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If the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X live up to the hype, $500 is a steal

Rumors that the PlayStation 5 is costing Sony $450 to manufacture have the internet in a furor, but is a $500 or $600 console so outrageous in 2020?

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If the Galaxy S20 phones are too expensive for you, blame the Samsung Tax

Samsung’s quest to be the best has jacked up prices to unsustainable levels.

The Full Nerd

The Full Nerd ep. 125: AMD's monster Threadripper 3990X, $300 budget gaming PC build recap

In this episode of The Full Nerd, the gang talks about the recently released 64-core AMD Threadripper 3990X, and waxes philosophical around Alaina's $300 budget PC build.

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Why Microsoft's new Edge could eventually win the browser wars

Microsoft's latest browser, the "new Edge," benefits from tight integration within Windows 10, as well as compatibility with Google's Chrome. Both attributes will help Edge's share grow over time.

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Why 2020's a rare perfect time to dig into your video game backlog

You probably won't be able to finish every unplayed game you own, but with the spring release calendar looking this empty you can certainly make a dent.

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The Full Nerd ep. 124: Why Nvidia's GeForce Now rocks, Z490 and B550 motherboard rumors

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Macworld's Leif Johnson stops by to help explain why Nvidia's just-launched GeForce Now game streaming service kicks Stadia's butt, and then the gang dives into motherboard rumors.

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GeForce Now is probably as good as Mac gaming is going to get

Mac gaming has only gotten worse as of late. Good thing Nvidia has delivered a game streaming model that actually looks attractive.

on macworld.com

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The Full Nerd ep. 123: ATX12VO, Radeon BIOS fallout, RTX vs. high refresh rates

Radeon 5600 XT fall out, Intel ATX12VO power spec, GeForce RTX vs. high-refresh and GTX 1080 ti vs RTX 2070

Warcraft III: Reforged

How Warcraft III accidentally became a great Lord of the Rings game

Warcraft III had a surprising symbiosis with The Lord of the Rings—one that's worth revisiting, on the eve of Warcraft III: Reforged.

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The Full Nerd ep. 122: AMD's confusing Radeon RX 5600 XT launch

In this episode of The Full Nerd, the gang discusses the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT's confusing launch, and Nvidia's GeForce countermeasures.

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Will virtual reality finally break out in 2020?

The hardware is cheap, the games are promising, and virtual reality could finally be ready for the mainstream. Or at least, the slightly more mainstream.

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Microsoft didn't win the PC turf war. Sony never showed up.

With Horizon: Zero Dawn rumored to come to PC in 2020, we look back on how the PC became "Microsoft's territory" in the Xbox One era, and how Sony let it happen.

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Elder Scrolls Online's Skyrim-themed ‘Greymoor’ expansion is a missed opportunity

With Skyrim, the sky should have been the limit. Yet ‘Greymoor’ looks like a strangely limiting expansion.

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Battle passes are making me play games less, not more

Battle passes are causing me to play one game a lot more to the detriment of all others. I don't think I'm alone, nor do I think it's healthy for the industry.

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How Microsoft could improve Windows by being more like Apple

As Microsoft shuts down Windows 7, it has an opportunity to move Windows into a new era—and it could take a few lessons from Apple on how to do that.