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The Full Nerd episode 40: How to survive the graphics card pricing crisis

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we dive deep into the why's, how's, and what-to-do's of the graphics card pricing crisis.

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Graphics card prices are ludicrous. Here's how to keep gaming in the coin mining era

Virtually all graphics cards are selling for twice their suggested price—when you can find them—thanks to voracious coin miners. Here's how to keep gaming during these dystopian times.

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Celeste review: An excellent platformer with an excellent message

Celeste is the best precision platformer since Super Meat Boy. It's also an amazing parable about depression. The way those two combine is what makes it so endearing.

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Microsoft buying Valve would be a disaster for PC gaming

It's (thankfully) just a rumor, and a thin one at that, but a potential Microsoft acquisition of Valve could spell the end of PC gaming as we currently know it.

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This week in games: A Commodore 64 mini, Rainbow Six Siege adds aliens, RIP MOBAs

Plus: Hollow Knight teases its third free expansion, EA says real-money microtransactions will return to Battlefront II in the near future, Paragon and Gigantic announce shutdown dates, and more. This is gaming news for January 29 to February 2.

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Get Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Mac and Linux versions) For 50% Off

Winner of 15 E3 Awards, including Best PC Game and Best Strategy Game, Sid Meier's Civilization VI has you advance your civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age by waging war, conducting diplomacy, advancing your culture, and going head to head with history's greatest leaders.

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Mario Kart is coming to your phone, but don't start your engines just yet

Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart is coming to smartphones, but it might not roll in until next year.

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Surviving Mars hands-on preview: Martian pop music makes doomed existence cheerful

Surviving Mars shows why you shouldn't sign up for the first colony on Mars. The second group might be okay though.

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Microsoft offers three unconvincing reasons why its consumer business isn't dead yet

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella tried to respond to concerns that Microsoft's consumer strategy may be floundering, though his response wasn't especially convincing.

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition could be one of the most impressive remasters ever

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition's closed beta has its fair share of issues, but it looks absolutely incredible for a game that's now over 20 years old.

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You can get a gaming PC for the price of its graphics card alone

Right now, Dell is selling its XPS 8930 VR for $882—which is the current retail price of the GTX 1070 inside it.

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How to build a powerful, portable mini-ITX Ryzen gaming PC

Here's how to build a powerful, 6-core mini-ITX Ryzen gaming PC that you can tuck under your arm for a LAN party.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild evokes Morrowind's thrilling sense of discovery

People love The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for encouraging players to explore its world instead of reducing everything to icons—and that's exactly why I loved The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind years ago.

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Amazon has a Raspberry Pi 3 retro gaming kit for $65

Right now, getting a fix of classic gaming is $10 cheaper.