Items tagged with Obsidian

Obsidian Entertainment announced that it has a new game titled "The Outer Worlds" that is slated to launch in 2019. This comes shortly after Microsoft's acquisition of the game developer, and the two companies appear to want to capitalize on Bethesda's recent difficulties with Fallout 76. A two-minute trailer released by Obsidian gives us our first look at The Outer Worlds universe. The world looks unique in many ways, and there's an unmistakable air of humor throughout the trailer, but what's probably more surprising is the extent to which the game looks like Fallout. Obsidian was the driving force behind Fallout: New Vegas, and the company also has some game designers on hand that were involved... Read more...
Gamers haven't liked that Microsoft has seemed to turn a cold shoulder on the PC gamers out there in favor of developing games on the Xbox consoles in recent years. Microsoft has been trying to alleviate those concerns with talks of renewing its commitment to PC gaming for years, but nothing has ever come of that promise. Things are changing with Microsoft now announcing that it has purchased a pair of PC-centric game development studios that focus heavily on RPG games: Obsidian and InXile. Microsoft's acquisition announcement is not only good news for PC gamers in general, but for fans of Obsidian and InXile as both devs have been cash-strapped to the point of turning to Kickstarter for game... Read more...
We’ve been impressed with what we’ve seen recently from Corsair, and we were glad that the company saw fit to send us a couple more mid-tower cases to pore over and test: the Corsair Carbide 300R compact gaming chassis and the Obsidian 550D quiet case. The two are dissimilar from one another in terms of design and purpose, but we’ve rolled them into a single review here for efficiency and your reading pleasure. The 300R is a compact case; squeezing in everything a gamer would want was no doubt quite a design challenge (e.g. our big CPU cooler that barely fit). And although this chassis isn’t perfect, the gang over at Corsair deserves a tip of the hat for pulling it off... Read more...
We’ve been impressed with what we’ve seen recently from Corsair, and we were glad that the company saw fit to send us a couple more mid-tower cases to pore over and test: the Corsair Carbide 300R compact gaming chassis and the Obsidian 550D quiet case. The two are dissimilar from one another in terms of design and purpose, but we’ve rolled them into a single review here for efficiency and your reading pleasure. Now that we’ve had a chance to explore and test the Corsair Carbide 300R, we’ve become well acquainted with the whole Carbide family, and the little bro is just as impressive as the bigger siblings we reviewed not too long ago, the Carbide 400R and 500R. The... Read more...
Corsair is launching a brace of mid-tower cases to round out the Obsidian and Carbide series respectively. The new cases are priced at $89.99 for the lower-end 300R and $159 for the more expensive Obsidian lineup. "In the past, enthusiast PC builders had to make the choice between optimal noise reduction and superior cooling capabilities," said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. "The Obsidian Series 550D changes the game, providing outstanding noise reduction along with carefully engineered cooling capabilities for even the most powerful PC systems." That's the 550D on the left and the 300R on the right The system includes two 120mm intake fans, a 120mm exhaust... Read more...
When we sat down to review Corsair's acclaimed 700D and 800D chassis, we couldn't help reflecting on how much the PC case market has evolved over the last decade. Ten years ago, when we were cutting our teeth on CPUs with code names like Coppermine and Thunderbird, enthusiast enclosures were few and far between. In a market that's now literally teeming with options from a variety of established manufacturers, however, how do Corsair's brushed-metal beauties measure up? Let's find out... Obsidian Architecture: Corsair 700D / 800D Cases Reviewed... Read more...
When we sat down to review Corsair's acclaimed 700D and 800D chassis, we couldn't help reflecting on how much the PC case market has evolved over the last decade. Ten years ago, when we were cutting our teeth on CPUs with code names like Coppermine and Thunderbird, enthusiast enclosures were few and far between. With the exception of Lian-Li, which was building $200+ all-aluminum nerd artwork even back then, the majority of the companies providing cases to the DIY market were busy churning out beige boxes with features that included: Complimentary Band-Aids 1x 80mm 6000 RPM rear fan with an acoustic profile carefully modeled after a Boeing 727 The option to install a front-mounted case fan... Read more...
Corsair launches Obsidian Series 700D High-Performance ChassisNew chassis builds on success of the award-winning Obsidian Series 800D FREMONT, California, February 17, 2010 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the Obsidian Series 700D High-Performance computer chassis, based on the award-winning Obsidian Series 800D chassis. The new Obsidian Series 700D has been designed by Corsair to offer enthusiasts with a high-performance chassis that retains many of the key features and dimensions of the hugely popular Obsidian 800D. The Obsidian Series 700D replaces the four hot-swap SATA disk drive bays of the 800D with four fixed... Read more...
We were beginning to wonder if Corsair would be joining the others in making a splash at Computex, and obviously the answer is "yes." The company is catching eyes of hardcore gamers with its $299 Obsidian Series 800D high-performance chassis, an absolutely massive case designed to hold more components than most computer users could ever dream of. Indeed, even Corsair admits that this shell is engineered for the "enthusiast market," with Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing, confessing that it's a "true builder's case." He goes on to say: "It will reliably last you through years of motherboard, power, memory, cooling and component upgrades, while its advanced features and superior cooling performance... Read more...