Most of us probably use e-mail one way or another at work. However, with cell phones, text messaging, and instant messaging having grown in popularity so much over the past few years, personal e-mail is easy to forget. Still, almost everyone out there has at least one personal e-mail address, even if it's only used to gather spam and Amazon order confirmations.
That observation is what has led us to put together this week's poll. In it, we ask how you usually go about collecting your personal e-mail. Do you generally rely solely on web-based e-mail like GMail, Yahoo Mail, or Hotmail; do you use traditional e-mail software in conjunction with your internet service provider's mail server or another, third-party one; or do you use a Blackberry, iPhone, or other handheld device? Web-based e-mail is sure to be popular, but how does it compare with the alternatives among TR readers? Feel free to hit the poll, either further down on this page or on our front page, to vote and shed some light on the subject.
Our previous poll was about the best-looking PC games, and unsurprisingly, Crysis won hands-down with 51% of the vote. Other popular contenders were Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, BioShock, and Unreal Tournament 3. Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Team Fortress 2 were tied for fifth place, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl came dead last.
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|4. the - $306||5. SomeOtherGeek - $300||6. Ryu Connor - $250|
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|10. cygnus1 - $126|
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