While it’s been possible to gift video games to people on digital PC storefronts like Steam for years, Xbox One is now the first modern console to offer it. Microsoft has offered the option to Xbox One Insiders since last fall, and later expanded it to more people for select games. Today, Microsoft is enabling…
Last month the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent letters to the three big console manufactures, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, telling them they had 30 days to update their warranties or face possible legal action. So far, both Sony and Nintendo have made changes in an effort to comply.
Late last Friday, Nvidia said it was cancelling its controversial GeForce Partner Program in the wake of criticism that it was anti-competitive and an attempt to increase the company’s hold on the graphics card market. It’s the latest development in the ongoing saga of Nvidia and rival manufacturer AMD waging dueling…
Several Nintendo Switch owners who purchased a third-party dock from Nyko were furious last March when the dock apparently bricked their $300 console. On Friday, one brought a class action lawsuit against Nyko alleging that the company wasn’t vocal enough about the dock’s manufacturing defect.
During last night’s Sega FES 2018 stream, the company announced a mini version of the Mega Drive will be released in Japan later this year.
Remember Steam Machines? Valve’s console-style gaming PC rigs meant for the living room felt like they might revolutionize gaming when they were first announced. A few years later, they’re mostly forgotten. Even Valve is ready to turn the page on that chapter: It recently removed them from the front page of Steam.…
Sean G. says his 80-hour Zelda: Breath of the Wild save file no longer exists, along with the other contents of his Nintendo Switch, after the system’s recent 5.0 firmware update met his Nyko portable docking kit.
Zotac is renowned for making powerful mini PCs. Zotac also makes the world’s smallest Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 graphics card. Combine those two things and you’ve got one heck of a powerful small black box.
Your video game console is filthy. Choked with dust, smeared with fingerprints or riddled with insects. Your game controllers are a horror show, the seams in the plastic filled with unidentifiable gunk. Let’s clean them.
For nearly 20 years, I’ve been sitting in the same piece of shit: a gray swivel chair that I got at Target as a teenager. It creaks if you look at it; it’s covered in enormous amounts of my hair. It does not do my body any favors. Very possibly it has been exacerbating my depression. This is stupid—my job is almost…
A good mechanical keyboard can make any computer setup really click, but with so many different layouts, mechanical switch types and extra features to choose from, finding a good starter board can be a daunting tasks. We’re here to help.
Hori’s Onyx, available now in Europe, if the first officially-licensed third-party wireless controller for the PlayStation 4. It’s got its good points, like the Xbox-style staggered analog stick layout and one piece d-pad, but the lack of a headphone jack and other key DualShock 4 features might be a dealbreaker.
Isn’t Digital Storm’s Project Spark adorable? Only 12 inches tall, yet they still managed to include a transparent side panel and LED-lit liquid cooling.
Back in 2012 we reviewed Hori’s Fighting Edge for the PlayStation 3, a mighty beast of an arcade fighting controller with a fancy programmable touch panel. The PS4 version of the Fighting Edge is still a beast, but it trades the gimmicky touchscreen for brushed aluminum. It looks good. It feels even better.
I love PC gaming. I love the color pink. I’ve spent years trying to bring those two loves together for a desktop threesome. Razer’s Quartz line made it happen.
Up until last Thursday, the Nvidia Titan XP was the most powerful graphics card you could put in a PC. But being the most powerful isn’t enough for some people to justify laying out $1,200. So Nvidia used the Force. Or licensed the Force. Either way, check out this Jedi Order video card.
Previous attempts at creating a gaming-centric smartphone include phones with slide-out game controllers, a cross between a Sony PlayStation Portable and a phone and the Nokia N-Gage. For its first gaming phone, Razer went with a powerful black rectangle with a stunning display and outstanding speakers. Smart move.
Today marks the launch of Elgato’s 4K60 Pro, the first “consumer-priced” capture card that will grab 4K video at 60 frames per second. It works great, but its PC requirements are as steep as its $400 price tag.
When my older capture devices wouldn’t accept a 4K signal, I switched to Avermedia’s Live Gamer Portable 2 Plus. The $200 box records 1080p, 60 FPS video to a PC or SD card, while still displaying at 4K on my TV. Downside—it won’t pass an HDR signal. Upside—it’s shaped like a Toblerone.
When there’s no usable television in sight or your eyes just aren’t good enough to share the Nintendo Switch’s 6.2 inch screen with a friend, a portable gaming monitor is a nice thing to have around.