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Particle effects swirl in Hawken PhysX demo
— 11:03 AM on January 30, 2013

Nvidia has been pushing its proprietary PhysX technology for what seems like forever. The list of supported games remains relatively thin, with only...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Crytek's free-to-play Warface accepting beta applications
— 6:00 AM on January 29, 2013

As the world awaits Crysis 3's February 19 release, developer Crytek has begun accepting beta applications for its next title. The game is called...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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New Skyrim DLC is available for pre-purchase
— 6:00 AM on January 28, 2013

Sick of Skyrim yet? Hopefully not, because Bethesda is about to unleash its latest slice of downloadable content for the game—and you can already...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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GeForce Experience now in open beta
— 12:15 PM on January 24, 2013

Last month, we told you about Nvidia's GeForce Experience, a new software package designed to configure in-game graphics settings automatically based on your system's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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New trailers hype Aliens: Colonial Marines release
— 11:17 AM on January 24, 2013

Finished playing through the annual deluge of holiday releases? Good, because there are numerous new games on tap for February. One of them...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Crysis 3 multiplayer beta to kick off on the 29th
— 6:00 AM on January 24, 2013

We often lament the dearth of game demos preceding major PC releases. Happily, Crysis 3 will be one of those few titles you'll be able...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: Windows 8, displays, storage, and games
— 5:52 PM on January 18, 2013

Bad news: Microsoft has announced that its Windows 8 upgrade promotion will end on February 1. From then on, prices for Windows 8 and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Windows

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BioShock Infinite PC perks, requirements detailed
— 2:06 PM on January 15, 2013

As we slowly inch toward BioShock Infinite's March 26 release, developer Irrational Games has revealed the PC version's hardware requirements. The minimum specs are...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Dishonored developer worked on Half-Life 2: Episode Four
— 9:49 AM on January 15, 2013

We haven't seen a new Half-Life 2 game since Episode Two came out in October 2007. According to the folks at ValveTime and Rock, Paper,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Oculus Rift is freaking amazing
— 3:09 PM on January 14, 2013

Like many of you, I had heard the hype about the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, the big names who are backing the device, and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: Monitors, PSUs, games, and more
— 5:19 PM on January 11, 2013

We have plenty of news from CES to keep us occupied this week, but we wouldn't want to skip our weekly deal post—especially considering some...

Type: News story Tags: Power Displays Gaming Windows

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Xi3 reveals Steam-optimized PC in 'grapefruit-sized' chassis
— 6:00 AM on January 9, 2013

Huh, interesting. With all the rumors about Valve's Steam Box floating around, I was kind of picturing a Mini-ITX-sized living room PC. Valve may be...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Deal of the week: SSDs, mice, games, and more
— 5:57 PM on January 4, 2013

Post-holiday sales are still popping up around the web, and as it happens, Newegg has one running today and through the weekend. Among the...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Input devices Gaming

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PC Perspective offers a peek at capture-based frame latency measurement
— 12:24 PM on January 4, 2013

Back before I published my first "Inside the second" article, as I was still mulling over the issues in my head, I attended a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Sony patent describes RFID-infused DRM
— 1:03 PM on January 3, 2013

DRM schemes were introduced to curb piracy, and they're increasingly being deployed as weapons against used-game sales. While most have been cracked or otherwise bypassed,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Driver software to be tweaked to reduce Radeon frame latencies in series of updates
— 2:56 PM on January 2, 2013

To our surprise, we recently found that the GeForce GTX 660 Ti generally outperforms the Radeon HD 7950 in our latency-focused tests in many...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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PC Gamer previews 2013's upcoming titles
— 12:30 PM on January 2, 2013

2012 was a pretty good year for PC gamers. Sure, we had to share a lot of titles with consoles, but we also got...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Etc.
— 11:05 AM on December 31, 2012

So... after getting a taste of couch-based PC gaming recently, I decided to go whole hog. That meant, essentially, building a new HTPC....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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