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Today, we are going to take a look at gaming monitor from Acer with a blazing-fast 240Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC support. The Acer Predator XB252Q gaming monitor speaks clearly to both media buffs and hardcore gamers who have a penchant for fluidity and triple-digit frame rates. This display offers a Full HD (1080p) native resolution and an ultra-quick 240Hz refresh rate to complement the uber-high frame rates possible with a modern, high performance gaming PC. Toss in an attractive set of connectivity options, ports, and a few other key bells and whistles and we have a formidable... Read more...
If you pre-ordered an SNES Classic game console from Walmart last week, your order may have been cancelled. There have been a lot of rumors flying around out there about why exactly the orders were cancelled. According to comments over at Nowinstock, multiple pre-order buyers are confirming their orders were cancelled. Reports indicate that the cancellations weren't because Walmart oversold their SNES Classic allotment. That is good news in a way, because it means those of you with cancelled orders still have a chance.The reason your order was cancelled wasn't due to a payment issue... Read more...
Nintendo is hyping up the impending release of its Super NES Classic Edition console, though this is the kind of thing that sells itself these days. Nostalgic gamers and scalpers looking to make a quick buck have already depleted Walmart of its initial inventory of pre-order units, and you can bet that other retailers will sell out of the console in the blink of an eye as well. Nevertheless, if you to give yourself a fighting shot, follow Target on Twitter (@AskTarget) to be one of the first to know when the retailer have stock available for pre-order. Target confirmed in a Twitter post that it... Read more...
Bethesda says "there's never been a time to go to Hell," and that is exactly where the publisher wants to send you. Not literally, of course—Bethesda is talking about its Doom reboot. To make the notion of heading down into the fiery underworld more appealing, Bethesda is rolling out what it calls the "ultimate" Doom experience with a brand new 6.66 update patch and a free weekend of game play. The new patch includes a whole bunch of fixes and improvements across multiplayer and SnapMap. It also unlocks every bit of multiplayer DLC as Bethesda retires its season pass. That means gamers now have... Read more...
There was a time when laptop options were basically a choice between desktop-like performance in a heavy and bulky form-factor, an ultralight with integrated graphics, or something in the middle, around 5-lbs with a low-end GPU. NVIDIA sought to solve this choice compromise with its Max-Q Design initiative that was announced at Computex last month. Max-Q Design is a holistic approach to notebook graphics design that ensures a svelte exterior, light weight, quiet thermals and optimal performance.ASUS and NVIDIA joined forces to produce the 15.6-inch Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zephyrus GX501, the first... Read more...
Dave Haynie, one of the chief engineers that worked on the Amiga back in its heyday, put it best when he said, “Amiga users make Macintosh users look like PC users”, in the Viva Amiga documentary that was released early this year. Those of us that were around when the Amiga initially debuted knew Commodore had something special on its hands. At the time of its launch, the Amiga was the most advanced personal computer money could buy – bar none. It offered multimedia features that were unmatched for many years, it was affordably priced (relatively speaking), and was the first personal computer with... Read more...
Microsoft has begun rolling out a new update to Xbox One and Xbox One S game consoles that includes a handful of goodies based on customer feedback. One of those is the ability to upload custom Gamerpics. Rather than being forced to choose from a preset selection, Xbox One gamers will be able to use actual photos of themselves, or whatever they want, on their Xbox profile. "Choose how you want to express yourself," Microsoft says, though the company also warns to "keep it clean." Any uploaded Gamerpics must abide by Microsoft's Code of Conduct, which prohibits "controversial" content, including... Read more...
Last Thursday was a banner moment for honest gamers, and a ban hammer moment for tens of thousands of rotten cheaters. That is because Valve lifted its mighty VAC (Valve Anti-Cheat) ban hammer and with one mighty blow, it obliterated more than 40,000 Steam gamers who had been caught cheating. It was the the largest single-day ban in the history of the digital distribution service.The unusual spike can be seen in the Steam Database. It shows a relatively steady line of around 3,500 bans per day (give or take a thousand on any given day) up until June 6, the day after Steam's Summer Sale came to... Read more...
Halo 5: Guardians was noticeably absent from the list of existing Xbox One games that Microsoft announced at E3 would receive a 4K upgrade for its upcoming Xbox One X console. If you were miffed at the apparent snub, we have good news—developer 343 Industries has now confirmed that a 4K patch is coming the fifth main entry in the Halo franchise, and it will deliver true 4K visuals. "The team here at 343 always had a desire to bring players the best Halo 5 experience for Xbox One X, but we weren’t quite ready to make the announcement during the E3 time frame. Today we are excited to officially confirm... Read more...
Part of the reason why new game consoles are in short supply is because scalpers gobble up as much inventory as they can afford and then jack up the price on second-hand markets (eBay, Craigslist, and so forth). Well, Amazon has decided not to be a part this practice, at least in regard to Nintendo's upcoming SNES Classic. The online retailer is refusing to honor bulk orders and reducing such requests down to a single system. "We're writing about your Amazon.co.uk order [number redacted], which includes more than one Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Unfortunately, there's... Read more...
If you're one of the millions of Mass Effect fans that were yearning at the chance to play some additional content, you're unfortunately in for a rude awakening. While it's almost traditional to see post-release content launched for Mass Effect games, it appears that Andromeda is going to break the cycle. We can already feel the angst in the air. It was clear from the get-go that despite the incredible hype leading up to its launch, Andromeda didn't live up to most expectations. In fact, the game's poor animations become the laughing stock of the entire Internet for the month following its... Read more...
Blizzard is remaking one of the most popular games ever to grace the PC, and one that is largely responsible for Battle.net online service. We are of course talking about StarCraft, the best selling game of 1998. It is especially popular in South Korea, though it has a rabid fan base in all corners of the globe. Those fans are being treated to a remastered version that will introduce upgraded graphics and audio while keeping the core gameplay experience the same. StarCraft: Remastered is a "return to glory," according to Blizzard, which is offering exclusive content to fans who pre-order the title.... Read more...
NVIDIA's Computex 2017 unveiling of the new GeForce GTX with Max-Q Design technology for laptops was presented with the usual charismatic polish and enthusiasm that the company's leather-clad CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang is well known for. Frankly, it seemed a little too good to be true. In one hand, Huang held a legacy 10-pound boat anchor of a gaming notebook, while in the other he held the new ASUS ROG Zephyrus, a sub-5 pound machine that's just 17.9mm thick. Extolling the virtues of the new ASUS notebook powered by a GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design technology, he pointed out that the new machine... Read more...
One of the biggest marketing pushes surrounding Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One X has been 4K support, and it's for good reason. People love crisper images, and when Microsoft's upcoming unit is close to 50% more powerful than the nearest competition (PlayStation 4 Pro), bragging rights are in order (even if a lot of 4K content will be throttled to 30 FPS). While both Microsoft and Sony offer their own takes on 4K consoles, Microsoft's implementation is arguably much better, as games designed for Xbox One are naturally going to be able to take advantage of more powerful hardware if the game was designed... Read more...
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