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Creating A New Home For Humanity With 'Surviving Mars,' Hands On

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:32:01 +0100

(image) Haemimont Games will challenge you to create a Martian colony that can support human life and withstand the forces of Martian nature.


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Blizzard Announces Changes To 'Overwatch' Loot Boxes, 'Hearthstone' Card Packs

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:42:02 +0100

(image) The company said it will be giving out fewer duplicate items in "Overwatch" and more Legendary cards in "Hearthstone."


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Lian Li Brought A Bevy Of New Chassis To Computex

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:12:02 +0100

(image) Lian Li showcased (pun intended) big cases, small cases, and everything in between in Taipei, and there was no shortage of tempered glass and aluminum at Lian Li's Computex booth this year.


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Cryorig Announces LGA2066 Socket CPU Cooler Compatibility

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:32:02 +0100

(image) If you own a Cryorig CPU cooler that supports Intel’s LGA2011v3 socket and you’re planning to upgrade to a new X299-based motherboard, you’ll be happy to know that Cryorig’s existing LGA2011v3-supported CPU heatsinks will also support the LGA2066 socket.


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Kiss Your Money Goodbye: The Steam Summer Sale Is Here

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:18:02 +0100

(image) During the sale you can complete daily quests to earn stickers to place on one of 15 pages.


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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16226 Offers Mixed Reality, Gaming Improvements

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:32:02 +0100

(image) The build's real stars are bug fixes for (and changes to) various aspects of Windows Mixed Reality, as well as the ability to keep an eye on your GPU's performance via Windows 10's Task Manager.


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Valve Shipping Knuckles Dev Kits To Select Developers, Hardware Details Emerge

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:12:02 +0100

(image) Valve's Knuckles controllers aren’t just prototypes anymore. The company is beginning to offer the new VR input devices to select developers so they can prepare their content for the eventual retail release.


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Motherboard Makers Aren’t Pushing Their Mechanical Keyboards

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:52:02 +0100

(image) Even though the major motherboard OEMs (except Asrock) have gaming keyboards, they seem to be putting almost no resources into marketing them.


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Antec’s New P Series Chassis Made An Appearance At Computex

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:22:01 +0100

(image) In addition to the Razer-branded Cube Mini-ITX case we recently reviewed, Antec also took a handful of new P Series cases to Computex 2017.


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Imagination Begins Formal Sale Process After Apple Begins Developing Its Own Mobile GPUs

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:18:01 +0100

(image) Imagination announced that it started the formal sale process after struggling in the mobile GPU market and recent news that Apple would start developing its own GPU technology.


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AMD Unveils Vega Radeon Instinct Details, Shipping Soon

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:02:02 +0100

(image) AMD's Instinct lineup, which includes Vega-, Polaris-, and Fiji-based designs, are coming to market soon.


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[Daily Deal] Save 85% on the EFOSHM Active Noise Canceling Headphones

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:51:00 +0100

(image) With active noise canceling technology, these headphones suppress up to 85% of background noises. Save 85% today and get them for just £24.99 with free delivery.


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Twitch And Blizzard Partner Up On Esports, Exclusive Content

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:18:02 +0100

(image) This will make Twitch the exclusive third-party live-streaming platform for "more than 20" Blizzard tournaments between now and the end of 2018.


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A First Look At Codemasters' 'F1 2017' From E3

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:52:02 +0100

(image) Codemasters' latest iteration to its Formula 1 racing game adds classic cars and more ways to tweak your vehicle on race day.


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In-Win Revealed New Mid-Tower Cases At Computex

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:28:02 +0100

(image) In-Win’s wood-clad and odd-ball cases garnered the most attention during Computex 2017, but we’d be remiss not to mention some of the other chassis the company had on display.


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Asus' Portable ZenScreen MB16AC Monitor Selling For Way Above MSRP

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:08:01 +0100

(image) The monitor is just 8mm thick and weighs 1.72lbs, and a hybrid-signal solution lets it work with "almost any laptop" via a single USB connection.


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Asus Releases XG-C100C 10GBASE-T NIC For $99

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:02:01 +0100

(image) Asus rounded out the 10GbE ecosystem today with a desktop add-in network interface card to go with the previously released xg-U2008 switch. For less than $100 you get massive bandwidth with priority queuing for enhanced gaming support.


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'Sega Forever' Brings Classic Games To Mobile Devices

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:08:02 +0100

(image) Sega plans to bring games "from every console era," from the Master System to the Dreamcast, to iOS and Android devices.


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IBM Using Superocmputing To Improve Local Weather Prediction At Global Scale

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:42:02 +0100

(image) IBM's The Weather Company, UCAR and NCAR will collaborate to build a global scale weather prediction system that can accurately predict small-scale local weather events.


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[Daily Deal] Save 54% on the ActionCam 4K

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:48:00 +0100

(image) This action can can shoot videos in 4K. You can get free delivery in the UK and save 54% if you order within the next 3 hours.


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Microsoft Reacts To Kaspersky's Antitrust Complaints

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:08:04 +0100

(image) Microsoft responded indirectly to Kaspersky's antitrust complaints about alleged abuse of the Windows dominance to eliminate or hurt third-party antivirus solutions.


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Asus Opens Pre-Orders On Five X299 Motherboards

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:48:02 +0100

(image) Asus brought seven X299 motherboards to Computex, and now it's made five available for pre-order.


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Frontier Developments Talks Thargoids, Future Plans For 'Elite: Dangerous' At E3

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:08:02 +0100

(image) The return of the Thargoids marks a new update coming for "Elite: Dangerous" fans.


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EVGA Has Three X299 Motherboards 'Coming Soon'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:48:02 +0100

(image) EVGA announced the X299 Dark, FTW K, and Micro motherboards to prepare for the launch of Intel's new X-series CPUs.


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MSI Takes The Wraps Off Its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:32:02 +0100

(image) The graphics card was originally announced back in May, but aside from some tidbits about its cooling, details were limited.


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AMD Unveils EPYC Server Processor Models And Pricing

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:02:02 +0100

(image) AMD officially unveiled the breadth of its new EPYC server processor line, as well as pricing details, at its Tech Day in Austin, Texas.


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Joining The Fight In 'Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War,' Hands On

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:02:02 +0100

(image) After seeing it in gameplay videos, we finally tried our hand at a fortress assault with our own Orc army.


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Nintendo Releases Switch Update With HDMI-CEC Bug Fix, Other Improvements

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:42:01 +0100

(image) You should no longer have to worry about the console switching your TV's input source while it's sleeping in its dock. Nintendo released a system update to quash that bug and introduce new features to the Switch's menus, social tools, and controllers.


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Thermaltake Announces Tempered Glass Version Of Its Core G21 Chassis

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:12:02 +0100

(image) The company is billing this case as an ideal candidate for building the "ultimate dream rig" while remaining budget-friendly.


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'Mage's Tale' VR Dungeon Crawler, Hands On

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:04:01 +0100

(image) inXile Entertainment's VR dungeon crawler, "Mage's Tale," offers hours of gameplay with challenging puzzles and clever riddles to slow you down.


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Steam VR Collectibles: Digital Keepsakes In VR

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:18:02 +0100

(image) Valve recently introduced SteamVR Home, which allows you to choose a virtual home environment and customize it to suit your personality. Now you can decorate your space with items from the VR titles in your Steam catalog.


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The WhiteFox Keyboard Returns, Via Kickstarter

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:18:01 +0100

(image) The long waitlist for the Input Club's WhiteFox keyboard is being addressed, as a new production run of the plank begins.


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MSI Starts X299 Motherboard Pre-Orders With Free CPU Cooler Promotion

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:18:02 +0100

(image) The company's offering five models from multiple product lines, and if you buy the X299 SLI Plus or Gaming Pro Carbon AC before June 30, you'll get a free Corsair Hydro Series H75 Liquid CPU Cooler.


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[Daily Deal] 59% off the Iceworks 5000 Power Bank for iPhone and Android

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0100

(image) This compact and thin power bank has built-in cables for both micro USB and Lightning devices. Get it now and save 59%.


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The Multiplayer-Only 'Sea Of Thieves' Is More Fun Than It Sounds

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:48:02 +0100

(image) Working with friends to sail the seas and plunder treasure sounds fun, but you can't do it forever.


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EVGA's 'DIY Configurator' Offers Guidance, Discounts On Part Bundles

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:38:02 +0100

(image) The company's new tool will help you select your parts and offer you a discount for buying everything together.


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UpGuard: RNC Firm Exposed Data Of 198 Million American Voters

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:02:01 +0100

(image) A misconfigured database made the personal information of 198 million U.S. voters publicly available to anyone who went looking for it.


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SilverStone Outed An SFF Case For ‘Power Users’ At Computex

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:22:02 +0100

(image) In addition to the SilverStone RVZ04 Micro-STX chassis we spotted at Computex, we also noticed that the company had what it billed as an “SFF for power users” on display in Taipei.


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'Assassin's Creed: Origins' Is A Welcome Change Of Pace (Hands On)

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:32:08 +0100

(image) The next chapter in the franchise brings some changes, and based on our time with the demo Ubisoft brought to E3, they seem to be for the better.


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G.Skill Brought Its Blazing Fast DDR4-4800 To Computex

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:32:01 +0100

(image) G.Skill didn't only make good on its promise to bring DDR4-4500 to market this year--it upped the ante by announcing DDR4-4800 at Computex.


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[Daily Deal] Save 53% on the Mpow Fitness Tracker with Heart Monitor

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:35:00 +0100

(image) This fitness tracker keeps track of your daily activities and your heart rate. Get it today for just £18.99


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New Be Quiet! Coolers Caught Chilling At Computex

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 22:12:02 +0100

(image) Not only did be quiet! have its Limited Edition White Dark Base Pro 900 on display in Taipei, the company also brought a new all-in-one cooler and a low(ish) profile CPU air cooler as well.


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Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Limited Edition White Case Outed at Computex

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:02:02 +0100

(image) As we continue to play "catch up" on the bajillion (that's a technical term) products we saw at Computex this year, one that really stood out was be quiet's Limited Edition White Dark Base Pro 900 case.


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Gigabyte Announces X299 Aorus Gaming Pre-Order Specials

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:38:01 +0100

(image) Intel's X-series CPUs are coming, and if you want to take advantage of their multitudinous cores and threads, you'll need a new motherboard.


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'Tunic' Is A Foxy 'Zelda'-Like Hitting PC, Mac, Consoles In 2018

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:22:02 +0100

(image) "Tunic" is an upcoming action adventure game which is heavily inspired by the "Zelda" franchise's early titles. "Tunic" heavily emphasizes exploration and puzzle solving. The combat requires precise timing, which will appeal to hardcore gamers.


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Microsoft Puts Built-In Fingerprint Sensor On Its 'Modern Keyboard'

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:40:02 +0100

(image) Many companies are pushing for biometric authentication by adding iris scanners, facial recognition features, and fingerprint sensors to their products. Microsoft joined their ranks with the new Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID.


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In 'Stifled,' Sound Is Your Friend And Your Enemy

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:32:02 +0100

(image) In "Stifled", you navigate the darkness via echolocation. Using your mic, you can briefly outline the immediate area, but sounds will also alert your enemies.


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Cloudhead Games Delays ‘Heart Of The Emberstone’ To September

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:08:02 +0100

(image) Cloudhead Games is hard at work developing the second installment of its episodic VR fantasy exploration game, "The Gallery." 'Episode 2" was supposed to be a spring release, but the developer needs more time to complete the title.


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More Details On Alienware Area 51: ThreadRipper Exclusivity, Vega, Cooling

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:28:02 +0100

(image) Dell's Alienware Area 51 will have options for AMD's Threadripper or Intel Skylake-X.


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Logitech's Big Promises For Gaming Mice: Wireless Charging And Superior Connectivity

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:02:01 +0100

(image) Logitech wants to address gamers' concerns with wireless mice with its new Powerplay charging technology and Lightspeed connection tech.


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