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When Dragon's Dogma came out in 2012, much of the world was still preoccupied with Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls Part V: Skyrim. It was a difficult time to be releasing an open-world fantasy RPG. In combination with the reality that the game had major performance issues on consoles and that it was not available on PC... Read more...
When joking about committing a crime, a common meme usually follows up with in a video game, or in Minecraft, to absolve you of the crime for anyone listening. However, some animators brought the world of Grand Theft Auto VIinto Minecraft with an impressive animation, which imples you could commit all the crimes you want in Minecraft Read more...
Razer just announced a mint-looking Viper Signature Mini mouse plated in 24 karat gold. Since it's a one-of-a-kind commission, we won't be able to buy one (even if we wanted to). Razer's CEO Tan Min Liang tweeted (or X-ed) about a special Razer Viper Signature Mini covered in 24 karat gold. He didn't mention the... Read more...
Diablo III, originally released in 2012, was a huge departure from the previous two games in terms of visual style. Despite the dark and gothic tone of the first two games, Diablo III had a simpler, less-detailed, and almost cartoonish aesthetic not entirely unlike World of Warcraft or even Overwatch. The Reaper of... Read more...
Building the ideal gaming PC generally consists of choosing the right CPU, GPU, and PSU. But as games grow in technological advancements, so does the space they take up on a computer's storage drive. With more and more games demanding 100GBs or more of storage space, gamers are having to look at larger SSD drives to... Read more...
Nearly 30 years ago, a game called Myst helped boost demand for CD-ROM drives, which at the time were still expensive and not yet ubiquitous. It's only fitting, then, the developer of Myst is putting the final touches on another adventure game with a somewhat steep system requirementyou'll need at least 16GB of RAM to... Read more...
I don't know who needs to hear this, but mixing table salt with your thermal paste to cool your PC processor (or any component) is a bad idea. Most people wouldn't even consider it (I hope, anyway), but lest there be any doubt, cooling company Noctua explained why the combination is an ill-advised one after a TikTok... Read more...
Overwatch 2 has quickly become the go-to game for many, despite a rough launch. The reboot of the original has seen over 25 million players join in the fun, in the first 10 days since its launch, according to Blizzard. It is not unusual for a free-to-play game of this nature to post big numbers in its first couple... Read more...
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang answered some questions from investors and reporters in the wake of his GTC keynote. One of the seismic industry events just ahead of all the Ada Lovelace news was the split with long-standing partner EVGA. Naturally, there were reporters at the Q&A that came fishing for Huangs first official... Read more...
If you're not a gamer and not particularly technical, you may feel slightly let down by your new NVMe SSD. After all, the newest game consoles from Microsoft and Sony came along with big promises as to the potential benefits of their solid-state storage subsystems. Integrating the same type of storage technology for... Read more...
For Destiny fans, few things are more exciting than the release day of a new raid, even eclipsing a big DLC launch like Witch Queen. From the moment the raid goes live, a global race is launched to see which fireteam of six players can make it out the other side the fastest. Tens of thousands of teams participate, but... 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...
Did you ever stop and consider if that random bystander in Grand Theft Auto V had a family before you beat him to a pulp? Or what about the many guards in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, all of whom took an arrow to the kneedid you ask any of them if they need assistance? Of course not, because NPC aren't actual living... Read more...
Is a Steam subscription service in the works? It was recently revealed that Valve does not plan on developing its own personal subscription service. However, it was noted that Valve would be willing to work with Microsoft to add Game Pass games to Steam. Wes Fenlon of PC Gamer asked Gabe Newell, President of Valve... Read more...
There is no shortage of hype and excitement surrounding Valve's Steam Deck handheld, but is it all warranted? Nobody can truly answer that until the first units ship out to customers. However, one very encouraging sign is that game developers are apparently super stoked for the Steam Deck's arrival, and surprised at... Read more...
Blizzard recently hinted at a new survival game project, and its newly-unionized developers are super-excited about it. This may well be the most bizarre non-announcement of a new title in the history of gaming, but considering the parties involved it's ripe for discussion. You see, the company has framed the... Read more...
Pop quiz: you're launching an online game, and you want to grow your player-base as fast as possible. What's the easiest way to do that? If you answered, "give my game away for free," congratulations, you win the grand prize. Unfortunately, it comes along with a free side of unscrupulous jerks. Unfortunately... Read more...
Are you a PC gamer frustrated with the lack of graphics cards? Maybe you're looking forward to buying a brand-new pre-built PC with Windows 11 soon (it launches this Tuesday, after all). Well, this news may give you pause. The new operating system brings an apparently intense focus on system security, and as is common... Read more...
There is a lot of excitement surrounding Valve's upcoming Steam Deck handheld gaming PC, and rightfully so. Adding to the hype, Gabe Newell bragged how the open nature of the Steam Deck is its superpower, and a distinguishing characteristic compared to the crop of game consoles running on proprietary platforms. That... Read more...
Earlier in the month, a GTA Online fan found a way to significantly reduce the load times for the popular game. Now, Rockstar has since confirmed the issue and has tipped its hat to t0st by way of bug bounty payout. Moreover, an update will be coming in the future that includes the fix, so hopefully, all players can... Read more...
It's been around three weeks since Herschel Beahm IV, best known by his online streaming persona Dr. Disrespect, was suddenly and shockingly banned from Twitch without any apparent warning or notice. And guess what? He still supposedly has no clue why he was kicked from the platform just two months after inking a... Read more...
Today is the big day;Half-Life: Alyxhas been released. We had no idea that Valve was even working on the game until late last year, and once it was announced, the gamers around the globe lost their collective minds. Rather than being a traditional first-person shooter that is controlled using a mouse and keyboard like... Read more...
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