Alex CocilovaAssistant Editor, PCWorld

Alex covers desktops, everything from fancy to practical. He's also an avid (addicted) gamer and loves following the industry.

11 PC games that are as fun to watch as play

11 PC games that are just as fun to watch as to play

Whether you're in it for the competition or watch someone else lose for a change, these games are the most fun to sit back, relax, and watch to your heart's content.

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PC gaming hardware: The coolest gear to look for in 2014

Steam. Small and modular designs. Glowing keyboards. Did we say Steam? It's going to be a very good year for gaming hardware.

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Click this: All about mechanical keyboards and why you need one

Stop using that freebie you got with your PC and start typing on a real keyboard. Here's how to find the best one for you.

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10 low-impact PC games that just let you chill

Sometimes you want to play dark and gritty games. Other times you need only a quick break from your routine. That's just what these 10 titles deliver.

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The PC games we can’t wait to play in 2014

It’s going to be a great year for the PC gaming crowd. Upcoming games will run the gamut from gut-bustingly hilarious to drop-dead scary to downright charming. We can’t wait for these 14 in particular to come out.

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SteamOS now supports AMD and Intel graphics

Valve’s Linux-based operating system, SteamOS, now supports AMD and Intel graphics thanks to yesterday’s update.

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Start the year off right with a clean PC

Grab a can of compressed air and apply a little elbow grease—it's time to get down and dirty with that dusty PC of yours.

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The top PC accessories for $200 or less

A nice router, handy storage, or cool headphones all make great holiday gifts.

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Razer Comms connects gamers with free Android app

The new Android app from Razer connects mobile and PC gamers, while letting you ignore calls that might cut into your gaming time.

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Digital Storm teases its new Steam Machine

We have a few details on Digital Storm's high-end Steam Machine, which will be unveiled at CES 2014 in early January.

Bring beautiful music (and sound effects) to your ears with this headset buying guide

You're experiencing only half the game if you don't have great sound. Here are the most important features to look for when shopping for a gaming headset for yourself or your favorite gaming enthusiast.

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You live on your laptop. You need these accessories.

A comfy stand, a nice case, and other essentials that make your mobile life easier.

13 great PC games with a retro feel

Take a time machine back to when 8-bit platformers and pixelated heroes were king. These games may be new, but they're influenced by a gaming era gone, but never forgotten.

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Microsoft admits disk drive glitch is killing some Xbox One consoles

Only a "very small number" of consoles are affected by the issue, Microsoft says. It's working on getting replacement models to anyone reporting the issue.

11 PC game sequels that put the originals to shame

All too many game sequels lack the ingenuity and originality that made the originals so much fun. That's not the case with these reboots: They're way better than the games that spawned them.