MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now; specifically we’re talking about the GT60 and GT70 series. There have been updates and tweaks to the internal components, but the chassis remain largely the same as before – for better or for worse. The latest update brings NVIDIA’s new GTX 800M parts into the picture, and today we have the GT70 equipped with the top-of-the-line GTX 880M. What sort of performance increase does the new GPU bring, and what about Battery Boost? Read on for our full review.

Flash Player 11 in Early October, Says Adobe

Flash Player 11, the next major version of Adobe's near-ubiquitous browser plug-in, is now officially set for release in early October, the company said in a press release today...

31 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/21/2011

Battlefield 3 Beta Opens Sept. 29

Fans of DICE’s large-scale FPS rejoice: the open beta for Battlefield 3 launches on September 29. Anyone who preordered BF3 via EA’s Origin service or purchased the Limited Edition...

26 by Craig Getting on 9/20/2011

Newest Development Kit Brings Unreal Engine To OS X

Epic Games' Unreal Engine, which powers games like Gears of War, Bioshock, and Infinity Blade among many others, is officially coming to Mac OS X in the September 2011...

8 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/20/2011

Game Review: Hard Reset

The PC-exclusive shooter Hard Reset is uncompromising in its old-school ways. There is no cover. Enemies bum rush you in disorganized hordes. Glowing green health packs and red and...

7 by Craig Getting on 9/20/2011

Portal Now Free Until Sept. 20

If you’ve yet to try Valve’s mind-bending first-person puzzler Portal, you now have no excuse. The original Portal is currently free on Steam until September 20th. Valve was inspired by...

10 by Craig Getting on 9/17/2011

Xbox Live Coming to Windows 8

Microsoft’s Major Nelson confirmed yesterday that Xbox Live will officially come to PCs with Windows 8. “Bringing Xbox LIVE to Windows 8 is part of our vision to bring you...

14 by Craig Getting on 9/14/2011

Demo for Indie PC Shooter Hard Reset Now Available

Dust off your old-school shooter skills: a demo for the indie cyberpunk FPS Hard Reset is now on Steam. Hard Reset comes from Flying Wild Hog, a Polish developer made...

7 by Craig Getting on 9/9/2011

Gearbox Courting PC Gamers with Borderlands 2

You too can help design Borderlands 2. Gearbox Software has invited PC gamers to weigh in on platform-specific options they’d like to see in the forthcoming Diablo-with-guns shooter. On a...

17 by Craig Getting on 9/8/2011

Developer Build of Dead Island Accidentally Released on Steam

An unfinished version of Dead Island, the tropical co-op zombie title from Techland, was mistakenly released on Steam in North America. According to Develop, the game’s publisher, Deep Silver...

5 by Craig Getting on 9/6/2011

Valve Games Available Through EA's Origin Store

In an ironic development following months of public squabbling over digital distribution practices, Electronic Arts is now offering Valve games through its Origin service. EA is running a buy-two-get-one-free special...

15 by Craig Getting on 9/3/2011

Blizzard Starting Diablo III Beta Slowly

In an investor webcast yesterday, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime confirmed that Diablo III would enter a closed beta “later this month,” though it appears some friends and family...

32 by Craig Getting on 9/2/2011

OnLive Now Streaming Game Demos on GameSpot

GameSpot unveiled a new feature today: free streaming game demos courtesy of OnLive. Demos courtesy of the cloud gaming service are integrated right into GameSpot’s game profiles, alongside reviews...

7 by Craig Getting on 8/30/2011

Minecraft Creator Explains Game’s Absence on Steam

In a recent entry on his blog, Markus “notch” Persson explained why Minecraft has yet to appear on Valve’s Steam platform, citing an “ inherent incompatibility” between his company...

14 by Craig Getting on 8/30/2011

New Tetris Coming To The 3DS This October

If the dearth of world-famous puzzlers was keeping you from picking up a Nintendo 3DS, it’s about time you started saving up: the Hudson Soft-developed Tetris: Axis will be...

6 by Craig Getting on 8/29/2011

GameStop Apologizes for Deus Ex Controversy, Offers $50 Gift Cards

GameStop is attempting to make up for the Deus Ex: Human Revolution debacle by offering a $50 gift card and a “Buy 2 Get 1 Free Pre-owned Purchase” to...

29 by Craig Getting on 8/26/2011

Razer Announces Blade Gaming Laptop

Razer, a gaming-centric company known primarily for its mice and keyboards, today announced that they would be introducing a gaming laptop, the Blade, in Q4 2011. The $2799.99 laptop is...

21 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/26/2011

New Counter-Strike to Include PS3-PC/Mac Cross-Platform Play

Valve’s doubling down on the PlayStation 3. In a preview published late Thursday, Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo reported that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the newest iteration of the popular Counter-Strike franchise...

33 by Craig Getting on 8/25/2011

Freemium Sequel to Monday Night Combat Arriving In ‘Next Few Months’

With its upcoming sequel to its Defense of the Ancients-inspired shooter Monday Night Combat, Uber Entertainment is embracing another hallmark of the hero arena genre: a free-to-play business model. Instead...

3 by Craig Getting on 8/25/2011

GameStop Opening Boxed Copies of Deus Ex, Removing Free Game Coupons

PC gamers hoping to snag a free OnLive copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution with their boxed copy should steer clear of GameStop. The retailing giant recently instructed its...

21 by Craig Getting on 8/24/2011

Ubisoft Removing DRM from PC Version of From Dust

From Dust, the much-hyped “God game” from Out of this World developer Eric Chahi, hasn’t had the smoothest launch on PC. It currently lacks graphics options, has an...

11 by Craig Getting on 8/23/2011

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