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Why Gamers and Critics Love the Alienware 15

Why Gamers and Critics Love the Alienware 15 | PCWorld What makes the Alienware 15 the ideal gaming machine? Simple: It was precision-engineered for exactly that purpose. sponsored “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); Alienware is a veteran in high-end gaming equipment, with its machines often residing on the yearly want list for gamers and best-of-the-year lists from critics. The latest model is a perfect example of what makes these rigs so perennially appealing. Here’s how the …

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Love for the classics: Thousands gather in Portland for annual retro gaming expo | Local News

PORTLAND — Old, outdated and no longer in production are now the most coveted — at least when it comes to video games — as thousands gathered in Portland last weekend for the annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo (PRGE), a three-day celebration of classic games and culture. In its 12th year, PRGE has grown to become one of the largest annual retro gaming conventions in the world, drawing more than 10,000 fans to celebrate games …

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Playing Janna, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the League of Legends meta

I have been playing League of Legends since the end of season one, back in 2011. In that time, I have played a reasonably small pool of recurring champions. For a while, I just played Garen, before a long stint where I mostly only played support champions like Sona. Nowadays, I have around a dozen or so champions that I regularly play, and a few others who I go back to less often. We updated …

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Conjuring Divinity: Original Sin 2 on my smartphone is why I love PC gaming

I spent Sunday playing the PC role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin 2 — except I wasn’t anywhere near my desktop. Instead, I was playing the excellent fantasy adventure on my smartphone with an Xbox One controller. I was able to do this thanks to a handful of magical technologies and the open nature of the PC. Let me start by confirming that this setup works well as long as I’m on my home network. I’ll …

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Love gaming? SRJC has a degree for you

Ari Encarnacion didn’t care for sports growing up. Instead, he was hooked on RuneScape, a massive multiplayer fantasy game he played for years. Now, 22, he’s creating his own computer game, but it’s no child’s play. He’s taking a game development course at Santa Rosa Junior College, which this fall revived its game programming degree after previously unsuccessful attempts. “It’s something that the junior college should and needs to offer as the (gaming) industry gets …

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Why we’ll always love Toys ‘R’ Us: It was gaming’s first megastore

Toys ‘R’ Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month. Since then, reports have found that the company is profitable except for the sizable debt it took on as part of its restructuring under private equity firm Bain Capital in 2005. It will now use Chapter 11 to get out from under those crippling interest payments, and it could likely return stronger even if it will have a harder time raising capital going forward. …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is better in third-person, so why the love for first-person?

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has taken the world by storm. In around six months it has managed to exceed one million concurrent players with over six million copies sold, and it is still in Steam Early Access. Battle royale games are in vogue right now, as proven by the likes of H1Z1: King of the Kill also enjoying a rise in popularity, and bigger teams like Epic Games adding a battle royale mode to Fortnite. But it …

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I Love Nearly Every Single Thing About This Gigantic Gaming Laptop

All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo When companies continually try to shoehorn features like curved displays or modular add-ons into devices where they don’t necessarily belong, I often find myself wondering why they’re working so hard to include features of such dubious value. But perhaps the best example of this are all the manufacturers trying to install mechanical keyboards on gaming laptops. Every laptop with a mechanical keyboard seems to also feature a long list of compromises …

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Bassheads will love Vava’s $26 wired ‘gaming’ earphones

Even though we’ve had Bluetooth wireless technology for years now, I’m still a sucker for wired earphones simply because there’s no battery to worry about charging up. What’s more, most of my wired sets sound far and away better than my wireless earphones. That’s why I was happy to try out Vava’s new ‘gaming’ earphones. The Fremont-based company, which also makes speakers and other products, is targeting gamers who want surround sound but without the …

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What game does everyone seem to love, but you can’t stand it?

Every week, we ask our panel of PC Gamer writers a question about PC gaming. This week: what game does everyone seem to love, but you can’t stand it? We also welcome your answers in the comments.  James Davenport: Spelunky You monster, James. This is probably PC Gamer blasphemy, and if so, it’s been a treat working with all of you. I can’t stand Spelunky. To be clear, I don’t think it’s a bad game. …

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Why I Love: playing games and watching TV at the same time

Why I love In Why I Love, PC Gamer writers pick an aspect of PC gaming that they love and write about why it’s brilliant. Today, Samuel talks about watching TV and playing games at the same time.  I’ve been getting into GTA Online’s Overtime Shootout, which launched this week. It’s nearly identical to Super Monkey Ball’s excellent minigame Monkey Target, where you take it in turns to launch off of a ramp, hover towards …

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The Way for Xbox One review: Journey to another world to save your lost love

The Way is a science-fiction platforming adventure from Polish developers Puzzling Dream and Code Horizon. Hearkening back to classic platforming adventures like Another World and Flashback, it tells an intriguing tale of a man who’ll go to the end of the universe (and beyond) to restore his lost love. See on the Xbox Store Anything for love Another World is a 1991 adventure platformer designed by French developer Eric Chahi that has stood the test …

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This Story of Love and Gaming Pits the Real Against the Virtual

Photo Credit Elena Xausa THE CHALK ARTIST By Allegra Goodman 335 pp. The Dial Press. $27. Don’t be fooled by this book’s unshowy title. Although one of its characters is adept at drawing on the sidewalks of Cambridge, Mass., the real subject of Allegra Goodman’s novel “The Chalk Artist” is the world of online gaming and its seductive — and potentially destructive — brand of quasi reality. And if you don’t think you’ll find that …

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Why I love Quern, and the calm of combat-free games

In Why I Love, PC Gamer writers pick an aspect of PC gaming that they love and write about why it’s brilliant. Today, Tom enjoys a stroll. This week I decided to pick a random game on Steam and play it. This is a risky move, like reaching your arm into a tombola that’s 30% full of poo. I reached and I seized upon… Quern: Undying Thoughts. ‘Uh oh’ I thought, ‘what on Earth is …

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Thousands of people are playing Loading Screen Simulator, and they love it

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Clicker games: they’re like videogames without any of the, er, anything. Taking this to its logical conclusion, Loading Screen Simulator takes out the pesky part where it actually starts and instead builds an entire experience around the frustrating act of endlessly waiting for things to load. The people, as you might expect, are well into it. For more feelings of slight pointlessness and mockery, check out the best sex games …

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