PC world : gaming
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If the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X live up to the hype, 500 is a steal  19h49 15 février
Hayden Dingman
Sony caused quite a stir this week, as reports emerged (originating with Bloomberg Tech) about the cost of the PlayStation 5. Not the price consumers will pay, but the price Sony is paying, which is reportedly 450 per machine. Consoles are typically loss leaders meaning the manufacturers take a...
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Valve locks in Half-Life: Alyx’s release date, but it’s nearly impossible to buy a VR headset right now  21h18 13 février
Hayden Dingman
Half-Life: Alyx will release on March 23. It’s not much of an announcement, maybe. We already knew Half-Life: Alyx was due to release in March. Now we just know the exact day it’s coming. For most games, that’s not a story and yet when you’re discussing the first Half-Life game in over a decade,...
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Activision Blizzard just pulled its games from Nvidia’s GeForce Now, and that sucks  22h21 11 février
Brad Chacos
Nvidia and Activision Blizzard seem like close partners. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is one of the biggest games to take advantage of the real-time ray tracing capabilities in modern GeForce graphics cards, and games like Overwatch have graced Nvidia’s GeForce Now for most of the gaming-from-the...
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The Division 2: Warlords of New York heads back to NYC, and makes you wonder why we had to leave  19h30 11 février
Hayden Dingman
When The Division launched, bringing with it a snowy section of Midtown Manhattan, people assumed more would follow. Rumors of a Brooklyn-based expansion began circulating almost immediately, people filling in the blanks on the map. But whether planned or not, that expansion never manifested.Until...
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Oculus Link review: This 80 cable is worth every penny to turn Quest into a Rift rival  11h30 07 février
Hayden Dingman
When we wrote about the Oculus Link beta in November, I called it a hardware hack. Exciting, yes, but definitely not elegant. Link allowed you to turn your standalone Oculus Quest headset into a PC-ready Oculus Rift equivalent, as promised. But the only cables ready for the initial software...
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Kentucky Route Zero review: The game that defined (and was defined by) a decade  13h00 01 février
Hayden Dingman
It’s said that Velvet Underground’s first album sold dismally, but that everyone who bought a copy later started a band. Kentucky Route Zero didn’t sell quite so poorly, but it’s destined to take up a similar position in the game industry’s psyche I think. It defined a decade, and was in turn...
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New PocketGo review: Handheld emulation continues to grow  11h30 31 janvier
Adam Patrick Murray
The New PocketGo (or PocketGo 2) from BittBoy isn’t a replacement for the original PocketGo, it’s an older sibling who’s twice as big and more powerful in many ways. With it, BittBoy continues to iterate on the portable retro gaming emulator, evolving the hardware and allowing for smoother...
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EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO review: Ray tracing gets affordable  11h00 31 janvier
Brad Chacos
The EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO offers something for everybody.Gamers like you and me get a custom GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card and all its benefits great 1080p gaming, good 1440p gaming, and real-time ray tracing for just 300, a full 50 below the RTX 2060’s suggested price. EVGA steals the...
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HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop review: Affordable gaming with a few caveats  11h00 30 janvier
Hayden Dingman
HP’s Pavilion Gaming Laptop may seem like a relic from years past, given the rise of HP’s Omen line. Granted, the Pavilion line lacks Omen’s For Gamers, By Gamers cred, but...well, what’s in a name, really? The Pavilion Gaming Laptop is really just an Omen in disguise, an entry-level peer with...
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Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT review: Punching above its class  14h15 22 janvier
Brad Chacos
With the launch of the 279 Radeon RX 5600 XT, AMD’s finishing off the mainstream push for its cutting-edge Navi architecture by aiming for PC gaming’s sweet spot, the no-compromises 1080p arena currently dominated by Nvidia’s trio of GeForce GTX 1660 graphics cards. It more than gets the job...
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Sennheiser GSP 370 review: A wireless headset that lasts for 100 hours that’s all you need to know  11h30 23 décembre
Hayden Dingman
The battery lasts for 100 hours. That’s all Sennheiser needed to say to pique my interest in the GSP 370. Charging various wireless devices is the bane of my existence, and I’m constantly looking for ways to mitigate the problem. Some are creative, like Astro’s A50 headset and its unique charging...
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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT review: Bleeding-edge on a budget  14h00 12 décembre
Brad Chacos
When it comes to graphics cards, AMD’s owned the sub- 200 price point for years. Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 and 1660 series graphics cards couldn’t hold a candle to the value proposition of the Radeon RX 570 and 580, nor its predecessors, especially once AMD started bundling them with games galore....
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XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT Thicc III Ultra review: A roaring muscle car, barely heard  11h06 06 décembre
Brad Chacos
The XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT Thicc III Ultra takes the delicious muscle car-evoking design of its namesake and tunes it into something even more kick-ass.We enjoyed the original XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT Thicc II Ultra, which only launched in September. But while XFX’s throwback Double Dissipation...
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Valve locks in Half-Life: Alyx’s release date, but it’s nearly impossible to buy a VR headset right now  21h18 13 février
Hayden Dingman
Half-Life: Alyx will release on March 23. It’s not much of an announcement, maybe. We already knew Half-Life: Alyx was due to release in March. Now we just know the exact day it’s coming. For most games, that’s not a story and yet when you’re discussing the first Half-Life game in over a decade,...
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Activision Blizzard just pulled its games from Nvidia’s GeForce Now, and that sucks  22h21 11 février
Brad Chacos
Nvidia and Activision Blizzard seem like close partners. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is one of the biggest games to take advantage of the real-time ray tracing capabilities in modern GeForce graphics cards, and games like Overwatch have graced Nvidia’s GeForce Now for most of the gaming-from-the...