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Steam’s massive annual Winter Sale kicks off with steep game deals, awards voting

Here’s a short poem I just wrote about Valve boss Gabe Newell. Tell me what you think: “His eyes, how they twinkled; his dimples, how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry. His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard on his chin was big and lustrous and contained thousands of ... Read More »

Nokia files even more patent lawsuits against Apple

Nokia has filed new patent infringement lawsuits against Apple on Thursday, a day after it weighed in on a licensing dispute with the company by filing claims in Germany and the U.S. On Wednesday, the Finland-based mobile network vendor filed lawsuits in three German courts and two lawsuits in a Texas court, leveling infringement claims against Apple on the widely ... Read More »

No, AMD loyalists aren’t abandoning Radeon graphics cards in droves

There’s a reason why every news story you read at PCWorld includes a “Why this matters” or “The impact on you” paragraph: Context is important. Without proper context, news and numbers are just characters on a screen—and raw information without a wider look at what it actually means often results in misinterpretation and FUD. Case in point: A recent post ... Read More »

You can find out how your CPU compares to AMD’s Ryzen for free

The Ryzen hype train has left the station, and to build up its speed, AMD has actually released the source file it used to demonstrate just how fast its upcoming eight-core Summit Ridge CPU is. This doesn’t usually happen, but because Blender is open-source and free, we now have a way for both haters and fans to test their own ... Read More »

Enormous numbers of dropouts recorded in government schools: Delhi

A fresh study conducted by the Praja Foundation regarding the quality of education in public schools, reveals the government schools in abysmal condition when 45.08 per cent of students failed to even attend 10th grade in the 2015-16 academic session. Government schools RELATED STORIES Tribal youths convince parents to send children to school All semester exams postponed due to Cyclone ... Read More »

Batman – The Telltale Series review: Wayne-ing interest

Like Game of Thrones, Telltale’s Batman tries to escape the constraints of its well-established universe but ends up falling into the same patterns and railroading the player through a story devoid of… I’m starting to think that the more high-profile the source material, the worse the Telltale adaptation. It’s not a hard and fast rule, I guess. The Walking Dead ... Read More »

Nvidia job posting reveals GTX 1080 Ti, premium ‘Club GeForce Elite’ subscription

Between the introduction of the Shield lineup, GeForce Experience 3.0’s mandatory registration, and the arrival of GeForce Now’s cloud-based PC game streaming, it’s clear that Nvidia’s been striving to position itself as a one-stop gaming ecosystem for PC gamers, rather than a mere purveyor of graphics cards. Now, what appears to be an accidental TMI outburst at the end of ... Read More »

This week in games: Free Ubisoft games galore, a new Age of Empires 2 expansion, and more

2017’s basically here already. Proof? Three new game release dates this week, spanning from February to April of next year. It’s starting. That, plus Sam Lake sing-talks his way through Remedy’s music, Age of Empires II gets yet another new expansion, Planet Coaster becomes a winter wonderland, Doom runs on a single keyboard key, and Hitman borrows from Home Alone. This ... Read More »

You can find out how your CPU compares to AMD’s Ryzen for free

The Ryzen hype train has left the station, and to build up its speed, AMD has actually released the source file it used to demonstrate just how fast its upcoming eight-core Summit Ridge CPU is. This doesn’t usually happen, but because Blender is open-source and free, we now have a way for both haters and fans to test their own ... Read More »

Xbox,One,update,turbocharges,downloads,for,virtually,all,users

A new update currently rolling out to Microsoft’s Xbox One game console can speed up downloads of games and other content by as much as 80 percent, Microsoft said. Virtually everyone will benefit from the new update. Users who have broadband connections slower than 100Mbps should see their download speeds increase by up to 40 percent, as a result of Microsoft’s ... Read More »