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The headshot turns 10

When spoken aloud, it's capable of realizing feelings of pride, expertise, and superiority. It's often coupled with outward bursts of jubilation. So how did the "headshot" become the most sought after trademark of first-person shooter fans?

Gears of War 2 sales top 2 million at launch

Surprise! Gears of War 2 did very well in its first three days at retail, thank you. But not as good as Halo 3, which sold well above 2 million in the first 24 hours last September.

Microsoft responds to Xbox Live bannings

Reports of abnormally high bannings from Xbox Live have swelled on the internet in recent days, suggesting that Microsoft anti-piracy ninjas are inadvertently banning players again for gaining early access to hit games like Gears of War 2, which laun...

Sega Genesis turned 20 this week

On October 29, 1988, Sega released the 16-bit "Mega Drive" (aka Genesis) in Japan, in an effort to get a jump on the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System and compete with NEC's TurboGrafx-16, which was released a year earlier.

PlayStation 2 still thriving online

Chris Bennett uses his PS2 religiously to play sports games. I know because he told me when I asked about his playing habits. And while surprised to discover that I write about games for a living, he seemed almost uninterested in newer, shiny console...

Sony announces PSP to PS3 connectivity

Seven years after Nintendo unveiled the GameCube to Game Boy Advance link cable, Sony Thursday followed suit with PSP Plus, which connects select portable games to PlayStation 3, starting with Resistance: Retribution.

Sony updates PS3, PSP menus with cool new features

For the PlayStation Portable, firmware update 5.0 has been released, bringing with it the opportunity to browse and download content directly to your PSP from the PlayStation Store. Previously, content needed to be downloaded to a PC or PS3 first bef...

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As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

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The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

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Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

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Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

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Brother PT-P750W

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