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Hello Games did the right thing by keeping quiet after No Man's Sky; here's why

Posted on 28th Nov 2016 at 17:14 by Jake Tucker with 26 comments

Jake Tucker
On Friday, Hello Games broke a three month silence to announce a new chunk of content it's calling the Foundation Update. The Foundation Update works on several levels. First, it's a foundation for what's to come next; secondly, it includes the basics of base-building, building being something that you often need a foundation for.

Clever, huh?

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In defence of high chaos

Posted on 25th Nov 2016 at 13:46 by Jake Tucker with 12 comments

Jake Tucker
Whenever an immersive sim comes to market, people move as quickly as they can to try to get through it as quietly as possible, doing their best to pull apart the game's stealth systems and crouch-walk their way to the bragging rights of finishing the game without a single drop of blood being spilt, or an alarm raised.

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3D Printing with Asus ROG feat. Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura

Posted on 31st Oct 2016 at 17:52 by Antony Leather with 1 comments

Antony Leather
While we're not printing replacement organs just yet, 3D printing is proving very useful in prototyping and also in PC customisation. We've seen numerous PC mods sporting 3D-printed components and one or two that had entirely 3D-printed cases as well.

Asus has taken things one step further and begun offering an array of 3D-printed components that can be attached to motherboards. You can download the files and print them yourself or send them off to one of an increasing number of third party printing companies.

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VR Worlds is virtually the best selling point for the PlayStation VR

Posted on 28th Oct 2016 at 18:36 by Jake Tucker with 0 comments

Jake Tucker
I'd like to start by saying that I made a mistake.

Previously, I called Battlezone the PlayStation VR's killer app. I said that the tank-brawler, that I've written about plenty - including yesterday - was the best reason to own a PlayStation VR, but I was incorrect.

It's VR Worlds, the collection of fleshed out tech demos you can pick up for a cut price. The reason is simple: It shows you everything that VR can do, and even lets you play around with your Move controllers while you do it.

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Battlezone is the VR game that beat me, and it gives me hope for VR

Posted on 27th Oct 2016 at 17:19 by Jake Tucker with 1 comments

Jake Tucker
When I first started playing around with virtual reality, I found many of the experiences were bitty, small experiences that didn't require much in the way of skill, and that I could easily meander through from start to finish with little effort or consequence. In many of the demos, damage was either impossible or turned off for the sake of the demo.

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Thoughts on the cost of Nvidia graphics cards

Posted on 17th Oct 2016 at 11:18 by Antony Leather with 36 comments

Antony Leather
I think it's fair to say that as well as the graphics market having been pretty interesting for the last few years, Nvidia has also been quite dominant. So much so, that it has seen fit to alter prices in the industry as well as performance, with both moving upwards quite considerably.

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Lego Dimensions is a surprising breath of fresh air

Posted on 12th Oct 2016 at 13:51 by Jake Tucker with 8 comments

Jake Tucker
I've spent a lot of the last week playing Lego Dimensions.

I didn't think I'd enjoy Lego Dimensions much, and stopped buying the Lego games after I got bored ploughing through Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. Warner Brothers sent over a Lego Dimensions starter set and Lego Dimensions Wave 6 packs out for review and within 30 minutes I was hooked.

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What do you want from a motherboard?

Posted on 11th Oct 2016 at 17:37 by Antony Leather with 38 comments

Antony Leather
As a prolific upgrader both before and during my time as a tech journalist, I’m well aware of the choices anyone reading this likely makes when they’re on the hunt for a new motherboard. Probably the biggest factor is price, but even then you might be looking for certain features. Given the huge variety or perks that come with current motherboards, though, just what drives the modern PC enthusiast to buy a motherboard?

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I believe it's time for a PC case revolution

Posted on 12th Sep 2016 at 10:59 by Antony Leather with 28 comments

Antony Leather
Two different areas of PC technology could have some big influence on the PC over the next few years. However, they might not be the areas you think. I'm not talking about graphics cards or CPUs but hardware that's often not that interesting - storage and power supplies.

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Streets of Rogue is going to eat your lunch break today

Posted on 9th Sep 2016 at 11:14 by Jake Tucker with 4 comments

Jake Tucker
Streets of Rogue is, at first glance, everything I hate. It's an open alpha of a rogue-lite with a pun name for a title, and it takes inspiration from a mass of different sources. A single paragraph on the website suggests the game takes inspiration from Binding of Isaac, Nuclear Throne and Deus Ex.

But, this first alpha is open for everyone to play, so I thought why not, if it sucks I can just get back to playing Rainbow Six Siege forever.

It doesn't suck. In fact, Streets of Rogue is fun in a way I haven't seen in games in a long time.

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