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Gigabyte is apparently looking to blur the lines between what constitutes a big screen gaming monitor and a modest sized TV. Technically, the company's new S55U display is accurately listed as the former, but with a VA panel teetering on 55 inches (54.6-inch, to be precise) and Android powering its smart features, one... Read more...
There is some very exciting news for classic Nintendo fans today. The long running project known as SNESManuals.com has reached a major milestone. It has finally gathered a scan for every known English language manual for games released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). Good stuff. Documentation... Read more...
GPD is sending its upcoming Win Max 2 handheld gaming PC to Indiegogo, and as it heads that way we get a look at official pricing. The company shared price points for several SKUs, including both the discounted crowdfunded tiers and retail pricing once the Indiegogo campaign comes to an end. Our initial impression is... Read more...
The online services for more and more games are being shuttered due to decreased engagement and the costs associated to maintain the server hardware and software. Ubisoft has announced its latest list of games and their associated platforms for which online services will no longer be available. There are, of course, some caveats and peculiar Read more...
It has been right around nine months since Microsoft released Windows 11 to the public and during that time it has carved out a section of gamers, according to the latest Steam survey. Valve's monthly audit of Steam gamers shows that around one out of every five systems that tapped into the digital distribution... Read more...
On November 15, 2001, Halo: Combat Evolved was released by Bungie exclusively for the Xbox. In a way, this title revitalized both couch co-op and competitive play alike for consoles. Every Halo game since its release has also included a co-op campaign, with one exception at launch. Exactly 20 years later Halo Infinite was released, and while Read more...
A whole new generation of new PC hardware is just around the corner. We've got new CPUs and GPUs on the way very soon from both AMD and Intel, as well as NVIDIA's purportedly-power-thirsty next GPU generation. For the more frugal folks in our audience, well, we probably don't need to tell you what that means: killer... Read more...
Truth be told, it's harder than it looks to be witty on Twitter. Not everyone shares the same sense of humor, and you have to be careful not to cross any lines and say something stupid. So with that in mind, we're hesitant to give Electronic Arts too much grief over a recent tweet poking fun at single player games. We... Read more...
Samsung is making a spirited run at the gaming TV market, which if we're being real, many people associate with LG and its fancy OLED models. That's because LG was one of the first to embrace the HDMI 2.1 standard (and not fake HDMI 2.1) with features that current generation game consoles can tap into. But others have... Read more...
The Cooler Master CK721 wireless keyboard is a compact and versatile plank that will fill just about any gamer's needs. The ability to use this small form factor keyboard via USB Type-C (wired), Bluetooth 5.1, or the included 2.4GHz dongle also means users can take it just about anywhere and use it with a wide range of devices. Toss in its... Read more...
Give credit to Valve for turning a promising category (handheld PC consoles) into a viable one with the Steam Deck, which strikes an acceptable balance between price, performance, and capabilities. In the wake of the Steam Deck's launch, others have tried to capitalize on the market segment, and a "young company... Read more...
You'll have to pardon the editorial take on the hoopla surrounding Return to Monkey Island, the long awaited sequel spearhead by adventure gaming legend Ron Gilbert, but I have an emotionally vested interest in this game's release. Like many others who look back fondly on the heyday of point-n-click adventure games, I... Read more...
Depending on when you ordered your Steam Deck console and just plain old luck of the draw, you could end up with a model configured with a downgraded solid state drive (SSD). Affected units cut the available bandwidth in half, impacting the theoretical maximum data transfer rate. However, Valve says it's no big deal... Read more...
Sony is starting to show some love for gaming on the PC platform (like remastering the PlayStation exclusive Marvel's Spider-Man for PC) and it's looking for something substantially more meaningful than a one-night stand. To prove it's interested in a long-term relationship. Sony has announced its first hardware... Read more...
The launch of Cyberpunk 2077 was undeniably a disaster. It was released with so many game-breaking bugs, especially on console, that Sony even pulled the game from the PlayStation Store. CD Projekt Red issued a host of hotfixes and apologies, but the damage was done. Quality Assurance (QA) was partly blamed at the... Read more...
As it turns out, you shouldn't mod your Steam Deck console with a physically bigger solid state drive (SSD) because it "will significantly shorten the life" of the system, according to one of the device's actual designers at Valve. The warning comes after a mod began making the rounds showing a larger form factor SSD... Read more...
Gaming companies took to social media last week in an effort to speak out against the United States Supreme Court's ruling to overturn the Roe vs. Wade decision. The 1973 landmark case legalized abortion nationwide nearly 50 years ago. The ruling, which was first leaked last month to the press, means there is no... Read more...
Adata recently launched its series of XPG Alpha gaming mice, which come in both wired and wireless flavors. The sleek and ergonomic mouse is designed to offer a combination of high-performance and gamer-centric features, with an array of customizable options available via the included XPG Prime software. The XPG Alpha... Read more...
For the past year we've been hearing about how Microsoft's DirectStorage API will supercharge PC gaming with faster load times, and facilitate "virtual worlds that are more expansive and detailed than ever," to use Microsoft's own words. It holds a lot of promise, but does your PC support the feature? There's now an... Read more...
Next-generation graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA are around the corner, and apparently so are gaming monitors with refresh rates that will make upcoming GPUs break a sweat. AU Optronics, one of the biggest display makers in the world, is said to be developing a panel that can hit an incredibly fast 540Hz refresh... Read more...
The highly popular Fall Guys game from Mediatonic suffered matchmaking issues as it was added to Xbox, Epic Games Store, and the Nintendo Switch as a free-to-play game. The company issued a couple of tweets asking for players to be patient as it worked through the issues. Fall Guys released on Steam and PlayStation... Read more...
Some Hunt: Showdown players have been taking advantage of an exploit players found with the game's LeMat Mark II revolver that makes the gun overpowered. It has left other players angry, and Crytek saying if you are caught using the exploit you may end up being banned. Hunt: Showdown is a popular first-person... Read more...
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