Review

Half-Life 2: Episode One

This month we got to sample the first installment of what probably should have been called Half-Life 3. But was it worth the wait?

Battlefield 2: Armored Fury

Battlefield 2 won our 2005 Game Of The Year award for one simple reason: our entire game-playing staff was completely absorbed by the game for the second half of last year.

Digital Deck Media Connector

Streaming music and video from a server to your TV is nothing new, but this streaming box offers something a little different

Ultra Products MicroFly

At first glance, Ultra Products'; MicroFly might look like a clone of Aspire's X-QPack (reviewed October 2005) but it isn't.

Ulead VideoStudio 10 Plus

We're taking the Three Bears approach here. If Premiere Elements 2.0 (reviewed in March 2006) is too complex and Pinnacle's Studio Plus 10 (reviewed in April 2006) is too buggy, Ulead's VideoStudio 10 Plus could be just right for people who want the fastest route from DV cam to the TV screen.

Dreamgear i.Sound Max

Dreamgear obviously knows that speakers are the single most lucrative segment of iPod add-on products: The company offers eight models, including the i.Sound Max.

SIN Episodes: Emergence

Episodic games are widely regarded as the saving grace of the gaming industry. Instead of spending years creating 20-hour-plus full-length games, developers can build five-hour chunks of a game, and release them more frequently and for a lower price over the Internet.

iPort FS-2 Free-standing Music System

If you think it's foolish to drop $200 on a docking station for a $300 iPod, we won&'t even mention iPort's $1,100 model FS-5.

Danger Den Custom AMD Kit

Danger Den is one of the most popular online destinations for a la carte water-cooling parts (water blocks, pumps, radiators, etc), but it also sells pre-assembled kits using exclusive hardware.