Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Microsoft's Beam becomes Mixer, adds four person split-screen streaming to battle Twitch

Maybe it's time to take Microsoft's quiet war against Twitch a bit more seriously, as newly-minted Mixer debuts new split-screen tech and promises to stream Xbox's E3 press conference in 4K.

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Tannenberg expands Verdun's World War I horrors to the Eastern front

2015's excellent World War I shooter Verdun is getting its first standalone expansion Tannenberg, which takes the action to the oft-neglected Eastern front.

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Sennheiser Game Zero review: This headset's sound quality justifies its price

Currently, a common piece of advice is to not buy gaming headset, and instead purchase headphones from a respectable company. Sennheiser's Game Zero makes that strategy unnecessary.

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Audio-Technica ATH-AG1X review: A good gaming headset with one killer flaw

Audio-Technica's $300 ATH-AG1X is the most expensive wired gaming headset we've ever reviewed—and sadly, not the best-sounding.

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Sennheiser GSP 350 review: A gaming headset that sounds a lot better than it looks

Sennheiser's GSP 350 headset isn't a looker, nor does it have a cheap price tag, but its sound quality is up there with the best headsets in its tier.

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Titan Souls is free for Twitch Prime and Amazon Prime subscribers

Amazon's cold war against Steam continues—Prime members can claim the Dark-Souls-crossed-with-Zelda game Titan Souls anytime before May 24.

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This week in games: The Witcher heads to Netflix, Far Cry 5 confirmed

Plus: Destiny 2 will be sold through Battle.net, Devolver adds yet another E3 press conference to the pile, and ZeniMax broadens its lawsuits to include Samsung. This is gaming news for May 15 to 19.

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Surviving Mars turns catastrophe into inspiration as humanity claws for the stars

We saw our first demo of Surviving Mars, the new city builder from Tropico devs Haemimont, and the takeaway? Death can come swiftly and silently on Mars—but that makes survival so much sweeter.

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Microsoft's Phantom Dust remaster brings the cult Xbox classic to PCs, for free

The 2004 cult classic Phantom Dust finally is landing on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One today, for free.

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This year's Steam Summer Sale dates have already leaked

The Steam Summer Sale 2017 dates have apparently leaked. Prepare your wallets accordingly.

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This week in games: Square Enix abandons Hitman, Assassin's Creed rumors point to Egypt

Plus: Someone beat Prey in 20 minutes, Need for Speed confirmed for 2017, Mass Effect also put "on hiatus," and Strafe's launch trailer is even better than the game itself. This is gaming news for May 8 through 12.

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Paradox teams with Tropico's devs for Surviving Mars, lends a hand on BattleTech

At PDXCon, Paradox unveiled a new Europa Universalis IV expansion, a Mars survival game with Tropico's developers, and that it's now publishing BattleTech.

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Divinity: Original Sin II's Game Master Mode is the tabletop RPG sim you've been waiting for

Divinity: Original Sin II's custom campaign tools, called Game Master Mode, has players rolling virtual dice like an actual tabletop role-playing game.

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Prey (PC) review: System Shock's spirit lives in this mammoth, intertwined space station

Exploring Prey's mammoth Talos I space station and discovering its secrets is a constant source of joy, even when the combat and story falter.

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review: A gaming laptop at a decidedly non-gaming price

It's not the most powerful gaming laptop ever made, but an i5 and a 1050 Ti for only $850? That's a steal of a price.