Alexa WrigginsPCWorld

How Microsoft is trying—but failing—to court indie game developers

The Windows team is trying to lure developers to the Windows Store with promises of cash and support, with mixed results.

How virtual reality tech will change the future of games

The virtual worlds we were promised a decade ago may finally come to fruition.


Review: Razer Edge Pro tablet—insane performance that's completely impractical

Razer has built the most powerful Windows 8 tablet in the world. Its mission: To deliver sublime PC gaming. Its execution: Mixed.

Review: Bioshock Infinite delivers high-flying adventure

Bioshock Infinite is an excellent first-person action game from Irrational that deftly weaves meaningful characters into a high-flying adventure without stalling under the weight of player expectation.

Razer Edge Pro: Our first look at a Windows 8 gaming tablet

Our initial impressions of the Razer Edge Pro, the world's first Windows 8 tablet built for PC gaming.

12 simple steps to safer social networking

Follow our privacy tips for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram to ensure that you're not oversharing.

Touch and go: 11 new Windows 8 input devices tested

Windows 8 is all about touch, so we’ve laid hands on almost a dozen next-generation input devices designed to improve your tablet, notebook, or desktop PC experience.

Why smartphones are the rightful kings of social media

Social networks are leaving the PC behind as they chase the growing mobile market, and that's for the best.


Why PCs, not smartphones, are best for social media sharing

In a world dominated by social media we must choose the best way to consume it. A vast majority would look to their mobile devices, but the true platform is the PC.


Review: Gears of War: Judgment has a bad name, but it's a great game.

Gears of War: Judgment falls short when it comes to narrative, but it's arcade-like sense of play is exceptional.


Digital Storm Bolt review: small package, small price, big performance

The Digital Storm Bolt may look small from the outside but it's heavy on performance once you fire it up. Just beware of the tight squeeze if you have to get into it.

Why cross-platform gaming is Microsoft's secret weapon

Now that Windows 8 plays nice with phones and tablets, Microsoft can finally do cross-platform gaming right. Let's hope it doesn't screw it up.

Create a vast stockpile of PC games without draining your wallet

When PC games become too expensive, indie bundles can save the day, filling your library with a multitude of of high-quality games.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag sails back to series' roots

We saw Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag last week, and here's a report of what we know so far.

Get ready for Facebook Graph Search

Facebook is rolling out a new people search engine. Here’s how it works and how you can prepare.