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There may not be as many Harry Potter fans as there once were, but the series definitely still has legions of hardcore devotees that snap up every bit of "Wizarding World" media. Those fans are no doubt frothing at the mouth to play the new Avalanche Software title Hogwarts Legacy, which is the first big-budget video... Read more...
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of most beloved games on one of the most beloved game consoles of all time. That puts it very high in the echelons of "all-time greatest games". If you remember the game wistfully and think you might like to play it again, you could load up an emulator—or, you could play... Read more...
More official gameplay trailers have been released ahead of the release of Hogwarts Legacy, and the world looks magical. Hogwarts Legacy is set to be released on February 10, with those who pre-order the Deluxe Edition being given a 72-hour head start. Hogwarts Legacy is a highly anticipated game being developed by... Read more...
At CES 2023, AMD finally unveiled its "Phoenix" family of what would have once been called "Accelerated Processing Units." Sporting up to eight Zen 4 CPU cores, six RDNA 3 workgroup processors, and a special XDNA AI engine all in a monolithic 4nm die, these chips have high potential to be awesome for laptops and SFF... Read more...
Microsoft's DirectStorage is based on development done for the "Velocity Architecture" in the Xbox Series family of consoles. The intention is to drastically improve performance under a "sustained random" I/O workload such as that used by a game streaming assets. Forspoken is the first video game to support... Read more...
If you've got an NVIDIA RTX 40-series GPU and you feel like you need more frames in heavily ray-traced games Cyberpunk 2077 and Dying Light 2: Stay Human, you're in luck: both titles got updated today with support for the Ada Lovelace-exclusive DLSS 3 Frame Generation. The third whole-number iteration of NVIDIA's... Read more...
Square-Enix's Forspoken is out now, meaning that you can actually test DirectStorage in a real game. Forspoken even includes a built-in benchmark that not only shows framerates but also tracks load times. As you'd expect, faster SSDs mean faster load times, but they have another curious effect too: lower frame... Read more...
DirectStorage is out! No, seriously—DirectStorage 1.1, which can drastically accelerate game asset loading time, is already released and available for developers to use. Unfortunately, there aren't actually any games that take advantage of DirectStorage yet, which is why PCGamesHardware.de had to use a synthetic demo... Read more...
Disney Infinity developer Avalanche Software (in cooperation with Portkey Games) is hard at work putting the finishing touches on Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world action-roleplaying title set in the same universe as the Harry Potter books. The game doesn't bear the Boy Who Lived's name because it's set in the 1800s... Read more...
Elden Ring is a game with which you are almost assuredly familiar by now. Besides record-breaking sales and multiple Game of the Year awards, it's become the new target of the curious FromSoftware cultural phenomenon where people beat the company's notoriously-hard games with ridiculously-unsuited controllers. The... Read more...
Last month, Lenovo preempted CES 2023 by unveiling an assortment of new IdeaPad and ThinkPad devices. However, these early announcements didn’t reveal Lenovo’s full lineup of new and updated offerings. Now that CES is here, Lenovo has even more new laptops, monitors, and PCs to show off. In this post, we’re going to... Read more...
Dell has a lot of new and updated products to show off at CES 2023, and the company’s Alienware brand is no exception. Today, Alienware launched a new IPS gaming monitor with a blazing fast 500Hz refresh rate. The company also announced updates to its recently released Aurora R15 gaming PC, in addition to six... Read more...
Traditionally speaking, Pokémon has been a fairly linear game where you proceed from area to area after overcoming the challenges in each zone. The latest titles in the series, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, broke that mold and took the franchise in an open world direction. Of course, Pokémon wasn't the only series to go... Read more...
FromSoftware has held a coveted status as a beloved developer of "cult" games ever since the original PlayStation. Titles like King's Field and Armored Core never really breached the mainstream gaming audience, but their fans were absolutely rabid with passion. That fandom leaked over into the mainstream a bit with... Read more...
Dark Forces is an extremely notable game from an entirely different era of Star Wars. Created before the prequels, it hails from a time when all official Star Wars media was based on the original three films. It also doesn't include any Jedi or Sith characters. You play as Kyle Katarn, former Imperial Stormtrooper... Read more...
Steam Deck designers recently gave in-depth insight into the future of the highly-popular handheld gaming device. From plans to update the software indefinitely, to continue to experiment with new hardware, the team does not plan to take its foot off the gas. Since Valve launched its Steam Deck, it has run into its... Read more...
Microsoft has announced Games for Work. This is a new app for its Teams workplace collaboration app, to facilitate playing games with co-workers. Gaming with co-workers might be considered an unwelcome distraction by some employers, but Microsoft asserts that some co-worker gaming fun can "build trust, create... Read more...
AMD's got some pretty darn efficient processors these days. Some of its most efficient are the Ryzen "C" series used in Chromebooks like the Acer Chromebook Spin 514. That happens to be one of the models that AMD specifically mentions in its new guide, titled "How To Play Steam Games on AMD Ryzen-based Chromebooks."... Read more...
PC players looking forward to playing Gotham Knights are going to need a fairly beefy PC if they hope to obtain 60 fps at resolutions above 1080p. But PC gamers should not feel too bad, as those on Xbox and PlayStation will be locked into 30 fps at any resolution. Gotham Knights looks to take players into a world... Read more...
Overwatch 2 has quickly become the go-to game for many, despite a rough launch. The reboot of the original has seen over 25 million players join in the fun, in the first 10 days since its launch, according to Blizzard. It is not unusual for a free-to-play game of this nature to post big numbers in its first couple... Read more...
The GeForce RTX 4090 is a beast—check out our review—but it doesn't come cheap. Everyone loves to gawp at the top-end processors, but such mighty hardware is out of reach for the majority of enthusiasts. At least in the case of CPUs, you don't usually lose much gaming performance as you move down the stack, which is... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090: Starting At $1,599 The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 based on the Ada Lovelace GPU architecture is the fastest graphics card money can buy currently, with bleeding-edge features and new innovation for gamers and creators. Unmatched Performance Premium Build Quality Bleeding Edge Features Runs Cool & Relatively... Read more...
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