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Archived Since:January 22, 2010

Blog Post Archive

iPhone 4S - What It Means for Games

[ Watch Video ] Apple's iPhone 4S brings a number of new features to the table, but only a few are relevant to gaming. Chiefly, the A5 processor and its GPU increase the capabilities of the phone considerably. The dual-core A5, the same one found in the iPad 2, offers twice the computing power of the iPhone 4. Show More Summary

Video Game Capture: Roxio GameCap and Hauppauge Colossus

The process of capturing video game footage has come a long way. Before there were reasonably priced options to play with, the solution was simply to mount a camcorder in front of the TV. It got the job done, but the grainy recordings and quiet tapping of buttons in the background weren't exactly desirable. Show More Summary

The Battle for Budget Graphics: AMD Lynx vs. Intel Sandy Bridge

Mentioning the term "onboard graphics" to a gamer is like yelling four-letter words in holy places. You're free to do both, but the results are less than optimal. Until recently, onboard graphics were useful for games like Scrabble or perhaps Solitaire, if you really wanted to push the envelope. Show More Summary

Windows 8 - Hello fingers. Goodbye mice.

Microsoft released a video giving a glimpse of what's to come in Windows 8. The presentation shows off an extraordinary amount of touch screen integration and a user interface that's a blend of Windows Phone 7 and Xbox Live. [ WatchShow More Summary

Vault MLG Armoured Case Hands-On

Calibur 11 has partnered with Major League Gaming to create a unique case for the Xbox 360, using the league's typically eccentric tastes as a guide. The result is the MLG Vault, a case that features a custom camouflage chassis with its very own light-up apocalypse head. We attached the case to our unsuspecting Xbox 360 to see how it looks. Show More Summary

Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 Hands-On Preview

The word "enough" doesn't exist in a GPU manufacturer's vocabulary. They will always find a way to do more. And now, after advancing from the GeForce GTX 480 to the GeForce GTX 580, Nvidia finds itself releasing the GeForce GTX 590.Show More Summary

3DS takes longer to load DS games

Nintendo released the 3DS in Japan on February 26, and we promptly flew one back to the States for some tinkering. Nintendo traditionally makes its handheld consoles backward compatible with the previous generation. The original Nintendo...Show More Summary

Sony NGP processor performance

Sony's recently announced NGP contains a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU and a PowerVR SGX543MP4+ GPU. Both chips are fairly new on the block, and Sony didn't elaborate too much on the exact configuration or clock speed of the chips involved. Show More Summary

Wireless Routers for Gaming: Belkin, D-Link, Linksys

Wireless routers are something of a commodity nowadays, given away freely with broadband packages or available at knockdown prices. This hasn't stopped manufacturers from making high-end models though, with many promising higher speeds, enhanced security, and better media streaming to entice a purchase from users. Show More Summary

Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Hands-On Preview

Have you been to a party where you met that guy? You could be talking about anything, driving on the freeway, or eating a hot dog, and he'd one-up you. It's guaranteed that guy drove 100mph into oncoming traffic and threw hot dogs (with mustard on them) at the wildly swerving cars. Show More Summary

Corsair SP2500 Hands-On Preview

High-end PC component manufacturer Corsair has been tentatively dipping its toes into consumer audio products of late. Its first product, the Dolby-powered HS1 headset, was very impressive. The design, build, and sound quality were head...Show More Summary

Gaming Headset Group Test - Plantronics, Audio-Technica, Corsair, Sennheiser, Astro, Creative, SteelSeries

While graphics usually hog the spotlight when it comes to gaming, hearing great audio is just as important. Being able to accurately hear where your enemies are shooting from can mean the difference between owning a match and becoming...Show More Summary

AMD Radeon HD 6970 and Radeon HD 6950 Hands-On Preview

AMD released the mid-range Radeon HD 6800 GPUs in October. The high-end Radeon HD 6900 series was supposed to follow shortly after, but plans sometimes get derailed. The company barely made it for the holiday season, but it's finally ready to unveil the Radeon HD 6970 and Radeon HD 6950. Show More Summary

Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 Hands-On Preview

Nvidia has officially cranked it up to 11. After botching the launch of the GeForce 400 series, the company had to demonstrate that it was still capable of delivering. And it has. A scant eight months after the launch of the GeForceShow More Summary

PlayTV Update Postlaunch Hands-On

Released back in 2008, PlayTV allowed PlayStation owners to turn their consoles into a free-to-air PVR. Sony's latest update for the software, available for download through the PlayStation Network, promises to make watching television...Show More Summary

SteelSeries World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Mouse Hands-On

To celebrate the launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, SteelSeries has created a brand new mouse, specifically designed for the game. Featuring 14 programmable buttons, a 150 fps sensor, and a size that puts other mice to shame, it certainly creates an impression. Show More Summary

Greatest Gaming Rig Part Five - Caging the Beast

So far on Greatest Gaming Rig we've been running our machine naked on a test bench, and while that's all well and good for some benchmarking, it's not practical for use as an everyday PC. This week, we set ourselves the task of sticking the entire rig into a case, which, as we discovered, was not an easy task. Show More Summary

Ninite - Installing Programs for You Since 2009

Installing applications sucks. Loading up the download page, waiting for the download, clicking through pointless "next" buttons. Now repeat the process 20 times if you?re starting from a clean install. Enter Ninite--a website that turns a tedious chore into a pleasant walk in the park. Show More Summary

Greatest Gaming Rig Part Four - Benchmarking

This week, it's the moment we've all been waiting for on Greatest Gaming Rig as we benchmark our system for the first time. On the motherboard, we've got all our amazing components plugged in and wired up to our two Corsair power supplies, and we've borrowed a watt-measuring multimeter from our chums at ZDNet UK to measure power consumption. Show More Summary

AMD Radeon HD 6870 and Radeon HD 6850 Hands-On Preview

Flagship products are fun to talk about, but they're not particularly practical for more than a handful of us. The vast majority of PC gamers gravitate toward the $200 sweet spot for GPUs. So instead of trotting out a $600 part to premier...Show More Summary

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