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4TB Samsung 860 Pro SSD Appears for $1,900

Someone at Samsung made a mistake and the listing was quickly taken down, but not before the price and speeds were seen.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Sea of Thieves stream shows off combat, pillaging, cannon-fired transport

Last week, incoming pirate action-adventure game Sea of Thieves showed us how to become a pirate. This week, developer Rare puts its booty where its …

Microsoft Fixes Serious Flaw in Windows Defender

The bug was triggered when the software's malware protection engine scanned a rigged file.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

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Intel is tripling the capacity of its awesome Optane SSD 900P to 1.5TB

We named Intel's Optane SSD 900P as our SSD of the year, and for good reason—it arrived to a rather stagnant SSD scene with incredible performance …

Intriguing-Looking Survival Game Fade To Silence Revealed For PC, PS4, Xbox One

THQ Nordic has announced Fade to Silence, a survival game in development for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Developed by Black Forest Games, the studio behind Giana Sisters 2D, Giana Sisters: Dream Runners, and Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Fade to Silence is described by its developer as a …

Free Steam PC Game Available Now Through Humble Bundle

Through Humble Bundle, you can fight for freedom on American soil in a fictional military occupation without spending a dime. As long as you have a Humble Store and Steam account, you can download the PC version of Homefront free of charge until December 9, 10AM PT.<p>Homefront is a first-person …

Soul Calibur 6 Announced, First Gameplay Details Revealed

Bandai Namco has announced SoulCalibur VI, a new entry in its weapon-based fighting game series, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018. The game made its debut at The Game Awards, where a teaser was shown. The video featured a young-looking Mitsurugi battling Sophitia. During the battle …

New Tomb Raider Game Officially Announced

Square Enix has officially announced that a new Tomb Raider game is on the way. The company confirmed the news in a brief statement, though it stopped short of fully revealing the new game, whose title, platforms, and release date remain unknown.<p>"Driven by our goal of putting our fans first, we …

Despite weak AI, MechWarrior 5 is shaping up to be the mech game I've always wanted

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is deeply obsessed with the fantasy of piloting a giant 100-ton suit of mechanized armor. It doesn't just revel in the …

Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, And Another Unannounced Ubisoft Game Delayed

Ubisoft has announced Far Cry 5's release date has been delayed. The open-world first-person shooter will now launch on March 27, 2018, instead of the previously announced February 27, 2018 date, which constitutes a delay of one month.<p>In addition to this, The Crew 2's release has been moved from …

Here are early Titan V benchmarks

Last week, Nvidia surprised everyone with the unveiling of its new Titan V graphics card. It's important to note that the Titan V isn't billed as a …

What we want to see in Monster Hunter: World on PC

With the recent PS4 beta, we finally got to spend some much-needed hands-on time with Monster Hunter: World, which is slated to hit PC early- to …

Gear of the Year Awards 2017

Every year, hundreds if not thousands of new products arrive for the PC gaming platform. From core components like graphics cards, CPUs, and …

CPU of the Year: Intel Core i5-8400

More cores is the easy way to improve performance, and Intel gives us exactly that with its 8th Generation Coffee Lake processors—50 percent more …

AMD Launches Much-Needed Software Revamp, Offers More Control Of Video Cards

AMD has released what's called Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, which is a revamped package of all the software technologies built for PC gamers that use AMD graphics cards. While it offers new features like the Radeon Overlay and the AMD Link mobile application, Adrenalin Edition improves the …

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

<i>GameSpot's Best Games of 2017 has finally kicked off, so join us as we unveil what we thought were the 10 best games released this year. We recently revealed that the #9 spot went to What Remains of Edith Finch. At the #8 spot is Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, which is available on PS4 and PC. Read</i> …

Diablo-Style Game Titan Quest Coming To Switch, PS4, And Xbox One Next Year

Nearly 12 years after it first released on PC, THQ Nordic's Diablo-like action-RPG Titan Quest is coming to home consoles. The publisher announced it is bringing Titan Quest to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One in 2018, with a special addition available for the latter two platforms.<p>Titan Quest …

MSI’s Radeon RX Vega 64 Air Boost has a bigger exhaust for better cooling

AMD's Radeon RX Vega graphics card aren't exactly plentiful at the moment, though perhaps that will change as more custom solutions get added to the …

Corsair launches the world’s fastest memory kit for laptops and SFF PCs

RAM speed may not matter as much as it once did, but that hasn't stopped Corsair from claiming bragging rights when it can. Now is one of those …

Graphics Card of the Year: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite

For gaming purposes, nothing trumps the importance of your graphics card. Last year gave us Nvidia's Pascal architecture, and this year came the GTX …

Dead in Vinland is a neat looking survive ’em up

Dead in Vinland strikes me as The Banner Saga meets Darkest Dungeon. For a start, everyone looks utterly miserable. It’s a survival/management game …

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Fortnite Battle Royale Season Two Begins, Battle Pass Available For PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Fortnite Battle Royale's Season Two kicks off today, December 14, and along with it comes a slew of new cosmetic items you can get in the PUBG-like survival game. While Battle Royale is free to download and play, Epic is offering a Battle Pass that grants you immediate access to some of the new …

Free Ghost Recon: Wildlands Predator-Themed Jungle Storm Update Out Now, Here Are The Patch Notes

The next big update for Ghost Recon: Wildlands has arrived. Jungle Storm is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and it introduces a lot of new content to the shooter for free, including classes, maps, and a limited-time crossover event.<p>Among the additions the Jungle Storm update brings are two …

How Sea Of Thieves' Progression System Makes Sure You Can Always Play With Friends On Xbox One And PC

Although Sea of Thieves can be played solo, cooperative multiplayer is a major component. Oftentimes, friends can have trouble playing co-op games together if they haven't invested the same amount of time in them, but with Sea of Thieves, developer Rare has its sights set on a progression system …