Call of Duty coach," Croteam teases Serious Sam 4, and the latest Cities: Skylines expansion heads to the park. This is gaming news for April 16 to 20.

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PlayStation Now for PC is the surprise OnLive replacement I didn't know I wanted

PlayStation Now streams surprisingly well, and lets PC gamers play Sony exclusives like Uncharted and God of War.

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The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice

We pick the best wireless headsets and the best overall headset for your PC gaming pleasure.

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Heaven's Vault preview: Translating long-lost alien languages is all about context

Heaven's Vault is a space archaeologist adventure that won't tell you if your lost language translations are wrong.

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Dell's selling our favorite budget gaming laptop with a GTX 1060 for an unheard-of price

Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 is our favorite budget gaming laptop with a GTX 1050 Ti for $900. This deal upgrades it to a GTX 1060—for $850!

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AMD vows 'freedom' for new Radeon brands amidst GeForce Partner Program controversy

The Asus Arez lineup won't be the only new Radeon-exclusive graphics card brand, AMD says.

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This certified refurbished HP Omen PC with a GTX 1060 is just $600 after a $300 discount

Amazon is selling a refurbished HP Omen 870 for just $600 today with a Core i5-7400, 8GB of RAM, GeForce GTX 1060, and a 1TB hard drive.

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The best VR games for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

The best VR games for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift aren't all games—some of them are jaw-dropping virtual reality experiences, too.

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How to stream PC games on Twitch

With OBS Studio, you can get started broadcasting your games on Twitch for the enjoyment of a public audience.

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Corsair's compact K63 mechanical keyboard is made for gamers and only $60 today

The Corsair K63 compact mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Red switches is $20 off on Amazon.

Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Curse of the Pharaohs

The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC for Assassin's Creed: Origins is Assassin's Creed at its best

"Egypt is under attack by mummies!" sounds like a bad setup, but Assassin's Creed: Origins Curse of the Pharaohs is a thoughtful, intriguing, and—above all—immensely creative expansion.

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AMD's Radeon RX 500X graphics cards are just RX 500-series GPUs with a new name

The Radeon RX 500X graphics cards are a vendor-only rebrand to help PC makers sell more computers.

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Hands-on: Radical Heights is a free battle royale game oozing '80s neon and early access bugs

Boss Key's Radical Heights is like Battlegrounds mixed with a video game adaptation of The Running Man, but the early access release feels like it's in pre-pre-pre-alpha state.

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges review: Lightsaber-swinging, augmented reality fun

Bring iconic duels to life with a headset, your smartphone, and a motion controller.

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Every Myst game is being rereleased for its 25th anniversary, with a real Linking Book

Cyan's preparing to re-release all five Myst games (seven if you include Uru and realMyst) later this year, but backing through Kickstarter can also get you a "working" Linking Book and more.

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