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Maximum PC

Hard hitting concise reviews and kick ass recommendations<p>In every issue of Maximum PC we look at the latest hardware to give you the low-down on …

Raspberry Pi

Zotac Unveils Five New GeForce GTX 980 Ti Cards At Computex

Just one day ahead of Computex 2015, Zotac introduced five new graphics cards based on Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 Ti "Maxwell" GPU. These include a …

LightSail Wakes Up After Silent Spell and Spreads Its Solar Sail

LightSail's handlers unfurled the experimental spacecraft's solar sail in orbit on Sunday, marking a triumph for the nonprofit Planetary Society after more than two weeks of ups and downs.<p>The LightSail craft, which was designed to test solar sail technology, was launched from Cape Canaveral Air …

Space Travel

Amazing Minecraft Mod Is Like Splatoon for Your PC

Splatoon is a wonderful spin on the multiplayer genre, but you're not going to be able to play the Nintendo exclusive unless you have a Wii U. This Minecraft mod, however, is a pretty impressive imitation you can play on your PC.<p>Created by Minecraft Modder Sethbling (via Polygon), it follows …

Here are the big winners in DARPA’s Robotics Challenge

A South Korean team has won DARPA‘s Robotic Challenge Finals, besting US rivals and taking home $2m after demonstrating its disaster-response ‘bot. …

On the Fallout 4 Graphics Fallout

Just before Bethesda aired the world's first Fallout 4 reveal trailer on Wednesday, you could sense an almost carnival-like atmosphere sweeping through online games communities and social media. Finally, they were all saying. At long last, we can see it. Six years since the release of Fallout 3 (a …

Watch Someone Beat Fallout: New Vegas in 27 Minutes

A player who goes by the handle Rydou has set a new speedrunning record for Fallout: New Vegas, beating the sprawling post-apocalyptic role-playing game in a mere 27 minutes.<p>Rydou used a few tricks to hit that time that not might be clear just by watching the video below. Rydou skips dialogues at …

Amazon says it is building an ‘ambitious new PC game’

Amazon has wanted to become a major force in the video game scene for years. And now, it’s hired a dream team of video game developers who are working on “an ambitious new PC game project using the latest technology,” it says.<p>The company revealed this information in a series of recruiting ads on …

Jeff Bezos

Fallout 4 Definitely Not Coming To Xbox 360 and PS3

We got our first, long-awaited look at Fallout 4 earlier in the week, and while some are nothing short of ecstatic about the opportunity to return to the wasteland, others were a bit skeptical about what looked like less than stellar visuals. This led to speculation that the game was also being …

Bethesda

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Review

Fewer than three months have passed since Nvidia took the wraps off of GeForce GTX Titan X, and the company is already launching another GM200-based …

Computer Hardware

Nvidia's new flagship GTX 980 Ti card is all about 4K and VR gaming

Taiwan's annual Computex convention kicks off this week, and that means that Nvidia has some new goodies to show off. Nvidia's latest flagship GPU is here, and it's called the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. As you can tell from the name, it's supposed to be a beefier version of the prior flagship, the GTX …

Corsair's Liquid Cooled Bulldog Is The Compact Gaming PC I Can't Wait To Build

Corsair knows how to expertly construct a PC chassis, and I doubt there are many dissenters to argue this. From budget workhorses like the Carbide 200R to mini-ITX beauties like the 250D to super towers like the Obsidian 900D that can accommodate the most extravagant builds, Corsair has the bases …

Living Rooms

Asus Starts Industry's First Fully-Automated Graphics Card Production

Just a couple of days ago, Asus started a new production method for its graphics cards called Auto-Extreme. This is the industry's first …

Steam Now Offers Refunds On Games, But There's A Catch

So you purchased a game on Steam and it's not your cup of tea. The gameplay is horrible or the story is just too silly for words. Perhaps you read …

Game Development

Only thunder gods are worthy of handling this PC

Thermaltake's PC modding community often likes to do things to excess: Taiwan's biggest tech show is a huge opportunity for such excesses. The PC you see above, unashamedly modeled on a certain Nordic deity's blunt implement of choice, is a good example. Did we want to try to grab it and see if we …

Microsoft's DirectX 12 Enables Intel, AMD, Nvidia GPUs To Work Together

Remember that tantalizing rumor about Microsoft's DirectX 12 enabling AMD and Nvidia video cards to work together in sweet, pixel-pumping harmony? It turns out it was <i>kind of</i> true. A feature called “Multiadapter” will allow <b>integrated and dedicated graphics solutions to work together</b> in DirectX …

Computer Hardware

Corsair Brings Liquid Cooling to Latest NVIDIA GeForce GPUs

Corsair, a world leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the all-in-one Hydro Series H110i GTX, the company's most advanced and …

Nvidia GeForce

What Lies Beyond 1080p/60

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Steam Graph Shows That Expensive Games Sell Better Than Cheaper Games On Average | DSOGaming | The Dark Side Of Gaming

Steamspy has shared a really interesting graph about Steam. This graph shows Steam’s average sales by price points, and lists the number of games …

Dark Souls

Start Your Humanoids: Today's DARPA Robotics Challenge Is Historic, And Hilarious

These bots are made for walking<p>The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals are simultaneously the most important event in the field of robotics in years, and one of the most childish things ever cooked up by the Pentagon. On the one hand, the two-day contest being held at the Fairplex in Pomona, …

For Autonomous Robots, The School of Hard Knocks Is In Session

The Future of Self-Sufficient Robots Starts at the DARPA Robotics Challenge<p>It's impossible to watch the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals without getting frustrated. What the robots are expected to do in the open-air course at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, which is meant to loosely …

Meet The Four-Legged Freaks Competing In DARPA's Robotics Challenge

Including 'Centaur robots'<p>Robots are immune to pain, don’t have to breathe, and depending on how they’re designed, can go places humans can’t. They’re also, as my colleague Erik Sofge notes, about as good at walking as toddlers. Sofge is present to witness DARPA’s rescue robot competition, where …

You Need To Be Watching The DARPA Robotics Challenge Live Right Now

Bots battle to prove their disaster response worthiness, and not fall down<p>It's not quite the robot gladiator deathmatch that has been foretold in numerous science fiction movies. Still, the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals 2015 taking place right now (Fri. June 5th, 7 a.m. — Sat., June 6th, 5 p.m. …

Watch This Robot Perfectly Mimic a Master Japanese Swordsman

Robots these days can play the violin, send us Amazon packages, even adapt if they get hurt. Now, one of them can slice us all to bits.<p>Yaskawa …

Robotics