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The Modular PSU and the Modern Gaming Rig - A Replacement Tale

The Modular PSU and the Modern Gaming Rig - A Replacement Tale

28th Dec 2011 - PC Tech has a well-deserved reputation for changing every sixteen months to two years, though when the experts talk about that sort of change they are usually referring to the application of Moore's Law and how the power of the PC increases with predictable regularity. That is all well and good but when it comes to the nuts-and-bolt.. Read More.

The Impact of Achievements & Trophies -- Recognition that Motivates

The Impact of Achievements & Trophies -- Recognition that Motivates

27th Dec 2011 - Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. Hypocrites Hypocrites (450-339 BC) was an influential Greek philosopher of the fifth century B.C. and the founder of the Hypocritical school of philosophy. He was famous for devoting his entire life to preaching a philosophy of the virtues .. Read More.


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Gears of War 3 Wind-Up DLC and Other Stories from the Frontlines

Gears of War 3 Wind-Up DLC and Other Stories from the Frontlines

26th Dec 2011 - Every now and then a game will be released that has a deeper presence than at first it seems... Appearances, as they say, can be deceiving, and even when you think you understand the nature of a title and the scope and depth of what it has to offer you as a gamer, they sometimes surprise you like an LOLZ Cat hanging onto the mailman w.. Read More.

The New 360 Dashboard and What it Means for Us

The New 360 Dashboard and What it Means for Us

23rd Dec 2011 - "The thing is just hot, and I spent over 100 hours playing with it over Christmas. It's fantastic. And it really draws you in because you get these awards, you meet people, you get into the contests. It's something." Bill Gates on the Xbox 360, CNET Interview, January 2006. The newest version of the Dashboard for the Xbox 360 consol.. Read More.


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Christmas Around the Virtual Worlds

Christmas Around the Virtual Worlds

23rd Dec 2011 - Every year as Christmas rolls around no matter where you live in the world there is something going on and some sort of official and unofficial recognition, whether that is just decorations or organized celebrations, there is always something -- and increasingly the festive holiday cheer has been spreading like a virus from real life in.. Read More.

The Truth Behind the Fanboy and Why They Exist

The Truth Behind the Fanboy and Why They Exist

22nd Dec 2011 - From The Urban Dictionary (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fanboi) Fanboi (1) Someone who is hopelessly devoted to something and will like anything associated with their particular thing. (2) Geek Term related to forum users who think a product/company/person can do no wrong. (3) Deliberate misspelling of the wo.. Read More.

The Top Ten Most Influential Video Game Consoles of All Time

The Top Ten Most Influential Video Game Consoles of All Time

21st Dec 2011 - Before we get to the Top Ten List of the Most Influential Video Game Consoles of All Time it would be helpful to offer a historic view and basic background of the devices for your edification and entertainment! The first important element in the background story for the history of home video game consoles is that the development.. Read More.

A FashionWare Gamer's Holiday Gift Guide 2011

A FashionWare Gamer's Holiday Gift Guide 2011

21st Nov 2011 - The commercial evolution of the Internet in the early 1990's turned out to be an event with far-reaching consequences that went way beyond what most experts predicted, illustrating a significant impact upon a broad a range of cultural and consumer trends to the point that it is widely considered to have redefined itself, emerging as mor.. Read More.

Farmville Updated with New Features, New Content as Holidays Approach

Farmville Updated with New Features, New Content as Holidays Approach

7th Nov 2011 - Zynga's Flagship Social Networking game Farmville is one of the most popular games on Facebook and has been nearly since it was introduced, so news of the recent series of improvements and game enhancements that have been taking place quietly behind the scenes are a well-received addition to the game. The bulk of the improvements and g.. Read More.

Mamba Nation Battles its way to iOS

Mamba Nation Battles its way to iOS

4th Nov 2011 - If you are already aware of Mamba Nation, you know that it is more than just a cuter knock-off of Second Life minus the gritty full-frontal nudity and hard core sex that was a a primary attraction for a significant number of the casual players for the latter. Partly the brainchild of French games entrepreneur and bad boy Nicolas Gau.. Read More.


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Black November is Gears 3 Bonus Month

Black November is Gears 3 Bonus Month

3rd Nov 2011 - A big part of the attraction of major video game franchises like Gears of War is the intense feelings that they generate among the gamers who consider themselves to be fans of the games -- phenomenon that is very similar to the intense attraction that is common to other forms of entertainment, including music, books, and movies. Fans.. Read More.

The Charity of Gamers

The Charity of Gamers

28th Oct 2011 - It is surprising how much information can be conveyed in a simple and brief phrase; take the phrase "In these tough economic times" (1) as an example. Hearing it or having it said to you instantly evokes specific and detailed images. Despite the fact that it is a very general and even vague collection of words, that phrase has the e.. Read More.


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The Xcom 2012 Interactive Campaign Updated

The Xcom 2012 Interactive Campaign Updated

26th Oct 2011 - There is very little difference between the process of developing sources in Games Journalism and that of journalism in its other forms. It begins with human sources who, when you are fortunate, can be pumped for information that is not part of the public domain, and then moves to fact finding in the form of diffing through records -- .. Read More.


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Textbook Shovelware -- Driver: San Francisco

Textbook Shovelware -- Driver: San Francisco

24th Oct 2011 - According to Wikipedia, Shovelware is defined as: "Shovelware (sometimes also crapware or garbageware) is a derogatory computer jargon term that refers to software noted more for the quantity of what is included than for the quality or usefulness." There is a momentum that AAA video games build as they approach release, and it is partl.. Read More.

OP/ED: Farmville Ghettos -- The New Reality in Farmville

OP/ED: Farmville Ghettos -- The New Reality in Farmville

28th Sep 2011 - The recent Lighthouse Cove expansion reveals the revenue stream flowing below the surface of the game, serving as a rude awakening for many players. OP/ED: Farmville Ghettos -- The New Reality of Farmville -- by Heather Savage, GU Staff Writer "A look at the recent content and farm expansions on the Facebook social netwo.. Read More.

Game Developer Spotlight: Paradox Interactive

Game Developer Spotlight: Paradox Interactive

25th Sep 2011 - When it was founded in 1998, Swedish video game developer Paradox Interactive began the lengthy process of carving out a niche for itself in the highly competitive fields of game development and game publishing, setting its sights upon the Windows PC as its preferred platform in an era during which most of the established video game hou.. Read More.

Swimming with Sharks: Multi-Player Gears 3

Swimming with Sharks: Multi-Player Gears 3

19th Sep 2011 - In just two short days the gaming world will experience the official release of Gears of War 3, and there will be much rejoicing. I know the first bit because that is the official published release date and it is mentioned in the embargo notice that came with my copy of the game last week (note: the embargo lifted on the 15th so I am n.. Read More.

Holiday 2011 Video Game Release List

Holiday 2011 Video Game Release List

9th Sep 2011 - While this is not an all-encompassing list of every game set to be released over the course of the next four months, it does include a fairly comprehensive list of the upcoming AA and AAA titles for the 2011 Holiday Season! - A - Airline Tycoon II (October 14th) Windows PC / Mac OSX / Linux Assassin's Creed Revelations (November 15th).. Read More.

The Shifting Tides of the Console Wars

The Shifting Tides of the Console Wars

9th Sep 2011 - - The Console Wars Longtime gamers will be familiar with the phrase "Console Wars" (AKA "System Wars") as the term used to describe periods of intense competition for market share between video game console manufacturers. While it is not so much a war as it is a series of pitched battles, with the declaration of a winner being at.. Read More.

The Path to Mastery -- The GU Farmville Series

The Path to Mastery -- The GU Farmville Series

4th Sep 2011 - Before I do anything else I want to say Hihi to all my Farmville friends and neighbors! If you are surprised to see my name on the by-line for this series join the club -- I was surprised to get the assignment myself considering that the Farmville Guide and other Farmville-related coverage was previously written by staff writers.. Read More.