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Bowser takes over Nintendo: Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime to retire, Doug Bowser named as new President

Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo of America, announced that he will retire from the company on April 15. Doug Bowser, currently the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will step up as the new President upo...
Lioncast LM60: An RGB gaming mouse and a high-resolution optical sensor for US$80 (Image source: Lioncast)

Lioncast LM60: An RGB gaming mouse and a high-resolution optical sensor for US$80

Lioncast is a comparatively new manufacturer, but that has not stopped it from expanding its range of mice. The company has now released the LM60, a wired mouse with RGB lighting and a high-resolution optical sensor. Perhaps unsur...
With its US$179 MSRP, the GTX 1650 is targeted at budget gaming builds. (Source: Videocardz)

Nvidia GTX 1650 budget gaming GPU scheduled to launch in late March

As a GTX 1050 successor, the GTX 1650 GPU is rumored to integrate a TU-117 core clocked at 1.48 GHz, faster Turing shaders, and 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The number of CUDA cores and the TDP are not yet known. Launch date should be clos...
Panhard EBR 75 FL 10 premium tank in World of Tanks available via The Challenge on Wheels event

Wargaming is giving the premium EBR 75 FL 10 for free, but you have to fight to get it

"The Challenge on Wheels" special event that has begun today will last until March 7 and comes with the chance to obtain the Panhard EBR 75 FL 10 for free — or at least a good discount when purchasing it. This is the first premium...
The Nvidia GeForce MX250 laptop GPU is aimed at mobile gamers. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia announces GeForce MX230 and MX250 laptop GPUs

Nvidia has added two new members to the MX product family: The GeForce MX230 and the GeForce MX250. Both GPUs are based on Pascal architecture, offer DirectX 12 support, and they both utilize Nvidia’s Optimus graphics-switching te...
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

February 2019 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.
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

February 2019 Update. Here you will find the best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

February 2019 Update. Here you will find the best multimedia notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
The Razer Phone 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. (Source: Razer)

Razer Phone 2 owners can expect to receive Android Pie starting February 27

It has been reported that owners of unlocked Razer Phone 2 handsets can expect to start receiving updates to Android 9 Pie from February 27. Those with carrier devices will have to wait a bit longer. This will be a relief to some ...
Alleged Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. (Source: Reddit - u/sprowlly)

Images of unboxed Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti leaked on Reddit

Some images of the upcoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti have been leaked on Reddit. The pictures show the graphics card’s box, the GPU fitted inside a computer, and a screenshot of the device’s description. Apparently, the owner of...
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Logitech to bring back "legendary" Logitech G MX518 gaming mouse

Logitech announced today that it will reboot the classic Logitech G MX518 gaming mouse. Hailed in its day as one of the best gaming mice available, the MX518 is fondly remembered by many for its comfortable shape, fast reporting r...
Nvidia to prioritize DLSS improvements at low resolutions in upcoming driver update

Nvidia to prioritize DLSS improvements at low resolutions in upcoming driver update

3DMark's latest DLSS test show outstanding performance gains with the right implementation. Meanwhile, real world games like Battlefield V and METRO Exodus suffer from DLSS artifacts, especially in resolutions under 4K. Nvidia is ...
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GDC 2019 | Google to hold event at GDC next month, possibly related to its Project Stream game streaming service

Google announced today that it would be holding a special event at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) next month on March 19th. The announcement offers few details, but many are guessing that Google will announce something relate...
ASUS ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW (Core i7-8750H, RTX 2070) Laptop Review

86% ASUS ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW (Core i7-8750H, RTX 2070) Laptop Review

A powerful and surprisingly compact package. ASUS is one of the first manufacturers to update its gaming laptops with Nvidia RTX GPUs. The GL704 is one such model and is one of the most compact 17-inch gaming laptops on the market. Read on to see what, if any, performance boost the RTX 2070 brings and how it affects cooling.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Asus TUF Gaming FX705GE (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

83% Asus TUF Gaming FX705GE (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Long-lasting laptop with gaming power. The 17.3-inch Asus TUF Gaming FX705GE can run all the latest games smoothly at 1080p. The long battery life proves to be a pleasant surprise. However, the notebook does not offer a lot of ports.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.6 kg
MSI GS75 Stealth

MSI GS75 Stealth: Ultra-flat and extreme performance with an NVIDIA RTX GPU

MSI has upgraded its gaming laptops and is taking the graphics experience to a new level with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs. Firstly, we have the GS75 Stealth, which is a unique combination of streamlined design and cutting edge, powerful hardware (advertisement).
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
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Polish retailer X-Kom briefly sold PS4 thumbstick covers and Fallout 76 bundle for US $5

Polish e-retailer X-Kom ran a promotion this past weekend that offered a free copy of Fallout 76 with four sets of PlayStation 4 thumbstick covers, all for POL 19 zl (~US $5). This discount is not out of the norm for retailers sel...
The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm GPU offers 4K gaming potential. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac announces Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm graphics card with fitted waterblock

Zotac has unveiled a new modified graphics card to its line-up: The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm. The Nvidia GeForce 2080 Ti-based GPU comes with a preinstalled ArcticStorm waterblock as part of a liquid cooling so...
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Razer to shut down Razer Game Store February 28th, 10 months after it opened

Razer is shutting down the Razer Game Store, its own online retail space for PC games. The store will close in the early morning of February 28th. Any games purchased through the Razer Game Store will continue to work, though keys...
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC Edition. (Source: Videocardz)

NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti falls just short of the GTX Titan X in FFXV benchmark, to be priced at US$279 MSRP

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti featuring the non-RT 'Turing' TU116 core has made an appearance on the Final Fantasy XV benchmark scoring just short of a 'Maxwell' Titan X and not too far above the GTX 1070, which it is expected to...
Asus ROG G703GX (i7-8750H, RTX 2080) Laptop Review

88% Asus ROG G703GX (i7-8750H, RTX 2080) Laptop Review

Professional high-end gamer. Thanks to a hexa-core processor and GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, the G703GX brings all the current games smoothly to the matte 144-Hz IPS screen. We also like the rest of the equipment: an NVMe SSD, SSHD, 32 GB of RAM, and Thunderbolt 3. If needed, you could still upgrade the working memory and storage media.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.7 kg
Acer has released slightly disappointing early-year financials. (Source: Acer)

Acer has announced its financial report for January 2019

Acer has released a report in which it puts its January 2019 revenues at about US$540 million. These figures have decreased by 23.7% compared to December 2018 and by 1.3% compared to January 2018. The company has cited the ongoing...
Asus giving away an ROG smartphone, will send one lucky super fan to Pax East 2019 (Source: Asus)

Asus will send one lucky super fan to Pax East 2019

Be an "ROG Elite Ambassador" and get a free ROG phone just for attending and helping out at Pax East next month in Boston. Asus is looking for an ROG fan comfortable with talking about the brand in public and managing gaming tourn...
Apex Legends is part of the Titanfall universe. (Source: Electronic Arts)

Over 25 million people play Apex Legends in its first week; Tencent may distribute it in China

Apex Legends has now been played by over 25 million people in the first week of its release. There is a rumor that Tencent Holdings is interested in becoming the official distributor of the battle royale game in China. Tencent is ...
Razer Raiju Mobile Controller Review

Razer Raiju Mobile Controller Review

The Razer Raiju controller makes Android smartphones more competitive in cross-platform games. The controller is well-built but expensive. Read on for our thoughts on Razer’s new smartphone accessory.
Despite almost halved gaming GPU sales, Nvidia's revenues for 2018 turned out to be on the plus side. (Source: PCMag)

Nvidia explains disappointing RTX 2080 / 2070 sales, year-over-year gaming GPU sales down 45%

Nvidia's investors can now breathe easy, as the latest fiscal year report shows decent gains throughout 2018. Things are not looking good for gaming GPUs, though, since the report shows sales in this sector were almost halved comp...
Unity could unleash its ray-tracing potential soon. (Source: Unity)

NVIDIA CEO may have spoiled Unity Engine's ray-tracing support announcement

NVIDIA's CEO, Jensen Huang, referenced both Unreal and Unity Engines in relation to ray-tracing during a company conference call about its fourth-quarter earnings conducted this week. That is odd, however, as only Unreal has ray-t...
The Alienware m15 (Image source: Dell)

Alienware m15: Dell announces a new configuration with a Core i9-8950HK, an RTX 2080 Max-Q and a 144 Hz display

Dell has responded to a suggestion on Twitter and has announced a new top-tier version of the Alienware m15. The Core i9-8950HK, RTX 2080 Max-Q and 144 Hz model costs US$3,279, but you must do some digging to find it on the Dell U...
Acer Predator Triton 500

87% Acer Predator Triton 500 (i7-8750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Hardly anything wrong with it. With the Predator Triton 500, Acer presents an extremely compact gaming notebook that offers powerful components despite its small dimensions. In addition to an Intel hexa-core processor, Nvidia's brand-new GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q high-end GPU is also flexing its muscles.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
MSI G Series consists of seven laptop tiers; we go over each one here (Image source: MSI)

The MSI G Series consists of seven laptop tiers; we go over each one here

GV, GF, GL, GP, GE, GS, GT... what do they all mean? If you're in the market for an MSI laptop, here's a 101 on the entire G Series from budget all the way up to enthusiast.
The new ASUS TUF Gaming series with Ryzen 3000. (Source: ASUS)

ASUS has unleashed the first laptops with Ryzen 3000

One variant of the new Ryzen 3000 mobile CPU series, the 3550H, has been launched in the form of the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 and FX507 notebooks. They are 15- and 17-inch laptops, respectively, both of which feature 4GB of inbuilt R...
The apparent NVIDIA TU116 GPU. (Source: Videocardz)

This is how the new NVIDIA TU116 GPU may look

The existence of the TU116 GPU, which exists to deliver Turing-level performance without ray-tracing, has been established at this stage. Today (February 14, 2019), VideoCardz has posted what it describes as exclusive images of th...
Starting with version 4.22 of the Unreal Engine, Epic Games will be adding native support for real-time ray tracing and path tracing. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia's RTX 2000 GPUs to get adoption boost via expanded ray tracing support on Unreal Engine 4

Gamers that were rather reticent regarding the adoption of Nvidia's real-time ray tracing technology implemented in the latest RTX 2000-series GPUs may be interested to know that Epic Games is planning to make it easier for game d...
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 is the most popular GPU among Steam users. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 tops Steam's GPU survey while RTX cards and AMD's RX Vega make an appearance

Steam has released the details of its hardware and software survey for January 2019. In terms of PC video card usage, Nvidia absolutely dominates the chart with 74% of users having a GPU from the green team. The GeForce GTX 1060 i...
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a colorful and bright remake of the Game Boy classic. (Source: Nintendo)

Latest Nintendo Direct broadcast features Zelda, Hellblade, Dragon Quest, Fire Emblem, Tetris, and of course Mario

The latest Nintendo Direct broadcast has revealed a treasure trove of games and plans that will keep even the fussiest Nintendo fan content. Among the games featured were Super Mario Maker 2, a battle royale version of Tetris call...
Acer Aspire, Chromebook, and Nitro systems are on sale for President's Day (Image source: Newegg)

Acer Aspire, Chromebook, and Nitro systems are on sale for President's Day

Get a 17-inch gaming laptop with GTX 1060 graphics for $920 USD and more from now until the end of next week. The sale spans multiple retail outlets including Newegg, Office Depot, Staples, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target.
The SilentiumPC Armis AR7X TG RGB (Image source: Silentium PC)

The SilentiumPC Armis AR7X TG RGB: A colourful and feature-packed, yet affordable Midi Tower case

SilentiumPC has announced its latest Midi Tower, the Armis AR7X TG RGB. The case costs around £125 (~ US$161) and includes tempered glass panels along with four Sigma HP Corona RGB 120 mm fans and enough space for up to 420 mm lon...
The company is planning to refocus all its business strategies for 2019. (Source: Owler)

Activision Blizzard laying off 8% of its personnel, begins refocusing process

The latest layoffs should help the company refocus its strategies. CEO Bobby Kotick admitted that Activision Blizzard underperformed in Q4 2018 and a new business plan needs to be implemented for 2019. Thus, the company will try t...
The Division 2 open beta official flyer (Source: Ubisoft)

The Division 2 open beta will start on March 1

Those who missed the private beta stage of Ubisoft's upcoming title The Division 2 can join the open beta, which is scheduled to begin on March 1. Sadly, the open beta will only run for three days and the trial will end on March 4...
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Walmart slashes price on PlayStation Classic down to $40

Despite its critical and commercial failure, the PlayStation Classic may be an attractive retro gaming device, especially given Walmart's latest price cut. The PlayStation Classic can be found at Walmart for a mere $40, 60% less t...
MSI GL73 8SE (i7-8750H, RTX 2060) Laptop Review

82% MSI GL73 8SE (i7-8750H, RTX 2060) Laptop Review

RTX on a budget. Even the slowest GeForce RTX 2060 laptop can be as fast as a GTX 1070 Max-Q. MSI's entry-level RTX offering can game almost as well as its high-end GE or GT series at the cost of auxiliary features and connectivity options.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
Reddit has accepted a sizeable investment from Tencent. (Source: Reddit)

Tencent has invested US$150 million in Reddit

Reddit has just secured a large-scale investment in the form of round D funding to the tune of US$300 million. Tencent - a company whose home nation has blocked the social media platform - has contributed 50% of this figure. The m...
New Razer Blade Stealth BIOS update addresses battery charging and electronic noise issues (Source: Razer)

New Blade Stealth having charging issues? Razer says to contact them directly for a BIOS update

Razer has notified us that it has investigated a number of issues impacting a limited number of retail Blade Stealth units. If you're experiencing any of the following, then this new BIOS and EC update should do the trick.
The Dell XPS 15, Alienware m15, and G7 15 laptops should come with OLED panel options soon. (Source: Dell)

Release date for Dell XPS 15 and Alienware m15 with OLED panels seemingly pushed back to April

A press release from Dell published in early January stated that the Dell XPS 15, Alienware m15, and Dell G7 15 laptops would be offered with OLED panel options starting in March. Unfortunately for those waiting to snap up a Dell ...
The controllers are inspired by Valve's Steam controller design. (Source: Smach)

Smach Z handheld Windows gaming PC with Ryzen CPU almost ready for launch

2019 could be the year when the Smach Z handheld Windows gaming device finally becomes reality. Smach is still trying to hype things up, as it recently updated the official site with new prices and specs, plus it added a few video...
Fortnite players can currently enjoy a Valentine's Day theme. (Source: Epic Games)

Fortnite rakes in US$500 million on iOS in less than a year

Market intelligence analyst Sensor Tower has estimated that Fortnite has amassed over US$500 million in revenue in less than a year on iOS alone. The battle royale smash hit from Epic Games has been making about US$1.53 million a ...
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU is 10 to 15 percent faster than on the Gigabyte Aero 15 X9

Update | Not created equal — Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q is 10 to 15 percent faster than the Gigabyte Aero 15 X9

The GPU in the Razer laptop has a 22 percent faster base clock rate than the same GPU on the Gigabyte Aero 15 X9. The result? Consistently faster gaming performance on the Razer Blade 15 by 10 to 15 percent.
Activision Blizzard will allegedly cut its staff numbers soon. (Source: Activision Blizzard)

Activision Blizzard will supposedly announce layoffs for hundreds of staff next week

A new piece in Bloomberg has cited sources allegedly close enough to Activision Blizzard to allege that the gaming company will let "hundreds" of staff go. The firm is apparently taking this action to maximise profits and to "cent...
AMD has posted a generally positive 2018 financial report. (Source: AMD)

AMD releases 2018 financial performance results, showing strong revenue and market share gains

AMD has released its final financial report for 2018. It shows that the company had made nearly US$6.5 billion for this year, which is a 23% increase compared to 2017. The company also claims to have posted a net income of $337 mi...

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)