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Windows 8's release set for October 26
— 4:13 PM on July 18, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we've seen Microsoft progressively narrow its release time frame for Windows 8. First it was this fall, and then it...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Metro: Last Light E3 gameplay video now online
— 12:21 PM on July 18, 2012

During the E3 expo last month, 4A Games showed off Metro: Last Light, the sequel to Metro 2033. An official trailer was...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Intel posts modest revenue growth
— 6:00 AM on July 18, 2012

If Gartner's latest estimates are any indication, the PC market isn't faring...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Steam, Left 4 Dead 2 headed to Linux
— 4:45 PM on July 17, 2012

Ever since Steam made its way to OS X (along with several Valve games), we've been hearing the odd rumor about a Linux version of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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Report: AMD to reveal Jaguar details in August
— 11:04 AM on July 17, 2012

Tablets are the hot new thing. Research firm IDC says over 100 million slates will sell this year, and that number is expected...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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EA: Battlefield 4 beta will kick off in the fall of 2013
— 9:51 AM on July 17, 2012

I guess someone at EA jumped the gun before the weekend, but that Battlefield 4 beta promotion was no mistake. EA officially confirmed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Dishonored to let PC players customize away
— 11:51 AM on July 16, 2012

You might recall Arkane Studios' encouraging words about PC development—that some company staffers are "super hardcore strong about . . . PC standards" and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Origin listing briefly mentions Battlefield 4 beta
— 6:00 AM on July 16, 2012

Perhaps the next Battlefield game isn't too far off. On Friday, folks visiting EA's Origin website were greeted with an unexpected offer: free access to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: Cheap storage for Steam's Summer Sale
— 1:24 PM on July 13, 2012

Valve's Steam Summer Sale is in full swing, giving us a good starting point for this week's deals post. There are a few...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Gaming

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Once valued at $200 million, Digg sells for peanuts
— 10:10 AM on July 13, 2012

Remember Digg? There was a time when half the web was peppered with Digg widgets, the idea being that a few up-votes might bring a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Epic's Minecraft-inspired Fortnite a PC exclusive
— 9:27 AM on July 13, 2012

PC exclusives are rare in the gaming industry, but Epic is cooking up one based on the next-generation Unreal Engine 4. In recent years,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Latest Borderlands 2 trailer takes cues from The Lion King
— 11:56 AM on July 12, 2012

Dubstep is everywhere lately. Like a bad case of measles or the mumps, it's spread from game trailer to game trailer, even propagating to the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Rockstar makes multiplayer cheaters face each other
— 12:12 PM on July 11, 2012

Despite attempts to prevent it, cheating is still a problem in multiplayer games. Rockstar has an interesting solution. Instead of booting cheaters off...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Valve's Source Filmmaker now available on Steam
— 11:07 AM on July 11, 2012

Valve has produced some pretty slick promotional videos for its games, most notably Team Fortress 2. Now, anyone can try their hand at making...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Microsoft to users: disable Windows Gadgets
— 9:38 AM on July 11, 2012

Do you use Gadgets in Windows 7 or Vista? Bad news, then. In a security advisory published yesterday, Microsoft says the diminutive desktop (and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Ballmer: We won't let Apple out-innovate us
— 5:23 PM on July 10, 2012

By announcing a Windows 8 tablet of its own design, Microsoft has made quite clear its intent to go toe-to-toe with Apple. Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows Personal tech

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Penny Arcade sells out... on Kickstarter
— 10:59 AM on July 10, 2012

Kickstarter has been used to fund everything from DIY 3D printers to a new Carmageddon game. Now, the guys at webcomic Penny Arcade are...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Valve to let gamers choose which games end up on Steam
— 9:36 AM on July 10, 2012

Game publishing seems to be getting a lot more democratic lately. This year, several titles have made headlines for receiving generous funding directly from...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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