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Comments (0) | November 15, 2018 01:06PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
DiRT Rally 2.0 Day One Edition and Pre-Order Content Revealed

The release of DiRT Rally 2.0 is still some months away, but we now know the bonus content one can get by pre-ordering the game or purchasing the Day One or Deluxe editions. The pre-order bonus will depend on the retailers but you can get an exclusive Steelbook and/or Opel Kadett C GT/E this way. The retail versions of the Day One Edition will g...

Comments (0) | November 15, 2018 12:25PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Star Control: Origins Gets v1.2 Update

Today Star Control: Origins received its v1.2 update that includes a number of helpful improvements as well as the Adventure Studio. Adventure Studio contains the tools necessary for creating and then sharing your mods for the game, including custom quests, dialogues, and characters.

Among the gameplay improvements are some to the interface th...

Comments (0) | November 15, 2018 06:30AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, with a couple of items for you to check out as we approach the weekend. We have a review of the ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming motherboard, a mini-ITX model that still packs in a ton of features to help you build something small yet powerful for your next gaming PC. Our other item for the day is a look at the Hyp...

Comments (0) | November 14, 2018 03:07PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Rainbow Six Siege Getting Free Weekend, November 15-18

If you have been interested in trying Rainbow Six Siege, this weekend may be a good time as it will be free to play from November 15 to 18 across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. November 18 is also when the full reveal of Operation Wind Bastion's new content will be, coinciding with the Pro League Finals.

If you enjoy the experience then you w...

Comments (5) | November 14, 2018 02:53PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At long last Microsoft is rolling out the Windows 10 1809 update (after pulling it to fix some serious issues) and with it comes support in DirectX 12 for DXR, the DirectX Raytracing API. NVIDIA's RTX technology is built on top of DXR and so has been unused since the GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti launched. Of course you also needs games to su...

Comments (0) | November 14, 2018 02:33PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Blazing Chrome Releasing in Early 2019

Today the release target for Joymasher's next game, Blazing Chrome, was revealed as early 2019. As the video below suggests, this game is meant as a throwback to the golden era of side-scrolling shooters, but does have modern touches to keep it feeling precise, but without sacrificing authenticity. When it releases, players will have six highly-...

Comments (0) | November 14, 2018 07:55AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Today it was announced THQ Nordic will be acquiring both Bugbear Entertainment and Coffee Stain Studios. Bugbear developed Wreckfest, which released earlier this year for PC (console versions coming in 2019) and was published by THQ Nordic, and Coffee Stain is the developer behind the Sanctum series of games and Goat Simulator, and also has the ...

Comments (0) | November 14, 2018 07:45AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
EK Begins Mod Pit Series of Modding Events

EK, the company behind a number of popular custom water cooling blocks and components has started a modding event series called the EK Mod Pit. In this series two modders are the focus, with both giving the desired specifications to the other, such as case size, motherboard size, tubing type, and more. By focusing on just modders, the series int...

Comments (0) | November 13, 2018 01:56PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Recently the Xbox One gained support to use keyboard and mice, for those games that support them, and today Corsair announced its family of keyboard and mice will work with the console. In fact Corsair is a new Xbox licensed hardware partner, though the relationship between the companies will include more than just the game console. Corsair acqu...

Comments (0) | November 13, 2018 01:45PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There have been rumors and leaks for a while now suggesting the coming of an RX 590 graphics card from AMD, featuring a Polaris 30 GPU manufactured on the 12 nm process also used by second generation Ryzen CPUs. Now VideoCardz is sharing information on this GPU it says it got from documents concerning its release. This new GPU will have a base c...

Comments (0) | November 13, 2018 08:12AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Normally with RAM, the faster you go the less capacity you have, but apparently G.Skill wants to challenge that relationship. Today the company announced two Trident Z kits, both featuring eight DIMMs. The larger of the two is an 8x 16 GB kit, giving you 128 GB of DDR4 memory that has been tested at 4000 MHz with CL 19-19-19-39 at 1.35 V. The va...

Comments (0) | November 13, 2018 06:23AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday has arrived, with a couple of items for you to check out today. We have a review of the ADATA XPG Spectrix D41 DDR4-3000 16GB Memory Kit, offering RGB lighting and a subtle design that should look quite appealing in any system you're building. Our other item is a little different, as it's an energy drink called Sneak that's a supplement-...

Comments (0) | November 12, 2018 01:07PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This bit of news could become rather interesting in the months and years ahead. 4Gamer, a Japanese gamer site, apparently got to interview David Wang, the Senior Vice President of Engineering for Radeon Technologies Group, and ask about support for DirectX Raytracing, or DXR. His answer was that AMD will continue to focus on accelerated ray trac...

Comments (0) | November 12, 2018 12:46PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There is an interesting rumor out there that Valve may be preparing a new VR headset of its own, bringing it to market with its Knuckles controllers and potentially a VR game set in the Half-Life universe. Images of the alleged prototype for this VR head mounted display leaked online and Upload VR claims its sources have confirmed the images are...

Comments (0) | November 12, 2018 12:33PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Microsoft has grown its family of game studios with the recent acquisition of Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment. Among the games developed by Obsidian are the RPGs Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity while inXile has created Wasteland 2, the upcoming Wasteland 3, and Bard's Tale IV. As members of Microsoft Studios, they will...

Comments (0) | November 12, 2018 06:24AM PST | bp9801

A new week has arrived, with several items along the way for you to check out, especially if you have the day off for the remembrance. We have a look at the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition video card, providing a great idea of what to expect from the Turing card that just might be the best bang for the buck. If you're instead desiring a...

Comments (1) | November 8, 2018 12:35PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
GRIS Gets Release Date of December 13

In August we learned the narrative experience game, GRIS, was coming to PC and Nintendo Switch, and now we have the actual date. On December 13 the game will be available for $16.99.

In this title, which will be free of danger, frustration, or death the player will explore the world brought to life through art, animation, and an original score....

Comments (0) | November 8, 2018 06:32AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, but we have a couple of items for you to check out first. There's a review of the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Plus motherboard, featuring Wireless AC and USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, oh, and also support for the new Intel processors, like the Core i9 9900K. Our other item for the day takes a look at 20 of the worst PC setups...

Comments (0) | November 7, 2018 12:31PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Galactic Civilizations III Gaining Four Star Control: Origins Species via DLC

Today Stardock announced that next week a new DLC will be released for Galactic Civilizations III that will bring to the 4X strategy game four of the species from Star Control: Origins, as playable factions. On November 12, the Heroes of Star Control: Origins DLC will bring these species with ships, parts, traits, diplomatic behaviors and AI for...

Comments (0) | November 7, 2018 10:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Since the beginning of the year we have been seeing a large number of side-channel attacks developed that could leak sensitive information, with the most prominent of these vulnerabilities being somehow related to the architectural designs of modern CPUs. It turns out CPUs are not the only piece of hardware that could be used to compromise your ...

Comments (3) | November 6, 2018 11:52AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Today AMD is holding its Next Horizon event, where it has revealed details of some of the upcoming parts the company will be producing for the datacenter, including the Zen 2-based Rome CPU. We can expect Zen 2 to come to consumer parts as well, after the EPYC processors, so some of the information shared here may still be relevant. Some of the ...

Comments (0) | November 6, 2018 11:25AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Operation Wind Bastion for Rainbow Six Siege Details Revealed

Today Ubisoft shared the first details for Year 3 Season 4 of Rainbow Six Siege, Operation Wind Bastion. With this operation two new operators will be added, one attacker and one defender, both coming from the Kingdom of Morocco. Also being introduced will be the Fortress map, which will be the first map to be heavily associated with any of the ...

Comments (0) | November 6, 2018 10:30AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Cooler Master Announces Two New Headsets

For some games, the audio can be just as important as the visuals, especially if you are playing with others and using voice chat to communicate. Today Cooler Master has announced a pair of new gaming headsets, the MH571 and MH572, with a focus on audio quality, mic quality, and the always important comfort. Both feature 40 mm neodymium drivers ...

Comments (2) | November 6, 2018 09:41AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Vengeance 5180 PC Announced by Corsair

Today Corsair announced the first in its new line of pre-built gaming computers, the Corsair Vengeance 5180. This PC has the hardware you will need to get great performance out of modern games with an Intel Core i7-8700 paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, so this computer will also be capable of accelerated ray tracing as games gain support ...

Comments (0) | November 6, 2018 06:31AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is upon us, with it being Election Day in the U.S., and we have a couple of items for you to check out to get through the day. We have a look at the Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4-2666 2x8GB Memory Kit, offering plenty of capacity and some sweet RGB lighting to add some extra flair to your build. Our other item for the day is a revie...

Comments (0) | November 5, 2018 09:23AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

These are probably not the processors you will be using in your next build, unless you are putting together a workstation or servers. Intel has shown off what it will be offering next from its Xeon line of CPUs, with the Xeon E-2100 targeting entry-level severs and the Cascade Lake Advance Performance platform aiming much higher. The E-2100 seri...

Comments (0) | November 5, 2018 06:36AM PST | bp9801

The first full week of November is here, with a couple of items for you to check out. We have a look at the SteelSeries Rival 710 Gaming Mouse, featuring an improved sensor and switches, as well as a modular design to help make the mouse more your own. Our other item for the day is another gaming mouse, this time the Pwnage Altier. It features a...

Comments (0) | November 3, 2018 08:01AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

One of the first games I remember purchasing is Warcraft III: Battle Chest, a classic RTS that has, directly and indirectly, left a significant mark on the game's industry, and yesterday at BlizzCon Warcraft III: Reforged was announced. This will be a remaster of the original game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion The Frozen Throne ...

Comments (2) | November 2, 2018 12:46PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The year is almost over, but we are not done yet with new vulnerabilities being discovered that exploit some design feature of CPUs. Today PortSmash has been revealed and this side-channel attack works by exploiting simultaneous multithreading (SMT) to leak information that could then be used to reconstruct encrypted data. While this was tested ...

Comments (0) | November 2, 2018 12:10PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It was not too long GlobalFoundries was in the news as it was putting its work into a 7 nm fabrication process on indefinite hold and now it is making another potentially unexpected move. The company has spun off its ASIC solutions division to Avera Semiconductor, a newly created whole-owned subsidiary. When clients want to develop an applicatio...

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