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10 obscure Steam features that can power up your PC gaming

Steam can do a whole lot more than let you buy and play games. Buckle up and get ready to dive deep into Steam's hidden features.

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How to hide games in your Steam library

After years of begging from PC gamers, you can now hide games from your Steam library—though the secretive feature is hard to find. Here's how to do it.

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How to use your XBox One controller for your PC games

Here's how to download Microsoft's recently released Windows drivers for its Xbox One controller. Now the device can pull double duty as game input for both the console and your PC.

How Steam in-home streaming can turn your old laptop or Windows tablet into a PC gaming force

If your gaming rig and home network are up to snuff, you can stream Steam games to another PC (including Macs and Linux machines) or Windows tablet and play in other parts of your abode. Here's how to set it up.

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How to find cheap (or free!) PC games

Who pays $60 for PC games? Not you, after reading this.

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John P. wants to continue playing a game he bought when running Windows 98

How to speed up your PC games without buying new hardware

Upgrading video cards and CPUs isn't the only way to squeeze out higher frame rates. Dig in to see how you can optimize your system by tweaking some of those cryptic in-game and graphics-related settings.

Retro gaming challenge! Windows 8 versus classic PC games

Windows 8 is great for running today's games, but what about classics from PC's golden age of gaming? The results are mixed.

Top Ten Factors for Choosing a Gaming PC

When you're shopping for a gaming system, consider our ten rules of thumb before you pull out your wallet.

How to Run Your Own LAN Party

Or, how to game with friends without blowing up your PC, house, or home network.

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How to Build an Energy-Efficient and Quiet Gaming PC

Building a system that maximizes game performance is easy; doing it while keeping power consumption down is harder. Here's how you can build your own, and make it whisper-quiet to boot.

How to Get the Most From Your 3D HDTV

Whether you want to play 3D games or watch the latest 3D blockbuster, you can perform a few simple tricks to optimize your 3D HDTV viewing.

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Give Your Kids Safe and Easy Access to Over 100 PC Games

Free (but ad-supported) Web site Kido'z Games packs a rainy day's worth of kid-friendly diversions into your browser.