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Video games tend to have a limited shelf life, but that changed significantly with the advent of internet and persistent online games. Just look at the likes of World of Warcraft and EVE Online, which have been running for over a decade and show no signs of stopping. We don't often get much insight into the inner workings of such epic software projects, but EVE developer CCP recently gave us a peek via the visualisation magic of Gource.

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Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show hosts dozens of tech companies showing off their latest creations. Many never make it to store shelves, but it's a great way to see how technology will evolve over the coming year. Here's what you can expect in 2017 based on what we saw from CES.

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Looking ahead at 2017, the long list of games scheduled for release is astonishing. Several massive titles delayed out of 2016 join brand new games, exciting indies, fresh sequels and expected annual releases to make for a list with too many good-looking games to possibly play in a year.

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The rules of chess have remained consistent since the early 19th Century, but that doesn't mean our approach to the game has stayed the same. Here are some intriguing and surprising ways the Game of Kings has changed its shape over the past 150 years.

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Lovehacker is taking a short break from reader questions this week to chat about Australia's biggest gaming convention: PAX! Gamers from around the world will be descending upon Melbourne for some fun, fandom and, if I have anything to do with it, flirting! Not sure where to start on your geeky romance journey? Here are a few tips.

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Budget supermarket Aldi is selling a Medion gaming PC that costs just under $2000. It will be on sale next Wednesday, but is it worth buying? The Medion brand isn't exactly known for high quality and the price seems awfully good when other gaming PCs can cost much more than $2000. Let's look at the specs and find out.

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Back in the '90s, the Sega Saturn was the most powerful video games console on the market. If the Sony PlayStation was a car, the Saturn was a military tank. But it was an expensive over-engineered machine and it failed to make an impact in the gaming market. So complex was the Saturn that some of its internal functions remained a mystery 20 years on, particularly its elusive digital rights management (DRM) system.

In July, hacker and academic Dr James Laird-Wah managed to crack the DRM and uncover its inner workings. He went through the painstaking process in excruciating detail at hacker conference Ruxcon 2016. Laird-Wah's findings could potentially save the rising number of Sega Saturn consoles with dying CD readers.

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It's finally here. The Nintendo Switch, formerly known as the NX, has been unveiled. It's Nintendo's newest console and the company has wisely dropped the 'Wii' branding, opting instead for 'Switch', which is quite fitting for this Transformer-esque machine. The console is set to launch in March 2017. We drill down on what we love about the Nintendo Switch (and a few things we don't).

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If you want the ultimate in desktop screen space, you have two options: Get a bigger monitor, or get a 4K monitor. Both options offer you more space to spread out and work, and more pixels to cram your windows into, but two are the focus of many monitor-buyers today: Ultrawide and 4K. Let's see how they stack up, practically.