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Friday night topic: Why are games so violent?
— 5:31 PM on December 28, 2012

This evening's topic comes from TR reader "tootercomputer," who writes: Hi Scott. In your most recent etc. column, you talked about a couple of games....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: Ultrabooks, graphics cards, games, and more
— 5:30 PM on December 28, 2012

The Christmas shopping rush is officially over, and you know what that means: clearance sales. Newegg has a big honkin' one of those running now,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Mobile computing Gaming

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PC gaming in the living room, anyone?
— 11:33 AM on December 28, 2012

At my house, our home theater PC has served an ambivalent existence as an everyday, can't-do-without-it DVR system and an ill-used gaming box. We...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Rumor: AMD to drop Vision branding
— 10:10 AM on December 28, 2012

AMD's branding initiatives don't have a terribly good track record. Remember Better By Design? Or the AMD Live! push? Yeah, probably not. Even...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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Nvidia's TegraZone app lends WinRT gamers a hand
— 3:28 PM on December 27, 2012

Got a WinRT tablet? Jealous of your iPad-toting friends and their cornucopia of games? Well, serves you right for being an early adopter. Help is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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AMD loses another top chip exec to Samsung
— 10:00 AM on December 27, 2012

Another high-placed AMD chip executive has jumped ship. According to a report by AllThingsD, 25-year AMD veteran Michael Goddard has quietly left his post...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: 95W AMD FX-8300 due later this week
— 10:09 AM on December 26, 2012

AMD's FX-8350 processor is a relatively solid performer for the price, but it has two notable downsides: sub-par gaming performance and high power consumption....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Etc.
— 10:44 AM on December 24, 2012

Howdy, folks. As Christmas approaches, we'll be scaling back our publishing schedule somewhat. We will be attempting to post some news today, but...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report

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Deal of the week: Games bargains and more
— 4:58 PM on December 21, 2012

It's probably already too late to shop online for physical Christmas gifts, but digital downloads are still fair game. And as it happens, Amazon has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Operating systems

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Acer Clover Trail tablet benchmarked
— 12:28 PM on December 21, 2012

Windows 8 tablets based on Intel's Clover Trail Atom processors are finally here, and Anand Lal Shimpi over at AnandTech has benchmarked one of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus downplays Intel's rumored switch to BGA CPUs
— 9:59 AM on December 21, 2012

Are we all doomed if Intel transitions away from socketed processor packages on the desktop, as rumored? Not quite, according to Asus VP and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Crysis 3 trailer shows off compound bow
— 3:48 PM on December 20, 2012

"But will it run Crysis?" is one of the PC enthusiast scene's better contributions to the world of Internet memes. The latest trailer for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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THQ files for bankruptcy
— 11:06 AM on December 20, 2012

Game publisher THQ has filed for bankruptcy. Worry not, though. The firm has already found an investor interested in buying most of its...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Steam for Linux beta now open for all
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2012

Valve has confirmed that it's working on console-like PCs for the living room. The systems will run Steam on top of Linux, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Humble Bundle returns to indie roots
— 3:53 PM on December 19, 2012

Just in time for last-minute Christmas shopping, the Humble Bundle folks have rolled another collection of of indie games. Like previous bundles, you can...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Rage's Scorchers DLC is up for grabs
— 6:00 AM on December 19, 2012

Bethesda and id Software have delivered on their promise. This weekend, the two companies teased a Rage expansion (or DLC, if you're one of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Leaked slide unmasks next-gen Tegra SoC
— 11:22 AM on December 18, 2012

About a year has passed since Nvidia revealed its Tegra 3 SoC to the world. Rumor has it the firm will lift the curtain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Game publisher THQ 'evaluating' Linux
— 9:44 AM on December 18, 2012

Clearly, Valve is pretty gung-ho about Linux as a gaming platform. It's too early to tell if other developers and publishers are on board...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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