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Skyrim VR review: Staring down life-sized dragons is terrifying

Few other VR games rival Skyrim VR's epic scope and scale, but dated graphics and bolted-on VR interface issues are an arrow to the knee.

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HTC Vive Pro review

The HTC Vive Pro pushes VR forward, but at $800 for the headset alone it's likely to remain niche.

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The Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 pack 6-core Intel overclockable goodness

The Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 premium gaming laptops don't skimp, offering six-core Intel Core CPUs on all but one model, and discrete graphics up to a GeForce GTX 1080.

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Intel ushers responsive Optane memory into laptops with Core i5+, i7+, and i9+ brands

Intel is showing off "Optane Inside" notebooks and desktops with a new "plus" brand, such as "Core i7+".


Hands-on with MSI's GS65

MSI's GS65 gets a bigger battery, faster CPU and gets "business friendly too."

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Steam Machines disappear from Steam's hardware tab, but their legacy lives on

Valve's Steam Machines were doomed from the start, and now they're slowly disappearing. But they left a lasting mark on PC gaming.

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PC Building Simulator might be one of the most important DIY enthusiast tools ever created

PC Building Simulator shows DIY novices how to build computers, and lets enthusiasts geek out vicariously with dream systems.

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Let's play PC Building Simulator

I think PC Building Simulator might be one of the most important enthusiast tools since the advent of PCPartPicker.

A Way Out

A Way Out let's play

Two fugitives try to find A Way Out in this exclusively co-op adventure.

Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-Stered

This week in games: Red Faction Guerrilla gets 'Re-Mars-Stered,' de_dust2 appears in Far Cry 5

Plus: new trailers for Pillars of Eternity II, BattleTech, and a Mark of the Ninja remaster. Oh, and free copies of Spec Ops: The Line (for a limited time). This is gaming news for March 26 to 30.

Tobii Eye Tracking - VR

Tobii's eye-tracking tech is niche on PCs, but makes virtual reality feel like magic

Integrated into a VR headset, Tobii’s eye-tracking technology is a godsend. I got the chance to demo a unit at GDC. This is what it was like.

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Acer Predator Helios 300 review: A well-rounded gaming laptop at a great price

The Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop blends superb gaming performance with a compelling price tag.

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ASRock gets into graphics cards with Radeon-based Phantom Gaming GPUs

Motherboard maker ASRock is expanding into graphics cards with a Phantom Gaming lineup that exclusively uses AMD's Radeon GPUs.


Cyan’s brief Firmament demo feels like Myst without the Myst name

We explore the first 15 minutes of Firmament, the new game by the creators of Myst and Obduction.


The Microsoft Store's spring sale offers huge discounts on laptops, desktop PCs, and games

The Microsoft Store's spring sale includes some great deals like a $200 Asus convertible laptop and a $700 AMD gaming desktop PC.

Dying Light: Bad Blood

Dying Light: Bad Blood is more 'battle' than 'battle royale,' but it’s still a ton of fun

Dying Light's standalone 'Bad Blood' six-person expansion is probably the weirdest battle royale spin-off so far, but it features the excellent parkour-and-melee combo that made Dying Light popular.

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PCWorld is streaming BattleTech on Twitch!

Join Dan and Adam as they play BattleTech, a turn-based tactical mach combat game

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Far Cry 5 review: Rocket's red glare

Far Cry 5 offers a fun, vivid take on rural Americana, but doesn't dig into the questions its Montana setting raises.

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Amazon's one-day PC gaming sale offers huge deals on CPUs, full PCs, and other hardware

Amazon's one-day PC gaming sale has some great deals on gear, including a Ryzen 5 1600 for $58 off.