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Top 10 Nerd Tunes

Top 10 Nerd Tunes

There are lots of songs adored by nerds and geeks. Some are cerebral, others are funny, and some are just about the culture of being a nerd, particularly about their difficulties with the opposite sex.

HTPC vs Consoles, Boxee, XBMC, WMC?

HTPC vs Consoles, Boxee, XBMC, WMC?

I love media streamers, and being an awesome technology journalist I get to review many different media streamers. Some are good and some are awful, but I still haven’t come across the one device that does everything.

Physically separate networks to finally fix server issues

Physically separate networks to finally fix server issues

Ever since I moved the site over to Linux, I’ve had weird, unexplained issues, most often the network would stop responding with no warning.

XBMC and XIOS articles on the way

XBMC and XIOS articles on the way

While researching, I found a lot of mixed reviews about this device, but I’ve pretty much resolved all of the issues that these people were complaining about.

Troubles of Building With AMD FX-4170 (Part One)

Troubles of Building With AMD FX-4170 (Part One)

I bought the shiny new FX-4170 processor Asus M5A78L-M LX motherboard, 8 gigabytes of RAM, used an Antec 650W PSU out of a side build, purchased a motherboard, and put it all together. And (drum roll, please), got nothing. Nada. Zip.

Why Far Cry 3 Is Not Game of the Year

Why Far Cry 3 Is Not Game of the Year

Far Cry 3 is pretty much sweeping everyone’s “Game of the Year” awards. While the game is really solid in many areas, there are some glaring issues that reviewers should consider before handing out their coveted award badges.

OCmodshop Nerd Toys Giveaway Contest 2012

OCmodshop Nerd Toys Giveaway Contest 2012

We appreciate the fans of OCmodshop, so we’re giving away lots of great free stuff to the people who support us.
We’re giving away a bunch of hardware and nerd-related toys!

Dreamhack Blog: One More Day of Waiting…

Dreamhack Blog: One More Day of Waiting…

Tomorrow morning a total of 78 people will come together and get on the bus that will drive us all the way to Sweden. The trip will start around noon and will take a total of 19 hours, to arrive at the venue just before it opens at 8am the next morning

The Walking Dead Download Code Giveaway!

The Walking Dead Download Code Giveaway!

We are giving away download codes for “The Walking Dead” game by Telltale games. We have a code for the Xbox 360 version (all episodes), and the PC version via Steam.

Does Sinofsky’s Departure Mean Windows 8 Will Restore Start Button?

Does Sinofsky’s Departure Mean Windows 8 Will Restore Start Button?

It’s only been two weeks since the launch of Windows 8.  Although Microsoft claims huge sales figures, not everything is a bed of roses.  Steven Sinofsky, the President of the Windows division was let go from the company on Monday.  While Microsoft claims the break is due to a personality conflict between him and other […]

Packing for Dreamhack Winter 2012!

Packing for Dreamhack Winter 2012!

Dreamhack Winter 2012 is coming up, and OCmodshop is going to be there! I will try and give you a quick look into “the” world’s BIGGEST LAN-Party.

Bye Bye to Ziff Davis (Again)

Bye Bye to Ziff Davis (Again)

I do know that having a site being purchased spells eventual doom. VoodooExtreme was recently canned by IGN, and a few affiliate tech sites like motherboards.org have changed leadership when the owners sold their rights away.

Studio Cleanup News November 10, 2012

Studio Cleanup News November 10, 2012

Since we are getting a lot of new products in, I have a severe need to take product photos in order to get these reviews out the door.  Unfortunately the OCmodshop professional photo studio also has a part-time job as a garage, and it is currently stuffed fuller than Don’s mom at Thanksgiving. It’s also […]

Halo 4/Election Day News

Halo 4/Election Day News

I don’t know which is more important, that it is Election Day or that Halo 4 was released worldwide at midnight! Well, except for in Japan where they have to wait a few extra days… that will show them to have competing consoles.

Christmasy Season Starts Nov 1, 2012

Christmasy Season Starts Nov 1, 2012

The start of November also means the start of the Christmas season (at least for us here at OCmodshop).  Vendors really want to get reviews done on their new products, so that our loyal readers can be informed about the products they want to buy this year. As we’ve said in our Anti-Gift-Giving Guide (link […]

What Disney’s Purchase of LucasFilms Means for Geeks

What Disney’s Purchase of LucasFilms Means for Geeks

So what does that mean for us sci-fi geeks who liked Star Wars and those guys who still live in their parents’ basements, living and breathing the sacred trilogies? Well, apparently Disney has more movies planned.

Halloween 2012 News

Halloween 2012 News

Halloween is here, and OCmodshop is celebrating. You may have noticed the festive dress-up on the site. The next few months are chock-full of holidays, so the site will be a lot more festive.

Quick way to delete all Gmail

Quick way to delete all Gmail

Here’s a quick way to delete all email within your gmail account.

Will PC Gamers be happy with Windows 8?

Will PC Gamers be happy with Windows 8?

But the big hit isn’t coming from consumers, yet. It’s coming from the world of PC game developers. The guys over at Valve are calling Windows 8 a disaster for PC gamers.

How to center two inline images in WordPress

How to center two inline images in WordPress

WordPress is a great content management system, but one of the weirdest quirks about its WYSIWYG editor is inserting two or more centered images side-by-side. There is a way to do this in the Visual editor without having to enter any custom HTML and works without compromising your layout.