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Plays review: Game capture made easy, and easily shareable

Plays is all about creating short clips and sharing them online, and the Plays desktop software makes that fun to do.

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Game Bar for Windows 10 review: A top gameplay capture performer, when you can see it

The Windows 10 Game Bar is a solid gameplay recording option with excellent performance, but its UI is flaky.

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Fraps Review: You could pay to capture gameplay videos, but why?

Fraps is a popular program for tracking framerates and benchmarking, but for video capture there are better options available for free.

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OBS Studio Review: The most powerful screen capture tool money can't buy

OBS Studio is a fantastic tool for capturing gameplay videos, but it's not for novices.

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MSI Afterburner video capture review: You can do better

Game capture on MSI's Afterburner has always been an afterthought, and it still shows.

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MSI GS75 Stealth Review: This light 17-inch laptop packs a wallop with GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

The MSI GS75 Stealth weighs almost as little as some 15-inch laptops, yet features a 17.3-inch 144Hz screen, 8th-generation Core i7, and Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q.

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Nvidia Shield TV (second generation) review: Still the best media streamer for geeks

The Nvidia Shield TV, a $180 media streamer and gaming box, still doesn't appeal to everyone, and that's okay.

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Resident Evil 2 (2019) review: This stunning remake revives a horror classic

Twenty years after its initial release Capcom's rebuilt Resident Evil 2 from scratch. More than just a fantastic remake, it's undoubtedly one of the year's best horror games.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition review: Ray tracing and 1440p gaming get more affordable

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition delivers superb 1440p and 1080p gaming as well as real-time ray tracing in an affordable package.

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Origin EVO-17S review: This thin gaming laptop tames even the mighty Core i9

Can you get a Core i9 in a "thin" laptop? Origin's EVO-17S gaming laptop can.

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Razer Kraken Tournament Edition review: A messy but interesting refresh for Razer's no-frills headset line

Razer's 2018 Kraken refresh combines a standard 3.5mm headset with a USB control box, giving it THX capabilities and nifty on-the-fly bass EQ. And hey, the earcups are cold now.

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Acer Predator Helios 500 Review: A rare chance to choose between AMD and Intel-Nvidia versions

Acer's big, burly and powerful Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop lets you choose between AMD and Intel/Nvidia configurations. They're both powerhouses, but they excel at different things. Read our review for all the details.

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8BitDo N30 Pro 2 review: Compact size and cool effects highlight a mostly minor update

The 8BitDo N30 Pro 2 is a nice option for those who prefer a super-small form factor and cool lighting, but I'd recommend the SN30 Pro because of its larger sticks and thicker frame.

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Razer Phone 2 review: Still the best gaming phone

The Razer Phone 2 is a gaming powerhouse that loses some of its charm in the upgrades.

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Sapphire Gearbox review: This affordable external GPU dock offers handy expansion options

If you're looking for a compact external graphics card dock with basic expansion options, the Sapphire Gearbox will be right up your alley.

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Whirlwind FX VortX review: The PC's first 'environmental simulator' is just hot air for now

Whirlwind FX's VortX promises to be the "world's first environmental simulator for PC gaming," but first-generation hardware woes make this experiment mostly a bust.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from October and November 2018

The last two months gave us amazing games like Total War: Warhammer 2, The Return of the Obra Dinn, and so much more.

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Just Cause 4 review impressions: A buggy and boring overhaul

Just Cause 4 takes the series in a new direction, but not entirely successfully. It's also replete with bugs, as of release.

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Secretlab Omega Softweave gaming chair: Firmly comfortable

The Secretlab Omega SoftWeave gaming chair's firm foam takes some getting used to, but there's a lot to love about this highly adjustable fabric chair.

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Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ review: The new 1080p gaming champion

The Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ delivers superb 1080p gaming performance with few compromises.

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