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The new Samsung Notebook Odyssey measures 357.6 x 270.5 x 19.9 mm and weighs 2.4 kg. (Source: Samsung)

CES 2019 | Samsung attempts a refresh in gaming with its Notebook Odyssey

Samsung has announced details of its latest gaming device, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey. The South Korean manufacturer introduced its Odyssey line-up in early 2017 and now the company has put together a new laptop to try to entice...
The new TUF laptops feature AMD's Ryzen 5 3550H APU, which is based on a 12 nm manufacturing process. (Source: Asus)

CES 2019 | Asus reveals the TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY laptops with AMD Ryzen 5 3550H and Radeon RX 560X

Asus has announced the TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY laptops featuring AMD’s Ryzen 5 3550H APU and Radeon RX 560X GPU. If that isn’t enough to tempt prospective buyers, the Taiwanese manufacturer has also incorporated IPS-level F...
Ada Wong rocks up in the remaster in shades and a trench coat. (Source: Capcom)

Upcoming Resident Evil 2 remaster takes reimagining to a new level

Resident Evil fans will no doubt be chomping at the bit to get their hands on the upcoming Resident Evil 2 remaster that’s being released by Capcom on January 25. The developers have taken the classic 1998 survival horror hit and ...
The Sony PlayStation Classic comes with famous titles such as Final Fantasy VII and Tekken 3. (Source: PlayStation)

Sony's mini PlayStation Classic console gets a major price cut

Some retailers have started offering Sony’s PlayStation Classic console at a much reduced price. In the USA, potential buyers can find the device for US$59.99, whilst those interested in the UK can get their hands on the mini cons...
Celeste is available on the Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, Xbox One, and the PS 4. (Source:

Smash-hit game Celeste sells over 500,000 copies

Matt Thorson, the director and designer of the platform game Celeste, has revealed on Twitter that the title has sold over 500,000 copies in 2018. The game was released on January 25 and has been met with critical praise and has w...
Jerry Shen will be taking over at tech start-up iFast. (Source: WNOT)

Asus CEO resigns; company to focus on mobile gamers

Asus has announced the resignation of the company’s long-term CEO, Jerry Shen. However, the executive plans to maintain a relationship with the Taiwanese manufacturer in his new position as chief of a start-up called iFast. In a c...
The Sony PlayStation Classic was launched on December 3, 2018. (Source: Digital Trends)

Hacked PlayStation Classic plays games from USB flash drive

It has been reported that the new Sony PlayStation Classic has already been hacked, even though the console has only just been released. Apparently, hackers have been able to run software on the device using a USB flash drive, aft...
Darksiders III

Darksiders III Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Out of nowhere. At the end of November without any hype in the press, the third installment in the Darksiders series came out. We examine whether it is a good or a bad sign with our performance analysis.
Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Rampage. Just Cause 4 is a real adventure playground like its predecessors. Read on in our benchmark article to find out which graphics cards are best for creating chaos.
The Dragon Age 4 clip teases the phrase "The Dread Wolf Rises," a reference to Dragon Age: Inquisition. (Source: Kotaku)

Game Awards announcements: Far Cry: New Dawn, Dragon Age 4, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

The Game Awards 2018 has hosted a plethora of announcements, which included details about titles such as Dragon Age 4, Far Cry: New Dawn, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Mortal Kombat 11, Psychonauts 2, Rage 2, The Ou...
Epic will be offering a free game every two weeks throughout 2019. (Source: Epic/edit)

Epic Games Store launches with just six titles, but Fortnite is one of them

Epic has officially launched its Games Store with just half a dozen “hand-curated” titles. In fact, just three third-party games are currently available: Hades, Ashen, and Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek. Unreal Tournament and Shado...
Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War bagged most of the major awards. (Source: The Game Awards/edit)

Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War are the big winners at the 2018 Game Awards

Red Dead Redemption 2 managed to scoop up four prizes at The Game Awards 2018 while God of War took home the coveted Game of the Year title among its three wins. Fortnite and Celeste also had a successful evening, winning two awar...
Epic Games is preparing to take on Google and Steam. (Source: Epic)

Fortnite creator challenges Google Play and Steam with Epic Games Store

Epic has announced plans to create its own game platform, which will be known as the Epic Games Store. Fueled by the incredible success of Fortnite, Epic is hoping to take on big names in the video-game digital distribution world ...
Farming Simulator 19

Farming Simulator 19 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Room for improvement. As expected, the 2019 edition of the popular and successful Farming Simulator has stormed the sales charts this winter. Read on to find out how well Farming Simulator 19 runs on different systems and what hardware is required to run the game smoothly at different resolutions and graphics levels.
PUBG Mobile was released in 2018. (Source: gmbox)

PUBG Mobile cooks Fortnite's goose on iOS

PUBG Mobile managed to eclipse Fortnite’s earnings for two days in a row on iOS, according to market analyst SensorTower. This is the first time the Tencent game has managed to beat out the effort from Epic on Apple’s platform in ...
Battlefield V

Battlefield 5 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

The best-looking FPS with only minor graphics improvements. Although the engine underpinning Battlefield V has hardly improved from its predecessor, the latest game in the Battlefield series is one of the prettiest PC games around. Read on to find how well Battlefield V runs in our benchmark tests. You will also learn what the system requirements are.
US-based shoppers can save up to US$100 on the Xbox One S 1 TB Minecraft Creators Bundle. (Source: Microsoft)

Black Friday deal: Massive savings on Xbox One consoles

Microsoft has been busy updating some of its global online stores and has been placing deep discounts on a number of its Xbox consoles in time for the Black Friday shopping event. Customers in the US could save between US$70 and U...
Anyone can compete in the Fortnite Winter Royale tournament. (Source: Epic Games)

Fortnite Winter Royale event offers up US$1 million in prizes

Epic Games has announced that the Fortnite Winter Royale Qualifiers and Winter Royale Finals will feature a total of US$1 million in prizes. The qualifiers, which are open to all, begin on November 24. The Winter Royale tournament...
Fallout 76

Fallout 76 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Stale post-apocalypse. Fallout 76 has been received poorly by critics and players. Bugs, missing NPCs, weak story; the list of shortcomings is seemingly endless. Unfortunately, the game engine will not win many plaudits either, as we will discuss in our benchmark article.
Hitman 2

Hitman 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Sandbox experience. Just like its 2016 predecessor, Hitman 2 offers very expansive levels, which can be completed in a wide variety of ways. You can learn how well the game performs with the help of our performance analysis.
The disc-less Xbox console could be released in 2019. (Source: Xbox)

Disc-less Xbox One could be in the works

It is possible Microsoft is working on an Xbox One variant that will not use discs for accessing media. The disc-less console will rely on digital downloads and come in at a cheaper price point than current Xbox One consoles with ...
Sony has been involved with E3 since 1995. (Source: Gematsu)

Sony bails on E3 2019

Sony has confirmed that it will not be part of the E3 2019 trade show. The organizer of the event, the Entertainment Software Association, has issued a press release to highlight which companies will be in attendance, including So...
Niantic has teamed up with Warner Bros. for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. (Source: Niantic)

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite finally has a trailer

The mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has finally received a teaser trailer, just over a year after its development was announced. There are plenty of games based in the Harry Potter world, but this one is particularly newsw...
Which title will end up being the big winner on December 6? (Source: Sony/Rockstar/edit)

God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 secure most Game Award nominations

The nominations for The Game Awards have been announced and both God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 managed eight nominations apiece. Other big names securing multiple nominations include Marvel’s Spider-Man with seven, Fortnite...
The Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme Waterforce WB 8G variant with cooling block. (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte reveals four Aorus Waterforce GeForce RTX 20 series Xtreme graphics cards

Gigabyte has published a press release with details of four new graphics card the company is adding to its line-up. All of the new GPUs are part of the Aorus Waterforce GeForce RTX 20 Xtreme series. The Taiwanese company is offeri...
PUBG is finally coming to the PS4. (Source: PUBG Corp)

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets PlayStation 4 release date

PlayStation 4 owners will soon be able to get their hands on the smash-hit battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). PUBG Corp and Sony have jointly announced that the title is now available for pre-order and will ...
The XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy supports DirectX 12.0, Vulkan 1.0, and OpenGL 4.5. (Source: VideoCardZ)

XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy graphics card details revealed

Images and the specifications of the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy graphics card have been posted online. The card is obviously based on the upcoming RX 590 that features the Polaris 30 graphics processing unit based on the 12 nm FinFE...
Save New Providence from the threat of Terra Nova. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Studios announces release date for Crackdown 3

Microsoft Studios has revealed a release date for the much-delayed third installment in the Crackdown series. Crackdown 3 will be launched on February 15, 2019, and it is currently available to pre-order for Xbox One or PC gamers....
It's not yet known what the people behind Fortnite will do with the money. (Source: Inverse)

Fortnite helps Epic raise US$1.25 billion

A press release from Epic Games has announced that the company has managed to raise US$1.25 billion from a group of investors. Undoubtedly, the massive global impact of Fortnite will have contributed to the success Epic has had in...
Fallout 76 is based on the Creation Engine. (Source: Bethesda)

Bethesda reveals PC system requirements for Fallout 76

Bethesda has announced the minimum and recommended PC specifications for the upcoming title Fallout 76. PC gamers are advised to have at least the equivalent of an i7-4790 or Ryzen 3 1300X CPU, and when it comes to the GPU an Nvid...
Call of Duty Black Ops 4

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Ciao single player, hello Battle Royale. Activision and Treyarch have jumped on the Battle Royale bandwagon, developing Black Ops 4 as a multiplayer game and abandoning a story-based campaign that has been a feature of all previous Call of Duty games. Our benchmark should provide you with all the information you need about what graphics card you need to play the latest instalment in the CoD series.
The first Command & Conquer game was released on PC CD-ROM in 1995. (Source: TV Tropes)

Command & Conquer remasters planned for the PC

Jim Vessella, a producer for Electronic Arts, has posted news on Reddit about Command & Conquer’s future. According to his post, the studio wants to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the game, which will be in 2020, by releasing s...
A big-budget Harry Potter RPG is rumored to be under development. (Source: Variety)

Images from rumored Harry Potter RPG leaked online

Footage of a new Harry Potter/Wizarding World game has been leaked online, appearing recently on Reddit. There have been many Harry Potter-related video games in the past, but images captured from the leaked clip seem to show that...
Kenichiro Yoshida was made CEO of Sony in 2018. (Source: Fortune)

Sony finally confirms PlayStation 4 successor is in the works

In an interview with the Financial Times, Sony’s CEO Kenichiro Yoshida has admitted that the company is working on a new console, which is more than likely going to be the PlayStation 5 (although that name has yet to be confirmed)...
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

The CPU thirst of the ancient world. The new title in the Assassin’s Creed series takes players to Ancient Greece, after having been set in ancient Egypt in the series previous outing, Assassin’s Creed Origins. We will be testing the new game on numerous GPUs while assessing the extent to which hardware requirements and graphics options have changed.
Backwards compatibility could be a key feature of the PlayStation 5. (Render source: VGR)

Patent hints at possible PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility

A patent has been unearthed that has led some media outlets to speculate that Sony could be planning on delivering a PlayStation 5 console offering backwards compatibility. The patent for “remastering by emulation” was filed on No...
Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Great looks, meager platform. Forza Horizon 4 is one of the most beautiful racing games ever released. Find out in our benchmark test whether the modern graphics of Forza Horizon 4 can overcome the weaknesses of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).

FIFA 19 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Champions League. Every year EA lures football fans with a new edition of its legendary FIFA series. Read on to see how the 19th version runs on different desktop and notebook GPUs. Is the game only playable on gaming machines or are multimedia systems powerful enough too?
The Walking Dead's Clementine has become a favorite with gamers. (Source: Digital Spy)

Skybound Games takes on Telltale's The Walking Dead

It has been reported that Skybound Games will take over work on The Walking Dead: The Final Season after original developer Telltale Games suffered from “majority studio closure.” Skybound Games was cofounded in 2010 by Robert Kir...
The patent describes how the operation buttons could work through touchscreen conduction. (Source: BGR)

Nintendo patents Game Boy cover for smart devices

A patent by Nintendo has been unearthed that appears to show a Game Boy cover for an electronic device, such as a smartphone. The patent was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in March 2018 and describes an a...
Shadow of the Tomb Raider was published by Square Enix. (Source: Square Enix)

DLC announced for Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider has only been on the shelves for a few weeks and Square Enix has already announced a new DLC adventure for Lara Croft. The Forge is scheduled for release on November 13 and will be available for the Xbox ...
Project Stream testing starts on the same date as Assassin's Creed Odyssey's official release: October 5. (Source: Ubisoft)

Google announces Project Stream with Assassin's Creed Odyssey capture

Google has partnered up with the French gaming behemoth Ubisoft to show off the American company’s new Project Stream service. The California-based technology giant is hoping its rather prosaically named offering can take media st...
Ashes of the Singularity benchmark leak hints at performance of Intel's upcoming Core i9-9900K

Ashes of the Singularity benchmark leak hints at performance of Intel's upcoming Core i9-9900K

A leaked benchmark of Ashes of the Singularity supposedly shows metrics for the upcoming Intel Core i9-9900K. Compared to the current Intel Core i7-8700K, the 9900K offers marginal improvement. In heavy CPU workloads, the 9900K is...
3DMark introduces new benchmark built for GeForce RTX ray tracing (Source: UL)

3DMark is readying new benchmark built for GeForce RTX ray tracing

GeForce RTX owners will soon have an objective 3DMark benchmark made specifically for testing their ray tracing capabilities. On the other end of the spectrum, a second entry-level benchmark will be coming next month for testing l...
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

A matter of settings. As one of the first PC games capable of supporting DirectX12, Shadow of the Tomb Raider should benefit significantly from DirectX 12. In this benchmark check we will assess whether the performance is actually better than that under DirectX 11, and which GPU is generally better for this action adventure.
Monster Hunter World

Monster Hunter World Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Hardware Torture. While Monster Hunter World receives mostly praise from the press, the action role-playing title fares in parts significantly worse with gamers. Find out in our benchmark test whether the PC port was really unsuccessful or whether the gaming community is exaggerating.
F1 2018

F1 2018 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Routine racing? Codemasters, like EA with its sports series, tends to make iterative changes to its racing simulations. Find out in this benchmark test the extent to which the hardware requirements have changed between F1 2017 and 2018.
3DMark will be getting a ray tracing update this September. (Source: TechSpot)

Updated | 3DMark to get a new ray tracing test in September

The next version of 3DMark, a popular graphics benchmarking tool, will feature support for NVIDIA's RTX tech allowing adopters to test the ray tracing abilities of their cards. UL Benchmarks, the developer behind 3DMark, is hopefu...
The Crew 2

The Crew 2 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

City, Country, River. While the first game only took place on solid ground, The Crew 2 introduces players to racing in the air and on water. Find out in this review how well this open world racer runs on various notebook and desktop GPUs.
Rage 2, Prey DLC "Mooncrash", and Fallout 76 featured at Bethesda's E3 showcase. (Source: Bethesda)

E3 2018 | Bethesda shows off Fallout 76 and announces The Elder Scrolls VI

Maryland-based video-game developer Bethesda has released an official trailer for Fallout 76 at E3 and announced work on The Elder Scrolls VI. Other projects from the company discussed at the massive trade show in Los Angeles incl...

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