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Alienware launches new Area 51 gamer desktop with Intel’s fastest chip

Alienware announced its flagship gaming desktop would use an Advanced Micro Devices Threadripper chip last week, and now the gaming division of Dell is announcing that a version of the Area 51 will also be available with Intel’s fastest processor. The announcement of both processors in the same Alienware gaming desktop shows that it’s a…

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Little Red Lie is an emotional gut punch about paralyzing fear and insecurity

I played Little Red Lie , and now I am no longer capable of feeling joy. It’s a story-driven game that unflinchingly shines a light on topics of mental illness and economic disparity. The main interaction is lying — to yourself and to everyone around you. It’s bleak and uncompromising, full of people who either…

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Microsoft sells out pre-orders for new Xbox One X ‘Project Scorpio Edition’

Gamers are excited about the “world’s most powerful console.” Microsoft on Sunday opened pre-orders for its new Xbox One X — specifically, the “Project Scorpio Edition ,” an ode to the console’s original codename. Most retailers, from GameSpot to Amazon to Best Buy to the Microsoft Store , were sold out Monday. Some physical Microsoft Store…

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Age of Empires gets a sequel from Company of Heroes studio Relic

Microsoft is making a new Age of Empires game . The publisher revealed the sequel to its real-time strategy series as part of the GamesCom fan event in Germany this week. Developer Relic Entertainment, best known for its beloved Company of Heroes games, is producing it. Like previous entries in the series, Age of Empires…

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Overwatch is taking players to Junkertown for its next map

Blizzard Entertainment announced a new map for Overwatch  during its Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany today. Junkertown, the Australian home of the bomb-loving character Junkrat and his oversized bodyguard Roadhog, will be playable at the show. Junkertown will be an escort map, meaning the attacking team has to push a payload to its destination while the…

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Final Fantasy XV brings its successful blend of swords, sorcery, and camping to PCs in 2018

Final Fantasy XV was in development for a long time before it finally came out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One late in 2016. Now, Windows PC owners can look forward to trying out the open-world role-playing game. Square Enix announced today that Final Fantasy XV is coming to Windows sometime in early 2018. It…

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Intel targets 8th Gen Core laptop processors at video editors and VR fans

Intel is unveiling the first batch of its eighth generation Core processors , which are targeted at laptop users who like to do video editing or run virtual reality apps. The chips should also be plenty good for new kinds of gaming laptops. Santa Clara, California-based Intel said the chips have 40 percent better performance…