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3D movies and the value of entertainment
— 10:30 PM on July 8, 2010

To take full advantage of this past long weekend, I unlatched myself from my computer and went to see a movie with my girlfriend. We...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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How many CPU cores do you need for games?
— 11:25 AM on July 8, 2010

These days, it's virtually impossible to buy a desktop CPU with fewer than two cores. Dual-core CPUs have become the norm, and quad-core systems...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Gaming

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NASA invites gamers to Moonbase Alpha
— 6:00 AM on July 8, 2010

The way things are going, NASA sending a man back to the Moon doesn't look too likely, at least in the near term. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Report: Don't hold your breath for Intel chipsets with USB 3.0 in 2011
— 4:47 PM on July 7, 2010

Last October, we learned via an unofficial report that Intel wouldn't add native USB 3.0 support to its chipsets until 2011. According to the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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PhysX hobbled on the CPU by x87 code
— 12:21 AM on July 7, 2010

Nvidia has long promoted its PhysX game physics middleware as an example of a computing problem that benefits greatly from GPU acceleration, and a number...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Steam sale targets Borderlands, Crysis, and Half-Life 2
— 4:45 PM on July 2, 2010

Yes, we already told you about the Steam sale last week, and we posted a reminder with some new Steam bargains in yesterday's deal...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: It's raining coupons, halellujah!
— 1:08 PM on July 1, 2010

Newegg has kicked off Fourth of July celebrations a little early this year, e-mailing us a cornucopia of coupon codes that can shrink prices...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Gaming Networking

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Pixel Qi display works outdoors, is available for netbooks
— 10:44 AM on July 1, 2010

By far the biggest problem I have with the current crop of laptops and ultraportable notebooks is that their screens become all but useless when...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Cheap MSI Fuzion motherboards officially launched
— 6:00 AM on July 1, 2010

You know those two affordable MSI motherboards with Lucid Hydra GPU load balancers we saw at Computex? Well, MSI has now formally launched...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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PC the most popular gaming platform in the UK
— 12:03 PM on June 30, 2010

If I had a nickel for every time a forum fanboy or industry analyst foretold the death of PC gaming at the hands of consoles,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Report: Llano will introduce a new desktop socket
— 9:33 AM on June 30, 2010

The days of Socket AM3 reigning supreme in the AMD world could come to an end next year. Fudzilla reports that Llano, AMD's upcoming 32-nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Trailer shows three minutes of Portal 2 gameplay
— 6:00 AM on June 29, 2010

We got to feast our eyes on plenty of Portal 2 media while E3 was in full swing earlier this month. Valve isn't done...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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DigiTimes suggests Asus will outsource some production to ECS
— 2:59 PM on June 28, 2010

DigiTimes' nebulous "industry sources" have told the site that Asus intends to outsource some motherboard and graphics card production to ECS. Asus already...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Dead Rising 2 will hit PCs, consoles on September 28
— 9:26 AM on June 28, 2010

Way back in February 2009, we found out that the sequel to Capcom's zombie killfest Dead Rising would come out on the PC. (The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: 160GB X25-M for $400, and the mother of all Steam sales
— 4:14 PM on June 25, 2010

Since the tagline under our logo says "PC Hardware Explored," kicking off this deal post with a hardware deal seems prudent. And we've come across...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Could Intel's next chipsets drop PCI support?
— 9:51 AM on June 25, 2010

Intel has had no qualms about producing chipsets without ATA/100 support for the past four years or so, forcing motherboard makers to rely on third-party...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Unoriginality Engine 3 and the console curse
— 11:22 PM on June 24, 2010

Am I just getting old? It can't be that, unless we've gone back a hundred years and I've already reached half my life expectancy. No,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Medal of Honor public beta kicks off for the PC
— 2:46 PM on June 21, 2010

That didn't take very long. Six months after unveiling a trailer for a new Medal of Honor game, Electronic Arts has kicked off...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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