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Doom VFR

Doom's 6.66 update makes all DLC free

All of Doom's DLC is now free: Nine maps, three guns, three playable demons, and a grab bag of other features.

The Wolf Among Us 2

Telltale reveals Wolf Among Us 2, a final Walking Dead season, and another Batman

Telltale's 2017 is all about superheroes as Guardians of the Galaxy and Batman finish out the year, but we'll see new Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us in 2018.

Astro A10

This week in games: Logitech acquires Astro, Steam's getting a big redesign, and more

Plus: Just Cause 3 goes multiplayer, Wolfenstein gives you a glimpse of Nazified America with "German...or Else!" and Tony Hawk HD announces its impending expiration date.

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Oculus Rift and Touch controller bundle gets a permanent price cut to $499

Oculus is selling the Rift VR headset with bundled Touch controllers for $399 through the summer, and $499 after that

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10 great PC games you may have missed in 2017

Forget about the blockbusters. These are some of the smaller, more interesting PC games you should be playing in 2017.

Oculus Touch

Oculus drops Rift and Touch prices, selling a $399 bundle for the 'Summer of Rift'

If you're still holding out for Palmer Luckey's promise of a $399 VR future, now's your chance—but does this mean there's a new Rift on the way?

MSI GT75VR Titan

Hands-on: MSI's GT75VR Titan brings high-end HDR display tech to a gaming laptop

MSI's GT75VR Titan downsizes to a 17-inch display and a single GTX 1080, but nabs an HDR display and a more useful mechanical keyboard in the process. Oh, and it's still enormous.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

This week in games: Evil Genius 2 announced, Mass Effect DLC rumored dead, and more

Plus your Shadow of Mordor nemesis will make it over into Shadow of War, Firefall is killed off, and an XCOM 2 expansion allows you to recruit aliens. This is gaming news for July 3 to 7.

A Total War Saga

Total War spins off Saga series focused on smaller 'powder-keg' moments in history

Think Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai—shorter time period, smaller land mass, but centered around a watershed moment in history. And yes, the first will arrive before the next "real" Total War.

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The best PC games of 2017 (so far)

These are the best PC games of 2017 at the mid-way point of a surprisingly packed year.

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This week in games: Homeworld's lost expansion returns, 15 minutes of Beyond Good & Evil 2

Plus: Valve shows off diagrams and gifs of the Vive's finger-tracking controllers and a bevy of trailers for Total War: Warhammer II, XCOM 2's upcoming expansion, and more. This is gaming news for June 19 to 23.

Steam Summer Sale 2017

Steam's Summer Sale kicks off with a $15 Steam Link, game discounts galore, and digital stickers

The Steam Summer Sale is back for 2017 with steep deals on hardware and over 10 thousand games.

Surviving Mars

Surviving Mars captures the excitement and dread of launching a colony mission

Haemimont's Surviving Mars channels the spirit of Anno 2205, mixed with the excitement of new frontiers.

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Hands-on: Middle Earth: Shadow of War gets more creative with Tolkien's universe

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will live and die based on its unique Nemesis System and the dynamic characters it generates, but the Lord of the Rings lore behind the technology also seems improved for the sequel.

The Crew 2

The Crew 2 hands-on preview: Virtual tourism by land, sea, and air

The Crew 2 adds boats and planes to its recreation of the United States.