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Gamers will still be able to buy PS3 and PS Vita games through e-commerce channels for the time being. (Image via Sony)

Sony reverses course, will keep PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita open

Despite an announcement last month that commerce functions would cease on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PS Vita this summer, Sony has reversed course and will keep the PS3 and PS Vita's respective PlayStation Stores...
Sam Medley, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:35:00 +0200
EPOS H3 closed acoustic gaming headset in white (Source: EPOS)

EPOS launches the H3 closed acoustic gaming headset

Described as "the best all-round quality gaming headset," the new EPOS H3 is a closed acoustic gaming headset that targets PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox gamers. Its highlights include a sound pre...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:22:00 +0200
MSI is running a Comet Lake sale that includes the GF75, GE66, Prestige 14, Modern 14, and GE75 all with GeForce RTX or GTX graphics (Source: MSI)

Deal | MSI is running a 10th gen Comet Lake sale that includes the GF75, GE66, Prestige 14, Modern 14, and GE75 all with GeForce RTX or GTX graphics

With Intel 11th gen right around the corner, these 10th gen models will need to go. MSI is cutting 12 percent to 27 percent off MSRP depending on the model all equipped with Comet Lake Core U-series or H-series CPUs.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 04:01:00 +0200
Alienware m17 R4 laptop review: Burning up into the atmosphere

85% Alienware m17 R4 laptop review: Burning up into the atmosphere

Hot contender. The Alienware m17 R4 is the latest addition to Alienware's m17 lineup. Compared to the m17 R3, there's a brand new RTX 3000 graphics card, but the CPU is identical to the predecessor's top configuration. The new 360 Hz display is also currently one of the fastest on the market.
Intel Core i9-10980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 3 kg
Marius Schell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:24:00 +0200
The new Arctic Camo headset. (Source: Turtle Beach)

Turtle Beach announces a new, Arctic Camo version of its Recon 70 gaming headset

The multi-platform Recon 70 is the best headset option available for around US$40, according to its maker Turtle Beach at least. The company also offers a steadily-growing range of different colors and styles for the 70, the lates...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 22:28:00 +0200
An ASUS laptop with an RTX 3050 graphics card has shown up online

ASUS TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop spotted online with a Tiger Lake-H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card

The ASUS TUF Dash F15 has been listed on Amazon Italy with an Nvidia RTX 3050 mobile graphics card with 4GB of VRAM. It is coupled with an Intel Core i5-10300H processor, a 15.6-inch FHD 1080p 144Hz screen, 8GB RAM and 512GB stora...
Anil Ganti, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:24:00 +0200
Sony has another hit on its hands with the PS5 gaming console. (Image: Sony)

NPD: PS5 is the fastest selling console platform launch ever in the US

The Sony PS5 may still be hard to find, but apparently enough people managed to buy one over the first five months it has been on sale. According to market research firm NPD, Sony now holds the record as the fasting selling consol...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:37:00 +0200
MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG Laptop Review: A Complete Series Overhaul

84% MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG Laptop Review: A Complete Series Overhaul

Making the GP65 look outdated. MSI kicked off 2021 with a whole lineup of refreshed laptops sporting GeForce RTX 30 GPUs. Instead of just a simple internal update, however, many of these new models have brand new chassis designs and the GP66 is looking like the best one yet.
Intel Core i7-10870H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:59:00 +0200
The new projectors in all their color SKUs. (Source: Sony)

Sony announces new home theater-grade projectors with native 4K and a Dynamic HDR Enhancer

Sony has launched its latest 4K projectors aimed at the home cinema market. The two new SXRD units are rated for native 4K resolutions and have the same X1 processor found in many high-end BRAVIA TVs. The higher-end model has an A...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:59:00 +0200
The iQOO 7 is coming to India. (Source: Twitter)

iQOO confirms that its newly expanded 7 flagship series will get an Indian launch

The iQOO 7 was the cheapest phone to launch with the top-end Snapdragon 888 SoC on its Chinese-market launch. Now, the OEM has announced that it will venture into its first international market soon. It will be joined by a "new" v...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:23:00 +0200
ZONEofTECH's Nintendo Switch 2 (Pro) concept above the original Switch console. (Image source: Nintendo/ZONEofTECH/Destructoid - edited)

Nintendo Switch 2 fan-made concept design looks the part and even offers some Pro-like modifications to tempt first-gen owners into making the switch

Popular YouTube tech channel ZONEofTECH has produced great-looking renders of how the Nintendo Switch 2 (Pro) could end up looking. Utilizing the numerous rumors that have already appeared in regard to the widely expected Switch s...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:03:00 +0200
Review of the Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05: All-rounder for gamers and creators with three years of warranty

The Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 stays quiet and cool

The Legion C7 can run all current titles smoothly at 1080p. It comes with the Core i7-10875H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, 32 GB of dual-channel RAM, 1 TB NVMe SSD, and a Thunderbolt 3 port. What is so special about it is that it never becomes...
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:50:00 +0200
HP Omen 15z with AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 graphics, and 144 Hz IPS display is on sale for $1064 USD (Source: HP)

Deal | HP Omen 15z with AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 graphics, and 144 Hz IPS display is on sale for $1064 USD

HP's latest gaming laptop is a significant improvement over the older Omen 15 model. For just over $1000 USD, this is a well-rounded deal save for the measly 8 GB of system RAM that's thankfully user upgradeable.
Allen Ngo, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 03:36:00 +0200
Genesis Thor 400 RGB mechanical keyboard hands-on review (Source: Own)

Genesis Thor 400 RGB mechanical keyboard hands-on: Everything you'd expect for roughly US$100

The Genesis Thor 400 RGB is a full-size programmable mechanical keyboard that comes with a detachable palm rest. It uses Kailh Red switches and its set of features includes both preset and customizable RGB lighting settings, n-key rollover, configurable macro keys, and more. The backlight/volume knob's placement seems like the only drawback.
Codrut Nistor, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:45:00 +0200
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti could be launched soon

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti shipment spotted in the wild before alleged May 2021 launch

An eagle-eyed Facebook user has photographed what appears to be a mother lode of MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3X OC graphics cards. An entire pallet of said hardware is en route to the U.S., where it is expected to hit shelves a...
Anil Ganti, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:39:00 +0200
Asus ROG Phone 5

ROG Phone 5: Asus is only partially able to tame the Snapdragon 888

Not only does Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 have a reputation for being extremely fast, but also for being very hot. Asus has already demonstrated that it can cool its smartphones excellently in the past, but the new chip poses a chal...
Daniel Schmidt, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0200
Far Cry 6 and Skull & Bones are both included in the purported Ubisoft roadmap. (Image source: Ubisoft - edited)

Dubious Ubisoft roadmap lists Far Cry 6 and Skull & Bones as coming soon with Avatar scheduled for 2022 but still no sign of Splinter Cell sequel

A rumored Ubisoft roadmap has appeared on social media apparently revealing some game release dates, schedules, and IP details. It seems both Far Cry 6 and Skull & Bones could be arriving sooner than expected, while Avatar joins a...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:27:00 +0200
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Klaus Hinum, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:28:24 +0200
Redmi teases its inaugural gaming device again. (Source: Weibo)

Redmi's gaming phone may have passed 3C testing with Mi 11-grade 67W fast charging

Redmi has affirmed that it will launch its first "gaming phone" in 2021 - perhaps even this month, should the latest rumors prove true. As if to give this idea more weight, a device with its alleged model number is now approved fo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:21:00 +0200
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 Review: All-rounder for gamers and creators with three years of warranty

86% Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 Review: All-rounder for gamers and creators with three years of warranty

Never gets too loud or too hot. The Legion C7 can run all current titles smoothly at 1080p. It comes with the Core i7-10875H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, 32 GB of dual-channel RAM, 1 TB NVMe SSD, and a Thunderbolt 3 port. It gets neither too loud nor too hot.
Intel Core i7-10875H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Sascha Mölck, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:13:00 +0200
Days Gone's official launch date for PC has been revealed

Days Gone will be available on Steam and the Epic Games Store starting May 18, 2021

A new blog post from Sony has spilt the beans about what Days Gone has in store for us on PC. It will support ultrawide monitors, third-party controllers, unlocked framerates, and more. It retails for US$49.99 and is up for pre-or...
Anil Ganti, Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:56:00 +0200
The PlayStation 5's latest update is also its largest to date. (Image source: Sony)

The Sony PlayStation 5 receives 120 Hz, HDMI and HDR refinements with its latest update

Sony has released a new update for the PlayStation 5, its ninth-generation games console. The latest update is a big one and contains numerous fixes and improvements. Some of these include the ability to game at 1080p and 120 Hz, ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 15 Apr 2021 15:07:00 +0200
Asus ROG Phone 5 review: The king of gaming smartphones

88% Asus ROG Phone 5 review: The king of gaming smartphones

Early upgrade. The ROG Phone 5 is ready to defend the gaming crown, and it aims to convince with cutting-edge hardware and familiar strengths. Find out whether the Asus smartphone is more than just a niche product in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 6.78" | 239 g
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 15 Apr 2021 06:25:00 +0200
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 will be a powerhouse of a gaming laptop. (Image source: Amazon China)

Amazon China reveals the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 with a Core i9-11900H processor, GeForce RTX 3070 GPU and a 16:10 display, all in a 1.8 kg chassis

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 will certainly pack a punch, what with its choice of Tiger Lake-H45 processors and NVIDIA Ampere GPUs. Amazon China has now shown what the upcoming 16:10 laptop looks like from multiple angles and has con...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 22:36:00 +0200
NVIDIA's RTX 30 series may be hard to come by for at least another six months. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA predicts that GPU shortages will be with us for a while

NVIDIA's CFO Colette Kress has spoken out about the ongoing graphics card shortage again. Apparently, demand is expected to outstrip supply for 'most of the year', which is another way of saying that there will be no GPUs at MSRP ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 21:58:00 +0200
G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4 memory kits (Source: G.SKILL)

G.SKILL unveils high-end Trident Z Royal Elite Series DDR4 kits, up to 5333 MHz and 64 GB

The brand-new G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4 memory kits come with a multi-faceted crystalline design across the heat spreader and feature CL16 to CL22 timings, stock frequencies between 3600 MHz and 5333 MHz, and come in capa...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 19:24:00 +0200
Despite the budget-oriented build, Colorful added a high-quality 15.6-inch display. (Image Source: JD.com)

GPU maker Colorful enters budget laptop market with 15-inch gaming models featuring Comet Lake-H processors and GTX 1650 Ti graphics

The new JiangXing X15 budget gaming laptop from Colorful comes with i5-10300H and i7-10870H processor options, which can be coupled with 8 or 16 GB of RAM (upgradable to 32 GB) and 512 GB SSD storage, plus an Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti dG...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:50:00 +0200
The size of the Corsair One is somewhere between that of a console and an ATX midi tower PC. (Image Source: Corsair)

Corsair One vertical mini ITX PC refreshed with AMD Ryzen 5000X or Intel Rocket Lake CPUs plus Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics

The same 12-liter chassis from previous Corsair One mini ITX models can now be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X or Intel Core i9-11900K, plus a desktop-grade RTX 3080 GPU. The systems also include 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, 1...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:23:00 +0200
Gigabyte's latest AORUS monitors vary from 32- to 48-inches. (Image source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte presents three AORUS gaming monitors up to a 48-inch, 120 Hz, 4K and OLED model

Gigabyte has released a trio of AORUS gaming monitors, the AORUS FI32U, AORUS FV43U and the AORUS FO48U. All are 4K monitors with HDMI 2.1 ports, but only the flagship 48-inch model has an OLED panel. The three monitors should del...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:50:00 +0200
The AMD Ryzen 7 5700G offers much faster performance over the Intel Core i7-10700 in games like Fortnite. (Image source: AMD/Intel/Epic - edited)

AMD launches Ryzen 5000G and Ryzen 5000GE series: Ryzen 7 5700G with "world's fastest graphics in a desktop processor" easily outguns the Intel Core i7-10700

AMD has released its Ryzen 5000G and Ryzen 5000GE-series of desktop processors with integrated graphics. There are currently three SKUs in each series, with the Ryzen 7 5700G being the top-end model. AMD claims the new OEM-only Ce...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:02:00 +0200
Acer Nitro 5 can now be had with a Core i7-11300H or an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H in India. (Image Source: Acer)

Acer Nitro 5 now available in India in Intel Core i5-11300H and AMD Ryzen 5 5600H options, but no higher config options in sight

Acer is now offering select configurations of its refreshed Nitro 5 lineup in India. The Nitro 5 will be available in both Intel and AMD flavors. The Intel SKUs feature a Core i5-11300H with GTX 1650 graphics while the AMD variant...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 06:54:00 +0200
Pokemon photographers can snap up New Pokemon Snap on the Nintendo Switch on April 30. (Image via Nintendo)

New Pokemon Snap officially lands on the Nintendo Switch on April 30, new trailer shows off gameplay

The newest installment in the Pokemon Snap franchise, titled New Pokemon Snap, is set to hit the Nintendo Switch on April 30. The game is essentially a carbon copy of the 1999 original; players travel through a preset path and sna...
Sam Medley, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:23:00 +0200
Budget Lenovo IdeaPad 3 gaming laptop with 120 Hz display, Ryzen 5 CPU, and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics is down to just $636 USD (Source: Lenovo)

Deal | Budget Lenovo IdeaPad 3 gaming laptop with 120 Hz display, Ryzen 5 CPU, and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics is down to just $636 USD

Alternatively, users can spend $50 more for the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti version for roughly 10 percent faster graphics performance. The IdeaPad 3 is one of the least expensive gaming laptops you can get with a 120 Hz display.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:08:00 +0200
Final Fantasy XIV is rushing to the PlayStation 5 in a free open beta, released today. (Image via Square Enix)

Square releases Final Fantasy XIV PlayStation 5 open beta, free to download

Square Enix launched a public beta of Final Fantasy XIV (14) for the PlayStation 5 today. The public beta is open to all and free of charge. The PlayStation 5 version of the popular MMORPG will include new features like support fo...
Sam Medley, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:02:00 +0200
Sony has rolled out a a new software update for the PS5

PS5 April update lets you pre-download updates, offload games to an external USB device, and more

The PS5 is all set to receive its newest software update, which contains a mix of major and minor QoL updates. One can now move PS5 games to an external hard drive, fine-tune their game library, pre-download game updates, and more...
Anil Ganti, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:56:00 +0200
Genesis Helium 300BT ARGB speakers hands-on (Source: Own)

Genesis Helium 300BT ARGB Bluetooth speakers hands-on: Multiple light tricks and connectivity options, good sound, stylish design

Advertised as "the first speakers on the market that allow you to control the backlight using a PC motherboard," the Genesis Helium 300BT ARGB also delivers a pleasant audio experience. Today, I will try to find the essential highs and lows of this audio accessory that targets computer users who love RGB lighting.
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:56:00 +0200
Persona 5 Royal is supposedly making its way to the Xbox Game Pass service too. (Image source: AltChar/Atlus - edited)

PlayStation exclusive Persona 5 Royal winging its way to Xbox, PC, and Xbox Game Pass soon according to tipster

The highly regarded RPG Persona 5 Royal is allegedly coming to Xbox, Xbox Game Pass, and PC soon. The game, which was released in 2019 as an enhanced version of 2016’s Persona 5, is currently a PlayStation exclusive. The purported...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:48:00 +0200
CD Projekt Red will not be abandoning Cyberpunk 2077 anytime soon

CD Projekt Red executive promises long-term support for Cyberpunk 2077

A CD Projekt Red executive has confirmed that the company plans on supporting Cyberpunk 2077 for quite some time, as it wants the game to 'sell for years'. We're probably looking at a mix of free and paid DLC expansions, timely Qo...
Anil Ganti, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:07:00 +0200
High-powered native gaming on a Chromebook just got real. (Image: Nvidia)

Nvidia partnering with MediaTek on Arm CPUs mated to RTX graphics for Chromebooks, PCs

MediaTek and Nvidia have announced a new partnership that will see the former’s Arm-based CPUs married with the latter’s GPUs. It will see Nvidia’s RTX graphics joined with Arm-based PCs and laptops, including Chromebooks, for the...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 02:36:00 +0200
The Philips Momentum 275M8RZ is an understated gaming monitor. (Image source: Philips)

Philips Momentum 275M8RZ: A 27-inch gaming monitor a 165 Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-Sync support

Philips has introduced the 275M8RZ, a new gaming monitor from its Momentum series. The Momentum 275M8RZ has a peak 165 Hz refresh rate, DisplayHDR 400 certification and a native 1440p resolution.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:39:00 +0200
Sony is prepping a major mobile gaming initiative. (Image: Sony)

Sony plans big push into mobile gaming under the PlayStation banner

Sony is cooking up a big push into mobile gaming with a new mobile gaming strategy taking shape. The company’s plans have been revealed in a job posting for a new Head of Mobile, PlayStation Studios ad to be located in either San ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 12 Apr 2021 02:10:00 +0200
Genesis Holm 510 RGB gaming desk with Helium 300BT ARGB speakers and Thor 400 RGB keyboard (Source: Own)

Genesis Holm 510 RGB gaming desk hands-on: More than just a lot of space and RGB lighting

Gaming desks often come with RGB lighting and a few other gimmicks that don't justify their price. In addition to the rather common lights, cable organizer and cup/headphone holders, Genesis also throws in a wireless charger and a USB 3.0 hub. Today, we will see if these are enough to make the Holm 510 competitive or this is just another overpriced gaming desk.
Codrut Nistor, Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:34:00 +0200
Redmi's

Redmi's first-gen gaming phone is now tipped to launch in mid- to late April 2021

The Xiaomi brand Redmi has indicated it will launch its first-ever Android phone for gaming in 2021. According to the leaker Digital Chat Station, it might be here sooner rather than later. The device is also now slated to launch ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 10 Apr 2021 19:54:00 +0200
The Ryzen 9 5900 CPU is featured in select pre-built gaming rigs like the Alienware Aurora. (Image Source: Sticker Library)

AMD's Ryzen 9 5900 spotted on UserBenchmark, only ~5% slower than the more power-hungry 5900X

Even though the non-X processors come with a 61.5% lower TDP, 700 MHz lower base clock and 100 MHz lower boost clocks, the performance loss is barely noticeable with the UserBenchmark suite versus the 5900X models. The Ryzen 9 590...
Bogdan Solca, Sat, 10 Apr 2021 14:11:00 +0200
OnePlus announces a new 9R launch. (Source: Weibo)

OnePlus announces a Chinese launch for the 9R in April 2021

The OnePlus 9R was originally presented as a "gaming" alternative variant of the OEM's latest flagship Android smartphone series that was exclusive to India. However, the company has now announced that it is to be available in Chi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 23:48:00 +0200
The Sound Blaster GC7 retails for US$169.99. (Image source: Creative Technology)

Creative announces the Sound Blaster GC7, a premium DAC for gamers, content creators and streamers

Creative has announced the new Sound Blaster GC7, its latest DAC. The company has tailored its premium DAC for gamers and streamers, but it has also included its Super X-Fi headphone holography.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 21:40:00 +0200
Performance looks good on paper, but the Q421 release might be a bit late. (Image Source: Moore's Law Is Dead)

Latest Intel Xe DG2 512 EU gaming GPU detailed spec leak suggests RTX 3070 Ti performance levels and ~$400 pricing by Q421

Even if Intel manages to deliver on these impressive leaked specs, does it really matter when the cards are scheduled to release a year after Nvidia's Ampere launch? Still seems like a good start, considering Intel has not tried i...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 15:26:00 +0200
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is quite fragile

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is just as fragile as the Asus ROG Phone 5

Renowned YouTuber and smartphone breaker JerryRigEverything put the newly-launched Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 through the paces. The smartphone was quick to break in his bend test, much like the Asus ROG Phone 5. The area around t...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:32:00 +0200
More retailer listings have been leaking details about the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 laptops. (Image source: Asus/Amazon/microaid - edited)

Fresh Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 retailer leaks reveal prices and specs for more variants of the 16-inch 16:10 laptop

Various models of the upcoming Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 laptop have been popping up on a number of retailer sites around the world. The Zephyrus M16, which is a 16-inch laptop with a 16:10 display, will be fitted with Intel’s Tiger L...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:08:00 +0200
GPD WIN 3 1.0.4 software update adds controller mouse support for easier web browsing when on-the-go

GPD WIN 3 1.0.3 software update adds mouse support for easier web browsing when on-the-go

The quality-of-life update turns the integrated controller into commonly used mouse and keyboard buttons. They're not easily customizable, however, which is a bummer.
Allen Ngo, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 00:08:00 +0200
Offers a lot of performance but only short battery life: The Alienware m15 R4

Alienware m15 R4: Out with the old, in with the new

The exterior of the Alienware m15 R4 remains unchanged compared to the predecessors, but it reveals new strengths on the inside. While performance is beyond reproach, old weaknesses are also present.
Mike Wobker, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 20:08:00 +0200
Nintendo has added a few features to the Switch's firmware with version 12.0.0. (Image source: Erik Mclean)

Nintendo Switch firmware 12.0.0 hints at major upgrades for upcoming Aula model

Nintendo has released firmware version 12.0.0 to the Switch and Switch Lite, which fixes a save data backup feature present on firmware version 11.0.1. However, version 12.0.0 also adds a new setting that may hint at a future Swit...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:42:00 +0200
A Spectrum prototype with a V tablet. (Source: Eve Devices)

Eve Devices announces yet another Spectrum monitor shipping delay

Eve Devices announced its Spectrum as the world's first monitor with a QHD/240Hz option back in January 2021. Unfortunately, the OEM has also just stated that this SKU will not ship until July 9, 2021. Furthermore, the 4K/144Hz mo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:14:00 +0200
Lenovo's newest gaming smartphone is finally here

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 smartphone launched with top-of-the-line-hardware and a bevy of gaming features

Lenovo's second gaming smartphone, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2, is finally official. Some of its key specs include a 6.9-inch 144Hz AMOLED screen, up to 18GB of RAM, a pop-up selfie camera and a massive 5,500mAh battery. Prices...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:36:00 +0200
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition, now often two times as expensive as last year (Source: eBay)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition sold for US$2,999.99... but this is a "good" price

The latest high-end video cards from NVIDIA are priced really high and the prices of custom designs make the US$2,999.99 tag on a GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition that has just been sold on eBay look like a bargain. For example, ...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 11:28:00 +0200
Patch 1.2 has made improvements on last-generation consoles, but CDPR has a long way to go with fixes and optimisations. (Image source: CDPR)

The PlayStation 4 Pro remains the go-to last generation console for Cyberpunk 2077 even with Patch 1.2

Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 is slowly being dissected, but it seems to improve the game less on last-generation consoles than people had anticipated. In fact, most of the improvements are only noticeable on the PlayStation 4 Pro,...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:57:00 +0200
The Super Mario Bros box. (Source: Wikipedia)

A rare mint copy of Super Mario Bros for the NES breaks records for games sold at auctions

An unboxed copy of the game Super Mario Bros for the legacy Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console has reportedly sold at auction for US$660,000. This is the largest final asking price for a video game yet. The item in questi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:25:00 +0200
The HP OMEN 15z combines Cezanne APUs and Ampere GPUs. (Image source: HP)

HP OMEN 15z tipped to launch in Europe with AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs

The HP OMEN 15z is coming to Europe following its US release, according to a new report. The 15.6-inch laptop combines AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs with a 144 Hz display, which should deliver significa...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 20:04:00 +0200
The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 is available with up to a Ryzen 9 5900HX and a GeForce RTX 3070. (Image source: Alienware)

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 launches with enticing hardware, including a Ryzen 9 5900HX, a 115 W RTX 3070 and optional CherryMX mechanical switches

The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 includes AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs and CherryMX mechanical keyboard switches. You can configure the 15.6-inch gaming laptop with up to a 1440p and 240 Hz display, 32 ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:13:00 +0200
Dell has launched a new range of gaming monitors

Dell launches four new gaming monitors to go with its new Ryzen powered notebooks

Dell has launched four new gaming monitors to complement its Ryzen-powered line of gaming laptops. There four SKUs in total with screen sizes ranging between 24 and 34 inches. The monitors will be available for purchase towards th...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0200
The G15 5510 and G15 5515 will launch at US$899.99. (Image source: Dell)

Dell G15 refreshed with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and a choice between AMD Ryzen 5000 or Intel Comet Lake-H processors

Dell has launched two new G15 gaming laptops, both starting at US$899.99. The G15 Ryzen Edition (5515) comes with newer processors though, but both it and the G15 5510 have the 115 W variant of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0200
Atari may slowly pivot from gaming to blockchain. (Image via Atari)

Atari leans further into crypto with creation of Atari Blockchain division, splits gaming business into separate division

Atari announced the creation of two new divisions under the main Atari Group. Atari Gaming will continue to manage the company's gaming division, including game development, the VCS console, and the licensing of recognizable Atari...
Sam Medley, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 06:15:00 +0200
Testing the Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IMH05: Dolby Vision, a very good battery life, and a three-year warranty

Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IHM05: Lightweight multimedia allrounder with a good battery life

The Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 offers a lot of computing power and a well-rounded equipment level. This is accompanied by a very good battery life and three-year warranty.
Sascha Mölck, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 01:16:00 +0200
A new

The Lenovo Legion 2 Pro's design is allegedly revealed in a new leak

The Legion 2 Pro is touted to become the world's first dual-fan gaming smartphone on its launch. New leaks might partially confirm this tip while spoiling its unique design in the process. These images show a mobile device with th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 15:18:00 +0200
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition, resurrected in 2021 (Source: HeatWare)

NVIDIA silently resurrects the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Introduced in early March 2017 with a price tag that read US$699 and discontinued in the meantime, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is now apparently being produced again. For now, it looks like older units that were sent for RMA ar...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:17:00 +0200
The Black Shark 4 Pro offers lightning-quick performance thanks to its Snapdragon 888 SoC. (Image source: Black Shark/SciTechDaily - edited)

Black Shark 4 Pro and other high-end gaming phones own the March AnTuTu flagship smartphone chart as the Snapdragon 888 removes all competitors

The Black Shark 4 Pro has topped the AnTuTu Android flagship smartphone performance chart for March, with fellow high-end gaming phones the RedMagic 6 Pro and the Asus ROG Phone 5 also prominently placed. The table solely consists...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0200
Five years ago, EVGA launched its own gaming laptop. What the hell happened?

Five years ago, EVGA launched its own gaming laptop. What the hell happened?

High prices and lack of marketing likely led to poor sales of the SC15 and SC17 series. Manufacturers looking to break into the gaming laptop world will likely face similar challenges and pushback from established makers.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 01:28:00 +0200
The best notebook displays in review

The Best Notebooks with the Best Displays

March 2021 Update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook, tablet, or convertible for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
Staff, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 20:40:00 +0200
The Legion 2 Pro's selfie camera. (Source: Weibo)

Lenovo confirms the return of the side-mounted pop-up selfie camera in the Legion 2 Pro

Lenovo avoided punch-holes or notches in the display of its first-gen Android gaming phone by developing an innovative pop-up selfie camera, hidden in one of this device's sides rather than in its top edge, instead. Now, the OEM h...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 16:04:00 +0200
Intel's 11th Gen Rocket Lake chips might make a difference to AMD's growing usage share. (Image source: Intel)

Rocket Lake to stop the rot: AMD takes another nibble out of Intel's processor usage share in latest Steam survey

Steam has published its hardware and software survey for March and yet again AMD has pinched some more processor usage share away from Intel. However, there has been a small increase for Team Blue with Linux-based systems, and the...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 11:58:00 +0200

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