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Have you ever wanted to be the master of your own theme park for free? Now you can, as the new RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition is available for free to keep on the Epic Games store. Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 is the modern update to the classic from years past. Parks can be designed with more than “300 coasters and rides, 500 scenery pieces, 60 shops and services, and 20 animals to rear and raise.” Players can also ride on the coasters with the “signature” coaster cam. Furthermore, if you get the Complete Edition, you get the content from the Soaked! And Wild! expansion packs. Also, in the shadow of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 launching, it is amusing to say that... Read more...
It’s time for yet another great giveaway here at HotHardware! This time around we have some awesome AMD Ryzen gear for you, including the HOT 6-core Ryzen 5 1600X (with high performance cooler), 16GB of GEIL DDR4-3200 RAM, and an ASUS Prime B350-Plus motherboard.This kit would make a great foundation for a new build or an easy upgrade to an existing system -- swap out your mobo, CPU, and RAM, and you'll be ready to rock!To be entered into the giveaway, all you have to do is follow the quick and easy guidelines below. If you're brand new here, there might be a few more steps necessary, but otherwise it's pretty simple... 1) Make sure you're a registered member at HotHardware.com. You can also... Read more...
Valve just released a free Destinations VR creation tool and it was built with Valve's Source 2 engine. It is important to note that this is early access software and it will continue to develop as time goes on.The Destinations workshop page on Steam notes, “Early Access is a great way to get our community involved. While we continue to build out the features and worlds of Destinations, we are releasing a set of creation tools, sample worlds, and documentation for the creators of our community.” Valve's Destinations Workshop Tools let you create, share, and explore both real and imaginary places in virtual reality. Users can create interactive worlds and share them on the Destinations... Read more...
What better way to usher in the Spring season, and all of the great weather that comes along with it, than to give away an awesome gaming rig, designed to keep you inside as long as possible? We have teamed up with our friends at AMD and put together a fantastic gaming system giveaway, complete with an AOC FreeSync display and AMD’s fastest APU yet!This time around you've all a chance to win an AMD A10-7890K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of RAM, a Patriot SSD, a MSI gaming mobo and a Corsair PSU, all wrapped up in a slick, DIYPC Cuboid-R case.The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom gaming rig are listed below:APU: AMD A10-7890K w/ Wraith CoolerMotherboard: MSI A88X-XM... Read more...
It’s been a while since we gave away a full-fledged gaming PC. And since Fall is finally here, we thought what better way to say good-bye to the warm weather and usher in the fall season than to give away an awesome gaming rig? We have teamed up with our friends at CyberPower PC and have put together one heck of an amazing gaming system giveaway for you all! This time around you've all got a chance to win an awesome Haswell-E powered, slick, custom-built, CyberPower Trinity Xtreme gaming PC with 16GB of RAM, an ultra powerful GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card, a Samsung SSD, and a whole lot more. The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom gaming rig includes...: Processor ... Read more...
It’s been a while since we gave away a full-fledged gaming PC. And since Spring is finally here, we thought what better way to say good-bye to the terrible weather and usher in the spring season than to give away an awesome gaming rig? We have teamed up with our friends at CyberPower’s Syber Gaming division and have put together one heck of an awesome gaming system giveaway! This time around you've all got a chance to win an Intel Core i5-4690K-infused, custom-built, console-sized Syber Vapor gaming PC with 16GB of RAM, a powerful EVGA GeForce GTX 970, a Samsung SSD, and a whole lot more. The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom gaming rig are listed below: CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K... Read more...
Score a point for South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and their recently aired "Freemium Isn't Free" episode. Sometimes it takes a raunchy cartoon to drive the point home, and whether or that played a role in Apple's decision to remove the "free" label from freemium games like Clash of Clans or not (it probably didn't), the deed is done -- supposedly free games are no longer labeled as such in the App Store. To be clear, Apple didn't remove freemium titles like Candy Crush Soda Saga, which are still free to download and play (in a limited capacity), but instead of labeling them as "Free," the button has been replaced with "Get." The change in language addresses the fact that freemium... Read more...
To have a little fun in the lead up to Halloween, and give a little something back to the community, HotHardware, AMD and Gigabyte teamed up to put together one heck of a spook-tacular giveaway! This time around, two of you incredibly intelligent, and dare we say, immensely awesome HotHardware fans had a chance to win an eight-core AMD FX-9590 Liqid-Cooled Edition processor and a slick Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard to go along with it... AMD FX-9590 Liquid Cooled Edition and a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard! Two (2) prize packages up for grabs! We’ll we’ve scoured through the myriad of users and posts and have picked the VERY lucky winners! KOwen and... Read more...
Just in time for Halloween, HotHardware, AMD and Gigabyte have teamed up to put together one heck of a spook-tacular giveaway! This time around we're giving two of you incredibly intelligent, and dare we say, immensely awesome HotHardware fans a chance to win an eight-core AMD FX-9590 Liqid-Cooled Edition processor and a slick Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard to go along with it. If you're an AMD fan and were thinking of upgrading or building a new system, this is one heck of a great foundation. The breakdown of prize packages is as follows: AMD FX-9590 Liquid Cooled Edition and a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard! Two (2) prize packages up for grabs! To be entered, please follow... Read more...
It took a lot longer than I had originally planned, but I was finally able to assemble and ship off the rig we gave away during our Summer Gaming System Giveaway. If you recall, we teamed up with the good folks at EVGA, Kingston, Thermaltake, and Intel to build a powerful gaming PC featuring an Intel Core i7-4960X processor, an EVGA X79 Dark motherboard, 16GB of RAM, a GeForce GTX 770, fast SSD, a 1000 watt PSU, and much more. The complete parts list and breakdown for the rig was as follows: CPU: Intel Core i7-4960X GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Motherboard: EVGA X79 Dark PSU: EVGA 1000W Case: Thermaltake Core V71 Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Memory: 16GB Kingston HyperX Fury Storage: 240GB Kingston... Read more...
Our Summer Gaming System Giveaway with has come to a close and we’re ready to announce the winner! If you recall, HotHardware teamed up with our friends at EVGA, Kingston, Thermaltake, and Intel to offer you all the chance to win a powerful gaming PC featuring an Intel Core i7-4960X processor, an EVGA X79 Dark motherboard, 16GB of RAM, a GeForce GTX 770, a fast SSD, a 1000 watt PSU and much more—built by yours truly! The complete parts list and breakdown for the rig was as follows: CPU: Intel Core i7-4960X GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Motherboard: EVGA X79 Dark PSU: EVGA 1000W Case: Thermaltake Core V71 Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Memory: 16GB Kingston HyperX Fury Storage:... Read more...
What better way to usher in the summer season than to give away an absolutely awesome gaming rig, designed to keep you inside, fragging away when you need a break from those long, hot summer days?! HotHardware has teamed up with our friends at EVGA, Kingston, Thermaltake, and Intel to offer you all the chance to win a powerful gaming PC featuring an Intel Core i7-4960X processor, an EVGA X79 Dark motherboard, 16GB of RAM, a GeForce GTX 770, fast SSD, a 1000 watt PSU and much more—built by yours truly! The complete parts list and breakdown for the rig is listed below: CPU: Intel Core i7-4960X GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Motherboard: EVGA X79 Dark PSU: EVGA 1000W Case: Thermaltake Core... Read more...
Our Spring Fling ’14 gaming system giveaway with CyberPower PC has come to a close and we’re ready to announce the winner! In case you missed it these last few weeks, readers had a chance to win an Intel Core i7-4770K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of awesome G.SKILL RAM, a powerful EVGA GeForce GTX 780 graphics card, a Samsung SSD, Gigabyte motherboard, and a Corsair PSU, all wrapped up in CyberPower PC's slick, SFF Zeus Mini chassis. Take a look: CPU: Graphics: Memory: Storage:   Motherboard: Chassis: Cooling: Optical: PSU: OS: Intel Core i7-4770K EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 780 G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB 120GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD 2TB SATA-III 7200RPM... Read more...
What better way to say good-bye to winter and usher in the spring season than to give away an awesome gaming rig? We have teamed up with our friends at CyberPower PC and have put together one heck of an awesome gaming system giveaway! This time around you've all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-4770K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of awesome G.SKILL RAM, a powerful EVGA GeForce GTX 780, a Samsung SSD, Gigabyte motherboard, and a Corsair PSU, all wrapped up in CyberPower PC's slick, SFF Zeus Mini chassis. The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom gaming rig are listed below: CPU: Graphics: Memory: Storage:   Motherboard: Chassis: Cooling: Optical: PSU:... Read more...
Free phones are everywhere, really. For years now, downmarket handsets have been given away for $0.00 with a new two-year agreement, as a means to milk customers for subscription fees while enticing them with a gratis handset. Even smartphones, if aged enough, can fall to that magical free price point, but this is different. A new report suggests that Amazon could be building a high-end phone that it would give away for free. Of course, Amazon is unique in the technology industry. It barely turns a profit, yet its stock price is crushing it, customers love it, and it's expanding like crazy. Amazon has tried unconventional pricing methods before, most recently with its ad-supported Kindle sales.... Read more...
To usher in the summer season, we teamed up with CyberPowerPC to give away an awesome gaming rig, designed to keep you inside fragging away as long as possible!  This time around you all had the chance to win an Intel Core i7-4770K-infused, custom-built CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200, complete with 16GB of RAM and an uber-powerful AMD Radeon HD 7990 graphics card. Needless to say, this system is an absolute beast that can tear through the latest games easily. The complete parts list and breakdown for the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 up for grabs here are listed below: GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7990   Motherboard: ASUS Z87-A PSU: 800W CoolerMaster Silent Pro CPU: Intel... Read more...
What better way to usher in the summer season than to give away an awesome gaming rig, designed to keep you inside fragging away as long as possible? We have teamed up with our friends at CyberPowerPC and have one heck of an awesome gaming system to giveaway! This time around you've all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-4770K-infused, custom-built CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200, complete with 16GB of RAM and an uber-powerful AMD Radeon HD 7990 graphics card. Needless to say, this system is an absolute beast that can tear through the latest games easily. The complete parts list and breakdown for the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 up for grabs here are listed below: GPU: AMD... Read more...
Just in time for the back-to-school season, we partnered up with our good friends at Corsair to give away a fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, you had a chance to win a complete Intel Core i7-2600K based system with a Radeon HD 6970 graphics card, all wrapped up in some of the hottest Corsair parts and accessories available! Here’s a look at the complete parts list and breakdown: Case: Silver Graphite 600T PSU: HX850 Gold PSU Cooler: H80 Cooler RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 Dominator Platinum Storage: Force GS 180GB SSD Input: Vengeance M90 mouse Input: Vengeance K90 keyboard Audio: Vengeance 2000 headset CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Motherboard: Z77 Express GPU:... Read more...
Just in time for the back-to-school season, we’ve partnered up with our good friends at Corsair and are giving away yet another fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, you could win a complete Intel Core i7-2600K based system with a Radeon HD 6970 graphics card, all wrapped up in some of the hottest Corsair parts and accessories available! Here’s a look at the complete parts list and breakdown: Case: Silver Graphite 600T PSU: HX850 Gold PSU Cooler: H80 Cooler RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 Dominator Platinum Storage: Force GS 180GB SSD Input: Vengeance M90 mouse Input: Vengeance K90 keyboard Audio: Vengeance 2000 headset CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K... Read more...
We thought it might be nice to have a quick rundown of some of the best apps that are free, open source, and cross-platform. Experienced users may find fault with us for leaving out their favorite app, but hopefully they will agree that the ones we’ve picked here are deserving of recognition. We especially hope this is useful to those that are unaware of the existence of these applications due to the long shadows cast by the proprietary icons of their respective categories. If you feel we did miss an important app though, please let us know in the comments and share your favorites with everyone. Since all of these applications are open source, they have been ported to a variety of platforms.... Read more...
As the resident open source zealot, I thought it might be nice to have a quick rundown of some of the best apps that are free, open source, and cross-platform available to our readers.  Experienced users may find fault with me for leaving out their favorite app, but hopefully they will agree that the ones I’ve picked here are deserving of recognition.  I especially hope this is useful to those that are unaware of the existence of these applications due to the long shadows cast by the proprietary icons of their respective categories. If you feel I did miss an important app, please let us know in the comments and share your favorites with everyone. Since all of these applications... Read more...
The time has come to announce the winners our of latest giveaway! As most of you probably know, this time around, we teamed up with our friends at Gigabyte to give away a few of pieces of HOT hardware. Up for grabs, we had a Z68 series, Z68XP-UD3P motherboard, a GeForce GTX 560 N56GOC-IGI graphics card, and a Force K3 keyboard and M6900 mouse combo. For the last few weeks, all of our active participants had a shot at winning, but it's time to bring this giveaway to a close. So without further delay, here are the winners... The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 N56GOC-IGI goes to - Aoshi! The Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P motherboard goes to - OSunday! The Force K3 keyboard and M6900 mouse goes to - cowboyspace!... Read more...
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