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Intel's USB 3.0 controller is faster than AMD's, too
— 4:57 PM on April 10, 2012

Producing our Z77 motherboard round-up took more consecutive 12+ hour days than I'd care to admit. There simply wasn't enough time to squeeze...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Zotac reveals Mini-ITX Ivy Bridge boards
— 11:52 AM on April 10, 2012

You didn't think Zotac was going to let Intel's 7-series platform launch pass without announcing a few small-form-factor motherboards, did you? The Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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John Romero to return to PC gaming with old-school shooter
— 12:27 PM on April 9, 2012

Oh dear. John Romero is making another PC game. You might remember Romero's work at id Software, where he served as a designer for classics...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Knights Corner supercomputer on track for 2013
— 11:32 AM on April 9, 2012

Remember Larrabee? Intel's ill-fated desktop GPU has been reborn as Knights Corner, a high-performance computing chip targeted at servers and supercomputers. It's being...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers Workstations

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Epic Games planning PC-only title
— 6:00 AM on April 9, 2012

Looks like we're in for a rare treat: a PC exclusive from a major game studio. And not just any major game studio. Details are...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Friday night topic: A strange new cultural avenue
— 4:53 PM on April 6, 2012

Although I've been here watching and helping document it the whole time, I am still vaguely amazed that we have gotten to the point where...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Deal of the week: Newegg cracks for Easter
— 4:52 PM on April 6, 2012

We'll keep it simple this week: go here to visit Newegg's weekend DIY PC sale page, which offers promo codes for discounts of 10-15%...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Power Storage Software

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Far Cry 3 multiplayer caught on video
— 10:25 PM on April 4, 2012

We've caught a few glimpses of Ubisoft's upcoming Far Cry 3 sequel, but most of the footage shown so far has revolved around the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Assassin's Creed III to have more present-day gameplay
— 6:00 AM on April 4, 2012

The Assassin's Creed series has been in kind of a rut lately, but it looks like Assassin's Creed III will finally mix up the formula....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Rumor: Some Haswell CPUs to have 64MB onboard memory
— 5:11 PM on April 2, 2012

We've been hearing for some time that Haswell, the successor to Intel's Ivy Bridge processor, will feature much-improved integrated graphics, but details have been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Two more AMD execs jump ship
— 2:57 PM on April 2, 2012

AMD seems to be shedding executives at a frightening pace lately. On the heels of Emilio Ghilardi's departure less than two months ago, two...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Deal of the week: Sub-$100 SSDs and more
— 5:17 PM on March 30, 2012

We've got a handful of hardware deals and couple of game sales for you all this week. Let's start with the hardware, because that's where...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Storage Gaming

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Bullet time appears in Max Payne 3 multiplayer trailer
— 1:47 PM on March 29, 2012

Without bullet time, Max Payne would be an entirely different game. The slow-motion effect is integral to the cinematic, stylish gunplay that defines the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Spring Battlefield 3 update is out, weighs in at 1.6GB
— 9:46 AM on March 29, 2012

EA DICE has released a massive, 1.6GB update for the PC version of Battlefield 3, which it says aims to make the game "more stable,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Crowd-sourcing raises $660,000 for PC racing sim
— 11:35 AM on March 28, 2012

We discussed the racing sim Project CARS on the Podcast a few weeks ago, but there's fresh news on the title. Developer Slightly...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Adobe to charge Flash devs for 'premium' 3D features
— 9:48 AM on March 28, 2012

As we saw earlier this month, the latest version of Flash has all the right bits and pieces to allow for a playable Unreal...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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EVE Online to sell GeForce graphics cards for in-game currency
— 11:15 AM on March 27, 2012

We've all heard of folks shelling out real money in exchange for in-game items and currency. Now, it looks like EVE Online will allow...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Assassin's Creed III vid shows weapons, character info
— 6:00 AM on March 27, 2012

Ubisoft has put out a fresh teaser trailer for the next chapter in the Assassin's Creed series. Under the guise of showing players some of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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