Don't-Miss Game Stories

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.


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.

How to Use ScummVM to Play Classic Games

Old-school adventure games such as The Curse of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and Full Throttle are hard to find--and even harder to play on modern computers. If you have a classic game you're itching to play, follow this simple guide to run it through the ScummVM emulator.

How to Play Deus Ex on Your Windows 7 PC

Here's how to make the original Deus Ex role-playing game look better than ever on a modern Windows 7 computer.

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 Start Your Own Minecraft Server

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

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 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.

How To Install Aurora

Aurora's deep gameplay starts with deeply confusing installation. These instructions will make it easier.

How to Open Up NAT Settings on Your Xbox 360

Having trouble connecting to Xbox Live on your Xbox 360? Here are some tips to help you troubleshoot.

How to Build a Compact Gaming PC

Here's how to build a high-performance gaming system in a small box, suitable for carrying to LAN parties or gaming in small spaces.

How to Use DOSBox to Play Classic Games

DOSBox is a vital tool in any classic gamer's arsenal. We'll show you the basics.

How to Play the Marathon Series on Your Windows 7 PC

Here's how to get Bungie's original first-person-shooter games, the Marathon series, up and running on your modern computer.