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Comments (0) | January 30, 2018 11:06AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This definitely is a rumor, but is an interesting rumor as there is some speculation and reporting that Microsoft is considering acquiring game studios to bolster its Xbox One first-party lineup. Among the studios being considered though are EA, Valve, and PUBG Corp., which Microsoft signed a deal with to make PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds a tim...

Comments (0) | January 30, 2018 10:47AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Some of you may have seen headlines and news stories recently about a proposal for the US government to build a national 5G network. Something as significant and as radical a department from current policy got a lot of attention, but apparently the proposal itself is dated and was only floated as an idea, not as something imminent.

The proposal...

Comments (0) | January 30, 2018 10:20AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At present Dell Technologies is a privately held company, but that may change as means of paying off its $50 billion debt are considered. Among the potential plans is a reverse-merger with VMware. VMware was a pioneer in virtualization and in 2015 Dell acquired EMC and 80% stake in VMware for $67 billion. That deal remains the largest technology...

Comments (0) | January 30, 2018 08:26AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you look in the Guinness Book of World Records currently, the longest held record in a video game is held by Todd Rogers for a 5.51 second run in Dragster, an Atari game made by Activision. This record goes back almost 35 years but many of challenged its authenticity, including an investigation by Ben Heck, and now Twin Galaxies has decided t...

Comments (0) | January 30, 2018 06:37AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, with a couple of items for you to check out today. We have a look at the be quiet! Shadow Rock TF2 CPU cooler, an updated and redesigned version of its Top Flow cooler that's capable of working on more CPUs, thanks to an extra heat pipe and lower height. Our other item for the day looks at how the Radeon RX Vega video cards are ...

Comments (0) | January 29, 2018 12:02PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

As we approach February, I am not surprised to see Meltdown and Spectre continue to be in the news, but I will admit this is not a story I expected to see. According to the Wall Street Journal, Intel informed a number of companies prior to the early public announcement of the vulnerabilities, but failed to notify the US government. Making the st...

Comments (0) | January 29, 2018 11:36AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Since before its launch even, the Threaderipper HEDT CPUs from AMD have been of great interest for the power and features the platform offers, and their similarities to AMD's EPYC processors. For example, both Threadripper and EPYC show four Zeppelin dies if you remove the heat spreader, as der8auer did back in September. Even before his video, ...

Comments (7) | January 29, 2018 11:19AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last week there was news of NVIDIA making a suggestion to retailers to limit the sales of GPUs to two per customer, in an effort to deal with cryptocurrency miners purchasing GPUs as fast as possible. Miners buying up GPUs as quickly as they can find them not only reduces the supply available for gamers but also drives up prices, making some gra...

Comments (0) | January 29, 2018 10:16AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you are at all interested in playing Paragon by Epic Games, time is running short. The Unreal Engine 4 MOBA will be shutting down April 26, but getting into a match before then may prove difficult, as the player population decreases. In a blog post, Epic Games explains that despite all of the hard work of the developers and the many ideas fro...

Comments (0) | January 29, 2018 06:41AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with the final days of January here, along with several items to check out. We have a look at the EVGA X299 Micro motherboard to see how this small model can do and just might be your new LAN party build. For those needing some powerful gaming potential, there's a review on the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW ULTRA SILENT GAM...

Comments (0) | January 26, 2018 02:13PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Sea of Thieves is an open-world game that allows players to experience a co-op adventure as pirates searching for treasure, and it will be launching on March 20. As many games do today, there is a beta players will be able to enjoy, if they signed up for it early enough or pre-purchased the game, but this one ran into some issues. The game will ...

Comments (0) | January 26, 2018 12:32PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Today EA has announced it has partnered with the NFL, ESPN, and Disney XD to broadcast the upcoming EA SPORTS Madden NFL 18 Championship Series. This will begin with the final rounds of the Madden NFL 18 Club Championship and the new Madden NFL Ultimate League. This will be ESPNs first long-term, multi-event competitive gaming agreement.

The Ma...

Comments (0) | January 26, 2018 06:36AM PST | bp9801

Friday is upon us, with January nearly in the books, too, but we do have a couple of items for you to check out today. We have a look at the Samsung UBD-M9500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player to see what it can bring to your home entertainment system, especially in terms of HDR and 4K viewing experience. Our other item for the day is a podcast coverin...

Comments (0) | January 25, 2018 07:40AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
NEW ARK 90 E-ATX Case Introduced by Deepcool

Back at CES 2018 Deepcool showed off a number of cases in their Electro Limited Edition forms, including the NEW ARK 90. Now they are introducing the normal form of the case, and providing some more details on its design.

The NEW ARK 90 has been created with water cooling in mind and has four independent cooling slots to make it easier to put t...

Comments (0) | January 25, 2018 06:36AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, but not before we have a few items for you to check out today. There's a review on the Samsung 860 EVO and PRO SATA SSDs, with 512GB, 1TB, and 4TB models tested to see what kind of performance you can expect should you pick up one of these drives. The Logitech MX Sound 2.0 Computer Speakers get reviewed, with t...

Comments (0) | January 24, 2018 10:33AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
DAKAR 18 Cross-Country Rally Racing Game Coming This Year

Recently it was announced that Bigmoon Entertainment and Deep Silver have entered a global distribution and co-publishing agreement for the upcoming DAKAR 18 game. This game is based on the Dakar Rally, the biggest cross-country rally race, and to best replicate it, Bigmoon is going to build one of the biggest open worlds in a racing simulation....

Comments (0) | January 24, 2018 06:35AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a few items to get us over the hump. There's a look at the Fractal Design Define R6 Tempered Glass case, which has a redesigned interior and that tempered glass side panel, to see how it stacks up when holding all of your hardware. We have a review on the Samsung Portable SSD T5 1TB, offering plenty of cap...

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