Halloween means different things to different people. For some, it means taking the kids out trick-or-treating; others use it as an excuse to dress like Lion-O and Cheetara and drink excessive amounts of alcohol. This gallery isn’t for them. No, this gallery is for you, our fellow PC gamers, for whom Halloween is the perfect reason to turn off the lights, jack up the volume, and try not to pee your pants as angry demons, hungry aliens and the troubled ghosts of psychic children try to turn your virtual character’s insides into your virtual character’s outsides.
You may remember our previous assortment of geek heroes. A fine gathering of geeky go-getters, indeed. But in the wide whacky world of TV and movies, the nerd well runs deep and your suggestions as to who was left off the initial list were noted. So why not go back for another bucketful of geeky goodness?
In true Hollywood fashion we've one-upped ourselves—literally. So, in this blockbuster sequel to our previous gallery, we bring you not 15, but 16 more of the greatest geek heroes to ever grace the screen.
One of the biggest trends in gaming over the last half-decade has been the rise of the free to play (F2P) online business model. You might have heard it called “freemium,” or the pejorative “pay to win,” but whatever you call it, it’s here to stay.
You may not have heard of all the free to play games coming out recently (they don’t tend to have the same marketing budget as your Battlefields and Call of Dutys) but you should probably be paying a little more attention. Sure, some of them are a little shallow, or unfair to non-paying customers, but there are F2P games in every genre, and a lot of them are top notch.
So why pay to play? Read on for our list of 30 top-notch free online games. For each game, we'll tell you what you get for free and what costs money, so you never get surprised.
Hollywood has always had a way with the OSes and UIs it shows on the big screen. Sometimes they're so far-fetched, all you can do is laugh, other times they're eerily accurate portrayals of future technology, and then there are the few that just make you jealous with envy. Here are a few of our favorites that Hollywood has given use, but give us some slack on what constitutes an OS or UI...Hollywood isn't always clear about that. Be sure to add your own in the comments, too.
While our Data as Art gallery went down mighty fine for many Maximum PC readers, we weren’t fooling ourselves: this is Maximum PC, the magazine that shows you how to build computers, not Maximum Software. You folks want hardware - and hey, who are we to disappoint?
We cast our net far and wide to dredge up 25 of the flat-out coolest examples of people repurposing components from PCs, VCRs, CDs or whatever and prove that, yes Virginia, hardware can be art, too. Where else can you find terrifying robots made out of mice and hard drives?
Douglas Horton suggested that we should all be our own heroes as it’s a lot cheaper than a movie ticket. While he might be right, we think it’s a lot more fun to take in a film (or kill a few braincells watching TV). Additionally, these lean economic times demand a certain level of fiscal responsibility: Spending a few bucks on a movie ticket versus the hospital bill most of us would have to foot after taking on a bunch of thugs in a downtown back alley? Please--The math speaks for itself.
We suggest staying safe and snug at home while more qualified individuals do all the difficult, dangerous work for you. Fighting evil with brains, gadgets and gear, these 15 geek heroes beat down evil-doers and ne’er-do-wells for the price of admission. Let’s take a look at what you get for your hard-earned money...
Let's face it: the rate in which games are growing is exponential; we dare any of you to look at a 'groundbreaking' game from ten years ago and not giggle a little. It's scary, awesome, and a little unnerving.
We're rapidly getting to the point where it's going to become difficult to differentiate between the video game world and reality (a prime example being the ArmA 2 snafu made by ITV earlier this week), so we decided to compile our favorite realistic looking titles from the past two years or so.
A few months ago, we highlighted some of the best PC-related ink we could find, which turned into quite the project because it turns out there are a lot of people willing to tattoo themselves with binary code or an Android.
However, while researching that piece we realized that there are a considerably larger number of people who are willing to sport video game related ink, which, really makes sense because games have a larger variety of artistic content than, say, software code being a visual medium and all.
We found a vertible boatload of people who chose to make their love of Mario, Nintendo, Portal, or Pac-man really permanent. So, join us as we pay homage to the games that we all love and cherish by highlighting some of the best game-related tattoos we could find.
AMD said it has broken the world record for overclocking using one of its soon to be released "Bulldozer" CPUs.
Team AMD FX set the Guinness record "Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor" on August 31, 2011 by overclocking the upcoming AMD FX to 8.429GHz. The previous record was 8.308GHz. The speed run was made using liquid helium, which is even colder than liquid nitrogen.
Hit the jump for the full story, and pictures of the intensely cool overclocking process.
Here at Maximum PC we appreciate quality. We love seeing top-notch products get the high scores and florid praises they've rightfully earned. It's not all smiles and sunshine in the testing labs, though. In fact, many of the products we've reviewed over the years are more Ass Kicked than Kick Ass. You know the Best of the Best? Well, these are the Worst of the Worst.
Hit the jump for our gallery of worst reviewed products!