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Polygon's Games of the Year 2013 #2: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

For an unplanned sequel, <i>The</i> <i>Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds</i> is a damn good one.<p>Nintendo's return to the Hyrule of <i>A Link to the Past</i> is a fresh take on an otherwise predictable, if not wholly enjoyable, franchise. The land falls into danger after a mysterious figure begins causing trouble, and …

Broken Age: Double Fine imposes post-launch review embargo on Kickstarter backers

Broken Age developer Double Fine has lifted the review embargo which was imposed earlier today, according to a recent tweet from Kotaku.<p><b>Update</b><p>Per a …

Steam Machines and SteamOS: Everything you need to know

Is Valve's big push the next step in PC gaming, or another microconsole white elephant?<p>Even after its big CES 2014 unveiling, Valve's new Steam Machine platform is something of a mystery. Release dates, game libraries, exact hardware specs, and other details have not been announced, but we do know …

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Steam Controller drops touchscreen, adds physical buttons (update: new controller image)

It turns out that Valve's hardware beta was an <i>actual beta</i>: the Steam Controller is dropping its touchscreen and adding some physical buttons before going up for sale via Steam and at retail later this year. It's unclear exactly where the buttons will be, but we're seeing reports that they'll …

In the long run, do Steam sales harm gamers?

Steam's multiple sales events are hugely popular with gamers. They are one reason why the download service is growing so quickly. Sales are also a useful revenue source for game developers.<p>But do they cause harm to game fans?<p>That's the argument being made by Jason Rohrer, developer of massively …

Alienware's Steam Machine launches in September

The Alienware-made Steam Machine we showed you at CES 2014 arrives in September, the company announced during Valve's first Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle. Alienware's little black box has some form of Haswell chip inside, and promised us earlier this year that it'd "perform on par with a …

Jimi Hendrix the Subject of New D.A. Pennebaker Film

Few musicians have exerted as profound an impact as Jimi Hendrix, and a new hour-long documentary demonstrates how pervasive his influence has been. …

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