Unique card-RTS game Prismata now has a free-to-play mode

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Unique card-RTS game Prismata now has a free-to-play mode

'Non-collectible card game' Prismata is coming along according to plan, and that plan involves it launching its free-to-play component today. Prismata is a hybrid of card game, board game, and RTS all about managing the order in which you play cards versus how your opponent plays their cards. Its strategy is like picking a build order in an RTS, but one where you know what your opponent has on the table—it doesn’t fit easily into contemporary videogame genre conventions. 

Get a 550W PSU for your next build for only $16

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Get a 550W PSU for your next build for only $16

All modern PC components will fail after a while. When a graphics card or RAM stick dies, you can usually keep using your computer until replacement parts arrive, but a failing power supply will bring your entire PC down with it. It doesn't hurt to have a backup PSU, and now you can get one for just $16 after rebate.

Windows 10 climbs to 700 million devices en route to elusive 1 billion goal

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Windows 10 climbs to 700 million devices en route to elusive 1 billion goal

Just a few months prior to Windows 10's launch, Microsoft's Terry Myerson, then head of the company's operating system group, made an ambitious prediction—Windows 10 would reach 1 billion devices "in two to three years." Now just a little over three years later, Windows 10 is on 700 million devices, 300 million short of that original goal.

Fallout 76 will not support cross-play

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Fallout 76 will not support cross-play

Bethesda executive producer Todd Howard said earlier in the summer that the studio would love to have cross-platform play in Fallout 76, but "Sony isn't being as helpful as we want them to be" in making it happen. Today, Sony dropped a surprise announcement that it will allow Fortnite cross-play between the PS4 and other consoles. Could Fallout 76 also be a beneficiary of Sony's new spirit of openness and cooperation? 

Xbox 360 controller is by far the most popular controller on Steam

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Xbox 360 controller is by far the most popular controller on Steam

As much as we love playing PC games with a keyboard and mouse, there are certain games where a controller just makes things easier, especially sports games. So, it's not surprising that more than 30 million players have registered at least one controller on Steam, and more than 15 million have registered more than one. What is surprising, however, is that the Xbox 360 controller is the most popular option, and it's not even close.

Oculus Quest announced: a wireless VR headset for $399

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Oculus Quest announced: a wireless VR headset for $399

At Oculus Connect today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company's next headset: The Oculus Quest. The big upgrade is that it's completely wireless—it doesn't even have external sensors—but offers "Rift-quality experiences," according to Zuckerberg. Like the Rift, it also includes built-in audio.