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H&R Block, TaxAct, TaxSlayer, and TurboTax: Which tax program is right for you?

It's tax season. Here's a look at four online offerings to help you file with the IRS.

Quern - Undying Thoughts

Quern - Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

Reminiscent of Cyan's style of storytelling and puzzle design, Quern is an excellent Myst or Riven homage in an era suddenly packed full of them.

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Android SMS for iChat review: Unlock Messages on your Mac with your Android phone

The Google Play app integrates with Messages on macOS to sync conversations from your Android phone.

Batman - The Telltale Series

Batman - The Telltale Series review: Wayne-ing interest

Hypothesis: The more beloved and well-known the source material, the more disappointing the Telltale adaptation. It's starting to look like a pattern with Batman - The Telltale Series.

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Dead Rising 4 review: Slay ride

Fans of Dead Rising will lament everything this latest Christmas-themed sequel has lost, but it's still a pleasant-enough time for those who want a mindless zombie-killing sandbox.


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free detects and removes malware on command

Add a layer of protection against malware with on-demand scanner Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free.

Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 review: A fresh, interesting rebirth that ditches the stale Ubisoft formula

Watch Dogs 2 is as big a series-defining comeback as Assassin's Creed II was back in 2009—and it does it by burning away all the worst parts of Ubisoft's formula.

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Dishonored 2 review: New stealth highs hobbled by frustrating PC performance lows

Dishonored 2 has some of the most creative levels ever seen in a stealth game, but it might as well not exist if you're struggling with the PC version's performance issues.

Planet Coaster

Planet Coaster review: This joyful theme park builder offers a world of pure imagination

Planet Coaster is one of the best "builder" games ever made, with powerful tools that enable players to create practically anything they can imagine. Well, as long as that thing is a theme park.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare review: In space, no one can hear you snore

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has occasional moments of brilliance, but in a year packed with good shooters it just doesn't measure up. And don't get me started on the multiplayer.


Tyranny review: Obsidian's RPG ponders the nature of evil

Picture a world where the battle between good and evil already took place, and evil won—and then imagine you work for the villains. That's Tyranny.

Rusty Lake: Roots

Rusty Lake: Roots review: A grim sequel for one of 2016's best gaming surprises

The bizarre and grim world of the Rusty Lake series has quickly led to one of the best point-and-click series of the modern era—provided you can stomach its gruesome imagery.

Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2 review: Prepare for more mech-dropping, wall-running action

Titanfall 2 has more to offer than the original, including a full singleplayer campaign. But is it better? And can it survive, sandwiched between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty?

Civilization VI

Civilization VI review: Learning from some (but not all) of history's mistakes

Civilization VI released and just like that, an entire weekend disappeared. We've pulled ourselves out of the "One More Turn" hole to deliver our thoughts on the latest entry in the long-running strategy series.

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 review: Satisfying chaos, solemn silence

Battlefield 1's solemn campaign and over-the-top multiplayer may feel like polar opposites, but the complete package is all-around excellent.