Posted on 5th Mar 2008 at 18:59 by Podcast
Issue 55 of Custom PC is out in the shops now and we’re back with another podcast. HD-DVD is dead but does that mean Blu-Ray has won? The team also debate the launch of the GeForce 9-series with the 9600 GT, what makes a good game, and Boffin News is back with the news that boffins are at work inventing super intense lasers.
Posted on 18th Feb 2008 at 17:24 by Podcast
Issue 54 of Custom PC is out in the shops now, and the cover feature pits PCs against consoles in a battle to see how the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii compare when it comes to gaming. This special edition of the CPC podcast is intended as a companion piece to the magazine, and sees Alex, Clive and games maestro Phil debating the pros and cons of gaming on the three consoles and the PC itself.
Posted on 16th Jan 2008 at 20:05 by Podcast
The CPC podcast is back for 2008. The panel takes a look ahead to 2008, including Skulltrail from Intel and the HP Blackbird. Chris introduces Boffin news -a look at the best mad, bad science stories on the web - and the team add plenty of puns to the top 10 games chart, as well as discussing whether remakes of games are a good or bad idea.
Posted on 23rd Nov 2007 at 20:14 by Podcast
Our 13th episode sees AMD trying to fight back with its Spider platform - new Radeon graphics cards, new chipsets and finally, Phenom. But are some of the legs wonky? The team discusses this along with our recent experience of 3D monitors from Zalman. The games chart features Crysis and we debate whether it’s the game of the year.
Posted on 8th Nov 2007 at 16:38 by Podcast
In this episode the panel discusses the new Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT, the tiny, super portable Asus eeePC and the deluge of new PC game demos that has resulted in a games chart that is only 10 per cent Sims. All this and Clive comes up with a new slogan for Intel.
Posted on 25th Sep 2007 at 10:55 by Podcast
We’re back! In our eleventh podcast the panel look back over four years and fifty issues of Custom PC. The big news this time round centres on Intel and AMD. Intel has bought Havok and AMD has announced triple-core CPUs; we mull that over and Ben reports live from IDF. The top 10 games chart and the competition return as well.
Posted on 21st Aug 2007 at 18:16 by Podcast
The CPC podcast is 10 and we’ve got a gaming special to celebrate. Alex, James, Clive and Chris have Crysis to discuss, along with immersive gaming, the i31 LAN party and the launch of the Omega Sektor. The top 10 games chart and the competition return as well.
Posted on 6th Aug 2007 at 13:25 by Podcast
In this episode, Gareth calls on Alex, Ben and Phil to discuss, among other things, AMD’s demo of a 3GHz Phenom chip and Quad CrossFire. The team mulls over Mark Rein’s claim consoles are holding back PCs, and give a sneak peak into our upcoming new benchmark suite. Phil gets stuck into GRAW 2, and we discuss the merits of buying a PC versus building it yourself.
Posted on 9th Jul 2007 at 17:20 by Podcast
The CPC panel is back, and in this episode, we turn our attention to ATi’s new mid-range Radeon HD 2600XT, which is unfortunately a little underwhelming. We also mull over our first glimpse of Grand Theft Auto IV, discuss the continued troubles of the music industry and try and come up with some ideas to help AMD out.
Posted on 21st Jun 2007 at 18:05 by Podcast
In this long awaited seventh episode, Deputy Editor James is joined by the regular team (some of whom have new job titles), and new CPC Deputy Reviews Editor, Clive Webster. The panel discuss the highlights of Computex , including a game controller from OCZ that uses brainwaves. We also go behind the scenes of the massive GPU test in the current issue and look at how well older graphics cards have aged in comparison to the new DX10 cards. Speaking of which, the first DX10 games are out - how does the hardware fare?