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What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?
— 9:43 AM on June 22, 2015

Windows 10 arrives about a month from now, and many of you have no doubt seen the little "reserve your copy of Windows 10"...

Poll Question: • What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Poll: What's your favorite system for gaming in the living room?
— 11:40 AM on December 30, 2013

Desktop PCs are great for gaming. However, some of us would rather play in the living room, where we can sink into a couch,...

Poll Question: • Favorite gaming system for the living room?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: To which release are you most looking forward?
— 5:10 PM on September 30, 2013

Between all our reviews and news, not to mention reader meetups, we've kinda been neglecting our front-page poll. Today, we're freshening things up...

Poll Question: • To which release are you most looking forward?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Game consoles Operating systems

Which game is the new champ of PC visuals?
— 2:12 PM on May 17, 2013

If you've seen the latest round of games, you'll know what I mean when I say that we've clearly entered a new era in PC...

Poll Question: • What's the best-looking PC game?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

Poll: What will be the fate of Windows RT?
— 12:04 PM on October 31, 2012

Windows RT is a curious beast. It features the tablet-friendly Modern UI Style and is compatible with the ARM-based processors found in most modern...

Poll Question: • What will happen to WinRT?

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Poll: What do you use to apply thermal paste?
— 12:24 PM on October 16, 2012

Back in the day, applying thermal compound was a fine art. I used to spend entirely too much time making sure the surface of...

Poll Question: • What do you use to apply thermal paste?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

Jury finds Samsung violated Apple patents
— 6:55 PM on August 24, 2012

The jury in Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung has found that Samsung violated a great many of the patents Apple sought to enforce, and...

Poll Question: • Your reaction to the Apple-Samsung verdict?

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

Poll: What will happen first?
— 12:39 PM on May 30, 2012

It's time to peer into our crystal balls and predict the future. There are a number of things in the tech industry that should—or at...

Poll Question: • What will happen first?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Operating systems

Poll: How will Kepler fare against the Radeon HD 7970?
— 4:05 PM on January 25, 2012

If you've been paying attention to the GPU scene, you'll know that AMD's next-generation graphics architecture has already arrived in the Radeon HD 7970....

Poll Question: • Kepler's gaming performance will be:

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

Poll: What's the best PC game of 2011?
— 1:20 PM on December 8, 2011

This holiday season has been a busy one on the PC gaming front. Looking back, so has the year as a whole. We've...

Poll Question: • Best PC game of 2011?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3?
— 12:08 PM on November 9, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 looks like it's going to set all kinds of records for the biggest entertainment launch in history. It's not the only...

Poll Question: • I'd rather play:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: What's the best premium upgrade?
— 12:29 PM on November 3, 2011

When upgrading their PCs, most enthusiasts seem to focus on swapping in faster CPUs and graphics cards. The CPU has the biggest impact on...

Poll Question: • Best premium upgrade:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Displays Input devices

Poll: How should PC games deliver higher-quality art assets?
— 12:27 PM on October 5, 2011

A disturbing trend seems to be taking hold in the gaming industry: delays to the PC versions of cross-platform releases that otherwise come out on...

Poll Question: • Would you rather PC games be:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: Do you shut down, sleep, or hibernate?
— 1:54 PM on August 17, 2011

For ages, I've been in the habit of never turning off my primary PC. It's a desktop, and old habits die hard. However,...

Poll Question: • When not in use, my primary PC is usually:

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Poll: The third dimension
— 5:23 PM on July 27, 2011

I went to see the new Harry Potter movie the other day, and predictably, the most convenient screening available at 9 PM on a Saturday...

Poll Question: • When it comes to stereoscopic 3D, I prefer:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

Poll: Which PC gaming sin is the most egregious?
— 11:36 AM on June 15, 2011

It's high time for a new poll, and Bruno's excellent blog post on the 10 commandments of PC games is perfect fodder. Bruno...

Poll Question: • Most egregious PC gaming sin:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: What's the best first-person shooter weapon?
— 11:19 AM on May 18, 2011

First-person shooters have defined gaming on the PC. Because FPS titles tend to be about, well, shooting things, the weapons available in each game...

Poll Question: • Best FPS weapon:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: Do you prefer single- or multiplayer gaming?
— 12:01 PM on April 27, 2011

Valve is in the news this week with word that Portal 2 might be the studio's last "isolated single-player experience." There's much debate...

Poll Question: • Which game mode do you prefer?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming