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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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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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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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Intel's 320 Series solid-state drive
— 10:00 AM on March 28, 2011

Intel has another new solid-state drive, and this time it's an all in-house affair with 25-nano flash. Keep reading for the skinny on...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A late adopter's guide to USB 3.0
— 9:34 AM on March 25, 2011

SuperSpeed connectivity may be a nice additional perk as part of a future system, but is it worth the trouble as a standalone upgrade?

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Crucial's m4 solid-state drive
— 3:57 PM on March 24, 2011

Crucial's long-awaited successor to the RealSSD C300 has arrived. Join us as we take a closer look at the performance of the RealSSD...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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An early look at OCZ's Vertex 3 solid-state drive
— 12:26 AM on March 23, 2011

OCZ's long-awaited Vertex 3 solid-state drive is due out in a couple of weeks. Join us for an in-depth look at the drive and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Intel's 510 Series solid-state drive
— 4:14 PM on March 17, 2011

Intel's latest 510 Series SSD combines custom firmware with a 6Gbps Marvell controller. We take a closer look at the drive's performance to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Hitachi's Deskstar 7K3000 3TB hard drive
— 11:59 PM on March 13, 2011

Hard drive makers have been slow to release new models with three-terabyte capacities. Hitachi was the first to reach 3TB with a 7,200-RPM desktop...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Thermaltake's BlacX 5G USB 3.0 docking station
— 9:21 PM on February 7, 2011

External docking stations are a great way to quickly swap hard drives into a system. Gather round to see if I made a connection with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A quick look at Kingston's HyperX Max USB 3.0 SSD
— 11:48 PM on January 27, 2011

USB 3.0 is the most sorely needed peripheral interface upgrade in recent memory. Cheap notebook drives can make good use of the extra bandwidth, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's Scorpio Black 750GB notebook hard drive
— 3:16 PM on January 20, 2011

When we rounded up 7,200-RPM notebook drives last month, Western Digital's Scorpio Black 500GB was our clear favorite. Today, we explore whether a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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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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Samsung's 470 Series solid-state drive
— 12:14 AM on December 13, 2010

Samsung's latest 470 Series SSD has a new controller, dual cache chips, and a fresh kind of flash dubbed Toggle DDR NAND. We take it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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