Gaming

The desktop computing market has been subject to severe challenges over the last few years. The ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC market that emerged with the introduction of the Intel NUCs (Next Unit of Computing) has been one of the few bright spots. PC gaming has been one of the few other markets that has withstood the overall issues. The small size of UCFF PCs usually made discrete GPUs difficult to integrate, and IGPs have not impressed the gaming crowd. Therefore, the market has not seen many products targeting the gaming market while also being compact. Intel's Skull Canyon NUC - the NUC6i7KYK - places a 45W TDP Core i7-6770HQ Skylake-H CPU with Iris Pro graphics in a chassis around twice the size of the...

Humble Day 7 of 14 Plus Gaming Bundle Roundup

Three games are currently up for grabs with the daily update from Humble Bundle, and the emphasis this time is on fighting games. Unfortunately, finding reputable reviews for the...

8 by Jarred Walton on 5/19/2014

Humble Daily #6: Hammerwatch

It’s the weekend, so I didn’t expect too much excitement from the Daily Humble Bundles going on. Today’s bundle gives you a single game, along with some artwork. The...

1 by Jarred Walton on 5/18/2014

Humble Day 5: Team 17 Revisited

It looks like many of the bundles in this “two weeks of daily bundles” are going to be previously used bundles. I’m okay with that, as there are plenty...

0 by Jarred Walton on 5/17/2014

Humble Daily #4: Indie 8 Re-Bundled

Returning to their roots with day four of their 14 days of bundles, Humble has decided to give people a second chance at a collection of up to eleven...

7 by Jarred Walton on 5/16/2014

14 Days of Humble Bundles #3: Banner Saga

The next update to Humble’s 14 Days of Bundles brings us RPG mixed with tactical combat, all wrapped up in a crunchy Viking shell. This is a bit of...

2 by Jarred Walton on 5/15/2014

Humble’s 14 Days of Bundles: Day #2

Many were wondering how Humble Bundle would follow up the rather incredible deal they offered yesterday – over $150 worth of games (at regular Steam prices) for as little...

5 by Jarred Walton on 5/14/2014

Humble Bundle: Two Weeks of Daily Bundles

Humble Bundle just started their latest bundle, but this time there’s a twist: instead of a single bundle that will run for two weeks, they're doing fourteen different daily...

6 by Jarred Walton on 5/13/2014

Microsoft Unbundles Kinect, $399 Xbox One Model Available Starting June 9th

In an interesting reversal of what happened last generation, Microsoft's Xbox One launched at a $100 price premium to Sony's PlayStation 4. Despite Sony building the higher performing console...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/13/2014

SHIELD Gets Portal and Half-Life 2

Last week, news came out that Portal is available for SHIELD, which involved NVIDIA sending various members of the press a presumably tasty little cake. (And no, I’m not...

22 by Jarred Walton on 5/12/2014

Running an NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti Over Thunderbolt 2

A common issue for laptop users is the lack of GPU power. Even the fastest mobile GPUs, in SLI or Crossfire cannot reach the echelons of performance of a...

72 by Kristian Vättö on 5/4/2014

Steelseries Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

SteelSeries is a manufacturer of gaming-related peripherals and hardware with a very large selection of products. Today, we have their most advanced (and expensive) mouse, the Sensei Wireless. Can...

83 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/1/2014

MSI GT70 Review: GTX 880M Edition

MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now; specifically we’re talking about the GT60 and GT70 series...

61 by Jarred Walton on 4/16/2014

NVIDIA GeForce Experience 2.0: Remote GameStream and Notebook Support

Coinciding with today’s launch of the R337 driver, NVIDIA has also updated their GeForce Experience (GFE) software to version 2.0. The updated beta drivers are available for notebooks as...

27 by Jarred Walton on 4/7/2014

NVIDIA SHIELD Price Cuts and Portal

NVIDIA has a couple big SHIELD-related announcements today. The first is a “limited time” price cut to $199. The original price was $299, which then dropped to $249 &ndash...

20 by Jarred Walton on 3/25/2014

Razer Announces the New Razer Blade: 14” QHD+ with GTX 870M

Gaming based laptops have boomed in recent months and quarters. There are plenty of companies getting their feet wet and some are trying to push the limits. QHD+ is...

56 by Ian Cutress on 3/12/2014

MSI Launches New Keyboard Tools for Upcoming Gaming Laptops

The march on gaming laptops from MSI has been relentless these past couple of years. At most PC component events I attend, there is usually one ultra-powerful model...

6 by Ian Cutress on 3/6/2014

Twitch Plays Pokémon beats Pokémon

A departure from the normal tech news, but for those not keeping tabs on the phenomenon Twitch Plays Pokemon, it is an interesting social experiment via the Twitch platform...

13 by Ian Cutress on 3/1/2014

AVADirect Deluxe Quiet Gaming Desktop PC Review

AVADirect is back at us again with a quiet gaming PC. We know you can get high performance without too much noise; did they get the balance right?

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/23/2014

Gaming Bundles Weekly Roundup: Humble, Indie, etc.

I’m going to make a change with my coverage of gaming bundles; rather than focusing mostly on Humble Bundle, I’ll try to gather together a short overview of the...

18 by Jarred Walton on 2/21/2014

Humble Bundle: Civilization and Double Fine

Update: The Codemasters weekly bundle has ended; I've added the new Double Fine bundle to the text below. Right now there are two pretty major promotions going on with Humble...

27 by Jarred Walton on 2/5/2014

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