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Octodad: Dadliest Catch review: Octopi and suits don't mix, and that's the point

Octodad is a great gimmick that takes itself too seriously. But at least the theme song is amazing!

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Flappy Bird creator says he's removing the game from app stores tomorrow

Creator Dong Nguyen takes to Twitter, says "I cannot take this anymore."

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Best of CES Awards: We name the hottest gear in Las Vegas

We've spent the past week in Las Vegas looking at the products unveiled at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. These 10 stand out from the crowd.

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Cruise with Ozobot, a tiny robot that races across your iPad

With four app-based games, this little bot is sure to spice up family game night.

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The best products of CES

PCWorld and TechHive editors have spent the past week at International CES. Here are the 10 products that stand out from the crowd.

Slay your enemies on Dustcloud, a street laser-tag game with a social media twist

Dustcloud is a street laser-tag game with a social media twist.

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Huge TVs. Steam Machine. A solar-powered car. CES 2014 will have it all.

The Consumer Electronics Show takes over Las Vegas next week. Here's our sneak peek at the intriguing trends and innovations we expect to see.

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Rapid Review: Xbox One

Microsoft has finally given us the living room hub device everyone else has said they would make in the last decade. Here's our review.

Clockwise Podcast: Tablets, office suites, and gaming consoles

What Apple might do with the technology behind Kinect, choosing a tablet over a laptop, the office-software yard sale, and the relevance of new gaming consoles. Dan Moren and Jason Snell are joined by Dan Miller and Armando Rodriguez.

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Blizzard announces new World of Warcraft expansion and more at BlizzCon 2013

Diablo III gets an expansion, Heroes of the Storm gets an open beta, and Blizzard gets Blink-182. This is BlizzCon 2013.

Oculus Rift headset: Alternately thrilling and nauseating

Prepare for a disorienting virtual-reality future by seeing how our staff reacts to the Oculus Rift headset.

Myst studio Cyan announces first substantial gaming project in nearly a decade

It’s been a long wait for Myst fans, but developer Cyan launched a Kickstarter Thursday for Obduction -- the company's new sci-fi adventure game that will be heavy on exploration.

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Small World 2 invades iOS with new multiplayer opportunities

After a successful Kickstarter drive earlier this year, Small World 2 has arrived.

Review: Sphero 2.0 is a brighter, faster, smartphone-controlled ball of fun

It rolls, it jumps, it changes colors—and it can teach your kids about programming and augmented reality, too.

Plantronics' new Rig gaming headset lets you take phone calls without pausing the action

The new Rig is designed to let you switch back and forth between business and pleasure with the flip of a switch.

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Rapid Review: Sphero 2.0

The second iteration of the friendly little robot ball is faster, brighter, and more fun all around.

Review: Papers, Please brings your Eastern Bloc border-crossing nightmares to life

Lucas Pope's one-man effort Papers, Please turns Soviet-era bureaucracy into a game, putting you in the role of a hapless border official. Though it seems like a crazy premise, it's one of the standout titles of 2013.

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Play Crysis (like, decently) on a MacBook Air with this graphics card hack

Larry Gadea's external graphics card hack won't make you better at Crysis, but it'll make a MacBook Air handle it smoothly.

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This app could make it easier to recreate real-life objects in Minecraft

DekkoScan is set to take all the hard work out of recreating objects in Minecraft by way of 3D scanning.

Review: Roaming Fortress is a tower defense game with a twist

Roaming Fortress challenges you to defend a tower that’s—get this—strapped to the back of an animal.