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New Steam beta lets you install games to other drives
— 5:34 PM on September 11, 2012

Steam's great—I'd go so far as to say it's one of the best things about PC gaming. It's not so great for gamers with solid-state...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Report: Secret watermarks embedded in WoW screenshots
— 12:00 PM on September 11, 2012

Sleuths in the Ownedcore forums have uncovered what appears to be a secret watermarking scheme built into World of Warcraft's screenshot function. Screenshots captured...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Seagate, WD tease next-gen hybrid drives
— 10:42 AM on September 11, 2012

Looks like Intel's next-generation Haswell platform will have some special sauce for hybrid...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Couch-friendly Big Picture UI comes to Steam
— 11:54 AM on September 10, 2012

We first heard about Steam's Big Picture mode last February. At the time, Valve promised a couch-friendly user interface for its popular game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

NYT: Valve working on augmented-reality glasses
— 6:00 AM on September 10, 2012

It's no secret that Valve is quietly working on some kind of hardware project—the company's latest job posting was quite direct about it. But...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

Deal of the week: A 128GB SSD for $55, and other bargains
— 5:17 PM on September 7, 2012

The cost per gigabyte of solid-state storage has been shrinking for a while now, but we're still amazed at some of the deals that pop...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Mobile computing Gaming

Diaspora offers Battlestar Galactica space combat for free
— 12:38 PM on September 7, 2012

Like many old-school PC gamers, I spent a fair amount of my youth playing space combat sims like Wing Commander. Years later, a good...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

$5 Win8 app skips Metro on startup
— 6:00 AM on September 6, 2012

If you were reading the news last month, you might have heard that the release version of Windows 8 won't allow folks to boot...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Revamped Steam Community opens its doors
— 11:23 AM on September 5, 2012

Valve's Steam distribution system continues to evolve into more of a social gaming platform. After an apparently short beta period entailing some 440,000 testers,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Ubisoft cans activation limits, always-on DRM
— 9:24 AM on September 5, 2012

Talk about an unexpected turnaround. On the heels of its CEO's weirdly implausible allegations about PC game piracy, Ubisoft has announced that it's officially...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Valve job posting teases hardware plans
— 6:00 AM on September 4, 2012

Is it me, or is Valve growing more and more eager to break...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

Deal of the week: Game bundles and uber-cheap SSDs
— 5:28 PM on August 31, 2012

It's been a while since we kicked off one of our deal posts with a gaming bonanza. Let's rectify that, starting with a couple of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

New Borderlands 2 trailer is all you need to watch
— 3:26 PM on August 31, 2012

We're just 18 days away from the release of Borderlands 2. The game has already made headlines, not least of all because Nvidia decided to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

40 casual, indie Xbox games ready for Win8 launch
— 11:25 AM on August 31, 2012

When it comes out on October 26, Windows 8 should be able to run all of the same triple-A blockbuster games as Windows 7 (barring...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

Release roundup: Gaming headphones and workstation goodies
— 5:37 PM on August 30, 2012

We've got a mix of workstation hardware and enthusiast gear in this week's release roundup. Announcements from Cooler Master, Kingston, and Sapphire have all made...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage

Dual VelociRaptors take root in external Thunderbolt drive
— 11:09 AM on August 30, 2012

Western Digital's terabyte VelociRaptor hard drive has popped up in a rather unexpected place. The 10k-RPM mechanical monster is part of WD's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Unreal Engine 3 ported to Windows RT
— 10:48 AM on August 29, 2012

ARM-based Windows tablets are a couple of months off, and their gaming potential just got a nice boost from Epic. Unreal Engine 3, the basis...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

Samsung widget offers pseudo Start menu in Windows 8
— 12:47 PM on August 28, 2012

We don't always like it when system vendors layer their own user interface elements on top of the operating system. The supposed enhancements are often...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems