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Acer Aspire Ultra Timeline M3 brings an NVIDIA Kepler GPU to the ultrabook party

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Acer unveiled several new Ultrabooks at CeBIT last week (we spent time with the V5 and V3) but its M3 may be the most special one of all. NVIDIA mentions it will not only be the first with a discrete GPU -- beating Lenovo's T430u to the punch --...
Acer Aspire Ultra Timeline M3 brings an NVIDIA Kepler GPU to the ultrabook party
Nvidia retakes crown of world’s faster graphics chip with Kepler launch

Driver software to be tweaked to reduce Radeon frame latencies in series of updates

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This story was brought to you by our friends at The Tech Report. You can view the original story here. To our surprise, we recently found that the GeForce GTX 660 Ti generally outperforms the Radeon HD 7950 in our latency-focused tests in many of the latest games, despite...
Driver software to be tweaked to reduce Radeon frame latencies in series of updates

5 Games That Make Sony And Microsoft's Console War Meaningless

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After last week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the console war drums are now beginning to beat in a frenzy. Microsoft and Sony have unveiled details of their next-generation video-game consoles, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Which one should you buy? We have a radical proposal: neither. Gamers can save...
5 Games That Make Sony And Microsoft's Console War Meaningless
Razer Blade review (late 2012)

Humble Bundle returns with five pay-what-you-want games for Android, Mac, Windows and Linux

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So let us get this right. You can pay what you want, and get another stack of games for your Android -- or, indeed Mac, Windows or Linux machine? And help charity? And this is actually proving very popular? Yes, Fieldrunners, Bit.Trip Beat, Uplink and SpaceChem, are the latest...
Humble Bundle returns with five pay-what-you-want games for Android, Mac, Windows and Linux

AMD Radeon HD 7790 review roundup: what to expect from a $149 gaming card

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Mainstream gaming is all about 1080p. Monitors may be getting cheaper, making higher resolutions and multi-display setups ever more feasible, but Full HD is still sufficient for the average buyer. AMD knows it, and that's why this morning's announcement of the Radeon HD 7790 came with a straightforward promise:...
AMD Radeon HD 7790 review roundup: what to expect from a $149 gaming card

Xbox One: five key points you need to know

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Microsoft has unveiled its new generation of games console - but what else can it do, and when can you buy one?1. What exactly is the Xbox One?It's the latest games console from Microsoft, announced at an elaborate event co-hosted in Seattle and London this week. It's the first new...
Xbox One: five key points you need to know

ASUS unveils GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini graphics card destined for little rigs

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It's easy to chop and change components in spacious towers, but small PCs need upgrading, too. If your stunted desktop has fallen into the "minimum system requirements" category for the latest games, then maybe the newly announced ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini graphics card will interest you. Quite...
ASUS unveils GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini graphics card destined for little rigs

ET deals: Alienware M18x r2 Ivy Bridge gaming laptop

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Until recently the term “gaming laptop” was a major misnomer. These weren’t as much a laptop as they were a compact desktop, causing you to deal with a huge footprint, jet-style cooling fans, and a power brick so large it almost needs its own carrying bag.Those days are long gone...
ET deals: Alienware M18x r2 Ivy Bridge gaming laptop

PlayStation 4: what are the games like?

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Sony has revealed its latest games console - but what do we know about the games that will come with it? Here are the titles everyone's talking aboutSony has revealed its latest games console - the cunningly titled PlayStation 4. Well - "revealed" might not be the most accurate word...
PlayStation 4: what are the games like?
Sony PlayStation 4: everything you need to know

XBOX 360 Live For Android

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If you love gaming as much as you love tinkering with your Android device, this is a perfect solution for you. The app gives you access to your Xbox Live gamer profile, as well as your friends profiles. The developer’s state: “Designed for hardcore Xbox 360 gamers and Android owners,...
XBOX 360 Live For Android
Microsoft Xbox One: everything you need to know

Star Citizen - preview

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The creator of Wing Commander, Privateer and Freelancer is back and the epic space shooter is returning with himTen years ago, Chris Roberts, creator of Wing Commander, Privateer and Freelancer, left the games industry and seemed to take the whole space combat genre with him. While Eve Online has built...
Star Citizen - preview
Gamer's dream: Valve seeks testers for upcoming games and hardware prototypes

Overclock Your Graphics Card

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Many PC gamers eagerly await the release of next-generation graphics cards, hoping that the new hardware will boost frame rates and enhance eye candy in the latest games. However, while a graphics card upgrade is almost always a good way to increase game performance or improve image quality, new cards...
Overclock Your Graphics Card
Small gestures, big impact: hands-on with Leap Motion Controller's latest games and apps
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Facebook looks to drive players to games with News Feed modules

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Facebook is testing new headlines for its latest games discovery module in News Feed to drive more users to canvas apps. Some users are seeing versions of the module, which includes three suggested games, with the headline “Personalized games suggestions for you.” Other users have seen this module called “Games...
Facebook looks to drive players to games with News Feed modules

ET deals: Loaded Dell XPS 8500 PC with 27-inch LCD bundle

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While many people compute entirely from a laptop these days, there is still a large number of those who benefit greatly from using a traditional desktop. Laptops may be plenty powerful for the average user, but desktops/workstation can still offer faster performance for a lower price, thanks to greater overhead...
ET deals: Loaded Dell XPS 8500 PC with 27-inch LCD bundle

Ivy Bridge benchmarks: CPU boosted 5-15 percent, onboard GPU handles Skyrim

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We've heard whispers of Ivy Bridge's benchmarking prowess, but now we have more comprehensive and independent test results of a Core i7 3770K CPU, courtesy of AnandTech. The conclusion? The upgrade is "quite good," which is Anand Lal Shimpi's way of describing a 5-15 percent boost in CPU performance...
Ivy Bridge benchmarks: CPU boosted 5-15 percent, onboard GPU handles Skyrim

Does the Radeon HD 7950 graphics card stumble in Windows 8?

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This story was brought to you by our friends at The Tech Report. You can visit the original story here. Let's pick up where we left off. Last week, we published a rematch of the classic battle between the Radeon HD 7950 and the GeForce GTX 660 Ti. We...
Does the Radeon HD 7950 graphics card stumble in Windows 8?

CODcasting could finally popularize gamer TV

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Last week, Activision announced its forthcoming Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 video game will let players live-stream their gaming from Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 through YouTube. The development could satisfy demand for spectator gaming that has gone unmet for years. When I was a kid, I relished watching GamesMaster,...
CODcasting could finally popularize gamer TV
Hulu expands catalog with new video game channel

Are sub-$200 laptops too basic to be useful?

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Some laptops touted in Black Friday and other holiday sales are priced at less than $200 from U.S. retailers like Best Buy and Wal-Mart. But what do you get in such inexpensive machines? For one, you can't play the latest games or run intense applications with these lightly configured...
Are sub-$200 laptops too basic to be useful?

Deal of the Day: Save $450 on Dell XPS 17 Core i7 Quad-core

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Audiophiles and gamers will delight at today’s deal of the day — the powerful Dell XPS 17. Featuring a 2.2-GHz Intel 2nd Gen Core i7 Quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD, this beast of a machine will be able to handle virtually anything you throw at it....
Deal of the Day: Save $450 on Dell XPS 17 Core i7 Quad-core

What The End of "Speeds & Feeds" Means For Microprocessors - And For You

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Microprocessor vendors have begun moving away from describing their chips with the sort of nerdy "speeds and feeds" metrics that have dominated computing for few decades. It's part of a dramatic sea change in how PCs, tablets and smartphones are evaluated, bought and sold. In fact, the notion of computer...
What The End of "Speeds & Feeds" Means For Microprocessors - And For You

Sony Refuses To Sanction PS3 "Other OS" Refunds

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Stoobalou writes "Sony says that it has no intention of reimbursing retailers if they offer users partial refunds for fat PS3s. Last week, the first PS3 user successfully secured a partial refund from Amazon UK as compensation for the removal of the ability to run Linux on the console. The...
Sony Refuses To Sanction PS3 "Other OS" Refunds
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