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    Sony is staging a huge event this week, an event it is calling its 'PlayStation Meeting 2013'. Here's how you can watch and follow the PlayStation launch live.

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    If you're reading this, you don't need to be told that streaming live video on your PC and mobile gadgets is blowing up in a big way; with streaming sites like Justin.tv, UStream, and game-specific streaming services Twitch.tv and Own3d.tv, you have more options for live news and entertainment than ever before. But with so many streams on so many sites (and not so many full-featured standalone player apps), staying on top of the brave new world of streaming TV can be a pain. With that in mind, here are some quick tips and tricks for making your live video streaming experience less painful.

  • How-Tos: How to use an Xbox 360 wireless controller on a PC

    Ever wished you could use your Xbox 360 wireless controllers on your PC or laptop? Well, you can. All you need is Microsoft's Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows. We show you how to set it up.

  • How-Tos: How to buy and play games using Steam

    Steam is the most popular way to buy, download and games on your PC or laptop. We explain how to set up an account, buy a game and play it with friends using its multiplayer mode.

  • How-Tos: How to Play Windows Games on a Mac

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  • How-Tos: Record PlayStation 3 gameplay to share on YouTube

    Want to share your PS3 or Xbox gameplay via YouTube? Perhaps you'd like to capture HD video from your games console to your PC? Let our Helproo Editor explain how.

  • How-Tos: Top Ten Factors for Choosing a Gaming PC

    PC gaming is big again. According to market research firm NPD, the release of Diablo III drove PC game sales up 230 percent in May. That was in a month where overall sales of games dropped by 28 percent. The Gods and Kings expansion to Sid Meier's Civilization V did well in its recent release, too. Even smaller companies, such as Ironclad Games, with its Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, are shipping PC games that garner great reviews and attract new players.

  • How-Tos: How to Run Your Own LAN Party

    Remember the good old days of the LAN party? You might not; thanks to today's prevalence of broadband connections, the availability of free voice and video chat services, and the ample multiplayer support found in most modern games, you no longer have to leave your home to frag your friends.

  • How-Tos: Draw Something tips and tricks

    Whether you've just discovered Draw Something or have been playing since day one, you're probably wishing you could draw better pictures for your friends. We're on hand to help with our tips and tricks.

  • How-Tos: Can a Gamepad Beat a Keyboard and Mouse?

    Keyboard and mouse, or console gamepad? That question has plagued first-person-shooter enthusiasts since time immemorial--or at least, since consoles started supplanting the PC as a viable choice for first-person shooters. Since Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will support cross-platform multiplayer in the PlayStation 3 and PC versions, we decided to see whether a keyboard and mouse would give us an unfair edge over controller FPS players by using the Hori Tactical Assault Commander 3. You might not be surprised to learn that we personally prefer our keyboards and mice--but we didn't quite agree on how a keyboard-and-mouse combo would fare against a controller in a cross-platform scenario.

  • How-Tos: How to build a compact gaming PC

    We show you how to construct a space-saving gaming PC including an nVidia GTX 570 graphics card for unbeatable performance. UPDATED: 23rd Feb 2012

  • How-Tos: How to program software

    We introduce you to the secrets of computer programming and show you how to create PC programs from scratch

  • How-Tos: How to play your Xbox 360/Playstation 3 through a laptop screen.

    It's annoying isn't it? You can watch DVDs and play PC games on your laptop and the picture quality is great, but there is no quick and easy way to play connect your games console to your laptop and play with it using your laptop screen.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade your PC's graphics card

    We explain how to install a new graphics card to get maximum gaming power from your desktop PC.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade an old PC to play 3D games

    Upgrading an older PC with RAM, OS and graphics updates to play 3D games is fraught with difficulty. But with our simple guidance you should have no problems.

  • How-Tos: How to deal with the PlayStation Network hack

    Sony has warned that hackers may have obtained PSN users' personal details, potentially including credit card information. How can you tell if you've been affected, and what should you do now?

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade an old PC for gaming

    I recently got a new laptop and still have my old desktop PC. What would I need to do to turn it into a gaming computer?

  • How-Tos: How to protect your data when registering online

    I’d like to play computer games such as Assassin's Creed II and Silent Hunter 5, but many require you to set up an online account with the vendor, rather than key in a licence code. I’m reluctant to hand over my details, and I have no interest in being able to download games or play in multiplayer mode online. Can I get around this?

  • How-Tos: How to play classic games on your PC

    We explain how to use a software emulator to maximise gameplay, turning your current Windows 7 computer into a classic arcade machine. You can enjoy Frogger, Yie Ar Kung-Fu and other great games of old.

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    Moving beyond stats and graphs, a new set of gadgets, games, and apps add community and entertainment to exercise.


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