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Riding DiRTy
— 12:30 AM on July 1, 2011

My love for driving games is well documented here at TR. Lately, I've been playing a rather good one: DiRT 3. This third...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Lipstick on a pigcop: My take on Duke Nukem Forever
— 10:04 AM on June 23, 2011

I remember the first time I played Duke Nukem 3D. I was 11 and three quarters, and I had convinced my parents to hook us...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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TR's Summer 2011 system guide
— 5:15 PM on June 21, 2011

AMD's next wave of processors may be on the horizon, but some of us need to upgrade sooner rather than later. So, here's a

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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A tour of Zotac's Dongguan factory
— 10:09 PM on June 14, 2011

Unlike some graphics card and motherboard makers, Zotac has its own production capacity. We tour the Zotac factory in Dongguan, China to see where...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Motherboards Systems

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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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A eulogy for my last good Logitech mouse
— 10:28 PM on May 12, 2011

Why, oh, why does this happen to me? Why must my privileged, middle-class lifestyle be marred by microswitch failures? Once, just once, I wish I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices

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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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TR's Spring 2011 system guide
— 11:53 AM on April 7, 2011

For months, we've held back on a full update to our system guide while waiting for B3-revision Sandy Bridge motherboards. They've arrived, and so...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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TR's March 2011 system guide
— 10:48 PM on February 24, 2011

Just because Sandy Bridge isn't really available doesn't mean you can't build a solid PC. Join us for a look at four tantalizing configs...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's Christmas 2010 system guide
— 3:38 PM on December 21, 2010

Christmas is coming, and to celebrate, we've whipped up a special edition of our system guide with four entirely new custom builds.

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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