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Coder shrinks chess game into a 487 byte program

In a pretty incredible feat of coding, a programmer named Baudsurfer has managed to squeeze an entire, playable game of chess into a single 487 byte program. Unless your computer's storage drive is filled to the brim, you'll definitely be able…

SteamVR, Half-Life 2 updated to support Oculus Rift DK2

Oculus fans, rejoice! Valve has updated SteamVR adding Rift DK2 support for Half-Life 2 and to Steam's Big Picture mode. The update also enables positional tracking on Windows and OS X, although it won’t work with the Linux edition yet. …

Google remembers Roswell UFO incident with Doodle game

A detailed account of what took place in Roswell, New Mexico, exactly 66 years ago today may never be released to the public but in the meantime, Google is offering up their own explanation in the form of a Doodle…

PC game sales hit $20 billion last year, no signs of slowing

Despite declining desktop shipments as well as an increased interest in mobile and social games, the PC gaming market is still holding strong with a growth of 8% last year according DFC analyst David Cole, who was quoted in a recent PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA) report...

Blizzard announces free-to-play strategy card game Hearthstone

During a panel at the Penny Arcade Expo, Blizzard Entertainment unveiled a free-to-play collectible card game based on the massively successful Warcraft franchise. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft allows players to select one of nine different characters as they take turns…