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Facebook Messenger Instant Games to Get Live Streaming, Video Chats, and More

HIGHLIGHTS You can share live gameplay with your Facebook audience Facebook is testing playing games during video chats Games like Angry Birds and Sonic Jump coming to Instant Games next year Launched in May this year, Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games is getting upgraded with features like a new live-streaming option that lets you broadcast Instant Games to all your friends ... Read More »

6 ways Microsoft can make more exciting new games

Last week, Microsoft made it clear that it’s finally looking to boost its first-party output. This follows criticism that their roster of top-tier exclusive titles has been relatively bare in recent years, a Forza or two aside. Indeed, the Xbox One Xlaunched last week with only platformer Super Lucky’s Tale, which seems like a huge missed opportunity given that nothing drives interest in consoles better than exclusive ... Read More »

This free app lets you play incredible-looking PC games on any Mac computer

This PC setup is a far-off dream for me, a lowly MacBook user. People like me who love playing video games but have Mac computers at home often have a case of PC envy. Almost all the best games debut on PCs and only show up on Macs years later – if at all. With recent PC-exclusive games including “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” ... Read More »

Celebrate the best PC games you’re still playing in the Golden Joysticks

At this year’s Golden Joystick Awards presented with OMEN by HP, we’re not just celebrating the best games of the last 12 months. We’ll also be spotlighting those enduring classics that we return to again and again. We did this for a few reasons—for many people, these are still the games that they play the most, whether it’s an MMO, a ... Read More »

The best PC games we gave up on

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” Here at PC Gamer we have very much taken W.C. Fields’ advice to heart. With ever-expanding Steam libraries and another sale always on the horizon, it’s never been easier to walk away from a game in search of new ... Read More »

Zeiss VR One Connect Brings PC-Powered SteamVR Games to Mobile Headsets

HIGHLIGHTS Zeiss VR One Connect streams SteamVR games to mobile VR headsets The VR games can be played using motion controllers Zeiss VR One Connect will retail for EUR 129 later this year Ahead of IFA 2017, Zeiss and SteamVR have together announced a new VR streaming solution called Zeiss VR One Connect that brings PC-powered VR gaming to smartphones inside mobile VR headsets. Alongside, ... Read More »

This week in games: LA Noire comes to VR, The Witcher celebrates its 10th anniversary

L.A. Noire PAX West is done and this fall’s onslaught of new games is still around the corner, but there was still plenty of gaming news making the rounds this week. And free games—lots of free games, several of which you can still snag right now for no cost. This is gaming news for September 4 to 8. Dead man walking After approximately eight billion Telltale ... Read More »

This week in games: KFC’s creepy VR training, Anno 1800 revealed, Brink goes free-to-play

  Between the start of the fall release crunch and the increasing importance of Gamescom, we’ve had quite a news week. We already wrote about Age of Empires IV and Jurassic World Evolution, but it turns out that was just the tiniest tip of the Titanic-sinking iceberg. Tyranny shows off its upcoming expansion, Destiny 2 unveils a premature launch trailer, Battlefront II debuts its 24-player space battles, Brink goes free-to-play, Ubisoft announces Anno ... Read More »

The most historically accurate PC games

PC games are full of arcane artifacts spurring on ancient civilizations, Nazis riding dinosaurs, and Ghandi nuking the entire planet. Historical accuracy isn’t always a priority, and even the ones that try to get it right have to take some liberties with the facts modern scholarship hands down to us to be, you know, a fun game. But there is ... Read More »

Best PC Games You Might’ve Missed In 2017

PC gamers have experienced a new multiplayer phenomenon in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, which has taken 2017 by storm. A few PC exclusives like Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III and Rising Storm 2, and two console classics–Bayonetta and Vanquish–hit the PC this year in all their glory. But while those games have shined in their own respect, plenty of great games may have flown under your radar. ... Read More »