Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Gabe Newell's Reddit Q&A: The most interesting answers on Half-Life 3, Steam support, and more

A Reddit Q&A with Gabe Newell teases the existence of unannounced projects, particularly in virtual reality, and Valve continues to acknowledge it needs to work on Steam's support system. That and more inside.

Torment: Tides of Numenera

This week in games: Half-Life 3 un-confirmed, Oculus braces for a fight with Bethesda

Plus: New trailers for Torment: Tides of Numenera and Resident Evil 7, Halo Wars 2 announces a Blitz mode open beta, Dishonored 2's finally adding mission select, and more. This is gaming news for January 9 through 13.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch console details revealed: launch date, price, games, paid multiplayer, and more

The Nintendo Switch will launch in March for a reasonable price, but it basically looks like a Nintendo console with Nintendo games.

oculus rift htc vive

Epic founder claims HTC Vive is outselling the Oculus Rift "two to one"

The notoriously outspoken Tim Sweeney credits the Vive's success to Steam being a more open platform.

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This week in games: Elite Dangerous encounters aliens, The Long War comes to XCOM 2, and more

Plus Mass Effect Andromeda snags a release date, EverQuest Next spinoff Landmark shutting down, and more. This is gaming news for January 2 through 6.

Mass Effect 2

Free game alert: EA giving away Mass Effect 2 through its "On the House" program

And if you're having deja vu, well, it's because EA already gave away copies of Mass Effect 2 last month—but only for one day.

Project Ariana

Razer unveils Project Ariana, a 4K projector that blurs the line between your screen and living room

Microsoft's old IllumiRoom concept has been reimagined by Razer—its Project Ariana is a 4K projector that extends your display onto your walls.

Razer Project Valerie

Razer's Project Valerie is a radical three-screen laptop that unfolds with robot arms

The only problem: It's like two Blade Pros stacked on top of each other and the battery life is probably terrible. Also, we're betting it'll cost more than a used car. But hey, still pretty damn cool.

Nvidia CES 2017

Nvidia's making it easy to broadcast video games direct to Facebook Live

For the second time this year, Facebook makes a move on Twitch's territory. We'll see if it fares any better than YouTube Gaming did.

Nvidia GeForce Now

GeForce Now picks up the OnLive mantle, allowing you to stream games direct to your PC

The catch? It’s going to cost you $25 for every 20 hours you play. At that rate, you might as well save up for a few months and buy a dedicated gaming PC.

Diablo in Diablo III

Blizzard's Diablo remake is now available within Diablo III, but only for a month

Party like it's 1997 all through January: Each of the sixteen levels in the original Diablo's Cathedral have been temporarily rebuilt in Diablo III. It's a birthday celebration where we get the gifts.

Logitech G533

Logitech's new G533 headset packs performance into a more office-friendly design

Take the G933, ditch the LEDs and the strange angles, and you've got the G533—a good-looking, no-frills wireless gaming headset for $150.

HyperX Pulsefire

HyperX expands into a new market with its new Pulsefire gaming mouse

Also unveiled at CES: A handful of new Alloy keyboard models, including an RGB version, and the 7.1-enabled Cloud Revolver S headset.

Lenovo Legion Y720

Lenovo's Y520 and Y720 laptops launch new 'Legion' brand of gaming hardware

Lenovo continues its excellent price-to-performance offerings with budget-friendly laptops—and this time, without the awkward "IdeaPad" designation.

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The 14 PC games we can't wait to play in 2017

Out with the old and in with the games that got delayed into 2017—we share our most-anticipated PC releases for the upcoming year.