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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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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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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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Llano motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 11:54 PM on June 29, 2011

AMD's Llano APU arrives on the desktop with an FM1 socket that requires a new motherboard. We've assembled three candidates from Asus, Gigabyte,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Bulldozer mobos from Asus and MSI: Sabertooth 990FX & 990FXA-GD80
— 10:57 PM on May 30, 2011

Bulldozer-based Zambezi CPUs are coming, but motherboard makers can't be bothered to wait. We take a detailed look at a pair of Bulldozer...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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Z68 Express motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 2:01 AM on May 11, 2011

Intel's Z68 Express has finally arrived. Join us as we explore the chipset's QuickSync transcoding support, accompanying GPU virtualization, new Smart Response SSD...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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