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Net Applications: Windows 10 passes Windows 7 in market share

More than three years after its release, Windows 10 has passed Windows 7 in market share. That means more desktop computers are now running Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system than any other OS, according to Net Applications. The milestone is a nice way for Microsoft to end 2018, even though the company surely was […]

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6 Games You'll Want to Buy in January

The holidays are over, but the New Year has a few gifts for gamers, from Resident Evil 2 to Kingdom Hearts III. These are the games we can’t wait to play in January. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. The holiday season […]

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Ninja wins the Why Is This OK In Video Games Award

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is Twitch’s golden son. He plays Fortnite for audiences of tens of thousands of viewers. Ninja gained mainstream fame when he invited hiphop artist Drake onto his channel, and he revealed that he makes $ 500,000 a month from viewers subscriptions. But while Ninja doesn’t hesitate to play games live with famous […]

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Atlus debuts teaser for ‘Persona 5 R’ for PlayStation 4, promises more in March

Atlus has rolled out a trailer for Persona 5 R, officially confirming the follow-up to the popular RPG but without providing any specific details. [embedded content] The teaser video opens with the PlayStation logo, indicating that Persona 5 R will launch on the PlayStation 4. The video and the official website say that more information […]

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Without question, these are 2018’s best space books for kids

Enlarge / Computers, they’re just like us! Cyrus Farivar Every time I take my kids to the library, I gravitate toward the non-fiction section and, in particular, the space books. (Hey, it’s a good primer for Star Trek!) This year, there have been some amazing new children’s books that I’ve loved reading and have read […]

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Valve reveals Steam VR’s 100 best-selling games for 2018

Valve released a list of the 100 top-selling VR games on Steam in 2018, and the biggest hit gets you off the couch and puts VR lightsabers into your hands. More than 1,000 titles released on Steam this year with VR support, according to Bellevue, Washington-based Valve Corporation. The vast majority of the releases are […]

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Not Bander-snatched: Black Mirror confirms fifth season plans

Enlarge Netflix Netflix’s latest Black Mirror “event,” a film titled Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, launched on the streaming service on Friday. The film has garnered attention for its interactive elements, thus capitalizing on a decision-based system announced in June 2017, and fans of the dark-technology series may very well be excited to tap away and decide […]

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Nerf Rival ‘Overwatch’ blasters offer form over function

Back at BlizzCon 2018, we learned about Hasbro’s line of Nerf Rival Overwatch blasters made to replicate the look and feel of some of the heroes’ most popular weapons. They’re scheduled to be released as timed exclusives for GameStop and EB Games in January, but Hasbro sent them over to Digital Trends for free so we could […]

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War Stories: Serious Sam almost didn’t happen—until crates saved the day

[embedded content] Video shot by Nikola Mosettig and edited by Lee Manansala. Click here for transcript. Ars would also like to extend special thanks to Croteam members Davor Hunski and Damjan Mravunac, who were instrumental in helping this video project come together. We’re re-surfacing a few videos from days past over the Christmas 2018 break to […]

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Doomba uses your Roomba data to build new ‘Doom’ maps. You’re welcome

Rich Whitehouse As Roomba robot vacuums carry out their job of keeping your floors nice and clean, they generate a detailed map of your home which lets them perform their single chore with more efficiency. Enterprising game developer Rich Whitehouse recently decided to repurpose this mapping data for something else entirely: Creating custom levels of […]

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‘Far Cry: New Dawn’ is a fresh, post-apocalyptic spin on a stale formula

Much of the buzz surrounding the upcoming Far Cry: New Dawn has been about the game’s pretty post-apocalyptic setting. Unfolding 17 years after Far Cry 5‘s catastrophic conclusion, the spin-off’s substantial passage of time has allowed it to forgo the familiar dark and dreary end-of-days environments in favor of blue skies and bright foliage. Based […]

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The best games on Steam

The PC continues to be one of the best platforms for video games, with a great library of titles across every imaginable genre. The biggest marketplace for buying these games remains Steam, and Valve’s store has amassed a collection of truly legendary games over the years. Whether you’re interested in the latest first-person shooter or […]

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Lost ‘SimCity’ for NES revealed to the public as Christmas gift

SimCity fans received an historic gift this Christmas, as the long lost NES version of the city management simulator was revealed to the public for the first time. SimCity for NES made its first and only public appearance at the Winter Consumer Electronic Show of January, 1991, nearly 30 years ago. It was quietly cancelled, […]