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PSA: Rockstar Games releases official Grand Theft Audio playlists on Spotify and iTunes

Rock out to Rockstar’s iconic radio stations.

Dungeon Hunter 4 and the trouble with the free-to-play fun tax

Microtransactions are here to stay, but what's the appropriate amount of nickel-and-diming?

Review: Roccat Isku FX gaming keyboard hits all the right notes

The Roccat Isku FX lacks mechanical keys, but delivers an otherwise excellent typing and gaming experience.

What I’m Playing: On magic, mechanics, and musical hotel management

Hotels with a beat, mafiosos to beat, and wizards who can’t help beating each other.


What I’m Playing: Fishing with chainsaws and strolling through the forest after dark

Let’s do a bit of fishing, play a few rounds of golf, and cap it all off with a nice walk.


Review: SimCity rebuilds the sandbox game

SimCity is a visually striking homage to a classic series that takes city building in bold new directions, but troubling business decisions and technical snafus spell trouble.

Urban blight: SimCity’s failure to launch

SimCity’s server woes set a troubling precedent for PC gaming.

Real Racing 3 puts a price on your patience

Electronic Arts’ Real Racing 3 serves up gorgeous visuals and a fun, fluid racing, but the game’s in-app purchase system has proven to be a bit contentious.


Review: Razer's Orbweaver is stylish and completely superfluous

Razer’s Orbweaver gaming keypad offers a different a different take on the traditional keyboard-and-mouse pairing, but doesn't really improve upon it in any meaningful way.

Keep your Android device safe with these mobile security apps

Smartphones and tablets are privy to a lot of sensitive information, and losing one can wreak untold emotional (and financial) harm. Check out these apps to help keep your device safe.

Office for Windows Phone 8: Your handy starter guide

Your Windows Phone 8 smartphone is good for more than Angry Birds. Welcome to some of the most robust document editors available on a handset.

Windows Phone 8 and Xbox: Best friends forever

Microsoft's Xbox Live platform adds a few novel features to the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem

Learning Windows Phone 8: Bing, Maps, and more

Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your Windows Phone.

LG Optimus L9 review: A modest mid-range smartphone

The LG Optimus L9 can’t compete with higher-end smartphones, but a modest price tag and competent hardware could make it a compelling option for folks on a budget.

Mobile maps showdown

Google, Apple, and Microsoft each offer a distinctive take on finding locations with your phone, but which service is the best?