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Alienware now shipping its Alpha console box

It was announced in June, pre-orders opened in August, and now it's finally here — the Alienware Alpha console PC runs Steam games on Windows through a customized UI and Xbox 360 controller.

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Thedas was wracked by Garden Warfare in this Dragon Age: Inquisition easter egg

Eagle-eyed gamer FioraAeterna tweeted an easter egg in the Dragon Age: Inquisition codex that refers to Plants vs. Zombies, PopCap's tower defense series, also published by EA.

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The Z97 Quiet Gaming is the obvious choice if you want to play PC games in peace

Gaming computers have become outlandishly powerful, but they're also loud. AVADirect has built a computer for those looking to play in peace, but has eliminating noise also hurt…

  • Pros: Attractive but subdued enclosure , Easy to upgrade…
  • Cons: Not the quickest processor , Average SSD performance…

Lost and X-Men stars join the cast of Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break [updated]

Lost star Dominic Monaghan and X-Men: Days of Future Past actor Shawn Ashmore appear to be filming appearances in Quantum Break, if the screengrab of a now-deleted tweet is to be believed.

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Ubisoft provides workaround for Assassin’s Creed Unity glitch causing crashes

In response to a reported bug that causes Assassin's Creed Unity to crash at the main menu when pressing Continue, Ubisoft has issued a workaround: delete your friends.

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Here are the nominations for The Game Awards 2014

Producer Geoff Keighley announced the nominees for the first Game Awards, a recently-announced annual award show similar to Spike TV's Video Game Awards.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U delivers spectacular melee action far beyond brawl

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U turns out to be much more than the big, beautiful version of Smash 3DS, with a variety of new modes and larger scale fights that evolve the way…

  • Pros: Larger scale fights evolve Smash's 15-year-old 4-player…
  • Cons: Transferred data and characters from Nintendo 3DS are…

Here are some tips to get you started in the wilds of Far Cry 4’s Kyrat

Some handy tips to help you survive your early hours in Far Cry 4's Kyrat. Take down Bell Towers, help friends in need, shoot up Outposts, and use smart cars!

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Achievement Unlocked: What if Pac Man for Atari 2600 were released today?

A clever new video imagines what Pac Man for the Atari 2600, originally released in 1982, would look like if the industry worked like it does today.

Gaming

Microsoft celebrates Black Friday with $150 off Surface Pro 3, Xbox, and PCs

Microsoft is getting in the holiday spirit with a ton of Black Friday deals. The company offers discounts on Surface tablets, mobile devices, PCs, the Xbox One, and more.

Mobile

Elite: Dangerous offline single player mode axed, refunds offered

David Braben angered fans when he announced that Elite: Dangerous, his long-in-development open world space sim, would no longer include an offline single player mode.

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Do you have the requirement for velocity? Need For Speed No Limits goes mobile

EA has teamed up with pro rally racer Ken Block to announce Need For Speed No Limit, a mobile racing game currently under development by Australian studio Firemonkeys.

Gaming

Time to finally find out what happened to Stringer Bell: HBO Go arrives on Xbox One

HBO's streaming service, HBO Go, has finally arrived as an app for Xbox One, giving thousands of gamers access to top programming like True Detective, Game of Thrones and The Wire.

Gaming

All the tools are there in LittleBigPlanet 3, but you have to dig to find them

LittleBigPlanet 3 attempts to evolve the series by adding new characters and toys to its platforming, but fails to mix its story and creative tools into a focused effort.

  • Pros: Clean arts & crafts style still rules. , New characters and…
  • Cons: Campaign does little to teach how to use creative tools…

Your guide to surviving the dungeon crawl in Dragon Age: Inquisition's multiplayer mode

Some tips to help you get started in Dragon Age: Inquisition's four-player cooperative mode, a loot-driven adventure with randomized dungeon crawls.

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