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Vivaldi browser review: Powerful features outshine slightly sluggish performance

Though its extreme flexibility will win converts, the new Vivaldi browser is still a little pokey for general use.

The Division

Tom Clancy's The Division review: Bow before the Grind

Tom Clancy's The Division is a grind in every sense of the word.

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear review: A fitting end to a legendary game, 17 years later

Siege of Dragonspear feels like a long-lost (and polished-up) chapter of the original Baldur's Gate—like it belonged from the start.

The Internal Revenue Service's IRS tax filing form 1040.

Online tax software roundup: H&R Block, TaxAct, and TurboTax compared

It's tax season. Which online tax app should you use? You might be surprised with our pick.

Hitman (2016)

Hitman review impressions: Freedom of choice

It's not quite Blood Money 2—not yet anyway—but Hitman's new episodic killing spree lands closer than we expected.

Need for Speed (2016)

Need for Speed (PC) review: Excellent port, uneven game

This is certainly the best Need for Speed PC port in years, but the game itself isn't that great. Come for the racing, stay for the dumb live-action scenes.

Shardlight

Shardlight review: A pixelated post-apocalypse point-and-click pleasure

Shardlight's post-apocalyptic point-and-click adventure is very grim, very adult, and very-in-need-of-a-new-engine. Much like Wadjet Eye's last game.

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Avid Pro Tools review: This studio-style software will appeal to home creators too

For professional recording engineers, Pro Tools is this industry standard, but creative types will find it surprisingly suitable—there's even a free version to get you started.

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Presonus Studio One review: Take your music production to the limit

This is one of the premiere programs for music creation, recording, and production.

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Ableton Live review: This digital audio workstation does it all

The best software for creating and recording music, as well as live performance. A bit pricey, but worth it.

Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal (PC) review: Fantastic premise, familiar gameplay

Far Cry Primal starts with a fantastic premise but quickly falls into the same traps as its predecessors.

SUPERHOT

Superhot review: The most innovative shooter we've played in years

Superhot's time-freezing antics are finally a full-length game, and it's the most innovative shooter we've played in years.

Unravel

Unravel review: Eyes full of candy, head full of yarn

Unravel looks beautiful, but it's ultra-slick sheen with nothing much to say. Faux-emotional, if you will.