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How premium PC games continue to rise, surprise in China

Seemingly implausible only a few years ago, China has quickly become one of the world’s most robust markets for premium PC games. According to Steam’s Hardware & Software Surveyfrom April 2018, 30 percent of its users have Simplified Chinese set as their default language, second only to English at 34 percent. China lags behind in the number of titles its users own, ... Read More »

How to play PC games on Android with Steam Link

If you’ve ever dreamed of playing a big AAA gaming title on your phone, now you can. Sort of. Valve’s Steam Link ($32.00 at Amazon.com) system originally required a physical box to be plugged into a television and connected to the same network as your gaming computer. You would then use the processing power of your dedicated gaming rig to stream your favorite titles to ... Read More »

See The Most Anticipated PC-Exclusive Games Of 2018

Despite the launch of two new consoles last year, PCdominated much of the conversation in 2017 thanks to the phenomenal success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which released in Early Access in March and proceeded to shatter player and sales records throughout the remainder of the year. But while PUBG may have been the platform’s biggest success story in 2017, it certainly wasn’t the ... Read More »

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 »