The Modding Toolbox: Tools for Marking Out
Need to draw a line or sketch a shape? Say no more, fam.
Need to draw a line or sketch a shape? Say no more, fam.
'Virtual Fences' not enough for Variant 4, sources say.
We take you through a quick and simple way to spruce up your hardware with a matching colour scheme.
The last Brink trailer details key strategy and gameplay elements – watch now to get a head start.
Gigabyte's new G1-branded board attempts to storm the top end of the X58 motherboard market.
X58 never stopped being fast - we test Sapphire's new LGA1366 board for overclockers.
Use this tool to find out if your data is at risk from Intel's chipset flaw.
Dead Space 2 suffers from a bad case of the jaggies - we show you how to cure it.
We show you how to get the best from your graphics card with our simple guide.
Gareth walks us through some simple and fun Arduino projects.
Edward Noad wowed us recently with his highscore in Chase Goose, now he shares his secrets.
Get a huge performance boost for free, and without much extra noise or heat
Some of best Lego toys and models, and a guide to how to make your own Lego USB drive.
Modding isn't just for PCs! Check out some of these excellent mods, plus how to tweak your own gun.
Possibly the most overclockable CPU on the planet, and it costs less than £75!
This ASRock micro-ATX LGA1156 motherboard is one of the cheapest we've seen, and it has some odd but novel features: a Good Night LED? With a loaded BIOS loaded and some interesting overclocking results, we show you what the H55M Pro can do.
Now that motherboard BIOSes have matured for Intel's latest Clarkdale CPUs, we taken a return visit to Intel's cheap and cheerful Core i3-530, turn up the voltage and really see what it can do! Inside we've included a step-by-step guide on exactly how to overclock it on a couple of popular motherboards too.
Andy decided that forking out tens of thousands for an expensive 'Kaleidoscape' server was simply crackers. So, like any good modder, he built one himself, for less. In this article, he guides us through how you can make your own: from hardware to software.
We've let Richard's 7 year old inner child out again and the little monster has taken apart a very expensive piece of equipment: the ATI Radeon HD 5970. What's inside? We've plenty of pics to satisfy any curiosity!
Today we're taking a look at Akasa's entry into the SFF market with the Enigma Mini-ITX case and finding out if its the ideal home for an Intel Atom based system or media centre.Do good things really come in small packages?
Left 4 Dead was one of the best games of 2008. Its premise was simple, but on harder difficulty levels, and in versus mode it's complex, challenging and competitive. Our huge guide looks at how to survive as a team - whether you want to save your hides or spill some brains.
Zotac tipped up at Nvision with an interesting little gadget - the Nitro overclocking controller. It's a desktop VFD with buttons that allows you to control your GPU clock speeds and fan settings without keyboard and mouse. Read on to find out how we got on with it...
Introversion's Mark Morris has gone through how to develop an idea, prototype it and approach publishers. Now, you're ready to negotiate a deal and Mark is on hand to give you a guide on what to expect, complete with some entirely fictitious examples...
Introversion's Mark Morris is at the microphone again, sounding off about how to start up your own development studio. Last time he covered the basics of forming an idea and developing it.
All gamers have had an idea for a game, but many don't know how to launch their ideas off the ground. Now, Mark Morris of Introversion kicks off a new series examining how to launch your own independent studio.
Console modder Ben Heck has revealed his latest masterpiece; an Xbox 360 Elite laptop, with a full how-to guide.
Last year was one of the best years in gaming that we can remember - but what is it exactly that makes a great game? We put our minds to the task and come up with ten rules and examples that divide the classic games from the crap ones.
The third instalment in our exploration of how computer game stories are written and designed looks closely at Strategy games. With an in-depth interview from Magnus Jensen, lead designer on World In Conflict.
When we left the story, James had just entered in a competition to have his indie game published on Xbox Live. Now, read the second part to find out how he bagged the prize without winning and completed the transition from dishwasher to game designer.
Simon Hill of Outerlight, the team behind The Ship, introduces himself as a new monthly columnist. Simon talks about how he got started in the industry as a games tester, asking: What role does quality assurance have in game development?
As part of a new series of columns by prominent indie and professional developers, James Silva talks about how he moved from being a dishwasher in an Italian resturant to being a game designer. Beware, the story contains ninjas, zombies and dishwashery!
Compulab has stepped swankily into the DIY market with an ultra-cool smartphone which may be an excellent little side project for the modders out there.
As part of our continuing feature on game design, we chat to Dave Grossman and David Cage about how adventure games are written. Whether you're a budding game designer or just a fan with a passion for puzzles, you'll be sure to find this interesting.
Bored of your DS and PSP? Want something old-school? Then build yourself a Rogue-like game system which you can carry in your pocket for just a few pounds.
Always losing your PS3 controllers under the couch? This how to will show you how to rebuild it into the larger 360 controller so that it'll never happen again!
An upgraded version of the Xbox 360 Laptop mod was unveiled today and it's prettier than ever!
Engraving isn’t limited to plaques and trophies: most materials can be engraved and it can produce some great results. Anyone can add an Engraving badge to their modding armoury - let engraving expert Micke Gustafsson show you how.