Tag Archives: gaming

‘Minecraft: The Island’ Blurs the Line Between Fiction and Gaming

The protagonist of Max Brooks’s new fantasy novel doesn’t have a name, a gender or even normal human appendages. Instead of hands, the narrator has clumsy, flesh-toned cubes, just one more weird feature of the strange and unsettling world where the story unfolds, where everything — the sun, clouds, cows, mushrooms, watermelons — is composed of squares. For the uninitiated, ... Read More »

People have no idea how big a deal it is’: the people pushing Australian gaming forward

More than 70% of Australians play video games, and I’m one of them. With its spread from computers to TVs to mobile phones, the global games industry is now worth over $100bn, with an Australian market alone worth $3bn. But the value of games goes beyond just money. Interactive entertainment and the “serious games” that share lessons and skills have ... Read More »

‘People have no idea how big a deal it is’: the people pushing Australian gaming forward

To win one of the estimated 700 full-time jobs across the gaming industry, you have to be better than good; you have to be exceptional. Photograph: Matjaz Slanic/Getty Images More than 70% of Australians play video games, and I’m one of them. With its spread from computers to TVs to mobile phones, the global games industry is now worth over ... Read More »

Logitech is acquiring gaming headset maker Astro for $85 million in cash

Photo: Astro Gaming Computer accessory company Logitech announced today that it’s acquiring Astro Gaming, a popular console gaming headset maker, for $85 million in cash. Astro will join the Logitech G division, Logitech’s PC gaming-focused sub-brand, as part of a broader effort by the accessory maker to gain a better foothold in the console market. The deal is expected to close by ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Gaming Performance Review

HIGHLIGHTS The OnePlus 5 barely got warm in the most demanding games It has some interesting additions such as Gaming Do Not Disturb Mode Despite no updates, GTA: San Andreas plays better than expected Aside from a OnePlus 5 release date, price, and of course our review, we decided to take the smartphone for a spin in terms of gaming ... Read More »

Gigabyte’s AERO 15 gaming laptop comes close to displaying the correct colors

The Gigabyte AERO 15 seen here is your usual gaming laptop, but with a twist — a color-corrected screen. While Retina displays on Macs have become the gold standard for laptop displays, Windows machines have instead opted for absurd amounts of pixels or touchscreens — with inconsistent color reproduction and color gamut. Razer is trying to fill this gap with ... Read More »

Every Nvidia GeForce graphics card you can buy for PC gaming

Every Nvidia GeForce graphics card you can buy for PC gaming Nvidia’s GeForce graphics cards range from slim HTPC-boosting options to hardware that crushes PC gaming at 4K. By Brad Chacos, Senior Editor, PCWorld | Jun 5, 2017 3:00 AM PT Share Slide 1 of 9 All Slides See larger image Credit: Nvidia The GeForce gang Different graphics cards are ... Read More »

What Are Your Summer Gaming Plans?

Staring into the abyss known as the videogame backlog and having it stare right back—that seems like the perfect way to spend a summer, don’t you think? That time will soon be upon us once more. The days will be longer, we may have more time to get together with friends, and we may actually play more games. As my ... Read More »

The best graphics cards for PC gaming

“What graphics card within my budget gives me the best bang for my buck?” That simple question cuts to the core of what people hunting for a new graphics card look for: the most oomph they can afford. Sure, the technological leaps behind each new GPU can be interesting on their own, but most everyone just wants to crank the ... Read More »

Remnants Of Naezith Shows Gaming Needs More Grappling Hooks

Remnants of Naezith is a platformer that stars a grappling hook and wants to be the Super Meat Boy of twitch-based ledge swinging. There are dragon souls and remnants of them (as the title suggests), but in the end it’s all about being a futuristic Tarzan in a low-res world. “I loved playing Spider-Man 2 on Playstation 2,”the game’s creator, ... Read More »