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Jim Norris has been writing articles about technology for more than 20 of your Earth years. Whatever you do, don't call him Chuck.

Nvidia Inspector: Simple overclocking for Nvidia video cards

This third-party overclocking package Nvidia Inspector a different tack from older video card utilities, eschewing the system tray for a simple, extensible-pane interface that puts information and card controls front and center.

AMD OverDrive: Easily overclock an AMD rig

The AMD OverDrive utility not only replicates the OverDrive clocking controls built into Catalyst drivers, it also provides a full range of BIOS style CPU speed, voltage, and system controls unified in a tabbed window.

x360ce: Free software lets you use old controllers for newer PC games

The free and open source x360ce project was designed to address the problems of using a classic controller for PC gaming. Doing the job Microsoft should have done, x360ce intercepts and translates XInput calls so DirectInput controllers can understand them.

DOSBox: Free, open-source DOS emulation

The DOSBox emulator lets you run your DOS games and software again. It's free and open source, so you won't have to pay just to use programs you already own.

C64 Forever: Relive the golden days of the Commodore 64 without the hardware headaches

The Commodore 64 was the Model T of home computers. This emulator takes you back to that day without making you buy extra hardware.

God Game From Dust Lives Again as Chrome Web Store Centerpiece

Last year's most talked-about God game returns slick, shiny and Chrome-plated—but in the same PC port that made it notorious.

Battlegrounds Gaming Engine Suite Reunites Gaming Groups

Gather your old gaming group around the virtual Battleground game table.

Remote Utilities Free Edition Lets You Control Your Home PC From Anywhere

Take control of your PC no matter where you are with Remote Utilities Free Edition.

Free Retro Games to Suit Every Gamer

Longing for the classic games of yesteryear? Enjoy your favorites all over again with these homages and revamps.

Miss Side-Scrolling Shooters? Play Prototype II for Free

Based on the classic side-scrolling shooter R-Type, Prototype II is sharper and more accessible.

Step Into Newfound Adventure With Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire

Return to the heyday of adventure games with the updated Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire, which wears its age with pride...and even gives some content hat was cut from the original.

Fight Ink and Toner Addiction With Adobe's LeanPrint

Under the right conditions, this utility can significantly lower your paper and ink or toner expenditures, but supported programs are not numerous and the SuperSaver feature is finicky.