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Brad Chacos spends the days jamming to Spotify and digging through desktop PCs. He covers the gaming, graphics cards, and how-to beats for PCWorld, and spends his mornings running the news desk for PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot, and TechHive.

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AMD reveals Civilization: Beyond Earth game bundle, Radeon R9 290X with 8GB RAM

AMD is fighting back against Nvidia's new GTX 980 with everything in its arsenal.

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Grand Theft Auto V for PC will include a first-person view, 4K resolution support

Grand Theft Auto V for the PC has been a long time coming, but Rockstar's adding in some new goodies for patient gamers.

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Nvidia's bundling free copies of Ubisoft's hottest games with high-end GeForce cards

Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed Unity, or The Crew can be yours for free if you buy a powerful new GeForce graphics card this holiday season.

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The best gaming rigs, the fastest graphics cards: PCWorld celebrates glorious PC excess

Consoles? Bah. You can only get this kind of over-the-top, downright EXCESSIVE firepower on PCs. Join us as we bask in the glory.

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The best of Steam's Halloween Sale: 13 don't-miss PC game deals

We've sifted through the hundreds Steam Halloween Sale games to find the 13 best deals available.

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How we built one of the most powerful DIY gaming PCs you can buy today

PCWorld's new graphics card test rig surges with the power of Haswell-E, Nvidia's GTX 980, and other high-end components. Walk with us as we build this fire-breathing monstrosity.

AMD's flagship Radeon R9 290X graphics card prices cut to an insanely compelling $300

Prices for AMD's Radeon R9 290X graphics card plummet even further in the wake of the Nvidia GTX 980's release--and yes, the dirt-cheap cards are eligible for AMD's offer of three free games of your choice.

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Graphics card slugfest: AMD and Nvidia's most powerful gaming hardware compared

How do the new GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards compare to the Radeon R9 290 and R90 290X? We take AMD and Nvidia's flagship hardware to the test bench.

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New CBS All Access joins streaming-service trend, but many strings are attached

The future of a-la-carte TV looks less than rosy. The $6 monthly All Access service omits football games and “The Big Bang Theory” due to licensing issues, and new shows will still have commercials.

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Google's Nexus Player thrusts new Android TV platform into the war for your living room

The Nexus Player certainly looks more appealing than the failed Nexus Q and Google TV projects from years past.

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GOG.com dangles free copies of Aliens Versus Predator game for Galaxy client testers

GOG's getting its new Steam-like PC client ready and it needs your help to make sure the multiplayer's up to snuff.

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Windows 10 Preview stats: Two-thirds of testers live dangerously

Who needs a safety net? A big majority of Windows 10 Technical Preview testers scoff at the safety provided by virtual machines. Here's how to take the proper precautions before dumping the Preview on your hard drive.

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Meet ‘World Beyond Windows,’ the new PCWorld column dedicated to Linux, Chrome OS, and anything but Windows

The PC ecosystem extends far beyond the Microsoft campus. Welcome to the World Beyond Windows.

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Breakthrough batteries last 20 years, charge 70 percent in two minutes

If the breakthrough battery tech hits mainstream it could revolutionize electric cars—and end the forced obsolescence of smartphones.

Samsung's futuristic Wi-Fi tech is five times faster than today's wireless networks

Samsung's developing a new Wi-Fi technology that will let you transfer a 1GB file between devices in under 3 seconds--but don't expect to see it in your Galaxy phone anytime soon.