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DayZ: Console Port is Almost Certain

They're coming for your PlayStation, Barbara.<p>There's a very good chance that the standalone DayZ game will be heading to consoles. That is, if they …

Game of the year 2013

The best games of 2013<p>As we inch ever closer to 2014, December's light release schedule provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on all the great …

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Is Probably Real

What?<p>Rumors surrounding a Far Cry 3 expansion called Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for some time now, but a new Ubisoft-branded teaser site -- which …

Oculus Rift virtual reality headset developer kits are finally shipping

It's been a long road for the Oculus Rift — the virtual reality headset's Kickstarter began back in August, and was supposed to ship by the end of the year. However, things were delayed till March of 2013, but the company just announced it has made it in under the gun: Oculus Rift developer kits …

VPNs: What They Do, How They Work, and Why You're Dumb for Not Using One

For as ubiquitous as connectivity has become and how reliant we've grown on it, the Internet is still a digital jungle where hackers easily steal …

Information Security

How to Make Windows 8 Look and Feel Like Windows 7

If you have a PC with Windows 8 but miss Windows 7, there's no need to downgrade. Following a few simple steps, you can make Microsoft's current …

Microsoft Windows

Battery Life Is the Only Spec That Matters

Give basically any piece of tech you carry around the time machine test. Jump ahead 50 years, and show off whatever anachronism of a gadget you …

Batteries

Death is dead: how modern video game designers killed danger

When you live by the gun, how do you make one life meaningful?<p>"The word 'Newtown' is something we need to be thinking about and having conversations about."<p>It's a jarring moment at GDC 2013's Narrative Summit, where writers gather to swap tips on everything from creating relatable characters to …

Visualized: Unreal Engine 4 'Infiltrator' demo gives an impressive peek at next-gen gaming

Just in case you missed it last night buried in our interview with Epic Games VP Mark Rein, the company showed off a new real-time demo at GDC 2013 this week, titled "Infiltrator." The nearly four-minute clip, showcases a sci-fi shootout created with its Unreal Engine 4, and remarkably powered by a …

How would you change Samsung's Series 9?

It's not that many devices that we ever really go to bat for, but Samsung's Series 9 Ultrabook has a small place in our heart. When we reviewed the mid-2012 refresh, we could only find a few problems -- the flaky trackpad, the limited storage options and the fact it was a bit on the pricey side. …

How to Load Games on the Razer Edge

The Razer Edge is a PC, so you'll have to find a way to get you games on the tablet. Methods range from the simple to the more complex than necessary.<p>…

8 Great Games for the Razer Edge

Here are 8 great games for the Razer Edge that will make the most of this hot gaming tablet.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

The Best Gaming Headphones of 2018

A good gaming headset delivers rich sound to really get you into the game and an integrated microphone so you can trash talk your opponents. These …

Saints Row 4: Aliens, Superpowers and Dubstep Guns

With great power comes great irresponsibility.<p>It can’t be easy being in charge of a game series that’s built its reputation on extreme absurdity. …

Firaxis Teases More XCOM on the Way

Welcome back, Commander.<p>In addition to revealing XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at its PAX East panel, developer Firaxis also …

Battlefield 4 Screenshots Leak Online

EA blog reveals our three first looks.<p>The official Battlefield website has mistakenly published three screenshots from Battlefield 4 ahead of …

Daily Fix Headlines for March 26, 2013

Today's top stories.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>If you look back, it seemed like Square Enix was doing quite well for themselves. They launched big titles like …

New APB Game Announced, Possibly Next-Gen

The dev who trademarked "free2play" makes a one-time purchase shooter.<p>Reloaded Games has announced today that it’s creating a new title set in the …

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is "The Next Step for RPGs"

We talk to CD Projekt Red about what to expect from the first truly open-world Witcher game.<p>The Witcher series is rare in the video game world: it’s …

Black Ops 2 on PC and PS3 Getting Microtransactions From April

The purely cosmetic additions will be available for purchase from April 12.<p>Last month vanity microtransactions were introduced to the Xbox 360 …

Razer Edge Gaming Tablet Review

Ambitious, exciting, but ultimately impractical.<p>The Razer Edge is an ambitious, but flawed product. The feeling of being able to play Crysis 3 or …

GDC: Designing DayZ -- Philosophies and Lessons Learned

WIld success never comes without failing and figuring out why.<p>"Any story you write will not be as compelling as an unscripted happening between human …

Jay Wilson: We'd Turn Off Diablo III's Auction House If We Could

Ironically, Blizzard's concerned about angering millions of players by turning it off.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Speaking at his GDC panel entitled Shout at …

Cheap Tech: Alienware X51, Galaxy S3, SWTOR Headset, and More!

Save big on gaming PCs, smartphones, and other hot tech.<p>Technology is constantly evolving, but you don't have to spend a fortune to keep up with the …

MechWarrior Online -- What's Coming Between Now and Launch

Whether you're new or old to the series, Piranha wants to help you love their game.<p>MechWarrior Online has been in production for some time, and IGN's …