Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service launches September 15

Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service is set to come out of beta September 15th, when it will be available as a new feature for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. That means current Xbox Game Pass subscribers won’t have to pay anything extra for game streaming, but it also means that new Project xCloud customers […]

Chromebooks as a gaming platform? Steam support in the works, Stadia support is already here

Chromebooks may often be dismissed as cheap laptops that run a browser-based operating system. But thanks to support for Android and Linux apps, that’s not exactly true… and even if it were, there’s a lot you can do in a web browser. Case in point — when Google’s Stadia game streaming platform launched last year, […]

Valve discontinues the Steam Controller (with a $5 closeout sale)

Valve’s Steam Controller is a wireless handheld game controller designed for PC gaming… including PC games that you’d normally play with a mouse and keyboard. While it doesn’t have QWERTY keys, it does have two trackpads that you can use in lieu of a mouse, trackball, joystick, or steering wheel. First announced in 2013 and […]

Razer’s new $100 Junglecat controller is like a Joy-con for Android phones

Gaming hardware company Razer has its own line of Android smartphones. But now the company is introducing a new accessory that lets you turn other Android phone into gaming phones. The new Razer Junglecat controller is a $100 Bluetooth controller that features two analog sticks, a D-Pad, and buttons. You can use it as a […]

Steam Remote Play Together lets you play local multiplayer games online

Valve’s Steam game client has a Remote Play feature that lets you stream games from a home PC over the internet to play just about anywhere. Now Valve has added a new Remote Play Together service that builds upon that game streaming technology to let you play local multiplayer games over an internet connection. Valve says a group […]

Zotac’s Mek Mini compact gaming desktops get a 9th-gen Intel Core update

It’s only been about four months since Zotac’s MEK Mini small form-factor gaming desktops started shipping with 65 watt 8th-gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics. Now the company is upgrading the little computers to support 9th-gen Intel Core chips and NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics. The little desktops still measure about 10.3″ […]

Smach Z handheld gaming PC prototype gets an in-depth preview (videos)

The Smach Z is a handheld gaming computer that’s been in development for so long that it was derided as “Scam Z” in a popular YouTube video more than two years ago. But after many delays, the developers of the Smach Z started showing off working prototypes this year, letting trade show attendees actually play […]