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Trinity-based Xi3 Piston is ready for SteamOS, coming in November
— 6:00 AM on October 1, 2013

Remember the Xi3 Piston? The small-form-factor PC made waves in January when it was introduced as a system "designed specifically to support both...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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

Valve's Steam Controller replaces analog sticks with touchpads
— 1:12 PM on September 27, 2013

This has been a pretty momentous week for Valve. On Monday, the firm unveiled SteamOS. On Wednesday, it announced Steam machines and began...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

Report: Prototype Microsoft tech streams Halo 4 to PC, Windows Phone
— 6:00 AM on September 27, 2013

Ooh. Well, this is exciting. According to The Verge, Microsoft demonstrated a prototype game streaming service during an internal meeting yesterday. "Sources familiar" with...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Windows

Valve teases 10AM PT announcement
— 6:00 AM on September 23, 2013

Last Monday, Valve's Gabe Newell hinted that more details about his company's Steam Box project would be announced this week. Since then, a mysterious...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

Gabe Newell to detail 'hardware opportunities' for living-room Linux gaming next week
— 6:00 AM on September 17, 2013

When Gabe Newell speaks, the Internet listens—especially when he hints at Valve's plans for a Linux-based console. During a keynote address at the LinuxCon...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

Enermax's white and black ETS-T40 CPU coolers reviewed
— 8:31 PM on September 3, 2013

These tower-style CPU coolers from Enermax have something we haven't seen before: a thermally conductive coating that gives the aluminum fins and copper heat...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

Xbox One SoC rivals AMD's Tahiti for size, complexity
— 3:12 PM on August 28, 2013

Microsoft revealed some details of the Xbox One's custom SoC earlier this week at the Hot Chips conference, and I've been a little negligent in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming Game consoles

Deal of the week: Radeon graphics, liquid cooling, tactile keyboards, and more
— 11:15 AM on August 16, 2013

Newegg's website is loaded with tantalizing deals this week. Let's start with graphics. One of Sapphire's Radeon HD 7970 cards is selling for only...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Cooling Input devices

The desktop PC needs a makeover
— 1:25 AM on August 16, 2013

My PC is too big. Much too big. I'd always vaguely suspected it,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

Xbox One controller will work with PCs in 2014
— 10:55 AM on August 13, 2013

The Xbox 360 controller is arguably the best gamepad you can plug into a PC. We've recommended the thing in countless system guides,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

Carmack: It's 'almost amazing' how close the PS4, Xbox One are
— 9:14 AM on August 2, 2013

Much ink has been spilled about the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4, and the hardware they each have under the hood. Their configurations may be...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

WSJ: Google preps smart watch, game console, media streamer
— 9:13 AM on June 28, 2013

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Google is working on a trio of new Android devices. "People familiar with the...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Personal tech

Nvidia Shield gaming handheld delayed until July
— 6:00 AM on June 27, 2013

Nvidia's Shield handheld, which can play Android games and stream PC titles...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

Nvidia cuts Shield price to $299, plans June 27 release
— 10:37 AM on June 20, 2013

Last month, Nvidia announced that its Shield handheld gaming console would cost...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

Microsoft backtracks on Xbox One disc sharing, connection limitations
— 5:21 PM on June 19, 2013

Since E3, a vocal majority of Internet users has been hating on the Xbox One. The console was criticized for its Internet connection requirements and...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

Ouya console plays Borderlands 2 via Nvidia GRID
— 1:06 PM on June 17, 2013

The folks behind the indie-friendly Ouya gaming console thought it was too expensive to pay for a booth at last week's E3 expo, so they...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

Apple's new controller framework hints at gaming aspirations
— 11:32 AM on June 14, 2013

In just a few short years, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch have become incredibly popular gaming platforms. The latest iterations have the hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles