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You can get Civilization III through V on the cheap in this Humble Bundle

While pretty much every main Civilization game is great, a lot of people prefer a specific entry. Be it III's refinement of the classic style of games to IV's jump to 3D, there are many different opinions about which game is the best of the...   read

 
 
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Blizzard will be ceasing support for Windows XP and Vista this year

Windows XP was the defacto operating system for a very long time. I remember immediately upgrading in 2001 and not really thinking about changing until I eventually tried out Windows 7 in 2010. The removal of MS-DOS was pretty big, but the ...   read

 
 

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The Nintendo Switch won't be region locked

Back in October, when Nintendo first announced its upcoming Switch console, I couldn't help but feel a bit concerned about the prospect of the hardware manufacturer implementing a form of region-restrictions that may impede on a user's abil...   read

 
 
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Tales of Berseria PC version will use Denuvo, which Bandai says is not disruptive

The idea of Japanese role-playing games releasing day one on PC is still pretty foreign to me, so I had forgotten Tales of Berseria  was doing just that. It's a good trend, but the bad news for some is that it will use Denuvo, Bandai N...   read

 
 
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Yogscast and Humble Bundle team up for an awesome cause

Yogscast is fairly popular, even if I couldn't name a single thing they've done. For a few years now, they've been hosting a "Jingle Jam" event to raise money for charities during the holiday season. It was only natural that Humble Bundle w...   read

 
 
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Grab Shadow Complex for $1 in the latest Humble Bundle

Shadow Complex is often hailed as one of the best Metroidvania style games around. I never got around to playing it, due to the game being based on the works of Orson Scott Card, but the newest Humble Bundle makes it tough to say no. $1 for...   read

 
 
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GOG has some more EA games that don't require Origin

I honestly had no clue that a lot of more recent EA titles were available at GOG.com. I've kind of sworn off of the publisher ever since it created Origin, but having its titles in a DRM-free manner could persuade me to pick up some older "...   read

 
 
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Modern Warfare Remastered will most likely need the Infinite Warfare disc

An interesting detail about Modern Warfare Remastered has come to light; according to the official website, a disc is required to play the downloadable update. Wait, MW Remastered is being released on disc? Doesn't that kind of contrad...   read

 
 
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Latest Street Fighter V patch breaking the game on PC (Update)

[Update: Capcom says it is now working to roll back "the security measures added to the PC version of Street Fighter V. After the rollback process to the PC version, all new content from the September update will still be available to playe...   read

 
 
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Oculus silently removes DRM as SuperHot gets roasted by angry Steam customers

Good news, everyone! If you're thinking of buying a Rift or Vive to play VR games in the future, you can go back to selecting that hardware based on its merits and not software exclusives. This weekend the timed Oculus exclusive for Superho...   read

 
 


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If you liked Darkspore you have a week left to play it

EA is pulling the plug on Maxis’ action-RPG Darkspore. The news was announced in December (thanks, PC Gamer) but it seems not many of us noticed… which may be the issue, let’s face it. “Today, we are announcing that...   read

 
 
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Far Cry Primal and Rise of the Tomb Raider will use the Denuvo anti-tampering system

The PC releases of both Far Cry Primal and Rise of the Tomb Raider will make use of the controversial Denuvo anti-tampering software. Denuvo isn’t technically DRM because it doesn’t manage content licenses. However, it does prov...   read

 
 
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uPlay's latest update makes it a bit less annoying

Many people really, really hate Ubisoft’s uPlay platform. It’s seen as an unnecessary thing that stands between people and their games, especially when combined with a second client like Steam. Launching a uPlay-enabled game thr...   read

 
 
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Windows 10 has killed SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM

Back in the days before Steam, Origin, or uPlay, the infamous SecuROM and SafeDisc were two of the primary types of DRM developers could use. In the name of “preventing piracy” (read as “preventing perceived lost profits b...   read

 
 
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The Elder Scrolls Online's console versions will require a key to activate (Update)

[Update: The original statements out of ZeniMax were inaccurate. Here's the latest word: "The physical console version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited does not require a one-time game code. As with any other boxed PS4 / Xbo...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls' transition from GFWL pushed into December

Publisher Bandai Namco recently took to the Steam discussion boards to issue an official statement in regards to Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition's planned November transition away from Games for Windows Live in this update: "We are...   read

 
 
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Borderlands multiplayer moving to Steam, SecuROM DRM is out

The original Borderlands was one of the notable titles affected by the shutdown of GameSpy Technology at the end of May, but 2K said it would eventually use Steamworks in an effort to keep multiplayer going. That's still coming in a future ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard: Diablo 2 shouldn't have had an offline mode

A large chunk of people are pretty upset that the PC version of Diablo III requires you to be online when you play, especially since the recent console port let's you play offline. Blizzard has been known to defend the necessity of the onli...   read

 
 
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Shadowrun Returns can now be released without DRM

If you missed the opportunity to get Shadowrun Returns free of DRM during its Kickstarter fundraising and didn't eventually cave for the Steam release, you're in luck. Harebrained Schemes has successfully negotiated with Microsoft to releas...   read

 
 
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Witcher 3 ditches DRM on PC

The Witcher 3? More like DRM-free. Community Manager Marcin Momot took to the CD Projekt website to explain the DRM situation with the upcoming Witcher 3. "The PC version of The Witcher 3 will have absolutely no DRM from day 0. Zero. Zip. ...   read

 
 
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Only 4% of Volgarr the Viking players bought the game

Volgarr the Viking is a hardcore-focused throwback to classic 2D action titles of the past. Released last month, it has already pleased many gamers looking for a challenge. After a successful Kickstarter and getting picked up by Adult Swim ...   read

 
 
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SimCity team looking into offline mode

An offline mode for SimCity isn't outside the realm of possibility. Especially not in a world where Blizzard plans to take out its auction houses in Diablo III. (I'm still shocked that's going through.) "Right now we have a team specificall...   read

 
 
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New version of Uplay features Twitch integration

Live streaming of your videogames seems to be all the rage among you kids. Ubisoft is making a point to swoop in on that trend, and it will all come to fruition with the new iteration of Uplay. Uplay PC 4.0 will feature the integration of T...   read

 
 
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SimCity feedback led to an offline The Sims 4

The disastrous launch of SimCity is over and done with. Emerging from the wreckage with two million sales and counting, Electronic Arts is considering allowing the game to be played offline like many of us originally wanted. Speaking to Gam...   read

 
 
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Microsoft: There's work to do with Xbox One message

First the Xbox One was an always online DRM restricted console, then it wasn't. Fans booed and cried until Microsoft realized that the practicality of having an always online system just doesn't work for everyone in this day and age. Now so...   read

 
 


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