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Facebook Spaces

Hands-on: Oculus Rift's Spaces shows Facebook doesn't understand social VR

Oculus Rift's Spaces, Facebook's first stab at social VR is cold, sterile, and very corporate. There are better options for digital hangouts.

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StarCraft: Remastered

The original StarCraft and its beloved Brood War expansion are now free

Alongside the latest 1.18 patch, Blizzard's made the original StarCraft and its Brood War expansion free.

Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition

Legendary RPG Planescape: Torment is getting an Enhanced Edition, 17 years later

What can change the nature of an Infinity Engine game? Beamdog revisits Planescape: Torment and updates it with native widescreen, bug fixes, and more.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch console details revealed: launch date, price, games, paid multiplayer, and more

The Nintendo Switch will launch in March for a reasonable price, but it basically looks like a Nintendo console with Nintendo games.

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Steam Winter Sale

Steam's massive annual Winter Sale kicks off with steep game deals, awards voting

It's like Gabe Newell squeezed down your chimney to bring you a bunch of the year's best games. And that's weird, because I don't even have a chimney.

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Doom

Doom running on the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar is the latest hilarious 'Doom on dumb stuff' hack

You've seen Doom on an ATM, on an oscilloscope, and on an ultrasound machine. Now see it squashed onto the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.

Xbox One Elite Controller

Microsoft wants all your devices to run on Xbox One’s proprietary wireless signal

Microsoft envisions a future where headsets, keyboards, controllers, and all your PC peripherals run seamlessly on the Xbox One's wireless signal. But should you care?

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World of Warcraft: Legion

World of Warcraft's Legion expansion launches in August

Legion, a.k.a. Burning Crusade Redux, will be here soon—though not soon enough for some content-starved players.

Steam Logo

PSA: Steam is having serious issues with account security at the moment

A caching error has exposed people's Steam accounts to other users. The best thing you can do? Nothing at all. Stay as far from Steam as possible today.

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void's three-mission prologue free for anyone, starting today

Starting today, anyone can get a taste of Legacy of the Void with the three-mission Whispers of Oblivion mini-campaign.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent, one of the scariest PC games ever, is free for 24 hours

Lock the doors, turn out the lights, put on some headphones, and keep a spare pair of pants nearby. Frictional's giving away the game that launched a thousand YouTube channels.

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Pokemon Go

Catch 'em all in real life: An augmented reality Pokemon game is coming to phones

Niantic, the developer behind Ingress, is bringing Pokemon to phones next year—and, with some augmented reality trickery, into the real world. Sort of.

minecraft story mode 3

Minecraft: Story Mode hands-on: This one's for the fans

Telltale's new game is more for Minecraft addicts than it is for fans of The Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us.

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World of Warcraft: Legion

Blizzard unveils Legion, World of Warcraft's sixth expansion

It's basically Burning Crusade 2.0. Time travel stories are weird. Beta is coming later this year.

The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna

Review: The Road to Gehenna advances The Talos Principle's deliciously provocative tale

The Talos Principle's philosophical puzzling didn't necessarily need an expansion, but we're still happy it got one.

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