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Try Google Chrome to Win $500 Newegg Gift Card

"We're running a contest for those who download Google Chrome to have the chance to win one of two Newegg $500 gift cards. Check out the contest here, and good luck!" | more

Crytek: PC A Generation Ahead of Consoles

"Although the PC is a generation ahead of the consoles, multi-platform games will suffer limitations on the PC due to console hardware restraints. ZoomIn an interview over the holidays, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli stated a fact PC gamers already know quite well: the PC is a whole generation ahead of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. While that's a big “win” for PC gamers in the PC vs.

21 PC Games We'd Like To Receive This Holiday Season

"So perhaps BioShock 2 is a little old. That's alright. It was one of the biggest FPS titles to hit the PC in 2010. Even better, for those who love to collect extra goodies, the $59.99 Bioshock 2 Limited Edition bundle is an ideal gift this holiday season, packing the BioShock 2 game, a 164-page hardcover art book, three vintage Rapture advertisement posters (rolled up), an audio CD featuring the game's orchestral score, and a vinyl LP featuring the original BioShock orchestral score. The bundle isn't available on GameStop's Web site.

Nvidia Points Finger at AMD's Image Quality Cheat

"Image quality is a somewhat subjective thing, but benchmark results are not. When comparing graphics card performance, you want to try to get the most even test possible. Nvidia's now pointing the finger at AMD saying that its competitor uses a different image quality setting that boosts benchmark results at the expense of image quality when compared to the GeForce parts."

Best Gaming CPUs For The Money: November 2010

"If you don’t have the time to research the benchmarks, or if you don’t feel confident enough in your ability to pick the right processor for your next gaming machine, fear not. We at Tom’s Hardware have come to your aid with a simple list of the best gaming CPUs offered for the money." | more

Game Stores View Valve's Steam as the Devil

"You may love Steam and games publishers may love Steam, but games retailers are certainly having no love for the premier digital distribution channel for PC games. According to MCV, certain game retailers in the UK are upset enough by Steam to threaten that they will not carry any product that carry any Steam integration. Retailers feel that Steam integration will just drive customers to the Steam service, thereby killing the retail model." | more

A Computer That Can Be Taken Apart in 2 Minutes

"Anyone who's ever tried to recycle a laptop or other electronics knows that it's a lot more effort than rinsing out your beer bottles before taking them down to the bottle depot. Aiming to solve this problem, a group of students at Stanford have developed a laptop they believe will facilitate easier-than-ever recycling of the machine's parts." | more

Is This 3D Mouse The Future of PC Gaming?

"Axsotic's 3D-Spheric-Mouse could be the next step in PC peripherals. Although the company is currently promoting the mouse as a tool for professional 3D animators, it could possibly change the way PC gamers play their favorite FPS titles or how consumers maneuver through Windows, OS X, Ubuntu or other operating systems." | more

128GB Blu-ray Burners Coming Soon

"Buffalo and Pioneer are launching BDXL burners in Japan next month." | more

12-Year-Old Hunts Firefox Flaw, Gets $3,000

"When most of us were 12, we'd be doing small manual labor jobs for some spare cash. Maybe it was mowing the lawn or shovelling snow, but seventh-grader Alex Miller isn't your typical 12-year-old. He's just taken a check from Mozilla for $3,000 after collecting one of the bug bounties. Miller found a security flaw in Firefox that Mozilla deemed valuable enough to reward with a $3,000 bounty – a sum that's up from the previous amount of $500.

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