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The Left 4 Dead aficionado's strategy guide
— 3:57 PM on December 23, 2008

Steam clocks me in at 25 hours of Left 4 Dead playtime over the past two weeks, and I think that says it all about...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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On the contrary: Dead Space and Fallout 3
— 6:23 PM on December 22, 2008

Cyril and Geoff both recently posted positive reviews of two of the more popular games of 2008, Dead Space and Fallout 3. Being the contrarian...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Dissecting the Steam Hardware Survey
— 9:02 PM on December 18, 2008

As a cross-platform gamer increasingly disenchanted with the PC, I absolutely love Steam and what Valve has done for the platform. Over the last five...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Gaming

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Some insight into Dead Space control problems
— 10:58 AM on December 15, 2008

My last post on mouse and control issues in Dead Space brought in lots of advice, including encouragement to try things (like disabling vsync)...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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l guess 'Dead Space' refers to area around my mouse
— 12:29 PM on December 12, 2008

The mouse controls in Dead Space are absolutely horrible.  At first, I thought it was just me, but apparently not.  In...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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LAN parties: a recipe for success
— 5:07 PM on December 5, 2008

LAN parties have become the great American nerd pastime, at least among my group of friends. D&D is out and L4D is in. (Sorry, d20...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Core i7 performance
— 11:24 PM on December 1, 2008

The Core i7's triple-channel DDR3 memory controller offers mind-boggling peak theoretical bandwidth, but does the CPU need fancy DIMMs to excel? Join us as...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

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Deep in Dead Space
— 12:28 PM on November 28, 2008

It's rare that I finish a game, whether it's on the PC or my Xbox 360. The last one I completed was Call of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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War... War never changes
— 2:39 PM on November 26, 2008

I've been living a double life these past few weeks. No, I haven't been dressing up in drag and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Intel's X25-E Extreme solid-state drive
— 10:25 PM on November 23, 2008

Intel's new X25-E Extreme SSD reads at 250MB/s, writes at 170MB/s, has near-instantaneous seek times, and may very well be the fastest drive you can...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Western Digital's Caviar Green hard drive
— 11:47 PM on October 27, 2008

Western Digital has updated its eco-friendly Caviar Green with new 333GB platters and 32MB of cache. Keep reading to see whether these upgrades...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Can you hear me now?
— 8:49 PM on October 23, 2008

I recently found myself in the biennial* position of needing a new cell phone, and that reminded me of an aggravating fact: buying a cell...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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Seagate's Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB hard drive
— 10:18 PM on October 20, 2008

Seagate's latest Barracuda 7200.11 is the first hard drive to reach 1.5 terabytes. With 375GB platters, it should be pretty quick, too. Join...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's RE3 hard drive
— 11:05 PM on September 28, 2008

Western Digital has spun off an enterprise-class RE3 hard drive based on its high-performance Caviar Black desktop model. Keep reading to see what kind...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Thoughts on S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
— 9:54 AM on September 12, 2008

If you were browsing TR in March of last year, you might have seen the blog post where I lauded S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Intel's X25-M solid-state drive
— 10:00 AM on September 8, 2008

Intel enters the storage market with one heck of a bang. The new X25-M SSD is one of the fastest storage devices we've ever tested....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's Caviar Black hard drive
— 10:48 AM on August 28, 2008

Western Digital has taken its sweet time spinning a terabyte up to 7,200RPM, and competition from Hitachi, Seagate, and Samsung have long been available.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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How do you back up your gigs of goodies?
— 1:18 PM on August 13, 2008

In the wake of my post about data recovery services, an old buddy of mine from college, Dave Kirby, wrote me with a question about...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage

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