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Win one of six Metro 2033 copies or an MSI Big Bang mobo
— 2:00 PM on August 26, 2010

Hot on the heels of our last two giveaways, in which we distributed a motherlode of game licenses and some shiny hardware, we're...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming The Tech Report

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Zotac's Zbox HD-ND22 barebones mini PC
— 12:16 PM on August 26, 2010

Atom-based nettops easily get bogged down, but Zotac's latest Zbox pairs a capable CULV Celeron with an Ion chipset. Let's see what this budget...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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THQ unapologetic for locking used-game buyers out of multiplayer
— 12:13 PM on August 26, 2010

A battle is brewing over used-game sales. THQ has begun gating multiplayer access to some new games with one-time codes that effectively lock out...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Apple patent hints at touch-screen desktop
— 9:13 AM on August 24, 2010

Is some convergence underway between the iPad and Apple's iMac desktop computers? A patent filing spotted by AppleInsider certainly suggest so. The filing, which...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices

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No Linux version of Steam in the works, says Valve
— 5:10 PM on August 23, 2010

So much for that Linux version of Steam we'd been led to expect by a hidden code snippet. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Valve's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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Video clip teases Portal 2 co-op
— 6:00 AM on August 23, 2010

Not content to give us fresh puzzles, more chill-inducing GLaDOS dialogue, and a new character voiced by a British comedian, Valve has built a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Torchlight II trailer teases co-op multiplayer
— 1:40 PM on August 20, 2010

Torchlight seemingly came out of nowhere to become one of the most talked-about PC games of the last year. The $20 dungeon crawler is...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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A tribute to my under-appreciated home file servers
— 11:37 PM on August 19, 2010

I spend an almost embarrassing amount of time in front of my desktop PC. It's my workhorse, and the system that I endeavor to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Systems Servers

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Release roundup: An Ion box, fresh enclosures, a clicky keyboard, and more
— 5:27 PM on August 19, 2010

Our sack of press announcements is bursting at the seams this week with news from Adata, BitFenix, Lian Li, Razer, and Shuttle: ...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Systems Input devices

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With McAfee purchase, Intel could become #1 bloatware vendor
— 12:46 PM on August 19, 2010

The news of Intel's $7.68 billion acquisition of McAfee was a bit of a surprise to many of us, and the vague justifications both...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Operating systems Windows

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Portal 2 primed for February 9, 2011
— 9:34 AM on August 19, 2010

Game release dates are sprouting up all over the place lately. After Crysis 2 and Rage, it's now Portal 2's turn. GameInformer says Valve...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Latest OS X update boosts Team Fortress 2 performance
— 5:30 PM on August 18, 2010

Roughly three months have passed since Valve unleashed its Steam digital distribution service (along with a handful of its Source engine-powered games) onto Mac OS X....

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Mac

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Microsoft developing social flight simulator
— 10:45 AM on August 17, 2010

Microsoft is preparing to get back into the flight simulator genre with Flight, a new game revealed prior to the the Gamescon trade show in...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Lost Planet 2 to have DirectX 11 eye candy
— 5:17 PM on August 16, 2010

Add another title to the growing list of DirectX 11 games. Shacknews reports that the PC edition of Capcom's Lost Planet 2, which is due...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Winners crowned in our hardware photography contest
— 2:35 PM on August 16, 2010

After painstakingly poring over the deluge of pictures submitted for our hardware photography contest, we've settled on our favorites. Judging was difficult because...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming The Tech Report

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Rage, Crysis 2 release dates set
— 6:00 AM on August 16, 2010

Two of next year's hotly anticipated first-person shooters now have official release dates. As Shacknews reports, id Software announced at QuakeCon that Rage will...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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New id engine will only be licensed under Bethesda umbrella
— 11:13 AM on August 13, 2010

id Software has a long history of licensing its game engines to third-party developers. According to CEO Todd Hollenshead, however, that practice will change...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Release roundup: Cases, cooling, SDKs, and more
— 5:13 PM on August 12, 2010

This week in our release roundup, we have news from AMD, Antec, iBuypower, and Lian Li. AMD releases ATI Stream SDK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Cooling Systems

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