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The Best Cheap PC Games Under $20

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Hawaii Proposes Legislation to Regulate Loot Boxes in Games

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Legislators in Hawaii were among the first to express concern over the use of loot boxes in video games when Star Wars Battlefront II was in the news. This issue didn’t fade away, though. Lawmakers have introduced several bills designed to clamp down on the ...

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The Best Free Games on the Xbox One

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. With so much money being generated by titles like Candy Crush Saga and Clash Royale on phones and tablets, it’s entirely reasonable that the game industry is taking the free-to-play model very seriously these days on every platform. We’ve done our share of groaning about ...

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Non-Profits Want DMCA Exception to Preserve Abandoned Online Games

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Games are no longer just something we play—they’re a piece of our culture that deserves to be preserved. That’s harder than it used to be with games that check into online servers and many that are exclusively online. The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment ...

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Valve Will No Longer Accept Bitcoin as Payment for Games on Steam

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Digital gaming giant Valve has announced that some 18 months after adding the ability to buy games on Steam with Bitcoin, it will no longer accept BTC as a method of payment. The original decision to accept the cryptocurrency was never seen as a make-or-break ...

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13 OG Xbox Games Now Playable on Xbox One, Xbox 360 Games Enhanced For Xbox One X

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Yesterday, we talked about the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility mode and how developers inside the company had spent years putting the feature together. Today, we’re talking about the 13 original Xbox games you can now play, along with some enhancements to existing Xbox 360 games ...

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Dead Space Developer Visceral Games is Dead, and That Sucks

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. EA has announced that Visceral Games, the developer of games like Battlefield: Hardline and Dead Space is shutting down, effective immediately. The Star Wars title the studio had worked on is also being shut down. While EA isn’t literally canceling the project altogether, it’s going ...

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RPCS3 Emulator Turns Old PS3 Games Into Works of Art

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For many years, PlayStation 3 emulation was a contradiction in terms. Sony’s unique CPU architecture, known as the Cell Broadband Engine, is fundamentally different than any other CPU that’s ever come to market. While the Xbox 360 and PS3 share some DNA, Cell was legendarily ...

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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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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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