Gaming

Nvidia GeForce Now kicks off Square Enix game deal with free Tomb Raider streaming

Sit up and pay attention, Shield owners: Nvidia’s GeForce Now, a Netflix-style game-streaming service, is bringing some big games from another top studio to its catalog.Nvidia announced Thursday that Square Enix would bring five games to GeForce Now over the course of 2016. The first game will be Tomb Raider, the critically acclaimed 2013 series reboot, which hits the service ... Read More »

Cheap, multiplayer-only version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III lands on Steam

Perhaps you’ve, sometime in the last ten years, uttered the words, “Who cares about Call of Duty’s singleplayer campaign? I’m only here for the multiplayer.” Well in answer to your question, I care about the campaign. It’s a guilty pleasure. But perhaps I’m in the minority, and I guess it was only a matter of time before Activision tried to ... Read More »

AMD, Nvidia graphics cards come bundled with March’s hottest games

Hardcore PC gaming enthusiasts may be waiting for the long-delayed, next-gen graphics processors due later this year, but AMD, Nvidia, and their hardware partners still have perfectly potent graphics cards to sell in the meantime.To entice would-be graphics-card buyers off the fence, both camps are bundling their high-end GPUs with free copies of hotly anticipated PC games. Naturally, the games ... Read More »

Glowforge printer cuts and etches patterns into almost any surface

This CO2 laser printer can cut and etch patterns into almost any type of material, from More CES 2016 CES 2016 Intel improves Compute Stick lineup with Core M chips (2:15) CES 2016 New app gives Zeiss’s VR One a drone’s eye view (2:20) CES 2016 Meet EVGA’s new full-tower gaming case (1:21) Now Playing CES 2016 Glowforge printer cuts ... Read More »

Seagate slapped with a class action lawsuit over hard drive failure rates

Seagate is facing a class action lawsuit over its 3TB consumer hard drives, which by some accounts have suffered unusually high failure rates. The lawsuit, filed on February 1 in the U.S. District Court for Northern California, primarily cites reliability data from Backblaze, a cloud backup provider that builds its own storage pods from consumer hard drives. In Backblaze’s experience, ... Read More »

You can play Star Citizen for free this week

Some people have spent thousands upon thousands of dollars for the privilege of playingStar Citizen early. Suckers. You? You get to try it for free, this entire week. Presumably because Chris Roberts and Co. hope to convince you to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars. Drug dealer rules, you know? The first hit is free. From the announcement: “On the ... Read More »

You can play Star Citizen for free this week

Some people have spent thousands upon thousands of dollars for the privilege of playingStar Citizen early. Suckers. You? You get to try it for free, this entire week. Presumably because Chris Roberts and Co. hope to convince you to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars. Drug dealer rules, you know? The first hit is free. From the announcement: “On the ... Read More »

This week in games: The Division holds a beta test, Dangerous Golf gets explosive

Farewell, January. We hardly knew ye. Let’s ring out the month with some gaming news—including an exploding golf game, a bunch of random trailers, and maybe some game recommendations for the weekend? Aye aye, captain Two excellent games are free to play on Steam this weekend, and they both have to do with ships. Boats. Sailing the briny. The games? ... Read More »

Hands-on with Homefront: The Revolution’s engaging four-player co-op action

Some not-insignificant part of me had, I guess, assumed that first-THQ-then-Crytek-now-Deep Silver’s Homefront: The Revolution was a strictly-singleplayer affair. I don’t knowwhy I assumed this, exactly. Maybe one part “They’d only showed us singleplayer” and another part “Most B-tier shooters die on the vine.” Suffice it to say, I was pretty surprised when Deep Silver reached out to show me ... Read More »

This Windows 10 gaming handheld from GPD could be great for in-home streaming if it’s not vaporware

After a few attempts at making Android-based gaming handhelds, Chinese vendor GPD will take a shot at Windows 10. The little-known vendor has been showing off concept designs for a Windows 10 gaming handheld, Liliputing reports. A rendered image shows a clamshell design with a directional pad, four face buttons, dual analog nubs, and a miniature keyboard. As for tech ... Read More »