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The 10 commandments of PC games
— 11:05 PM on June 13, 2011

Picture this for a second: you just unpacked the latest PlayBox 720-X blockbuster game, Gran Gears of Duty Fantasy XVIII. It's a game so juicy...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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The making of Damagebox 2011
— 10:46 PM on June 5, 2011

I'll admit to being like the proverbial plumber with a leaky sink. When it comes to my own primary personal computer, I've been borderline neglectful...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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Breeding addiction with the Frozen Synapse beta
— 11:05 PM on May 19, 2011

I've never quite understood the numeric rating schemes applied to things like video games. Distilling a wholly subjective experience down to a single digit...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Cheating on my CDs and DVDs with Steam
— 11:08 PM on May 15, 2011

I'm sorry, discs. It's not you, it's me. You've treated me well all these years, and perhaps we can still be friends, but...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Intel's Xeon X7560 and Dell's R810 server
— 10:41 AM on April 25, 2011

Intel's eight-core Nehalem-EX processor and Dell's R810 chassis combine to form a new class of 2P server, with huge memory capacity at a lower...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

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Portal 2: My take
— 9:04 AM on April 22, 2011

At this point, I think it's pretty clear that nobody makes games quite like Valve Software. Where many studios seem to be slaves to their...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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First impressions of Shift 2 Unleashed
— 8:14 PM on April 12, 2011

I have console envy. That's difficult to admit as a PC gamer. In my defense, this envy has nothing to do with hardware. ...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Beaten down by Bit.Trip Runner
— 11:41 PM on March 29, 2011

I'd like to think that I'm pretty good at playing video games. However, every so often I'm handed a beatdown that makes me question...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Bulletstorm: Bringing the fun back to single-player FPSes
— 2:12 PM on March 1, 2011

If I've seemed a tad out of it lately, it's because I've been spending much of my free time over the past few days viciously...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Hot Pursuit channels classic Need for Speed formula
— 1:41 PM on December 16, 2010

My relationship with the Need for Speed franchise has been a rocky one. In the mid-90s, I was introduced to the series by the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Shanked!
— 9:12 PM on November 25, 2010

This blog post was all laid out. I even spent some time yesterday gathering my thoughts on what was to be the subject: the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Beat trippin'
— 9:26 AM on November 12, 2010

Pong wasn't the first video game, but it might be the earliest one that really mattered. The black-and-white, two-dimensional take on table tennis made...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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AMD's SB800-series fan speed controller exposed
— 11:00 AM on October 26, 2010

We've long bemoaned the sorry state of BIOS-level fan speed controls, but AMD's SB800-series south bridge chips have a lot to offer on that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

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An evening with OnLive's cloud gaming service
— 12:58 AM on October 15, 2010

You've heard about the cloud, right? No, not the one that's spitting a pitter-patter of raindrops onto the roof of my home office. ...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Internet

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A quick look at Corsair's A50 and A70 CPU coolers
— 12:36 AM on October 13, 2010

Corsair has broadened its portfolio with a pair of reasonably priced CPU heatsinks. We take a quick look at what the A50 and A70...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Thoroughly charmed by VVVVVV
— 12:29 AM on September 24, 2010

My gaming career began at an early age. I don't remember precisely when, but at some point in elementary school, I slid a 5.25"...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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The wild and wonderful world of iOS gaming
— 9:01 AM on August 27, 2010

I think I made my feelings about the iPhone 4 pretty clear two weeks ago. In short, I'm enamored with the device, but I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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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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