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Can a Gamepad Beat a Keyboard and Mouse?

Can console and PC gamers play nicely together? Three PCWorld editors try playing console first-person shooters with a keyboard-and-mouse controller, and report their results.

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GamePro closes, Nintendo may lose Miyamoto and OnLive brings LA Noire to Android tablets in Game On Podcast #1

We talk about the biggest news in gaming, including Shigeru Miyamoto's desire to develop new games with smaller teams and the latest advances in cloud gaming, including new OnLive game support for Android and iOS tablets. Will we ever need to buy another physical game again? Listen in to find out.

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Holiday Buying Guide: Perfect Gifts for Gamers

Satisfy the gamers on your list with these hot holiday gifts.

Nintendo May Lose Miyamoto As Manager

Nintendo general manager Shigeru Miyamoto is interested in passing the torch of big game development to established teams in order to step down and work on smaller projects.

How to Lock Down Your Wireless Network

Securing your wireless network is a simple process that costs nothing and could save you from a disastrous network breach down the road.

How to Install the Android Market on Your Kindle Fire

Want to try downloading and installing apps on your Kindle Fire aside from the ones that Amazon offers? Follow these steps to add Google's Android Market.

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How to Use ScummVM to Play Classic Games

Old-school adventure games such as The Curse of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and Full Throttle are hard to find--and even harder to play on modern computers. If you have a classic game you're itching to play, follow this simple guide to run it through the ScummVM emulator.

How to Play Classic PC Games in Windows 7

Classic PC games only get better with age--but without the right tricks and tweaks, they won't run on your Windows 7 PC. Here's how to make your favorite old games work on your current computer.

The 20 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2012

Check out our picks for the 20 coolest computer, console, and handheld video games shipping in 2012.

Holiday Buying Guide: Games

How to Boost Your Smartphone Battery Life

Tired of watching your phone die when you need it the most? Here's a collection of tips and tricks for wringing a little extra juice from your Android, iOS, or Windows Phone 7 smartphone's battery.

How To Lock Down Your Wireless Network

Securing your wireless network is a simple process that costs nothing and could save you from a disastrous network breach down the road.

How To Encrypt Your Smartphone

Protect your photos, text messages, and other private data from prying eyes with these simple tips.

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How to Optimize Your Windows PC for Free

Here's how to use Windows utilities and a few free programs to improve your PC's performance.

How to Use Wireless Sync in iOS 5

The new wireless sync feature of iOS 5 unshackles your iPhone and iPad from your PC, allowing you to wirelessly sync your devices via Wi-Fi. Here's how to set it up.