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The Steam Holiday Sale has begun

If you're a PC gamer, now would be a good time to prepare your wallet for cheap PC games, as yet another Steam sale has begun. The Steam Holiday Sale, which begun today and offers massive discounts on a range…

Op-ed: New video games shouldn't be so broken

It seems these days that a big game just can't launch without some kind of technical issue. The accepted response to this by both consumers and the press seems to be "well, that sucks, but it'll probably get fixed soon".…

Roundup: 12 Favorite PC Games

PC gamers have got a pretty great thing going. Interesting, experimental indie games? Yup. The shiniest, most visually impressive versions of big-budget games? Yeah, they get a lot of those, too. Let's say you've recently joined the ranks of the PC elite. What games should you install? Well, you can start out with the games listed on this roundup.

EA has already started Origin's Black Friday games sale

Black Friday doesn't officially start for another couple of days, but that hasn't stopped EA from launching a sale through their Origin game delivery service a little bit early. The Origin Black Friday Sale (or Mega Sale as it's known…

Maingear Pulse 15 Review: Slim, 3K Display Gaming Laptop

Slim gaming notebooks have been getting a lot of attention lately as more efficient technology allows manufacturers to cram high-end parts in a thinner chassis. The Maingear Pulse 15 falls right into this burgeoning segment packing a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, dual SSDs and a GeForce GTX 870M GPU in its a 0.7" thick body. Its standout feature: a 3K (2880 x 1620) display.

Assassin's Creed Rogue coming to PC in 2015

Last month, a producer at Ubisoft hinted that we might see the publisher's console-only Assassin's Creed title, Assassin's Creed Rogue, on PC at some point in the future. Well, that point in the future is "early 2015", with Ubisoft today announcing…

The Evil Within is locked at 30 FPS on PC, by default

Bethesda Softworks has outlined exactly what PC gamers can expect from their upcoming survival horror game, The Evil Within. According to an FAQ published by Bethesda, the game is locked at 30 frames per second and uses a fixed aspect ratio…

Ahead Of Its Time: Deus Ex's Eerily Current Narrative, 14 Years On

Leaving aside its wackier conspiracy theories, it's the quality – the prescience – of Deus Ex's story that makes it such a great game to play in 2014. Somehow, it seems timely: moment after moment of sneering, political philosophising about money, health, corporations and the poor, punctuated by regular, 400-volt jolts of "wait, when was this written?"

TechSpot PC Buying Guide: Mid-2014 Update

The TechSpot PC Buying Guide offers an in-depth list of today's best desktop PC hardware, spanning four unique yet typical budgets. Whether you're a first time builder seeking guidance or a seasoned enthusiast, we have you covered.

• Decent performance • Good for everyday computing • Gaming with add-on GPU
• Good performance • Fast for everyday computing • Casual gaming
• Excellent performance • Great Multitasker • Perfect for gaming
• Workstation-like performance • Heavy multitasking • Extreme gaming