So, over the weekend I finally managed to do something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now, build my own gaming PC. I want to take you through how I found the experience of a PC build as a noob and what I learnt but first it’s probably useful to give some background as to what made me, traditionally a console gamer, desire to cross over to the PC platform and more importantly do my own PC build. It’s no secret that I’ve slowly been drifting away from console gaming over the last year or so. The current Xbox One and PlayStation 4 just don’t do it for me. I’ve been a console gamer since I was 3 or 4 starting out with a NES that I got for Christmas. Continue reading My first Gaming PC build
Nvidia has announced a new game streaming platform called GeForce Now, which will allow gamers on any PC and Mac to stream any game they want, taking advantage of the GTX 1060 graphics card, for a price. Continue reading Nvidia to offer new high powered game streaming service
Gamers obsession with power and performance goes back to the days of playing games from cassettes and perhaps more memorably the battles between Nintendo and Sega. In recent years it’s seemed that Nintendo has refused to take part in the Performance battle and one could argue that they have paid a hefty price, what with the WiiU failing to take off. Whilst Nintendo have finally revealed the Nintendo Switch they haven’t really given any numbers on what their innovative machine is capable of. A new report seems to reconfirm earlier rumours surrounding the machines capabilities and core components.
So finally Nintendo have revealed to us the Mysterious NX as the Nintendo Switch. With a 3 minute trailer we saw the new console in action and it’s fair to say it definitely got tongues wagging and it seems to have been well received overall. So what can we take from yesterdays preview and what did we think about it?
Nintendo NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers, a number of sources have confirmed. Continue reading Nintendo NX hardware details leak
Associate professor Muhannad Bakir says that this technology could also be applied to GPUs, as well as CPUs, and could mean far more powerful systems in the future with fewer compromises when taking heat into consideration.
The publisher said in a Steam Community post that Rocksteady have been working hard on the fixes, with the last major update sorting out the majority of problems. They say that over the next few weeks there will be a few more updates and once those are out the PC version will be ready for sale again.
For those of you currently unaware of the situation, Project CARS developer Slightly Mad Studios have been accused, in a detailed post on Reddit, of deliberately focusing their game’s engine around a version of PhysX that favors Nvidia hardware, over rival brand AMD. Meaning in essence, Project CARS will never work as well on AMD cards, as it does on Nvidia cards. Much to the surprise and displeasure of Slightly Mad Studios, who have labelled the claims as “erroneous”. Continue reading Slightly Mad Studios deny Sabotaging Project CARS AMD performance
There are a number of reasons why this is the case, on top of the Windows 10 launch as this time of year often sees lower sales anyway. Many are likely waiting until the OS releases so they can see for themselves what they will be getting and save themselves the trouble of upgrading such a short time after purchasing a new PC. Also with DirectX 12 releasing alongside Windows 10, people are likely holding off to build a PC capable of getting the most out of the API.
Nvidia have announced that by purchasing a GTX 980 or a GTX 970 you will get the highly anticipated Witcher 3 and Batman Arkham Knight free. Of course that is quite a lot to drop, and if you aren’t looking to go towards the higher end options but are looking to get The Witcher 3, then you can grab that for free if you buy a GTX 960.