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Overpowered Gaming Desktop (DTW3)

Powerful desktop gaming PCs do more than just let you play the latest titles with smooth visuals. Most also offer easy upgrades, blingy cases and fans kitted out with LED illumination, and sometimes head-turning designs, such as compact cubes. What they typically lack is wallet-friendliness, and the Overpowered Gaming Desktop (starts at $ 1,399; $ […]

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Hori Portable HD Gaming Monitor Pro

If you research buying a portable monitor, you’ll see that most such screens aim at business users looking for a secondary display for a laptop. Many fewer target general consumers, and almost none service gamers. That’s why the $ 199.99 Hori Portable HD Gaming Monitor Pro piqued our interest. Alas, though, it is not well […]

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Gaming media and brand report: Rockstar Gets (Red Dead) Redemption in October

When you go eight years between release dates, it’s bound to cause some excitement. Coinciding with the long-awaited Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games churned out plenty of supporting material to hype the release in October. Gaming brands and media continue to grow via social video as the demand for related content also soars by […]

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Which gaming headset to buy? A 2018 black Friday buyer’s guide

Gaming headsets are in the middle of a huge sales boom right now due to the popularity of Fortnite. That means manufacturers are producing more options across a huge range of prices. For this list, we’ve gathered together some great black Friday deals as well as some of our all-around favorite options in this category. […]

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The Razer Black Friday sale is on: Save up to $300 on new gaming gear

Aside from Prime Day, Black Friday weekend is the best time of the year to score big-ticket electronics at deep discounts — and if you’re a gamer who loves deals as much as you love gaming, then Black Friday can be like Christmas-come-early for you. Razer is one of the biggest names in the world […]

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Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC 5180

Corsair has long been known for its components and gaming peripherals, but it became a PC maker for the first time in 2017 with the One Pro. Now, it’s back with a second effort in a somewhat more traditional form: The Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC 5180 ($ 2,399). This powerful gaming desktop comes equipped with […]

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Walmart Launches Trio of Gaming Desktops and Laptops

Walmart decided that rather than just selling gaming hardware from other manufacturers, it’s going to enter the arena itself. From November, you’ll be able to pick from a range of three gaming laptops and three gaming desktops offered under the brand Overpowered. Rather than going it alone, Walmart decided to partner with Esports Arena who […]

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10 Bizarre Gaming Accessories That Were a Waste of Money

The world of video games has featured some incredibly bizarre peripheral accessories. Have you ever used any of these itemsd October 25, 2018 7:45AM EST October 25, 2018 PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. The video game market has spawned a number […]

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AMD’s best gaming CPU is now an even better deal

Intel revealed what it is calling the “best gaming CPU ever” last week with the Core i9-9900K. That chip is selling for $ 580, and it debuts October 19. It also doesn’t come with a cooler, so you’ll have to buy one separately. But if what if you want to spend about half that? Well, […]

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Razer's New Dual-Storage Blade 15 Gaming Laptop Starts at $1,599

Razer’s Blade 15 gaming laptop is getting a new model that’s a little thicker but has more memory and will cost you less. This “dual storage” model includes both SSD and HDD memory and lowers the gaming laptop’s starting price to $ 1,599. You’ll get 128GB of SATA SDD on top of a 1TB HDD. […]

Gears & Gadgets

What developers say Apple needs to do to make the Apple TV a gaming console

Enlarge / The Apple TV 4K and remote. Samuel Axon As we observed in our review last year, the Apple TV 4K has so much potential for gaming. Its hardware is actually pretty powerful given the type of device it is. It shares development tools and infrastructure with one of the most successful gaming marketplaces […]

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The Acer Predator 17 gaming laptop can replace your desktop PC for $999

The bridge between gaming laptops and desktop PCs has been shrinking in recent years. Better computer hardware and more thermally efficient laptop designs have yielded considerable improvements, with the Acer Predator laptop lineup being a shining example of impressive and cost-effective alternatives to bulky custom-build desktop PCs. The Acer Predator 17 could in particular be considered […]

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Gear Envy: My Collection of 500+ Pieces of Computer and Gaming Hardware

With the help of supportive family, I have amassed nearly 300 computers, 150 game consoles, and tons of accessories over the past 25 years. This is my journey through archiving computer and video game history. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. *Record Scratch* […]

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Alienware m15 laptop sports thinnest Dell gaming design, Nvidia Max-Q GPUs

Dell’s new Alienware m15 laptop. Valentina Palladino It has a full-sized keyboard with number pad that features zone RGB lighting. Valentina Palladino New honeycomb speaker grilles sit at the top of the keyboard. Valentina Palladino Despite its thinner design, the m15 has a slew of ports including three USB Type-A ports. Valentina Palladino The drop-down […]