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Processors: What to Expect From CPUs in 2012

What does the future hold for processors? We expect more speed and less power consumption, lurking behind unassuming code names such as Ivy Bridge, Piledriver, and Tegra 3.

AMD Radeon HD 7970

AMD’s latest takes the performance crown, gracefully.

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.

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.

The 10 Best Video Games of 2011

Holiday Desktop PC Buying Guide: The Specs Explained

We help you identify the key specifications and components you need to consider when shopping for a desktop PC.

Holiday Desktop PC Buying Guide: Choosing the Right Desktop

We sort through the types of desktop PC available, to help you choose one that suits your needs.

How to Play Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries on Your Windows 7 PC

With a few steps, you can get Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries running on your modern computer.

Getting Started With Minecraft

We’ll help you get through your first night in Minecraft, and then take it to the next level with servers and mods.

How to Start Your Own Minecraft Server

Everything’s better with friends. We’ll show you how to get your own Minecraft server up and running.

How to Install Minecraft Mods

Mods are a great way to add lots of extra functionality to Minecraft — or fix some annoyances you may have run into. We’ll show you where to get them, and how to get them running.

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.

Lab Tested: Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition

Intel's latest Extreme Edition CPU is a worthy successor to the throne, but this $1000 processor is strictly for the enthusiast set.

How to Take Better Photos Under Pressure

Taking photos while you're wrapped up in a crowd is tough--doubly so at night, or when panic sets in. Here are some tips to take usable photos while you're on the move.