Games

The games industy is vast, spreading over PC, browser, and mobile platforms with various ways to download or play them. This section covers news from the top gaming developers and publishers, as well as some tips on how to install and configure them.

The PC Gaming Winter Sales have started on Gog, Steam and Epic Store

Every year, around the 24th of December, PC gaming stores launch week-long (or longer) Winter sales. This year is no exception, and Winter sales have started on many platforms, including Gog, Steam […]

Xbox Insiders app displays a rating to indicate how games will perform on your computer

Xbox Insiders app displays a rating to indicate how games will perform on your computer

Can you run it? Gamers may recognize the phrase, it is the tag line of a popular benchmarking service that determines whether your computer can run a game or not. It's actually […]

Gog, Steam and Epic start Black Friday Game Sales: our top 3 picks

There has been a huge increase in sales in recent years, especially so in gaming. Black Friday game sales have started on many gaming platforms, including Gog, Steam and Epic Games. Here […]

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DRM Games affected by Intel 12th generation processors issue on Windows 10 and 11

Intel published a list of games affected by DRM issues in 12th generation Intel Core processors on devices running Windows 11 and Windows 10 this week. Only Intel's 12th-Gen Alder Lake chips […]

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Steam, Epic Store and GOG Halloween Sales: here are our top picks

All Hallows Eve is almost upon us, and it is sort of a tradition that gaming platforms run Halloween Sales at the time. The sale has started on the platforms Steam, Epic […]

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Bethesda removes Games for Windows Live dependency from Fallout 3 GOTY

Microsoft shut down Games for Windows Live on July 1, 2014. More than seven years later, Bethesda, now a Microsoft-owned company, removed the Games for Windows Live dependency from its Fallout 3 […]

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Steam's new Download Manager and Storage Management features improve usability

Valve released an update for stable versions of the company's Steam gaming platform on September 9, 2021. The update introduces the updated download manager and storage management functionality in stable client versions […]

Game Dashboard integration has been enabled on Android 12

Game Dashboard integration has been enabled on Android 12

The Android 12 Game Dashboard is an exciting feature that a lot of gamers are looking forward to. However, the experience is now being enhanced even further with direct integration to Google’s […]

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Steam's latest update improves the management of downloads

Valve released a new beta update for its Steam gaming client this week that improves the management of downloads significantly. While in beta currently, it usually takes a couple of weeks before […]

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Nvidia releases first Windows 11 compatible driver

Nvidia has released the first official graphics card driver for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system. The company is second only to Intel, which released a Windows 11 driver last week. Microsoft's […]

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Valve unveils Steam Deck, a handheld gaming PC powered by AMD

Valve, the company behind the popular Steam game distribution platform and maker of games like Counter-Strike and Half-Life, have unveiled Steam Deck, a handheld PC designed specifically for gaming. Steam Deck looks […]

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Should you get a regular Nintendo Switch or a Nintendo Switch OLED Model?

Nintendo announced the new Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) yesterday and plans to release it later this year. The new Nintendo console won't replace any of the existing offerings; the regular Nintendo Switch […]

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Steam Summer Sale 2021 has started

The Steam Summer Sale is an annual event that runs for about 2 weeks usually. Lots of games on Steam's gaming platform are discounted at that time. If you are a Steam […]

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Nvidia drops support for Windows 7 and 8.1 later this year (with one exception)

If you are a gamer and play games on a PC that runs Microsoft's Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating system, you will soon miss out on new Game Ready Drivers for […]

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Gog kicks off Summer Sale 2021 with up to 90% discounts on games

What better way is there to spend your Summer than to purchase a few new interesting PC games to play these in the chilled atmosphere of your home while everyone else is […]

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Flash Game Archive lets you play thousands of Flash Games on your Windows PC

Flash is no longer supported officially and Adobe, Microsoft and browser makers such as Mozilla or Google have disabled support in their products. While Flash is no longer in active development, it […]

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Epic Games Mega Sale has started with discounts on most PC games

The annual Epic Mega Sale has just started on the Epic Games Store. Gamers can expect discounts of up to 75% on games and use an extra $10 off coupon for games […]

How to share your Xbox Game Pass PC subscription with your family

How to share your Xbox Game Pass PC subscription with your family

Xbox Game Pass PC has been a game changer in recent years. Why pay the full price for the latest games, when you can pay a monthly fee for hundreds of games […]

mGBA is an excellent, cross-platform GBA emulator

mGBA is an excellent, cross-platform GBA emulator

The Nintendo Gameboy Advance was an amazing handheld console, and fans continue playing their favorite games on the portable devices even today. But you can always emulate the games for an enhanced […]

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Steam's Remote Play Together now functions without a Steam account

Valve Software announced an addition to the Remote Play Together feature of the company's Steam gaming platform this week. Remote Play gives Steam users the option to play games with others, even […]

DuckStation is an excellent PlayStation 1 emulator for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android

DuckStation is an excellent PlayStation 1 emulator for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android

The PlayStation 1, Nintendo SNES, GBA, and DS are my favorite consoles of all-time because they have tons of RPGs. I remember playing WWF/WCW games, and many JRPGs on my old Windows […]

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GOG's We Love Games sale is up: here are our picks

The last couple of months have seen a lot of sales on various gaming platforms for desktop systems. Steam, GOG, UPlay, Origin, and the Epic Store are just some of the stores […]

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Terraria developer cancels game for Stadia after Google disabled his account three weeks ago

If you follow tech news, you may have stumbled upon frequently posted horror stories of businesses, developers and individuals losing access to their Google accounts online. One of the latest to receive […]

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Steam Winter Sale 2020 has started, here are our picks

Every year, Valve is holding a Winter Sale on the company's Steam gaming platform. It is one of the biggest sales of the year on the platform, and while there have been […]

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Gog's Winter Sale 2020 has started: here are our picks

PC gaming platform Gog has launched its Winter Sale 2020. The sale runs from December 16, 2020 to January 4, 2021 and features thousands of games that are discounted. Gog's store is […]

puNES is an open source NES emulator for Windows and Linux

puNES is an open source NES emulator for Windows and Linux

A PC is my choice when it comes to gaming, mostly because I play a lot of strategy games. But I've owned a few consoles, the PS4 being my 2nd favorite platform […]

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Gog Black Friday Sale for games is on: here are 8 suggestions

All major game stores are running sales currently as part of Black Friday. Valve's Steam Autumn Sale is already underway, and so are sales on the Epic Games Store and Gog. The […]

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Steam Autumn Sale 2020: here are 8 game suggestions

There are plenty of sales on Steam throughout the year, some smaller, some bigger. The Autumn Sale is a bigger sale as it runs from November 25 to December 1. As is […]

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You can now play Flash content on the Internet Archive using emulation

Adobe Flash support ends officially on December 31, 2020. The aging technology has been replaced by others for the most part and browser makers and operating system companies revealed that their applications […]

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Game Cleaner: remove temporary Steam, Epic and uPlay game files to free up space

Game Cleaner is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices to free up temporary files and leftovers on the gaming platforms Steam, Epic Store, and uPlay. The main idea behind Game […]

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Minecraft will require a Microsoft Account from 2021 onward

Minecraft users here? If you are using the Java version of Minecraft, then you will have to start using a Microsoft Account soon as Mojang announced this month that all versions of […]

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How to block game news and offer notifications in the Epic Games and Steam clients

Most gaming clients that you install on your desktop machines or laptops set themselves up to be loaded during start of the operating system. While that is appreciated by computer users who […]

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You may soon buy games from other Stores in the Gog Galaxy client

Gog announced the launch of a private beta feature in the company's Gog Galaxy software yesterday that integrates third-party store game purchases directly in the client. Computer users have access to a […]

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Get a free copy of Football Manager 2020 and Watch Dogs 2 on the Epic Games Store

Epic Games continues its year-long promotion of the company's Epic Games Store with three games that are free to get this week. Football Manager 2020, Watch Dogs 2, and Stick it to […]

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Why you should not buy digital games if physical copies are also available

If you like to play games, you may have access to a wide range of devices to do so: from smartphones and game consoles to PCs, tablets, and handhelds designed specifically for […]

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Play all Magnetic Scrolls adventure games in your browser [Game Saturday]

If you were a teen (or older) in the 80's, you may have experienced the rise of a game company called Magnetic Scrolls. The company developed adventure games for the state of […]

DirectStorage API for PCs promises faster game loading times

When Microsoft announced the next Xbox console some time ago, it highlighted some features of the console's underlying architecture to demonstrate its power. Next to DirectX 12 Ultimate, which Microsoft confirmed would […]

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How to use Proton with Steam in GNU/Linux for AAA Gaming

I've been a gamer since the days of DOS. I remember playing Commander Keen, Police Quest, Duke Nukem 3D and the original DOOM – The last of which I still remember the […]

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Microsoft shuts down Mixer, partners with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft's Mixer team revealed just a few hours ago that the end has come for the streaming service. Mixer, a game-focused streaming service similar to Twitch, will continue to run through July […]

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Latest Gog Galaxy Update brings subscription management

Gog's Galaxy 2.0 client is still in beta officially but that is not keeping the company from introducing more and more features in the gaming client. The April 2020 update, called Theia, […]


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