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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 »

Kids can learn to code Xbox and PC games at Microsoft stores

There are a ton of initiatives to help kids (and adults) learn to code these days. Google has lessons for teens to code animates scenes starring Wonder Woman, Apple has the kid-friendly Swift Playgrounds and a partnership with Tynker, and even Facebook has a program that suggests learning gadgets and other resources to help encourage the next generation of coders. Microsoft has now launched a series of ... Read More »

The Most Graphically Demanding PC Games (2017)

Want to know which PC games will push high-end rigs to their limits? We’ve rounded up 16 of the most graphically demanding PC games we could get our hands on. We also tested and ranked them by how much they made our high-end PC struggle. Methodology We used built-in benchmarks whenever they were available and frame-rate capturing tool Fraps when ... Read More »

10 great PC games you may have missed in 2017

Credit: Gordon Mah Ung/Rob Schultz/IDG LATEST REVIEWS Endless Space 2 on Steam, MSRP $39.99 Learn more Prey on Steam, MSRP $59.99 Learn more HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap on HTC, MSRP $99.00 Learn more Now that we’ve taken a peek at the best PC games of 2017—so far, at least—it’s time for our other biannual tradition: Rounding up some of the top PC games of 2017 that might ... Read More »

Should the Future of Education Include a ‘Personalized Prescription’ of Video Games?

Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist at the University of California at San Francisco who studies the effects of games and other physical and cognitive challenges, says they can improve memory and multitasking, and even treat attention-deficit disorders. This segment is part of a special series of video highlights from the ASU + GSV Summit produced by The Chronicle. Goldie Blumenstyk writes about ... Read More »