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Twenty years ago, if you had asked your author here if he thought a Ratchet & Clank game would ever be the new high bar for graphics technology in PC gaming, he would have given you a very strong "no." Yet, here we are: Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart is one of the most demanding titles available, and it implements all the... Read more...
OnePlus Keyboard 81 Pro: Starting at $219.99 OnePlus and Keychron deliver enthusiast features and a compact design in a reasonably priced package with the OnePlus Keyboard 81 Pro. Attractive Design Good value with many advanced features Open source, customizable firmware Hotswappable switches Excellent compact layout... Read more...
In just a couple of days, EA Sports will release F1 23 on Windows PCs and consoles. For those who plan to play the Codemasters developed game on a PC powered by GeForce hardware, heads up that NVIDIA has begun pushing out a new Game Ready GPU driver that's optimized for the upcoming racing sim. It's also packed with... Read more...
The PlayStation 5 released in November of 2020. That's two and a half years ago at this point, and yet the number of games exclusive to the system can nearly be counted on your hands. Indeed, this phenomenon has become a meme among certain segments of the internet, and there's no shortage of comical send-ups of the... Read more...
Did you pass on Hogwarts Legacy at launch due to middling or minimal interest? Your author is no particular fan of the Harry Potter series or the Wizarding World, yet was still quite taken with the game's gorgeous graphics, expansive environments, and tricky skill-based combat. While it wasn't in as sad a state as... Read more...
Polish developer CD Projekt Red seems to be among the few game publishers of decent size that understand the PC market: once you release a game, it doesn't vanish from the market after a few weeks, months, or even years. It stays in shops, and people will continue to buy it if there's a reason to do so, like the major... Read more...
Graphics chip maker NVIDIA and game developer CD Projekt Red have showcased a stunning new version of Cyberpunk 2077 at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco as promised. The key change to this already graphically glorious PC gaming title is the implementation of path tracing. This means that ray... Read more...
Counter-Strike is one of the oldest and most-respected names in online FPS gaming. You may think of it as a thing of the past, yet Counter-Strike is anything but that. With hundreds of thousands of players on at any given time, it remains one of the most popular competitive online games, and one of the biggest eSports... Read more...
NVIDIA is hosting an event at GDC 2023 that will discuss the integration of path tracing technology into Cyberpunk 2077's highly anticipated RT Overdrive graphics mode. NVIDIA's senior developer technology engineer Pawel Kozlowski, and CD Project Red's global art director Jakub Knapik will be speaking at the event... Read more...
Hogwarts Legacy launched in a reasonably decent stateray-tracing performance problems aside. The game was fully completable and had no common crash or progression-stop bugs, which is sadly above the bar for a new AAA title these days. That's not to say the game was flawless, though; like any big game release, Hogwarts... Read more...
The popular Grand Theft Autofranchise has pushed the envelope and had a massive impact on the open-world genre in the last 26 years, since its release. Not only becuase of its edgy, risque content, but visually as well. Of course, it hasn't always been smooth sailing, but most games in the series looked great and... Read more...
Whatever your feelings on J.K. Rowling or the Harry Potter franchise, it's impossible to deny that Hogwarts Legacy has been a massive, smash hit. That's without even launching on the previous-generation consoles, something that a surprising number of new titles still do. The release of the game on the PlayStation 4... Read more...
It seems like every game is getting the ray-tracing treatment these days. We are not complaining because, so far, these improvements have made games that may not have aged well otherwise look gorgeous. One of the first was for Quake II, which breathed new life into the genre-defining arena shooter. Now, fans of... Read more...
Hogwarts Legacy is a very cool game, but it is not without its problems. Just like virtually every other major AAA release these days, it launched with significant technical issues on PC, and a fair share of foibles on consoles, too. Well, the first patch is here, and it seeks to smooth over some of the most serious... Read more...
At the risk of making a mountain out of a mole hill, Intel deserves a hearty pat on the back for its latest Arc GPU driver release. That's because it's optimized for Hogwarts Legacy, which is due to release in earnest later this week on February 10, 2023. Getting in front of the 8-ball on a much-anticipated game... Read more...
For anyone who has not yet played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you might as well wait one more day. That's because developer CD Projekt Red is releasing its free next-gen update tomorrow, for a still-popular game that first arrived on the scene almost eight years ago. And if you happen to be playing on PC, you'll have... Read more...
Hardware benchmarks specialist, Basemark, is getting ready to release a new product called GPUScore: In Vitro. In brief, In Vitro is claimed to be the worlds first ray tracing technology benchmark for mobile devices. The tool has been crafted to provide users and reviewers a good reference point for judging new and... Read more...
Black Friday is here, and so are the deals on some fantastic graphic cards for PC gamers. Whether you are a fan of NVIDIA or AMD, you are sure to find a great deal on your next GPU, today. XFX Radeon 6900 XT @NewEgg - Just $629.99 Fans of AMD will not be disappointed with the performance and power of XFX... Read more...
In 2009, Epic Games released what was known as the Unreal Development Kit which was a free version of Unreal Engine 3. Following that up Epic later released Unreal Engine 4, first as a subscription model, but later available for free, including the entire source code. Later again, a major upgrade including Lumen and... Read more...
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild originally released over five and a half years ago for Nintendo's Wii U console, a system which was arguably under-powered when it came out five years before that in 2012. It's one of the most beloved games of all time, so naturally, PC gamers are doing what PC gamers are wont... Read more...
Smartphones have indisputably transformed the way we capture photos and videos of the world around us. We dont even need to jump back to films heyday to make the point, either. Smartphones streamline the process over even standalone digital cameras through Internet connectivity, accessibility, and ease of use. These... Read more...
Sony has just released Spider-Man Remastered on PC, and it's shaping up to be its second biggest launch yet. Gaming database SteamDB shows more than 66,000 players were active on the game late on Sunday, putting the superhero action-adventure title within a few thousand of God of War, which remains Sony's biggest PC... Read more...
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