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Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to all games that use them. Players are presented with the ...

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Facebook Announces Oculus Go, a $199 Standalone VR Headset

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Oculus was started as a PC-focused virtual reality platform before Facebook acquired the company, but it has since ventured into mobile VR with the Samsung Gear VR partnership. Now, Oculus is preparing its first all-in-one VR headset known as the Oculus Go. It’s coming to ...

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Intel Core i7-8700K Review: A 6-Core Chip That Punches Far Above Its Weight

Today, Intel is unveiling its new Coffee Lake line of desktop CPU cores and its first mainstream desktop response to AMD’s Ryzen architecture since that platform launched in March. That’s not to say we haven’t seen some significant shifts in Intel’s desktop parts–in fact, even before today’s launch, we’ve seen more price drops and feature improvements from Intel in 2017 ...

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Sony Launches Updated PlayStation VR With HDR, Improved Cables

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Sony’s PlayStation VR has been a quiet success, racking up over a million sales by June of 2017. Granted, that’s not much compared with the 62.6 million consoles Sony is estimated to have sold to date, but it’s not nothing, either, particularly for a new ...

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SNES Classic Review Roundup: A Great Value, Provided You Can Find One

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nintendo’s Super NES Classic Edition has been contentious since the product was announced. While the concept of a small retro game console with excellent emulation was enthusiastically received by gamers, last year’s execution was decidedly lacking. Nintendo’s decision to kill production of the NES Classic ...

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The Best Cheap Games Enhanced for the Xbox One X

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We’re only about a month away from the Xbox One X‘s launch, so now’s a good time to start stocking up on games that will actually take advantage of the new hardware. Many titles will see small performance improvements automatically–similar to the PS4 Pro’s Boost ...

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The Ataribox Will Be AMD-Powered, Cost at Least $250

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Atari announced its upcoming “Ataribox” earlier this year, it was a fairly transparent attempt to cash-in on the retro gaming craze that Nintendo kicked off with the NES Classic last fall. There were, however, some concerns about how Atari would make money in the ...

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