• But due to a number of factors, buying a prebuilt system isn’t such a bad idea right now. Take a look at our recommended PC build guide. The normally modest price premium of a prebuilt system doesn’t look so bad compared to those inflated GPU costs. In almost all these cases, you can actually save money by buying a prebuilt system, and get lifetime tech support in the bargain. But if you’re looking to pull the trigger on a new gaming PC right now, opting for a prebuilt system might actually be p
    With GPU prices peaking, now is a good time to buy a prebuilt gaming PC

  • Stardock and Mohawk Games have released a new Offworld Trading Company DLC pack called Limited Supply that includes more than a dozen new scenarios focusing on the single, simple goal of survival. That includes food, water, and oxygen, which as you might imagine are pretty important to survival on an alien world. “We’ve got changing environments, evolving tech, and some serious restrictions on what sorts of resources the player can buy and sell. Sure, you don’t have to worry about another compan
    Offworld Trading Company: Limited Supply DLC swaps stock markets for survival

  • So if you don’t like the current drivers, just wait a bit and there will be something new to try out. As far as the new 18.1.1 drivers go, AMD doesn’t show any major additions, and these aren’t targeted at any particular game. Protected video content may intermittently experience a freeze or hang during playback. On multi GPU enabled system configurations Player Unknowns Battlegrounds may experience menu item flickering. CLINFO may report incorrect values in multi GPU system configurations.
    Welcome to 2018, it's time for new AMD Adrenalin drivers

  • “I really love PC gaming because it fulfills the independence idea of, you do everything,” says programmer Olafur Waage. “You put the machine together, you fix it if it’s broken, you install all the things, and you try things out. The short video is mostly full of bite-sized testimonials like that, and more than a few shots of people playing Ubisoft games together and looking very happy. Those who’ve played Ubisoft’s games might point out that they’re rarely moddable, and Assassin’s Creed: Unity

  • Intel today revealed additional information regarding its ongoing testing of the Meltdown and Spectre firmware patches it has released. The performance impact as always will depend on the specific workload being tested, and while industry benchmarks are nice, companies will ultimately need to measure the impact on their own infrastructure. When we get to the storage benchmarks, however, things get a bit more complex. With only a single CPU core, that increased CPU utilization appears to result i
    Intel reveals 0-25 percent performance impact from Meltdown and Spectre patches

  • Crytek said in November that its team-based supernatural shooter Hunt: Showdown would begin alpha testing sometime this winter. And so it will, as the studio announced today that the closed alpha phase will get underway on January 31. Hunt: Showdown is a co-op multiplayer game in which teams of bounty hunters track and kill dangerous, but also very lucrative, supernatural monsters. The focus of the alpha will be on testing gameplay, balance, and backend functionality, with participants chosen at
    Hunt: Showdown alpha testing will get underway at the end of January

  • Together, Vana Springer and Adam Stevens poured hundreds of hours into the goldenrod soil of Stardew Valley. Those are the predictable reactions from people who cannot, or will not, understand the transformative power of Stardew Valley. What I will say is that Stardew Valley is as close as we have to a utopia simulator. Stardew Valley has often been called a game about escapism. A game like Stardew Valley can be where you hide from the world.
    Meet the couple who got engaged in Stardew Valley

  • After eight years on the job, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has announced that he will leave the company in March. Activision Publishing is a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, which is still helmed by Bobby Kotick. It was formed, as related by this SEC filing (via Wikipedia), as a result of the creation of Activision Holdings in 2000, after which Activision itself became a direct, whole-owned subsidiary of the holding company. Following that, Activision Holdings changed its name to A
    Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg is leaving the company

  • Adding injury to injury, he mulligans Bonemare and picks up Southsea Captain to pull a double-buffed Patches the Pirate after his princely second turn. With just two Wild Growth and two Jade Blossom to fend off Doc’s godly opener, it looks over for Tom. Together with Swipe, the Spellstone clears Doc’s board, leaving Tom ahead on board by three sizable minions. With the help of Bonemare’s buff, Doc breaks through the wall and clears Tom’s board. In the face of Doc’s overwhelming board, Tom finall
    This insane Hearthstone championship match all started with a godly opener

  • The Assassin’s Creed: Origins expansion The Hidden Ones, a showdown between the new Brotherhood of Assassins and the Roman occupiers of the Sinai, will be out on January 23, Ubisoft announced today. Set four years after the events of the main game, The Hidden Ones will introduce four new Legendary weapons, new outfits and mounts, and increase the level cap to 45. Some supporting characters will also return, and new ones will be introduced, but the story itself will be an entirely separate affair
    Assassin's Creed: Origins' first DLC will arrive next week

  • Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, the remastered re-release of the 20-year-old RTS classic that was announced last summer, has been given an updated release date of February 20. Ahead of that, Xbox boss Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb said the multiplayer beta will be opened up so that everyone can get an idea of what it’s all about before launch. that we hope fans will love,” Hryb wrote. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will support 4K resolution, online play through Xbox Live, new campaign narra
    Age of Empires: Definitive Edition gets a new release date

  • If you’re waiting for Samsung to launch its 4TB 860 Pro solid state drive for $1,900, by all means, have at it. But if you’re looking to spend a tad less on a storage upgrade, you can grab a 500GB 850 Evo SSD for $130. Both Newegg and B&H Photo have the 500GB 850 Evo SSD on sale for $140. Samsung rates the 850 Evo at 150TB for the 500GB drive (and 1TB model). That averages out to around 82GB per day, every day, for five years.
    Samsung's 500GB 850 Evo SSD is on sale for $130

  • And of course each frame is itself a static image, presented in rapid fire succession to appear as motion. He used a Phantom Flex and Phantom V2511 to record video at different speeds, from 1,600 frames per second all the way up to a staggering 360,000 fps. When slowed way down, you are able to see each line being drawn, from top to bottom and from left to right. By dimming and brightening different sub-pixels, displays are able to create the illusion of different colors. “So every time on your
    Here’s what games look like recorded in slow motion at 360,000 fps

  • New legendary skins are coming to Overwatch. Only 5 more days until our cosmetics update arrives in Overwatch! Join us as we count down to their release with new item reveals every day. Today’s reveal: ASP PHARAH (Legendary Skin) pic.twitter.com/hDROJPh8WZJanuary 18, 2018Asp Pharah draws from the rocketeer hero’s Egyptian roots, with golden snake styling. The asp, of course, is a type of snake, but it also doubles as a handy acronym:A Snake PharahJanuary 18, 2018The new legendary skins, along wi
    New legendary Pharah skin turns the Overwatch rocketeer into a golden snake

  • Beyond its allure as a powerful weapon, The House is symbolic of the excitement coursing through the community since the major 1.8 update released in December. With 1.8, the biggest (and free) influx of new content has restored the passion for chasing gear god-rolls. Live through a Hunter ambush in the revamped UndergroundThe Underground is The Division’s version of Destiny’s Infinite Forest—except it works. Farm for Classified gear setsClassified gear emerged in the 1.7 update last year as the
    The Division's latest update makes it worth playing again

  • That’s because fake patches for Meltdown and Spectre that contain malware have created a need to be extra cautious. The security outfit says it identified a recently registered domain purporting to be an official security portal in Germany, but actually links visitors to malware. Visitors who stumble upon it, mostly likely through a phishing email, are encouraged to download a ZIP archive that is presented as a security patch for Intel and AMD systems. “Upon running it, users will infect themsel
    Watch out for phishing emails linking to fake Meltdown and Spectre patches

  • Welcome to our list of best Total War: Warhammer mods. All of the Total War games have rich modding scenes that offer a range of useful tweaks, balance changes and total overhauls. If a mod is causing you trouble you can turn it off in the Total War: Warhammer 2 launcher. A dead simple fix that makes it easier to identify borders on Total War: Warhammer 2’s world map. Total War: Warhammer 2 really wants you to know where arrows are going in a battle.
    The best Total War: Warhammer 2 mods

  • Joining the PC Gamer Club at the Legendary tier already nets you a ton of stuff: an ad-free website, a digital magazine subscription, game keys, access to our Discord server, and more. To make it even better, we’re introducing another Legendary bonus: a collection of exclusive in-game items for all Legendary members, old and new, such as these PC Gamer-themed Rising Storm 2 cosmetics and this exclusive Runescape pet. Courtesy of Frontier, we’re thrilled to add another item to the collection: thi
    Get an exclusive Elite Dangerous ship skin when you join the PC Gamer Club

  • ESL has announced a deal with Facebook that will make the social media site its “main broadcast partner” for CS:GO Pro League and ESL One events. One of the driving forces behind the decision to partner with Facebook is Facebook Watch, a video-on-demand service announced last year that supports 1080p/60fps and VR streaming. “Having two of ESL’s most adored properties for CS:GO and Dota 2 streaming exclusively on Facebook is the next step in our efforts to delight the passionate esports community
    ESL joins with Facebook for Dota 2 and CS:GO Pro League streaming

  • Samsung announced that it has started mass producing the industry’s first 16-gigabit (Gb) Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) memory, which will find its way into next-generation graphics cards and various other products. “By introducing next-generation GDDR6 products, we will strengthen our presence in the gaming and graphics card markets and accommodate the growing need for advanced graphics memory in automotive and network systems.” Samsung is right where it thought it would be when it announ
    Samsung is cranking out GDDR6 memory for next-generation graphics cards

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