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  • Opinion: Gaming on Linux: A guide for sane people with limited patience

    So, you want to play games on your Linux machine. Oh, boy. Batten down the hatches, because we're about to show you how to do some real computing. You ever compiled something, kid? You ever compiled something like we did back in the '90s?

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: A Post-Apocalyptic Platformer

    We've got a lot of action in this week's collection of games, with zombies and mutants and nightmare creatures for you to destroy and/or play as. We've also got a tie-in to a Disney Channel show for kids which doesn't really fit the theme, but, trust me, you'll want to play it too.

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: New year, new games

    This week the free game scene is really coming back from the holiday lull with a vengeance. Today we've got great free games released in the new year along with the first few entries from another 48-hour game jam.

  • Opinion: Old console becomes new gadget

    Are you the type that thinks video games were so much better back in the simpler times, before 3D graphics and realistic settings? Perhaps you're a fan of the Super Nintendo? Hyperkin would like to speak with you.

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: End your week on a bad (guy) note

    Last weekend saw another Ludum Dare 48-hour game jam. Dozens of teams raced to complete original games in two days on this Dare’s theme of Villainy. As a result we’ve got five great games that let you play the villain, often literally.

  • Opinion: Scribblenauts Unlimited brings your imagination to life

    If you want to keep your brain and creative imagination in shape it may be time to pick up Scribblenauts Unlimited.

  • Opinion: Humble THQ Bundle is ready to shut up and take your money

    The people over at Humble Bundle are the good Samaritans of the gaming world, providing amazing pay-what-you-want deals for amazing games to support amazing causes. But they may have gone too far with the Humble THQ Bundle.

  • Opinion: GOG.com Black Friday deal loads you up with PC games

    It's that time of the year. Everyone is out for the best deals of the season, looking for the best gadgets and games for pennies on the dollar. This year, PC gamers thrive as Black Friday starts early at GOG.com.

  • Opinion: Nex-Gen Xbox to have Blu-ray, AR glasses, broadcast DVR, says report

    Microsoft's next Xbox console will have all sorts of bells and whistles, including Blu-ray, broadcast DVR, and—eventually—augmented-reality glasses, according to one report.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Rack 'em

    Samsung says it's not jacking up Apple's prices, a German board game company is whacking iOS apps for trademark violations, and Apple is packing stores into two new countries. The remainders for Wednesday, November 14, 2012 aren't lacking.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: The hard way

    Apple's softening on employees with outside projects, but it's harder than diamonds in the retail sphere. And an Apple co-founder gets the hard-boiled treatment. The remainders for Tuesday, November 13, 2012 are hardy souls.

  • Opinion: Build a killer Windows 8 gaming PC for under $1,000

    Building a fast gaming PC is easier than ever. Building a fast gaming PC on a tight budget is a little harder—not because of the building, but because of the shopping. You have to scour the web (or your favorite retail stores) for the right prices on components.

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Minimalism in Games

    Since most free games are (usually) made by small teams on shorter timelines, they have to scale down their games in comparison to AAA titles with budgets in the tens of millions and hundreds on staff. Scaling down doesn’t always have to be a bad thing, though; sometimes whittling a game down to its core elements results in a game with a laserlike focus on what makes it fun. This week we’ve got free games that make less into more in different ways.

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Grow Up

    This week’s collection of free games are about growing up and getting older. It’s more fun than it sounds.

  • Opinion: Digital Storm Marauder review: Good gaming, little else

    Digital Storm’s Marauder gaming desktop is perfectly named, but for all the wrong reasons. The only thing this system is going to plunder is your bank account, and it will leave little to show for the pillaging. True to its design, the Marauder is decently geared for gaming given its budget appeal ($999). And if you're buying the PC simply as an affordable gaming system, you'll do fine. But in nearly every other respect, this system suffers from critical deficiencies that make it less appealing for general use.

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Free Don't Mean Easy

    This week we’ve got 5 different games that redefine difficultly in games. Some are hard to play, some are hard to watch and some are just brutally difficult for everyone involved. If you’re looking for a game that challenges you, each of these will fit the bill in their own way.

  • Opinion: Episode 4 of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead lives

    We love zombies. Correction: we love slaying zombies. That's why we're excited that The Walking Dead: Episode 4 - "Around Every Corner" was released today on PC with little warning. It seems that the latest episode of Telltale's point-and-click game takes a turn for the macabre, as the walking dead have become the slayers (I promise, no spoilers). If you've been playing The Walking Dead since the series began, you've survived three action-packed and emotional episodes; the group has changed, loyalties have shifted but the captivating drama and tension of the core game remains the same.

  • Opinion: FailBetter Games' Alexis Kennedy is trying to make browser games that don't suck

    A smoggy cityscape. A single lampost cocooned by shadowy tentacles. An introduction that promises the ability to cavort with devils, converse with cats, wrestle tigers and navigate resolutions. A sly greeting, "Welcome, Delicious Friend."

  • Opinion: Morrowind Overhaul 3.0 breathes new life into a classic PC RPG

    Remember Morrowind? The third chapter in the popular Elder Scrolls series remains one of the finest roleplaying experiences available, but time has not been kind to the game's aging engine. Fortunately, enterprising fans have stepped in. The newly-released Morrowind Overhaul is a compilation of mods, programs and files that intend to drag the 10-year old roleplaying game into the future with a slew of upgrades. Designed by the folks at Ornitocopter, it's a rare treat: the sights and sounds of Morrowind's Tamriel have never been so stunning, and there's no better time to dive in -- perhaps while you wait for The Elder Scrolls Online to surface sometime next year.

  • Opinion: The Week in iOS Apps: Albert Einstein's brain

    This week’s roundup of iOS apps is all about the multimedia entertainment: We’ve got video, we’ve got music, we’ve got games, and we’ve got the brain of Albert Einstein.

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