Escape from Tarkov Preview
DayZ meets Stalker in this survival shooter that's all about the loot and shoot.
DayZ meets Stalker in this survival shooter that's all about the loot and shoot.
We get our hands on the latest Wolfenstein
Featuring the Ryzen 5 1600 and RX 580 4GB
Rick explores Klei Entertainment's gaseous colony sim.
We've finally had a go on the console version of BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins lately and have seen how the game will work on a thumb-driven controller. Can a hardcore RPG be effectively controlled with a gamepad or is a mouse and keyboard the only way to go?
We grab some shots of Asus' latest Republic of Gamers motherboard, the Maximus III Formula. It uses Intel's P55 chipset and has some interesting new features. We dig deep into its new red and black looks to see what's on the horizon.
We're almost exactly halfway through the year but even with our crude maths we can tell there's still plenty of time and games to come in 2009. Join us as we preview the games we can look forward to seeing before the year's end.
Apple released a whole load of information about Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard at last week's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. We have a look at the new features Apple will introduce when Snow Leopard is released in September.
The first truly western RTS to come from Square Enix, Order of War is developed by Wargaming.net and offers some truly spectacular graphics - but can the gameplay match? We take a look at this Japanese take on WWII to see if it's worth going AWOL for.
Is The Sims 3 destined to be another casual game for the masses, or will it go down in history as one of the most difficult, micro-managing strategy RPG games ever? Joe finds out in his hands-on preview, but be warned that this article does contain pictures of him in the shower!
The Saboteur hopes to provide a fresh twist on the tired WWII setting by casting players as a lone operative in occupied Paris. Working alone, it's your job to bring hope back to France by doing the one thing you know how to do - drive very fast cars and kill an awful lot of Nazis
We've got one of the first ever mini-ITX Nvidia Ion motherboards direct from Zotac's Macau office. To our surprise, it's far more than just a dual core Atom N330 with Nvidia 9400M mGPU...
The next game from the mind of Tim Schafer is a hilarious romp through a world inspired mainly by heavy metal album covers. With a kick-ass soundtrack, hordes of evil demons to vanquish and more long hair than you can shake a guitar at, Brütal Legend looks to be a hell of a game!
EA's Dante's Inferno is a gory third person action game based on one of the most well-known religious poems ever written. How exactly can the developer reconcile those two ideas? We found out when we went hands on with the game and got a little more acquainted with Dante.
Set as a prequel to the first game, Dead Space: Extraction delivers more details on the alien threat and takes players into the first person perspective to help make those dismemberments more gruesome than ever. We check it out to see what else is new.
We take a look at Red Faction: Guerilla, the latest game in the Volition's super-destructive sci-fi series. With more physics than Carmen Electra on a trampoline and plenty of explosions to boot, we reckon THQ could be on to a winner here.
RUSE is the innovative new strategy game from Ubisoft, which left us very impressed when we saw it recently. With an emphasis on tactical trickery and a gorgeous new engine powering it all, we reckon RUSE is definitely one RTS you should keep a close eye on.
We've been hands on with pretty much every version of Tom Clancy's HAWX lately and now we're finally able to debrief you. Is the PC version of Tom Clancy's HAWX a high-flier, or does it struggle to get anywhere above sea level? Find out our thoughts in our hands-on preview.
The Asus W90 notebook can play Crysis at 1,920 x 1,200 with very high settings. This was enough for us to want to take a look and the two Mobility Radeon HD 4870s inside will at least keep us warm until the spring arrives...
What's this? An FPS that actually plays reasonably well on the Wii and should offer some semi-decent multiplayer? A game that's strangely reminiscent of GoldenEye 64? A game that looks like it could be pretty good and appeal to the hardcore audience? Yep, looks like it.
We have managed to grab some hands-on time with the new Eee PC T91 net tablet, which is set to be released at the end of April. It marks the first major departure from the tried and tested Eee PC formula - read on to find out what we thought of it...
Sega has gone ultra-violent with its latest title, Madworld for the Wii. With controversies already brewing about the level of gore and gamers already enticed by the unusual art direction, we go hands-on with the latest build of the game to see if all this furore can possibly be justified.
With trembling hands, we pick up acour gamepads and take a long look into the face of fear. Or F.E.A.R, rather. F.E.A.R 2, that is. Project Origin, to give it the full title. Or Subtitle. Whatever, you know what we mean; it's a hands-on preview of F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin, like the title says.
BioWare's spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate 2 is exactly the type of thing we need to stave off those winter blues. With a PC-centric design and more scantily dressed elves than a Lord of the Rings fanfic, Dragon Age is definitely one of our most anticipated games this year.
It's time for more WARGGHHH! With the much anticipated Dawn of War 2 entering public beta tomorrow, we take a look to see how things have changed and what you can expect when you jump online and start carving up your enemies!
First seen at Computex 2008, the new SilverStone Raven RV01 has arrived in the bit-tech labs. With its mobo tray rotated 90 degrees, the Raven points your graphics cards upwards and uses the laws of thermodynamics to keep them cool. We take a first look at what might be the future of case design.
EA Phenomic's latest PC exclusive strategy game certainly isn't afraid to shake things up a little - but can this online card-based RTS manage to make a stir in our hearts too? We take a close look at the latest game from the makers of Settlers to see what's what.
Spore was a disappointment for many strategy fans, who hoped it would be The Ultimate Game. Unfortunately though, while it provided many creation tools there wasn't a lot to do with your aliens - something EA wants to change with a new Adventure Creator.
EA is putting some of the final touches to the new Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 expansion now, so we're taking a look at it. With four new campaigns, a new challenge mode and an expanded cast of memorable nobodies this could an expansion worth revolting for.
Recently, EA made us an offer we couldn't refuse - to come and see the latest build of The Godfather 2 in all it's organised glory. By blending in-depth strategy gameplay with some fast-paced combat and plenty of drive-bys, could EA have found themselves a winner here?
With Microsoft opening the beta of its next generation Windows 7 OS to the public, we put it up against the current standard of Vista x64 with Service Pack 1 to see what's new and how it compares in an early look at performance.
Gaming is about to burst out into the third dimension and we're there to take a look with the help of Nvidia's latest effort at stereoscopic gaming. Gone are the days of flimsy cardboard glasses and red and blue images though - this is 3D gaming as you've never seen it before!
Seasonic breaks its own mould with the highest power unit it has ever launched. That's not what's special though - the ultra high quality fan and 80Plus Silver efficiency rating could very well raise the PSU bar again.
Over the past few days, we've been playing around with Nvidia's next high-end graphics card, the GeForce GTX 295. We have an early look at how it performs ahead of its launch at CES in January.
With Microsoft making the Windows Vista Service Pack 2 beta available on Friday, we check out how the new service pack will likely perform when it's officially released next year.
The Total War series is very highly regarded at bit-tech and Empire: Total War, the next game in the series, is just a few months away from release. We visited The Creative Assembly earlier this month to see how the game is shaping up. Read on to find out what we thought...
DFI fans hold onto your hats because we've got the latest LANParty UT complete with crazy cooling and DFI design to make your Core i7 buying decision, just that. much. harder.
We've been playing the early Left4Dead demo and loving every minute, but with the public demo still a few days away we offer up a quick glimpse at what's on offer to those who didn't pre-order the game. Was it worth the pre-order? We share our thoughts.
The Radeon HD 4850 X2 has been strangely absent from AMD's line up ever since it was announced at the same time as the 4870 X2. Sapphire has come to market with a custom Radeon HD 4850 X2 and we take it for a quick test drive.
It may be massively different from the previous three games, but the new re-launch of Prince of Persia has still neatly blown our socks off. We've just had a look at the first hour or two of the game, so check out our thoughts to see if the new Prince can survive this leap of faith.
The new Lara is back and better than ever. In the sequel to Tomb Raider: Legend, we follow Lara as she searches for a way to enter the realm of Avalon and rescue her mother. With both friends and allies between her and her target though, it won't be an easy battle even for her...
We've just been having a look at the Wii version of Skate 2, dubbed Skate It! lately. With some excellent integration of the Wii Balance Board and an engine borrowed from the first game on the Xbox 360, it looks like it may be a winner too - so check out our thoughts within!
Need for Speed has got itself a big old revamp this time, with a proper story, a new engine, a new chase mechanic and a whole fleet of new four-wheelers. Will the new Need for Speed emerge gloriously or should it get back under cover and hide in shame? We take a look.