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Where have all the sims gone?
— 1:17 PM on April 13, 2009

Years ago, when Gears of War was but a twinkle in CliffyB's eye, simulations were a big deal in PC gaming. Thanks to them, I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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The sorry state of BIOS-level fan speed control
— 11:51 PM on April 2, 2009

I'm constantly amazed by the pace at which technology improves. Take what's happened in, oh, the last six years, for example. We've gone...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards

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The case for a secondary motherboard OS
— 10:08 PM on March 26, 2009

It seems like every year, someone thinks that Linux is on the verge of making real inroads on the desktop. And every year, the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Operating systems

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Gaming on a netbook: yes we can
— 10:52 PM on February 26, 2009

As you might have already seen, I recently had the chance to play with Asus' new Eee PC 1000HE. In my journey to further...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Riding Audiosurf's Technicolor rollercoaster
— 3:25 PM on February 12, 2009

It's interesting how gaming habits change. I used to be pretty hardcore, complete with mad skillz and everything. First-person shooters were my thing...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Downloadable content done right
— 3:24 PM on February 6, 2009

Many gamers probably didn't notice, but Burnout Paradise came out this week for PC in the form of the Ultimate Box. Why should you care?...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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So what if I play with bots?
— 11:21 AM on February 5, 2009

Some of my favorite games since I started really getting into PC gaming include Unreal Tournament, Unreal Tournament 2004, Rainbow Six Vegas (1 & 2),...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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It gets better after the first time: Mirror's Edge impressions
— 1:32 PM on February 4, 2009

If you were reading this blog last year, you'll know I was pretty excited about early glimpses of Mirror's Edge. When reviews of the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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The beta craze
— 6:41 PM on January 29, 2009

Like many PC gamers in the last week, I recently fired up the new Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II beta on Steam to see...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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How is this a game?
— 5:24 PM on January 26, 2009

I checked dictionary.com before starting this blog post to make sure my definition of "game" was correct, but apparently, a game is just "an amusement...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Geek gaming gone low-tech
— 1:00 AM on January 23, 2009

What do nerds do for fun? A few weeks back, I wrote some tips on how to throw a successful LAN party, a favorite...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Teetering on the Mirror's Edge
— 11:43 AM on December 29, 2008

Mirror's Edge was by far one of my most anticipated games of the bumper crop of holiday titles that have sprouted up over the last...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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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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