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Comments (0) | April 11, 2017 07:38AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Serious Sam's Bogus Detour Announced for Summer

Recently we have seen Serious Sam news featuring VR versions releasing and the new Serious Sam Fusion 2017 platform for enjoying these Croteam games, and this latest announcement is a bit different. Serious Sam's Bogus Detour is a retro-styled take on the first-person series developed by Crackshell, the developer of Hammerwatch. It will allow pl...

Comments (0) | April 11, 2017 07:36AM PST | bp9801

AMD's new Ryzen 5 CPUs have arrived, with the 1600X and 1500X getting tested to see what these processors can do. The Ryzen 5 1600X features a six-core design with 12 threads, while the 1500X is a quad-core with eight threads. Both offer the potential for a ton of performance without breaking the bank, especially when combined with a B350 mother...

Comments (0) | April 10, 2017 04:06PM PST | CheeseMan42

A trailer was leaked to the French PlayStation YouTube channel, before being taken down, that gave a preview of the Overwatch event that was hinted at with the release of the latest comic last week. The event is called Insurrection and will allow players to "take control of four of Overwatch's early members—Reinhardt, Tracer, Torbjörn, and Mercy...

Comments (0) | April 10, 2017 10:32AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Possibly not the kind of news most people would expect, but today it was announced that AMD has acquired intellectual property of engineering talent from Nitero. Nitero is an Austin based company that has been creating millimeter wave solutions for use in wireless VR and AR headsets. Most of us are certainly familiar with the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz s...

Comments (0) | April 10, 2017 07:48AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with plenty of items to kick it off. There's a review of the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC2 Gaming iCX video card, featuring a custom cooler and factory overclock to keep you gaming for a long time. We have a look at the Lian Li PC-Q17 WX Mini-ITX all-aluminum case, which is capable of holding a full-size video card despite being ...

Comments (0) | April 7, 2017 01:00PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
More Trident Z RGB DDR4 RAM Announced by G.SKILL

In December of last year, G.SKILL announced its Trident Z RGB series of DDR4 RAM, which features full-length light bars, so you can completely illuminate your RAM with different colors and effects. Today the company has announced new additions to this series, targeting Intel X99 and Z270 platforms with ultra-high capacity kits. If you need a lot...

Comments (0) | April 7, 2017 07:44AM PST | bp9801

The first week of April is nearly in the books, but not before we have a few items to close it out. We have a look at the Rosewill RK-9300 mechanical keyboard, featuring Cherry MX switches, backlighting, and a floating key design that's more similar to something you'd find with Corsair than Rosewill. For those needing some audio help, the HyperX...

Comments (0) | April 6, 2017 10:15AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation v2.2 Released

The v2.2 update for Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation has already been available to players comfortable using Steam's beta feature for games (the Beta tab when you bring up a game's Properties in the Steam Library) but today it has released for everyone. This update brings with it some requested features and a good amount of rebalancing. On t...

Comments (0) | April 6, 2017 07:43AM PST | bp9801

Thursday is here, with several items to help get you through the day. We have a review of the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero motherboard, which uses the AMD X370 chipset so you can pair it and all its features with a new Ryzen CPU. Speaking of Ryzen, there's an article examining whether or not the CPUs perform better with an AMD video card. For some...

Comments (4) | April 5, 2017 03:45PM PST | CheeseMan42

As part of ongoing efforts to ease privacy concerns, Microsoft "is updating its privacy statement and publishing information about the data it collects as part of Windows 10." The Creators Update will allow users to switch between basic and full levels of collection. The company added that "we have published a complete list of the diagnostic dat...

Comments (0) | April 5, 2017 01:12PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Back in 2013 I was first introduced to Marvel Heroes while reviewing the games featured in the second NVIDIA Free-to-Play bundle and it is now my most played game according to Steam (and by a rather large margin). The game is a free to play MMOARPG with access to the Marvel Comics Universe, so you can play as a variety of heroes, including Dared...

Comments (0) | April 4, 2017 03:59PM PST | CheeseMan42

Users of the Nintendo Switch are beginning to report that after leaving their consoles in docked mode for extended periods of time the device begins to warp from heat. The damage is rather noticeable and could be an indication of a design flaw, although it may still be too early to tell and Nintendo hasn't yet said that was the case. Some users ...

Comments (0) | April 4, 2017 03:49PM PST | CheeseMan42

Microsoft has added a pair of cumulative updates to it's upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10, expected to be publicly available on April 11. Build 15063.13 is already available for Windows Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings while build 15063.14 is also available for those in the Fast ring. The updates address issues with printer ...

Comments (0) | April 4, 2017 11:49AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

On March 30, 2017, Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. voluntarily entered bankruptcy, with all of the directors and officers of the company resigning and the subsidiary Mad Catz, Inc. ceasing operations. This follows efforts by a special committee within the company to find strategic alternatives, such as selling part or all of the company. It appears n...

Comments (0) | April 4, 2017 11:22AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Serious Sam VR Encounters Release on Steam

Back in December Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter entered Early-Access on Steam and today Croteam has officially launched it, but because the company could, Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter has also launched today. Both titles are on sale at 25% off during their launch window, so for those of you with HTC Vives or Oculus Rifts, you can vi...

Comments (1) | April 4, 2017 10:49AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Marks 5th Birthday with v1.9 Update

It was five years ago that the real time 4X Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion released, so to mark the occasion, Stardock and Ironclad Games have released the version 1.9 update. This update brings with it several optimizations, such as doubling the amount of memory the game can access, which will have performance impacts across the board and he...

Comments (0) | April 4, 2017 07:41AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is upon us, with a couple of items to help you out today. We have a look at the ASUS Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard, featuring plenty of options and a solid style to make your new build stand out. Our other item for the day is a review on the Sennheiser GSP 300 headset, which is a more budget-friendly model than some others in its lineup...

Comments (0) | April 3, 2017 10:02AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Agents of Mayhem Releasing August 14

Agents of Mayhem, the next game from Volition, will be releasing on August 15, 2017 to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. In this title, the player will be battling against the League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations (L.E.G.I.O.N.) as the agents of the Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds (M.A.Y.H.E.M.). The thing is t...

Comments (0) | April 3, 2017 07:44AM PST | bp9801

A new week and a new month have arrived, with several items along the way to help start it right. We have a review of the Deepcool Captain 240 EX White Liquid CPU cooler, which looks good while keeping processors cool, including ones on the new AMD AM4 platform. For those after a mouse, perhaps the Cougar Minos X3, with its optical sensor and ei...

Comments (3) | April 1, 2017 09:38AM PST | ClayMeow
Cross-platform Play Coming to Blizzard's Overwatch

Blizzard has announced that cross-platform play will be coming to its critically acclaimed, award-winning, mega-hit Overwatch by the end of the month, allowing PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One gamers to play together for the first time. In order to not disrupt the current competitive season, cross-platform play will only exist for Quick Play, Arc...

Comments (0) | March 31, 2017 01:58PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It may not seem like DDR4 RAM has been around for long, especially as AMD only just started supporting it with the launch of the Ryzen processors and AM4 platform, but already JEDEC has announced it is developing the DDR5 standard. The plan is for DDR5 to double the bandwidth and density of DDR4 while also improving efficiency, which are charact...

Comments (0) | March 31, 2017 07:47AM PST | bp9801

The final day of March is here, with several items along the way to help see it off. We have a review on the Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming motherboard, which has a host of features normally found on higher end models. On the AMD side of things, the MSI X370 XPower Titanium gets tested to see how this top of the line model fares when paired with...

Comments (0) | March 30, 2017 04:05PM PST | CheeseMan42
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 With Faster Memory on the Way

ASUS and MSI have shown off their iterations of the coming updates to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1060, featuring 11Gbps GDDR5X and 9Gbps GDD5, respectively. The new memory is expected to offer some improvement to performance, with the added benefit of better overclocking potential. The GTX 1060 will be available at the same price it cur...

Comments (0) | March 30, 2017 12:18PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Back in 2014, Bungie released Destiny, its latest IP, to consoles. After some official teasing and some leaks, the sequel, Destiny 2, has been revealed, along with a September 8 release date. There is not much information in the post on Bungie.net about the game, but the plan is to share details over the course of the Summer. For anyone interest...

Comments (0) | March 30, 2017 07:43AM PST | bp9801

The week and March are nearly over, but not before a few items arrive for you to check out. We have an article taking a look at the recent GDC 2017 and the NVIDIA Editor's Day event, where the GTX 1080 Ti was officially unveiled. For some big storage needs, the Drobo 5N2 5-bay NAS gets reviewed to see how it performs and what the addition of a s...

Comments (3) | March 29, 2017 02:16PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

In just shy of two weeks, on April 11, Microsoft will begin rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update, a major update for Windows 10 that brings with it several improvements and new features. Among these is a Game Mode that is supposed to prioritize a game, granting it access to more system resources automatically. Also targeting gamers is the ...

Comments (1) | March 29, 2017 11:18AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At this point this bit of news is definitely a rumor, but it is an interesting rumor. Supposedly AMD will be releasing high end desktop (HEDT) CPUs later this year under the ThreadRipper name and they will feature four Zen CCXs, meaning they will have up to 16 cores and 32 threads. There could also be a 12 core/24 thread version where one core i...

Comments (0) | March 29, 2017 07:52AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, bringing with it a couple of items for your viewing pleasure. We have an article comparing the Intel Core i7-7700K to the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 in an assortment of games, since plenty people will want to know what their new processor can do while gaming. There's also a review on the Lexar JumpDrive P20 Flash Drive, off...

Comments (1) | March 28, 2017 03:57PM PST | CheeseMan42

Researcher Tavis Ormandy of Google's Project Zero has found his third Last Pass vulnerability this month, and described it as "a major architectural problem." A proof-of-concept exploit was created and sent to Last Pass by Ormandy, who was thanked by the company in a blog post. The exploit "makes it possible for malicious websites to steal user ...

Comments (0) | March 28, 2017 08:16AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Mafia III Gets Demo and First Paid DLC

Mafia III launched last October and if you are considering getting it, but have not yet decided, 2K and Hangar 13 have made a playable demo of it available. This demo covers the first act of the game, allowing you to experience the bank heist gone wrong that sets Lincoln Clay on his path to take down the Italian mob in New Bordeaux. The demo is ...

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