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  • Opinion: This DOS emulator brings your favorite classic games to the Raspberry Pi

    The magnificent Raspberry Pi mini-computer has inspired a lot of geeks to come up with practical and interesting uses, many of which take us back to yesteryear to relive nerd fantasies of the past.

  • Opinion: Don't like Excel? This spreadsheet-based RPG might change your mind

    A lot of us buy into the cliché that accountants are boring and uncreative, but Cary Walkin has shown us how assumptions make an ass out of "u" and me.

  • Opinion: Angry Birds for Pokki lets you play the Chrome version on your desktop

    While known best for its mobile versions, Angry Birds is also available for Windows, but with its 50MB+ installer, a lengthy installation process, and a full-screen game that's hard even for medium-strength computers to haul, Angry Birds for Windows is not the best choice if you want to actually enjoy the game. Angry Birds for Pokki, however, is a delightful discovery, bringing the Angry Birds Chrome experience right to your desktop.

  • Opinion: Mayhem, chaos and the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod

    I mentioned this JC2-MP six months ago when it was first generating some popularity in the PC gaming world. It was chaotic, buggy and a ton of fun. If you own Just Cause 2 (which is ridiculously cheap on most digital distribution platforms, including Steam) you need to play this mod. The fun factor of your weekend depends on it.

  • Opinion: The final verdict on Microsoft Kinect

    Two years into its lifecycle, PC World looks at what the Xbox 360 motion controller has achieved

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Weird platformers and 8-bit westerns

    In this week's collection of free games we've got two weird platformers that make you think before you jump. But first, we've got an epic western game that'll keep you busy all weekend.

  • 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.

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