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Microsoft decided to file criminal charges against an e-waste recycler named Eric Lundgren. The case against Lundgren originally went to court months ago, but the man remained free as his appeal worked its way through the court system. A federal appeals court has now upheld the original ruling, meaning that Lundgren will serve a 15-month prison sentence and will be forced to pay a $50,000 fine. What led to this harsh prison sentence? Lundgren had taken to downloading free software that Microsoft offers to Windows users commonly called restore disks. Lundgren's idea was to make these discs available... Read more...
Normally when you want a high-end liquid cooled PC, you end up having to roll your own. For people that lack experience that can be a daunting task because one leak could spell doom for your PC hardware. EK Water Blocks traditionally made the water blocks that gamers would purchase for building up their own gaming computers. It has now announced that it will be building pre-assembled gaming PCs ready to roll right out of the box. The machines are being built under the EK Fluid Gaming Systems brand. The company notes that it is allocating all of its GPUs to gaming rigs rather than crypto miners... Read more...
For almost as long as video games have been around, players have wanted the ability to play against each other no matter what platform they are on. Xbox players want to fight PC gamers and PS4 gamers and vice versa. The catch is that Sony isn’t into cross-platform action. Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan, who is also the VP of Blizzard Entertainment, has let slip that Overwatch players might gain the ability to share progress between game consoles and PCs. Kaplan said in an interview recently that his team has "frequent and ongoing discussions about" adding that feature. Kaplan also noted... Read more...
One of the things that I have never understood are the folks who like to flip to the last page in a book and see how it ends before they read the book. I've also never understood people that want to beat a game as fast as possible. If you are a gaming fan and plan to pick up the game Far Cry 5 when it launches next week, there is a way to beat the game before it even gets started. This secret ending is super easy to enable as well; you simply have to “not” do something. That something you don’t do is place the handcuffs on the main baddy of the game, Jacob Seed. In the first... Read more...
One of our favorite boutique system builders, MAINGEAR, used CES 2018 as the launching pad for its brand-new F131 Gaming Desktop with exclusive APEX Cooling. The stunning MAINGEAR F131 features an in-house designed chassis, built with premium materials, including a steel core and Japanese brushed aluminum exterior with tinted, tempered glass side panels and customizable RGB interior and logo lighting. Take a look... The MAINGEAR F131 chassis leverages the mATX form factor, which helps slim things down a bit, and results in a measurably smaller footprint than a typical, custom-built gaming rig.... Read more...
Rockstar is going to be giving away some sweet customized gaming consoles and even a custom gaming PC all done up in the retro style of L.A. Noire. There are four different gaming devices to win including three current generation consoles and a single gaming PC. Entries into the giveaway will be based on four different drawing periods. You still have time to enter to win the customized Xbox One X with an entry period of December 1 through December 7. Starting on December 8 and running through December 14, you can enter to win a customized PlayStation 4 Pro. December 15 through 21 is the entry period... Read more...
We've all been there; you are trying to get your game on or work at your computer and it seems as if all the crumbs fly right in the gaps between your keyboard or you spill a drink trying to get a sip in before you respawn. The problem with most keyboards is that once you get them wet or get lots of debris inside, they tend to not work well. Razer has upgraded its BlackWidow Ultimate mechanical keyboard and this version is now water and dust resistant. The BlackWidow Ultimate has an IP54 rating for protecting against water spillage and dust particles. That means you don’t have to sweat the spills... Read more...
The splash that PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds on the gaming community has made has been incredible. The game so far has only been offered on Steam for PC gamers and isn’t even out of its early access form yet. But that hasn't stopped the title from already setting records for the highest concurrent player count, hitting 2.3 million concurrent users last month. On the other hand, PC gamers haven't all been happy to hear that PUBG is heading to consoles because they want their game fixed and flawless first. Yesterday, it was announced that PUBG is coming to Xbox One with a launch date of... Read more...
Lenovo has pulled the wraps off a pair of new workstation PCs that aim directly at the folks out there who need lots of power and performance to make it through their workday. The machines include the ThinkStation P920 and P720. The most powerful of the duo is the P290 and it is crammed full of hardware with options running dual Intel Xeon Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze CPUs.  Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is pre-loaded and the machine is also certified for use with Redhat Linux. If your workload requires you to render 3D models or perform other GPU-intensive workloads, the P920 can be... Read more...
If you are one of the many folks who have the PC or Mac Google Drive app on your desktop for easily sharing and saving files, that software is being deprecated. As of September 26 a new offering called Drive File Stream will be available for all users and will completely replace the Google Drive desktop application. Drive File Stream was launched to early adopters in March and is a new desktop app that gives users fast access to their Google Drive files on demand right from their computer. Google says that will allow you to use virtually none of your local drive space and spend less time waiting... Read more...
PC gamers who also happen to be fans of the Final Fantasy franchise have a lot to be excited about. The latest installment in the franchise is coming to Windows 10 PCs complete with the ability to support 4K resolutions. Despite the fact that other games in the franchise have seen PC ports, the game is still more of a console franchise. With the latest installment the developers behind Final Fantasy XV want to give PC gamers the features that will make the game a must-buy. PCGamer spoke with game director Hajime Tabata about the PC version of the game, "I think the very first step towards that,... Read more...
Razer just lit up the gaming controller scene, and we mean that literally. The company's new Wolverine Ultimate is a "professional-grade" controller built for the Xbox One and PC in the style of an Xbox One controller, with an RGB lighting strip built in and support for Razer's Chroma illumination effects. Users can customize the lighting effects through Razer's Synapse software. With an RGB light strip inside, users have 16.8 million color options to choose from. They can also play around with various effects that include static, spectrum cycling, breathing, wave, and more. In addition, the Wolverine... Read more...
Fall is almost here, which means cooler weather (unless you live in Texas where fall weather is at least three months away) and sports to watch on TV. This is when many cord cutters start to get nervous. It's great to not have to pay that cable (or satellite) bill, but it's not so great to miss out on all the cool fall shows and football games. Hulu has your back though with the announcement of a new Live TV streaming service that supports both Mac and PC platforms. Hulu hasn't come out and said that this service is beta, but it sure sounds like it is. Hulu is warning Mac and PC streamers that... Read more...
Fans of the Lord of the Rings world wanting a new video game to play have to wait until October for Middle-earth: Shadow of War to land for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Ahead of that official launch, a new video has landed that shows a cool endgame mission type that has players defending the fortresses they won while conquering all of Mordor in the main game. The special end-game missions start after the main story ends and sees Sauron's army counter-assaulting Talion as they attack different regions in an attempt to get the fortresses the player has taken back. Reports indicate that assaults from the... Read more...
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