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Comments (0) | April 26, 2017 01:33PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade Expansion Releasing May 4

First announced back in February with the Galactic Civilizations III v2.0 patch, the game's Crusade expansion at last has had its release date announced. On May 4, GalCiv III players will get to experience this significant expansion.

Since the announcement there have been a number of Dev Diaries detailing some of the changes that Crusade is bri...

Comments (0) | April 26, 2017 07:41AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week has arrived, with several items along for the ride. We have a look at the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU, offering plenty of performance (and four cores) for under $200. The Geil EVO Forza DDR4-2400 32GB memory kit gets reviewed to see what kind of an increase it can bring to your system. If you're in need of a new chair for your de...

Comments (0) | April 25, 2017 09:57AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

SK Hynix recently introduced the world's fastest 2Znm 8Gb GDDR6 DRAM, which has an I/O data rate of 16 Gbps per pin. The GDDR6 standard is to be twice as fast as GDDR5 while operating at 10% less voltage, making it a very desirable product. What else makes this GDDR6 announcement interesting though is that the company also states it will be used...

Comments (0) | April 25, 2017 07:37AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is upon us, with several items to get you through the day. We have a review on the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 with iCX Technology, featuring a unique custom cooler and a factory overclock to get you gaming at higher settings for longer. On the AMD side of things, there's a look at how a couple of RX 580 video cards do in CrossFire to s...

Comments (0) | April 24, 2017 03:28PM PST | CheeseMan42
AMD Announces Dual Polaris Radeon Pro Duo Video Card

AMD has announced the Radeon Pro Duo video card, packing two Polaris 10 cores onto a single card. The card is aimed at professionals that could use the card for tasks "such as broadcast, entertainment, media, design and manufacturing workloads." Each core has 2304 stream processors and 36 compute units with a clock speed of 1243MHz, offering com...

Comments (0) | April 24, 2017 09:16AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Scanner Sombre Announced by Introversion Software, Releasing April 26

On Wednesday Introversion Software, the BAFTA-winning developer behind Prison Architect, is releasing its next game, Scanner Sombre. It is a "total departure" for the studio, in times of visual style and tone, according to Chris Delay, Introversion's Creative Director, while Mark Morris, Managing Director, describes it as being "a more involved,...

Comments (0) | April 24, 2017 08:49AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Avalanche Studios Partners with Nordisk Film

Avalanche Studios, the developer behind the Just Cause franchise (Just Cause 2 and Just Cause 3 reviews) and the Mad Max game released in 2015, has partnered with Nordisk Film, a leading Nordic entertainment company. As part of this partnership, Nordisk Film will invest $10 million dollars into the game developer for a minority ownership share.

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Comments (0) | April 24, 2017 07:35AM PST | bp9801

The final week of April is upon us, with a few items to kick off the week. There's a review on the MSI Z270 SLI PLUS motherboard, offering a ton of performance without all the flash of a higher end gaming model. We have a look at the Riotoro Onyx Series power supply to see if it can bring plenty of reliable power from a company mainly known for ...

Comments (0) | April 21, 2017 07:42AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week has arrived, with several items for you to check out. We have a look at the MSI GTX 1080 11Gbps Gaming X+ 8G video card, sporting the faster memory to help give the card a bit of a boost over the model that originally launched. There's a review on the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X 375GB, offering some incredibly performance righ...

Comments (1) | April 20, 2017 03:36PM PST | CheeseMan42

It may seem counter-intuitive for a company that makes a large portion of its revenue from ads to develop ad-blocking software, but that is just what Google appears to be doing. Users would be able to enable ad-blocking within Chrome on the desktop and mobile versions of the browser, but further information on exactly how the feature would work ...

Comments (0) | April 20, 2017 10:48AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti Launched by Corsair

Heat is the bane of high performance components, which is why for some particularly dedicated people turn to liquid cooling, but making a custom loop can be more challenging and intimidating than many may be willing to accept. For those people, all-in-one coolers exist and now Corsair has launched the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX...

Comments (0) | April 20, 2017 07:38AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, with several items to get you through the day. We have a review on the XFX RX 580 8GB GTS video card, offering a new cooler design that should keep the card running the latest games without going up in flames. If you're planning a new build, we have a roundup of the best CPUs based on your budget, whatever it m...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2017 03:44PM PST | CheeseMan42
Phanteks Announces Enthoo Evolv MATX Tempered Glass Edition

Phanteks has announced the Enthoo Evolv MATX Tempered Glass Edition, the successor to its original Enthoo Evolv. The new version of the case boasts "luxurious hinged glass doors, RGB illumination, and easy access to front I/O." The hinged doors are built with tempered glass and are kept in place with magnets. Enhancements to the interior of the ...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2017 10:34AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Micro Machines World Series Gets First Gameplay Trailer

Back in January it was announced that the Micro Machines franchise is coming back with Micro Machines World Series. Today we have gotten the first gameplay trailer, showing off the kind of mayhem these tiny cars can create with their collection of weapons in the new Battle Arenas. Up to 12 players can face off in the competitive games, fighting ...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2017 07:39AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with more items for you to check out. There's another look at the AMD RX 580 video card, this time the Sapphire Nitro+ model that sports a high factory overclock and a custom cooler. We have a review on the RIOTORO CR480 case, a budget-friendly mid-tower that just might be able to house all your gear. If you need ...

Comments (1) | April 18, 2017 03:49PM PST | CheeseMan42

NVIDIA has announced the Shot With GeForce GTX contest, giving users the chance to win a custom Mass Effect: Andromeda PC. Entries can be made by taking a screenshot using NVIDIA Ansel and sharing it on Facebook or Twitter and tagging @NVIDIAGeForce with hashtags #SHOTWITHGEFORCEGTX and #MASSEFFECT. The grand prize features an Intel i7-7700, ASU...

Comments (1) | April 18, 2017 12:44PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The invention of lithium-ion batteries has made many other technologies possible, thanks to the high energy density they give us. However, we are always looking for more and the current battery design has limits, as do possible alternatives. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found a possible way to break one of those al...

Comments (0) | April 18, 2017 07:43AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is upon us, Tax Day in the US, with several items to help you survive the day. We have a couple of looks at the new AMD RX 580 video card, a refresh with plenty of improvements to make it a strong contender for your new card. For those after a new build, the GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard gets put to the test to see what it can do a...

Comments (0) | April 17, 2017 03:51PM PST | CheeseMan42

Intel has announced that it is canceling the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) after nearly 20 years, including IDF17 which was previously announced and expected to take place in San Francisco in mid August. Intel issued an announcement on the IDF website, stating "Intel has evolved its event portfolio and decided to retire the IDF program moving forw...

Comments (0) | April 17, 2017 03:39PM PST | CheeseMan42

According to public broadcaster NHK, Apple is considering teaming up with partner Foxconn for an investment in the semiconductor unit of Toshiba. The multi-billion dollar deal would grant the partnership more than 20% of the Toshiba unit. Toshiba isn't looking to sell outright in order to ease "the Japanese government's concerns over any transfe...

Comments (0) | April 17, 2017 07:42AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with several items to kick it off. We have a review of the MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium motherboard, an AM4 model for the new Ryzen CPUs that offers a ton of features. There's a look at the Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, offering custom switches and RGB lighting to make things stand out. The HTC U U...

Comments (0) | April 15, 2017 06:08PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Star Wars Battlefront II Announced with November 17 Release

Earlier today EA and Lucasfilm announced Star Wars Battlefront II is coming with a release date of November 17, 2017. DICE, Motive, and Criterion are teaming up to develop this game that will span all three Star Wars eras and allow us to play as ground troops, get into dog fights in First Order TIE Fighters, as well as heroes and villains like Y...

Comments (6) | April 14, 2017 11:07AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Water is a compound necessary for human life but is not always accessible. To help with that, researchers at MIT have created a device using a metal-organic framework originally invented at Berkeley Lab that can collect moisture from even dry air and use sunlight to then release it.

A metal-organic framework (MOF) is exactly what it sounds like...

Comments (0) | April 14, 2017 10:30AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 RAM Reaches 4333 MHz

G.SKILL is working hard on its DDR4 RAM offerings and has announced today its Trident Z series has received a DDR4 kit running at 4333 MHz with CL 19-19-19-39 timings. This is a 16 GB (8 GB x2) kit running at 1.40 V and was stress tested on an ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex motherboard with an Intel Core i5-7600K CPU. You can see the image the company...

Comments (0) | April 14, 2017 07:43AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week has arrived, with several items for you to check out before the weekend hits. We have a look at whether you should go with the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X or 1600 as your new CPU. On the Intel side of things, we have a review of the ASUS Strix H270F Gaming motherboard, which still has plenty of features at its disposal, even if you can...

Comments (0) | April 13, 2017 07:37AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, with just a couple of items for you to check out today. We have a review on the Cougar Attack X3 RGB Keyboard, a mechanical model with Cherry MX RGB switches and customizable macro support, among others. There's also a look at 20 of the worst PC setups seen during the month of March, offering some real head scr...

Comments (0) | April 12, 2017 04:01PM PST | CheeseMan42

Cooler Master has announced the addition of the MasterCase Pro 6 to its modular MasterCase line of products, described as "the discreetly designed mid-tower cousin of the award-winning Pro 5 case." The case is once again based around the FreeForm Modular System "that allows multiple exterior and interior layouts," but differentiates itself with ...

Comments (0) | April 12, 2017 09:58AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Jupiter's Forge Expansion Announced for Offworld Trading Company

Offworld Trading Company, the strategy game based on achieving economic dominance instead of military dominance, has had its first major expansion announced, titled Jupiter's Forge. With this expansion players will be able to leave Mars and Ceres for Io, one of Jupiter's moons, where you will face new challenges, find new resources, and encounte...

Comments (0) | April 12, 2017 07:40AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with several items to get you through the day. We have a look at the Ryzen stock coolers and which one you should use on your new CPU. The Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-3200 16GB Memory Kit gets reviewed to see what kind of performance potential it can offer a system. For some keyboard options, we have a look at...

Comments (2) | April 11, 2017 03:42PM PST | CheeseMan42

Unigine has announced the Superposition benchmark, "a non-synthetic, accurate, and unbiased stress-test for the latest GPUs already on the market and for those that are still in the earliest design stages." The benchmark is based on SSRTGI technology, which was designed for use with the UNIGINE 2 engine, a ray tracing algorithm that makes "real-...

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