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Four hours with the Battlefield 3 beta
— 9:50 AM on September 30, 2011

I managed to sneak into the Battlefield 3 beta on Wednesday afternoon. Right off the bat, I wasn't impressed. First, I had to download and install...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Inside the second: A new look at game benchmarking
— 6:08 PM on September 8, 2011

We set out to introduce some new game benchmarking methods, and those new tools promptly helped us uncover an intriguing problem: multi-GPU micro-stuttering.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Just one more mission: impressions of the new Deus Ex
— 10:03 AM on August 26, 2011

It's now 9PM. My plan was to start writing this post three hours ago, but that didn't pan out. Instead of writing, I found myself...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Thermaltake's Element Q Mini-ITX enclosure
— 4:13 PM on August 25, 2011

For just $65, Thermaltake's Element Q Mini-ITX chassis offers a 200W PSU, support for 5.25" optical drives, and subtle styling reminiscent of the Golf GTI....

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Fractal Design's Define R3 mid-tower chassis
— 11:47 AM on August 23, 2011

Fractal Design has concocted a USB 3.0 revision of its stylish Define R3 mid-tower chassis. We go hands-on to see if its beauty...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Crysis 2 tessellation: too much of a good thing?
— 2:07 PM on August 16, 2011

We discover the world's greatest virtual concrete slab.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Lost in Limbo
— 10:07 PM on August 11, 2011

As much as I love big-budget video games that take armies of developers and artists years to produce, I still have a lot of fun...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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The ol' ball and chain
— 1:14 AM on July 25, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Silverstone's Raven RV03 case
— 12:58 AM on July 7, 2011

This oddball enclosure from Silverstone turns age-old concepts on their head: the motherboard tray is rotated 90 degrees, several drive bays sit directly behind...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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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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BitFenix's Shinobi Window mid-tower enclosure
— 10:48 PM on June 26, 2011

We're taking an in-depth look at the Shinobi Window, a mainstream mid-tower enclosure from the folks at Bit Fenix. We've run the case through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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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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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...

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NZXT's H2 mid-tower enclosure
— 11:19 PM on June 6, 2011

The NZXT H2 mid-tower case combines good looks, spacious internals, and attention to acoustic detail. Does it represent a solid value for computer enthusiasts? ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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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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Corsair's Obsidian Series 650D enclosure
— 12:52 AM on May 16, 2011

This $200 enclosure marries the sober, rectangular lines of Corsair's Obsidian Series 800D with the internals of our old favorite, the Graphite Series 600T.

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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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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