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Why You Don't Go For Roshan At The Start Of A Dota 2 Match

Most people wait a little before pitting their team against Roshan. Not these guys though.


93 Hours In, I'm Still Not Sure If Dota 2 Is 'Fun'

I had a conversation with my friend Will the other night. He said something along the lines of Dota 2 not actually being “fun”, that nobody really plays Dota to have fun.


Tessellation, Anti-Aliasing And Other PC Graphics Terms, Explained

You’ve successfully made a new gaming PC. Congrats! It was the best, and it was also the worst. (But in general, it was the best.) Now, it’s time to play some games. What’s the first thing you do?


The Steam Achievement That Nobody Unlocked

Some achievements are too easy, at times only requiring players to do mundane things like pressing start. Some achievements pose an actual challenge to players, requiring people to earn their digital trophies. And some achievements? Some achievements just aren’t possible, no matter what a game might say.


The Original Unreal Got Aliens Right

Editor’s note: I’m sure I’m not the only one with fond memories of the original Unreal, which came out on PC one million years ago in 1998. What was it that made that game special? Let’s find out.


TheWorse Mod Releases Its Final Update

Briefly: TheWorse mod, which pumps up Watch Dog’s graphics to more closely resemble the visuals shown during E3 2012, has now released its final update. You can see the mod in action here, and download the final release here.


Multi-Screen Gaming On A Laptop? Crazy, But Sure, Let's Roll With It

Matt Relf has found a smart way to turn a small laptop into the kind of multi-screen setup you normally only see on a verge large desk with a very important desktop computer.


11 Years Later, Modders Are Still Making The Original Halo Better

Halo: Combat Evolved released in fall 2003 for PC. Bungie has moved on — but the community keeps the game alive through mods. Take SPV3, for example.


How Owning A PC Is Kind Of Like Owning A Dog

PCs and dogs have lots in common, you know. No, really!


My First 63 Hours With Dota 2

I’ve spent the last two weeks doing one thing: trying to learn Dota 2.