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Gaming

Video game coverage with an emphasis on PC gaming, performance benchmarks and innovative platforms based on the cloud. Game industry and development news complement our coverage.

Downsizing Dilemma: Why Game Developers Keep Getting Laid Off

The video game industry is booming. Americans spent $21.53 billion on games and hardware last year, and sales of the new-gen PS4 and Xbox One have exceeded expectations. So why are layoffs so common in the industry? Why are so many video game studios closing? Why does it feel like the people who make video games are always on the hook?

Watch live: Xbox E3 2014 media briefing

Watch live: Xbox E3 2014 media briefing

E3 2014 is kicking off today in Los Angeles with dozens of new announcements from the world's biggest names in the gaming industry. As in previous years, Microsoft is airing their Xbox media briefing online.

Good Old Games unveils Steam-like digital platform

Good Old Games unveils Steam-like digital platform

Retro PC gaming specialist Good Old Games (GOG) is launching a digital platform similar to Steam. GOG Galaxy, announced during CD Projekt Red’s annual conference, is being marketed as a completely optional service according to a report from GameSpot. …

Microsoft Xbox One Six Months Later: Likes and Dislikes

When I first reviewed the Xbox One I found it to be an interesting, ambitious console that wasn't quite ready for prime time. At launch, was the Xbox One a must-own console? The verdict: Not yet. Now, after six months using it, I have a significantly more refined view and have spoken to countless people about their experiences. Here's where we're at.

PlayStation 4 Six Months Later: Getting There

A half-year past launch, the PlayStation 4 still feels like an overachiever. The system runs better and is improving faster than its predecessor. When I reviewed the PS4 in a hurry last year I was worried about what I'd missed but it turns out I pretty much knew enough. It's not yet a must-have but early impressions were correct, thank goodness.

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