Alex CocilovaAssistant Editor, TechHive

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

Free Game Friday: Get smart

Take a little time our of your day and no money out of your pocket to boost your IQ. These free games require some serious thinking skills that will give your brain the workout it needs.

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The 10 biggest PC game disappointments

Some games garner so much fan attention that they can't possibly live up to hype they've generated. Here are ten games from recent history that created high hopes but ended up being big letdowns.

Microsoft reverses policies on Xbox One rentals, online check-ins, and region restrictions

Microsoft heard the feedback and changed its always-online ways. The Xbox One will be able to play games offline and used games won't be a problem.

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Free Game Friday: Master the art of quick reaction times

To be a better gamer you must develop the critical thinking and reaction skills of a sensei.

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Seagate introduces a new hard drive designed specifically for NAS installations

Most NAS drives are sold sans drives today. Seeing a wide-open opportunity, Seagate steps in with solutions up to 4TB.

HP gets down to business with new commercial desktops

It's all work and no play for HP on the eve of the world's largest gaming expo as they reveal a couple new lines of business hardware.

Free Game Friday: Making a PC-smartphone love connection

It's time to stop choosing between playing games on your PC and your mobile device—you're only causing a rift. Instead bring them together and enjoy some of these free games that uses both.

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Sony announces the Haswell-powered VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo Series Ultrabooks

Latest updates to the VAIO series are supremely light and feature Sony's X-Reality picture engine, carried over from the company's television product line.

Dell's Haswell offerings include a convertible Ultrabook and a 27-inch AiO with a discrete graphics processor

Dell offers something for everyone with the release of Intel's fourth-generation Core processor. Here's a rundown of the hardware to be on the lookout for.

Microsoft breeds new generation of Windows 8-compatible mice

Meet the second generation of rodents optimized for Windows 8: the Sculpt Mobile Mouse and the Sculpt Comfort Mouse.

11 killer sim games that immerse you in reality

Step into the world's best simulations. You'll find insanely realistic game play—and a few lessons along the way.

Major Nelson teases E3 for Xbox One news

Xbox Live developer and community personality Major Nelson answered questions about the upcoming Microsoft game console.

Review: Das Keyboard's Professional Model S Quiet is a mechancial keyboard that won't annoy your coworkers

Mechanical keyboards are just better. They last longer, type better, and give a more satisfying typing experience—but they're loud. Das Keyboard decided enough was enough and released the Professional Model S Quiet, a mechanical keyboard that isn't hell on the ears.

Review: Monaco is a fun, frantic game about pulling off the perfect heist

The criminal path is paved in gold as you rob everyone blind in this fun and frantic co-op indie game.

Tested! Three graphics cards you can actually afford

Don't let money (or a lack thereof) stand in the way of great 3D gaming. These three video cards deliver beautiful visuals and fast frame rates.