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Antec announced the Antec One enclosure, a gaming case designed to offer solid features and performance for those on a budget--even a small budget, as the street price looks to be around $60. (Two special versions of the case, the One S and One S3 are forthcoming and will cost a bit less.) For cooling, the One can accommodate a total of 5... Read more...
Bethesda Softworks released a one-two punch today; simultaneously debuting the Skyrim Creation Kit and a surprise -- new, high-resolution textures for its smash hit. The Creation Kit gives modders access to the same tools the game developers use for updating and creating Skyrim. The Creation Kit is integrated into the... Read more...
Sandy Bridge-E chip? Check. X79 chipset? Check. Customizable gaming notebook? Check. AVADirect is clearly pleased to be offering systems based on the Clevo P270WM gaming notebook. The notebook replaces the Clevo X7200 and features the above CPU and chipset along with a trio of hard drives (with RAID options), the NVIDIA GTX 580M (2GB) or Quadro... Read more...
As promised, Microsoft has released Kinect for Windows. You may recall that Steve Ballmer announced Microsoft's plans at CES to ship Kinect for Windows on February 1st. Now, that day is here, and Microsoft is making good on its promise. With version 1.0 of the SDK and runtime, you'll get full support for up to four Kinect sensors that... Read more...
On the test track, Alienware notebooks have racked up some of the best performance numbers we've seen and the company's desktops rank right up there as well.  One shape the Aliens have never assumed previously, however, is the small form-factor desktop.  And let's be honest, systems in this weight class generally aren't known for... Read more...
Genius introduced the DeathTaker professional laser gaming mouse. This mouse is designed for MMO and RTS gamers. The DeathTaker is the first product in the GX Gaming Series. Genius plans to unveil addition products for this line in the coming months. The DeathTaker mouse features nine buttons which gives users the ability to customize their... Read more...
Dell's enthusiast gaming PC division has built a legacy on designing over-the-top desktops and notebooks, that push the boundaries of performance and style with an unmistakable design flair.  We've been pretty impressed with the Alienware systems we've looked at thus far, and though they tend to run a premium in terms of price, performance... Read more...
When AMD announced the Radeon HD 7970 last month, it revealed a new, ultra-powerful graphics card that snatched the single-GPU performance crown from the previous titleholder, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 580. AMD may have staked a claim for the fastest single graphics card with the dual-GPU powered Radeon HD 6990, but its previous flagship... Read more...
At the time of the Radeon HD 7970’s announcement, we knew the Radeon HD 7950 would be based on the same GPU and that it would arrive a few weeks after the 7970, but its final specifications and price point hadn’t been disclosed. As it turns out, we’ve had a couple of the cards in-house for a little while now and can finally... Read more...
Wouldn't it be nice if that free data that Verizon includes with Samsung's Chromebooks were something that other carriers would utilize? Maybe it's a trend that's taking off. Sony's PlayStation Vita is nearly ready to launch in America, and as you may have heard, there's a 3G version on tap. There's under 30 days left for it to launch, and... Read more...
Steam has changed the way many people play games by delivering hundreds of titles through the cloud. Today, Valve (maker of Steam) announced a closed beta of a Steam app for iOS and Android. If the above gets your heart pounding with the possibility that you’ll soon be able to play Steam games on your mobile... Read more...
The latest member of Antec’s gaming chassis family is the Three Hundred Two, a case that features eight expansion slots, eleven drive bays (3 x 5.25-inch, 6 x 3.5-inch, and 2 dedicated 2.5-inch), 170mm of clearance for the CPU cooler, and 318mm for up to three graphics cards. The Three Hundred Two supports ATX, microATX, and Mini-ITX... Read more...
Razer took the wraps off of “Fiona”, a PC gaming tablet concept design, at CES this week. Though just a concept design, Fiona portends exciting things in the portable gaming world--specifically, the idea that portable gaming can be as immersive and natively awesome as desktop PC gaming. Razer is packing in an Intel Core i7 processor... Read more...
Headsets at CES? Oh, yes. Turtle Beach, who largely remains unchallenged in the market, is choosing CES to launch a couple of new products. There's the Ear Force X42 Wireless Dolby® Surround Sound Xbox 360 Headset, Ear Force X32 Wireless Stereo Xbox 360 Headset, and replacements for the very popular Ear Force X31 and Ear Force X41 models,... Read more...
Our friend Terry Makedon from AMD (You may know him as CatalystMaker on Twitter), conducted a poll on his personal blog asking gamers to vote on PC Game of the Year candidates. If you tracked our similar poll, which was posted a couple of months earlier, you may have an idea as to which game was most popular, but Terry’s got some interesting... Read more...
MSI claims to have the world's fastest gaming laptop in its arsenal in the form of the GT783. This laptop features Intel's second generation Core i7 quad core processor as well as Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M graphics. To back up the world's fastest gaming laptop claim, MSI says the GT783 achieved 16,000 points on the 3D... Read more...
When you think of “compact” or “small form factor”, it’s all too easy to make the leap to “weak” or “underpowered”, but AVADirect’s two new small systems are anything but. The company announced a compact gaming system and a workstation, and both systems pack a wallop. The Compact... Read more...
MSI introduced its latest gaming laptop in the form of the new generation GT685. This laptop is the first in the company's lineup to feature the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M discrete graphics card which offers 384 more CUDAs than the previous generation card as well as 2GB GDDR5 of display memory. You'll also find an Intel second generation Core... Read more...
When the Wii U finally launches sometime in 2012, it won’t just be a tablet-and-console that buyers will get; according to a report from The Daily, Nintendo is working on an app store, as well. Instead of the Wii Shop and DSi shop, which offer users a convenient way to acquire games and a handful of tools, the new app store will offer... Read more...
CyberpowerPC announced the third generation of its Fang gaming PC family, bringing to market new and improved Rattler, Viper, Cobra, and Black Mamba rigs. Features include 2nd Generation Intel Extreme processors, new Intel chipsets, the latest ATI or NVIDIA graphics cards, support for PCI-e 3.0, the company’s... Read more...
For a phone that's geared for playing, there hasn't been a lot of playful news surrounding it of late. But that's changing today. OnLive has delivered a new app update that brings console-class gaming to Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play smartphone. The company best known for cloud-based gaming announced that its free OnLive app for Android has... Read more...
We have been hearing about AMD’s “Southern Island” family of graphics processors for quite some time. Even during briefings for the Northern Island series of products which ultimately became the Radeon HD 6000 series, news about Southern Islands was already trickling out. Rumors about these parts have been rampant for... Read more...
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