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Artifact Adventure Gaiden DX

Quick Game Review | Artifact Adventure Gaiden DX - a combat-focused RPG with retro flavor

Hearkening back to the early days of RPGs and channeling their 8-bit art styles and epic-yet-simple storylines, Artifact Adventure Gaiden DX is an interesting game that tries to add a dash of the modern to a tried-and-true gaming ...
Sam Medley, Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:11:00 +0200

Control Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Artistic synthesis. Developed by Remedy Entertainment, Control is a story-driven action-adventure that sends the main character through a constantly changing building. Read on to find out how this visual extravaganza plays on various desktop and laptop GPUs.
Florian Glaser, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:15:07 +0200
Areia: Pathway to Dawn - Extraordinary The Journey-style Adventure Game

Quick Game Review | Areia: Pathway to Dawn - Extraordinary The Journey-style Adventure Game

Sand and water, physical and spiritual, duality; Areia is a spiritual adventure filled with riddles in a non-stop hunt to advance towards an unknown objective. It does remind us of The Journey at first, but in time it develops its...
Christian Hintze, Thu, 29 Aug 2019 22:28:09 +0200
Total War: Three Kingdoms Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Total War: Three Kingdoms Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Great battles, high demands. Total War: Three Kingdoms pits you as one of twelve legendary warlords to unite a torn China under a new dynasty during an era of three empires. Do not underestimate the system requirements though, as the game’s graphically intensive battles push even the most powerful GPUs to their limits in UHD on the ultra preset.
Daniel Puschina, Thu, 25 Jul 2019 21:17:49 +0200
League of Legends (LoL) - Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

League of Legends (LoL) - Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Runs and runs and runs...smoothly. The free-to-play MOBA, which saw the light of day almost 10 years ago and broke the 100-million-player mark in 2016, still remains very low-maintenance in 2019. Smoothly playable across the graphics card landscape of recent years, League of Legends also delights gamers with older hardware. However, one can't expect much in terms of graphics quality in such games.
Daniel Puschina, Thu, 04 Jul 2019 07:37:24 +0200
F1 2019 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

F1 2019 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Two-Pack. In addition to Formula 1, F1 2019 includes Formula 2 for the first time ever. We benchmark the expansive racing game on notebooks and PCs to see how much horsepower you need to be able to run it.
Florian Glaser, Tue, 02 Jul 2019 18:17:13 +0200
Unfortunately, there was no glimpse of the actual physical Project Scarlett Xbox console. (Image source: Mixer/screenshot)

E3 2019 | Project Scarlett with its new generation SSD and Halo Infinite take center stage at the Xbox E3 briefing

A few details about Project Scarlett were revealed at the Xbox E3 2019 briefing, but it seems in the end it was the next episode in a very famous game franchise that did most of the talking for the next-generation console. A tease...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:22:00 +0200
The PS5 is clearly much quicker than the PS4 Pro. (Image source: Twitter/Takashi Mochizuki)

PlayStation 5 whups the PlayStation 4 Pro in Spider-Man loading times video

Sony has finally shown the PlayStation 5 in action, although unfortunately you don’t get a glimpse of the console itself. A short video clip shared by Wall Street Journal writer Takashi Mochizuki shows the loading times for Marvel...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 21 May 2019 11:28:00 +0200
Rage 2

Rage 2 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Effect fireworks. Rage 2 comes eight years after its predecessor and is id Software's latest post-apocalyptic shooter. As the cover art implies, the game should be even more colourful and action-packed than Rage. Read on to find out which graphics cards can tame this savage title.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 20 May 2019 22:33:56 +0200
Anthem has had a rough ride in the gaming community. (Image source: NDTV Gadgets)

Apparently Anthem's problems are because of the players

It’s been reported that some of the executives at BioWare, the EA-owned game developer, have been blaming Anthem’s issues on the gamers that play it. Great things were expected from the title, but within days of its release in Feb...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 17 May 2019 10:29:00 +0200
John's back in business in John Wick Hex. (Image source: YouTube/Good Shepherd)

John Wick's back again in upcoming turn-based strategy game John Wick Hex

The video game John Wick Hex has appeared in an interesting announcement trailer that gives gamers a brief insight into what the title holds for the grizzled hitman. The strategy game is being created by Bithell Games in collabora...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 09 May 2019 09:41:00 +0200
Anno 1800 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Anno 1800 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Fancy and demanding. Anno 1800 stresses not only the users’ heads, but also the hardware of the computers. We have benchmarked the real-time, city-building strategy game using several notebook and desktop GPUs.
Florian Glaser, Wed, 01 May 2019 19:29:18 +0200
The former Massdrop's new logo. (Source: Drop)

Massdrop becomes Drop, announces new range of own-brand products

Massdrop has become increasingly well-known among the tech community as a company that makes or sources products based on the feedback given by its customers. This has released in novel electronics such as the Massdrop x Sennheise...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 29 Apr 2019 18:01:00 +0200
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will be available for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. (Image source: YouTube/Paradox Interactive)

Paradox teases brief sneak peek at pre-alpha gameplay of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Paradox Interactive has released a video on YouTube that shows an animated clan introduction to the upcoming game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. After watching the clip, viewers are treated to a very short (and small) loo...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 27 Apr 2019 13:18:00 +0200
Grand Theft Auto VI was in the list of reported PS5 titles. (Source: technobezz)

Alleged list of future PlayStation 5 games includes Grand Theft Auto VI and remastered The Last of Us Part II

An interesting lineup of purported games for the PlayStation 5 has been shared online. The titles mentioned include exclusives and non-exclusives for the next-generation console. Among the exclusive games listed are Gran Turismo 7...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 11 Apr 2019 10:31:00 +0200
The Sega Genesis Mini/Mega Drive Mini console comes with an HDMI cable. (Source: Sega)

The Sega Genesis Mini/Mega Drive Mini console finally gets an official release date

The Sega Genesis Mini (Mega Drive Mini) has finally received an official launch date: September 19. The Mini console has been in the works for some time but apparently got stuck in development as Sega changed its plans in regard t...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 01 Apr 2019 11:36:00 +0200
Daedalic's The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is being developed with Middle-earth Enterprises. (Source: Daedalic Entertainment)

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum could debut on the next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles

Daedalic Entertainment has just announced its development of the game The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. However, a seemingly innocuous comment by the CEO of the company to The Hollywood Reporter has sparked some speculation that this...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 27 Mar 2019 07:55:00 +0100
Players will be fighting each other in the snow on the Halvøy map. (Source: EA/Dice)

Firestorm launches March 25; Nvidia recommends competing with an RTX 2070

Battlefield V’s battle royale mode, Firestorm, will be launched on March 25. It will come as an update to owners of the Battlefield V game and will give players the chance to utilize a range of vehicles in their quest for victory....
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:06:00 +0100
Apex Legends character Octane was leaked thanks to a datamine. (Source: Cultured Vultures/Respawn)

Apex Legends dev warns against datamining rumors then data miners find PvE and map information

A Respawn Entertainment community manager has taken to Reddit to warn fans of Apex Legends about the perils of believing datamined rumors. Jay Frechette’s comments were pragmatic and logical: “real info will come from us”. However...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:29:00 +0100
The Spartan demigod Kratos is the main character in God of War. (Source: Mashable)

God of War wins the Game Developers Choice Award for Game of the Year

God of War has won another “Game of the Year” title to add to its growing collection. This time, it was the Game Developers Choice Award for Game of the Year that was given to the acclaimed action-adventure game. God of War, which...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:10:00 +0100
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the latest game to offer "RTX on". (Source: YouTube/Square Enix)

Ray tracing and DLSS now available for Shadow of the Tomb Raider

A new patch for Shadow of the Tomb Raider has been announced that contains software for ray tracing and DLSS support. Users will need to have an Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-series GPU in their system to enjoy the new features. The actio...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 20 Mar 2019 03:25:00 +0100
The Division 2

The Division 2 Laptop & Desktop Benchmarks

Onwards and upwards. So far, The Division 2 has enjoyed a significantly better reception from the press and gamer community than its predecessor from 2016. Read on in our benchmark check to see how it fares it terms of hunger for system requirements.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:53:46 +0100
The latest AMD Radeon driver package includes specific support for Tom Clancy's The Division 2. (Source: Ubisoft)

AMD releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.2 driver

AMD has announced that the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.2 installation package is ready for download. The package includes various fixes and support for games, and it is currently available for Windows 10 64-bit and...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:36:00 +0100
ZOTAC's GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 is currently available for US$219.99. (Source: Newegg)

Turing technology for US$219: Nvidia announces the GeForce GTX 1660

Nvidia has officially announced the GeForce GTX 1660 graphics card, the latest addition to the company’s GTX 16-series. Like the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, the new product is based on Turing architecture and comes at the competitive pri...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 15 Mar 2019 06:16:00 +0100
Apex Legends

Apex Legends Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Through the roof. In a very short time the free-to-play game Apex Legends has attracted millions of players - a good reason for us to have a look at the first-person shooter and put its system requirements under the magnifying glass.
Florian Glaser, Wed, 13 Mar 2019 18:19:03 +0100
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation was released in 2016. (Source: Stardock)

Alleged Ashes of the Singularity benchmark Crazy score of 4200 for Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660

An Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation benchmark score for a supposed Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 graphics card has been reported. According to the result, the upcoming GPU managed to score 4200 points. It’s rumored the latest additi...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 13 Mar 2019 06:22:00 +0100
The Apex Legends character Octane was also leaked by dataminers. (Source: The Daily Dot)

Apex Legends datamine leaks suggest NPCs will watch you wall-running and flame-throwing all day and night

Dataminers have been busy exploring the code for Apex Legends, and it seems there could be some interesting developments coming soon for the battle royale hit. NPCs could be making an appearance in the game, as could flamethrowers...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 12 Mar 2019 03:33:00 +0100

Anthem Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

An emotional rollercoaster. While Anthem has been criticised for its content and story, the first-person shooter has triumphant graphics. Read on to find out the system requirements for BioWare’s latest shooter along with how it performs on various laptop and desktop GPUs.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:17:13 +0100
Many gamers, especially PS4 owners, have been reporting a critical bug in Anthem that causes a hard reset. (Source: PlayStation/Sony)

Update | Critical bug in Anthem is causing PS4 consoles to shutdown; PC and Xbox users also reporting hard crashes

Anthem, the new action RPG game from BioWare, is apparently causing hard crashes on PlayStation 4 consoles. A growing number of gamers are taking to both Reddit and Electronic Arts’ Answers HQ to complain about issues with PS4 shu...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 10 Mar 2019 07:34:30 +0100
Render based on the Google controller patent filing. (Source: Yanko Design/Sarang Sheth)

Design renders based on Google game controller patent channels the worst parts of the clunky Ouya controller

Some renders of a game controller based on a patent application made by Google have been met with considerable derision by the online community. Although the renders themselves have been expertly created, the majority of the negat...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 10 Mar 2019 06:46:00 +0100
The MSI Ventus OC Edition of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 card. (Source: VideoCardz)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 leaks: images, specifications, price, availability

Some images of MSI variants of an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 graphics card have been leaked, along with alleged specifications, pricing, and release date. The non-Ti version of the Turing-based 16-series card will have slightly highe...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 10 Mar 2019 03:45:00 +0100
Dirt Rally 2.0

Dirt Rally 2.0 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Sand in the gears. Nearly four years after Dirt Rally and two years after Dirt 4, Codemasters has released Dirt Rally 2.0 to the delight of racing fans, or at least those who are uninterested by Formula 1. Read on to find out how well Codemasters’ latest rally game runs on various laptop and desktop GPUs.
Florian Glaser, Sat, 09 Mar 2019 19:46:36 +0100
Players have to "scavenge, fight, and survive" in Firestorm. (Source: YouTube/JROBtheFinesser)

Leaked video offers insight into Battlefield V's upcoming Firestorm battle royale mode

An alleged video of Firestorm, the battle royale mode for Battlefield V, has been uploaded to YouTube. The clip is configured as an introduction and tutorial, showing off the huge battleground and the numerous weapons and vehicles...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 08 Mar 2019 08:50:00 +0100
The Manli GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gallardo is overclockable. (Source: Manli)

Manli announces GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with twin coolers and overclockable Gallardo variant

Hong Kong-based manufacturer Manli has announced two new variants of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. The Manli GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and Manli GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gallardo both come with twin cooling fans and two compo...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 08 Mar 2019 06:36:00 +0100
A high-end GPU improves the chances of enjoying a Fortnite victory dance. (Source: Polygon)

Nvidia claims battle royale gamers can greatly improve their kill-death ratio with an RTX 20-series GPU

In a new blog post, Nvidia has highlighted that players of battle royale games like Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends can improve their kill-death ratio by a considerable percentage by utilizing a graphics card from the RTX 20 seri...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 08 Mar 2019 04:38:00 +0100
Free games are available for purchases of qualifying Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-series cards. (Source: Nvidia)

Deal | Nvidia's Triple Threat Bundle offers Battlefield V, Anthem, and/or Metro Exodus with qualifying RTX 20-series purchase

Nvidia is currently offering a limited time deal to encourage gamers into a purchase of one of the company’s RTX 20-series graphics cards. The offer is valid for both desktop and laptop variants of the Turing-based GPUs, although ...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:27:00 +0100
Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Demanding even without Raytracing. Metro Exodus is the next game to support Raytracing after Battlefield V. Read on to find out why this first-person shooter needs a powerful GPU even at moderate settings.
Florian Glaser, Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:39:06 +0100
Far Cry New Dawn

Far Cry New Dawn Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

New setting, old tech. While the story of Far Cry New Dawn is set in a different time, the look of the game is still no different. In our benchmark analysis, we examine what kind of GPU horsepower you need to achieve playable frame rates at certain resolutions and on certain settings.
Florian Glaser, Tue, 05 Mar 2019 16:51:03 +0100
Apex Legends has attracted 50 million players since February 4. (Source: Twitter/Vince Zampella)

Battle royale smash hit Apex Legends draws in 50 million players in its first month

Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella has taken to Twitter again to report on Apex Legends’ latest milestone. The battle royale game, which is set in the Titanfall universe, has now been tried out by over 50 million people worldw...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 05 Mar 2019 02:36:00 +0100
This is the Apex Legends/Titanfall battle royale map that was leaked on Reddit in 2018. (Source: Reddit - u/hiticonic)

Apex Legends was leaked on Reddit nearly a year ago but was dismissed as fake

A map for Apex Legends was leaked on Reddit 11 months ago but was quickly dismissed by the community. A redditor called hiticonic uploaded the map image along with the caption “alleged minimap for rumored Titanfall battle royale g...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 03 Mar 2019 06:41:00 +0100
The aqua blue Sony PlayStation Vita model PCH-2000 ZA23 was the last variant to be discontinued. (Source: Sony)

Sony ends production of PlayStation Vita

Sony has discontinued production and shipment of the PlayStation Vita handheld game console. The final two SKUs that were still listed on the Japanese product page now have the solemn words “shipment complete” in their respective ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 03 Mar 2019 04:48:00 +0100
Variable rate shading could be implemented in Navi GPUs. (Source: PCFiend)

AMD patent spotted for variable rate shading, as featured in Nvidia Turing-based GPUs

A United States Patent Application made by AMD for variable rate shading (VRS) has been discovered. At present, the little-used technology only features in Turing-based cards from Nvidia; VRS can offer an fps increase in games tha...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 01 Mar 2019 10:21:00 +0100
The next-generation of Xbox consoles will feature next-generation chips from AMD. (Source: NDTV Gadgets)

New Xbox consoles rumored for reveal at E3 2019; leaked specs feature custom AMD Navi GPUs

There is a rumor that Microsoft will take center stage at E3 2019 by revealing the expected new Xbox consoles. The consoles, codenamed Lockhart and Anaconda, are believed to feature SSDs, custom CPUs based on AMD’s Zen 2 microarch...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 01 Mar 2019 07:50:00 +0100
Respawn and Electronic Arts have been very tight-lipped about the upcoming Star Wars third-person action adventure. (Source: Respawn)

Gamers can get a glimpse of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on April 13

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will make an appearance at Star Wars Celebration Chicago on April 13. The story for the game, which is being developed by Respawn Entertainment and will be published by Electronic Arts, is based on a P...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:59:00 +0100
The green team sticks with the familiar design for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650. (Source: Twitter/Andreas Schilling)

Two new snippets of information about the upcoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 leak out

A little bit more information about Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card has been made available thanks to a Twitter post by Andreas Schilling. The tweet includes some marketing material for the upcoming GPU and there is also a...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 28 Feb 2019 07:56:00 +0100
Overkill's The Walking Dead has been criticized for its gameplay. (Source: Variety)

Robert Kirkman's Skybound Games cancels Overkill's The Walking Dead and blames it on Starbreeze

Skybound Games has announced that it has terminated its contract with Starbreeze Studios for Overkill’s The Walking Dead, effectively cancelling further progress on the first-person shooter. Skybound Games is part of Skybound Ente...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 27 Feb 2019 11:59:00 +0100
There are decent savings to be had on RTX 2080 cards from EVGA, Asus, and others. (Source: Walmart)

Deal | Walmart discounts EVGA, MSI, and Asus GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs; Nvidia offers Founders Edition game bundle

Walmart has discounted a number of different variants of Nvidia’s expensive GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card. GPUs with special offers include the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Duke 8G OC card and the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming ca...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:28:00 +0100
The GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 could soon be joining Nvidia's GeForce line-up. (Source: XanxoGaming)

New report offers alleged prices and release dates for Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1660 and GTX 1650 GPUs

A report quoting “industry sources” has offered the prices and launch dates for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics cards. The GTX 1660 will apparently be released on March 15 with a minimum price tag ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 26 Feb 2019 11:14:00 +0100
The top-end Alienware Area-51m laptop costs over US$5000. (Source: Dell)

Alienware Area-51m laptops configured with an RTX 2080 will receive power-boosting BIOS in April

XPS and Alienware chief Frank Azor has announced on Twitter that Alienware Area-51m RTX 2080 laptops will soon be receiving a 200 W BIOS update. The Dell executive also stated that the company is aiming for an April release for th...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 24 Feb 2019 08:30:00 +0100
Gamers can select an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti from a number of AIB partners. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia officially launches the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Nvidia has announced that its GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card is now on sale. The new graphics solution can be purchased at prices starting at US$279.99. The latest addition to the GTX line-up offers 6 GB GDDR6 memory utilizing ...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:53:00 +0100

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