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Comments (0) | September 26, 2018 07:46AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For anyone who enjoyed DiRT Rally, there is good news today as Codemasters has announced the coming of its sequel, DiRT Rally 2.0 on February 26, 2019. This game will feature six rally locations from around the world and as the official game of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, it will also have cars from 2018 season and eight of the offici...

Comments (0) | September 25, 2018 01:00PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

A lot of parts go into making modern smartphones, so the companies making them need to work with many other companies, and apparently this can get rather complicated and tangled. Some years ago Apple and Qualcomm started working together to supply chips for the iPhone, and the two companies have also been fighting legal battles for some time as ...

Comments (0) | September 25, 2018 08:22AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Absolver: Downfall Releases with 50% off Sale

Today sees the release of the Downfall expansion for Absolver. This expansion, which is free for everyone, adds a new game mode, combat style, and School challenges for competing against rival schools. To mark the occasion, the game is on sale at 50% off on both PC and PlayStation 4 for the next week.

With the expansion comes the Downfall Mode ...

Comments (0) | September 25, 2018 06:30AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday has arrived with a few items for you to check out and help get you through the day. We have a look at the Kingston HyperX Fury RGB SSD, which uses a Marvell controller to give read speeds of 550MB/s and write speeds of 480MB/s while that customizable RGB lighting adds some extra flair to your case. For some more traditional RGB styling, ...

Comments (0) | September 24, 2018 05:12PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

They are still some months away, but it AMD's next series of CPUs are already appearing in patches for Linux. Today support for architectural extensions for Platform Quality of Service was added by a series of patches, with the next generation of processors specifically mentioned. The purpose of these extensions is for monitoring the usage of sy...

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

The final week of September is here, with several items for you to check out. We have another look at the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti video cards to really show off what they're capable of, as well as an overclocking guide to see how far they can be pushed. If you need more memory for your PC, then perhaps the Patriot Memory Viper RGB Se...

Comments (0) | September 21, 2018 04:09PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Intel has reportedly been suffering from a 14 nm production shortage, which has resulted in a lack of supply for the current generation of CPUs. Now it appears to potentially help address the supply issue, Intel is taking a technological step back for the H310C chipset. Typically Intel chipsets would not be on the same manufacturing process as t...

Comments (0) | September 21, 2018 03:47PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It was earlier this month there were reported expectations of memory prices coming down next year as Intel CPU shortages impact laptop shipments. Now there are reports that Samsung at least might decide to slow its production of memory chips, keeping the supply tight and therefore the prices high. This would impact more than Samsung though, but ...

Comments (0) | September 21, 2018 06:36AM PST | bp9801

Friday has arrived, with a few items for you to check out before the weekend hits. We have a look at the Fnatic STREAK Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, featuring Cherry MX switches, full RGB backlighting, and onboard macro recording, among others, to give you ultimate control. If you're instead after something to help that other means of controlling ...

Comments (0) | September 20, 2018 09:08AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Steep is Receiving X Games DLC on October 30

Released back in December 2016, Steep will be getting some new DLC come the end of October. With this new content players will get to visit the Alaska X Games Village to compete in the game's most epic snow park where you will be challenged to master real-life X Games disciplines. These include Big Air, SuperPiper, and Slopestyle, and once the s...

Comments (2) | September 20, 2018 08:59AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Once again the patches to Linux from AMD have revealed something new, but this one is a bit more unusual than some we have seen before as the new PCI ID is for a Polaris GPU. Polaris was first available in the Radeon RX 400 series of graphics cards two years ago, and was then refreshed for the RX 500 series. This new ID is 0x6FDF, which the Phor...

Comments (0) | September 20, 2018 06:55AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Since 2013, Futuremark, now owned by UL Benchmarks, has added several new tests to the current version of 3DMark. These new tests include ones for DirectX 12, test 4K performance, and the ability to stress test systems. Now the company has announced the next two tests coming to the benchmark suite, and their targets are systems with DX12 capable...

Comments (2) | September 20, 2018 06:30AM PST | bp9801

Yesterday, NVIDIA launched its new GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti video cards. These new cards take full advantage of ray tracing technology to bring even more life to games, just it'll take some time before games are able to utilize it and the other new tech in the cards. It's certainly something to prepare you for the future, as these cards shou...

Comments (0) | September 19, 2018 10:26AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Red Dead Online Announced by Rockstar, Coming in November

Given the tremendous success of GTA Online, the online multiplayer experience of Grand Theft Auto V, this announcement is likely not a surprise, but is undoubtedly welcomed by many. Today Rockstar announced Red Dead Online, an online experience that will be set in the open world of Red Dead Redemption 2. It will receive constant updates and adju...

Comments (0) | September 19, 2018 09:39AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Once again we have news of THQ Nordic acquiring an IP, this time from Atari Europe SAS. The two IPs purchased this time are for Alone in the Dark and Act of War. Alone in the Dark is a survival horror series that was initially based on H. P. Lovecraft writings, but later came to draw from voodoo, the Wild West, and the works of H. R. Giger. Act ...

Comments (9) | September 19, 2018 09:25AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you made a purchase at Newegg from August 14 to September 18, you may want to get in contact with your bank or whatever payment service you used as it appears the site was attacked by Magecart during that time period. You may have heard of Magecart before as this attack vector was used against British Airways to skim information on potentiall...

Comments (0) | September 19, 2018 08:58AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Okay, I will admit this one might not be of too great of interest to some of you, but I still want to share it because it will impact at least my reviews going forward. Today a new version of OCAT, the Open Capture and Analysis Tool from AMD was released. In simplest terms, it is a rather convenient front-end for PresentMon, a tool for capturing...

Comments (4) | September 19, 2018 08:01AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Sony Announces PlayStation Classic, Releasing December 3 for $99.99

In 2016 Nintendo announced its NES Classic Edition, and a year later the SNES Classic Edition, both of which have proven to be great successes and it appears Sony took notice. The company has announced it will be releasing PlayStation Classic, a recreation of the original PlayStation that will have 20 of the console's games onboard. We do not ha...

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