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Intel revealed the Core i9 ship dates, but you won't like them

Intel's announced when its Core i9 chips will be released, but enthusiasts will be frustrated: Intel's releasing the lower-end chips first and leaving the monster, 18-core best for last.

Astro A10

The $60 A10 headset is Astro's first budget-priced audio gear

The $60 A10 headset is for folks who want Astro quality and can't afford $200 A40s.

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E3's PC Gaming Show: These are the games PC enthusiasts need to know about

From Battlegrounds to XCOM 2 and all sorts of indie gems, E3's PC Gaming Show highlighted the types of intensely focused games that make the PC special.

Age of Empires Definitive Edition

Age of Empires Definitive Edition

For Age of Empires' 20 year anniversary, Microsoft's releasing a remaster with 4K textures, Xbox Live support, modern gameplay niceties, and more.

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Killing Floor 2 Summer Sideshow event announcement

Killing Floor 2's horror carnival is full of murderous amusement park rides, bizarro circus attractions, and lots and lots of zombies.

Ylands

Ylands trailer

Ylands isn't the sort of game you'd expect to see from Arma creator Bohemia Interactive, but like Arma, this builder looks to be a solid platform for mods and creativity.

GriftLands

GriftLands trailer

"Griftlands is an RPG where everything is negotiable: money, loyalty—even morality."

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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord gameplay trailer

After showing off siege tech at E3 2016, Mount & Blade II is back with mounted and infantry warfare.

Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer II: The Battle of the Fallen Gates trailer

Here's a glimpse at Total War: Warhammer II's gameplay.

Tunic

Tunic trailer

This gorgeous game looks like an isometric Zelda.

Ooblets

Double Fine's Ooblets trailer

Double Fine's Ooblets looks like a charming take on the Stardew Valley formula.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen trailer

Firaxis is breathing new life into XCOM 2 with the massive new War of the Chosen expansion.

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Intel demos the Core i9 and discloses launch details

Intel showed off its 18-core Core i9 processor for the first time at E3 in Los Angeles on June 12, 2017, and disclosed launch details for the powerful new chip.

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32% off Horizon Zero Dawn For PlayStation 4 - Deal Alert

Experience A Vibrant, Lush World Inhabited By Mysterious Mechanized Creatures in Horizon Zero Dawn. Right now the title is discounted a generous 32% on Amazon.

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Bethesda at E3: Wolfenstein II, a Dishonored spinoff, and the return of paid mods

Bethesda's E3 2017 event was short, with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, The Evil Within 2, and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider the only major games announced.

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Hands-on: Creative Labs' Sound BlasterX AE-5 ups the audio for gamers

Creative Labs' Sound BlasterX AE-5 brings a beefy 32-bit DAC to this sound card made for gamers.

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Why VR was a conspicuous no-show at Microsoft's Xbox One X launch

Microsoft says they're not willing to talk about virtual reality on its upcoming Xbox One X console. Instead, Microsoft is pushing mixed reality on Windows PCs.

MartinLogan's Unison is a slick DTS Play-Fi and Apple AirPlay solution.

MartinLogan Unison review: This DTS Play-Fi and AirPlay preamp will stream anything—including your vinyl

The Unison will stream just about any audio source in your home—including hi-res audio—while correcting your room's acoustic anomalies with Anthem Room Correction.

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Nanoleaf Aurora

Nanoleaf Aurora review: Forget smart light bulbs, light up the entire wall

This modular, wall-mountable LED system is giddily entertaining.

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Logitech's Powerplay mousepad wirelessly charges your mouse while you use it

Logitech's Powerplay wireless charging mousepad will work with the Logitech G903 and G703 gaming mice.

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Microsoft at E3: Meet the Xbox One X's legion of games (that are coming to PC, too)

At E3, Microsoft revealed the powerful Xbox One X, and an army of games—22 exclusive to Xbox and Windows—to bolster it.

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Hands-on: Need for Speed Payback is a love letter to Fast and Furious, when it lets you drive

The brief Need for Speed Payback demo at EA Play is heavy on scripting, short on street racing.

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Star Wars Battlefront II singleplayer and multiplayer hands-on: A new hope

We go hands-on with Star Wars Battlefront II's singleplayer and multiplayer.

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EA Play at E3: Star Wars Battlefront II, Bioware's Anthem, Battlefield 1's big expansion, and more

E3 2017 kicked off with games galore at EA Play. Check out the new info on Star Wars Battlefront II, Need for Speed Payback, Bioware's Anthem, and more.

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PCWorld's June Digital Magazine: Ryzen Threadripper

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Edition for Android and iOS.