Gaming

This Ryzen 5 1500X all-AMD PC brings compelling 8 thread gaming to the masses

For the first time in a long time, you’re able to build a compelling 4-core, 8-thread gaming PC that’s overclockable without spending a small fortune, thanks to AMD’s Ryzen 5 CPUs. In recent memory, the only way to tick all the performances boxes was to spring for Intel’s highest-end Core i7 processors, and they aren’t cheap. (Don’t come at me, AMD FX ... Read More »

Video Gaming Becomes a Scholarship Sport at University of Utah

The University of Utah will become the first big-time sports school to offer scholarships for competitive video gaming, so far the most high-profile entry into collegiate esports. Backed by the Salt Lake City school’s video game development program, Utah’s first varsity esports team will play Riot Games’ popular League of Legends and compete in Riot’s collegiate league. More teams in ... Read More »

What Is A Reasonable Budget For A Gaming PC?

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg What do you think is a reasonable budget for a gaming PC?originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Jae Alexis Lee, Technology Enthusiast, on Quora: Gaming PCs can be financial bottomless pits. That said, there are three price points that ... Read More »

Nintendo Switch sales update, price news and games reveal

The top Nintendo Switch sales, price and games news from this week While the Switch faces a tough market, with the Xbox One and PS4 already firmly established and offering a big library of titles, it appears Nintendo have found a big niche. We already know that the console’s first weekend made it the fastest selling-hardware for Nintendo in that ... Read More »

Twitter to Live Stream E-Sports With ESL, DreamHack Partnerships

  To stream tournaments and other e-sports events live, Twitter has announced its partnership with ESL and DreamHack – two of the biggest organisations in the pro-gaming world. According to a report in The Verge, the broadcasts will start from Saturday, with Twitter streaming the ESL’s Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice, Poland, for free on its platform. Twitter ... Read More »

14 gorgeous PC games that will punish your graphics card

Ads by Kiosked See larger image Credit: Rob Schultz/Gordon Mah Ung Pixel-pushing, PC-melting graphical firepower So you built yourself a brand-new gaming rig, you’ve slotted your sweet new graphics card into the PCIe slot, you’ve sealed up the case, and you’ve heard it all POST—congrats! Now it’s time to throw games at your fresh build until it breaks, then cry at the thought ... Read More »

How to judge the time commitment of your next video game

One of the most crucial skills for success is proper time management. It’s vital that we use our time as effectively as possible. In that spirit, I offer a tip that will help you make some important decisions concerning the time you dedicate to the great pastime of playing video games. Today’s AAA titles vary wildly in the time they ... Read More »

Overwatch’s console players are getting wrecked by keyboard and mouse users

Some gamers are using a keyboard and mouse (KBM) instead of controllers to play Overwatch on consoles, and Blizzard isn’t happy about it whatsoever. “The Overwatch team objects to the use of mouse and keyboard on console,” game director Jeff Kaplan said on the Battle.net forums, as first spotted by PC Gamer. “We have contacted both first-party console manufacturers and ... Read More »

This week in games: Morrowind comes to Elder Scrolls Online, Lego invades Arma 3, and more

February already, eh? This week we’ve got a bunch of successful Kickstarter campaigns, the first Stellaris expansion, Lego modded into Arma 3, the impending death of Denuvo, and Elder Scrolls Online pulling out the nuclear option: A Morrowindexpansion. It’s gaming news for January 30 through February 3. Weekend downtime Need something to play this weekend? You’ve got a few free ... Read More »

Quern – Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

  2016 was one hell of a year for Myst-alikes, eh? Straight from the source, from Cyan itself, you had official spiritual successor Obduction—a game which crept onto our Games of the Year list. Then there was The Eyes of Ara, which utilized the same sort of puzzles although in quite a different sort of setting. But I wish I’d ... Read More »