Build Your Own Adorably Tiny Arcade Cabinet With This DIY Kit

If arcades were part of your childhood, you've probably yearned for a cabinet of your own for playing classics like Pac-Man or Galaga. The only downside is they're not exactly portable, here's a better solution. This arcade cabinet stands just eight inches tall, so you can carry it anywhere, and it uses a Raspberry Pi… » 8/26/14 10:02am 8/26/14 10:02am

Microsoft DeLorean Kills Streaming Game Lag By Predicting Your Next Move

Streaming video games could be so clutch, if it wasn't for maddening lag time. Microsoft researchers have a solution in DeLorean, a "speculative execution system" that predicts what you'll do next and shows you the most likely result—before you've even mashed a single button. » 8/23/14 4:41pm 8/23/14 4:41pm

Everything You Need to Know about the 5th Edition D&D Player's Handbook

At last, a new edition of Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook has been released. This version of the world's first RPG wants to satisfy old-school gamers and draw in newcomers at the same time. With its classic feel, combined with buffed and polished rules, it just might succeed. » 8/21/14 1:16pm 8/21/14 1:16pm

This Awesome Logitech Gaming Peripheral Bundle is Just $60 Today

Today only, Best Buy is bundling four solid entry level gaming peripherals for just $60. They offered this same bundle once before for $10 more, and it got a great response, so here's another chance to grab yours. Buying all of these items separately would cost over $100, so it can still be cost-effective even if… » 7/17/14 10:16am 7/17/14 10:16am

Top 10 Greatest Motion-Capture Characters Of All Time

This weekend, we'll witness the evolution of Caesar, the ape revolutionary played by Andy Serkis in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And next month, we meet Vin Diesel's Groot. But motion-capture has a proud history of innovation and great performances. Here are the 10 greatest mocap characters of all time. » 7/08/14 1:23pm 7/08/14 1:23pm

Tell Us About Your Favorite Gaming Gear

Before we move on to our next Gaming-centric Kinja Co-Op, we're giving everyone an open forum to share their favorite gaming gear. Mice, keyboards, furniture, third-party controllers, gaming glasses, home theater, tell us what you've got, and what you love or hate about it. » 6/25/14 10:15am 6/25/14 10:15am

Steam vs. Everyone Else: Who Really Has the Best Gaming Deals?

It's summer, and that means a Steam sale is just around the corner. But does Steam really deserve its reputation for amazing deals? Well, yes—but there are a lot of other stores that don't get credit for being just as good. Here's a look and see how often the competition matches up to Steam's prices. » 6/17/14 11:22am 6/17/14 11:22am

How to Build Your Own Do-Anything 4K-Capable Desktop

While it's a bit early to say that 4K has officially "landed," it's not far off. The benefits are tangible, especially if you have 4K-capable gear. That's right: There's more to a 4K PC than a display packed with pixels. Here's what you need—and need to know—to build a 4K desktop that handles anything you throw at it. » 6/04/14 6:26pm 6/04/14 6:26pm

The New D&D Adventures Will Include All the Dragons

This summer's Dungeons & Dragons relaunch includes a set of adventures focused on the rise of the dragon goddess Tiamat, designed by Wolfgang Baur and Steve Winter of Kobold Press. In this interview, they told us about adventure design and the joys of writing for a game system while it's still in development.
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How Do I Know When to Upgrade My PC or Just Build a New One?

Dear Lifehacker,
My computer is getting a little old. I built it myself, but I'm not sure whether it's worthwhile to upgrade individual things like my processor or video card or whether I should just start from scratch and build a new rig. How can I tell when it's time to upgrade and when I should start over? » 5/05/14 2:36pm 5/05/14 2:36pm