Don't buy the wrong stuff: TechSpot Tech Gift Shortlist 2017

Gaming

  • Uplay is Ubisoft's PC games portal, where you can find all their games.

    • December 14, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • The most complete and popular digital distribution PC gaming platform.

    • December 14, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux/Android
  • Highly experimental software to emulate Wii U applications on PC.

    • December 13, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • A free tool to manage your WII U and 3DS backups.

    • December 12, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Android
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic is the only massively-multiplayer online game with a Free-to-Play option that puts you at the center of your own story-driven Star Wars saga.

    • December 11, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Emu Loader is a GUI (Graphical User Interface) for the following arcade emulators: MAME, Supermodel - Sega Model 3, Daphne, Demul, HBMAME, DICE, Sega Model 2, and ZiNc.

    • December 11, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • GOG Galaxy is a fully optional client to install, play and update your games. It also offers online multiplayer, achievements, chat, game-time tracking and more - but it’s up to you which features you want to use.

    • December 11, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Maximize your unfair advantage with Razer Synapse 3, the unified hardware configuration tool that takes your Razer device to the next level. Get access to advanced options and granular control as you rebind buttons, assign macros, personalize device lighting and more.

    • October 23, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Download Origin to play anywhere, challenge friends, explore exciting new games, and stay connected to the Origin community.

    • December 6, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Never Pay Outrageous Cable Bills Again. Free Movies, TV Shows, Live Sports and more.

    • December 6, 2017
    • Shareware
    • Windows
  • Run Windows apps without needing Windows, windows applications seamlessly integrated on Mac OS X.

    • December 5, 2017
    • Trial
    • macOS
  • Doomsday Engine is a Doom / Heretic / Hexen port with enhanced graphics.

    • December 4, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux
  • War Thunder is a free-to-play, cross-platform MMO combat game for Windows, Linux, Mac and PlayStation 4 dedicated to military vehicles used in the World War II and the Korean War periods.

    • December 1, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux
  • The largest-ever 3D virtual world created entirely by its users.

    • December 1, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Multiple arcade machine emulator.

    • November 29, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • MAMEUI64 is the x64 GUI version of MAME on the Windows platform.

    • November 29, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • You can record everything with GOM Cam, including your PC screens, webcam feed, and game screens.

    • November 28, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Install, update and play indie games.

    • November 28, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth.

    • November 27, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android
  • All your favorite communities, friends, and games, all in one place.

    • November 27, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS
  • The RPCS3 is dubbed one of the most complex video game console emulators of all time with an endless goal to effectively emulate the Sony PlayStation 3 and all of its aspects.

    • November 27, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • League of Legends (LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games. It is a free-to-play game, supported by micro-transactions.

    • November 21, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS
  • The easiest way to optimize your games and keep your Nvidia drivers up to date.

    • November 20, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System Emulator

    • November 20, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS
  • The zombies are coming… back. It’s about time! The sequel to the hit action-strategy adventure brings the fun to tablets and touchscreens.

    • November 16, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android/iOS
  • Blizzard Battle.net is an Internet-based online gaming, social networking, digital distribution, and digital rights management platform developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

    • November 14, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language.

    • November 13, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • The next generation of EVGA Precision has arrived with EVGA Precision XOC. This software allows you to fine tune your Nvidia graphics card, maximizing cooling and performance.

    • November 10, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Minecraft is a fun sandbox game where you explore lost worlds, kill monsters and uncover secrets. Download for Windows, Mac and Linux. This is the World of Color Update.

    • November 7, 2017
    • Shareware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux
  • GPU Tweak allows you to optimize clock speeds, voltage and fan speeds on up to four graphics cards independently or simultaneously, you can also select between GPU Tweak’s Standard or Advanced modes depending on your level of experience.

    • November 6, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • The encyclopedia of game cheats.

    • December 4, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • nVFlash is used to update the firmware stored in the EEPROM of a NVIDIA display adapter.

    • November 6, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • MSI Afterburner is a handy overclocking utility for MSI graphics cards. Main features include GPU/Shader/Memory clock adjustment, advanced fan speed and GPU voltage control.

    • November 1, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • GpuCapsViewer is an OpenGL graphics card utility for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

    • October 31, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • GPU Shark is a simple, lightweight (290KB) and free GPU monitoring tool, based on ZoomGPU, for Nvidia GeForce and AMD/ATI Radeon graphics cards.

    • October 31, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Logitech Gaming Software lets you customize Logitech G gaming mice, keyboards and headsets.

    • October 26, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS
  • Set-up instantly from the cloud. With Razer Synapse 2.0, your gaming preferences will be locked and loaded anywhere in the world. It's the first cloud-based setting network for gamers.

    • October 23, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS
  • BlackShot is a massively multiplayer online first-person shooter. The game is a militaristic first-person shooter with weapons, characters and gritty environments. It takes place in urban environments ranging from deserted cities to Arabian desert tribe lands.

    • October 19, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Arc brings your favorite games, communities, media and entertainment together onto one easy-to-use platform.

    • October 18, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Renegade X is a free Tactical Shooter that brings the Command and Conquer FPS experience to Unreal Engine 3.

    • October 18, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • The CUDA Installers include the CUDA Toolkit, SDK code samples, and developer drivers.

    • October 18, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • UDA Toolkit is a C language development environment for CUDA-enabled GPUs especially designed for macOS.

    • October 18, 2017
    • Freeware
    • macOS
  • Urban Terror is a free multiplayer first person shooter developed by FrozenSand, that will run on any Quake III Arena compatible engine. It is available for Windows, Linux and Macintosh.

    • October 18, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Linux
  • Plant and defuse bombs, rescue hostages or accomplish new missions like capture the flag or domination! Use a huge arsenal of weapons and equipment including crazy stuff like portal guns, lasers, RPGs, turrets and much more. You can even build things.

    • October 18, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Customize the NITRO Glow RGB LEDs, poke around the Fan Check system, set up the custom fan profiles, overclock and further boost your card’s performance.

    • October 17, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • In Warzone 2100, you command the forces of The Project in a battle to rebuild the world after mankind has almost been destroyed by nuclear missiles.

    • October 16, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Enhance gaming, it increases overall speed and squeezes out every last bit of performance from your computer.

    • October 16, 2017
    • Shareware
    • Windows
  • Boost your PC games by optimizing your computers' speed and internet performance.

    • October 16, 2017
    • Shareware
    • Windows
  • Based off the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, this first-person shooter had an average single-player storyline but what really kept gamers immerse for hours on end was its multiplayer mode.

    • October 16, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Wings Of Fury 2 is a remake of classic 1987 action game, Wings Of Fury.

    • October 16, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
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