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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.