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This week in games: Battlefield adds the French, Overwatch teases 2017, and Crytek’s in trouble

The Steam Winter Sale is up. The GOG.com Goodbuy Sale is up. The non-denominational socks are hung by the chimney. And me? I’m on vacation. But before we get out of here, turn off the lights and lock the doors until CES kicks off in January, I might as well wrap up the week’s news one more time—just to send ... Read More »

Pokémon Go for Apple Watch is finally here

Your Apple Watch can now help you try to “catch ’em all.” On Thursday, Pokémon Go for Apple Watch (free) was finally released into the wild. A companion to the popular mobile game, this watchOS app will send players notifications about nearby Pokémon and track your distance towards hatching Pokémon eggs and receiving candy for your Buddy Pokémon. Pokémon Go ... Read More »

12 great PC games holding festive holiday events

See larger image Credit: Blizzard Get jolly Elves and flying creatures aren’t anything special in digital worlds, but that doesn’t mean your favorite PC game can’t get into the spirit of the season. These games are decking the halls, letting it snow, and even reviving Home Alone for the holiday 2016 season—and many of them are handing out unique in-game ... Read More »

This week in games: Battlefield 1 gets a Grenade Crossbow and someone builds an Atari 2600 in Minecraft

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Every new game revealed at The Game Awards 2016, from Guardians of the Galaxy to Zelda

We’re still a few weeks out from announcing our own Game(s) of the Year list, but 2016’s first Faux Video Game Oscars event happened last night: The Game Awards, the show that Geoff Keighley spun out of Spike’s old Video Game Awards. And as with every year, the awards themselves took second stage to the non-stop hype train of trailers ... Read More »

CBS All Access will start streaming live NFL games this weekend

Sling TV, Twitter, YouTube, and now CBS All Access. The NFL and CBS just announced that CBS All Access subscribers can watch the network’s NFL broadcasts starting on Sunday, December 4 and continuing through the post-season—including Thursday night games. This is a multi-year deal, which means NFL on CBS will return to CBS All Access for the 2017 season beginning ... Read More »

This week in games: Steven Seagal joins World of Warships, Forza Horizon 3 goes wintery

Battlefield. Titanfall. Call of Duty. Tyranny. Dishonored 2. Where’s a person supposed to find the time to play all these games? Let alone care about news. This week, Forza Horizon 3 gets a demo and teases its first expansion, Mass Effect teases next week’s teaser, and Steven Seagal hits World of Warships. This is gaming news for October 31 through ... Read More »

35 great PC games for Linux and Steam Machines

See larger image Linux games rising For the first time in a long time, Linux gamers have a reason to smile. Gaming on the open-source operating system has long meant dabbling in Wine and arcane workarounds, but ever since Valve launched Steam for Linux a year-and-a-half ago the number of native Linux games has positively exploded. Sure, Valve’s embrace of ... Read More »

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on Windows Store won’t let you play with Steam gamers

Continuing the trend of “Windows Store versions being demonstrably worse than their Steam counterparts,” Activision’s put out some disturbing news about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare—namely, that the Windows Store version isn’t cross-play compatible with either the Steam version or the Xbox version. Wait, what? I thought the big draw for games in the Windows Store was making Xbox and ... Read More »

This week in games: Gwent’s beta, Evolve’s end, and Michael Phelps meets Call of Duty

It’s Halloweekend. Don’t do anything (too) stupid. Maybe just stay inside and play a horror game. This week’s spookiest gaming news: Battlefield 1’s zeppelins are like a Hindenburg ballet, meteors ruin your day in Cities: Skylines, Evolve ends development…again, and somehow Michael Phelps ended up in a Call of Duty commercial. This is gaming news for October 24 through 28. And ... Read More »