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Why Ctrl-Alt-Delete?

Why Ctrl-Alt-Delete?

It’s a key sequence PC users dread having to use, but the old “Ctrl-Alt-Delete” is still in use today. Nostalgia Nerd looks back at the origin of this key combo which dates back to the 1980s. We’re sure that Apple will profess that their “Command-Option-Esc” key combo is far superior.

Building a Rope and Wood PC

Building a Rope and Wood PC

Despite its popularity as a building material, wood is rarely used in the construction of PC cases. Bucking that trend, DIY Perks built a truly unique computer system from wood, with rope trim. We love how he incorporated the air cooling system as a sculptural design element.

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PC Building Simulator

PC Building Simulator

Build the gaming rig of your dreams without spending thousands. The only problem is that it only exists in the virtual world. PC Building Simulator lets you build virtual rigs with brand name components, benchmark them, and even run a virtual PC repair shop.

TAKU PC Case

TAKU PC Case

A smartly designed aluminum case for DIY PC builders, designed by CRYORIG and built by Lian Li. The TAKU provides a home for a Mini-ITX motherboard and all of its components in a minimal, easy-to-upgrade enclosure that doubles as a monitor stand. (Thanks Ben!)

MSI Trident 3 Arctic Gaming PC

MSI Trident 3 Arctic Gaming PC

A limited edition of MSI’s small form-factor gaming PC, decked out in snowy white, packing an Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700 3.6 GHz CPU, and GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, making it powerful enough to run VR games. Front USB 3.1 and HDMI ports make VR setup a breeze.

Alienware Steam Machine

Alienware Steam Machine

This little black box adds a gaming PC to your living room. It’s capable of playing over 1000 titles from the Steam library, and plays with either the mouse-accurate Steam Controller or an Xbox 360 joystick. Full review on Technabob. Available from Dell or GameStop.

Torment: Tides of Numenera

Torment: Tides of Numenera

Set in the post-futuristic world of Numenera, Torment: ToN is a CRPG focused on mystery, legacy and choice. Progress through gameplay, fight with more than just weapons and spells, and consider death as part of your journey.

Star Wars: Battlefront (Trailer)

Star Wars: Battlefront (Trailer)

If you can believe it, the footage you see here is taken directly from the game engine of EA’s epic relaunch of Star Wars Battlefront. Coming this November to PS4, PC and Xbox One. We can’t wait to fly around with Boba Fett’s jet pack.

PiixL G-Pack Gaming PC

PiixL G-Pack Gaming PC

Formerly known as Jetpack, the slim desktop PC chassis is now on Kickstarter. It works with all TV mounts and with HDTVs between 37″ to 70″. Available in three hardware packages. The bare chassis reward is exclusive to the fundraiser.

Titanfall (Beta Trailer)

Titanfall (Beta Trailer)

Do you want to spend Valentine’s Day with mechs and jetpacks? Sign-up for the closed beta of the fast-paced Windows and Xbox One run-and-gun first person mech shooter Titanfall. The beta begins 02/14/14.

PiixL Jetpack PC

PiixL Jetpack PC

A gaming PC optimized for Valve’s upcoming SteamOS. Unlike most computers, Jetpack’s internal components are arranged horizontally instead of vertically, so you can mount it behind your HDTV. Drops 1/1/14 for $1,000+.

The Forest (Trailer)

The Forest (Trailer)

An open world survival horror title, The Forest is an indie project currently in development for PC. Don’t let the beautiful scenery in the middle of the trailer fool you, this forest definitely harbors a darkness to be reckoned with.

F.C. 3: Blood Dragon (Gameplay)

F.C. 3: Blood Dragon (Gameplay)

(NSFW: Language) A look at the neon-drenched world of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The enemy A.I. is awful – or missing altogether – and it seems to have a juvenile sense of humor. On the other hand, it has laser-shooting dragons.

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Project Awakened

Project Awakened

Currently in development, Project Awakened is a third-person action game for the PC that puts emphasis on creating your own super-powered character. Think City of Heroes on a smaller scale.

Antichamber

Antichamber

Developed by Alexander Bruce, the award-winning Antichamber is a puzzle game that takes full advantage of its virtual world, challenging players’ expectations of videogames, geometry and physics.

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon

If you were intrigued by Sony’s Tap 20, check out the IdeaCentre Horizon. The 27″ all-in-one PC also has a touchscreen, gaming tokens and even a 2 hour battery that make it a multiple user tablet.

Razer Sabertooth for Xbox 360/PC

Razer Sabertooth for Xbox 360/PC

It has 6 extra buttons, 2 at the shoulders and 2 switches at the back. Map commands from the face buttons to the extra ones and you never have to take your hands off the analog sticks.

PhoneJoy Play Gamepad

PhoneJoy Play Gamepad

Kitschy name aside, the PhoneJoy Play is a very promising gamepad. It uses Bluetooth, has a variety of control modes and expandable form making it compatible with iOS, Android and PCs.

PlanetSide 2: The Future of War

PlanetSide 2: The Future of War

The launch trailer for the free-to-play MMOFPS. Fight alongside and against thousands of other players in a persistent world with jetpacks, tanks, ships, tanks on top of ships and more.

Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online

Set in Tamriel 1000 years before Skyrim, Elder Scrolls Online sees three alliances fight to control a powerful city. Each alliance will feature different races from the Elder Scrolls lore. Out Dec. 2013.

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Star Citizen

Star Citizen

An epic space combat sim being developed by Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander series. Star Citizen will have a persistent online world with optional single-player and mission modes.

Sony Vaio Tap 20

Sony Vaio Tap 20

A “tabletop” Windows 8 PC with desktop-caliber specs, a keyboard and a mouse. But the Vaio Tap 20 also has a 20″ 1600×900 touch screen with a kickstand that lets you use it like a giant tablet.

Aerodyne PC

Aerodyne PC

Jeffrey Stephenson’s latest custom computer is made of mahogany and aluminum. It has an Intel Core i3 CPU, a 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM. He’ll only make 5-10 units. Build process here.

A Walk in the Dark

A Walk in the Dark

An early look at Flying Turtle Software’s artful side-scroller, which draws inspiration from games like Out of this World and Limbo with its evocative visuals. Coming to PCs in 2012.

OpenedFilesView

OpenedFilesView

A handy utility app that will help you solve the dreaded “file in use” error in Windows. Displays all open files and lets you close either the files themselves or the process using the files.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

This teaser for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim doesn’t give us much, but we know it takes place soon after the events of Oblivion in Skyrim, one of the provinces on the continent of Tamriel. (Thanks Anton!)

Monday Night Combat on Steam

Monday Night Combat on Steam

The Xbox Live tower defense/shooter hybrid finally gets a PC version – on Steam no less. If you buy Monday Night Combat before Feb 1, you get Team Fortress 2 items for MNC, and MNC items in TF2.

Hammerhead HMR989 PC

Hammerhead HMR989 PC

Matthew Kim’s gutsy Hammerhead HMR989 PC flips conventional computer design inside out, offering bright blue LEDs and open-air cooling assisted by a dramatic Thermaltake “SpinQ” CPU cooler.

Razer Switchblade

Razer Switchblade

The Razer Switchblade is a portable gaming device concept with an ultra-sensitive multi touch screen and dynamic keyboard, enabling users to play on the go with precision and control. (Thanks Mason!)

RAGE (Gameplay)

RAGE (Gameplay)

The guys at iD have been working on their tour de force FPS (with vehicles) for several years now, and the game is really starting to shape up from the looks of this in-game footage. Out 9/13/2011.

Capsized (Trailer)

Capsized (Trailer)

Featuring beautifully illustrated environments, this new 2D side-scroller is headed to Xbox 360 and PC. IndieGames named it one of the top 10 to watch in 2011, and from the looks of it, we agree.

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