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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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PC gaming's 10 biggest surprises of 2014

Walk with us through a year of unexpectedly momentous, disastrous, and sometimes downright bewildering events in the world of gaming.

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Psy's 'Gangnam Style' finally broke YouTube

The viral video was viewed so many times that it broke the code behind YouTube's view counter.

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Microsoft's giving 100 insanely good music albums away for free, selling box sets for $2

But the 50 $2 box sets on sale through Xbox Music may be an even better deal.

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Bah humbug: Redbox jacks rental prices by up to 50 percent

Bad news, Redbox fans: Renting movies and games is about to become more expensive.

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Far Cry 4 woes with dual-core processors point to a bleak future for budget PC gamers

Far Cry 4's minimum PC requirements weren't kidding: The game appears to truly NEED a quad-core processor. And it isn't the only one.

Big AMD wins: Capcom embraces Mantle, Samsung plans 4K FreeSync monitor line

Two new big-name partners are embracing AMD's game-enhancing technologies, Mantle and FreeSync.

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Watch Tony Hawk ride the world's first real-life hoverboard

The skateboarding legend took the Hendo Hoverboard prototype for a ride and it's just as glorious as you'd expect.

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What's next for Nokia? A mysterious black box

Set-top box? Chromebox? The answer will be revealed soon.

How to get rid of Firefox's new ads on the New Tab page

As promised, ads have finally hit Firefox's New Tab page. Here's how to make them go away.

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10 cheap or free ways to make your old PC run faster

If your old workhorse of a PC is starting to slow down in its old age, these low (or no-) cost tricks can help put some pep in its processing step.

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11 deliciously old-school PC games that ooze retro appeal

These rockingly retro PC games weren't around doing the 8-bit Nintendo era, though you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

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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.