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Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

Windows on a stick: the Hannspree Micro PC review

It's the giveaway of a lifetime. Microsoft is handing over free copies of its Windows 8.1 operating system - with gratis upgrades to Windows 10, no …

Microsoft HoloLens Gets Face Wearables Right

I attended Microsoft’s big event last week in Redmond where they made a number of product announcements, one of them called HoloLens. HoloLens is Microsoft’s own head-mounted device that is worn like a large set of goggles. Their solution is designed to be unique in many ways and Microsoft is doing …

Augmented Reality

The 30 Most Incredible Customized PCs of 2014

If you follow my articles regularly, you’ll likely have seen one of my monthly roundups of crazy PCs. Their owners come from all walks of life and from all over the globe; carpenters, metalworkers and even 3D printer experts have all applied their unique skills to modifying their PCs<p>We’re not …

Amazing

New content and gameplay fixes coming in The Crew's update this week

A patch coming on Thursday for <i>The Crew</i> will introduce a new player-versus-player mode and four new missions among a suite of other improvements to the open-world racer.<p>The title update will deploy on Thursday. The new PvP mode is an elimination race playable on 10 tracks. The patch aslo should …

'Pokkén Tournament' Opts For An Unusual Arcade Controller

The rather surreal Pokémon arcade beat-em-up revealed its new control setup at a recent Japanese location test and it’s not standard by any means.<p>To clarify, arcade games need durable and easily maintainable controls. With multiple players over the course of any day, if anything breaks changing out …

Retrogaming

Evolve is getting a 3 GB launch day patch to improve loading times

Turtle Rock Studios' competitive shooter <i>Evolve</i> launches tomorrow with a 3 GB day-one patch that introduces general bug fixes and improvements to performance, according to a post from the studio.<p>Gamers will need to download the patch before entering online matches, full details of which can be found …

Microsoft teases Xbox One screenshot feature

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has teased the upcoming Xbox One screenshot feature, which should become available for public use soon.<p>"Nice to finally be …