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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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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Epic Game Store opens, promises free games throughout 2019

Epic Games launched the company's game store today; interested gamers can head over to the official Store front on the Epic Games website to browse what it has to offer and download […]

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Epic Games Store: direct Steam competition

Epic Games, maker of Unreal Engine and games such as Unreal Tournament, Fortnite or Gears of War, announced that it will soon launch an online games store. Details are a bit murky: […]

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Internet Archive launches C-64 Software emulation library

The Internet Archive is on a roll. After adding more than a 1000 arcade games earlier this month, it has now created a new library for the Commodore C-64 featuring more than […]

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Microsoft unveils Project xCloud game streaming service

Is game streaming the next big thing? Microsoft unveiled its upcoming game streaming service Project xCloud just a moment ago on the official company blog. The fact that the company did so […]

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More than 1000 new Arcade games added to Internet Archive

The Internet Archive has just added more than 1000 new arcade games to the Internet Arcade. Revealed in 2014 for the first time as a way to preserve classic computer and arcade […]

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Sony unveils PlayStation Classic with 20 games

Sony, the company behind the PlayStation gaming console, unveiled a remake of the company's first console, the PlayStation Classic yesterday. Remakes of classic game consoles are trending right now. Nintendo showed everyone […]

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The Flash Games Preservation project Flashpoint

Adobe Flash will be retired in 2020 and browser makers such as Google, Mozilla or Microsoft started to phase out Flash support already in the browsers they create. Think of Flash what […]

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Steam improves Windows game support for Linux

Valve Software, the company behind the successful game distribution service Steam, announced the release of a new version of Steam Play today that improves Windows game support for Linux. The new version […]

New Twitch Prime games for August 2018

Twitch Prime customers, those who have linked an Amazon Prime account to the game streaming platform Twitch, get free games and digital items regularly each month. The last month was filled with […]

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Game Saturday: Return of the Tentacle Prologue

Remember Maniac Mansion, Zak McKraken, Monkey Island, or Day of the Tentacle? All classic adventure games by the once-great Lucasarts. Return of the Tentacle Prologue is an unofficial sequel to one of […]

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Game Saturday: Shorties's Kingdom 2

Shorties's Kingdom 2 (yes, that is how the developer spells it) is a strategy game that you can play in your web browser. It is a relaxing browser game as you control […]

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Grab the following games for free on Twitch in July 2018

If you are an Amazon Prime customer, and who is not really in this day and age, you may know that you get a lot of benefits out of Amazon Prime apart […]

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Game Saturday: Kingdom Rush Frontiers

Kingdom Rush Frontiers is the sequel of the award winning tower defense game Kingdom Rush which I reviewed in 2011. If you follow my Game Saturday series you probably know by now […]

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Amiga Emulator WinUAE 4.0 release

WinUAE 4.0.0 is a new major version of the Commodore Amiga emulator for Windows. The new version introduces virtual monitor support, latency improvements, and a host of other new features and improvements. […]

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The Steam Summer Sale has started

The annual Steam Summer Sale has just started and gamers can once again buy virtual games, apps, and even real hardware for a discounted price. While I'm personally not that excited anymore […]

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Steam won't run on Windows XP or Vista in 2019

Steam users who run the gaming platform on devices that are powered by Microsoft's Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems won't be able to run the client anymore from 2019 onward. […]

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Steam chat overhaul launches in Steam Beta update

The most recent beta version of the Steam gaming platform client for desktop systems comes with a new chat system that modernizes Steam's somewhat dated chat experience. The new functionality is in […]

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GOG Galaxy review

GOG Galaxy is a gaming client for PC and MAC OS X by GOG. Unlike Steam, it is completely optional for GOG customers who can download and play purchased games without the […]

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GOG begins Summer Sale 2018 with free Xenonauts giveaway

Summer is here, at least according to GOG. The company's annual Summer Sale started a moment ago and the company promises more than 1300 deals with discounts of up to 90%, free […]

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Game Saturday: Taisei Bullet Hell Madness for PC

Taisei is an open source game for Microsoft Windows that is a fan-made clone of the popular Japanese bullet hell shooter series Touhou Project. I love Japanese shoot'em-up games ever since I […]

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How to change Steam Privacy settings

Valve Software announced a major change to privacy settings on Steam today that improves user privacy for all users of the gaming platform. Steam users may select now who has got access […]

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Download the Best of Windows Entertainment Pack

The Best of Windows Entertainment Pack was released by Microsoft back in 1995 for Windows and in 2001 by third-party publishers to the Game Boy Color. Microsoft released a total of four […]

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition released for GNU/Linux (and Windows)

I'm a gigantic fan of RPG games. I love a good gripping storyline, that draws you in with great character depth and a deep and intriguing plot. Neverwinter Nights was an absolutely […]

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Game Saturday: Incursion 2 The Artifact

Incursion 2 The Artifact is a free tower defense game in which you try to fend off invading forces with heroes and recruited troops. The game uses a slightly different design than […]

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Game Saturday: The Wizard (RPG, Turn-based, online)

The Wizard is a turn-based strategy game with light roleplaying elements that you can play online in any modern browser. You control the apprentice wizard Kevin in the dungeon crawler who is […]

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Amazon launches Free Games with Prime on Twitch

I have to admit that I did not pay a lot of attention when Amazon announced Twitch Prime some time ago even though I'm an Amazon Prime customer. Amazon acquired the game […]

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Game Saturday: Unpuzzle 2 (Puzzle, Online)

Unpuzzle 2 is a free puzzle game in which you try to remove connections between all puzzle pieces in each level to proceed to the next. The only option that you have […]

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Game Saturday: Protector IV (strategy, online)

Protector IV is a free online tower defense game in which you follow a main quest and complete side-quests to level up your character and heroes. Each game begins with the creation […]

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Grammarly Grammar and Spelling Checker issues

After spending months using Grammarly's browser extension -- the Firefox add-on most often -- I have come to like and dislike the extension. You can check out my Grammarly Premium review for […]

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Game Saturday: Dark Power (HTML5, Strategy)

Dark Power is a free browser strategy game that can best be described as a tower defense game. While you defend only your main castle against attacks, you do so by hiring […]

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Game Saturday: Blocksum (PC, Puzzle)

Blocksum is a puzzle game for Windows PCs that mixes elements from Tetris, 2020 (if that game existed back in 2007), and Dr. Mario. Whereas you try to fill lines completely in […]

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Game Saturday: Stellar Squad (online, Flash, strategy)

Stellar Squad is a free online strategy game in which you command a squad of futuristic soldiers and fight off wave after wave of robot attacks. The game plays similarly to Tower […]


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