10 Years On: Spore
Five-year run, £30.4m budget.
Adds FIDO2, WebAuthn support.
On the day of its release, even.
Custom work is largely done; it's time to assemble the beast to be exhibited at iSeries!
Games, snacks, and naps at the North London showroom of DinoPC.
We travelled to the Birmingham NEC to take a walk around Insomnia 61 - the biggest gaming festival in the UK!
£129 for Home, same for Wifi.
Can the smaller version of the Arc impress us as much as its full sized sibling?
BitFenix's second case, its Survivor, features a more rounded and darker looking aesthetic.
Can the latest evolution of the Killer NIC justify its £60 price tag?
With a decent 600W power supply, this tiny case can house and power a Radeon HD 5970
While poking around the Computex show floor, we spotted some 6-core compatible mini-ITX motherboards.
Promises to lower your ping and maintain your high frame rates when you're gaming online.
Silverstones latest mini-ITX case, the SG07, can fit a full size 12.2in Radeon HD 5970 graphics card
2K Games has confirmed that BioShock 2 will have no dedicated server support, or LAN games.
Blizzard executive Rob Pardo reckons that the lack of a LAN option in StarCraft 2 is not really a big deal.
DFI's latest LANParty board is built on the 790FX platform for AMD AM3 CPUs is a yellow and black update to the AM2+ M2RSH. Has DFI changed anything underneath to make it a better buy? Or is it in the same mould with the same limitations? Read on to find out.
Asus is set to announce its Gene series mobos - Republic of Gamer level features and spice, but packed into an mATX form factor.
i34, the largest ever LAN party to be held in the UK is about to kick-off, and bit-tech will be there!
Combining Intel's X48 chipset with DDR2 memory and a sprinkling of the usual DFI LANParty magic, we're introduced to the LANParty LT X48 T2R. Have we got a "OMG must upgrade" motherboard in our hands? Read on to find out...
It has one of the oddest names ever, but this spiffy little Lancool case also has a lot of potential if you're on the lookout for something small, light and suitable for hauling your system around in. Let's just hope it performs well in our stress tests...
The ThermalTake Armour+ may not be everyones idea of a great-looking case, but it certainly has it where it counts. We take a look at the rather striking Armour+ to see if this LAN gamers case can withstand our testing of if it is more a case of -Armour. Ha!
HMV is opening an in-store gaming zone which will be run through a membership scheme. With a whole load of events set up through out the year, could this be the future for HMV?
Now we take the story-driven part of The Orange Box out for a spin - but will the game leave us in a whirl, or just dizzy and mildly sick? Could it be the best game in series or even the best game ever? Find out everything you can without ruining the game in our spoiler-free review.
Old school gamers rejoice! The great old classics may be well and gone, replaced by glitzy shoot-'em-up drivel, but that doesn't mean that the spirit of retro-gaming is dead. Particularly in Spain...
Do LAN centres in the UK still work considering the mass adoption of broadband? Is playing face to face still better than behind a PC the other end of the country?
On Thursday, we popped up to Birmingham to see the opening of Omega Sektor, the UK's largest LAN gaming centre, to check it out and see if it can bring back multiplayer gaming as a social event.
We grab Abit's Airpace WiFi card and take it through the motions to see if it can make wireless networking any less of a headache.
The Logitech G11 is the little brother to the awesome G15 keyboard. But as Spider-Man knows, with reduced cost comes reduced performability - or will the G11 be the keyboard to break that rule? Find out within.
DFI combines its enthusiast prowess with ATI's RD600 chipset, which finally gets to see the light of day. We have a look at DFI's LANParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G to find out whether it is all hype or if DFI really has tamed a beast.
DFI is back with another LANParty that has a lot to live up to. The NF590 SLI-M2R/G is based on NVIDIA's nForce 590 SLI chipset for socket AM2 processors and boasts some unique features. Does the board live up to expectations? Read on to find out how we got on...
We spent a day at the UK's largest LAN, i29. What is it about these events that makes them so special to gamers, and how have they changed in the last 5 years? We despatched Ryan Garside, CS veteran, to find out.
NVIDIA recently sent out a newsletter to its Club SLI members, unveiling the company's plan to launch its next generation GPU and chipset at a LAN party in the second week of November.
Forget heading to London or Newbury, the fastest net connection for your Counter-Strike games is at a communications outpost in Cornwall.
Back in March, ATI announced its RD580 chipset, dubbed CrossFire Xpress 3200. Today, we have a look at DFI's LANParty UT CFX3200-DR motherboard. Does this board tick all the right boxes on the application form for the ultimate enthusiast-orientated CrossFire motherboard? We have the answers for you...
The largest LAN party in Britain is back this Easter weekend. We took a trip down to Newbury Racecourse to see what was going on. Inside - mods, more mods, Dance Dance Revoluiton and some general hilarity.
We popped down to the latest Multiplay LAN event, i25, over the weekend. We've brought back a few pictures of mods, as well as the results of the big tournaments.
Today's mod takes us to Finland, home of Nokia and racing drivers. 17 year-old Lassi Niemistö has built The Tonkputer - a cow-themed case made from an old milk churn. It won Coolest Case at Assembly 2005, no less.
Last weekend's PDXLAN 5 was the largest LAN on the US West Coast. Lots of custom cases, and some news about wood cases from Danger Den.
CustomPC magazine is holding its Modfest 2005 competition at the Multiplay i25 LAN at the end of August. Get your modded case down there and win some kit!