Gaming

The best Xbox One shooter games

Microsoft revolutionized the console first-person shooter when it published Halo: Combat Evolved back in 2001 on the original Xbox, and that commitment to the genre has continued to this day. The Xbox One includes a wide variety of shooters – first-person and otherwise – to enjoy, ranging from science-fiction epic adventures to gritty takes on […]

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How to Play Games on Your Chromebook

Chromebooks are far less powerful than traditional gaming PCs, but there are ways to game on Chrome OS machines. Here are some of your options. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. You’d be forgiven for thinking your Chromebook can’t handle the rigors […]

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The 10 Best NES Games

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) has a huge, diverse library of games. These are the cream of the crop for Nintendo’s iconic 8-bit home console December 23, 2019 7:00AM EST December 23, 2019 PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. The Nintendo Entertainment […]

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Ars Technica’s best games of 2019

Enlarge / Wait—this image seems to be missing the Kojima baby proton packs, no? Simogo / Nintendo / Remedy / House House Before we get on to the list, don’t miss this year’s Ars Technica Charity Drive sweepstakes. You can win part of nearly $ 5,000 in prizes, including limited-edition gaming collectibles, all while helping […]

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The DeanBeat: My favorite games of 2019

Games grew to a $ 148.8 billion market in 2019, up 9.6% from 2018 and reaching over 2.5 billion people across the globe. Console games, the lion’s share of the industry a decade earlier, were smaller than mobile games in 2019, a continuation of a multi-year trend, according to research firm Newzoo. We watched the further […]

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CTA: 70% of Americans ages 13-64 play games

An estimated 192 million U.S. consumers — or 70% of Americans ages 13 to 64 — are gamers, according to a new Consumer Technology Association (CTA) study. The numbers mark a big demographic shift that has happened over the past decade, marked by the rise of smartphones and the dwindling of the population of older […]

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The future of computing and games

Sometimes it’s good to think about the future. And that’s what a group of thinkers did at The International Future Computing Association, which held a conference recently at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The event was about the coming era of any place, any time, and any device user experiences delivered both […]