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Computing

CyberPowerPC reveals two Steam Machines for the latter half of 2014

CyberPowerPC reveals the hardware specifications for a pair of Steam Machines, priced at $499 and $699, that are due for release in the second half of 2014.
Computing

Digital Storm targets high-end gamers with its first Steam Machine

The first Steam Machine from gaming PC manufacturer Digital Storm - the Bolt II - caters to power gamers with a love for high-end specs. The small form factor, liquid-cooled PC starts at $1,899 and will be available this month.
Gaming

Fast and Furious 7 to use Paul Walker’s scenes, character will be retired

Universal Studios and the Fast and Furious 7 filmmakers have decided to move forward with using the scenes filmed by late star Paul Walker, tweaking the script so that his Brian O'Connor character can be retired.
Gaming

Alienware, Origin among more than a dozen third-party Steam Machines vendors

Alienware and Origin are among the 12 third-party hardware manufacturers that are confirmed to be partnered with Valve to release living room-focused Steam Machine gaming PCs in 2014.
Gaming

Jetsetter: Another British racing dev fades as Burnout Paradise studio loses founders

This week in Jetsetter, we mourn the erosion of one of Britain's greatest racing game developers. Criterion Games, the developer of Burnout Paradise, isn't dead but it's close now that co-founders Fiona Sperry and Alex Ward have left…
Gaming

Chinese gaming increases 38-percent, earns $13 billion in 2013

The Chinese gaming industry saw growth of over 38-percent to $13 billion in revenue, mostly from PC gaming. That marks a jump of more than $10 billion in just five years.
Gaming

Xbox One disc drive still necessary thanks to ‘bandwidth and game size’

Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer reveals that, at one point, Microsoft entertained the possibility of delivering the Xbox One as a disc-less console. Ultimately, concerns over game size and bandwidth led to the inclusion of a Blu-ray…
Gaming

Movies we hope don’t suck 2014 edition

We look forward to the upcoming movies of 2014 that we hope don’t suck, because if they do, there will be bigger consequences than a box office flop. In part one we look at the movies coming between January and April.
Gaming

DayZ alpha surpasses 400,000 sales in week one

The Steam Early Access version of DayZ, Bohemia Interactive's persistent online open world zombie game adapted from a popular ArmA 2 mod, rises past 400,000 sales during its first week of release.
Gaming

As temperatures drop, ‘Madden’ forecasts Playoff victory for cold-blooded teams

For the NFL Wildcard playoff games, Madden is picking in favor of teams used to playing in cold weather, as well as teams that have LeSean McCoy on their rosters.
Gaming

Blizzard warns of new malware that can steal World of Warcraft account info

Blizzard Entertainment is warning Windows-using World of Warcraft players to watch for a malware that threatens to steal user account info and Battle.net Authenticator data when signing into the game.
Gaming

Battlefield 4’s postponed double XP event is finally live

The Premium members-only double XP event for Battlefield 4 that was originally scheduled to happen during the New Year break is now live through Sunday, January 5. The original event was postponed due to lingering issues with the game.