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Goat Simulator Review

Funny Farm<p>Goat Simulator is a joke of a game. It’s small, deliberately unpolished and buggy, and its design is simple. So it’s a good thing it’s a …

Can We Build a Gaming PC on a Console Budget?

There's no debating that a souped-up gaming PC will outperform an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 any day of the week, but it'll also cost you a lot more at checkout. However, what about a gaming PC that isn't top of the line, say, one that was built for $550?<p>This is the question we put to the test: …

7 killer upgrades to supercharge your PC gaming

PC gaming can be a pricey hobby, which can make tracking down the right gift for the gamers in your life a bit troublesome. Fortunately, gaming gear like headsets and mice offer an oft-overlooked (and relatively inexpensive) way to upgrade a friend's or loved one's gaming setup for the holidays. …

Computer Hardware

Tech | PC Gamer

How to build the perfect gaming PC for 2013 – and beyond

There's little doubt that PC gaming is undergoing a renaissance at the moment. With the current generation consoles chugging interminably slowly toward retirement, frustrated gamers are switching to computers with quad-core processors and top-end graphics cards that produce visuals of breathtaking …

Inspired By High-End Autos, Digital Storm's Aventum II Is A PC Gamer's Dream Machine

Regardless of perceived success or failure, one must give a boutique system builder a hearty round of applause for investing the time and resources into building their own systems from the ground up. Not merely assembling a customer’s desired components and stamping a logo on the chassis, but …

Tangled Cables #4: Google I/O, NVIDIA SHIELD, Metro Last Light And Listener Questions

Welcome once again to the Tangled Cables podcast, the weekly show where we discuss, analyze, and drool over the latest developments in the tech and gaming worlds. This time around, we recap a few of the info bombs dropped by Google at their annual I/O conference, specifically the gaming APIs and …

NVIDIA ShadowPlay Announced To Continually Record Your Gaming Moves

NVIDIA has this week announced and unveiled NVIDIA ShadowPlay which is a game recording utility which NVIDIA will be launching for free via their …

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GPU Introduced For $649

Gamers who can’t quite afford the massive cost of the GeForce GTX Titan unveiled by NVIDIA back in February of this year for a massive price tag of …

Hands on with the new Razer Blade, a gaming Ultrabook thinner than a Macbook Air

Razer's latest Ultrabook is a wake-up call. It's a warning shot across the bow of Apple, Samsung and other manufacturers of premium thin-and-light laptops. And its message is clear: "Look at me."<p>Look at how a gaming laptop that's thinner, lighter and more powerful than a Macbook Air can be built …

Computer Hardware

The End of the Home Computer: Why PC Sales Are Collapsing

Worldwide PC sales saw a record drop this quarter, as consumers turn to tablets for their entertainment needs.<p>Now this is what an industry looks like when it goes into free-fall.<p>Market research firm IDC reported yesterday that worldwide personal computers had their sharpest drop ever for a single …

Hands on with ARMA III and DayZ, PC gaming’s E3 vanguards

E3 has never been a bastion of PC gaming, but the pickings are incredibly slim at this year’s show. Sure, there’s a virtual cornucopia of console titles destined to land on PCs as part of a cross-platform push, and yeah, Sega is showing off the PC-exclusive <i>Rome: Total War II</i>, but after walking the …

Gaming Conventions

Opinion: Five things next-gen consoles should learn from PC gaming

<i>The following is the opinion of Fred Wester, Chief Executive Officer of Paradox Interactive AB.</i><p>With E3 finished, the industry has the chance to take a deeper look into the next-gen consoles. Some questions have been answered but many remain, particularly pertaining to how next-gen publishers and …

NVIDIA ShadowPlay PVR Game Recorder Launching June 25th

Gamers patiently waiting for the launch of the new NVIDIA ShadowPlay software which was first unveiled towards the end of last month, will be pleased …

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