Items tagged with Gaming

There's a lot to consider when buying a gaming monitor these days, more so than ever before. There are the basics, like screen size, resolution, and refresh rate. But then you have adaptive sync implementations and, more recently, if HDMI 2.1 connectivity is part of the package. In an apparent attempt to check all (or... Read more...
Unless you've been living under a rock you are likely aware of Stray, te game where you play as a stray cat in a dystopian future uncovering the secrets of the world as you explore it. The game has a metacritic score of 84, which is impressively high for a brand new title. Developed by AnnaPurna Interactive, and... Read more...
If the directive is to go big or go home, LG need not worry about going stir crazy—it opted for the former option with the launch of a new 49-inch Ultrawide monitor (model 49WQ95C-W). Calling these displays "ultrawide" actually sells them short, as a 49-inch monitor serves up expansive real estate, provided you have... Read more...
Hey dog lovers, do you want to play the popular new game Stray but just can't bring yourself to it because it's not a dog? Well, you're in luck— thanks to a fun little mod the cute little cat can be turned into an adorable little puppy! Stray was only released a few days ago, but it has made splashes thanks to its... Read more...
ASRock makes a fair number of products, including motherboards and graphics cards, but unlike some of its rivals it has yet to release any gaming monitors (or even non-gaming displays). It's an area that ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI all compete in, but not ASRock. It looks like that's going to change very soon, though... Read more...
Video games sometime get a bad rap. Politicians like to link them to real world violence, despite studies suggesting otherwise, and you have heard growing up that too much gaming will rot your brain. Will it really, though? A new study claims playing video games has the exact opposite effect, leading to enhanced... Read more...
A hacker is attempting to sell what they claim is stolen source code and a database of more than 69 million user accounts from Neopets, a popular virtual pets website that launched all the way back in 1999. The official Neopets account on Twitter has posted a message saying it is investigating the data breach and... Read more...
After announcing last month that Marvel's Spider-Man would shed its PlayStation exclusivity and join the PC realm in August, Sony has now offered up some additional details, including what special features are included and what kind of hardware you'll need to run the game in all its ray-traced glory. Sony also shared... Read more...
As any cat owner can attest, our feline companions love to climb things—bedspreads, curtains, the backs of couches, fleshy human legs, and the list goes on. We can now add Steam's concurrent players chart to the list, too. In less than 24 hours, Stray has climbed to over 60,000 concurrent players, peaking at 62,963... Read more...
Do you believe you're great at Halo 2 and feel the need to line your pockets with a cool $20k? Well, it might be your lucky day if you can pull off this challenge by a popular Halo 2 streamer. Mo1stcr1tikal, or just cr1tikal, depending on where you see their name appear, has upped a bounty they offered around three... Read more...
Long before we were spoiled by high-resolutions graphics, ray-traced visuals, and powerful consoles like the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, there was the Atari 2600, a meager system by today's standards but one of the most influential pieces of hardware ever produced. Now decades later, LEGO is honoring the iconic... Read more...
NZXT might be best known for its extensive lineup of computer cases, but it also offers a range of PC components and peripherals, including all-in-one liquid coolers, power supplies, motherboards, keyboards, mice, and more. It even sells pre-built systems and kits. Now it has officially added gaming monitors to the... Read more...
Sony is facing a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of concealing an alleged defect in its PlayStation 5 console that causes it to "suddenly crash and power down" when playing video games. As an aside, the lawsuit also claims that supply issues have added to the frustration, noting that it's extremely difficult... Read more...
You ask PC hardware enthusiasts why they don't have an AMD graphics card and you'll get a few different answers. Some folks will remark that they wanted RTX before AMD had its own ray-tracing acceleration. Others will say that they wanted to play OpenGL games on Windows—historically a weakpoint of the Radeon family... Read more...
Nobody likes it when a game freezes up or outright crashes (not even gaming masochists), so kudos to NVIDIA for pushing out a GeForce hotfix driver to address that very thing in a handful of popular titles. The hotfix also promises better overall stability in some specific games, and addresses a performance issue some... Read more...
About a month and a half ago, Sega announced it was launching the Genesis Mini 2, a miniaturized throwback console to the original Genesis, but it wasn't initially clear if was bound for the United States or only releasing in Japan. Shortly after, Sega's Yosuke Okunari clarified that the Genesis Mini 2 would in fact... Read more...
We talk a lot about micro-computer and micro-controller mods here, and that's mainly because we think they're awesome. Every week, if not every day, we see more amazing and inspirational mods on how to use these inexpensive little devices in cool and creative ways. Or, we just see someone who decides to make a great... Read more...
NVIDIA is enticing gamers to upgrade their setups to a high-end GPU by offering a bundle of "4 games with select GeForce RTX 30 series" graphics cards. It's actually more like two games with a couple of DLC expansions, but regardless of the game count designation, you're looking at around $130 worth (MSRP) of free... Read more...
If you've been dreaming about owning a massively wide gaming monitor, now is a good time to consider taking the plunge. Lots of gaming monitors are on sale today as part of Amazon's Prime Day deals bonanza, one of which is its 49-inch Odyssey G9 with all kinds of bells and whistles. While not quite listed for an... Read more...
At long last, Amazon's Prime Day deal deals event is in full swing, and that means bargains on just about every kind of item imaginable. We'll be posting some of the niftier deals in various product categories as the two-day sales bonanza goes on, but in this article, we're focused on dozens of free games that are up... Read more...
Game streaming services are gaining steam as viable alternatives to spending big money on decked out PCs and dedicated gaming consoles, and they've come a long way in a relatively short time. One of the benefits is they're mostly platform agnostic. Or they should be—there are multiple reports that Microsoft's Xbox... Read more...
It's been a little over three years since Apex Legends was released. It took a little over one year for the title to reach 100 million players, and the game has managed to retain a good portion of its players since then. That said, it does not mean the game has not had its woes, particularly for console players... Read more...
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