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.

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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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Latest Steam Labs experiment improves Steam Search further

Valve improved search on the Steam gaming platform this year when it rolled out new search filters and functionality that it launched as one of Steam Labs experiments initially. The company added […]

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Gog Spring Sale 2020 with more than 2500 discounted games until March 30

Gog unveiled the company's annual Spring Sale yesterday. The gaming platform holds several sales throughout the year and Spring Sale is just one of them. Customers and new users find more than […]

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Steam News Hub offers personalized game news

Valve Software, the company behind the gaming platform Steam, launched a new experiment on the platform recently called Steam News Hub. Steam News Hub informs Steam customers about news, events, and activities […]

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Play your favorite Gameboy Advance games on your computer with the VBA-M emulator

Play your favorite Gameboy Advance games on your computer with the VBA-M emulator

The best way to experience a game is to play it on the hardware it was made for. But not everyone may have the luxury of obtaining older consoles, as they can […]

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Steam Search update improves search a lot

Valve Software, the company behind the gaming platform Steam, launched support for experimental features back in 2019. One of these experiments was designed to improve search on the platform. We reviewed Steam […]

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Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming service now available (in Europe and United States)

Nvidia has launched the company's GeForce Now game streaming service (it was revealed initially in 2017). It is available in Europe and the United States at the time of writing and available […]

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Zak McKracken goes looking for hot coffee free game released

I have to admit that I prefer classic adventure games over current ones for the most part. I grew up with LucasArts adventures such as Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, the Indiana Jones […]

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The Steam Winter Sale of 2019 has started

The official Steam Winter Sale of 2019 has started and gamers from all over the world may browse the selection of discounted games. It is the last Steam Sale of the year […]

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Gog Winter Sale 2019: Grab a free Wasteland 2 copy

The Gog Winter Sale 2019 has started. The annual event runs from December 11, 2019 to January 2, 2020 this year. Gog promises more than 2500 deals with discounts up to 95%. […]

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Gog.com Black Friday Sale has started

Most online gaming platforms run sales on Black Friday. While Valve's Steam platform is probably the biggest for PC, it is not the only one. Gog.com, best known for its assortment of […]

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Steam Deep Dive and Community Recommendations experiments now available

Two new experiments are now available on Valve's SteamPowered gaming community website. Deep Dive, designed to provide users with a list of games similar to one they picked, and Community Recommendations, which […]

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How to block Steam from updating games automatically

Valve's Steam platform client will update any installed game or application automatically by default. If there is a network connection when you start Steam or Steam is running, updates will be installed […]

Superposition is a free benchmarking tool for testing the gaming performance of your computer

Superposition is a free benchmarking tool to test the gaming performance of your computer

Did you just buy a gaming laptop or build your own rig? Got a shiny new graphics card, have you? Benchmarking tools are one of the best ways to stress test your […]

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Play old PC games in widescreen resolutions with Game Widescreener

Do you like to play old PC games? One problem that you may encounter is that they don't support widescreen resolutions. If you have been spoiled by modern game graphics, getting back […]

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Play local multiplayer games on Steam over the Internet with Remote Play Together

Remote Play Together is a new feature of the Steam gaming client that unlocks capabilities to play local multiplayer games with friends over the Internet. Valve Software launched Remote Play Together in […]

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Internet Archive adds 2500 playable DOS games to the archive

The Internet Archive is one of our favorite spots on the Internet, and that is not only because of its excellent wayback machine to access changed or deleted webpages and sites, but […]

Latest Steam experiment aims to improve Search on the platform

Valve unlocked a new experiment on its Steam platform with the aim to improve search functionality on the gaming platform. The company launched Steam Labs in July 2019 on Steam to give […]

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First Look at GOG Galaxy 2.0 gaming client

The game distribution service GOG flies a bit under the radar in the grand scheme of things. It is not the largest nor the store with the biggest selection of games. GOG […]

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Game Saturday: Double Dragon Reloaded

Double Dragon Reloaded is a fan-remake of the classic street fighting game Double Dragon that rocked various home consoles and the arcades in the last century. Similarly to Final Fight LNS or […]

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Valve launches Steam Labs: preview beta features that might never make it into Steam

Valve Software, the company behind the Steam gaming platform, launched Steam Labs yesterday on the official Steam website. Steam Labs makes available experiments and tests to Steam users who want to participate. […]

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Dr. Mario World by Nintendo for Android: first look

Dr. Mario World is Nintendo's latest mobile game. The game is now available for Android and iOS devices, and gamers from all over the world can download and install the game on […]

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First look at Lego Tower game for Android

Lego Tower is a new free to play game for Android and iOS devices by NimbleBit LLC, a game development company that is best known for its Tiny Tower game. It should […]

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Steam and Ubuntu: support until 2025 and 20.04 LTS

Steam customers who run the gaming client on Ubuntu machines were in for a shock when Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company, announced that it would not support 32-bit packages on Ubuntu going forward. […]

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The Steam Summer Sale 2019 has started

The Steam Summer Sale 2019 has started; it is one of the biggest sales on Steam of the year and runs from June 25, 2019 to July 9, 2019 this year. Many […]

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Xbox Game Pass for PC: Price, Games, Availability, and my thoughts

Microsoft launched the subscription service Xbox Game Pass for PC officially during its press event at the E3 2019 conference. Head of Xbox and gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, revealed the new […]

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Google Stadia: Price, Games, Availability, and my thoughts

Google announced the game streaming platform and service Stadia earlier this year while Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are preparing new console launches. Stadia streams games to compatible devices instead of relying on […]

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Gog Summer Sale Festival: buy thousands of discounted DRM-free games

The Gog.com Summer Sale Festival has started. For those who never heard about Gog, it is games service and platform similarly to Steam or Origin but with noticeable differences. Apart from a […]

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Microsoft announces major PC gaming changes

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox and all gaming at Microsoft, announced changes today that change Microsoft's approach to gaming on PC fundamentally. To better understand these changes, it is necessary to rewind […]

Gog Galaxy 2.0 will feature multi-platform support for a unified game library

Valve Software's Steam, the Epic Mega Store, UbiSoft's uPlay, Electronic Arts' Origin, Gog Galaxy, the itch.io client, the Microsoft Store, Battle.net, Bethesda Launcher, and others. The number of desktop clients for PC […]

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Sega Genesis Mini (Mega Drive) release in September 2019

Sega revealed this week that it will release a "mini-console" called the Sega Genesis Mini on September 19, 2019. Sega Genesis was the name of Sega's 16-bit console in the United States; […]

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Game Backup Monitor: automate game backups

Game Backup Monitor is a free open source program for Windows to back up game saves locally or in the cloud. Losing game saves can be a very frustrating experience; while many […]

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Game Saturday: Final Fight LNS

Final Fight LNS is a free game by Final Fight fans. The Final Fight series of video games was a popular arcade game series by Capcom that found its way on various […]

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Steam support for Windows XP and Vista ended

Steam customers who use devices with the operating systems Windows XP or Windows Vista cannot run the Steam client anymore on these devices starting today. Valve Software revealed in mid 2018 that […]

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The Steam Winter Sale 2018 has started

The Steam Winter Sale 2018 is on; gamers from all over the world can browse thousands of discounted games on Steam and win digital items throughout the sale. The sale runs until […]

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Winter Games Sale on gog.com has started

The gog.com Winter Sale has started today. PC gamers can head over to the gog website to grab a free game and buy more than 2000 discounted games over the course of […]


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